Health & Wellness

Maximizing Brain Power: Five Facts You Need to Know

By Don Joseph Goewey | Apr 6, 2020
Don Joseph Goewey | ACHNET

We human beings are called the crown of creation because of our brain. Yet for far too many people, the brain does not seem to crown their lives with health, wealth, and love. Quite the contrary, it seems to malfunction in self-defeating patterns of stress, anxiety and depression. We now know that this means the brain’s fear center (the amygdala) is taking charge of our experience reducing us to fight or flight stress reactions that dump toxic stress hormones into our system.

Fact #1: Stress is Serious!

Chronic stress means the stress response system is turned on nearly full time and a build-up of stress hormones:

  • sinks higher brain networks involved in memory, learning, and decision-making, and conversely causing the
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