“Quick certainty in the pharmacy”, This headline has been advertising for COVID-19 tests in pharmacies since the beginning of February. These articles are gladly illustrated with a photo of a nasal swab. Images like this give me goosebumps. I wonder whether the function of the blood-brain barrier may have been impaired in the people who report nosebleeds after the test. There is no scientific evidence for this, so far … Even without having experienced this brutal and painful test method, more and more people suffer from a “leaky brain”, ie a leak in the brain. This makes your body susceptible to many diseases, as does a “leaky gut”, a permeable intestinal mucous membrane in which undesirable substances enter the bloodstream.
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a cellular barrier between the bloodstream and the brain that prevents toxins and pathogens from reaching the brain from the blood. If the BBB is damaged, it becomes permeable not only for substances that are useful for the brain, but also for those that are toxic to the brain; it can lead to depression, autism, ADHD, dementia, multiple sclerosis. There are many things you can do with a healthy lifestyle to protect the BBB from damage. This includes the exposure to electromagnetic radiation as much as possible, because cell phones, WLAN devices and microwaves have been shown to damage the blood-brain barrier. Never sleep with your mobile phone on the bedside table, switch off the WiFi router at night and filter out the blue light on your PC and smartphone. Avoid electrosmog and radiation in the bedroom by interrupting the electrical circuit at night with a mains isolator against electrosmog – or simply switch off the fuse. Also oxidativer Stress Damages the bras: mental stress, lack of sleep, overexertion, nicotine, alcohol, drugs.
Health begins in the gut, as does brain health. The intestines and the brain communicate with each other via nerves and hormones. The BBB has a similar structure to the intestinal barrier and is directly related to the intestinal flora. If you ruin your gut with fast food, glutamate, aspartame, flavors, colors, trans fats, gluten, you automatically damage the barrier that protects your brain. If you like to eat gummy bears, lemonade, jam, canned fruit or processed cheese, then you often consume the preservative citric acid. Citric acid binds metals, so more aluminum gets into your brain. It is deposited in the gray cells with increasing age and is suspected to play a role in the development of diseases such as Alzheimer’s or multiple sclerosis. When you strengthen your intestinal flora through a healthy and balanced diet, you automatically strengthen the BBB as well.
- Avoid foods that cause inflammation (Sweets, wheat products, too much meat, especially sausage
- Make sure you have a good supply of Omega-3 fatty acids
- Take Plant substances to yourself who pass the BBB and have a positive effect on the brain: Sulforaphan (Broccoli, cabbage), Curcumin (Curcuma), Astaxanthin (Algae), Alpha-Liponsäure (Spinach, Broccoli), Lutein and Zeaxanthin (Spinach, kale)
- Drink up coffee. Studies have shown that regular consumption of caffeine can protect against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
- Make sure you have a good supply of Minerals. Magnesium strengthens the BBB. Magnesium deficiency plays a role in the development of Alzheimer’s, strokes, epilepsy and Parkinson’s.
Also let clarify whether a Vitamin-B12-There is a deficiency, it is closely related to Alzheimer’s. Also a good one Vitamin-D-Spiegel is important.
Regularly refuel with light and exercise regularly; this stimulates the formation of new nerve cells at the blood-brain barrier. If you exercise outside in the fresh air and inhale and exhale deeply (without a mask!), It acts like an energy shower for your cells – and your brain.
magazine nature & healing,. “Leaky Brain: when the blood-brain barrier is leaking.“ S. 56 – 57 3/2021