Brains Can Heal
Increasingly scientists and medical professionals are realizing that the brain can continue to heal from trauma and grow new cells and pathways throughout adulthood. For the most succinct and yet comprehensive overview of brain plasticity, please click on the TED presentation, Jill Bolte Taylor’s Stroke of Insight, a Harvard neuroanatomist’s description of her journey from massive stroke to virtual 100% recovery, a gift she credits with providing exceptional insight into the brain, its functioning and the human spirit. Highly recommended for anyone suffering or caretaking someone with brain injury and disfunction, developmental delays or other brain traumas. This presentation is ideal for the skeptic, particularly the medically-oriented skeptic.
What Can Damage the Brain
The brain can be damaged by:
- Injury, such as bruising from concussions
- Heavy metals
- Agricultural and industrial chemicals
- Lack of nutrition
While the world today is growing more and more complex, the human brain is less able to function optimally than ever before. Witness:
- The explosion of autism in developed countries and in countries such as Nigeria, whe#re there is now an estimated one million children within the autistic spectrum ("Heal The Brain" conference, Feb 2009).
- The exponential increase in learning disabilities.
- People in their 30’s and 40’s are now complaining of poor memory. People of the previous generations did not have these issues in their 30’s and 40’s.
- The skyrocketing increase in brain diseases, occurring at ever earlier ages, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lou Gherig’s, and strokes.
- According to Deitrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD, at "Heal the Brain Conference", February 2009, human intelligence peaked in 1998 and has been decreasing ever since.
The Healing Atelier has researched and discovered some excellent enhancement technologies for supporting and retraining the brain, described in this section.