In this video, Dr. Berg talks about fasting, BDNF or Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor and the hippocampus. Fasting increases something called neuroplasticity, which gets the nerves in communication. It is healthy for the brain to have brain cell communication and fasting has the ability to get your cells to start communicating again.
Signs of Decreased in BDNF
• Increase Inflammation
• Increase LDL
• Worsen MS (an autoimmune disorder)
1. It has the ability to get your cells to start communicating again.
2. It increases neurogenesis (the making of new neurons).
3. Repair DNA of neurons
Things to Do to Increase BDNF:
• Intermittent Fasting
• Vitamin D
• Omega 3
• Healthy Ketogenic Diet
• Decrease Calories
The combination of having your neurons communicate and listen better, making more neurons and repairing DNA mainly occur in the structure called hippocampus of the brain.
Improving Hippocampus Benefits:
• Improved memory
• Improved learning
• Improved spatial navigation
• Improved inhibitory control (the ability or strength to say no to certain stimulus’s’.)
• Improved mood
Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.