Control Stress for Better Brain Health!
Researchers at the Scotland’s University of Edinburgh identified an area of the brain that can shrink as we age and cause depression and Alzheimer’s disease. They also believe that levels of stress hormones may directly promote that shrinkage. The research was published in the February 7, 2006 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
The part of the brain they believe is involved is called the anterior cingulated cortex (ACS). The scientist found that study participants with a smaller ACS had higher levels of stress hormones. They suggested that treating depression and Alzheimer’s with therapies that reduce these harmful chemicals is what is called for.
It’s important to get a handle on stress in general, and now at high stress Holiday time it is a good time to start. Helping our clients to learn how to use self-hypnosis can be our gift to them during this stressful season.