Memory Loss and the Hippocampus: MUST WATCH!

November 18, 2018

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In this video, Dr. Berg talks about the memory and the hippocampus. Hippocampus is the structure in the middle part of the brain that comes from the Greek word which means “sea horse” because they look like seahorses. It has a role in memory, short term, long term and spatial memory (navigation). Too much sugar or insulin and high cortisol will cause the shrinkage of the hippocampus and losing the function of hippocampus could develop Alzheimer’s and dementia. The hippocampus is one of the few areas in the brain where neurogenesis can occur through BDNF or Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor, which is a brain chemical that strengthens synapses or helps the communication of the brain cells.

Things that Trigger BDNF
• Fasting – Most important and most powerful method of re-growing the brain and could stimulate stem cells.
• Aerobic Exercise (Walking) – Helps expand and increase the size of the hippocampus.
• Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) – it protects the cells and other factors in the brain against the side effects and damage
• Avoid Stress
• Low Carb Diet and run your fuel-source on ketones – Lowers oxidative stress

So in this video we’re going to talk about your memory and the hippocampus. What is a hippocampus? Hippocampus is a structure in the brain – there’s actually two hippocampuses. There structure in the middle part of the brain and they come from the Greek word which means seahorse because they look like seahorses. They have a role in memory, short-term, long-term memory, and spatial memory which is navigation. So let’s say example you’re gonna find out where you parked your car, like if you have a hard time finding that or locating your self in time and space – so let’s say someone gives you directions and you just cannot find your way through town. That’s why we have GPS right. But the point is that, this right here is controlled by hippocampus. If you lose the function of the hippocampus, you develop Alzheimer’s. They don’t know exactyly what that hippocampus does but they do know, it has a role in memory and retrieving data. Dementia, so you get dementia a loss of memory and realize that alzheimer’s starts really early in life like in your 30’s You start having memory loss and it gets worse and worse and worse. I believe it starts in the womb because when your mother is carryng you and she’s eating junk food or a lot of carbs and then you get put on formula and not breastfed. I think that can set you up for Alzheimer’s – That’s just my theory because of what I’m going to tell you right now. The way that you destroy the hippocampus is you load it up with too much insulin and of course sugar in the diet. So too much insulin or too much sugar will cause the shrinkage of your hippocampus.So it’s really important if you’re pregnant or you’re gonna have kids to make sure that we keep the carbs to a normal level.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 52 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.


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