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The reason some foods make your brain feel fuzzy

By Lowe: The 100 trillion microorganisms that inhabit your intestines don’t just affect your digestion; they also influence how you think. And if you don’t feed them foods they like, they can take it out on your brain.

Research shows that the bacteria in your digestive tract aren’t merely digestive allies. They produce compounds that circulate in the body and help your nerves transmit signals, boost the function of neurons in the brain and improve your ability to keep memories intact.

Improve your brain power with this tool

Carl Lowe: If you want to be happier and more productive, research in Europe shows that a simple, non-electronic addition to your workspace can help you work smarter and more effectively.

The productivity booster: Green plants.

The study shows that having a plant in your office can increase your workplace satisfaction, concentration levels and even make your air seem more invigorating.

Spiritual practice may protect your brain from depression: How to be consistent

A new study published by JAMA Psychiatry suggests that participating in regular spiritual and religious practice may help protect against depression. Researchers believe this may be due to a thickening of the brain cortex that occurs with regular meditation or other religious and spiritual practices.

Boost your brain naturally

Healthy circulation to the brain region is a must for ultimate health and well-being. Studies have shown that brain nourishment along with healthy circulation has a direct impact on the performance of your brain. It's well known that brain functions tend to decline as we mature into our later years. However, the decline of brain functions can be delayed, or even reversed, by proper diet and/or supplementation sources.

Do You Have “Grain Brain”? Why a Low-Fat, High-Carb Diet is Bad News for Your Brain

Modern society is suffering from an epidemic of “broken brains”. 1 in 3 of us currently die with dementia. 1 in 4 of us will experience some sort of mental disorder during the course of a year. Alzheimer’s, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and other mood disorders are at epidemic levels. We need to look at what we are doing wrong. Diet is a good place to start.