How Intermittent Fasting Affects YOUR Brain


welcome everybody what are some of the ways the past thing can affect your brain and your mental health I think you’re going to love learning about what the brain and the nerve cells are doing for you while you fast by the end of this video you’ll have some valuable information about the effects that fasting has on the hormones and the cells in your brain if you’re interested in getting to the truth about help or science or religion or any other related topic please go ahead and subscribe and hit the bell button so you can be notified when I post new videos there are two types of intermittent fasting try fasting and water fasting with water fasting you could drink water but the Ramadan fest is called a dry fast because staying from both food and water and it’s called intermittent fasting because it’s done at regular intervals both types of passing have a profound effect on how your brain works and even increases production of nerve cells the brain is a pretty amazing place and we’re discovering using some pretty amazing things one of them is that during fasting it kicks into gear and actually increases production of certain substances and one of these substances is a protein called brain derived neurotrophic factor or BDNF this protein actually helps to keep the nerve cells working and growing but it also enhances their function it improves the brain circuitry increases the production of nerve cells and protects the brain cells from a premature death it also increases what is known as brain plasticity brain plasticity is the brain’s ability to create new pathways that give you many benefits including adapting and learning needs E&M essentially helps to rewire your brain and this brain plasticity happens even at the level of the synapse so what is the synapse a synapse is the junction between nerve cells that allows for impulses travelled from one nerve to the nest BDNF controls excitability and regulation at the synaptic level so we can modify our responses to certain stimuli our events started Byington our mood depending on the situation we’re in and we can control our moods better by either reducing or increasing the chemical response at the level of the nerve cell to adapt to our environment it also helps with learning memory and focusing on a task so what else does BDNF do it combats a process called excitotoxin city in the brain and as you might have guessed excitotoxin city isn’t a good thing so what is it exciting toxicity is the process by which neurons are damaged and killed by over activation of nerve cell receptors in the brain under normal circumstances with normal brain cells chemicals known as neurotransmitters are released at the level of the synapse and this allows impulses or information to be passed from one cell to the next exciting toxicity causes over stimulation of the neurons due to excessive release of certain chemicals and it damages and kills your brain cells in the process and what happens when there’s a reduction in the BDNF well there’s a correlation between low levels of BDNF and certain diseases low levels of BDNF are associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease Alzheimer’s disease multiple sclerosis and high intense disease and even depression decreased levels of BDNF also have an effect on learning and BDNF decreases with age there are several ways to increase BDNF and you’re doing one of them right now by fasting so keep up the good work in the next short video I’ll tell you about the results of a scientific study from 2017 in which the subjects were Muslims who were fasting during the month of Ramadan until then take care have a blessed and wonderful day of fasting and also in increasing your BDNF see you soon

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  1. Rise of Truth

    What do you all think of fasting, with all the research and evidence to support that it's actually good for you? Are you a veteran of intermittent fasting? Please share your thoughts!

  2. Terry Taglioni

    Fasting is beneficial, only have to see people who do fast to see they usually have glowing skin. We're oganic animals at the end of the day who are living on a mortal planet where food should be something we work hard for and is a luxury and we are designed for periods of famine. We crave fatty, sweet foods because of that feast and famine cycle, you make sure you compensate for when things will be less bountious. But where there is never an famine that leads to serious health problems. Therefore, fasting makes sense because it gets the body in alignet with what nature intended.

  3. zainab alshammari

    I have tried intermittent fasting before, I believe it’s more beneficial than any exclusive diet.
    Well done Suehila! Like all the photos and illustrations

  4. Eli Magids

    Wow– I didnt know about fasting and my neurons— Always so interesting– I have to stop eating—BDNF ! Love the Science Lesson !

  5. Najeeb Al-Meahy

    May Allah bless you sister and rewards you. My question is, what is the relation between fasting and feel sleepy? During Ramadan if l try to study directly I feel sleepy😊. Is that means brain given order for sleep or what?

  6. Lune Lu

    Thank God for this blessing
    And thank you sister for these nice information. This is the first time I hear about BDNF. Very interesting.
    May God bless you🌹🌹🌹

  7. Kinga Gorski

    I've been experimenting with intermittent fasting over the last few months – love the energy bursts. This info was super fascinating, thank you!

  8. Jesse Jest

    I’m so excited I found your channel! Such a valuable video!!! I’ve really been wanting to film a video about my experiences with timed nutrition and this video was superrrr helpful!!! I’m excited to keep watching more of your content! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

  9. VNS Mystery School

    Great video!! I really believe that fasting is beneficial for mind, body, and soul. I think it is great that scientific research can support the belief system

  10. Adriana Girdler

    Wow, I didn't know all of the background of this! You only ever hear people talk about the health benefits but it's great to hear how all that works. You're incredibly knowledgeable. Cheers!

  11. Trudy's English Nexus

    I used to eat every couple of hours, but now I just eat when I am hungry and I find I eat most of my food in the middle of the day, and nothing at night, so I get it. Thanks for explaining this thoroughly.

  12. Katarina H.

    Very interesting. I knew that intermittent fasting is beneficial but I had no idea it also helps the brain. I like your scientific explanations! Excellent video.

  13. Kisha Wynter

    Gonna fast for 14 hours tomorrow, I think that qualifies as intermittent! Great tips to help motivate me before I start.

  14. Go See Christy

    I try to do this by eating dinner early and then eating a late breakfast (brunch) but I don't do it on a regular basis since I have such long days when I am working.

  15. D F TV

    No doubts but care yourself to do hard way. Later no more benefits, everything limit is ok, unlimit gone wrong. Thanks for sharing my friend

  16. kelli christophersen

    Absolutely in credible information! And so important! Thank you for sharing this with us and for making the content easy to understand. I appreciate it 💕😍🙏🏼

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