Part 3 of how NUTRITION has a HUGE impact on your BRAIN!
Everything in your brain is something you ate, something you made from something you ate, or, in a few cases, something your mother ate. Nutrition impacts your mental and emotional health, the function of your five senses, and your conscious and unconscious control over your body movements.
Join me as I lead you in a safari through the textbook, “Neuroscience,” pointing out along the way all the interesting connections to nutrition. Listen in for part 2 on the THE FIVE SENSES!
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In this episode, you will find all of the following and more:
00:35 Cliff Notes
08:50 Exteroception and proprioception are mediated by mechanoreceptors.
11:32 Pain is mediated by nociceptors, which are unspecialized, low-sensitivity neurons.
13:10 Capsaicin activates the TRPV1 receptor, which is also activated by hot temperatures.
15:12 The use of topical capsaicin to relieve chronic pain
18:25 Interoception is our sense of the physiological state within the body.
20:20 Why anorexics crave spicy foods
22:17 Managing pain in the peripheral nervous system; acidity sensitizes pain receptors.
24:12 Managing the fatty acids that help resolve inflammation, particularly arachidonic acid and DHA, to help with peripheral sensitization to pain
25:59 Combining aspirin with fish oil, glycine, and bicarbonate to help with peripheral sensitization to pain
30:50 Central sensitization to pain occurs through an LTP-like process, which is mediated by NMDA receptors.
32:47 Overview of vision and the importance of vitamin A
38:21 The role of vitamin A in preventing night blindness and its very closely related role in setting your circadian rhythm
41:54 Overview of hearing
44:20 Nutrients important for hearing
45:44 Overview of smell
47:41 Overview of taste