Your brain is phenomenal. It’s actually the cornerstone of your life because they govern everything you do – how you think, feel, act and interact with others. The brain is also what shapes your personality.
And your brain changes during menopause.
According to the amazingly innovative brain-body Amen Clinics in the United States when your brain works right, you work right.
“When your brain is troubled, you are much more likely to have trouble in your life,” they say. “With a healthy brain, you are happier, physically healthier (because you make better decisions), wealthier (also due to better decision-making), have better relationships and are more successful in everything you do. When your brain is unhealthy, for whatever reason (brain injuries, drug abuse, obesity, sleep apnea, mould toxicity, etc.), you are sadder, sicker, poorer, and less successful. The good news is, you can change your brain and change your life.”
How The Brain Is Made Up:
- It weighs about 1.3 kgs.
- It’s the texture of jelly or egg whites.
- Its composition is 80 per cent water.
- The brain is estimated to be about 60 per cent fat (making it the fattest organ).
- The skull is very hard to protect the brain, but the bony ridges inside the skull can cause damage when the head gets hit.
This is part one of a series on how the brain changes during menopause. Please also see:
- Why does menopause affect your brain?
- Why does our brain change during menopause?
- The powerful brain-changing effects of exercise in menopause