How To Keep Your Central Nervous System Energetic and Healthy

Domonique D. Hargrove B.A., M.S., NCEP Certified Trainer, Founder& President of “Slight Edge Performance Program” LLC

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What Is The Central Nervous System?

The central nervous system (CNS) controls most functions of the body and mind. It consists of two parts: the brain and the spinal cord. The brain is the center of our thoughts, the interpreter of our external environment, and the origin of control over body movement.

The central nervous system is that part of the nervous system that consists of the brain and spinal cord. The other is the peripheral nervous system (PNS) which is outside the brain and spinal cord.

What Is The Peripheral Nervous System?

The peripheral nervous system (PNS) is the division of the nervous system containing all the nerves that lie outside of the central nervous system (CNS). The primary role of the PNS is to connect the CNS to the organs, limbs, and skin.

The main function of the PNS is to connect the central nervous system (CNS) to the limbs and organs, essentially serving as a relay between the brain and spinal cord and the rest of the body.

The peripheral nervous system is made up of nerves that branch off from the spinal cord and extend to all parts of the body.

Peripheral nervous system (PNS) is the portion of the nervous system that is outside the brain and spinal cord. The nerves in the PNS connect the central nervous system (CNS) to sensory organs, such as the eye and ear, and to other organs of the body, muscles, blood vessels, and glands.

What Is The Importance of The Central Nervous System?

The nervous system helps all the parts of the body to communicate with each other. It also reacts to changes both outside and inside the body. The nervous system uses both electrical and chemical means to send and receive messages.

The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, sensory organs, and all of the nerves that connect these organs with the rest of the body. Together, these organs are responsible for the control of the body and communication among its parts.

The brain and spinal cord form the control center known as the central nervous system (CNS), where information is evaluated and decisions made. The sensory nerves and sense organs of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) monitor conditions inside and outside of the body and send this information to the CNS. Efferent nerves in the PNS carry signals from the control center to the muscles, glands, and organs to regulate their functions.

What are Efferent and Afferent nerves?

Neurons that receive information from our sensory organs (e.g. eye, skin) and transmit this input to the central nervous system are called afferent neurons. Neurons that send impulses from the central nervous system to your limbs and organs are called efferent neurons.

Afferent neurons are sensory neurons that carry nerve impulses from sensory stimuli towards the central nervous system and brain, while efferent neurons are motor neurons that carry neural impulses away from the central nervous system and towards muscles to cause movement.

Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) afferents are the axons (the long threadlike part of a nerve cell along which impulses are conducted from the cell body to other cells) of sensory neurons carrying sensory information from all over the body, into the spine. PNS efferents are the axons of spinal cord motor neurons that carry motor-movement signals out of the spine to the muscles.

How The Human Brain and Central Nervous System Connection Work?

The complexity of the central nervous system is amazing: there are approximately 100 billion neurons in the brain and spinal cord combined. As many as 10,000 different subtypes of neurons have been identified, each specialized to send and receive certain types of information.

The nervous system has two great divisions: 1. The central nervous system (CNS), which consists of the brain and the spinal cord, and 2. the peripheral nervous system (PNS), which consists of nerves and small concentrations of gray matter called ganglia. The brain sends messages via the spinal cord to the body’s peripheral nerves, which control the muscles and internal organs.

The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord. It is referred to as “central” because it combines information from the entire body and coordinates activity across the whole organism.

The spinal cord is the highway for communication between the body and the brain. When the spinal cord is injured, the exchange of information between the brain and other parts of the body is disrupted.

Each segment of the spinal cord receives sensory input from a particular region of the body. Scientists have mapped these areas and determined the “receptive” fields for each level of the spinal cord.

How To Heal, Protect and Strengthen Your Central Nervous System

A balanced, low-fat diet with ample sources of vitamins B6, B12, and folate will help protect the nervous system. Make sure that your diet contains lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Drink plenty of water and other fluids. This helps prevent dehydration, which can cause confusion and memory problems.

Green leafy vegetables. Green leafy vegetables are rich in Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Magnesium all of which are important for proper functioning of our nervous system.

Vitamin B is essential in the process of synthesizing and circulating neurotransmitters, which are brain chemicals that regulate heartbeat, respiration and digestion. Magnesium helps in calming the nerves. Vitamin E and C acts as anti-ageing for the nervous system.

Nerves are protected by myelin sheaths, which contain very high level of fatty acid. So, people who are deficient in fatty acids may suffer from damage of the nerves. Fish has Omega 3 fatty acid and thus helps in healing of the nerves and nervous system.

Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of magnesium, copper, iron, and zinc. Apart from all this, pumpkin seeds contain powerful antioxidants that protect the body and brain from free radical damage.

Almonds have high levels of brain-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and lots of brain-protecting vitamin E just like the salmon fish.

Rich in both Vitamin K and folate, avocados help prevent blood clot in the brain and thus protects you from stroke. Apart from that, avocados also help to improve memory and concentration. The best thing about avocados is they have the highest protein and lowest sugar content as compared to any other fruit.

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References: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com, https://www.brainfacts.org, http://www.christopherreeve.org,

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