How To Produce More Brain Cells – The Neurogenesis Diet & Lifestyle by Brant Cortright

How to produce more brain cells. The
content of this video is based upon the book titled the Neurogenesis Diet and
Lifestyle, authored by Brant Cortright. The book summarizes our current
knowledge about how we can influence our brains neurogenesis, which is the
production of new neurons. It was previously believed that we stopped
creating new brain cells once we became adults. Science has proven this to be
false and coined the term brain plasticity. The brain is flexible,
everything we experience is constantly changing and shaping our brains to some
degree. The hippocampus might sound like it’s part of a college for hippos, but
it’s actually an important part of the brain, responsible for learning and
retaining new knowledge. Certain factors that you will learn about in this video
can have a big impact on the activity and brain mass of your hippocampus, and
the size of it is directly related to the level of neurogenesis. You can
increase your rate of neurogenesis at any age, and in the reference studies it
was possible to increase it by up to 500 percent. So, how can we increase our
production of new brain cells? The book categorizes these things in five areas:
diet, body, heart, mind, and spirit. Let’s take a closer look at each of these,
starting with the diet. The four most powerful dietary neurogenesis factors
are blueberries, omega-3 fatty acids ALA, DHA, and EPA, which are found in fish
or krill oil. By the way, if you’re vegan you should look into supplementing with
algae, because flaxseed oil is not adequate. Next up is epigallatecatechin gallate, or EGCG for short, which is a powerful polyphenols found in green tea.
However, chronic caffeine intake is detrimental to neurogenesis, so the
author recommends taking decaffeinated extract supplements. And lastly, curcumin,
a compound found in turmeric. Other food compounds and supplements that stimulate
neurogenesis include quercetin, vitamin e, grapeseed extract,
ginseng root, ginkgo biloba, goji berries, rhodiola rosea root, and lotus root. Let’s
move on to the body category. Exercise can massively increase your neurogenesis,
specifically exercise that increases your heart rate, for example high
intensity interval training. Other things include sex, proper sleep, music, silence,
sounds of nature, and simply being in nature, and lastly novelty and new
sensory experiences. The heart category is about emotions. Feeling good,
experiencing joy, love, interest, excitement, essentially positive emotions.
Of course nobody feels these things all the time, but optimally you should be
experiencing these things often. Relationships are huge influencers.
Positive relationships breed neurogenesis, while negative ones that
cause stress, anger, or anxiety, decrease neurogenesis. Feeling love increases
neurogenesis by the means of oxytocin, the hormone associated with love and
physical contact. When it comes to the mind we have learning, reading, writing,
problem solving, complex work that involves using cognitive abilities,
discussing ideas, musical training, and also mentioned in the book was that
there seems to be a very strong link between how much you use your mind early
during your life and the prevalence of Alzheimer’s later in life. For example,
nuns that were teachers had much lower chances of developing Alzheimer’s than
nuns that didn’t teach. This is called cognitive reserve. In the spirit category
we find mindfulness meditation, where you pay attention to your breathing, and
compassion meditation, which involves wishing wellness to others. Prayer can
also have a similar effect to compassion meditation. I want to end this video with
a list of things that decrease your rate of neurogenesis, and that you
should avoid if you want a healthy brain. These are: chronically elevated blood
sugar levels, high amounts of carbohydrates, sugar, overeating,
inflammatory foods such as fried foods, cooking oils, and factory farmed meat,
eggs, and dairy. Chronic caffeine intake, smoking, alcohol, obesity, stress, despair
lack of engagement, depression. Blows to the head can be devastating to the brain.
In fact a single concussion doubles a person’s chances of getting Alzheimer’s
later in life. Chemical and environmental pollution also play a role, for example
mercury which is found in many fish, is the second most neurotoxic substance in
the world. And lastly, deprivation of sensory
stimulation or emotional nourishment, basically living a boring life, not
experiencing interesting things, never doing anything new and living every day
exactly the same. And by the way, excessive TV is also linked to increased
risk of Alzheimer’s. I put countless hours into creating this video, so I
truly hope you enjoyed it. Links to the book and some of the mentioned
supplements can be found in the video description below. If you enjoy this
type of video and would like to see more, subscribe to this channel. I’ll see you
in the next one!


  1. The amount of music I listen and the amount to which I fap(master bate)everyday is enough to make me einstein but why I am not getting results

  2. Super Cold water

  3. Smh you really shouldnt be telling people to decrease their intake of "carbohydrates" for optimal brain development. You need to be specific, REFINED carbohydrates" because our brains need complex carbs like the ones we find in most of the foods you mentioned in the beginning

  4. “Hello and welcome to my guide….”

  5. covfefe

  6. I need this before school starts

  7. This video is really good. I just subscribed

  8. Just want to point out that sugar is a carbohydrate.

  9. .

  10. you forgot about Psilocybin

  11. Covefefe

  12. wow 500% reminds of the scene in a movie when they says double times 0 is still 0 here is like double times 0.0000000001 is still 0

  13. Why is flaxseed oil not adequate? Explain or cite your sources

  14. Why is flaxseed oil not adequate? Explain or cite your sources

  15. “Factory farmed meat eggs and dairy” lol or just any meat eggs and dairy
    Whats the difference other than how much they’re tortured

  16. The neurogenesis diet is what most Chinese eat very often. No wonder Chinese are said to be the smartest 😂😂

  17. I chorkled at the Kardashian "break the internet" and Trump "kofefe"

  18. You forgot fasting….

  19. what if religion was used to exercise the mind/brain?…(only reason)

  20. Lions Mane also works. I take it everyday

  21. Amazing job producing this video, thanks a bunch 🙂

  22. But I love coffee

  23. Smoking 🙁

  24. From experience, I think self-improvement videos ought to have a disclaimer: Don't get carried away. A lot of the purported effects mentioned are born from a lifetime of bad habits, not overnight. You're not getting brain cancer if you just sat at home this week or you've had a boring routine for the past year.

    Likewise, necking a gallon of green tea tomorrow morning is not going to turn you super-sayan. It's small investments over a lifetime that will obtain the desired effects. While you may not be doing everything right, you're not doing it all wrong either.

  25. excellent video

  26. i killed all my brain cells playing roblox helpp

  27. Loved it

  28. 🙏🌞

  29. Solid copy, this video. Excellent.

  30. Excellent video. Very well made and informative. Please make more such videos….preferably on time management and organizing one's life

  31. You told us to eat fish then told us not to eat fish, nice video tho

  32. instructions unclear, developed a brain tumor.

  33. I bet many have must been mistaken boring life part..some are der who wants peace in themselves..who are self satisfied..they need not need to go out here and der😅😅..They can just chill anywhere anytime..if they feel they wanna go they will 💯✌️❣️if not they won't👍

  34. Good job mate. Such an information rich video. Props to you dude.

  35. I guess everybody knows this

  36. boring life? do you mean the occidental sheep life style.

  37. That was neat 🙂
    5 m long but at least 2 days worth of research and analysis …… thank you so much ; )

  38. Yea, im gonna ask some girls for sex,to improve my brain… Will use this video for prove i dont joke. Tnx alot.

  39. This music decreased my brain cells



  41. I lost 14 brain sels because memeems

  42. Come on, by this logic my brain should be half the size

  43. Well done! I mean excellent work!

  44. Bro I think positive and negative emotions support neourogenesis,being depressed and anxiety will also Change the brain

  45. dug

  46. Someone who tried this does it work

  47. Great video .. It is both humbling and epowering like everything i love to observe and experience

  48. Are there 600+ haters or do they just dislike the idea of change to the brain

  49. Very new to us. And very valuable

  50. Magic mushrooms

  51. Jesus, all those alzheimers risks. Should not have watched this video

  52. I don't have emotions I don't remember last time I smiled

  53. More brain cells; less Brant Cortright 👎🏼

  54. Lol sex welp I'm screwed

  55. Cortright! CORTRIGHT! (Seinfeld reference)

  56. It is hard not to be depressed when you live on this planet unless you ignore all the suffering and block your ears and say " not listening not listening" Avoiding people who cause you stress is hard too.

  57. It's not true alge not good for u stop watching this guy all wrong

  58. Watching this while smoking weed… Not Good

  59. 500%? What's that percentage based on? Cause I always thought 100% was everything. So your saying 400% over everything is a legit thing? I don't buy it..

  60. So basically, anything you do or eat will dumb you down.

  61. this is bs. keto and IF is way better

  62. Thank you! Great information!

  63. Bottomline! Keep insulin resistance low & inflammation down. Call me in the morning 🤫

  64. You missed out some vital ones. Cannabis, Psilocyin, Ashwagandha and Lions Mane. Astragalus and Chaga mushroom also may have neurogenesis potential.

  65. Thank you doctor 💗

  66. Nice that drug consumption is not stopping regeneration

  67. Live under a neem tree.

  68. A pair of parachutes on diet looks good..
    Seriously, can this reverse a case of cerebral atrophy?

  69. Thanks for making the video

  70. Once one degenerate or damaged nerve can't be reverse .
    Your tips helpful to prevent nerve degeneration.

  71. That hippocampus bar was fire

  72. I hit every single one of those negative factors. -vancouver canada, night shift 6pm-9am.

  73. 1000

  74. Can you make a video, explaining ehat food can they eat?

  75. Drop acid type beat

  76. woah

    just about everything I do should fry my brain

  77. THANK YOU !

  78. 4:42 how do we avoid factory farmed meat eggs and dairy if we dont grow our own resources??

  79. Mucuana puriens also

  80. Basically everything I am not doing.

  81. @5:13 that is not a TV, that is a big ass phone. 😲

  82. I love this video…great info! Thank you.

  83. (Smoke weed everyday become smart like those people how to make money thought music like wiz Khalifa and snoop dog and dr Dre bob Marley smoking weed increases brain cell and activities in the creativity of the brain most artist smoke weed if you have noticed

  84. This is all bullshit, the real way is to smoke cannabis!!

  85. So eat nothing

  86. Great video……totally informative….

  87. Stop selling people lies! 😡

  88. Avoid music in video because it very disturbing

  89. This guy leaves off the only supplement proven to actually increase neurogenesis in studies (Lion's Mane)

  90. I know a bit about what is good for us and ist apears that this is good for neurogenesis too, so good video man

  91. Appreciate the concise information …that can be applied… Thanks

  92. You videos are always high quality contents and presentation. Thank you.

  93. you have a boring life

  94. Thanks, great video

  95. Very precise and informative video.

  96. Very Nice video, Job well done, keep up the good work?..

  97. Illuminati don't want this you got 666 dislikes 😂

  98. Narrator: let's start with food.
    Me: Oh i have a healthy diet.
    Narrator: lists foods
    Me: I consume none of these and high levels of caffeine.

  99. Thank u soooo much it was a great video!

  100. I got depression from long term emotional abuse of my parents, now I’m trying to recover , this information is great .

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