But when it becomes leaky, allowing these dangerous substances to enter, chronic neurological inflammation is the result. This causes a variety of disturbing and even dangerous mental and physical health problems.
What is a leaky brain’s effect on mood?
Mood disorders are a huge mental health issue today. Two of the most common mental illnesses in the United States are anxiety and depression. Let’s look at some statistics from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America:
● 40 million U.S. adults suffer from one or more anxiety disorders every year. That is 18.1% of the U.S. population.
● More than 16 million adults suffer from a major depressive disorder (MDD) in a given year. That’s 6.7% of the adult population.
● MDD is the leading cause of disability for those aged 15 to 44.3 in the U.S.
● Almost half of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
Depression and anxiety can be two of the most crippling mental illnesses, yet there has never been a treatment that offers a 100% cure or relief to everyone who suffers from them.
Interestingly, this brain syndrome effect on mood disorders via neurological inflammation is pretty well established.
A study published in Cardiovascular Psychiatry and Neurology Journal noted a link between a leaky brain and depression. Another study published in the 2017 edition of Neurology Journal showed those with high levels of neurological inflammation showed correspondingly higher levels of depression and anxietyLearn the exact foods you must eat if you want to finally lose weight permanently. Click here to download your free Weight Loss Food List, the “Eat More, Lose More” Weight oss Plan, and the “Slim in 6” Cheat Shee
the potential effect on your mind
As you might expect, this brain syndrome also has a considerable effect on the mind. According to a study by the University of Cambridge, there is little doubt neurological inflammation plays a large role in cognitive disorders.
What are cognitive disorders?
A cognitive disorder can be as “minor” as occasional forgetfulness or brain fog and as major as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Dementia is also a cognitive disorder. So, the memory problems many people consider as just normal age-related issues may actually be caused by leaky brain syndrome and neurological inflammation.
Speaking of Alzheimer’s, a 2015 study published in the Journal of Neuroscience openly refers to neurological inflammation as being a well-known coexisting factor of Alzheimer’s. An estimated 5.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from Alzheimer’s, a progressively incapacitating disease that is fatal. It has no known cure. If a poorly optimized brain turns out to be the cause of Alzheimer’s, just think of the numbers of lives that could be saved from this dreadful disease. After all, there are cures for it (as you’ll learn shortly.)