This week, I’ve been doing some research on a truly fascinating topic: regrowing your brain. When I was in nursing school, I was taught that your brain is pretty much fully developed by age 7. I also was taught that by age 25 the brain starts a slow but steady decline process throughout the rest of your life. However, this week I learned that there is now science to support the exact opposite of what many in the medical community have been taught and believed for years. Not only is the concept scientific, it is also Biblical.
People say that science and the Bible will always be at odds because you cannot scientifically prove faith. I disagree with these people and I’ll tell you why. The more I learn about the universe, the earth, and about the human body, the more I see science proving that the Bible is in fact truth. At the moment, let’s focus on the science of the human body.
The human body is made up of millions of cells that form tissues, organs, and organ systems, the most fascinating and least understood of which is the brain and neurological system. The brain is about the size of your two fists. Inside your brain are billions of nerve cells called neurons. Neurons basically look like trees. Your thoughts have the power to destroy or repair your brain, cell by cell. According to Dr. Caroline Leaf (who is a neuroscientist and Christian), toxic thoughts make the neurons in your brain die. These dead neurons look like dead, black trees. When you “renew your mind” as encouraged by Paul in Romans 12:2, these black trees are made living and green again.
Dr. Leaf has worked with patients and participated in brain research for over 20 years. In her research she has found that even those with damaged brain tissue from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and other injuries are able to reverse the damage just by allowing Love to cover the damaged cells and change their negative thoughts into thoughts of Love. Science has also found that our brains are wired for positive thinking. This is why Paul says that our weapons aren’t physical but “mighty in God for pulling down strongholds” and commands us to “bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ “ (2 Corinthians 10:4-5).
When we constantly focus on all the negative things that have happened in our lives, we are choosing death. The Bible says to choose life! We can choose to regrow our brains. We can choose blessing over curses (Deuteronomy 30:19), and science is finally catching up to the Bible to prove that when we do our brains look healthier!
I find it completely mind boggling that you can change the inflammatory process in your body by changing the way you think! I want to challenge you in 2014 to regrow your brain. Get rid of the toxicity that you have allowed to build up in your body due to your negative thought life. Read Dr. Leaf’s book “Who Switched Off My Brain” for more information. There is also a 21-day program that helps you put into practice the skills you will need to regrow your brain. You can access that at www.21daybraindetox.com.
By: Rachel Clark RN BSN