What Is Neuroplasticity?

Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to change, including changes to the anatomy and function of the brain. From the neuroplasticity Wiki:

Neuroplasticity occurs on a variety of levels, ranging from cellular changes due to learning, to large-scale changes involved in cortical remapping in response to injury. The role of neuroplasticity is widely recognized in healthy development, learning, memory, and recovery from brain damage. During most of the 20th century, the consensus among neuroscientists was that brain structure is relatively immutable after a critical period during early childhood. This belief has been challenged by findings revealing that many aspects of the brain remain plastic even into adulthood.

Even the old chestnut that new neurons are not created after birth proves wrong. Studies with laboratory mice show, for instance, that voluntary exercise leads to the birth of new brain cells and that these freely exercising rodents also have improved memory and other cognitive function.

Why am I so passionate about neuroplasticity? Because applying the science of neuroplasticity to my life has changed it completely — taking me from…

being bedbound, exhausted, weak, in chronic pain, and often nonverbal, with many allergies and sensitivities to foods, smells, and inhalants, to…

being able to swim regularly (in a chlorinated pool), do yoga, walk my dog, read books, talk whenever I want, eat whatever I want, drive a car, and go wherever I want! I would never have believed it possible if it hadn’t happened to me.

Other pages on neuroplasticity and recovery:

My Recovery Story

My Neuroplastic Cross-Training Program

Making the Limbic System Connection

Frequently Asked Questions on Neuroplasticity

Books on Neuroplasticity

Neuroplastic Coaching

Neuroplasticity Coaching and Support

After I began recovering, I started talking about this extraordinary change in my life with my many friends who also had health challenges. Several friends — with MCS, CFS, fibromyalgia, EMF sensitivities, or issues like PTSD, depression, and anxiety — decided to try DNRS, too.

Naturally, when my friends and I discussed what was working for us and what we were finding challenging, I shared the strategies that were working for me. Over time, I found myself giving a lot of “tips” that were very well received.

I AM NO LONGER OFFERING COACHING SESSIONS. I encourage you in your healing journey!

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