What is brain health and why should we care about it?

Maryam ziaei
2 min readFeb 5, 2021
A path to health 2021!

Our brain is the most precious organ we have. It governs everything we do, our actions, behavior, feeling, and thinking. It is like its own whole world with the most amazing connections and capacities. Our brain is like a very expensive car that needs premium quality care, from food, sleep, exercise, social interaction, thoughts, and cognitive stimulation. Importantly, whatever we do, and our environment impacts brain health and function.

If we deprive our brain of its resources and fuels, it will not perform well, work well, think well and as a result, we will not be able to make decisions that lead to better relationships, better mental health, and success overall.

It is important to take care of our brain with what we have because lack of symptoms does not equal health.

This would be evident when we move upward trajectory, we move towards a hill. If we do not have enough resources, our brain and body won’t be able to support us in that journey. We experience that in 2020. We all thoughts we were healthy and everything was going well until we were faced with the uncertainty and crises of COVID-19.

These days a lot of people talk about brain health and how to take x and y to improve your memory, your stress, your negative thinking, etc. There are not many evidence-based and science-backed up programs out there to give you first, knowledge about how the brain works and second, strategies that we could implement to support our brain health?

Given the complexity of the brain, there is no one dimension answer. Remember, our brain governs everything and is impacted by many factors such as environmental and genetic factors. So, we need to have a look at our brain holistically. In NeuroAcer, I developed a model in which I target brain health and brain care holistically. I developed a program in which I think brain health is NOT complete until we learn and understand these 7 pillars:

Stress and mental health, Negative thinking, Social interaction, Cognitive stimulation, Sleep, Exercise, and Nutrition.

All these need to be considered if we want to have a healthier brain. I briefly explain what can be done in each aspect to help with brain health in the next posts.

Stay tuned or head over to Neuroacer.com for more information.



Maryam ziaei

I'm a neuroscientist, a mum, and a mental health advocate. I inspire to help people get through difficult stages of their lives.