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Cerebral Steamer Gets Your Brain Cleaner!

“Cerebral Steamer gets your brain cleaner!”

Your neurons work hard and at the end of a long day, they deserve a break and so do you. Neurons can be messy, building connections with a large protein and leaving bits of leftover A-beta protein lying around. Don’t stress the clutter. Hire Cerebral Steamer today!

Simply leave your A-beta protein bits where they lie and let our crew of professionals do what we do best: scrub your brain sparkling clean.

brain comparisonOur patented cerebrospinal fluid will flood your brain while you sleep, carrying away those pesky sticky A-beta proteins. Pesky proteins can build up over time, hardening into plaque and blocking communication between neurons. When you sleep, the spaces between brain cells widen by 60%, allowing our patented fluid to clean every nook and cranny of your precious cranial organ.

Don’t be among the 1/3 of U.S. adults who are sleep deprived and allow their brain’s neurons to become a plaque infested mess. Plaques in the brain are commonly found in brains with Alzheimer’s and dirty unrested brains have a 68% higher risk of damage leading to dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other cognitive problems. Even one night without our brain scrubbing crew can allow protein build up. Don’t delay, call Cerebral Steamer today!

Haven’t had regular cleanings in years? It’s never too late to start. Close your eyes and let our crew clean behind them. Do your brain right: sleep tonight!

*Nightly cleaning is best and highly recommended.

**For maximum results, our crew needs a minimum of 7 hours to completely clean your brain and remove all plaque-forming A-beta proteins. When you call, be sure to set aside a full 7 hours or more for our crew. Interrupted cleanings are not guaranteed.

“Cerebral Steamer gets your brain cleaner!” Call 1-800-My-Brain today!


References: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/sleep-brain-alzheimers-plaques-protein. Image is from this article.


Today’s joke: Why didn’t the brain want to take a bath? It didn’t want to be brainwashed!


Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. James 4:8



The Wizard of Oz Sleeps Well

yellow-brick-roadThis post is a re-peat, but NPR reported this week on scientists studying the connection between lack of sleep and Alzheimer’s, so it seemed like an appropriate time to remind ourselves that sleep is not a luxury, but a mind-altering necessity.

I invite you to travel with me down the Healthy Body Yellow Brick Road. Ready, Dorothy?  Let’s collect our traveling companions and get back to Kansas!

imagesHey Scarecrow!  Did you know that sleep cleans your brain?  When you sleep, your brain cells contract, leaving extra space between them.  Spinocerebral fluid then flows around the cells, flushing away the proteins that build up there when you’re awake.  Protein build up has been linked to alzheimers and dementia.  When you get enough sleep (7-8 hours per night), your brain gets detoxed.  I got so little sleep in college, I think I built protein palaces. http://www.nih.gov/researchmatters/october2013/10282013clear.htm Another new study just announced that missed sleep results in an increase in certain chemicals in the brain – the same type of chemical increases that occur after a head injury.  http://msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=10&from=en-us_msnhpvidmod#/video/7d94de3e-03fa-4090-aa8a-331b3c311c1e

Annex - Garland, Judy (Wizard of Oz, The)_01“If I only had a heart” and if I only slept enough to keep it strong!  Tin Man, a new study came out this past summer which links sleep and heart health.  There are four factors that significantly affect one’s risk for cardiovascular disease: smoking, diet, exercise, and alcohol. New research has added a fifth: sleep.  If you don’t get enough sleep, it adversely affects your heart just as much as smoking does.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2353692/Lack-sleep-increases-risk-heart-disease-SMOKING.html

images (3)Lion, your courage to face the day and change your bad habits into good ones is also linked to sleep.  Mood is affected by sleep.  If you or someone you know has worked night shift, you don’t need science to tell you that lack of sleep makes a person more irritable, less patient, and well, not someone you want to be caged up with.  Some studies have linked sleep deprivation with depression and other studies show that lack of sleep causes your amygdala (the part of the brain associated with negative emotions) to act up more and be less connected to the part of your brain that regulates emotion (and keeps the crazies in check).  http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/between-you-and-me/201308/all-night-the-effects-sleep-loss-mood

images (2)images (1)Last, but not least, we can’t forget the Good Witch Leptin and the Wicked Witch Ghrelin.  Well rested bodies produce lots of the hormone leptin which tells your body to stop eating.  Sleep starved bodies produce more ghrelin hormones which tell your body to eat more.  So in this metaphor, the Munchkins actually work for Wicked Witch Ghrelin.  (Dunkin Donut holes, get it?)  Come on, Lollipop Guild, you’re not helping us get to Kansas. http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/excessive-sleepiness-10/lack-of-sleep-weight-gain

Join me in celebrating the New Year by resolving to get more sleep: rest for our brain, our heart, and our mood.  On our Yellow Brick Road, the best thing Dorothy can do is lie down in the field of poppies and take a nap.

He makes me lie down in green pastures,he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. Psalm 23:2,3a
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