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Here’s how you can grow new brain cells as an adult…

By Marcus Santer

Can you grow new brain cells as an adult?

This is the question Sandrine Thuret discusses in her video TED video:

And a huge shout out to Journal reader Pedro – a ZEN Beast from Spain – for putting this information on my radar.

If you don’t have time to watch the video on this subject…

Here’re the Cliff notes:

Adults can grow new nerve cells in the brain and this is called Neurogenesis.

When it comes to neurogenesis the hippocampus is one of the most interesting areas to look at.

The hippocampus is the part of your brain linked to:

Studies have shown that a reduction of neurogenesis in the hippocampus can also negatively affect certain memory functions – like spacial awareness. It has also been linked to depression. Which makes sense as the hippocampus is linked to mood and emotion.

Here’s a list of activities that have been shown to decrease neurone production in the hippocampus:

And here’s a list of activities that can increase neurogenesis in the hippocampus:

Look familiar?

Should do.

Because not only are the items on these lists a recipe for or against neurogenesis… They’re also the same broad brushstrokes used to create or destroy great health.

And because repetition deepens the impression…

Let me spell out the core ingredients needed to stack the odds of a long and healthy life in your favour:

There really is no secret as to how to live healthier for longer.

So stop looking.

You’ve found the answer right here on this page and on the hundreds of pages like it I’ve written before as part of the ZEN+ project.


Sorry, started to go off on a bit of a rant there…

Let’s finish up this brief look at neurogenesis with the usual caveat:

There’s still a lot of research and study
needed to be done on this subject.

But based on my best current understanding of the research so far, it seems likely that by pursing activities that promote neurogenesis you can also promote and improve memory and emotion too.


New research is underway to better understand the function of these new neurones that can grow in the hippocampus and to discover how to enhance their production and increase their survival.

I look forward to the outcome of that research.

But in the meantime…

I you’re serious about living and ageing well I suggest you embrace ZEN+ lifestyle habits.

Best place to get started?

The ZEN+ Home Study Course.

Bye for now


P.S. There is no secret to living and ageing well.

Seriously, I feel very strongly about this.

Every day I get emails in my inbox promising to:

And so on.

Maybe there’s the tiniest grain of sand of truth to their claims.

But you know what?

The latest superfood, magic pill or secret potion is totally unnecessary.

If you’ll make some simple changes to your current lifestyle habits.

But I guess most people want to carry on:

And take a magic pill instead of actually changing their habits.

But if you’re not like most people…

Then you’re going to love this.