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As Balanced Healing strives to bring you you more innovative and exiting Health Information, We have decided to bring you a weekly series of Balanced Bites 4 Body Systems posts. 

The aim of the weekly posts is to cover 4 best health aspects per body system namely:

  • 5 Best Foods
  • Things to avoid
  • 5 Key Supplements
  • 5 Natural Herbs


These are the best natural solutions to assist with the health of a specific body system.

Balanced Healing can assist you in managing your lifestyle with professional advice to ensure all your body systems are in peak health.

This week we will be discussing Balanced Bites For Brain Health.

Function Of The Brain

The human brain is the command center for the human nervous system. It receives signals from the body’s sensory organs and outputs information to the muscles.

The human brain is divided into two hemispheres, the left and right, connected by a bundle of nerve fibers called the corpus callosum. The hemispheres are strongly, though not entirely, symmetrical. The left brain controls all the muscles on the right-hand side of the body and the right brain controls the left side. One hemisphere may be slightly dominant, as with left- or right-handedness. The popular notions about “left brain” and “right brain” qualities are generalizations that are not well supported by evidence. Still, there are some important differences between these areas. 

Left Brain vs Right Brain

Left Brain

The left brain contains regions involved in speech and language (called the Broca's area and Wernicke's area, respectively) and is also associated with mathematical calculation and fact retrieval.

Right Brain

The right brain plays a role in visual and auditory processing, spatial skills and artistic ability — more instinctive or creative things,— though these functions involve both hemispheres. According to Holland, "Everyone uses both halves all the time".

Brain Anatomy

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The largest part of the human brain is the cerebrum, which is divided into two hemispheres, according to the Mayfield Clinic. Underneath lies the brain stem, and behind that sits the cerebellum. The outermost layer of the cerebrum is the cerebral cortex, which consists of four lobes: the frontal, parietal, temporal and occipital.

Facts About The Brain

Size Of Brain

The human brain is the largest brain of all vertebrates relative to body size.

Brain Weight

It weighs about 1.5Kg


The average male has a brain volume of 1,274 cm3. The average female brain has a volume of 1,131 cm3.

% body weight

The brain makes up about 2% of a human's body weight.


The cerebrum makes up 85% of the brain's weight.


It contains about 86 billion nerve cells (neurons) — the "gray matter."

Nerve Fibres

It contains billions of nerve fibers (axons and dendrites) — the "white matter."


These neurons are connected by trillions of connections, or synapses.

Balanced Bites For Brain Health

Below are the 5 Best Foods, 5 Key Supplements, 5 Natural Herbs and Things to Avoid to ensure your ultimate Brain Health.

Contact Balanced Healing if you require more information about Brain Health or want assistance with managing your lifestyle.

Contact Sr Bridget Spargo @ 083 653 7470 or Email: to book an appointment.



Website: “Human Brain: Facts, Functions & Anatomy”, September 2018

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