Did you know that this constant over thinking leads to burnout, creating gene damage and it also advances your brain’s aging!
Overactive brain chatter is tied to other diseases as well: autoimmune disorders, heart problems, and emotional disorders like depression.
When the mind starts play it's incessant chatter, emotions flare and this, triggers a fight or flight response.
Fight or flight' is designed to save your life for rare life threatening events like a lion is running at you; so you can respond quickly. As your body prepares to escape danger, digestion shuts down so all the blood from other places including brain flow directly to your muscles. Your immune system pumps out inflammatory chemicals to give you a short burst of immunity.
When this fight and flight is triggered occasionally it’s health effects are negligible.
But when the mind takes us constantly into fight and flight it has a major effect, called allostatic load causing wear and tear on your brain, nervous system and body.
So then when we’re not present ( preoccupied with brain chatter) the brain slips into a low grade fight or flight where the executive functioning can’t work properly due to lack of blood flow. You can’t remember things and suffer anxiety because the part of your brain that tells the other parts what to do (including emotional regulation) is shut down.
In cases like schizophrenia, there’s a lot of default circuit activity. Decision-making areas of your brain as well as the emotional regulation areas are not functioning well.
Essentially in continuous fight and flight the brain gets clogged up with Amaloid, which is a protein which eventually leads to Alzheimer’s.
So brain chatter is a big problem and there are solutions to remedy it....
The Meditation Cure. When you meditate, you grow more grey matter, stimulate new neuronal growth and quiet your brain stress center significantly. This prevents brain decline. Meditation can also flip the switch on genes that cause disease – so if you have active genes that are on their way to becoming a disease, meditation can potentially undo them. So when you feel yourself slipping into chatter, take a few precious quiet moments with yourself. Practice calming and soothing yourself.
Here's a link further explaining this http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/how-to-build-a-bigger-brain-91273
Here's another link indicating how vitamin D3, omega 3, and turmeric are also helpful in maintaining a healthy brain body connection. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/255957.php