There are many things that can damage the nervous system.
I am going to cover the most common and important factors here.
A good model to use is to look at what’s causing diabetic neuropathy. It’s very common, and even if you don’t have diabetes, you are affected by the same factors.
The mechanisms underlying the development of neuronal damage are high blood glucose, oxidative stress and inflammation (Rahman MH, et al. 2016, Sandireddy R, et al. 2014).
These facts are well documented.
You don’t have to have high blood glucose levels, oxidative stress, and inflammation as high as somebody who has diabetes for the nervous system to be negatively impacted.
If you eat high glycemic index food regularly (which elevates your blood glucose high), it will create advanced glycation end products and cause tissue damage.
Not only that, but it will also cause oxidative stress and inflammation.
The type of inflammation I am talking about here is the low grade inflammation which affects your whole body and is a risk factor for all chronic diseases.
A high nutrient low glycemic index diet(ideally vegan), is a very effective way to correct that.
Regular physical activity also helps, and it does not have to take a lot of time if you do it in an effective way.
There is also a couple of other things you can do.
To help protect yourself further from oxidative stress, you can take glutathione in the form of S-Acetyl Glutathione which gets into the cells.
To help protect yourself further from inflammation, curcumin in a well absorbed form is very useful.
Rahman MH, Jha MK, Suk K1. Evolving Insights into the Pathophysiology of Diabetic Neuropathy: Implications of Malfunctioning Glia and Discovery of Novel Therapeutic Targets. Curr Pharm Des. 2016;22(6):738-57.
Sandireddy R1, Yerra VG1, Areti A1, Komirishetty P1, Kumar A1. Neuroinflammation and oxidative stress in diabetic neuropathy: futuristic strategies based on these targets. Int J Endocrinol. 2014;2014:674987. doi: 10.1155/2014/674987. Epub 2014 Apr 30.
Effective S-Acetyl Glutathione
Glutathione is your primary defense against aging, but regular glutathione is oxidized (destroyed in the stomach) and provides little value. S-Acetyl Glutathione is easily absorbed and provides protection.
Research on curcumin has documented the ability of this natural substance to regulate numerous inflammatory pathways (Gupta SC, et al. 2013, Aggarval BB, Harikumar KB, 2009). It is also a good antioxidant.