The Myelin Sheathing: A Possible Key to Mental Illness

We are able to move any part of our bodies, do things and think thoughts because of the information carried to and from our brains via electrical impulses traveling through our Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems. These nerves are covered and by a thick, fatty substance called the myelin sheathing; rather like the way that the wire in an electric cable is covered by plastic insulation. The myelin performs two vitally important tasks. The first is that it protects nerves from bacteria and viruses, such as those which cause bells palsy and shingles. The second is that it helps...

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