Tag Archives: brain health

We are electrical.

The human body is a highly sophisticated electrochemical machine. The nervous system is composed of nerve cells, or neurons which in the brain alone number 85-200 billion! A typical neuron consists of a cell body with a nucleus and two or more long fibers (dendrites that put out impulses toward the cell body and axons that return the signal). The neurons use chemical signals call neurotransmitters to transmit their signals. So what happens if this field is interrupted?

Many things can inhibit the chemicals needed to support these neurotransmitters including foreign electromagnetic signals not harmonious with the body and drugs such as antidepressants. Eating foods laced with pesticides and additives can create free-radicals in the body that not only compromise health but short-circuit our neurotransmitter production.

Foods that support neurotransmitter production are green leafy vegetables (especially spinach), brown rice,  sunflower seeds, sesame seeds are full of ingredients required for the production of serotonin, that gives us our positive mood. Walnuts, flaxseed, hemp and chia seeds contain Omega-3 fatty acids that are excellent for raising serotonin levels and balancing neurotransmitters naturally.

Besides chemicals in our food that produce free-radicals, coffee, alcohol and sugary drinks have a negative impact on dopamine levels which is an important neurotransmitter for feelings of pleasure and happiness and essential in maintaining energy levels.  Ripe bananas and sesame seeds are excellent sources of dopamine. Wheat germ are rich in nutrients that raise acetylcholine levels in the brain, which is another important neurotransmitter that affects mood, memory, anxiety and more.

In regards to increasing and balancing neurotransmitters in the brain naturally, your dietary focus should be on consuming mostly alkaline foods. In this brief article we have touched on only a few of the neurotransmitters that control not only our mood but our bodily functions. There are numerous articles on restoring neurotransmitter efficiency online. To discover information on electromagnetic fields and how they can negatively affect your body’s electricity go to www.safehelpsyou.org

 

 

 

Advertisements

The missing ingredient in anti-aging diets.

phospho-brain-chartMost of our readers know that free-radicals can create a doom and gloom scenario in our body. Whether they are created from junk food, sugar, stress or chemicals they munch away at our cell membranes and eventually our bodies cease to function properly and we get old.

So we take antioxidants and think that will help. Unfortunately those miracle constituents neutralize the free-radicals but they do nothing to repair the damaged membranes which now cannot properly absorb nutrients and produce energy so we quickly age and get sick!

We discovered something that can help. Phospholipids are the essential and structural components of biological cell membranes and effectively return the elasticity of the membranes so in effect repair and rebuilds them. Since today’s foods contain one-third of the phospholipid levels compared to the beginning of the last century, you’d better think about adding a supplement to your vitamin regime. One of these is phosphatidylserine which in clinical trials on senior citizens revealed that they can boost memory, increase recall and improve the learning of new information as well as elevate mood. My husband and I have been taking phospholipids for years and my neighbor’s husband who was driving her crazy because he kept forgetting things, started on it and within a few months his cognitive ability returned.

For more info go to www.longlifenews.com and click on learn more. It takes you to a page with a product drop down menu…  click on Vibrant & Clear Wafers… a ton of information and clinical trials… worth the time to read.

L-carnosine for brain health

fishAs we age we need to protect the brain against neurodegeneration, as well as loss of cognitive function and memory. Carnosine has also been shown to rejuvenate connective tissue cells which can assist wound healing and the effects of aging of the skin. Carnosine is a naturally occurring molecule composed of two amino acids, histidine and alanine. Do not confuse it with carnitine.

Carnosine is found in higher concentrations of meat and fish so vegans may become deficient. The body can manufacture sufficient quantities but as we age this ability diminishes. By the time we are 70, carnosine levels have been decreased in the body by 63%. Carnosine has been shown to improve muscle function and recovery from muscle fatigue. It also protects against degeneration of the brain and loss of cognitive function associated with aging. Carnosine can improve mental function and behavior in children with autism and ADD and it can also heal peptic ulcers when combined with zinc.