Have you ever thought of how much power your Brain/mind has?
Do you know how it works?
This past week I have been reading the book "Change Your Brain Change Your Body by Daniel G. Amen, MD. Check out this video).
While only reading the first few chapters I have learned the power of your brain and how food/drink effect your brain.
I think we have all heard the saying Drugs with Kill brain cells. Well in this book is shows and talks about how Alcohol,Coffee,tea, and pops all do the same thing. It actually eats away at the brain. I was shocked to read that. Then it made a lot of sense. Since drinking coffee every morning I have noticed my mental focus slide and my attention to details not working well, Could the Coffee, Tea and the Alchohol be effecting my brain in that way.
While reading on to fat in the body I learned about how to much fat in our body also eats away at the brain as well. It talked in great detail about Leptin and how when you eat to much over time the leptin in your brain which tells your stumic that you are full stops working, which makes sense to why I will over eat sometimes. Google the word Leptin and also www.max.com and look up WLX which is something I have been using the help reprogram the leptin in your body as well as the Hormones.
He also talked in great detail about how most people today especially overweight people do not get enough Vitamin D. My Natural Path was telling me that just recently as well, so we started taking D drops on days where I am not in the sun so much. She told me that the best time to be in the sun is Midday when your shadow is smaller than you is when you body will produce Vitamin D with the help of the sun. When you think about that, that time of day is when most of us are in an office or our kids are in school.
Another very interesting study they found is in how the brain works with Technology and being over simulated with it. He talked about how Men in Particular are having so much personal issues is that they are to busy with all the Technology, the games, email, social media, videos. Cell phone and Ipad. He talked about how they get a lot of personal excitement and attention to that, that they forget about the simpler things, especially if you are married or in a relationship. They are starting to see some of the same in women as well.
Some recommendations he suggested were:
1. Protect your brain: Feed it good info and food.
2. Eat a good Diet
3. Take daily Vitamins, Minerals, and fish oil. (Good quality) (we know some great ones)
4. Exercise: Great for Blood flow to the brain, Improves Oxygen to the brain.
5.Get enough sleep: at least 7 hours
8. Practice Gratitude.
9. Have more sex.
10. Balance your hormones.
I will continue to blog on what I learn from this great book. It is differently worth picking up and reading.
Have a great week