Health Blueprint to Balance Brain Chemistry
How to start feeling good without medications. Here is the outline of what you should do.
1. Remove household toxins from your house and areas where you spend lots of time.
2. Reduce exposure to fluoride, that includes ingestion of fluoride and bathing in fluoride.
3. Cut out the excess sugars and carbs from your diet.
4. Enhance your sleep.
5. Heal your gut.
6. Manage stress.
8. Eat brain healthful foods.
Yes, genetics do play a role in neurological disease, but only a small part. It is mostly caused by environmental influences. Everyday exposure to toxins can lead to poor mitochondria function causing; dementia, anxiety, alzheimer's, depression and other brain diseases.
Symptoms are our bodies warning signals that things aren't right and must be corrected. So lets go through the different steps one by one now.
Remove Toxins. The EPA ranks indoor air pollution amongst the top environmental dangers. Clean up your home by switching to cleaner alternatives for detergents, shampoos, cleaners etc. Have your house properly ventilated. New houses are built with little ventilation and lots of insulation with the motto, go green. It may save some energy consumption, but it isn't greener for your body, being sheltered in such insulated homes. Open a window or get a good air purifier. Innocent things like couches, mattresses and carpets let off household toxins that pollute the air at home. There are so many decent natural alternatives out on the market these days. There are natural cleaners, dish soaps, floor shampoo, deodorants, detergents etc. In fact you can avoid using laundry detergent entirely by investing in an ozone attachment to your washing machine for a few dollars. You will actually end up saving money in the long run, without using any chemicals. Replace your shampoos and soaps with natural choices. Your skin is the largest organ of the body and it absorbs most of what comes in contact with it.
Fluoride can affect brain chemistry. Drink purified water that doesn't contain fluoride and other toxins. Use toothpaste without fluoride.
Cut down on the sugar and carbs. high blood sugar causes the brain to shrink and damages blood vessels that bring oxygen and glucose to the brain. Some call alzheimers, Type 3 diabetes.
Your brain needs quality sleep to function properly. While sleeping the brain repairs neurons in the brain. Your body also clears out toxins and waste while sleeping. Improve your sleep by sticking to a sleep schedule, dim the lights after dark, exercise by day (not at nighttime, that will wake you), get adequate sunlight exposure by day. Block out blue light by night. Electronics emit blue light which wakes us and prevents us from producing melatonin. You can get a computer blue light filter with apps like flux or similar. You can wear blue light blocking glasses 2 hours before going to sleep. You can buy a pair for 10 or 12 dollars. Also, keep the room dark and cool at night.
Repair your gut. Our gut hosts our microbiome of bacteria necessary for good health. This directly affects the brain. The gut even produces some brain chemicals such as serotonin and GABA. You can improve your microbiome by taking probiotics (in supplement form or in fermented foods) and proper diet. Prebiotics are fibers that our good bacteria feed on. You can eat foods like chicory root, garlic, banana and onions. There are also lots of prebiotic supplements. adding more prebiotic foods and cutting out foods that bad bacteria feed on such as sugar will improve your microbiome health.
Eliminate any food allergens.
Manage your stress levels. Stress reduces serotonin and dopamine production which leads to depression. Chronic stress shrinks your brain. This is SO important. Next time you feel like worrying or getting angry, tell yourself that its not worth it for your sake. You just can't afford it. Put your health first.
Exercise, your body needs it. Exercise improves sleep, mood and brain function. So go out and and move.
Add brain beneficial foods. Walnuts contain omega 3 fatty acids which is good for memory. Almonds have folate and fatty acids. Coconut oil has MCT fatty acids which are easily absorbed. Sauerkraut (fermented cabbage) contains high levels of fiber, Vitamins A, C,K and B. It contains healthful probiotics. Chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seed, quinoa, apples, berries and omega 3s are all good for brain function.
That's it for now.
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