There are a number of problems that people face relating to brain health. The most commonly known are Autism, ADD, ADHD, and stroke. There are special considerations with Autism that related to the digestive tract. This article does not address this.
There are many common and inexpensive substances that people have reported to be helpful. One who is nutritionally minded would find to be interesting. Too much of any good thing has the ability to cause significant health problems, therefore moderation is a key to remember.
The following items are not presented in any specific order:
The cheapest item and that is readily available is sunlight. Sunlight provides a number of benefits, Keep in mind that it needs to be direct sun light and not coming through glass, several of the benefits are removed by glass.
The reason to start with sun is simple. In most places in the world one is able to have easy access to the sun, except in winter in some places. The benefits of vitamin D are often underestimated and many of the vitamin D supplements are in a form that the body is not able to effectively absorb. The sun stimulated the production of intracellular glutathione this is a great agent to detox the body including heavy metals from the body and the brain. Intracellular glutathione is called by some the “master antioxidant” as many antioxidants require the presence of glutathione to function correctly.
Studies have been done showing that Glutathione is beneficial for the following to name just a few: ALS, Alzheimer’s, anxiety, depression, and slow down the aging process.
Exposure to sun also help one emotions to be more positive. All of these together is a great reason to get up, get out, and get some sun. Start with 15 minutes a day and never get sunburned that is too much sun.
Black tea is fermented green tea, it has the benefits of green tea and then some more. The best black tea does not come in tea bags but is sold loose To brew one uses a tea ball, I prefer to use one made of stainless steel.
Black tea has been documented to be a detox agent and also to increase brain activity. When starting to use Black tea do not have more than a ¼ cup at first. This is to avoid too much of a detox effect at first. When dealing with ADD and ADHD the drugs commonly prescribed are stimulants. When one has ADD or ADHD there is a part of the brain that is not active as it should be and this is the cause of the restlessness that is seen with ADD and ADHD. When a stimulant is given the person is able to have a greater level of self control. Black tea has a natural stimulant and has been reported by many to be helpful.
Use good fats the right way. The brain has 25% of the body's cholesterol in it, but only weighs about three pounds. There are some studies that show that lowering the cholesterol by drugs decreases brain activity. All this adds up to say that cholesterol and fats are important to you.
There are good fats and bad fats, the problem is that there is a lack of knowledge and understanding as to what is good and bad. There are several articles on this that are more detailed. Employ the Budwig Protocol, using Kefir and flax seed oil. It is important to mix them together at a high speed using an immersion mixer, but not a blender. One does not want to introduce air into the mixture. This is to strengthen the body on a cellular level.
Have seven teaspoons a day of cold pressed coconut oil. It has been documented that a man with advanced Alzheimer's saw incredible and restoration using this approach. Coconut oil helps to increase liver function which is a key to the body detoxing. There is an additional benefit in that coconut oil is easily used by the body and provides an energy boost.
In the section on the Budwig Protocol Kefir was mentioned. Make your own Kefir, there is an article on it, use the Kefir grains and not the Kefir powder. Have at least 2 cups a day and spread out the time of day that one has the Kefir. This is to introduce probiotics into the colon to start displacing the bacteria and yeasts that are growing in a way that is out of balance. Kefir also is known for helping the body to detox.
The way that modern farming is done many people do not get enough magnesium in their diet. Magnesium supplements come in several different forms and types many of them are not easily absorbed by the body. There is a form called angstrom magnesium this is easier for the body to metabolize.
There are different types of salt. There is one type that raises blood pressure, but another that lowers it. One should consider switching from table salt to mountain salt. The industrial processing and bleaching of table salt remove many minerals from it. In testing it has been found that some sea salt has mercury in it. This is why mountain salt should be considered.
Chicken eggs have been given a bad name by some and unjustly so. DHA is an Omega-3 fat that is known to help with brain building. The way that typical chicken egg is produced is one based upon a design that is cruel to the chicken and a diet that is unnatural. The eggs with higher levels of DHA have a more balanced diet. This is the case with eggs that have at least 200 mg of DHA.
Boosting the immune system is something that should be done when facing a health issue. I have seen both Vitamin C and elderberry extract to work well. Note some vitamin C comes from corn, check the source if you have a corn allergy.
Many people say that they have an allergy to dairy products. This is not always the case, the allergy instead is to the industrial processing of milk. This is why they are able to eat yogurt and Kefir, but not drink pasteurized milk. For a person who is able to drink drink raw milk. Have raw goats milk, there are two benefits to it. First, it acts as a detox agent. Second, it is full of nutrients and enzymes. I have found that my Kefir grains did better with cow milk rather than goat milk.
When I don’t have access to raw milk, I use organic pasteurized milk. One needs to read the label carefully and avoid the Ultra Pasteurized milk. The extreme heat that this milk has been exposed to changes its structure to a form that is not considered to be healthy by many.
It is common for people the first time drinking raw milk to have loose stool or diarrhea. This could be due to either the bacteria in the or the detox effect. By starting off with a ¼ cup and increasing the amount each day avoids this.
Inflammation is something that the body uses to fight things that attack it. Inflammation is part of the original design of the human body, When too many things are out of balance in the body the it is possible for overcompensation to occur. This can happen with inflammation. The well known spice turmeric has has curcumin in it. The body does not absorb curcumin from the spice well. When turmeric is mixed with clarified butter also known as Indian Ghee the absorption rate increases several fold. This also shows how important fats are to the body.
All of items mentioned are things that in the past have been documented to help people with specific items related to health and general well being.
To this point the suggestions are ones that one would not consider to be radical in nature. There is two others that some would consider to be radical and has been discouraged or outlawed in other places. The advocates of these two things have an incredible amount of research showing great health benefits from them.
First, the administration of IV Vitamin C at first does sound strange, but there have been numerous studies showing that it is safe. See the article on this.
Second, the usage of Vitamin B-17 or Laetrile is one that many consider to be worthless or dangerous. It was banned in the United States is in 1971. Many Laetrile critics point to a 1953 report that was negative in its findings on Laetrile.
To be balanced this report was done by Dr. Ian MacDonald spoke about health issues and smoking. He said that smoking may be a "harmless pastime up to 24 cigarettes per day" and that “one could modify an old slogan: a pack a day keeps lung cancer away". When I look at this part of the record of this Dr. MacDonald I become suspect about anything that he has said or published. It is amazing that the medical community listens to a doctor who espoused the benefits of smoking.
When one looks at the concepts here many of them a linked to detox. There are some important things to look for when doing a detox.
The Herxheimer or Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction is also known as the detox headache. This happens when the body is releasing so many toxins that the body is not able to process and eliminate the toxins as fast as they are being released. This means that the body is being overloaded by toxins. The body sensing all of these toxins will try to isolate and store the toxins, this is something that should be avoided. The idea of a detox is to get rid of toxins and not move and redeposit them around the body.
The Herxheimer effect needs to be taken seriously. In the early stages of developing his cancer treatment protocol Dr. Max Gerson saw a number of patients die. He noted how that they had signs that their liver had been overworked. This led him to use a coffee enema to stimulate the liver. A detox that is too fast is a dangerous detox.
There are other signs that a detox is progressing too fast for the body is chills, nausea, a runny nose, diarrhea, increased body odor, stiffness, pains, rashes, and drastic weight loss
If one is seeing they are being poisoned by their detox, it is time to slow down the process. Pay attention to how your body is responding and make adjustments as needed.
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