July 2016

Nutrition for the Brain

"We've known for a long time that omega-3 fatty acids and some antioxidants can be beneficial to people with a wide range of health problems, as well as protective for healthy people," said Gerald Weissmann, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of The FASEB Journal. "Now, we know that the effects of these  supplements  may extend to Alzheimer's disease as well. Although these supplements are considered to be generally safe and are very easy to obtain, full-scale clinical trials are necessary to verify the findings of this research and to identify who might benefit the most."

Ketonic diets and MCT oil have long been used with autistic and epileptic kids. One aspect of this hypothesis is an associated modification of the tricarboxylic acid cycle to increase the synthesis of the neurotransmitter gamma¬≠aminobutyric acid (GABA), leading to neuronal hyperpolarization and less of the neuroxcitatory glutamate.  This improves protection from oxidative stress and increased synthesis of calming neurotransmitters (including GABA).
 
Flushing Toxins

Toxins from low quality, processed food, and environmental pollution are real problems. It is important to help your body eliminate them to promote a healthy digestive system and brain. Chronic exposure to toxins produces cellular damage, allergic reactions, compromised immunity, and more rapid aging. Regular use of activated charcoal can remove unwanted toxins from your body, leaving you feeling renewed and more vibrant, often in minutes! Gut toxins quickly become brain toxins if you don't eliminate them. Whether or not you are feeling under the weather, activated charcoal helps unwanted bacteria move through your system faster before they spread and multiply, helping you feel better faster.

Bulletproof has  created a brand new  Upgraded Coconut Charcoal  that is ultra fine and highly purified. They use acid washing, a more expensive extra step, to remove toxic heavy metals that are a problem in many preparations of most charcoal. The ultra fine charcoal grains make it absorb more and work better. It is so fine that it required a new process to pack its ultra fine grains into capsules without damaging the manufacturing machines. This added step results in charcoal increased surface area to create maximum adsorption.

 
Vitamin Deficient?

Vitamins and minerals are important because they help  the body carry out some of its vital functions.  When things go wrong or when you lack certain vitamins or minerals, your body sends you a signal such as restless nights, poor fingernail growth, leg cramps etc. These may turn up as seemingly random symptoms, but it is your body's unique way of warning you of potential bigger problems.  While the lack of  vitamins does not cause illnesses, it can pave the way for them to appear. Watch out for these red flags to avoid serious health complications:

~F requent Minor Illnesses
~Tingling and Numbness of the Hands and Feet
~Fatigue and Exhaustion
~Leg Cramps
~Changes in Nails, Skin, or Hair

 


 

If you are experiencing these issues, we recommend you speak to Dr. Hughes about some available holistic treatment options for you. 


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