Your Amazing Body and Brain

Your Body is Self-Healing!

Your body is in a constant state of change and repair; it’s designed to heal itself.  Every day you grow new skin cells as your body constantly sheds the old ones.  30,000-40,000 skin cells fall off you per minute, and on average 8.8 pounds of dead skin cells fall off your body per year!  Did you know that 75-90% of the dust in your home is made of your skin cells!

Not only is that disgusting, but it totally illustrates the point of how powerful your body is.  In order to do this your body has to follow a very exact program and your nervous system is what runs that program.  Your nervous system is comprised of your brain, your spine and about 46 miles of nerves in the adult body!

Are you looking for ways to improve your brain function?

  1. Exercise!  Exercise produces nerve-protecting compounds in your body, it improves blood flow to your brain while improving development and survival of neurons.
  2. Animal-Based Omega 3 Fats.  DHA is an essential structural component of both your brain and retina.  Approximately 60% of your brain is composed of fats-25% of which is DHA.  There is compelling research that animal-based omega-3 fats can help reduce the symptoms of a variety of psychiatric illnesses and degenerative brain disorders.  Low DHA levels have been linked to memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease.
  3. Sleep!  Sleep removes the blinders and helps “reset” your brain to look at problems from a different perspective, which is crucial to creativity.  Among adults a mid-day nap was found to dramatically boost and restore brainpower.
  4. Get Adjusted!  Adjustments reset your nervous system; they remove the interferences in your nervous system and allow your body to function at its best.
  5. Vitamin D.  Activated vitamin D receptors increase nerve growth in your brain, and areas involved in planning, processing of information and the formation of new memories.
  6. Optimize your gut flora.  Your gut is your “second brain” and your gut bacteria transmits information to your brain via the vagus nerve.  There is a close connection between abnormal gut flora and abnormal brain development.
  7. Vitamin B12.  A Finnish study found that people who consume foods rich in B12 may reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s in their later years.  Mental fogginess and problems with memory are two of the top warning signs that you have vitamin B12 deficiency.
  8. Listen to Music.  Research has shown that listening to music while exercising boosted cognitive levels and verbal fluency skills in people.
  9. Challenge your mind.  One of the simplest methods to boost your brain function is to keep on learning.  Challenge your brain with mind-training exercises to keep your brain

Cellphone Usage and the Fallout.

Robert Romeo, a former telecommunications worker in Italy, told an Italian court that he used his cellphone three to four hours a day for 15 years as part of his job duties. He subsequently developed a brain tumor, which the court ruled was due to his constant cellphone use. As a result, he was awarded a state-funded pension of about $535 a month. In 2012, Italy's supreme court similarly upheld a ruling that heavy cellphone usage — five to six hours daily for 12 years — led to a brain tumor in Innocenzo Marcolini.

He, according to Tech Times, "normally held the device in his left hand while taking notes using his right hand." The tumor was on the left side of his head.  In the U.S., where the safety, or lack thereof, of cellphones remains hotly debated, the issue has regained renewed attention after a statement from the office of Sen. John McCain announced he had been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive and fast-growing type of brain tumor.

The question being posed is whether McCain's tumor could be due to cellphone usage, as politicians certainly spend a good deal of time on the phone. It's a rhetorical question at the moment, not one being seriously investigated — but perhaps it should be. Sen. Ted Kennedy was also diagnosed with, and died from, a brain tumor nearly a decade ago. Could his brain tumor also have been cellphone-related?

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