With the brain being the command center for the rest of the body, it makes sense that people would be concerned about what contributes to optimal brain health.
This is the topic of our brain health conference on October 17, but I will give a little food for thought today to wet your appetite.
The brain is 75% water and so without adequate water, the brain does not function as well as it should. Consider the difference between a grape (with water) and a raisin (without water). What do you want your brain to look like?
The brain has 100 billion neurons and is a massive electrical super-highway with messages being relayed simultaneously and constantly. Chemicals in our household cleaners, hairspray, shampoos, air fresheners all contribute to blocking the channels of communication and make it difficult for neurons to give and receive signals. This contributes to miscommunication in the body, brain fuzzle and more.
The human brain is about 60% fat, the fattest organ in the body, and so it loves to be fed health omega-3 fats such avocado (great in smoothies), coconut oil, sache inche nut oil (in Young Living's MindWise) and extra virgin olive oil.
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Emotions are processed in the brain, specifically the limbic area. Trauma causes the frontal lobe of the brain to temporarily shut down, causing the brain to neglect putting a time stamp on the event, which is why people who have experienced trauma often feel that the event is not really over. The olfactory system (smell) is directly attached to the limbic area, so scents can often lead to the release or recall of emotions.
Learn more about the Pittsburgh Brain Health Conference on October 17, 2015 and all the resources and information available to you. Meet professionals who offer various natural services and fill a notebook with all you will learn. Like the scarecrow after getting to OZ, you will know how to keep your command center firing on all cylinders!