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Improve Brain Function with Healthy Whole Foods

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There are times when I recognize my life experiences have begun to fail my expectations. I struggle forward with all my established habits and see no new results, no new expectation being met. I then begin to question myself, my attitude, my behavior, and check to see if my expectations are realistic.

The global unrest also forces us to question so many things. I ask myself, “why is the world so angry?” It has begun to feel like another Inquisition such as occurred during the Middle Ages, a history where a religious stronghold tried to gain governance over major populations. Such hatred, cruelty, evil acts, and misaligned thinking bring harm against one’s own people as well.

What does this ongoing behavior and evil thinking do to build trust, deepen faith, and develop harmony among people and nations? All economies need each other. Alienation it seems to me is counter-productive to the ends the extremists are trying to create.

Mental health issues have now become our utmost challenge. What does a brain need to find logical solutions to emotional outrage? All our wars have brought this idea to the top agenda for holistic practitioners focused on bringing health back to the unhealthy from their toxic exposures encountered in the environment from poor quality air, water, and dietary choices. As well toxic chemistry arises from chronic stress and fear leading to imbalances emotionally, psychologically, and physiologically. Such toxic overload plays a major role in brain health and dysfunction.

When we look at the rising statistics of suicide worldwide, we can begin to recognize the importance of determining the causes undermining one’s ability to function in the world with health and well-being. Such chemical toxicities require a plethora of nutrients to be eliminated from the body. When nutrient deficiencies become chronic, brain function diminishes that can lead to poor thinking or dangerous thoughts. Research has determined that low levels of essential fatty acids and magnesium lead to suicidal thoughts, aberrant behavior, depression, anxiety, and social misconduct. Of course these nutrients are only a part of the picture, but can provide a starting point of turning around negativity.

Unfortunately much of the foods people consume today are processed, full of chemicals unnatural to living bodies, and many ingredients such as aspartame, MSG, and food colorants are brain toxins overexciting brain activity to the point of exhaustion or cell death. Fake foods are cheap additives that often provide color and improved taste to spoiled or rancid foods or to provide consumer appeal.

Improving food choices to whole foods, eliminating processed and fake foods, and selecting foods responsibly grown such as grass fed animal foods, naturally raised poultry, wild caught fish like salmon and mackerel, and opting for more organically grown foods with no preservatives, additives, colorants, or GMOs will begin the process of supplying the right kind of nutrients for the entire body, but especially the brain.

I am offering classes teaching people the importance of changing to a whole foods diet. To learn more by visiting my website, Join me.

Krystle Shapiro, LMT, MSHN owns NewTritionally Yours! providing nutritional coaching and nutrition education classes. She can be reached at (208) 2290-6760.

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