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Does food influence our thoughts?

180 Nutrition Month of the Brain

By Guy Lawrence

Everything you have ever experienced, felt, or conducted in life is due to brain function…. It is impossible for a person to become healthy mentally or physiologically without a healthy brain.Datis Kharrazin DHSc, DC, MS, MNeuroSci

Month of the brainAfter kicking off the new year with the month of the gut, A.K.A the second brain, we thought we’d move north and check out the most powerful computing system there is; The Human Brain.

Even though there is a known common distinction between mind and body, I view things a little differently. We already know that having a healthy heart or liver is a direct result of the foods we eat, and the lifestyle choices we make, so why would the brain be any different? After all it’s all housed under the same roof, and that to me simply means it’s still part of the same thing.

Then the burning questions for me are:

  • How much of the foods we eat influence the way we think?
  • If so, what foods help brain function?
  • Our attention span?
  • Our mood?
  • Reaction time?
  • Intelligence?
  • Attitude?
  • Longevity?
  • Memory?

The list goes on and on…

Chicken & egg kind of stuff

The more I have delved into wellness, health and nutrition, the more convinced I am that there are natural solutions to almost everything when it comes to the human body. If the body and mind are in fact one, then a undernourished body surely means a undernourished mind?

I hear a lot of talk on mindset and how our thoughts effect our decisions and of course our decisions effect the choices we make constantly. This is no easy task though because it takes a certain determination to take responsibility of ones self and health. How often do you see people reaching the point where the pain of the problem far out weighs the pain of the long-term lasting solution, and only then react. Ultimately, I believe health is a choice and a responsibility we have to wear ourselves as there are no quick fixes. I can guarantee you this, no one will ever be more invested in your health than you.

Food for thought

So could changing some of the very foods we eat change our mental state?

If this is the case, as we change our thoughts and be more positive with our food choices and lifestyle habits, our brain function improves and we continue to make better choices. A positive cycle is created instead of a negative one. It all seems a bit chicken and the egg kind of stuff, but makes a lot of sense.

What I’m curious to know is if you can reach a natural state of positive thinking, where things just naturally flow. No need to artificially cultivate happy thoughts just to get you through your day… Does this make sense?

If I were a betting man, I’d be putting my money on the fact that if we gave our body the right foods, removal of toxic burdens and unhealthy lifestyle factors, things would start to positively and naturally connect and move in our favour.

So if you want to take charge of your own metal, physical and emotional health and begin to feel that anything is possible, then join us as we delve into the month of the brain.

Have any thoughts on this (excuse the pun!)? Know any brain foods? Would love to hear from you, Guy…

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