Be Brainy: Eat well

Most of us suffer from forgetfullness at times. This is especially true when we're tired, stressed, or occupied with other thoughts.


Apart from getting enough quality sleep (a subject itself!) and enough exercise (both are very important!) it turns out that the foods we eat are also crucial for optimal brain function.


First of all, what TO eat: fresh fruits and colourful vegetables are the most important. The nutrients and antioxidants in these are essential for our brains and bodies. Add omega-3 fatty acids such as hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, walnuts, olive oil, pumpkin seeds, and beans. Because these plant-based sources of omega-3's are not very easily absorbed if you do not eat fish you need to include the B vitamins, calcium, copper, magnesium and zinc -through food and a high-quality multi-vitamin. The best source of omega-3 oils are in fish, especially wild salmon, but also in tuna, herring, anchovies and sardines. Eggs are a source. Marine algae is a vegan's choice for the superior DHA type of omega-3.


Omega-3's not only improve memory, they are also very good for your heart.


What NOT to eat: At the top of the list is sugar and other refined sweetners. These rob your body of vitamins and lead to memory loss, mood suppression and possibly dementia. Also limit foods high in saturated fats: red meat, whole milk, butter and cheese.


Why tax your memory? Print this list and put it on your fridge!

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Residue of popular herbicide likely encourages illness


A chemical and food company wants us to believe that glysophate, a widely-used herbicide, is not only safe -it might be used to treat cancer!


How profitable, as it may also increase your risk for cancer.


Glysophate is considered to be toxic to animals, including humans. A study by two independent scientists, published in Entropy April 2013, connects the increasingly widespread use of glyphosate with modern diseases because of its "inhibition of cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes, an overlooked component of its toxicity to mammals. CYP enzymes play crucial roles in biology, one of which is to detoxify xenobiotics. Thus, glyphosate enhances the damaging effects of other food borne chemical residues and environmental toxins."


In other words, it slowly induces disease.


"Consequences are most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease."


A copy of the whole report can be found under the link GMO's.


Conclusion: only eat organically grown food or foods known not to have been sprayed with Round-up Ready herbicide. Consider also helping your cells to repair from this damage by using Asea.






Ending the Junk Food Obsession

Eating healthy
Eating healthy

We all know that smoking tobacco is bad for our health. With both public pressure and far higher taxes, smoking is (thankfully) on the decline in Canada.


Now we are facing the crushing health effects of junk food and beverages. These are filled with bad fats, sugar, and salt -plus colorants in soft drinks. The results are alarming: rapidly rising rates of obsity, diabetes, heart conditions, cancer, and far more. Our health care system can't keep up. It turns out that a tobacco company is the largest junk food company! Even the most ardent libertarian (who dislikes government intervention in our lives) may have to concede that doing nothing about this epidemic is harming all of us.


Thus we may have to do the same thing with junk food and drinks as we did with tobacco: apply social pressure as well as add taxes. We know that banning didn't work with alcohol (and isn't working with street drugs). At least taxing these ills will raise money needed to pay for the freedom to eat and drink ourselves into oblivion. For more information read this Globe & Mail article.