Optimal Brain Nutrition
Apr 16th, 2014 by

Optimal Brain Nutrition

When I practiced as a doctor of Naturopathic medicine I found that supplements feeding the brain could reverse many neurological problems. 25 years ago my father had Parkinson's disease and was taking many medications. Through careful research I put together a formulation and asked him to take the supplements. I never had to ask him to take the supplements again, he would tell me, "You know I'm getting mighty low on those vitamins you gave me." My father being of an older generation and from the south this was quite a statement; it proved to me that he felt a difference on the supplements. I saw that he was able to keep strength and mobility quite well while he was on this program. Unfortunately my mother passed away and he married another woman who convinced him that he did not need to take any supplements. His health went down so quickly it was amazing and he died within three years after marrying her.

I am not stating that the supplements cured the Parkinson's disease, but they gave him mental clarity and energy that his body desperately needed. The proof was how quickly he deteriorated once he stopped using supplementation.

The supplements that feed the brain most effectively are, in order, as follows:

Spirulina. This tiny aquatic plant has been eaten by humans since prehistoric times and is grown worldwide as a healthy food. Imagine a vegetable with more protein than soy, more Vitamin A than carrots, more iron than beef, profound source of protective phytochemicals, naturally low in fat, source of the essential fatty acid GLA and is easy to digest. This food goes directly to the brain. It is an absolute must for people with Attention Deficit Disorders, Parkinson's disease, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis Alzheimer's disease, Autism, and any brain disorders.

Lecithin is an important phospholipid needed by all living cells.

One of many benefits of lecithin is its ability to aid in memory function and learning. Many studies have been conducted where people reported higher retention in learning and ability to recall information with an increase of lecithin. Even patients with Alzheimer's disease reported an improvement in memory and orientation. Lecithin is essential for people with Attention Deficit Disorders, Parkinson's disease, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis Alzheimer's disease, Autism, and any brain disorders.

Niacin, or vitamin B3, combines with other B vitamins to release energy in the cells, and to regulate circulation, hormones, glucose, and hydrochloric acid in the body. Niacin also works closely with riboflavin (vitamin B2) and pyridoxine (vitamin B6) to promote healthy skin, and keep the nervous and digestive systems running smoothly. This is an important supplement for neurological problems. When combined with a Multivitamin you will not experience a flush.

Multivitamins. Consistent use of multivitamins and other key supplements can promote good health and help prevent disease, according to a comprehensive new report released by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). The report found that ongoing use of multivitamins (preferably with minerals) and other single-nutrient supplements (like calcium or folic acid) demonstrated quantifiable positive impact in areas ranging from strengthening the immune system of highly-vulnerable elderly patients, to drastically reducing the risk of neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida.

The brain will readily absorb these nutrients and a person will see a change in how they feel mentally and physically quickly with daily usage of these powerful supplements. Most people experience a change within two weeks of usage.

Natural Supplements have been found to reverse many conditions that were unable to be treated by any other modality; this has been documented by many different health organizations. The quality of the supplement has to do with the effectiveness of treatment. Natural supplements with careful quality control procedures can mean the difference between success and failure.

When it comes to eating-protein food is readily absorbed by the brain. Fish and eggs feed the brain more effectively than most other protein foods. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables for the valuable minerals and vitamins to energize the brain. Minimize carbohydrates such as bread, pastry and pizza.

Start feeding your brain today and have a happier healthy life!

I practiced as a doctor of Naturopathic medicine for over twenty years. I have extensive knowledge on the body and have written several articles on some of the main health issues and questions I have seen over the years. I specialize in the modalities such as: nutrition, supplements, physical medicine (includes soft tissue manipulative therapy, physiotherapy, sports medicine, exercise and hydrotherapy)

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Walk to the Nearest Stairway and Take the Stairs
Mar 18th, 2014 by Aldouspi

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"Whoooooo that was harder than I thought?!" I muttered to myself after climbing 10 flights of stairs with my backpack. I had been running late for a meeting in New York's Flat Iron District last week and instead of using the notoriously slow elevator, I had decided to the take the stairs. What an experiment that was!

My legs were burning and I noticed my heart rate had escalated. What gives? I am an athlete. Plus, I just returned from Patagonia where I went on numerous 20 mile hikes, yet I found myself feeling challenged after just a few minutes of stair climbing.

We have always heard sayings like, "take the stairs" or "park farther away," but do you know why it is important to do so?

Reports have been coming out recently about the benefits of standing vs sitting or how being sedentary for long periods of time can lead to a higher risk of heart disease - even if you workout!I am constantly on the go, so I never really sit down for too long. However, most people are not as lucky and find themselves sitting in their offices for extended periods of time.

More On Stair Exercises

Stair Exercise 1: (The Stair Lunge) This is the exercise that will blast your glutes and hamstrings more than just about anything that I can think of. You need to make sure that the stairs you are using are relatively high like something you would find in a stadium at a high school or college. If you don't have access to either type of facility then you can look at your local park or if you have stairs of relative height at home you can make it work by simply doing more reps.

To start, begin your lunges from the bottom of the stairs. One round or set is counted by going all the way to the top and back down. To lunge you want to step by taking a big enough stride to cover 2 to 3 steps at a time. Lengthen your stride and simply climb.


Do a bit of stair walking in my home because it really does increase the heart rate. Great for people who work behind a desk all day - it's great exercise and keeps the blood flowing! You can also do this at work, perhaps during your lunch hour.

Sitting for long periods of time can be detrimental not only to your muscles and joints, but also to the way your body breaks down sugar. It is a bitter pill to swallow: the technologies that make our lives easier also make us unhealthier.

Doing small everyday activities, like taking the stairs in your work building, is one way to add great ancillary exercises into your daily life. It's time to loosen and strengthen your muscles to avoid the dreaded "secretary ass"

There are no excuses why you cannot take the stairs either. So you work on the 80th floor? Great, get off at the 75th floor or even the 78th floor. Take the stairs up a few flights before you head out to lunch and the elevator back down if need be. The opportunities are endless for you if you just think outside of the box.

Start slow though. Walk a flight of stairs and add a flight each day. Think how easy this could be for you. You enter your building in the morning and head out for lunch and then leave for home in the evening…that is 3 times up and 3 times down.

Do a few flights of stairs each time and I can guarantee you will like the way your body responds. Take a look at the chart below and keep in mind the amount of calories burned climbing stairs will depend on your weight:
Calories Burned Climbing Stairs

If you weigh roughly 130 pounds: 295 calories burned climbing stairs per hour
If you weigh roughly 155 pounds: 352 calories burned per hour
If you weigh roughly 180 pounds: 409 calories burned per hour
If you weigh roughly 205 pounds: 465 calories burned per hour

Even descending stairs burns some calories and will add up. Which is good, because every flight of stairs you walk up will have to be descended down at some point.

Calories Burned Descending Stairs

If you weigh roughly 130 pounds: 177 calories burned descending stairs per hour
If you weigh roughly 155 pounds: 211 calories burned per hour
If you weigh roughly 180 pounds: 245 calories burned per hour
If you weigh roughly 205 pounds: 279 calories burned per hour

All data is from the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Journal, the official Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Taking two flights of stairs daily helps you burn enough calories to drop 6 pounds in a year, reports Reader's Digest. If you can up that to two minutes of climbing, five times per week the calorie burn will be equivalent to adding an extra 36-minute walk per week.

Forget the elevator today. Taking the stairs is one of the easiest ways to work your glutes, core, quads, calves, hamstrings, and lower back. Walking up stairs not only strengthens and tones your muscles, but it can also offset your heart attack risk. It is too easy to not give it a try. So do your body some good and take a few flights today. No excuses.

For more information on how to train injury free and other great training tips and personalized online coaching programs, please visit http://www.chrisryanfitness.com . Chris Ryan, C.S.C.S., is a former Division I athlete and top fitness model whose clients range from Men's Fitness, Men's Health, Under Armour, Nike, and Reebok.


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