Do you need to take care of your Brain because there’s something wrong with it?

The truth is, no one wants to think that there is something wrong with his or her brain, it’s embarrassing and scary, but deep down you can’t get help unless you admit to having a faulty brain. When you’re brain malfunctions it affects your personality, mood and self esteem and the good news is you may think there’s something wrong with YOU, but it’s not YOU it’s your BRAIN that needs help.

Brain problems may be showing up in your life as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder
  • Bipolar Disease
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Dementia
  • Autism
  • Asperger’s
  • Parkinson’s

Other conditions which aren’t actually diseases but still indicate that your brain could use some help are:

  • Chronic stress
  • Brain Fog
  • Difficulty Focusing
  • Inattentiveness
  • Memory Loss
  • Irritability

You may feel embarrassed or ashamed about any problem with you’re brain but realize that this isn’t a serious problem that affects only a few people, it’s actually a silent epidemic and the magnitude is staggering:

  • Psychiatric disorders affect 26% of our adult population
  • More than 20% of children have some type of psychiatric disorder
  • More than 40 million people have anxiety
  • More than 20 million people have depression
  • One in 10 Americans take an antidepressant
  • Alzheimer’s disease will affect 30% (and some experts say 50 percent) of people over 85 years old, which is the fastest growing segment of the population.
  • ADHD is a label we now give to 8.7 percent of children between the ages of 8 and 15.
  • One in 10 children now take stimulant medications like methylphenidate (Ritalin).
  • Autism rates have increased from three in 10,000 children to one in 166 children – an 11-fold increase over the last decade.
  • Learning disabilities affect between 5 percent and 10 percent of school-age children.

The good news is you aren’t alone and there is help, but the conventional doctor’s office may limit your results because the solution is not just a psychiatric medication or a medication for dementia.

The cause of your brain issues is not from missing a psychiatric medication it’s from a health issue in your entire body, because the two are intertwined and interconnected. It’s not your fault also that we live in a world with many more toxins than before WWII when your grandparents lived. Only 10% of cornfields were sprayed prior to 1950 and after in order to expand crops and provide more food 90% of corn fields were sprayed. Not to mention that wheat became modified 200 times to make it shorter, fatter and bread fluffier. Do you remember when Wonder Bread was invented? So nice you could squeeze this white soft bread just like the nice soft toilet paper. The downside to modifying wheat and white flour is that it caused an inflammatory reaction in the gut and in the brain. This is explained further in your Brain Care Workbook. Cancer rates also went up and so did neurological disorders at the same time that we introduced GMO into foods. In fact the Environmental Group stated that a newborn baby already has over 250 chemicals in it’s body from the mother’s cord blood before it’s even breathed the air, drank the water or walked on the earth. Our ocean waters also became laden with chemical spill off, mercury is found in 85% of fish in the Pacific Bay area and the ramifications of Fukishima nuclear waste in the ocean is a quiet part of the unspoken news, but perhaps is that the reason for loss of seal pups, whales and sea birds starving to death recently?

What’s the solution? The solution is to educate yourself on the seven keys to your Brain Care:

Key #1 Nutrient Dense Foods

Our body’s physiology, biochemistry and biology needs certain raw materials to run optimally with the right balance and quality of proteins, fat and carbohydrates, the right vitamins and minerals in the right doses as well as colorful pigments in plant food called phytonutrients that support our well-being and function. Nearly all of us are nutritionally imbalanced in one way or another.

Key #2 Have Healthy Hormones

Our hormones have to work in harmony for us to be healthy. Hormones are messenger molecules in our body that turn things “on” or “off” or “up” and “down”. Hormones exist in an intricate balance and they produce effects throughout the whole body in a finely orchestrated symphony. Our endocrine glands being the thyroid, pancreas, adrenals, ovaries and testes produce our hormones. The control center or our endocrine glands lies in our brains and are termed the hypothalamus and the pituitary.

These endocrine glands and their signals are to control:

The stress response through your adrenals

  • Blood sugar balance through your pancreas
  • Thyroid hormone, which establishes your metabolism via your thyroid gland
  • Sexual behavior and function through your reproductive organs
  • Growth, sleep, mood and much more.

There are three dangerous patterns of hormone imbalances that affect the brain:

  • Too much insulin (also called diabetes), which makes circulation impaired
  • Too much cortisol and adrenalin from stress, which impairs healthy brain chemistry and causes low happy mood hormone, serotonin
  • Not enough thyroid hormone, which can contribute to someone being overweight and causes inefficient oxygen utilization in the body.

They not only help new memory cells sprout in the brain they also help with longevity and neuroplasticity or flexibility of the brain. Hormones that affect the brain are insulin, thyroid, sex hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, the adrenal hormones cortisol, no-epinephrine, epinephrine and hormones to help with memory such as DHEA and pregnenolone.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy helps modulate hormone function. HBOT increases growth hormone and upregulates DNA function for cell life.

Key #3 Cool down Inflammation

We must protect and defend ourselves form foreign invaders and abnormal cells inside our own body. When this system is over or underactive inflammation occurs. Inflammation of the brain is a central symptom of almost all neurological conditions. The brain is more sensitive to inflammation than other parts of the body.

HBOT reduces cerebral edema and inflamation.

Key #4 Fix Your Gut

There is a correlation between the health of our gut and the health of our brain. It’s referred to as the “Gut/Brain Axis”. When the lining of the stomach or intestine is swollen it can become leaky and let larger molecules of food through into the blood stream. When the gut lining becomes leaky the blood brain barrier also becomes leaky because of chemical messengers in the blood system that get carried to the brain. Imagine it like chemical poison in a lake running off into a river and all the tributaries downstream. Sometimes our food actually makes us practically “drunk”.

Key #5 Enhance Detoxification by Cleansing

Our bodies must eliminate all of our metabolic wastes and all toxins we take in from the environment through our food, air, water and medications.

HBOT is a powerful de-toxification agent.

Key #6 Boost Your Mitochondria

The mitochondria are tiny little organelles in each cell, which are like you’re bodies’ batteries. Oxygen enters into the mitochondria and goes through an electron transport chain to make ATP which fuels every cellular and enzymatic reaction in the body. The DNA of the mitochondria is more susceptible to damage than other parts of our body. There are certain nutraceuticals that are good at protecting these precious batteries in our body as well as give them more energy. More energy translates to less brain fog. Our brain uses up 30% of our energy.

HBOT boosts Mitochondria production.

Key #7 Calm Your Mind

A life of meaning and purpose, a life in balance with connection, community, love and support, and a sense of empowerment are essential for health. There are many stressors in the 21st Century that include: social isolation, overwork, disempowerment, and others that can create enormous stress on the nervous system, leading to burnout and breakdown.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

  • Reduces cerebral edema
  • Reduces neuroinflammation
  • Increases oxygen saturation to the brain
  • Promotes new blood vesel growth (Angiogenesis)
  • Can create a 8-fold increase in your own stem cell production (such as brain cells)
  • Reactivates idling neurons within the most oxygen-deficient areas of the brain

Improved Brain Blood Flow Pattern with HBOT

by Harch P, Fogarty E, Staab P, Van Meter K