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Nutrition of the Brain

Nutrition of the Brain

Hey guys, Doctor Christopher Hood here from Hood Chiropractic.

How many of you guess say, “There is so much information, I don’t know what to do, I don’t know how to apply it?” I’m teaching this stuff and I feel the same way, every time I go on the internet, there’s more information and how it applies. So, we’re going to get into some specifics this month.

So, when it comes to nutrition, the first thing we want to address is the nutrition of the brain. Your brain is controlling the function of every other major organ, gland and system in your body and it does that through the spinal cord. Your brain is sending energy, electrical chemical signals through the spinal cords, down to the nerves that go to your heart, your lungs and all of the tissues! But, how do we nourish that brain

Plenty of people come into my office, that are feeling tired, fatigued, or depressed and they don’t know why. So, it all starts with your brain. Your brain is controlling your bodily functions. Number one thing I tell people what they can do is take good, healthy omega fats. Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids are essential for your brain's development.

That’s why grandparents gave us fish oil as children. Because it promotes healthy growth of the neurons of the brain. The brain is mostly made of fat and protein. Essential fats are responsible for making sure your synapses fire off when they’re supposed to to ensure your brain works at a sufficient pace. It also reduces inflammation in the body, lowers cholesterol, SO GOOD FOR YOU. 3000 mg of omega fats a day keeps the doctor away. 3000 mg a day helps nourish your brain, keeps it healthy and thriving.

The second thing I want to address is something I see people doing is using artificial sweeteners. The pink packet, the blue packet, the yellow packet, they all have neurological consequences. So much in fact that they’re doing research on Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disorders and linking to artificial sweeteners.

So, you've got to cut out artificial sweeteners. Pink, blue, yellow, oh my gosh, they’ll have purple one day, I don’t know. They’re bad for you. Stop it. It is a neurotoxin, get them out of your diet.

What should you do instead? Stevia. Stevia is a natural plant in which the root is ground up. It's ultra sweet though, if you’re going to use it. So just a little tinsy bit, just a little bit goes a long way. You can use xylitol which is an alcohol based sugar, doesn’t affect your brain or your pancreas, if you’re worried about diabetes.

You can also just use natural sugars, honey, raw sugars, dark molasses. No artificial sugars, instead use natural sugars or stevia.

The third thing we want to talk about is a nutritional supplement they just came out with. I’ve just been experimenting with this within the past year, it’s called EHT. EHT itself has been shown to increase the synapses in your brain so your brain functions better. So, it’s a newer product and now you’ve heard of it.

I hope these things are beneficial to you all, I’m doctor Christopher Hood, it’s all good in the hood. God bless.

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Hood Chiropractic
5990 54th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33709
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