Energy Medicine for Brain Health

We have featured a number of Quick Tips on Brain Health and have consolidated this information in one place for your convenience. If you would like to learn more about Brain Health, be sure check out the Energy Mastery for Brain Health Online Video Series that is for sale in our store.

Video Resources

Here are some of our featured videos and tutorials on The Circulation Sex Reactivity Pose, The Peacemaker, and The Glymphatic Detoxer that we hope you find helpful.

Nutrition for Brain Health

Nutrition plays a key role in brain health. A true gift of energy medicine is the ability to energy test our foods. Everyone’s body is different and as a result there is no one-size-fits-all diet for brain health. Even foods that are widely recognized as key to brain health, such as healthy fats, may not be optimal for you. While the following are general guidelines, please energy test or schedule with an Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner for Advanced Substance Testing on all of your nutrients!

When it comes to brain health, definitely don’t skip on healthy vegetables and fruits, but keep in mind that protein and fat are absolutely key too. Protein is important for concentration and memory. Healthy fats are essential for brain health-the brain is largely made up of fat and water. And fats are key building blocks for our cells and for hormone production. Fat has gotten a bad rap for decades, but it is becoming more and more recognized that good quality fats are essential for overall health and brain health. Healthy fats include butter, olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, ghee, animal fats such as lard and tallow (from organic, grass-fed meat), fish oil, avocados, nuts, and seeds.

Exercise and the Brain

What’s good for the body is good for the brain, and that includes exercise, especially aerobic exercise. Brain benefits include: improved concentration; enhanced blood flow and oxygen to the brain; reduction in loss of gray matter; strengthened synaptic connections; and increased production of new nerve cells. It’s also instructive to note that in contrast to exercise, being sedentary raises the risk of both stroke and dementia.

Stress and Sleep

Stress and sleep are each huge topics and correspond to brain health in many ways. That said, of course everyone is aware that both stress overload and lack of sleep take a toll on overall health, including brain health. What people often are not aware of is just how major of an impact each of these factors plays when it comes to the brain. Chronic stress and the accompanying stress hormones can impede memory and many other aspects of brain health.

Good quality sleep is critical to health and modern life is a huge obstacle to decent sleep. Getting plenty of sleep and honoring our circadian cycle, which is essentially the same as honoring the 24-hour Meridian Flow Wheel, means for the majority of people getting to sleep by 10:30pm and sleeping for 8 hours is optimal.

Environmental factors that many people are not aware of can take a toll on both stress levels and sleep quality. Two of the big ones are artificial light, which interferes with our circadian rhythms and production of the hormone melatonin, and Electro-Magnetic Frequencies (EMFs). Blue light is especially disruptive and is produced from our electronic devices such as televisions, computers, smartphones, tablets, etc. Either avoid these devices for at least an hour before bed, or install a program or filter that reduces blue light emissions (the program flux can help with computers, and some smartphones have a nighttime setting).

Additionally, EMF exposure causes stress on the body and potentially can interfere significantly with our energy and physical health. This is a major and extensive topic, but to begin with, minimize exposure by not sleeping with electronic devices such as TV’s, computers, smartphones in your bedroom. Unplug your WIFI router before bed to lessen the EMF frequencies throughout your entire house and don’t carry your smartphone on your body. There are many different types of radiation-reducing shields and cases for phones and tablets, etc. and they are well worth investigating.

Meditation for Better Focus

Thousands of research studies have corroborated what people who meditate regularly have reported meditation is enormously helpful in multiple ways. A regular meditation practice not only can improve concentration and focus, it can reduce stress, help with sleep, and even improve memory and creativity. It appears that many different types of meditation lead to major benefits, so for those just starting out, you may want to experiment to see what type of meditation feels right to you-and especially realize that if you have tried meditating and did not feel that you benefited, you can try a different type of practice. It is a bit like exercise-jogging and swimming are both good cardiovascular activities, but most people will favor one over the other.

Brain Fog and Blood Sugar

Low, high or fluctuating blood sugar levels age the brain as it damages neurons and creates a disconnect with neurotransmitters. It is also a major factor in Brain Fog and mental fatigue.

Some common symptoms of low blood sugar are:

  • Anxiety, restlessness, nervousness
  • Waking between 3 – 4 am
  • Craving sweets between meals
  • Impatience/irritability when skipping meals or not eating on time
  • Mental confusion
  • Brain fog or mental fatigue
  • Difficulty remembering, concentrating, focusing
  • Easily stressed or upset
  • More energy after meals
  • Shakiness
  • Blurred or impaired vision
  • Weakness and/or lack of coordination
Problems with blood sugar are often caused by stress, poor diet and missing meals. Stress can cause a fluctuation in a number of hormones including cortisol (your stress hormone) and insulin levels which have a direct impact on the amount of energy the brain has in order to function well. Poor diets that include excess caffeine, carbohydrates, sugars, artificial flavoring and processed foods tend to wreak havoc on blood levels. Another culprit is skipping meals. The body needs consistent, healthy sources of energy to function properly and food, especially protein, is the body’s fuel source.

Common symptoms of high blood sugar are:

  • Tired after meals
  • Frequent urination
  • Difficulty sleeping and particularly falling asleep
  • Overall sluggish feeling
  • Hungry all the time
  • Waist girth equal or larger than hip girth
  • Constant craving of sweets especially after meal time
  • Weight gain and difficulty losing weight
The good news is that for most people blood sugar can be remedied by reducing stress, eating a “whole foods” diet, and eating regular healthy meals. Eating a protein-rich breakfast within the first hour of waking is vitally important for good brain health and good energy levels. For many people, eating healthy snacks between meals or eating several smaller meals throughout the day keeps blood sugar balanced.

Also, tapping or rubbing your Liver Neurolymphatic Reflex Zone under the right breast and your Spleen 21 point or (the Spleen Line) located on the outside, mid-line of the body under the arm and level with the breasts is a helpful way to support and balance blood sugar levels. The liver organ both stores and produces sugar, glucose, depending upon your body’s need and the spleen organ metabolizes the blood sugar. When you are not eating, the body has to make its own sugar especially overnight or between meals. If you find yourself consistently waking between 3 – 4am after the Liver Meridian’s high time of 1 – 3am, then I highly recommend trying a teaspoon of honey before bed. My favorite is Manuka honey from New Zealand. It’s a great recipe for a “sweet” nights sleep and good brain health.

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