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What the Brain Needs
There are two ways of obtaining energy. If a person consumes a carbohydrate-rich diet, the entry of glucose into the bloodstream increases its level, prompting the pancreas to produce and release insulin into the blood. With insulin's help, glucose is transported into cells and converted into energy. Conversely, if the diet is high in fats and the glucose level is low, the enzyme lipase releases triglyceride reserves, and fatty acids are sent to the liver, where ketones are produced. However, this second method of energy production only operates when a person consumes no more than 25 – 30 grams of sugar per day (the absolute amount of sugar).

Fats are very useful to humans, of course, not in conjunction with sugar (for example, sweet cream in cakes or cream whipped with sugar). The brain cell membranes contain twice as many lipids as regular cells, making them the fattiest cells in the body. For the brain, ketones are a priority energy source, and the mind is clearer from ketone energy, but the brain will always have enough glucose, regardless of the diet, because the liver can synthesize it (gluconeogenesis) from both fats and proteins. However, consuming a lot of sugar daily over the years gradually leads to brain atrophy, the development of insulin resistance, which causes cognitive disorders.

Magnesium is essential for the efficient operation of brain neurons; otherwise, synaptic density decreases, resulting in quicker fatigue, weakened memory, and poorer sleep, so it's important to remember that greens in the daily diet are the best way of obtaining magnesium. Zinc is also very necessary for the brain to prevent the formation of amyloid plaques, which damage brain synapses and disrupt communication between neurons, potentially leading to dementia. Proper fasting helps cleanse the blood vessels, dissolving cholesterol and amyloid plaques. Incidentally, beta-amyloids (amyloid plaques) form when energy is obtained only from sugars and insulin resistance has already developed. This is also referred to as Type 3 diabetes.

It is well known that sleep is important for good brain function, and getting enough rest is crucial. However, with the advent of mobile phones, cysts forming on the side of the head where one is accustomed to holding the phone have become a current issue. Therefore, when using a phone, it should be kept as far away from oneself as possible.

Brain function is hindered by hypoxia, gluten, alcohol, and deficiencies in selenium, vitamins D3, B1, and B12. Oils that do not oxidize quickly and have a high omega-3 to omega-6 ratio should be used in the diet.

 

How to Improve Brain Function and Memory?
Firstly, physical activities are absolutely necessary because exercising muscles release lactic acid, a metabolite (metabolic product). Lactic acid provides 10%, and in some cases, much more of the brain's energy needs, with the rest supplied by glucose and ketones. Lactic acid supports long-term memory and acts as a neurotransmitter, reducing stress and depression. Physical exercise improves blood supply, and even in old age, the hippocampus grows.

Brain function can be improved through stimulation (e.g., analytics, programming), but reliance solely on brain stimulation without physical activities is inadvisable because it involves only a small part of the brain, and during intense analytical training, information is transferred to uninvolved cells while the involved ones degenerate, preventing brain development.

Maintaining healthy blood vessels is important to supply the brain with oxygen and nutrients. Particularly important are B vitamins, D3, polyunsaturated fatty acids omega-3, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and antioxidants. Aromatherapy positively affects the brain, while alcohol, food preservatives and colorants, high-frequency radiation, accumulated heavy metals, antibiotics, and sugar deteriorate it. The brain functions better when it gets energy from ketones than from glucose.

 

Depression
Many physically ill people are more or less affected by depression, related to brain damage caused by internal toxins. Whether this pathological process remains confined to depression or deepens to, for example, epilepsy, manic psychosis, schizophrenia, depends on the state of the brain's blood-brain barrier, the type of toxins, and the extent of damage. These factors are also related to the liver's condition. Similar to other organs, metabolic end-products reach the brain through the circulatory and lymphatic systems. Before entering the major circulation, the digestive products from the small and large intestines reach the liver through the portal vein, where some monoamines, mainly from meat products, are neutralized and excreted through the kidneys.

There's a misconception that failing to obtain animal protein from the diet will lead to health problems, pregnancy issues for women, and developmental issues for the child. However, this is not the case. Nature has provided for the independent synthesis of proteins from carbohydrates and fats. To convert dietary carbohydrates and fats into proteins, only one macroelement - nitrogen - needs to be added. A person needs less than 4 grams of nitrogen per day, which comes from metabolizing aged cells. Stagnant bile, gallbladder stones, low-density lipoprotein, and pollution from metabolic waste prevent the liver from fully performing its functions, i.e., detoxification and synthesis.

If the toxic end products of digestion are not completely neutralized, they enter the major circulation and cause various diseases, including neurological diseases such as Parkinson's disease, depression, multiple sclerosis, etc.

This means the liver needs to be cleansed, but since the bile ducts are connected to the duodenum, the cleansing process is directly related to the condition in the gastrointestinal tract. Many people have intestinal walls clogged with layers of fungal mycelium, pus, mucus, parasites, etc. One should not wait for diseases to develop; the gastrointestinal tract should be cleansed independently. This is important because lymphatic capillaries, which excrete cell and intercellular fluid waste, open into the mucosal lining. If excretion does not occur, accumulations form, including in the brain, manifesting as depression, neurosis, or deeper psychological disorders, etc.

Depression is also exacerbated by sleep disorders (not sleeping at night) and, for example, prolonged computer use. Interfering with brain activity with neuroleptics, stimulants, and similar medications can quickly lead to permanent drug dependency and chronic depression.

 

Magnesium and Vitamin B1 are Important for the Brain
Magnesium is important not only for the hematopoietic and circulatory systems but also for cell mitochondria to produce ATP, simply put, energy. Magnesium ensures the efficiency of neuron cell functions to maintain synaptic density, otherwise, memory and sleep worsen, and fatigue sets in quickly.

If there's a lack of vitamin B1, vision deteriorates, apnea may occur (periodic closure of the upper airways in a lying position), and apathy can take over. Increased glucose levels in the blood rapidly deplete vitamin B1 stores in the body.

 

Dizziness Upon Standing Up (Orthostatic Hypotension)
For instance, when a person suddenly stands up from a lying position in the morning, arterial pressure decreases. When lying down for a long time, more than a liter of blood accumulates in the legs and lower body than in the upper body. Moving from a lying to a standing position reduces venous blood return, resulting in less blood reaching the heart and, consequently, the heart ejects a smaller volume of blood into the aorta. This leads to a drop in blood pressure, manifesting as dimness in the eyes and dizziness up to the point of losing consciousness. Factors that can contribute to this condition include, for example, alcohol consumed the previous day or a lot of thermally processed food, meaning there was little raw food in the diet, and water was not drunk, making the blood thicker and harder to pass through the liver and heart.

The mechanism of this phenomenon is as follows. Since the neurohumoral system regulates the number of heart contractions and the volume of circulating blood, suddenly standing up from bed activates the sympathetic nervous system and deactivates the parasympathetic system in the elongated brain's vascular motor center. In a few seconds, the pressure is restored, and the head does not feel dizzy. If the response of the sympathetic nervous system is delayed, it's called orthostatic hypotension.

To determine if there's orthostatic hypotension, for example, one can count the pulse before standing up and after. If the pulse increases by 30 beats per minute, it means there's orthostatic hypotension due to insufficient circulating blood volume. Another method is to measure blood pressure in the morning immediately after getting up and then again after 3 minutes. If after 3 minutes the systolic pressure (upper) decreases by more than 20 or the diastolic (lower) pressure decreases by more than 10, or if both indicators decrease, it means there's orthostatic hypotension.

Orthostatic hypotension can be acute or chronic. Acute can occur, for example, in athletes under great physical strain, overloading the parasympathetic nervous system. It can happen if a person sweats a lot and drinks little or uses diuretics, or has lost a lot of blood. Chronic orthostatic hypotension can occur, for example, if there's atherosclerosis or long-term use of medication for high blood pressure.

Water with a negative oxidation-reduction potential helps. If there's no device to obtain such water, lemon juice can be added to water. It's advisable to avoid eating in the evening. And, of course, an adequate diet is necessary.

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Trace Elements and the Brain
Practically the entire central nervous system and all the tissues that comprise it are associated with trace elements. The human body utilizes nearly the entire periodic table of chemical elements by Mendeleev. There are 12 basic elements widely used, 81 are extensively utilized, but at the ultramicro level, practically all elements are involved, including radioactive ones. In the brain and its cortex, where the highest neural activity occurs, i.e., thinking, practically all elements are concentrated, including precious metals. As a child develops, there is a redistribution of trace elements, moving them from various bodily structures to the brain cortex, which is the outer part of the cerebral hemispheres where the highest psychological functions occur. Therefore, the better the brain cortex is matured and supplied with micro and ultramicro elements, the better the child will develop and learn, and the less they will be sick, as well as having better organ control and stronger immunity.

The state of trace elements and their composition correction in the central nervous system is so important that it often exceeds the genetic significance to the organism. This factor is comparable to genetic material, on which basis a person exists and develops.

Nerve cells regenerate, but this process does not occur as quickly as it does in soft tissues, because there are few stem cells in the brain. This is also one of the reasons why it is difficult to rehabilitate people after a stroke and brain injuries. Brain functionality is ensured by the provision of trace elements. If sufficient, the brain functions successfully, able to concentrate and absorb information for extended periods. Any internal instability, reflection, all experiences with or without reason, rapidly deplete the nervous system's resources and weaken internal organ control.

Trace elements in the brain must be in homeostasis, that is, balanced. For example, if the right hemisphere of the brain prevails, but the left is suppressed due to a deficiency of trace elements, then the person more often exhibits chaotic behavior and is excessively emotional, also suffering from insomnia. If trace elements are sufficient, the adrenal glands do not secrete an excessive amount of catecholamines, which are adrenaline and noradrenaline, therefore, blood pressure does not especially increase.

The central nervous system accumulates a lot of micro and macro elements, but if any of them is not saturated, all therapeutic (medicinal) and all other actions we perform, especially stressing the nervous system (for example, studying) will be futile or insignificant.

Educators often complain about cognitive disorders in children – those who cannot concentrate and absorb information for long periods. In this case, neither a teaching assistant nor a psychologist can help the child, because the neuron axodendritic connections, which arrange the intellectual network in the head, depend on the chemical valence of iron or its ability to add an atom of another element (as this iron combines with other elements, whether it is divalent or trivalent).

Zinc plays a crucial role in the activity of about 300 different enzymes. Spatial orientation, vision, brain tissues, signal transmission through synaptic vesicles, and participation in the functioning of the reproductive organs in both women and men depend on zinc. Essentially, each trace element in our body has various nuances.

Vanadium is an important trace element that accumulates in neurons and ensures stable functioning of the nervous system, as well as the whole organism. If there is a deficiency of vanadium, it can become a contributing factor to the development of hypothyroidism, that is, reduced activity of the thyroid gland. Conversely, if there is too much vanadium, it acts as a neurotoxin that can cause manic-depressive psychosis. Therefore, the amount of this element in the body must be balanced, and lithium can provide this balance.

 

Epilepsy and Other Brain Diseases
It is believed that structural changes in the brain create microruptures in brain tissues, which may be followed by an inflammatory process resembling intoxication caused by microinflammation of a limited brain segment, potentially replacing it with non-functional connective tissues. These microruptures are perceived by the organism as foreign bodies, against which antibodies are accordingly formed, resulting in the creation of new epileptic foci. A pathological chain forms, compressing blood vessels, disrupting brain blood supply, leading to oxygen deprivation, accumulation of metabolic toxic products, followed by increased bioelectric activity and bioelectric discharge, causing seizures.

The formation of brain microruptures most often begins with common acute respiratory diseases, upper respiratory infections, followed by antibiotics and fever-reducing medications, such as panadol. The dead mucous cells of the nose and paranasal sinuses and microbes begin to secrete monoamines: putrescine, cadaverine, protoamine, which are toxic compounds.

If the brain's blood-brain barrier is weak, toxins enter the brain and, depending on where the tissue defense is weaker, a pathological focus forms.
  ϒ  If in the brain envelopes – arachnoiditis.

  ϒ  If the damage to the envelopes is deeper – meningitis.

  ϒ  If in the brain – epilepsy.

  ϒ  If the brain damage is comprehensive – meningoencephalitis.

Alzheimer's disease involves the penetration of toxic substances into brain tissues, where sugar-containing proteins, large molecular compounds called amyloids, damage brain cells and tissues. There is an increased oxidation of the fatty sheaths of cells, cell membrane integrity is damaged, glucose metabolism is disrupted, and ionized calcium enters the cells.

Modern medicine treats epilepsy with surgical intervention, excision of epileptic foci, and blockades of seizure impulses transmission (through nerve fibers), anticonvulsants, and sleeping pills. Thus, disturbing symptoms can be eliminated, but not cured. However, it would be more appropriate to determine the mechanisms of these diseases' onset, thus simply not reaching such conditions. If it does happen, the situation is not hopeless; in the early stages, epilepsy in children is treatable, requiring multiple deep cleansing programs and switching to a natural diet, and after six months, brain microruptures will start to disappear, and this way, other diseases can also be cured in parallel.

 

Headaches
Headaches, which are actually a symptom and "signal" about some problems in the organism, can have many different causes, such as fatigue, colds, flu, high blood pressure, trauma, etc. To remove the symptom, pharmacies offer a range of medications, such as aspirin, pentalgin, amidopyrine, analgin, etc. Besides medications, there is acupuncture, point massage, etc.

Headaches are mostly caused by the accumulation of metabolic end products in the brain and not only. As proteins break down (disimilation), nitrogen-containing compounds are formed, such as ammonia, urea, creatinine. One of the end products is also uric acid (sodium urate crystals), which accumulates in the brain envelopes in the form of tiny crystals and presses on them, causing pain. If the crystals accumulate in the joints, they become inflamed and start to hurt. This can be infectious, non-specific, or rheumatic polyarthritis, progressively deforming polyarthritis.

If uric acid accumulates in the urinary tract, it leads to urolithiasis, causing severe pain in the kidneys and urinary channels.

Uric acid crystals, which are almost insoluble in a neutral environment, dissolve only in an alkaline environment. The crystals are very small with sharp edges, and they damage nerve trunks, as well as nerve endings (radiculitis). Treatment is similar to other diseases (see the section "Detoxification "). It makes no sense to treat migraines and radiculitis without cleansing the respiratory organs, kidneys, and, of course, the liver.

 

Migraine
Migraine is essentially the initial stage of meningitis when inflammatory processes reach the head. Meningitis is an infectious inflammation of the brain's envelope, accompanied by intoxication, fever, meningeal syndrome, resulting changes due to inflammation, and increased internal pressure syndrome.

Migraine usually manifests with headaches on one side of the forehead or temples, accompanied by dizziness, a feeling of heaviness, and nausea. Smells, bright light, sounds irritate. Pain can last from a few hours to a few days. The pathogenesis of migraine is the dilation of blood vessels in the brain with irritation of the nerves that innervate them.

If something hurts in a person's body (excluding physical trauma), it means that an inflammatory process is occurring somewhere. Inflammation means that a foreign protein has entered the organism, which the immune system tries to neutralize. If it's in the brain's envelope, it's called meningitis. Migraine is essentially the beginning of the inflammatory process, the inflammation has moved to the cerebrospinal fluid, to the brain cells, and to exclude other variants, a neurologist usually sends for examination, for example, brain CT scan and cervical spine X-ray, to exclude tumors, compressive neuropathy or deformations.

The only option for preventing the inflammatory process is cleansing with proper fasting, preceded by an anti-parasitic program. Exclude from the daily diet meat products, white bread, sugar, and dairy products, except for butter and heavy cream.