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Your Amazing Body and Brain
Your Body is Self-Healing!
Your body is in a constant state of change and repair; it’s designed to heal itself. Every day you grow new skin cells as your body constantly sheds the old ones. 30,000-40,000 skin cells fall off you per minute, and on average 8.8 pounds of dead skin cells fall off your body per year! Did you know that 75-90% of the dust in your home is made of your skin cells!
Not only is that disgusting, but it totally illustrates the point of how powerful your body is. In order to do this your body has to follow a very exact program and your nervous system is what runs that program. Your nervous system is comprised of your brain, your spine and about 46 miles of nerves in the adult body!
Are you looking for ways to improve your brain function?
Exercise! Exercise produces nerve-protecting compounds in your body, it improves blood flow to your brain while improving development and survival of neurons.
Animal-Based Omega 3 Fats. DHA is an essential structural component of both your brain and retina. Approximately 60% of your brain is composed of fats-25% of which is DHA. There is compelling research that animal-based omega-3 fats can help reduce the symptoms of a variety of psychiatric illnesses and degenerative brain disorders. Low DHA levels have been linked to memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease.
Sleep! Sleep removes the blinders and helps “reset” your brain to look at problems from a different perspective, which is crucial to creativity. Among adults a mid-day nap was found to dramatically boost and restore brainpower.
Get Adjusted! Adjustments reset your nervous system; they remove the interferences in your nervous system and allow your body to function at its best.
Vitamin D. Activated vitamin D receptors increase nerve growth in your brain, and areas involved in planning, processing of information and the formation of new memories.
Optimize your gut flora. Your gut is your “second brain” and your gut bacteria transmits information to your brain via the vagus nerve. There is a close connection between abnormal gut flora and abnormal brain development.
Vitamin B12. A Finnish study found that people who consume foods rich in B12 may reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s in their later years. Mental fogginess and problems with memory are two of the top warning signs that you have vitamin B12 deficiency.
Listen to Music. Research has shown that listening to music while exercising boosted cognitive levels and verbal fluency skills in people.
Challenge your mind. One of the simplest methods to boost your brain function is to keep on learning. Challenge your brain with mind-training exercises to keep your brain fit as you age. This can be as simple as crossword puzzles, playing board games or surfing the Internet
Cellphone Usage and the Fallout.
Robert Romeo, a former telecommunications worker in Italy, told an Italian court that he used his cellphone three to four hours a day for 15 years as part of his job duties. He subsequently developed a brain tumor, which the court ruled was due to his constant cellphone use. As a result, he was awarded a state-funded pension of about $535 a month. In 2012, Italy’s supreme court similarly upheld a ruling that heavy cellphone usage — five to six hours daily for 12 years — led to a brain tumor in Innocenzo Marcolini.
He, according to Tech Times, “normally held the device in his left hand while taking notes using his right hand.” The tumor was on the left side of his head. In the U.S., where the safety, or lack thereof, of cellphones remains hotly debated, the issue has regained renewed attention after a statement from the office of Sen. John McCain announced he had been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive and fast-growing type of brain tumor.
The question being posed is whether McCain’s tumor could be due to cellphone usage, as politicians certainly spend a good deal of time on the phone. It’s a rhetorical question at the moment, not one being seriously investigated — but perhaps it should be. Sen. Ted Kennedy was also
diagnosed with, and died from, a brain tumor nearly a decade ago. Could his brain tumor also have been cellphone-related?
Is Cellphone Usage Linked With Brain Tumors?
While the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified radiofrequency (RF) radiation — the type used by cellphones to send signals — as a “possible human carcinogen,” the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stops short of making such a claim. “There is no scientific evidence that provides a definite answer” to the question of whether using a cellphone can cause cancer, they say.
Some experts disagree, however, and there is a growing body of evidence that suggests urgent caution is warranted. In 2016, for instance, a National Toxicology Program study exposed male rats to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) at frequencies and modulations used in the U.S. telecommunications industry. Rats exposed to cellphone radiation for about nine hours a day over a two-year period were at increased risk of developing malignant gliomas in the brain and another type of tumor, schwannomas of the heart.
The study authors noted that, given the widespread usage of cellphones, including among children, “even a very small increase in the incidence of disease resulting from exposure to RFR could have broad implications for public health.” They continued:
“Lastly, the tumors in the brain and heart observed at low incidence in male rats exposed to … cellphone RFR in this study are of a type similar to tumors observed in some epidemiology studies of cellphone use. These findings appear to support the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) conclusions regarding the possible carcinogenic potential of RFR.”
Meanwhile, a 2017 systematic review and meta-analysis looking at cellphone use and glioma risk — while noting that current evidence is of poor and limited quality — also found that long-term cellphone use (minimum of 10 years) may be associated with an increased risk of glioma.
Hundreds of Scientists Call on WHO to Increase Protections Against Cellphones.
There was an open letter written in 2015, in which more than 200 scientists called on the World Health Organization and the United Nations to increase protection against the pervasive exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs), including the RFR from cellphones. It explained, in part:
Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines.
Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plant and animal life.
These findings justify our appeal to the United Nations (U.N.) and, all member States in the world, to encourage the World Health Organization (WHO) to exert strong leadership in fostering the development of more protective EMF guidelines, encouraging precautionary measures, and educating the public about health risks, particularly risk to children and fetal development. By not taking action, the WHO is failing to fulfill its role as the pre-eminent international public health agency.”