The Potion, our Antioxidant System – Protein and Brain Function

Food can quicken the brain, lift and improve the mood. The popular name given to the branch of medicine that deals with nutrition and it’s effect on the mind is called “Phychonutrition.” It was not until the 70’s and 80’s did scientists discover “neurotransmitters” (brain chemicals) and the mind/brain studies exploded. Most of their attention was paid to two important macro-nutrients that are instrumental in the manufacture and transport of brain chemicals. We will learn how to balance the chemical substances made directly from our food to manage our energy states – for a comfortable, calm alert state or a strong energy sprint that makes us think faster and perform better. We will look at the role of the Antioxidant in Brain Function and the many foods to support it.

 

 

References

Food and Healing: Annemarie Colbin
Healing With Whole Foods: Paul Pitchford 
Nourishing Traditions: Sally Fallon 
Nutrition Against Disease: Roger Williams 
Power Healing: Dr. Leo Galland 
Price-Pottenger Foundation: Dr. Weston Price 
Staying Healthy With The Seasons: Elson M.Hass, M.D. 
The Book Of Macrobiotics-The Universal Way Of Health and Happiness: Michio Kushi 
The Five Phases Of Food: John Garvey 
The Natural Gourmet: Annemarie Colbin 
The Poisons In Your Food: William Longgood 
The Yellow EmperorÕs Classic Of InternalMedicine, Translated by Ilza Velth