20th April 2016
Guest writer for Wake Up World
The quality of your life is in large part a function of the health of your brain. From the more basic (but no less astounding) operations of maintaining the intricate balance of the biological network that is your body to the more sophisticated functions of perception, awareness, imagination and thought, the brain is central to your experience—and quality—of life.
And yet, life in our modern societies seems to be working, in many ways, against brain health. Powerful neurotoxins are contained in our food and emitted as gases from the myriad of synthetic materials used in houses, cars, clothes and so on. The bright, artificial lights of computer screens and cellphones alter delicate circadian neurotransmitter balances by overstimulating our optic nerves after dark. Our foods have often times been grown in devitalized soils and then further processed and packaged, robbing our bodies of essential vitamins and minerals—literally the fuel for our brains.