Food & Your Brain - Help!
"You are what you eat" - I know this phrase has been used loosely over the years, to the point that we may respond with "yeah, whatever!". However, IT IS TRUE!
Why is sickness, disease, developmental delay, learning & behaviour difficulties on such a rapid increase? Little thought seems to go into what the effects of what we eat & do have on our body & our brains...& how this has changed over the decades.
Food is not JUST fuel/energy for our body. Don't be fooled that your body only takes what it needs & passes the rest out in the toilet! Our body actually stores these toxins - it stores them mostly in fat cells in an attempt to protect our body. Did you know that your brain is largely made of fat cells? It is no wonder that we have a "foggy" head or difficulty concentrating if our brains are full of toxins. This is one of the reasons for feeling lousy or experiencing headaches when on a detox diet - as the fat cells breakdown, so they release more toxins - toxins that they have been storing up for years. Toxic overload is another reason why we put on weight - the fat is full of toxins from the food & drink we consume & the medications we take!
What children eat during the day at school is the fuel, nutrients & building blocks that they have to learn with.
Poor Food = Poor Brain
Poor concentration, poor behaviour, poor development is a result of stress - not just emotional stress. A lot of this stress is chemical stress from poor food, drink & medication.
I can't emphasise this enough! The food that you eat & drink becomes you! It also becomes the child that you are bearing & the breast milk that you are feeding your child! Your child & your breast milk is made from your body cells (you) which is made from the food, drink & medications that you consume!
Again, I will say: Your body is made from what you eat & drink.
Is your body made up of the simple ingredients, found in nature, untouched & designed to give you EXACTLY what your body needs & craves? Or is your body made up of man-made chemicals (which include dyes, flavours, preservatives & other ingredients), processed & packaged foods - all of which are toxic to your body?
Lets revisit the days where we (or our great grandparents!) ate healthy home cooked meals & whole foods made from raw ingredients rather than packet sauces & frozen foods. Where more time was taken to stop & "smell the roses", allowing bodies & brains to rest, recover...heal. Was sickness, disease, developmental delay, learning & behavioural difficulties as prevalent then?
I will leave you to ponder that thought...