Over 100,000 chemicals have been added to the environment for the last hundreds of years.
A good strategy is a key to combating the adverse effects of these toxins for improving brain function.
It’s not a conspiracy theory, it’s the truth that too many people are unaware off.
But there are so many nootropics and supplements in general out there that promise this and that.
It all depends on a person’s unique brain chemistry. Too much of something can cause anxiety, brain fog, and other symptoms you did not sign up for.
Just enough can induce the “peak performance” you seek.
Blame the Agriculture
We humans have been through tough times in overall health, ever since the agriculture took another route. Approximately 10, 000 years ago.
Our ancient ancestor lived a much healthier lifestyle, because of the abundance of what we now call organic and natural food sources.
Plus, with cell phones and emails available for everyone today with one touch, the brain has no time to go offline.
This makes the nervous system overstimulated.
Chronic Stress and Your Cognitive Function
You aren’t wired for chronic acute stress, which has an adverse influence on the hippocampus (the brain’s memory center).
Short and long term memory depends on a healthy hippocampus. This is why you need to have your cortisol levels in control.
Cortisol should be high in the morning to help you deal with tasks, and low in the evenings to rest and recover mind and body.
The modern society is build up so that every input is a stress factor.
From the sound of your iPhone and the sound of your boss adding unrealistic expectations.
Essential nutrients must be in your system to produce necessary brain chemicals so you can focus.
How to Get the Most out of Supplements?
It’s what it sounds like; Supplement. Not replace raw food the body wants. Supplements should add nutrients to raw materials.
Besides healthy nutrition’s, we humans also need;
- A good organically grown nutrient packed diet
- Anti-inflammatory diet
- Balance between isolation and social interaction
- A good night sleep
There is nothing better for the mind and body than healthy food habits. Every bite either hurts or improves your health.