Nutrition For Your Mind And Mood
Do you wake up full of the joys of life? Or do you greet the day with irritation and malaise? How you feel first thing in the morning can indicate the state of health, or inflammation, inside your brain. Let's explore what your mind and mood are telling you about your health!
Morning Moody Mind
During sleep, the brain removes waste, and refreshes nutrients, via the glymphatic system (like wiping-down the kitchen and restocking cupboards overnight). In the morning, before movement drains pooled fluids, the waste glymph (collected at the base of the brain) influences neurophysiology and thoughts.
Waking up feeling miserable, moody, or anxious can be the result of toxins and inflammation. Some people notice mood elevates after getting up, as detox completes and they rehydrate. Detoxing and fasting also change our mood, as toxins are released then removed from the body.
Thoughts, emotions, and physiology are interconnected. When fluids bathing the brain flow freely, they provide adequate nutrition and remove waste. But, if fluids become stagnant, or the brain is inflamed, the neurons (cells of the brain's electrical system) become inefficient.
With sufficient energy, and the correct nutrients, thoughts are sharp, focused, and logical. But, if the brain is inflamed or malnourished it reduces energy and nutrient availability, and thoughts become less rational, less coherent, more emotional, and more anxious.
The mind-body connection means we perceive inner workings as our own emotions. There's no separation between how we 'feel' and how the brain 'feels'. Knowing it is physical conditions shaping emotional perceptions empowers us to take control of the entire psychological landscape.
Inflammation and Toxicity
Thoughts mirror conditions inside the body. For example, toxicity in the gut directly impacts and inflames the brain. Inflammation causes an overload of 'information', distracting the immune system from critical tasks, like removing dangerous toxins.
Refined sugar causes immediate inflammation while substances damaging gut lining and bacteria (like pesticides) cause slower, chronic, inflammation, taking several days to impact the mental state. Heavy metals also create inflammation that accumulates over longer periods of time.
Feeling restored and rejuvenated after sleep, and waking up in a positive mood, is the result of a complete overnight clean-up. Specifically, the brain has removed metabolic waste that naturally accumulates during the day and provided enough free-flowing nutrition for cells to thrive.
Mind-Body Action Plan
Take charge of your mental state by managing the physiology influencing it:
- Gather data: look for patterns in energy and mood relating to diet, exercise, and sleep.
- Prevent inflammation: stick to Dr. Sebi's Nutritional Guide of alkaline electric foods.
- Reduce inflammation: with berries (except cranberries) and tamarind, and drink the recommended gallon of spring water every day.
- Feed your brain: healthy fats (walnuts, brazil nut, avocado oil, olive oil, avocado, coconut).
- Drain glymph fluid: stay hydrated, stretch, do gentle morning movement.
- Nourish your mind: with positive information and pleasant people.
- Detach from thoughts: disown unsupportive 'inflamed' thoughts.
You are Not Your Mood
So many toxins cause inflammation that depression and anxiety are accepted as normal states. Fortunately, we can separate true feelings and emotions, from negative thoughts that are bi-products of inflamed physiology, and it's incredibly freeing.
If you would like to give your mood a nutritional boost, Dr. Sebi's Banju is a powerful brain and nervous system tonic that calms, balances, mineralizes, and rejuvenates the mind. Delivering an immediate boost in energy, focus, and clarity of thought, Banju is an excellent stress buster that also improves mental resilience and promotes calmness.
To reduce inflammation, and purify the entire body, Dr. Sebi developed Iron Plus. Formulated with powerful antioxidants and delivering essential minerals Dr. Sebi's Iron Plus boosts energy and mood as it clears toxins, and replenishes the blood.
Dr. Sebi said, "Changes cannot be accomplished and will not be forthcoming if the diet has not changed". It is your diet that underpins your physiology. You can super-charge your mental state, mind, and mood by controlling the inner conditions you create. Increasing awareness of the mind-body-emotion-diet connection is the first step to mastering mind and emotions. Nourish your body and your mind will follow.
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