WELLNESS: Brain Nutrition

WELLNESS: Brain Nutrition

Did you know that nutrition directly impacts our level of wellness? Have you considered how nutrition for our brain impacts our wellness? Consider pondering or reading about how there are different kinds of nutrition

I’ll be speaking about two types of nutrition today. One is related to the need for healthy fats for our brain to thrive, and in doing so having a positive impact on our ongoing level of wellness. The other kind of nutrition is what I call “nutrition of thought”: thoughts which create a measurable improvement or decline in our wellness.

Actually, all thoughts create measurable energy. It’s simply a matter of what kind of energy we wish to create in any moment, and knowing how to do so

Before I dive into those two kinds of nutrition, I want to remind us all that our body and mind know what it wants to thrive. If we train ourselves to listen to our own instinct, we will by default push away from consuming things and thinking thoughts which are harmful to us. When I say instinct, I refer to both a deep ancestral instinct and what many reference as our intuitive mind.

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” Attributed to Albert Einstein 

What Albert shares in this quote is the fact that we should use both are rational mind and intuitive mind. What matters profoundly is understanding how the relationship between both can be optimal. Our intuitive mind is what can create magnificent projects, ideas, partnerships, and inventions. It is our rational mind that can then get us from those incredible ideas and make them a reality. Without listening to our intuitive mind, we essentially become robots. In doing do, we end up going through the endless mundane steps of logistics, leading to boredom and complacency.

The capability of our intuitive mind is connected to the health of our brain which depends on, among other variables, healthy fats

HEALTHY FAT TIPS

It has been widely researched and shown that the consumption of healthy fats have a very positive impact on the health of our brain and overall wellness. Our brain interprets healthy fats as a sign that everything is more than alright. A lack of healthy fat, and our brain interprets it as being in starvation mode, holds on to unneeded fat while mental clarity decreases.

Below is a great article and if you scroll down and look at the approaches to nutrition which are mentioned. You’ll notice that they include foods that have a high content of healthy fat.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6787147/

NUTRITION OF THOUGHT

Wellness and a Happy Brain

Our future depends on understanding that nutrition for our brain, how we feed our brain is critical to our wellness, and our ability to be fit of brain and fit of mind, along with being fit of body

We live with some societal circumstances, which can be changed, which include a preference for quick fixes. From fast food, to getting rid of a headache, we have become used to, and even expect any problem or challenge to have an immediate fix. If we don’t find that quick relief we tend to stop using whatever strategy we were trying.

This brings me to the topic of mental fitness and it’s connection to brain nutrition and overall wellness. We now know that our thoughts create real, and measurable, energy. Make sure to scroll to the bottom to check out several articles related to Positive Psychology. This is not theory. This is research and evidence-based. When we increase the percentage of our thoughts to 75% or above, we greatly increase our quality of life. We also improve our physical health, relationships, performance, mental clarity, focus of attention, and more.

Take the time to take some time

Meaning, increase the amount of time in which you are keenly aware of whatever moment you are in. It could be a business meeting, dinner with a friend, or a chat with you son or daughter. Another way to think of this is…

Become a master of observation

Not to say observe or plan more than doing. That’s another topic for another day, and in general “do” more often than you observe, then reflect. What percentage of each you might ask? That varies wildly, and meanwhile, here are some more tips:

  • Become well read on what are healthy fats (like avocado, coconut oil, olive oil, grass fed and unsalted butter, raw nuts, etc.)
  • Know that in any moment of any day, you can choose to not judge your circumstances
  • You can choose to anticipate negative thoughts
  • There are strategies to help you choose a positive reaction, even under the most adverse situations (for more details read my blogs on this site and at https://enriquecfeldman.com/blog/)

Choose your thoughts as if your life depended on it… because it does.

Abrazos,

Enrique

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17439760.2010.508883

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1559827619838992

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17439760.2021.1871945