Dr. Maya Sarkisyan questions the belief that age is a primary factor in experiencing “less-than-ideal” brainpower. Instead, she suggests that lifestyle choices are key to ensuring your brain’s top performance state.
Do you think it’s hard to custom design your life? Do you believe it’s for the rich and wealthy only?
Is anybody out there experiencing less than wanted brainpower? Outdated research suggests it is related to old age. However, more and more research and common sense suggest, in most cases, it has very little to do with actual age, but more with what you were doing with your life all these years. Think about the ways you managed to damage your body with lifestyle choices and impact your mind with stress and toxic thoughts.
Ok, it’s not only you, but it’s also me, too. We all are “guilty” of that because we just didn’t pay attention while feeling pretty good most of the time. But deterioration creeps up; it doesn’t immediately show itself. It takes years for symptoms to show up. Especially the nervous system symptoms.
Your lifestyle is what ensures your brain’s top performance state. It has the complete ability to make you rich and wealthy. However, not even all rich people have good health and mental state. In fact, very few people do, and we hear about their success through mass media. These people take every minute of the day thoughtfully; they implement particular mind techniques (like NLP) and watch what they eat – not only to “look good” but also for clear thinking.
Let me share with you some important information on how you can achieve your brain’s peak performance state. It’s a lot of information, so I divided it into two posts – this one is the first.
Eat Your Way to Mental Clarity
You cannot expect to keep eating crappy food and think straight at the same time. Maybe you didn’t feel it years ago when you were young and could “digest nails.” But two things changed: you and food. You got older, and the food got worse. There is no way around it.
Bread, grains, dairy, sugary/sweet foods, vegetable cooking oils, preservatives, GMOs, hormone pumped meat, pesticides, all raise insulin levels, increase fat, raise leptin (fat hormone), promote candida growth and have more undesirable effects on your body.
When your digestive system starts resembling swamp – your brain cannot function properly. The mental fogginess happens, memory weakens, it’s hard to concentrate, etc. And what discourages people when they get on the right path to change their eating habits is the fact that it’s not happening instantly. Some people say, “It didn’t work.” Of course, you are not going to say that and stick to healthy eating habits. But some people give up way too quickly and easily. Just saying… Don’t be like that.
Over years of incorrect nutrition you could develop food sensitivities, allergies, toxic accumulation happened, and now your body is required the new personalized plan of how to get out of trouble.
You need a plan how to create a lifestyle of healthy eating regular, organic, nutrition-dense, real foods.
Sleep Your Way to Brain Rejuvenation
If you want your brain to function better than it does no,w you got to have a good night’s sleep. People with an adrenal deficiency – who burned their energy resources through overworking and excessive stress – cannot even get enough sleep.
During sleep, your body is undergoing essential repair functions, and it requires a lot of attention. If you don’t sleep enough, your body starts doing it during waking hours. And, as it requires you to be more or less still, you get exhausted.
You need to sleep eight hours in complete darkness, preferably in cold temperatures. The best is to fall asleep before 11:00 PM. The darkness increases the melatonin – your body clock hormone, and you can fall asleep easier. Move the electronics and everything with blue lights out of the room.
You are regenerating your mitochondria (the energy powerhouse of the cell) during your sleep. Your stress hormones decline so your brain can pay attention to self-regeneration.
Plus, as a bonus, your mind becomes more creative just by you sleeping between 11:00 PM and 3:00 AM (according to the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine).
I’ll take more creativity – sign me up!
Both of the steps above are huge, and I’m inclined to write much more on them in the future. In fact, both of these topics could make up the content of complete books that, by themselves, can make your life amazing.
In Part Two, I’ll share three more practical steps to obtaining your brain’s peak performance.
If this information piqued your curiosity, let me know by emailing me: firstname.lastname@example.org. And ask for more interesting and relevant information.
This is Part One of a three-part series.