Increase Brain Power

Increase Brain Power with Highly Nutrient Rich Foods

  • Grass Fed Meat
  • Wild Fish
  • Wild Game
  • Grass Fed Dairy Products
  • Foraging free-run chicken, duck and eggs
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Fresh or dried herbs
  • Fresh fruit
  • Super Green Foods

My preference for dairy is for products from goat or Jersey cow milk. Goats and Jersey cows are smaller than Holstein cows, making the Holstein milk molecules harder to digest, especially if you have sensitivities. Raw milk products are best if available.

Add some cardamom, ginger or cinnamon; helps with digestion (spicy-warm foods help digestion)

Our Brain/Mind is connected with our body; they are not separate entities, and therefore what we put into our mouth does affect us.

If we eat processed food with artificial colouring, additives and nitrates, or feed it to our children and animal friends, it will affect the thoughts, mood and emotions. This can prevent the increase of brain power


One of the best ways to increase brain power and change your brain is to eat foods rich in nutrients that feed and fuel the brain and body.


To increase brain power, the brain requires a fair amount of fat and protein. Without these nutrients one may feel fatigued, unfocused, and scattered, and may struggle with memory - again, what we put into our mouth does affect our brain and emotional health.


Fats are essential for overall health, especially when we want to increase brain power. The brain, (dry weight) is more than 50% fat and holds the body's highest concentration of DHA.

DHA comes from Omega 3 essential fatty acid (EFA) foods. The body does do not manufacture Omega 3 or 6 and must get those nutrients from our food.

All fats and oils, whether vegetable or animal in origin, are some combination of saturated fatty acids, monounsaturated acids, and polyunsaturated acids.  The best way to get your essential fatty acids and other healthy fats is to eat products from animals that are grass-fed only: butter, ghee, lard, eggs, cheese, milk. kefir and yogurt preferably from raw dairy and healthy fats from nuts, seeds, coconut and olive oil.

EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) is converted in the liver to DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) from Omega 3 rich foods and is necessary for a healthy brain/mind and body.

Average brain levels of DHA have dramatically diminished in the last 100 years. Consequently, our brains has shrunk 10%  because of a lack of Omega 3 rich foods in our diet. This happened due to an increase of grains fed to our livestock. Omega 6 essential fatty acids are plentiful in vegetable oils, nuts, seeds and grains. Our health has been greatly compromised due to an increase in the diet of Omega 6 EFAs and a reduction of Omega 3s; therefore, what we are observing from too many omega 6 EFAs in our diet is

diminished brain function, inflammation and hormonal imbalances.

Herbs which assist in fat digestion are bitter and sour in flavor such as:
Dandelion greens and roots, burdock root, chamomile flowers, orange peel, lemon peel and Hawthorne berries are just a few.

OMEGA 6 EFAs

  • Linoleic acid (LA)  Soy, corn, cottonseed, safflower oils, sunflower, canola
  • Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) Evening primrose, borage, black current oil
  • Dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA) Liver and other organ meats
  • Arachidonic Acid (AA)  butter, lard, animal fats, brain, organ meats, egg  yolk, seaweed

It is best to focus on your omega 3 EFAs which come from
animal sources on a grass-fed diet

OMEGA 3 EFA’S

  • Alpha-linolenic acid (LNA) flax oil, green vegetables
  • Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) fish liver oils, fish eggs
  • Docsahexaenoic acid (DHA) human milk, organic egg yolk, fish liver oils, fish eggs, liver, brain and other organ meat

What About Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a high molecular-weight alcohol which is manufactured in the liver and in human cells. Cholesterol is the body’s natural healing substance. 

Cholesterol is needed for the function of serotonin receptors in the brain. Serotonin is known as the “feel-good” chemical. Studies show low cholesterol levels have been linked to aggressive and violent behaviour, depression and suicidal tendencies.

Cholesterol is the precursor to vital corticosteroids. These hormones help us deal with stress and protect the body against heart disease and cancer.

Cholesterol is important for sex hormones like androgen, testosterone, estrogen and progesterone.

Cholesterol is the precursor to vitamin D. This is a  fat-soluble vitamin needed for healthy bones, nervous system, proper growth, mineral metabolism, muscle tone, insulin production, reproduction and for the immune system.

Cholesterol makes bile salts, which are necessary for digestion and assimilation of fats.

Cholesterol acts as an antioxidant

Cholesterol is plentiful in breast milk, and cholesterol- rich foods are necessary for proper development of the brain and nervous system. 

Cholesterol is important in maintaining the health of the intestinal wall, and a diet low in cholesterol can lead to intestinal disorders.

Oleic acid is a monounsaturated fatty acid known as omega-9 fatty acid that is found naturally in many vegetable and animal sources. Oleic acid is usually found trapped in triglycerides, which are lipids closely connected to oil production and secretion.  Blood triglycerides help the liver separate fats and glucose (simple sugars). Oleic acid is a larger molecule, so it can slide by other molecules without bonding, ensuring free flow of blood without forming plaques that are known to block arteries. Oleic acid is also known to increase brain power and strengthen the nervous system.

Oleic Acid

  • Increases brain power and memory, and optimizes the functions of the brain and neurological transmission.
  • Rich in antioxidants.
  • Strengthens the cell membrane integrity and helps in repairing cells and tissue damage.
  • Improves the functioning of the heart and circulatory system.
  • Helps in fighting cancer, especially breast cancer.
  • Reduces inflammation of the joints.
  • Aids in weight loss.
  • Helps in relieving symptoms of asthma.
  • Reduces atherosclerosis known as clogging and hardening of arteries.
  • Helps maintain blood sugar by reducing the resistance of insulin.

Foods Rich in Oleic Acid

avocado, almonds, bacon, beef, beef tallow, butter, cashews, cheese, chicken, eggs, hazelnut, macadamia nut, olive oil, pistachio nut, pork, sesame oil, sunflower oil, tahini

Herbs which assist in fat digestion and assimilation to increase brain power are bitter, sour and pungent in flavour.

turmeric, dill, peppercorn, basil, lemon, juniper berry, ginger, cayenne, cinnamon and garlic are just a few.

Protein

Protein is about 20% of our body weight and is one of the main constituents of hair, skin, nails, eyes, and internal organs.

Proteins are complex molecules made up of  combinations of 22 naturally occurring amino acids. Out of those 22, nine are essential; because we cannot make them but must obtain them from our food. Essential amino acids are Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine.

One of the best ways to get your essential amino acids to increase brain power is to get them form animal sources:

         eggs, cheese, butter, milk, whey, yogurt, meat, poultry and fish

 Vegetable sources of protein are:

       sprouted legumes, fermented soy bean curd, grains, nuts and seeds

Emotions have a profound effect on our digestion, often producing what is said to be a nervous stomach.

It can be difficult to digest food when we have a nervous stomach, which affects  brain power. This may be the perfect time to make a bone soup and add some leafy greens. This will be easier to digest and provide enough fat, protein and minerals to increase brain power and to sustain you for hours. If this is an ongoing issue then it might be originating in your nervous system and EEG-Neurofeedback would be very beneficial.

Many people are aware that we have a right brain left brain hemisphere; for most, left brain is the dominate hemisphere. look at the list which is your dominate side?

Right Brain

  • Uses healthy emotions/intuition/creativity
  • Thinks in pictures
  • Deals in relationship
  • Will synthesize/put together
  • Thinks simultaneously/holistically
  • Is more moment orientate
  • Introverted
  • Is characteristically a more feminine approach
  • Identifies with the group
  • Is spontaneous/free

Left Brain

  • Uses logic/reason
  • Thinks in words
  • Deals in specifics
  • Will analyze
  • Thinks sequentially
  • Is time bound
  • Extraverted
  • Is characteristically  more masculine
  • Identifies with the individual
  • More ordered/controlled

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