Here’s what digital devices are really doing to our brains

Here’s what digital devices are really doing to our brains

( Natural News ) Digital devices dominate modern culture, consuming our attention and distracting our brains throughout the day. It’s easy to see why we dedicate our lives to the devices. Smart phones and tablets have replaced not only our cumbersome landline phones, clocks, calendars, notepads, and CD players, but they have also given us access to a personalized stream of information, video, and communication that we can carry around in our pocket and access virtually anywhere. Even though the conveniences are undeniable, what are digital devices really doing to our brains? Since the brain has the ability to reprogram itself over time, the way we use digital information and communication has a profound effect on how we maintain focus, learn, and remember things. Neuroscientists believe that the devices aren’t universally damaging our brains; more importantly, it’s how we use devices that makes all the difference. Instead of avoiding digital devices forever, people can foster ways to help their brain get the most out of its experience balancing real life with digital life. People who regularly use devices must consciously learn to develop their concentration, self-control, and critical-thinking skills at the same time. If they truly want to benefit from technology long term, users must make discerning, aware decisions about the information they are interacting with. In other words, for the brain to stay healthy, the person should always be aware of the information they are consuming, so they are not consumed by the information or distracted from real life. Mother Nature’s micronutrient secret : Organic Broccoli Sprout Capsules now available, delivering 280mg of high-density nutrition, including the extraordinary "sulforaphane" and "glucosinolate" nutrients found only in cruciferous healing foods. Every lot laboratory tested. See availability here. Lost in the conveniences of the digital world, we lose the ability to […]

The establishment is mass hypnotizing people to “delete” reality – watch at Brighteon.com

The establishment is mass hypnotizing people to “delete” reality – watch at Brighteon.com

( Natural News ) Without opening up your wallet to check (don’t cheat!), can you recall the color of the largest number “5” printed on the newest $5 bill? Chances are you can’t , and the reason for this has to do with the way the media masters have mass-hypnotized society not to notice things that are right in front of their faces (the answer is purple, by the way). During a recent episode of his CounterThink program, available for viewing at Brighteon.com , Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, discusses how large segments of society are completely oblivious to things that are obvious, mostly because they’ve been brainwashed or hypnotized into focusing on other things due to mass social engineering. Mercury in vaccines; pesticides in our food; fluoride in our water supply – these and many other disturbing realities are rarely, if ever, acknowledged in the mainstream because they aren’t part of the official programming narrative. Instead, the mainstream media and entertainment empires keep people watching the dangling, hypnotic chain of gun control, racial animosity, and political division, all of which allow the “deep state” to maintain a control grip on people’s minds. “Because you have been taught or brainwashed into avoiding thinking about certain things, in the same way that you didn’t notice that the five dollar bill has a purple five, you have also been brainwashed into avoiding awareness of the things that society doesn’t want you to be aware of,” explains Adams. “There are countless examples of this. For example, when you go to the grocery store and you’re buying brain-damaging poisons on the fresh produce – they’re called pesticides, they’re called herbicides, and glyphosate is one of them,” he adds. “It’s a cancer-causing herbicide, and it’s in almost everything. It’s in the bread. It’s in […]

Drinks For Thought: Nootropic Beverages Offer Brain Benefits

Drinks For Thought: Nootropic Beverages Offer Brain Benefits

Last year, the U.S. market for energy drinks stood at $13.4 billion; according to retail intelligence service Mintel, that’s a 5.6 percent increase over the previous year. Coupled with cold brew coffee’s increasing popularity and growing sales for functional beverages of various types, it’s easy to suggest that consumers are seeking beverages that can provide both physical and mental fuel throughout the day. But within that rise in functional drinks — which contain familiar callouts to clean ingredients, low sugar, and steady caffeine levels — a handful of startups, some taking their cues from Silicon Valley, have been asking a different question: What if you could hack your brain? Enter nootropics, sometimes called “smart drugs,” a niche but rising segment of the supplements industry that is extending its reach into beverage via shots and energy drink alternatives that promise consumers better focus, better memory, and improved overall mental function. Buoyed by a global brain health supplement market that is expected to reach $11.6 billion by 2024, brands of this type see an opportunity to disrupt the larger functional and energy drink sets. “Nootropics” is typically used as a catchall term for a large variety of different drugs, adaptogens, and synthetic compounds that deliver users some form of cognitive benefit. Some, like tea-derived L-theanine, have been widely known and used in beverages for decades. But the promise of boosting brain function has helped inspire a growing subculture of consumers who experiment with different compounds and “stacks,” the name for the combinations of different nootropics that deliver specific effects and benefits when they interact. On Reddit, the r/nootropics community currently has more than 156,000 subscribers, offering information and discussion of different nootropics and how they can be paired for optimal effect. Charles Lankau, co-founder of Synapse, an early stage “natural cognitive […]

Good for the heart: A look at Chinese holly

Good for the heart: A look at Chinese holly

( Natural News ) Earlier studies have shown that holly ( Ilex ) plants contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and protect the brain and liver. In a study published in the Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines , researchers found that the Chinese holly ( Ilex cornuta ) can also protect the heart . The study, conducted by a team of researchers from Soochow University and Guizhou University in China, evaluated the cardioprotective and antioxidant effects of the Chinese holly ( Ilex cornuta ) against cardiovascular diseases . For the study, the research team used the extracts of the root of the Chinese holly plant for the in vitro and in vivo models. To measure the antioxidant activities of the Chinese holly root extract, they used 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free-radical scavenging and MTT assay and immunoassay. They used a mouse model of myocardial ischemia to measure the cardioprotective effects of the Chinese holly root extract in vivo. Based on the results of the trials, the research team discovered eight compounds in the extract that exhibited free-radical scavenging activities. They also found that the Chinese holly root extract increased cell viability and prevented the death of cardiac muscle cells. In the mouse model of myocardial ischemia, the extract attenuated the changes in heart tissues caused by the condition. Based on the findings of the study, the research team concluded that the Chinese holly root extract contains antioxidant properties and can benefit the heart. Moreover, they suggested that it could be used as a new food supplement to prevent ischemic heart disease. (Related: Reversing ischemic heart disease naturally .) 100% organic essential oil sets now available for your home and personal care, including Rosemary, Oregano, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Clary Sage and more, all 100% organic and laboratory tested for safety. A multitude […]

Blueberries prevent chronic disease by reducing inflammation in your body

Blueberries prevent chronic disease by reducing inflammation in your body

( Natural News ) So many foods claim to be superfoods these days that the distinction doesn’t carry as much weight as it once did. While these foods are hardly bad for you, some of the recent entries aren’t quite as remarkable as their predecessors. However, one of the original superfoods, the blueberry, continues to prove it deserves this label, and this was recently underscored by a study that showed how useful it can be in preventing chronic illness. In a comprehensive review that was recently published in The Natural Products Journal , researchers looked into the effects of blueberry consumption in humans, and the list of benefits they found after looking at studies published in the last decade is impressive. They revealed that eating blueberries increases cognitive and vascular function as well as insulin sensitivity. They also found that it plays a useful role in preventing cancer. However, it is blueberry consumption’s ability to lower the degenerative damage that is caused by free radicals and reduce inflammation that really stands out. The finding won’t come as a surprise to researchers from Canada’s Universite Laval , who recently explored the anti-inflammatory properties of these blueberries. They zeroed in on the highbush variety that is common in North America, studying the proanthocyanidins the fruits contain. They found that this compound can protect cells from negative effects of inflammation while also decreasing the growth of bacteria . They are hoping this information will be used to help create therapeutic remedies using the compound one day. Their findings were published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine . The power of the elements : Discover Colloidal Silver Mouthwash with quality, natural ingredients like Sangre de Drago sap, black walnut hulls, menthol crystals and more. Zero artificial sweeteners, colors or alcohol. Learn more at […]

Nootropics: A 101 Bro’s Guide to Brain Boosting Nootropics

Nootropics: A 101 Bro’s Guide to Brain Boosting Nootropics

Share on facebook Share on Twitter Nootropics are a new breed of supplements guaranteed to ramp up focus, motivation and alpha-male dominance. Modern dudes are stressed. The pressure to be successful, both in work and in life is ever-increasing. Late nights, long hours at work and heavy workouts in the gym can take their toll. Maintaining peak performance day-in, day-out is tough bro. Are you the kind of guy that loses focus in the gym? Or can’t retain the information in articles like this one without reading it twice or more? Find it tough to solve simple problems or remember important tasks? Or suffer a sh*tty mood with low energy? Dude, you need some help… and we’ve got the answer. In this article we break down the science of brain boosters – nootropics. It’s time to get involved – and protect your brain as much as you do your physique. The brodown: Article preview Nootropics are natural supplements designed to improve overall brain function, cognition and stress relief. There are several types of nootropic supplement – ranging from peptides and ampakines to smart drugs and natural nutrients. Combining individual ingredients in one nootropic boost results. Nootropic supplements are completely safe when taken at recommended doses. What are Nootropics? Imagine the brain power of a genius with the motivation and brute determination of a world class athlete. That’s what a nootropic gives you. Your brain is the most important organ in your body. Right now, in that blob of pinky-grey mush in your head are over 100 billion neurons. They have the job of transmitting nerve impulses around your body, developing and storing skills and emotions, and refining movement. Without them you’d never be able to even look at a weight never mind lift it. Your brain is a master […]

8 Brain-Boosting Foods to Add to Your Grocery List

As the holidays draws closer, it’s time to sharpen those thinking caps and start preparing those neurons for the upcoming hustle and bustle that inevitably comes with months of November and December. And what better way to begin than with your shopping cart? Here’s a list of 8 brain-boosting foods that can sharpen your mind, boost your mood, prevent memory loss, and lead to an overall healthier brain. From fruits and veggies to grains and nuts, you’ll have a well-stocked kitchen in no time, and perhaps even a better chance at conquering the crowds on Black Friday! 1. Blueberries Pixabay These plump, sweet, and juicy berries are good for more than just staining fingertips in the summertime! The experimental psychologist Barbara Shukitt-Hale explains that , in addition to having powerful anti-inflammatory properties due to their antioxidants, blueberries are “have direct effects on the brain, including plasticity and neuronal communication and neurogenesis; they’re involved in the formation of new neurons. They have far-reaching effects.” Studies also suggest that the regular consumption of blueberries can improve memory, boost concentration, and reduce the risk of developing dementia. In addition to these impressive health benefits, blueberries are rich in dietary fiber , improving digestion, and are a good source of vitamin K. For recipe ideas, try making these unique Orange Turmeric Scones With Wild Blueberries , or whip up a batch of creamy Blueberry-Vanilla Coconut Butter . 2. Walnuts Pixabay These crunchy nuts are loaded with vital nutrients, and if you look carefully at a walnut half, it closely resembles the brain –one of the organs that receives outstanding benefits from consuming walnuts. Nature works in mysterious ways! One major health benefit of walnuts is that they contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acid s, which have anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce […]

5 Reasons why ashwagandha is an amazing healing herb

5 Reasons why ashwagandha is an amazing healing herb

( Natural News ) Ashwagandha ( Withania somnifera ) is often described as the king of Ayurvedic herbs, and for good reason. This medicinal herb can provide the body with a lot of benefits . Some examples include lowering blood sugar levels, improving brain function, reducing inflammation, and even preventing anxiety and depression. Many people consider it to be an adaptogen , which a substance that helps the body effectively manage stress. In Africa, the Middle East, and India – where Ayurveda is rooted – ashwagandha has been a part of traditional medicine for over 6,000 years. Nearly all parts of the herb are used: The leaves are used to bring down fevers, while the flowers are taken as a diuretic. The root is the most widely used part of the plant, thanks to its ability to relieve stress. Here are just some benefits a person can get from taking the king of Ayurvedic herbs. (h/t to Blog.PaleoHacks.com ) It soothes anxiety. A study has shown that ashwagandha has similar effects to that of anti-anxiety drugs like lorazepam — without the nasty side effects. In that study, researchers noted that the herb reduced clinical brain markers of anxiety, making it a better alternative to medication when work just keeps piling up. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. People who are stressed out feel the full effects of chronic inflammation and oxidative stress. Ashwagandha protects the cell from these two by preventing free radicals from damaging the cells. It boosts immunity and supports the nervous system. Too much stress can translate into physical symptoms, such as extreme fatigue, colds, and even the flu. Research has shown that ashwagandha increases white blood cells counts, the body’s first line of defense against pathogenic intruders. In addition, it relaxes the nervous system and […]

Flaxseed is one of the world’s most important medicinal foods

Flaxseed is one of the world’s most important medicinal foods

( Natural News ) Flaxseed is the latest of many superfoods that can provide a bounty of nutritional value while improving your overall health. It is an excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, lignans, dietary fiber, protein, and many other beneficial nutrients, making it one of the world’s most important medicinal foods. Flaxseed, also known as linseed , is the seed of the flax plant. It is available in two edible forms: the seed and the oil. The seed can be eaten whole or ground into a flaxseed meal or flour, while the oil can be taken in liquid or pill form. To reap their medicinal benefits, you can either eat them on their own or add them to your daily diet. Even a single cup of flaxseed (168 grams) contains 30.7 g of protein and 70.8g of total fat. This means that a cup of flaxseed contains 61 percent of protein and 109 percent of total fat that the body needs in a day, respectively. Don’t worry, these are the good fats, including omega-3 fatty acids. But a recommended daily dose would be a tablespoon or two a day of either flaxseed meal or the oil. Nutrients, vitamins and minerals found in flaxseed Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids — It is important to have a sufficient omega-3 fatty acid intake to balance out the more common omega-6 fatty acids found in most other oils, such as corn and peanut oils. Fortunately, flaxseed oil is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, with a 4:1 ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids. These are the good fats that provide great health benefits to our hearts, brains, and normal growth and development. (Related: Flaxseed oil provides lost-lasting pain relief in patients with knee osteoarthritis. ) Lignans — Flaxseed has one of the […]

Global Nootropics Market : Size, Share, Opportunities, Industry Outlook and Strategies 2018-2026

Credence Research states the interest of a new study on Nootropics Market. The Nootropics Market is expected to Exhibit Rapid Growth during the Forecast Period. The research report, named “Nootropics Market- Growth, Future Prospects, and Competitive Analysis, 2018- 2026,” estimates the historical performance and the current standing of this market, emphasizing especially on the dynamics of the need and supply of Nootropics. The study research also considers many sections of the global Nootropics Market completely on the basis of the product type and application, considering their current as well as historical performance across the globe. Moreover, the report also shows the growth trajectory of each of the sections, global as well as in each of the regional segments, representing a descriptive analysis of the overall industry. [Browse full report: https://www.credenceresearch.com/report/nootropics-market [For Customization : https://www.credenceresearch.com/request-for-customization/58257 of this report now!] Market Insights: Nootropics, also known as cognitive enhancers are drugs and natural extracts that improve cognitive functions such as memory, creativity, motivation in healthy individuals. Nootropics have been available in the market for several decades and were made of ingredients such as multivitamins and caffeine – substances that the FDA has approved as dietary supplements and classified as GRAS (generally regarded as safe). At present, these products are being repackaged, repurposed and sold to academic and professional overachievers to augment their brain function. Companies operating in this space primarily succeed as lifestyle brands through smart marketing. However they can only be recognized as healthcare brands only after they develop products that secure regulatory approval thus establishing certified efficacy and safety to their products. Leading Players: Nootropics is a relatively new entrant in the supplements market and is featured by emergence of several new and niche market entrants. Some of the key players in the global nootropics market are Nootrobox Inc., Cephalon […]