Magnify Your Powers of Concentration

BrainThe brain is a wonderful organ, but like any other organ, it must be properly nourished and stimulated to work efficiently. You can magnify your powers of concentration if you know what to feed the brain, what to avoid, and stimulate the brain through physical and mental exercise.

Feed the Brain

Proper foods such as organic coconut oil are excellent for the brain, considering that the brain is primarily composed of fat! It is all-important that the right type of fats are consumed, and coconut oil is unsurpassed. Coconut oil has been shown to reverse even Alzheimer‘s and Parkinson’s disease when taken in conjunction with a good diet. Coconut oil contains capric and caprylic acid, which is also beneficial for resolving other health problems:

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Good fats are also found in avocados and unprocessed butter. Good luck trying to find unprocessed (neither homogenized nor pasteurized) butter!

Olive oil has received a lot of press as a superior oil, but unfortunately a lot of low grade oil has flooded the marked. There are three grades of olive oil, and the lowest grade is only for industrial purposes. Much of the lowest grade oil is falsely advertised as “Extra Virgin” on the bottle. Don’t let fancy bottles or labels fool you. Don’t assume Kosher certification stamps are a guarantee that you are getting the highest grade of olive oil, either. Instead, look for certification stamps that guarantee the quality of the oil. The certification authority will vary from country to country. The difference in taste between true top grade olive oil and the low industrial grade olive oil is distinctive.

Substances That Destroy Your Brain

Because the brain is made of fat, probably the worst thing you can

English: A healthy brain compared to a brain s...

English: A healthy brain compared to a brain suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

feed it is bad fats such as trans-fats. Fried foods, whether purchased pre-made in a grocery store or served up in a restaurant, are probably the worst thing you can eat. Yes, they may be tasty, but French Fries (chips) are very unhealthy for the brain.

Virtually all cooking oils are artificial, despite their innocent-sounding description: “vegetable” oils. All of them including the highly touted “Canola” oil, should be avoided like the plague.

Heavy Metal Eliminator captionExtremely damaging to the brain are the toxic metals aluminum and mercury. Never drink anything enclosed in aluminum. Use oral chelation to rid yourself of toxic metals such as mercury. Out of the Box Remedies offers an oral chelation formula called Heavy Metal Eliminator which should be taken regularly by anyone who has silver-mercury fillings in their teeth.

Select Herbs Enhance Brain Activity

Herbs that dilate the blood vessels, such as Hawthorn, Olive leaf, Rosemaryand Ginkgo, increase oxygen to the brain. Rosemary is a common spice that also enhances brain function. The active ingredient in Rosemary, carnosic acid, protects the brain from stroke, toxins, and free radicals. Free radicals are thought to be the vectors behind dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. An excellent article outlining these and other benefits can be found here:

Warning! Men, don’t take the Indian herb Bacopa Monnieri for the brain – it reduces sperm production.

Exercise Stimulates the Brain

RunnerMore oxygen is delivered to the brain via exercise because of increased blood flow. More oxygen also creates an unfavorable environment for fungus and other pathogens. The increased circulation caused by exercise also sends more nutrients to the brain per unit of time. This combination effect of more oxygen and more nutrients causes a feeling of exhilaration. Exercise is thus a good therapy to counteract mild depression.

Mental Gymnastics Keep You Young

There are two primary brain functions that require mental “exercise”. One is the process of creativity and the other is retention. In both cases, you are forcing the brain to work. I personally like creative activity because, like a game, I can piece together different information from different sources to synthesize a new concept.

Mental activity must be challenging to increase your powers of concentration. For example, if checkers are too easy for you, then graduate to chess. Yes, it is possible to increase your IQ at any age. But like physical exercise, it requires effort.

Brain Booster for Women

Memory Builder captionGuys can take coconut oil and rosemary for optimal mental health, but should avoid the brain-enhancing Ayurvedic (Indian) herb Bacopa Monnieri, for the simple reason that it lowers libido. However, Bacopa Monnieri is fine for women and is offered in the Memory Builder formula offered by Out of the Box Remedies.

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About Yohanan

I am an avid health enthusiast who experiments with different herbs, amino acids, minerals, and vitamins to address health issues. Over the past 17 years, I have successfully solved a number of health problems using the natural approach and by adhering to a healthy diet and exercise. At 70, I am healthy, strong, and virile.
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13 Responses to Magnify Your Powers of Concentration

  1. Tony says:

    Congratulations on connecting exercise to brain benefits. So few people appreciate this aspect of exercise. Not only is exercise good for fighting mild depression, the oxygen going to the brain actually builds new neurotransmitters – fresh brain cells. This is something that even mental exercise can not accomplish.

    • Yohanan says:

      Thanks for your insightful comment, Tony. I didn’t realize that exercise was so important that it actually leads to building additional neurotransmitters. I have found personally that my brain seems to be more active after exercising.

      • Tony says:

        Indeed, search ‘brain’ on my blog for more info. Fascinating info that is largely overlooked by folks writing about health and fitness.

  2. Yohanan says:

    Here is another good article on increasing your brain power:

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