How to protect your brain health by boosting your circulation.
The Autoimmune disease series
Are you someone that has to keep their socks on in bed all night? Do you struggle to keep warm even when the weather is not extreme? Are your finger nails weak or splitting? Do you have a chronic toenail fungal infection? Then this post is for you. Because it seems that just wearing extra layers is simply masking a problem that is far more serious. Have you realised for instance, that this poor blood flow to your extremities is a reflection of the inadequate nourishment of your brain too.
Indicators that your brain is suffering can include:
- Memory loss
- Brain fog
- Balance and coordination problems
- Anger and violence issues
Your brain needs constant nourishment to stay healthy; critical to this are oxygen, glucose and of course water. Stimulation in the form of mental gymnastics and exercise also plays its part, so too adequate neurotransmitters.
When blood is not getting to your hands and feet, it is a sign that your brain is also getting an inadequate supply of the water, oxygen and glucose that it needs. Without an abundant source of these critical factors, your brain will suffer and start to perish. The results can be very visible.
Six simple strategies to improve blood flow and circulation to your brain and hands and feet:
- Stay hydrated
- Stop the peaks and troughs of unbalanced blood sugar levels by eating regularly, ensuring adequate high quality protein such as nuts and seeds (if not allergic or intolerant) at each meal and snack time. You may need to eat 5-6 times per day initially.
- Lower your resistance to insulin. The following are just a few items that have been shown to be effective at reducing insulin resistance in the body; apples, bitter melon (supplement), chromium, magnesium and zinc.
- Exercise regularly to get that blood flowing round your system. Remember that the sedentary desk job is not doing you any favours.
- Lower your stress. The degradation that stress causes your brain is huge; causing inflammation, damage to the protective blood/brain barrier and impaired blood flow. So book in unwind time, say “no” more, eat the right foods, get to the root cause of health complaints to ensure that your body is operating at the lowest level of stress that you can honestly manage.
- Balance your blood pressure. If you have low blood pressure, increase your sea salt or Himalayan salt intake and consider a glychrrhiza supplement to bring it back up to normal levels . If you have high blood pressure, omit salt completely from your diet, including all hidden salt until you get it back in range. Consider your diet and ensure that it is clean and supportive. Dig deeper to find out underlying causes of blood pressure issues.
Can I say at this stage that these are very basic strategies for improving blood flow. But the whole picture can be a lot more complicated than this.
So if you have cold hands and cold feet:
Consider reading the tome that is Why my brain isn’t working by Datis Kharrazian
or contact me for a comprehensive client history session, with clear guidance on personal things that you should be doing to avoid your brain degenerating to a point of Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis or Clinical depression for example. The point is that everyone is different and the brain degradation will manifest in different ways as different parts of the brain are affected.
So get those socks on and curl up with THAT book!