Nutrition for the Brain

While Sound Therapy can help to stimulate and rebuild brain functionality, it has a greater chance of success if supported by the right supplements.

Nutritional deficiency

The brain is a very nutrient hungry organ. It constitutes only 2% of the weight of the body yet consumes 20% of the energy. This means the brain is ten times more metabolically active than the rest of the body. Therefore if we are suffering deficiency in any of the required daily nutrients, our brain will likely be affected.

Today it is difficult to receive all the nutrients we need in our diet. Our bodies are affected by chemical pollutants in our homes, clothing, cosmetics, air, water, building materials, pesticides and perfumes. The brain is very sensitive to chemical pollutants. Many chemicals cross the blood brain barrier leading to a variety of neural disorders including fuzzy thinking, memory loss, and more serious long term disorders. Two hundred commonly used chemicals are known to have neruo-toxic affects, but very little research has occurred in this field. In order for the body to defend itself from these toxins, extra nutrients are essential.

How nutrition for the brain can help

The great detoxifying organ of the body is the liver, but for the body to detox itself from chemical residues, the right trace elements must be present for the liver to do its job. In order to eliminate any unwanted chemical or toxic substance, the liver must create a specific enzyme. In order to make the enzyme, the liver requires certain minerals. If those minerals are not present in the body, the liver cannot do its job.

The brain must have the right nutritional substances available to it in order to:

• Produce and utilize the right balance of neurotransmitters
• Fire synapses efficiently
• Build new pathways

Sixty minerals are needed by the body but are not produced by the body. Therefore, these materials must be taken in as part of the diet.
Here are just a few examples of why the brain needs minerals:

• Magnesium deficiency can cause restlessness, nervousness, muscular twitching, and unsteadiness.
• Zinc deficiency can cause neurological impairment, influencing appetite, taste, smell, and vision. It has also been associated with apathy, irritability, jitteriness, and fatigue.
• Selenium is needed for the synthesis of some hormones and helps protect cell membranes from damage.
• Copper deficiency also impairs brain functioning and immune system response, including changes in certain chemical receptors in the brain and lowered levels of neurotransmitters.

Colloidal minerals

Colloidal minerals are very minute particles which have already been absorbed and processed by plants. They come in a liquid form and are readily “bio available”, meaning the body can absorb them. They are estimated to be 90% more available to the body than other types of mineral supplements. Colloidal minerals that are derived from plant matter are fully bio available to the body. Rather than trying to figure out and replace individual mineral defieincies, it is safer to take a balanced, naturally derived mineral supplement that supplies all the mineral needs in the right proportions.
 

Super antioxidants

Highly-reactive forms of oxygen called free radicals create chemical reactions that damage brain cells. If free radicals get out of control, cells will be damaged faster than they can be repaired. Like a biological form of rust, a lifetime of oxidative insult can lead to diminished brain function. Over the last few decades many new sources of anti oxidants have been discovered. The first generation, vitamins A, C and E will work for three hours in the body. The second generation found in grape seed extract and pine bark extract and Ginkgo biloba will last two to three times longer. Third generation anti oxidants, (circuminoids) have now been discovered and will last for up to three days, cleaning your body of free radicals. A good anti oxidant supplement will contain all of these ingredients

The benefits

The health benefits of good quality nutritional supplementation are an essential element of maintaining brain health. The brain depends on the availability of over 90 essential nutrients each day to maintain optimum functioning throughout your life. When these nutrients are supplied you can expect clearer thinking, better memory, deeper sleep, more stable moods, better focus, concentration and long term brain health.

Your Sound Therapy program includes nutrients specifically selected to assist better brain health.

Health and Wellbeing for life

Sleep and Sound Therapy

Insomnia

Insomnia is caused by stress, so when our stress is reduced by Sound Therapy, we naturally sleep better. Listeners usually notice an improvement in their sleep even on the first night. Insomnia is caused by excessive cortical excitation that cannot be stopped. Sound Therapy cuts mind chatter and allows the mind to move naturally into the slower rhythms that lead to sleep.

Though Sound Therapy aims to recharge the brain for activity during the day, when you want to rest, it may also have a calming effect which enables the listener to slip easily and quickly into sleep. While the brain and the nervous system are stimulated by the sound, an active serenity may be experienced, which also allows for deep rest. Sleeplessness due to anxiety may also be resolved. The opening of the ear to high frequency sounds re-creates the pre-birth experience and can facilitate the resolution of early emotional anxieties. A recent survey indicates that between 70% and 80% of Sound Therapy Listeners notice an improvement in their sleep. Many insomniacs have experienced an immediate and dramatic improvement in their sleep.

How to listen

Some people benefit from listening to the program as they go to sleep and may listen either for the first 90 minutes or all night. Others will find that listening during the day is more appropriate to fit in with their sleeping and waking routine. For example, some people find the programs helpful to put them back to sleep if they wake in the night, whereas others may use them for an energy boost if they become drowsy in the evening. Each person needs to develop a listening routine that suits their needs and is appropriate to their individual response to the programs.

Deeper, better sleep

Dr Tomatis believes that if we receive sufficient stimulation for the brain, the need for sleep is reduced. Studies have shown that we don’t really need as much sleep as we think because it is mainly our brain that needs sleep, not our body. When the brain has more energy, we need less sleep. Therefore Sound Therapy listeners usually find they need between one and three hours less sleep per night. Deep sleep, medically termed “hypersomnia”, is the most essential type of sleep for our well being. Dreaming sleep or REM (Rapid Eye Movement) is a lighter sleep and with Sound Therapy it may be reduced in length without ill effects. The purpose of sleep is to replenish the brain’s energy. If the brain receives adequate stimulation from sound then the hours of sleep can be reduced.

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Dementia

Dementia is the loss of memory, attention and cognitive ability due to progressive brain damage or deterioration, usually associated with aging. Dementia may be caused by a series of small strokes, or it may be caused by Alzheimer’s, a degenerative condition where brain tissue progressively withers and shrinks. Much can be achieved in treating (or preventing) dementia with improved nutrition, reduced chemical toxins and vitamin and mineral supplementation. In addition, Sound Therapy may be very helpful by directly stimulating brain function at a vibrational level.

Sound Therapy is extensively used by older people undergoing various forms of health crises or degeneration. It may bring solace and comfort, a sense of inner calm, deeper sleep, and often better mental balance, awareness and focus. In early stages of dementia Sound Therapy can be introduced with ease, to be worn during the day or at night while sleeping. It will generally be welcomed by the patient and may give them an immediate sense of relief and inner connection and balance. Carers and family of certain dementia patients have observed that the patient becomes happier, more co-operative, more aware, and more like their old self. Sound Therapy may delay the progress of dementia and make life more pleasant and manageable for both the patient and their carers.

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Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is thought to be related to irregular levels of dopamine. Too much dopamine is associated with hallucinations and paranoia, while too little dopamine in the frontal lobes is linked to depression and the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Several areas of the brain are involved in the production of dopamine, and many varied disorders are related to its irregularity.

The condition is thought to be linked with missing ‘balancing’ mechanisms between the left and right halves of your brain. Prior studies revealed structural differences in patients. More recent studies show a healthy brain emphasises sound from the right ear,  as a kind of ‘dominant ear’. Scientists believe schizophrenic sufferers lack this dominance of the right ear and the associated sound-processing-center in the left half of the brain.

Sound Therapy may assist in regulating the production of dopamine and other neurotransmitters, which would account in part for its positive effect on many mood related disorders. While no controlled studies have been done on Sound Therapy for schizophrenia, individual reports have indicated that it could have very beneficial effects in some cases.

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Stroke

 After a stroke or brain damage caused by injury there is always a chance of recovery to varying degrees. Sound Therapy is an intervention which may increase the probability of a faster and more total recovery. The sooner it is introduced after the injury or stroke, the greater the likelihood of healing. Some stroke patients who use Sound Therapy have been seen to make an unexpectedly quick recovery, often with functioning returned to a surprisingly high level.

After stroke or brain damage the brain is faced with having to develop new pathways or reroute information to compensate for the damaged area. Sound Therapy may be effective in helping to create new brain pathways and reforming essential connections between more distant parts of the brain. The complex, multilayered harmonic and melodic information within the classical music stimulates many parts of the brain, helping to engender a form and structure which assists with various forms of sensory processing.

Sound Therapy may improve integration in the cerebellum, an area near the brain stem which controls many automatic functions and overall sensory and motor integration. The filtering which causes sudden bursts of high frequency sound may stimulate increased firing of neurons. When a neuron fires, it sends a message to other neurons in both chemical and electrical form. Often the process of firing off a message also creates new interneuronal connections called dendrites or axons. This means that using Sound Therapy may build new brain connections, increasing the neural network, exactly what is needed to recover from a stroke.

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Energy level

Our energy level is determined by the functioning of chemical systems and nerve impulses throughout the body. Neural activity (the passage of information along our nerves) resembles electricity in several ways. The potential for excitation of the nerve synapses depends on the level of energy charge in the brain. The brain acts like a battery which is constantly being either charged or discharged.

Dr Tomatis contends that the most important function of the ear is to charge the brain through the stimulation of sound. Failure of the ear to provide sufficient recharge to the brain results in fatigue and inefficient mental processes.

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Nutrition for the Ear

Why we need Nutrition today

Pollution

Today we live in a world affected by many sorts of pollution. Our air, our homes, the soil and our water are all contaminated with thousands of different artificial chemicals. Many diseases are on the rise, including cancer, chronic fatigue, chemical sensitivity, hormone problems, infertility, osteoporosis, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, attention deficit disorder, tinnitus and various autoimmune diseases. Natural therapists believe that these “twenty first century diseases” are caused by the huge increase in toxic chemicals affecting our environment and our bodies. There are now 75,000 chemicals in common daily use. 15% of Americans now suffer from chemical sensitivity.

Nutritional deficiency

Due to intensive chemical farming the soil used for agriculture has become depleted of minerals. It is calculated that to get the mineral content of a plate of spinach fifty years ago you would now have to eat fifty plates of spinach. The minerals that the body requires for a long and healthy life are not contained today in the food we can buy.
Foods today are picked green, transported long distances, sprayed, stored, preserved, modified and processed before reaching our table. This means that they reach our bodies depleted of the natural antioxidant properties of fresh food. Therefore, we are all affected by higher levels of free radicals than ever before, making it difficult for the body to resist disease.

How does nutrition help the ear and brain

The ear is often referred to as the most energy hungry organ of the body. All parts of the ear require high quantities of nutrients to function properly and to avoid degenerative problems such as hearing loss or tinnitus. Only if the right elements and enzymes are present can the nerves successfully fire the precise signals at millisecond intervals required to accurately transmit sound.

The delicate balance of this system can be upset by

  • Insufficient oxygen due to poor circulation in the inner ear
  • A deficiency in the trace minerals essential for enzyme activity
  • A toxic overload being carried by the body
  • Excessive free radical activity

The electrical stability of the cochlea depends upon the presence of minerals such as magnesium and calcium, and on a correct balance of necessary enzymes, fatty acids and amino acids.

The tiny hair like cells called cilia are the final stage of sound transmission before the charge is relayed to the auditory nerve. Slight disturbances in the equilibrium of enzymes can lead to the death of some of the cilia.

Colloidal minerals

Colloidal minerals are very minute particles which have already been absorbed and processed by plants. They come in a liquid form and are readily “bio available”, meaning the body can absorb them. They are estimated to be 90% more available to the body than other types of mineral supplements. A good colloidal mineral will contain at least 60 different minerals.

Super antioxidants

Over the last few decades many new sources of anti oxidants have been discovered. The first generation, vitamins A, C and E will work for three hours in the body. The second generation found in grape seed extract and pine bark extract and Ginkgo biloba will last two to three times longer. Third generation anti oxidants, (circuminoids) have now been discovered and will last for up to three days, cleaning your body of free radicals. A good anti oxidant supplement will contain all of these ingredients

The benefits

The health benefits of good quality nutritional supplementation are far reaching. Not only can this prevent chronic disease over the long term. It may also improve the health of the skin, gums and organs as well as improving digestion and circulation, reducing stress and boosting energy and general well being.

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