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Two Main Nutrients needed for the Brain.

Happy Monday Warriors!

I hope you all have had a wonderful October so far. It’s hard to believe it’s already 3/4 through the month!

Last month we talked about viruses that affect the function of the brain.  If you missed it, make sure you catch up, since viruses seem to be the hot topic this time of year!

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This week I wanted to talk with you guys about certain nutrients that are needed for your brain to function at its best.  If you’ve been following me for awhile, you might already know them and if not then WELCOME!  You will learn quite a bit about the brain if you stick around.

Today I want to not only talk about these nutrients, but talk about them in two different ways through Craniopathy Chiropractic and through Genetic Based Nutrition, because those are what I believe are the BEST ways to get these nutrients effectively.

Nutrient #1. OXYGEN. 

The brain uses three times as much oxygen as the muscles of the body do. It requires about 20% of the human bodies oxygen.  We know that oxygen is VITAL of course, but for the brain it allows for growth and healing to occur.  Our blood carries oxygen to the brain and is reliant on sufficient nitric oxide to do so. Oxygen comes from the lungs, in particular the lower part of the lugs that hold the most red blood cells to accept more oxygen.

The BEST way to get the most amount of oxygen is to breathe through your nose and fully expand your diaphragm. This will actually enable you to get that lower part of your lungs so the blood can carry it back up into the brain. 
Oxygen depletion is the #1 thing that I focus on in my practice.  This being because if your brain doesn’t have enough oxygen, you will constantly be chasing what is going on in your body.  Whether pain, infections, or proper nutrition.  It doesn’t matter how much good nutrition tips you get, how much water you drink or how much you exercise, if you aren’t getting oxygen up there… You won’t heal.

HOW DO I ASSESS?
Through the cranial system of course!  There is a specific rhythm that the bones of the head go through.  This rhythm is super important for blood to flow in and out of your brain, and oxygen to enter.  When there is tension in this system, this means that this rhythm will be disrupted.  Tension is this system also means a difficult time breathing correctly in and out of the nose.  Some individuals find it hard at all to nasal breath, and when that is the case, there is severe tension within the head impacting the sinuses.  Don’t just go running to the ENT, most of what I find is that the cranial system as A whole is the problem, not the sinuses.
Remember, the only way to access that nitric oxide is to nasal breathe!  Time and time again, patient after patient will leave my office saying OMG I can BREATHE!  It’s amazing how much your mood even changes when you are properly oxygenated. 
This is why children and adults have temper and mood issues when they have sleep apnea or are mouth breathers.  It affects how your brain functions! 

The oxygen level also impacts the health of your lymphatic system in your brain, so if you aren’t properly oxygenated, you can have toxins build up in your brain and cause severe inflammation.  

HOW DO YOU GET MORE OXYGEN THROUGH NUTRITION?!

You can also enhance your oxygen levels by enhancing the nitric oxide cycle through nutrition. Nitric oxide helps vasodilate (meaning expand) blood vessels to allow for more oxygen.  However, for some, their genetic profiles don’t allow nitric oxide to be formulated effectively.  Because of specific mutations and because this pathway is extremely sensitive to radiation and free radical damage, the cycle can get compromised, meaning less oxygen available.  Not having enough nitric oxide can be very damaging neurologically to the body as well.  You see, just like your brain, your nerves also need oxygen.  Without it, they don’t function as well.
Finding out if your nitric oxide cycle is compromised can be found through specific kinesiology genetic testing (which I do).  When we know that this is a player, the customized nutrition will help to overcome this obstacle and allow you to get more oxygen!  Pretty cool right?

Nutrient #2.  Energy (glucose & ATP). 

Energy. The brain utilizes more energy than ANY other organ.  I mean think about all that is has to do right?
The brain and body need actual ENERGY made from within called ATP.  This is needed for every single cell of our body to do what it needs to do.  If we don’t have enough ATP, our brain and body will be depleted.  WE also get energy from another source: glucose.  What’s the big organ for glucose production? The Liver. 
The liver supplies sugar or glucose by turning stored glucose (glycogen) into glucose! It can also make glucose by harvesting amino acids, waste products and fat by products! Another reason to love that liver!

So we must have a robust and healthy liver to actually supply the energy (glucose) needed to our brain. Yet another organ our brain relies upon.  The first if you remember were the lungs.

Body wise, we need make sure the liver is moving... All organs MOVE, and need movement to do what they need to do.  So just like the brain needed to have proper movement for blood flow to happen, the other organs as well need proper flow and mobility.

HOW DO WE GET IT TO MOVE?
Through body work!  Working on the nerves that control the liver are key to make sure it knows what to do!  So enhancing the spinal areas related to the liver are key through chiropractic manipulation.  Also doing reflex techniques to get the liver and gallbladder working more affectively through abdominal work is really helpful to get them moving!
Lastly, the liver is a big source of emotional stress, so if this is the case, you must uncover and start to heal from those emotional wounds so that the liver can do what it needs to!  Emotional wounds cause physical problems too!

HOW DO WE GET BETTER ENERGY THROUGH NUTRITION?!

This is one of the FIRST and biggest impact pathways we focus on first with genetic nutrition.  This being because if you don’t have enough energy, you can’t even begin to work on other genetic factors like MTHFR and others(HUGE mistake made by many who do genetic testing).  Getting your body to make more ATP and to make and enhance your liver and glucose is really impactful!  Many on my genetic protocols will say even after a week that their energy is amazing!  We don’t have to give them extra energy help or adrenal supports, their own bodies make the energy they need!
Any why are they happier?
Because their brain is happier.  It has the energy it needs to do what it needs to!
And, your liver is happier too.  Which means detox pathways, hormones and other systems will work more efficiently!
A couple genetic variants I see when this is really impacted is the NDUFS gene and the ACAT gene mutations.  Take care of those and the rest of the energy pathway will clear and be happy:)

So there you have it folks.  Oxygen and Energy.  If you give your brain these two, it will work for you the way you need it to and in a much HEALTHIER more EFFICIENT way.

Questions?
Ask Away!

That is all for now.

Dr. Hamel DC.

Wireless Wise Kids

Wireless Wise Kids and Back to School

Happy Monday Everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend! I was up in Idaho and it was COLD!  Fall is definitely here.

This month has been all about keeping our kids healthy this school year.  We’ve gone over brain health, nutritional recommendations, and this week we will be talking about health through wireless technology.

I’ve talked in previous blog’s about EMF’s and the danger on our health.  5G is not a good thing people, it will come at a big health cost to all of us.  But, what is SO important about this topic is the health of our future generations this is impacting.

 

Here is a HUGE point I was you to remember with all of this:

Children absorb double the radiation than an adult brain.  Their bone marrow is 10 TIMES more absorbable than adults!

This is why we just can’t turn a blind eye to the dangers of EMF’s anymore.  We KNOW through research already EMF’s are harmful to us.  But, we also know the addiction factor is huge.

Other countries have actually BANNED cell phone use in children.  Is Israel, they saw a 20% increase in parotid gland cancer, so the Israeli association put out a ban because most that were affected were children.

There have been no studies that have been done if there is a link between autism and cell phones. But a lot in the engineering research are saying it’s definitely possible.  This being because EMF’s actually cause DNA damage. These gene differences can causes problems with generations down the line.

EMF’s also open the blood brain barrier and change our gut micro biome, which both are our immune system!

It’s important to know about what these EMF’s are and safe ways to use mobile and wireless technology.
This information can be found from a great book called : Wireless Wise Kids.

“Mobile phones, cordless phones, laptops, and tablets all send information through the air without using any wires.
This information travels through the air in tiny packets of energy carried by microwave radiation.  Even though you can’t see, hear or smell this radiation, it’s always present when wireless devices are sending or receiving information.

You might hear this information as a voice, or see it as in pictures, but it will reach you in the same way.

Here’s how a cell phone works:

Henry calls sally.  Henry’s mobile phone adds the information from his message to a signal of microwave information.  His phone’s ariel sends this radiation into the air.
The microwave radiation reaches a mobile phone base station which might be on top of a building or on a tall metal tower.

The base station sends the message on until it reaches a base station near sally and this base stations sends it to sally’s phone.

Sally’s phone changes the information carried by the microwave radiation into the sound of henry’s voice.

Cordless phones, tablets and computers also use microwave information.  Microwave radiation travels through solid objects such as walls. This is why you can use a cordless phone in a different room to the base or you can use a laptop in a different room to the modem.

But this means it can also TRAVEL into the BODY.  The amount that is absorbed by a person’s brain is called the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR).  Phone’s with higher SAR create more harm for the body.  ”

Think of an actual microwave.  We are pretty much melting our brains!

So….

We have to lessen the amount of exposure as much as possible, and ESPECIALLY for the health of our kids.  I wouldn’t recommend any children to have cell phones personally.  I would say only as teenagers would it be acceptable and only because it’s an independence thing.  Parent’s, try not to let your kids have your phones.

Tips:

  • When buying a phone, buy one with a low SAR rating.
  • Don’t spend longer than you need to on the device
  • keep your phone turned off as much as possible, if you use them for games with your kids, turn it on airplane mode
  • DON’T hold the mobile phone up to our head.  Text rather than call, use speaker phone, or use a headset (not bluetooth!)
  • DON’T keep your mobile phone near your body.  We are seeing more colorectal cancers in younger age groups, to which we we think is because of holding the phone in the pockets.  INSTEAD:
    • turn phone off when in pocket
    • put in backpack
    • put in purse
  • Don’t use phone in low reception area like your car or an elevator.  In these settings the phone has to work harder and sends out more microwave radiation.  (low bars on the phone)
  • Keep it AWAY from your bed.
  • Don’t use it as an alarm clock (unless airplane mode)
  • don’t charge it next to your bed because the charger makes it more harmful
  • get rid of cordless phones, they give out radiation even when NOT in use.
  • phones with wired connections don’t give out microwave radiation and are much safer
  • don’t spend too long on a wireless computer (super important for many schools that use a lot of ipads and laptops)
  • make sure the modem isn’t near your bed or desk
  • turn off the modem when no one is using the internet
  • don’t work with your laptop on your lap
  • don’t rest your tablet on your body, and always use airplane mode with kids!
  • Get rid of alexa and google smart devices.  HUGE radiation devices that send it out constantly.  I know it’s fun and convenient for kids, but a LOT of radiation.

The best advice is to do your best to control your home.  And be advocates in your schools that use a lot of technology.  We want our children learning, but not actually damaging their brain’s from all the EMF’s.  

I like using protection devices such as HEDRON for all cellphones and wireless devices, also home protectors they make can he really helpful.  They aren’t perfect but help!  The best advice is to decrease your exposure as much as possible.

THE MOST research out there for EMFs right now is on how it affects fertility.  It’s pretty profound, and I think we will keep finding more and more things it is affecting.

Don’t be uniformed, share this information with others, so we can help protect our kiddos.

OIL OF THE WEEK

ON the spotlight this week is DoTerra’s  Rose Oil.

Rose oil is one of the best oils to protect us against EMF damage. OIls serve as adaptogens, having direct and indirect benefits against EMFs.  Rose has the highest Hz at 320.

Other benefits of Rose oil include:
Rose oil is incredibly time consuming and expensive to produce—242,000 hand-picked rose petals make about five ounces of rose oil. However, the benefits Rose oil offers are well worth the effort.
Known for its sweet floral fragrance, doTERRA Rose Touch is a must-have addition to your essential oil collection for skincare, mood, and personal fragrance purposes.

Rose Oil Uses

  1. If you love the sweet floral note in perfumes, Rose oil is the perfect natural fragrance for you. Apply Rose Touch to your neck, behind your ears and to your wrists to enjoy the rose’s romantic and unique scent—free of additives or chemicals.
  2. The scent of Rose oil brings with it the power to uplift your soul and change your mood for the better. For those times when your day seems clouded by stress or worry, ease your emotions by applying doTERRA Rose Touch to your heart and pulse points.
  3. Rose essential oil is known to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections and promote healthy-looking, radiant skin. We recommend applying doTERRA Rose Touch directly on skin imperfections both in the morning and at night. Not only will it help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections, it will also promote an even skin tone and healthy complexion.
  4. Need another reason to include Rose Touch in your skin care routine? Your skin needs the appropriate levels of moisture to be able to function properly, which means hydration is key. When you’re dehydrated or your skin care routine removes too much moisture from the skin, your body will react by producing too much oil. Rose oil helps balance the moisture levels in your skin, which will keep your skin looking its best.

Fun Fact
In medieval Persia (now known as Iran), Avicenna (980-1037 AD), a Persian doctor wrote extensively on health and wellness and is credited as the father of aromatherapy as we now know it. He attempted various distillation methods using flowers and was eventually able to isolate the scent of the rose as well as produce rose water.

Wheatgrass Pineapple Smoothie.

An amazing EMF protector for us is Wheat Grass!

  • Barley (wheat) grass is a totally balanced food. It contains all of the nutrients required for life: vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other proteins (amino acids), essential fatty acids and chlorophyll. Barley grass has thousands of living enzymes (a special protein). Enzymes are nature’s biological catalysts that initiate all the chemical transformations in the body. Over 3,000 enzymes have been identified. They are required for every transformation in the body – digestion, cell respiration, bodily movements, thinking processes, detoxification, cancer control, fat, protein and carbohydrate metabolism, etc.The normal daily amount of barley grass is 1-3 teaspoons (1 tsp = 2 grams). If you choose wheat grass (juice), start with one ounce daily and gradually increase to four or six ounces.

RECIPE:

  • 1 teaspoon Wheat grass or 1 ounce juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Hawaiian spirulina powder
  • 1 1/2 cups raw coconut water or filtered water
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 3 cups frozen pineapple