By Rich Jammes
The nervous system relies on a high-speed communications network
to alert the brain to information that affects all areas of the
body. For instance the impulses sent from the nervous system to
the brain travel at up to 250 miles per hour. This is infinitely
faster than the endocrine system that sends hormones through the
bloodstream and may take an hour to get to their destination.
The nervous system has the full attention of the brain and the
brain responds. The responses can be the result of pain,
enjoyment or other sensory data. You work your heart and muscles
to improve their condition and tone. You want to have a low
resting heart rate and slow deep breathing all the time.
Exercise definitely helps all that. There is nothing better you
can do for depression than regular exercise. But it’s also very
desirable to directly train the nervous system to operate
efficiently and effectively. Anyone can become more sane. When I
tell you to exercise your brain I don’t mean soduku and
For almost everyone, stimulation is not the
big issue. The problem is inadequate capacity for relaxation of
the nervous system. I don’t mean the kind of relaxation that you
get after physical exhaustion or a few shots of tequila. I mean
training the relaxation response. The methods I describe below
have permanent benefits for a broad range of issues. Most of
them involve biological monitoring and biofeedback. Biofeedback
means interactive training with a display of your physiological
responses. It is like exercising with an inner body mirror.
Nutrients for Brain Power . Boost Choline Intake Choline, a B
vitamin-like substance, is a crucial ingredient in the membranes
found in every one of your cells. Dietary or supplementary
choline can boost the production of acetylcholine and thus is
important for memory, learning, and mental alertness. Rich food
sources of choline include lecithin, peanuts, wheat germ, and
soy foods. Balance Your Electrolytes The ability of a nerve to
fire depends on the presence of electrolytes - minerals such as
potassium, sodium, chloride, and magnesium dissolved in water.
They are termed electrolytes to signify their critical role in
conducting electricity in the human body. If you have too much
sodium and too little potassium in your diet, the imbalance can
slow down the ability of neurons to conduct signals.
Herbal Brain Tonics Biochemic tissue salts (also known as tissue
or cell salts) are essential components in the cellular level.
For without them, cells in bodily organs and consequently, the
organs in vital systems of the body will desist to function
properly. The biochemic salt Kalium Phosphate is an essential
factor of the human nervous system for without it the brain
would lose its ability to concentrate. Symptoms of Kalium
Phosphate deficiency include hyperactivity disorders (ADD,
ADHD), memory loss (Alzheimer's, Amnesia), insomnia, nervous
exhaustion and other neurological disorders. Another biochemic
salt called the Natrium Muriaticum maintains water balance at
the cellular level. The tissue salt plays a critical role in the
excretion of cellular waste products while providing fluid
requirements. A deficiency of Natrium Muriaticum triggers severe
headaches and may even lead to cases of chronic depression. Calcium Phosphate on the other hand is essential in routine cell
regeneration since its deficiency would result to rampant cell
deterioration that likely renders the human body good as dead.
An imbalance or loss of any of the mentioned biochemic tissue
salts in the body would surely be a horrifying ordeal.