How to Tell if You Have a Healthy Brain

https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2017/02/how-to-tell-if-you-have-a-healthy-brain/

“We accumulate toxins in the brain over a period of years because we live in a toxin-rich world these days. Our air is polluted. Our water is polluted. Our food is polluted. Our bodies are polluted. This is an unavoidable fact of modern society. Right now your body has detectable levels of hundreds of toxic substances inside of it, including plastics, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, and more. We live in an impure world, and so our bodies are filled with impurities. We soak up environmental toxins like sponges. Even with sophisticated internal detoxification systems, our bodies can’t keep up with the load, so these toxins pile up, particularly in the brain.

The brain is a resilient organ, so when toxins accumulate within it, the effect is usually gradual, and in the beginning the effect may be negligible. If a single neuron misfires now and then, it probably won’t affect our thinking. But when the toxic load becomes great enough, neurons may misfire or even die en masse.

When neurons don’t perform as they should, we suffer mentally, emotionally, and behaviorally…

An unhealthy brain is also more susceptible to addiction. A healthy brain has a stronger prefrontal cortex, which can override addictive impulses. The more addictions you drop, the stronger this part of your brain becomes, and the more disciplined you’ll feel internally.

Detoxification leads to a feeling of greater inner harmony… The experience of living with a harmonious mind is very different from living with a disharmonious one…

I inadvertently started on this path in 1993 when I stopped eating animals. Back then I didn’t realize what a powerful step that was… Going vegan helped even more, as did experimenting with raw foods, drinking pure filtered water, and doing multiple rounds of intensive detox such as those shared by Alex Bloom and Josh Macin

This is no easy path, but in today’s world it’s a crucial one that you ignore at your peril. We can’t turn our backs on the toxic overload that’s in our air, water, and food. We’re immersed in it every day now, and we can’t prevent it from affecting our minds. We must take steps to slow and reverse the damage if we are to be fully self-actualized human beings.” ~Steve Pavlina

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s