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Chapter 11: Can the Brain Shrinkage Be Reversed?
Yes – by Removing all Factory Processed foods~
& REPLACING with ‘Pasture-Raised’ & not altered Ancient Grains (non-GMO)
Not a true scientific experiment with control or ELSE IT IS A TRULY FLAWED & meaningless EXPERIMENT- DANGEROUS & DISEASE-CAUSING~
BECAUSE – ‘Not taken into account’ the Damage of Synthetic Factory Food Processing methods (Fake food raised on concreter floors (not grass for Omega 3) & with a roof – No sunlight for Vitamin D
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Abstinence from alcohol will reverse hippocampal damage within 6 to 12 months. Antidepressants have been found to stimulate production of new brain cells (neurogenesis) and to gradually rebuild the structure of the hippocampus in depressed individuals.
Why is pasture raised healing the CNS & Prefrontal brain?
In addition to being lower in calories and total fat, pasture–raised foods have higher levels of vitamins and a healthier balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats than conventional meat and dairy products ~ Eggs from poultry raised on pasture have 10 percent less fat, 40 percent more Vitamin A and 400 percent more omega-3s.
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The hippocampus is a sensitive part of the brain. A range of conditions can adversely affect it, including long-term exposure to high levels of stress. Several diseases and factors are known to impair the hippocampus‘ ability to do its job.Dec 7, 2017
Hippocampus is a brain structure embedded deep in the temporal lobe of each cerebral cortex. It is an important part of the limbic system, a cortical region that regulates motivation, emotion, learning, and memory.Aug 20, 2019
Hippocampus, region of the brain that is associated primarily with memory. …
The hippocampus, which is located in the inner (medial) region of the temporal lobe, forms part of the limbic system, which is particularly important in regulating emotional responses.
The hippocampus is responsible for processing of long-term memory and emotional responses. We would not even be able to remember where our house is without the work of the hippocampus.
The hippocampus also encodes emotional context from the amygdala.
When you think of the amygdala, you should think of one word, fear.May 10, 2018
The answer is yes. In several different stress-related conditions all of which are known to cause hippocampal shrinkage,
there is evidence that effective treatment can at least partially reverse this atrophy, leading to growth rather than further loss.
Just how much recovery is possible remains to be seen, but in one study shown here, function returned to normal.
Exercise may be one of these effective treatments that can reverse brain atrophy.
At least three different psychiatric conditions cause the shrinkage (atrophy) you saw in Chapter 6:
Factory Processed Foods –
the Root cause of ….
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
THE NEW SCIENCE OF ‘NUTRITIONAL PSYCHIATRY’
~ Research on Depression & Mental Illness
~ Caused by GMO Factory Farm Processing! Removing-Diluting the Plant Protein for the CNS – Prefrontal Brain! There are more & more other studies revolving around this topic that support this research ~
THE NEW SCIENCE OF ‘NUTRITIONAL PSYCHIATRY’ ~ New Science ~ Nutritional Psychiatry ~ Research on Depression & Mental Illness ~ Caused by GMO Factory Farming & Heat-Altering Over-Milling ~ THINNING OR REMOVING THE OMEGA 3 & PLANT PROTEIN – PRINCIPLE SUPPORT FOR THE CNS, PREFRONTAL BRAIN & IMMUNE SYSTEM ~ ALLOWING CANCER & CORONA VIRUS TO OVER-WHELM!
‘Nutritional psychiatry’ is a recent development in the medical world
But itâ™s a rapidly growing research field.
Understanding the effects that ‘Diet’ has on mental health is incredibly important Especially now because there are so many chronic diseases that have become more prevalent since after WW11 ushering in the Fast & Convenient GMO & Altered natural (processed) foods in Abusive Factory Farms.
For the sake of ˜SHELF LIFE’ ~
– Not necessarily for THE QUALITY of our lives~
The Food and Mood Center was created by Dr. Jacka as a
The Center for Studies of the Effect of Diet & the ‘Influence Mental Health’~
Because of the studies that have been addressed ~ The American Psychiatric Association has begun to include presentations on
‘Nutritional Psychiatry’ at their annual conferences.
Even though diet is not the only factor influencing “mental health’~
Researchers have found another way to & TREAT DEPRESSION ~by Reversal & Prevention ~ the Recommendation was eating an Unaltered (not Over-heated or Over-milled) ‘plant-(protein)-based diet.
But not ‘just vegetables’~ Vegetables have a “LOW PROTEIN” content ~
Healthline may NEED AN UPGRADE TO PASTURE-RAISED & Non-FACTORY FARMED – FED GMO, CORTISOL FROM LIVING IN FACTORY BARNES – No Sunshine or Omega 3 from pasture grazing ~
Here are 10 of the best foods that are high zinc.
- Pasture-raised Meat., Eggs & Raw Dairy -Â Â Meat is an excellent source of zinc (4). …
- Shellfish – not farmed & fed GMO sources of zinc. …
- Soaked Legumes. Legumes like chickpeas, lentils & soaked-rinsed BEANS ~ all contain substantial amounts of zinc.
- Raw-Soaked Raw Seeds. ~ Not Roasted UNCLEAN MODERN FACTORY PROCESS – ALLERGY-Causing –
- Raw-Soaked Raw Nuts ~Not Roasted UNCLEAN MODERN FACTORY PROCESS – ALLERGY CAUSING (especially Peanuts-Plant Protein powerhouse)
- Pasture-Raised Raw Dairy PRICE WESTON – https://www.westonaprice.org health-topics/?gclid=Cj0KCQjww_f2BRC-ARIsAP3zarE2PRd4GPAdor0aBzc4ONvLx2WR9_p2BjoScUjkCJK5padK_QoyWC0aAmEMEALw_wcB
- Non-GMO Fed PASTURE-RAISED Eggs. ~ (No GMO Corn, Soy or Alfalfa)
- Whole Ancient Grains with 7 grams of Plant protein (not over-milled)~ Gluten -Free (Quinoa, Amaranth, buckwheat Groats & Oat Goats) Farro, Brown Rice, Wild rice, Barley – Gluten & Lectins removed by SOAKING or Pressure Cooking – Drained & rinsed
Avoid Modern Grains like wheat, corn, rice are Mostly GMO now – They ARE CHEAP & the Most Popular on the market ~
but add little food for the Prefrontal Brain & may become Alzheimer’s plaque~
GMO magnifies the food ‘volume’ ~
But also the Lectins in the peel~meant to deter predators)
& Vital Gluten (Seed lock) – also are magnified ~
To a level making them ~’NOT FIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION~
Most Ancient Grains are low or no gluten ~(Quinoa, Buckwheat & Oat groats, Amaranth – can be home-milled without Soaking!)
MOST Grains (non-GMO) SHOULD HAVE 6 OR MORE GRAMS OF PROTEIN – Some are Over-Milled ~ making them ‘refined’ carbs will take the place of plant protein’
But Ancient Grains are making a comeback:
Be aware of the Modern Day Money Changers ~ Over-milling up to 50% of the Germ & Fiber (Plant Protein – meant for CNS & Prefrontal Brain Support!
Filling in with carbs or starch (not a nutrient)
Fortunately, in all three of these conditions, there is evidence that the atrophy can be reversed, at least to some extent, with treatment. This chapter will present that evidence, for each of these three conditions.
But it will not take into consideration the Damage of Factory Processed Foods~
Depression (Modern Factory Foods Disease)
The evidence here is good news, though not pretty news, just a bunch of numbers. But they’re good numbers. If you’ve had severe depression, I’ll bet you will recognize some of yourself here. This is the work of Drs. Vythilingham and Vermetten, in Dr. Bremner’s group.Vythilingam
These investigators measure brain size and function before and after treatment with an antidepressant, either fluoxetine (Prozac) or venlafaxine (Effexor). Treatment lasted an average of seven months before the repeat testing. The following numbers show the results of standard memory tests, in which participants were asked to remember words or pictures and indicate later if they’d seen them on a previous list. If this table makes sense, skip ahead to the next section. If you don’t like numbers shown this way, read on below and I’ll step you through what some of these numbers mean.
|Control||Before Treatment||After Treatment||p|
|Verbal / Logical Memory|
|Delayed||28 +/- 7||18 +/- 9||27 +/- 8||0.001|
|Immediate||31 +/- 6||27 +/- 7||32 +/- 6||0.00|
|Visual memory||33 +/- 8||33 +/- 9||35 +/- 4||0.86|
|Hippocampus, mm3 (atypical)||2893 +/- 172||3492 +/- 316||0.004|
Concentrate on the numbers in bold and ignore the +/- figures (which show the more statistically sophisticated the “range” of variation around a particular result). There are two main findings here: first, an improvement in function; and secondly, an increase in brain size, at least in one subgroup of patients.
1. Verbal, not Visual
First, look across to the right in the green row, Visual memory. You’ll notice that the numbers are all about the same (the high p value just means “they’re all about the same”). This means that people with depression don’t have trouble recognizing pictures, as much as words, as you’re about to find out.
Now look at Delayed memory in the pink row. The first column, the Control group, shows you what the numbers are supposed to look like (number of words from a list that the participants could remember later). These folks were not depressed nor had they ever been depressed. In the next two columns, you’ll see the results from people with depression: first, before treatment (18) — much worse than the Controls, right? This means these patients, compared to “normals”, were having a lot of difficulty with remembering words. Sound familiar to you? Lots of my patients tell me they’re having terrible problems with remembering people’s names, and sometimes even simple words, e.g. “you know, that thing you sweep the floor with?”
The good news comes in the following column, with the After Treatment value of 27. The patients have completely recovered! Their memory for words is as good as the “normal” group! That is very good news indeed. This result was the same whether the recall test came hours later or immediately after the word list (the immediate recall results, showing the same pattern, appear in the gray row).
Update 3/2005: another research group has shown this same effect of exercise, improving cognitive function.PNAS But they have gone on to shown that those elders (average age 66) who participated in a fitness program actually increased their brain size, just as we saw the antidepressants do in the study described above. Colcombe
On the basis of this one small study, we have further proof that exercise is an effective antidepressant. But the most exciting part of this story is this small bit of evidence showing that exercise, like other antidepressants, can potentially reverse (at least partially) the brain shrinkage caused by depression. You can see why I wish every patient who was going to receive an antidepressant would have to first get some regular aerobic exercise, either on their own or in a program. It looks, for now, as though it works the same way.
2. Hippocampal Growth
This table also shows that treating depression (8 herbs and supplements for depression) – reverses the hippocampal shrinkage we’ve seen in previous chapters (this is one of the first such results; it will be important to see this result repeated). The numbers in the blue row at the bottom refer to the size of the hippocampus, measured by MRI scanning (they did not open these people’s brains and go look!). As you can see, after treatment, the hippocampus is bigger. The very low p-value means this was a very significant shift, statistically. Because the hippocampus, the organ of memory, is bigger after treatment, the implication in this study is that perhaps the memory improvement is actually because of the hippocampal growth. That remains to be shown conclusively but is the current working hypothesis in mood research.
One remaining twist on this research: the hippocampal growth was shown only for patient with “atypical” depression. This variation is thought by some mood experts to be a bipolar-related mood condition e.g. Benazzi. Just why this depression variation might respond to treatment with hippocampal regrowth is unclear: is it because this variation might have more shrinkage in the first place? Or is atypical depression somehow more responsive to the growth-factor effects of antidepressants?
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
In 2003, Dr. Vermetten and colleagues showed direct evidence of hippocampal growth in patients with PTSD, as shown in the following graph. Treatment in this study was the antidepressant paroxetine (Paxil).Vermetten
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