DISCLAIMER: Most of items on this list, are well publicized in much of what I researched on google but also are from article by Michelle Vartan, Managing Editor, LIVESTRONG.COM except for okra which so far is my discovery & world's best kept secret!
1. RAW OKRA! Benefits of eating a few raw or frozen okra every day has amazing brain power to reverse brain damage and a side effect is anti-aging! My discovery 1995 but until I boycotted all Canadian packaged food 2012, age 70, I was not able to get my Parkinsonism disease into remission & continued to take paralyzing semi-catatonic, terminal attacks.. being poisoned by Canola oil, gas, oil, diesel and toxic chemical additives in Canadian food and not on the label! see more in my biography for the full story. According to both my research & Livestrong.com research as follows:
2. Pure Spring water! Based on evidence, pure spring water stops brain from shrinking, from Italy and European countries that have pure spring water in their daily diet instead of fruit juices and pops which in fact cause brain shrinkage - epidemic in USA & Canada.
3. Brain exercising - DANCE! CROSS COUNTRY SKIING! Moving the body with dance & cross country skiing has proven to build brain neuroplasticity and reverse aging.
4. Healthy fats like Olive oil for cooking. Boycott all other cooking oils like Canola, Rapeseed, Sunflower, Corn etc. Eat walnuts, crushed almonds add to organic salad.
5. Intermittent fasting. Fasting to reduce food intake for short periods reduces brain inflammation. ie: Fast a bit longer between dinner and breakfast. I fast during the day before dinner. I tried long fasting for detox purposes but this is not necessary. Short fasting periods works just as well.
6. Sleep. Sleep deprivation has terrible effects on the brain. Learn how to rest or meditate & calm yourself even if not sleeping, lay still, be quiet and rest. Eat foods that induce your pineal gland to make a brain chemical, melatonin to sleep. Google lists many, I like chicken, boiled egg, or pumpkin seeds. Tart cherries contain natural melatonin & also have anti-inflamatory effects, sweet half as much as tart. Google lists walnuts & bell peppers.
7. Eat estrogen & Testosterone promoting foods. Flax seed & sesame seeds are high but if not ground you will get no benefit. Organic Fruit, oranges, strawberries, peaches. Fish, Salmon, trout, pickerel, sardines. Carrots, chick peas, legumes, beans, sweet potatoes, spinach, blueberries, broccoli, brussel sprouts, bell peppers, Olive Oil.
8. 12 minute meditation, every day. Just 12 minutes can actually ward off brain diseases. Sit in a park, meditate by a lake, just being quiet in clean fresh air anywhere can add thickness to cerebral cortex which governs memory. That is why even if I can't dance, climb wilderness trails in hills, or cross country ski - I swing at our local Moonlight Beach for 10 minutes then sit quiet for 12 minutes watching sea gulls, children playing. In summer I try to find a clean outdoor lake to swim in, sadly tragic, finding one unpolluted is becoming an impossible nightmare. I am allergic to chlorine so swimming pools is not an option for me.
9. EAT AS MUCH ORGANIC AS POSSIBLE IN TODAY'S TOXIC WORLD. DRINK ONLY ORGANIC. GET AS MUCH CLEAN WILDERNESS AIR INTO YOUR LUNGS AS YOU CAN OR WEAR A GAS MASK IN ALL CITY DRIVING, WALKING OR RUNNING.
* NOTE MSA ADVANTAGE GAS MASK IS BY THE BEST OF ALL I HAVE USED.
March, 2014 Okra Detox Weight Loss system: I originally I began in part, items from Dr. Oz Show, which I fully admit! However; by July, then through-out the year, it became clear to me that no one diet works for everyone. Dan MacIsaac agreed to be my guinea pig - it has caused many laughs, tears & fits of rage from both of us. In the end, it was worth it! There is no other diet weight loss system like it on the planet. Just as each of us is unique, my okra system is basically similar to what one must do for allergies. Discover for yourself who you really are, what foods your body treats as an enemy. Then, I also, modified it for immune deficiencies, included in my okra diet for disease control system. OKRA DETOX; IS NOT A DIET, but a temporary system to reverse your biochemistry so that you can identify which foods are your personal enemy - it has proven to be extremely successfull. Dan struggled for 4 years and in just 3 months lost 23 lbs and I not wanting to loose weight - tested it 4 days and lost 8 lbs. Dan being a typical gambler, loves to mess with success, and has tried to screw it up horribly after being successful. Interesting, however, is that no matter how bad he cheats, he just cannot allow himself to regain all 25 lbs. Knowledge is power - and my new site gives to you for free all the power that you need. It also includes a wonderful successful diet for seniors with Paget/Osteoporosis diet I developed for my mom, 95, who because of it, despite being close to death from food poisoning (Google saved our lives and I also share all that also). Mom dances, drives and has total memory, despite Health Canada banning her very important safe Paget Disease medication that stopped her from being an invalid for 5 years - just more of Health Canada's corruption. Point is, check out Mom's diet, for seniors, it is amazing!
Unfortunately; I was not able to upload to this site all my research as it is merely a blog with a great many limitations. My other site is a Wix.com site and extremely safe! I had tried on other very costly sites for 2 years - Wordpress - Microsoft destroyed them. Webs was very difficult for me, and Len Voycey typed, edited so I don't make changes as this diet research works. Some of it includes 66 years historically & requires no changes. My new research on weight loss & detoxification - You will find all that on the Wix.com www.okra-diet-detox.com has copies of original canola science you can copy or download all for free. My sites are safe, free, easy to download or copy. My work on the sites are now complete as of 2017. I must leave to the next generation such as Rachel Parent trying to get help outside of Canada to stop Health Canada from killing anymore children. May the creator bless you in all your endeavors. My profie on linkedin is complete, including google+ & facebook. Trudi Trahan-upchan. Founder/Author, Free Self-supporting. www.okra-diet-detox.com
RACHEL PARENT FIGHTING FOR GMO LABELLING HOWEVER, SHE DOES NOT RECOGNIZE THAT IN CANADA - ALL INGREDIENTS SHOULD BE ON ALL FOOD LABELS NOT JUST GMO. OF COURSE GMO ALSO SHOULD BE ON LABELS, HOW CAN ANYONE CONTROL ALLERGIES IF THEY DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS IN THEIR FOOD, INCLUDING ALL CHEMICAL ADDITIVES & GMO.