Tag Archives: brain function

green smoothie recipe!

This recipe packs in a punch for your liver health and brain function and is a great wake-up juice for the morning. So get blending and in the process, give your liver a loving hug! Omega 3 fatty acids in … Continue reading

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ashwagandha

Part used Root Use 1/2 tsp dried root in 8oz water decoct 10 mins and steep 1/2 hour; effects take a week of daily use to become effective Benefits Calming adaptogen Rejuvenating, balancing, strengthening to nervous system, relieves fatigue, nervous … Continue reading

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eggs

PRIMARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin B2, B5, B12, A, E, D SECONDARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Calcium, Copper, Vitamin B6, Folate NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS High in nutrients Betaine, Choline, Retinol High protein content and protein that is highly absorbable … Continue reading

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stock and broth!

In my juice! post I mentioned about making a stock from leftover pulp from veggies. This is a great way to both get get a flavorful and nutritious stock, extracting any leftover nutrients from the pulp for use in cooking beans, soups … Continue reading

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manganese

Functions Anti-oxidant defense – co-factor in production of oxidative enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) which disarms free-radicals produced in cell mitochondria SOD deficiency leads to strains, sprains and inflammation Anti-inflammatory aid for people with rheumatoid arthritis and chronic inflammatory disorders Enhances … Continue reading

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folate

Functions Works with B6 and B12 in Methylation reactions Brain and nerve function: works as partner with B12 in activities such as making neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine Works with B12 in many processes, including synthesis of DNA and affects … Continue reading

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vitamin B1 – thiamine

Functions Brain and nerve function: Controls the use of glucose by neurons Assists in making fatty acids needed to preserve integrity of nerve cell membranes Works with vitamins B2 and B5 to make acetylcholine Energy production and carbohydrate metabolism Nerve … Continue reading

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vitamin B2 – riboflavin

Functions Brain and nerve function: control use of glucose by neurons, assist in making fatty acids needed to preserve integrity of nerve cell membranes, works with B1 and B5 to make acetylcholine Energy metabolism – needed to support thyroid, adrenals … Continue reading

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vitamin B3 – niacin

Functions Brain and nerve function: vital for proper mental function Energy production and fat, carbohydrate and cholesterol metabolism Manufacture of body compounds such as sex and adrenal hormones Treatment of schizophrenia 2 forms: As nicotinic acid form, lowers blood cholesterol … Continue reading

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vitamin B5 – pantothenic acid

Functions Brain and nerve function: works with B1 and B2 to make acetylcholine Works as component of coenzyme A in: Utilization of fats and carbohydrates in energy production Manufacture  of adrenal hormones and red blood cells Adrenal function (“anti-stress” vitamin) … Continue reading

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