Got "Broken Brain"?
One of the hallmarks with anxiety is a total disconnect between the emotional part of the brain and the logical part of the brain.
Date: 1/22/2018 6:52:35 PM ( 8 mon ) ... viewed 327 times
February 21, 2018 -
"Many factors in the environment are new to the genome since World War II and have been implicated in violent behavior. These include changes and additions to the food we eat leading to severe nutrient deficiencies, changes in American agriculture and fertility of the soils, more chemicals in the environment, cheaper goods and services, heavy use of personal care and building materials that contain lethal toxins, changes in the American family, vaccination programs and others. Above all the most influential factor in the course of increasing violence has been changes in the American food system and loss of nutrients for children and growing teens."
February 17, 2018 - "Essential Nutrition" Means It's Required; You Must Have It - Otherwise Sooner Or Later You'll Probably Suffer!
"The brain and nervous system require specific nutrients to function properly, and the evidence is overwhelming that nutrient deficiencies can lead to aggression and violent behavior."
August 28, 2018 - Magnesium Is Probably The Leading Mineral For The Brain and Most People Are Deficient! -
Dr. Carolyn Dean reports:
Increasing magnesium intake may be a valid strategy to enhance cognitive abilities. This comes on the heels of much research and speculation that inadequate levels of magnesium could impair cognitive function, leading to faster deterioration of memory in aging humans.
In fact, because of the implications of magnesium deficiency, I thoroughly researched and provided over 600 medical and scientific references in the newest edition of The Magnesium Miracle, 2017 Edition, many of which refer directly to the function of the central nervous system!
The following excerpts citing magnesium's role in the brain function and cognition is taken from The Magnesium Miracle, 2017 Edition:
* Stroke: The U.S. population, deficient in magnesium, is at greater risk for stroke with severe post-stroke complications. There can be poor recovery from head injury and escalating neurological damage. Lack of magnesium can enhance neurotoxin damage from vast numbers of chemicals in our air, food, and water.
* Brain Trauma: Higher magnesium levels are associated with a better recovery, and giving magnesium will create a better healing outcome. IV magnesium sulfate significantly reduces brain edema following brain injury and is used to treat patients with severe TBI without adverse effects. This is crucial information to give your doctor if your child suffers a head injury or any family member is involved in a motor vehicle accident. Good Neurosurgeons give IV magnesium to all their surgical patients.
* Diuretics Dry Out The Brain: A journal case study reported that an elderly woman's Serum Magnesium level became depleted due to a diuretic she was taking for hypertension. She was admitted to the hospital with severe weakness and developed an overt psychosis with paranoid delusions. Following large intravenous doses of magnesium, her symptoms disappeared within twenty-four hours. However, her symptoms returned as long as she was taking the diuretic. People who are prescribed diuretics should check with their doctor about taking at least 600 mg a day of supplemental magnesium in divided doses. In that way, many of the side effects of diuretics can be avoided.
* Aging: French magnesium researcher Dr. Pierre Delbet, who practiced in the early 1900s, was convinced that the aging body's tissues have three times more calcium than magnesium. He knew that calcium precipitates out into tissues that are deficient in magnesium. He observed the toxicity of excess calcium in the testicles, brain, and other tissues and concluded almost a century ago that magnesium deficiency plays a role in senility.
* Memory: Research at MIT, however, produced a study in 2004 that elevates magnesium to the position of memory enhancer. Particular brain receptors important for learning and memory depend on magnesium for their regulation. The researchers describe magnesium as an absolutely necessary component of the cerebrospinal fluid in order to keep these learning and memory receptors active. The term they use for this activity, interactivity, and changeability is plasticity.
* Fear: MIT researcher found that "As predicted by our theory, increasing the concentration of magnesium and reducing the background level of noise led to the largest increases of plasticity ever reported in scientific literature." In English, that statement simply means that magnesium reduces the physical reaction to fear, which can only be a good thing!
* Treating Telomeres: A telomere is an essential part of chromosomes that affect how our cells age. Telomeres are the caps at the ends of chromosomes that protect them from unraveling or getting attached to another chromosome. The current research on aging is firmly tied up with telomeres. It should come as no surprise that magnesium is tightly wrapped up with telomeres. But the real shock is how few researchers are focusing on the miracle of magnesium in keeping telomeres from unraveling. Instead, they are looking for drugs or formulating expensive supplements to save the telomeres – ignoring the solution that's right before their eyes.
* Alzheimer's & Parkinson's: There is evidence that magnesium deficiency can trigger or worsen Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. These conditions are the neurological equivalent of heart disease. After all, both heart and brain are excitable tissues that give off electrical energy, and both must have magnesium.
In spite of all these potential outcomes, boosting your brain power can be simple! You can supplement your dietary intake of magnesium and other beneficial minerals such as zinc with our very own ReMag Magnesium Solution, a 60,000 ppm concentration of 99.99% pure elemental magnesium and ReMyte, our very same mineral product, both designed to slip right into the mineral channels of your cells and saturate your entire body, mind and spirit with magnesium and mineral delight!
March 10, 2018 - The Significance of MSM and DMSO -
MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is a naturally occurring sulfur compound in your body that's well known for supporting your joints, but it's also useful in other areas of your body. ...
Perhaps the best way you know if you don't have enough MSM in your system is by symptoms that may include fatigue, prevalence in experiencing high stress, physically and psychologically, depression and even degenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, arteriosclerosis, osteoarthritis and cancer.
MSM metabolizes dimethyl sulfoxide, a controversial anti-inflammatory and analgesic compound known as DMSO, which, unfortunately, is approved for use in veterinary medicine only, not in humans. ...
One article discusses Dr. Stanley Jacob's research on DMSO and its benefits in many applications, including the treatment of head trauma. According to Jacob, its ability as a free-radical scavenger and diuretic is part of the key to improving the blood supply to the brain, which reduces swelling:
"This improves blood oxygenation to brain tissue. Injured brain cells often aren't dead. When these cells get increased blood supply and more oxygen, and when the free radicals are scavenged, dying cells can recover, and brain swelling is reduced very rapidly."
DMSO's diuretic benefit is especially to be noted for both brain injuries and during the healing crisis that occurs at the crossing from conflict active into a cardiological healing stage. Following is Q&A with Dr. Hamer, founder of German New Medicine, regarding this healing crisis:
Question - What happens when a biological conflict has been solved?
When a biological conflict has been solved we can see very clear symptoms, on the psychic level, the brain level and on the organ level. On the psychic and vegetative level, we see that the patient is no longer dwelling on the conflict content. Hands suddenly get warm again, appetite improves, weight normalizes and the patient sleeps better. There may also be fatigue and weakness and a need to rest. This is in no way the beginning of the end, but it's a very positive sign. This healing phase varies in duration, depending on the duration of the prior conflict. At the height of the healing phase, when the body retains a lot of water, we see the epileptic or epileptoid crisis, which shows a different symptom for every disease.
After the epileptic-epileptoid crisis, the body expels water from the edema (infiltration of tissues with water) and slowly returns to normality and the patient feels his strength returning. …This epileptic or epileptoid crisis, triggered by the brain, marks the high point of the edema and, respectively, the turning point to normality. In the second half of the healing phase, the brain's harmless connective tissue, the glia, fills … to repair it. This really harmless connective tissue, which we can colour white on the CT scan with an iodine contrast substance, was previously mistaken as a brain tumor and operated on. Since the brain cells themselves CANNOT multiply after birth, REAL brain tumors cannot exist.
… the epileptic crisis appears on the corresponding two levels as well as on the organ level (psyche, brain and organ).
Question - Can you describe such an epileptic crisis? -
The epileptic crisis is something Mother Nature devised a billion years ago. It runs on all three levels at the same time. It happens at the height of the healing phase, its purpose being to normalize again. What we usually call an epileptic cramp-spasm with muscle cramps is only one form of the epileptic crisis, namely, after resolving a motoric conflict.
Epileptoid crises occur in every disease but with some variations in each. Mother Nature created quite a trick for this meaningful event. In the middle of the healing phase, the patient experiences a recurrence of the physiological conflict, which means the patient experiences his/her conflict for a short time (stress phase) all over again including cold hands, centralized cold sweat and all the symptoms of the conflict active phase. This happens so that the brain edema gets suppressed and the fluid eliminated from it and the patient can return to normal.
After the epileptic crisis, the patient will warm up and then experience the first small urinary phase. From this epileptic crisis on, the patient is on the road to normality. In other words, if the patient can get past this crisis, a further complicated or serious crisis is unlikely. The second urinary phase occurs at the end of the healing phase when the body eliminates a mass of urine which is the rest of the edema. The danger point lies just before the end of the epileptic-epileptoid crisis when it will become evident whether or not the epileptic crisis was enough to steer the regulator or controller (in the brain) around. The best-known epileptic crisis is the heart infarct. The epileptoid crisis is a lung embolism, hepatitis crisis or pneumonia crisis.
To assist the body in making the necessary changes, especially in conflicts of long duration, a strong cortisone injection is sometimes necessary. In very difficult cases, the cortisone may be given sooner. 
Comment: I’m interested in researching whether MSM can be substituted for the cortisone.
Hamer Brain Focus -
If we experience an overwhelming stress (ex: “Mr., your son is dead”), this is similar emotionally to a large power surge on the electrical transmission line caused by lightning. At the moment of high voltage, the appropriate circuit breaker switches “off”. If there is no circuit breaker greater destruction is assured; in the case of the brain, a larger part of the brain may be damaged. With this “breaker procedure” the brain isolates the conflict in a smaller area: a Hamer Brain Focus.
Most diseases are linked to emotional conflicts. The Hamer Brain Focus (neuronal center) in the brain is targeted at the moment of the emotional shock and it modifies the function of the related organ (in correspondence with the disease).
The Hamer Brain Focus concentrates all of the psychological conflict into an area which occupies about 1% of the brain. This Hamer Brain Focus controls and causes disease in the targeted organ.
Becoming sufficiently aware of the unconscious programming, the brain releases the old emotions and replaces the old programming thus resolving the disease. Current evidence suggests that this equates to awareness at the cellular level as well, which then resolves the disease.
January 22, 2018 - Initial Post -
For the past several days I've been watching some of a documentary titled: "Broken Brain" that has greatly captured my interest - primarily because of the tremendous extent which people (seemingly everywhere) have been suffering from some form of a "broken brain" condition!
Currently in Episode 5 now and I am deeply impressed with the interview of Dr. Jennifer Love who says: "conventional psychiatry, is ... driven by the pharmaceutical industry ..."
...My nursing professors—I apparently used to drive them crazy. I was always asking questions about, "Well, why does this work? If we do something in this system, how does it affect this other system?" They would just throw their hands up in the air and say, "Go to medical school."
I finally ended up down that path and going to medical school. After about nine years of medical training, I got my first job. All these questions that I had, there's so much information in medical school that you get, they say it's like drinking out of a fire hose. There's so much coming at you. But I realized when I was out in the day-to-day world that I was still stuck with the question of why. Why is this happening? So much of medicine is treading water. It's taking care of symptoms. I found myself trying to figure out how to get to the root of all of this. I've never really thought of myself as a functional psychiatrist. I just like getting in and coming up with something better than trying to calm down symptoms.
With conventional psychiatry, it's largely driven by the pharmaceutical industry and managed care. Physicians are under time constraints to only spend a certain amount of time with patients. The reimbursements are for very short visits. It's difficult to be able to spend the time you need to really get at the heart of the issue. I think that's true not just in psychiatry, but in every discipline.
[Psychiatry is medication based] -
I think some of the challenges with conventional psychiatry is that it's really based on symptom management. There's not a lot of research that isn't funded by pharmacological companies. It's really medication based and physicians are expected to prescribe medication, and then the insurance companies want therapy to be done by therapists because it's less expensive. You have this division of ... you have prescribers and then you have people who are coming in and trying to use therapy to get at the underlying issues. There's just a disconnect.
My first job out of my fellowship training was with a big HMO company. If I said the name, you'd recognize them. I used to get in trouble for spending too much time with my patients. I would have patients who would come in and they were alcoholic or having a major depressive episode, and they'd never seen a physician to discuss it before. I was expected to do their entire evaluation and treatment in 20 minutes. It just didn't make sense to me that someone who is suffering from an alcohol use disorder ... My supervisor literally told me that I need to give them Prozac and Trazodone for sleep and then you're done and send them out. It just wasn't a good fit for me at all.
When I fell into the practice and group that I'm with now, I think the biggest draw was the ability to take time with people to really get to know what's going on with them so we could look beyond treading water and trying to manage the symptoms of the moment, but get really at the heart of everything.
The first question is: why is a person anxious? I think there are a lot of different reasons. I think every person who comes into my office has a different story. Some people have a very strong genetic predisposition to anxiety. Some people have been anxious since childhood. Some people come from very chaotic backgrounds. Some people have an onset in college and later. Finding out what is at the cause will then help me come up with a treatment plan that's individualized for them.
I think one of the big issues with anxiety for a lot of people is: if it's been going on since childhood, people may be really anxious and not even realize their level of anxiety because to them they're so used to it. They've always functioned that way. ...
￼Expert Interviews – Jennifer Love, MD everyday existence is and talk to them about anxiety that they go, "Oh, wow. I actually really am anxious." One of the hallmarks with anxiety that I see is a total disconnect between the emotional part of the brain and the logical part of the brain. ...
August 30, 2018 - Antidepressant Neurotoxicity -
"Antidepressants are neurotoxic, that is, they harm the brain and disrupt its functions. As a result, they cause innumerable kinds of abnormal thinking and behaviors, including mania, suicide and violence. In the process, they cause detectable damage to the brain of the child or adult, and also to the fetus of pregnant mothers who take the drug."
Dr. Breggin is author of: "Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal" - A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and their Families.
This book provides a roadmap for prescribers, therapists, patients and their families that enables patients to taper off their drugs and achieve emotional and physical recovery. It also provides treatment approaches for patients on or off psychiatric drugs.
"Medication Madness" - The Role of Psychiatric Drugs in Cases of Violence, Suicide and Crime.
Medication Madness reads like a medical thriller and courtroom drama. But it is based on science and dozens of real-life cases. The lives of children, adults, families and victims in these stories were thrown into turmoil and often destroyed by psychiatric drugs.
August 16, 2018 - "Eliciting the Patient’s Agenda - Secondary Analysis of Recorded Clinical Encounters" -
"Clinicians often fail to elicit the patient’s agenda and when they do, they promptly interrupt patients".
Eliciting patient concerns and listening carefully to them contributes to patient-centered care. Yet, clinicians often fail to elicit the patient’s agenda and, when they do, they interrupt the patient’s discourse.
We aimed to describe the extent to which patients’ concerns are elicited across different clinical settings and how shared decision-making tools impact agenda elicitation.
Clinicians elicited the patient’s agenda in 40 of 112 (36%) encounters. Agendas were elicited more often in primary care (30/61 encounters, 49%) than in specialty care (10/51 encounters, 20%); ... In 27 of the 40 (67%) encounters in which clinicians elicited patient concerns, the clinician interrupted the patient after a median of 11 seconds ... Uninterrupted patients took a median of 6 s ... to state their concern.
Clinicians seldom elicit the patient’s agenda; when they do, they interrupt patients sooner than previously reported. ... Failure to elicit the patient’s agenda reduces the chance that clinicians will orient the priorities of a clinical encounter toward specific aspects that matter to each patient.
The medical interview is a pillar of medicine. It allows patients and clinicians to build a relationship. Ideally, this process is inherently therapeutic, allowing the clinician to convey compassion, and be responsive to the needs of each patient. Eliciting and understanding the patient’s agenda enhances and facilitates patient-clinician communication. Agenda setting is a conversational strategy that allows clinicians and patients to negotiate and collaborate to clarify the concerns and expectations of both parties. This results in a constructive alliance that leads to focused, efficient, and patient-centered care. A review of the literature, evaluating communication and relationship skills, identified six studies in general clinical practice, in which setting the patient’s agenda enhanced communication efficiency. However, despite these potential benefits, the use of this communication skill in general clinical practice appears to be limited. In a landmark clinical communication study published in 1984, Beckman et al. found that in 69% of the visits to a primary care internal medicine practice, the physician interrupted the patient, with a mean time to interruption of 18 s. Fifteen years later, Marvel et al. found that physicians solicited the patient’s concern in 75% of primary care visits and interrupted this initial statement in a mean of 23 s. Similarly, Dyche et al. found in 2004 that in approximately 60% of general medicine visits, the clinician inquired about the patient’s agenda, that only 26% of the patients completed their statement uninterrupted, and that the mean time to interruption was 16.5 s. In addition, failure to elicit the patients’ agenda was associated with a 24% reduction in the physician’s understanding of the main reasons for the consultation. Although the prevalence of agenda setting has been studied in general medicine clinics, the prevalence of agenda setting in specialty care remains relatively unexplored. One study evaluating psychiatric consultations found agenda inquiries in 90% of these visits, with 67% of these proceeding without interruption. These studies, performed decades apart, suggest that clinicians often fail to elicit the patient’s agenda and when they do, they promptly interrupt patients.
In another blog post I presented the importance of being heard within the therapeutic relationship. The importance is unparalleled! Another words being heard is essentially all that is needed for a resolution for the psyche which s the epi center for healing of the mind-body as a continuum. The flip side of this is the need for "mind clearing" when an incomplete communication has adversely impacted an individual. The most positive expression across the spectrum of communication is when one experiences their communication is life! The findings in the above quoted "Abstract" are rather astonishing in light of the potential for communication within the therapeutic relationship. Medical doctors can argue that they are not psychologists however there is such a thing known as patient-centered medicine although that hasn't been fully realized, yet.
Doctors apparently need to be trained (or better trained) in doctor-patient and patient-doctor communications. I'd love to contribute toward that training! I can easily visualize a community-based model that is provided through community health-service organizations that offer support services for patients. The start of this could be easily implemented with basic dyad communication exercises. Staff members in the organization would be given an introductory workshop on dyad communications with the intention that they would engage their clients who want support in communicating with their doctors.
The client would learn the dyad technique and practice it with the staff member till the client was confident in their ability in both functions of communication: as the active communicator and as the receptive listener. When one community service organization has implemented the training then other community health orgs can be introduced to it as well. With enough track records in at least a few community organizations then pre-med schools could be approached. All of this is locally available where I live and so it is feasible to launch this initiative right where I am!
February 14, 2018 - The Consequences of Modern Day Education, Processed Food and Agriculture on Brain Development -
Just submitted the following at Jon Rapport's site:
February 14, 2018 at 3:06 pm -
The ramifications in suppressing clear logical thinking by way of the public educational systems extends in all directions – within the “human being” (declining individuality if it ever was there) and externally into the social/political/economic spheres (as another child subject to however the prevailing winds are blowing). A few decades ago the materialistic science could not detect the physical impact but now that is possible. Yet the impact was known a hundred years ago:
“What we call power of discrimination, power of judgment in man, in other words the logical thinking of the thinker, brings about a definite change in the whole structure of the human brain. Clear thinking causes a change in the physical instrument of the brain. Scientific research knows little of this, but it is a fact that a physical brain that has been used by a thinker has a different appearance from the brain which belongs to a non-thinker.”[i]
Food is another way that is used to conquer a nation. The missing vital nutrients consequential to modern day food processing as well as modern day (so-called) agriculture impact the ability to think. The brain functions differently according to the type and quality of its food somewhat comparable to operating an automobile. The nutritional consequences in this instance are mental disorders as documented by Dr. Weston A. Price.[ii]
There are a number of additional factors that play into this phenomena as well. Jon also has presented some of these.
(See the 9th paragraph from the bottom of the page.)
[ii] “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration”.
 From a transcript
 "Violent Behavior: A Solution in Plain Sight":
 "RECALL HEALING Level I" - Gilbert Renaud, PhD David Holt, DO, HMD; page 8.
 In email from RnA ReSet on August 28, 2018.
logical brain, emotional brain, Broken Brain, conventional psychiatry, logical thinking, power of discrimination, power of judgment, human brain, physical brain, ability to think, brain functions, mental disorders
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