Genius Foods - Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life
How much do I want to read more? 7/10
A fantastic journey in Human health, and discovery of how our brain works and thrives.
Before you play two notes learn how to play one note—and don’t play one note unless you’ve got a reason to play it.
–- MARK HOLLIS
But suddenly, it was as though she were wearing a space suit underwater—each stride and gesture looked like a purposeful, conscious decision.
it seemed as if her overall processing speed had slowed, like a Web browser with too many open tabs.
It was the moment I learned one of life’s hardest lessons: that nothing else means a thing when a loved one gets sick.
Parkinson’s disease plus Alzheimer’s disease.
What changed in our diets and lifestyles between my grandmother’s generation and my mother’s? Was my mom somehow poisoned by the world around her?
you will likely have more energy, better sleep, less brain fog, and a happier mood, today.
How to Use This Book
to hit the reset button on your mental agility, to clear the cache.
Maybe you’re one of the millions of people around the globe battling brain fog. Or depression.
My hope is that when you finish reading Genius Foods, you’ll understand your brain in a new way.
You’ll see food anew—as software, able to bring your brain back online and run your endlessly capable mind.
Part 1 - You Are What You Eat
Chapter 1 - The Invisible Problem
Men ought to know that from the brain, and from the brain only, arise our pleasures, joys, laughter and jests, as well as our sorrows, pains, griefs and tears. Through it, in particular, we think, see, hear and distinguish the ugly from the beautiful, the bad from the good, the pleasant from the unpleasant. It is the same thing which makes us mad or delirious, inspires us with fear, brings sleeplessness and aimless anxieties. . . . In these ways I hold that the brain is the most powerful organ in the human body.
Nestled within your skull, mere inches from your eyes, are eighty-six billion of the most efficient transistors in the known universe. This neural network is you, running the operating system we know as life, and no computer yet conceived comes close to its awesome capabilities. Forged over millions and millions of years of life on Earth.
Everything you are, do, love, feel, care for, long for, and aspire to is enabled by an incredibly complex, invisible symphony of neurological processes. Elegant, seamless, and blisteringly fast: when scientists tried to simulate just one second of a human brain’s abilities, it took supercomputers forty minutes to do so.
Our industrially ravaged diets supply cheap and plentiful calories with poor nutrient content and toxic additives. Our careers shoehorn us into doing the same tasks over and over again, while our brains thrive with change and stimulation. We are saddled with stress, a lack of connection to nature, unnatural sleep patterns, and overexposure to news and tragedy, and our social networks have been replaced by The Social Network—all of which lead ultimately to premature aging and decay.