We are surrounded by toxins and chemicals every day, in the air that we breathe, the water we drink or the food we consume. They can disturb the gut function, compromise the liver and damage our brain.
There are things we can avoid in order to protect ourselves, like these 5 ingredients that are poisoning our brain:
This protein found in wheat, rye, spelt and barley is sticky and binds to the wall of the small intestine. This causes digestive and immune disorders- the most common one is celiac disease.
Also, there is a non-celiac sensitivity to gluten, which is causing inflammatory disorders of the brain and the nervous system.
Scientific research has discovered a strong connection between sensitivity to gluten and disorders of the brain, peripheral nerves and the spinal cord.
Gluten can also be linked with dementia, cognitive impairment, psychiatric disorders and more.
Monosodium glutamate (MSG):
This concentrated form of salt added to foods in order to enrich their flavor, tricking the taste buds and the brain to think the food is tastier than it is. It stimulates the production of too much dopamine, which makes us feel good.
This excitotoxin is linked to brain damage and certain neurological disorders, like lupus, MS, Alzheimer`s, Parkinson`s etc.
It can be found in salad dressing, canned soups and vegetables, potato chips, barbecue sauces, bouillon cubes and all sorts of processed foods.
All the types of artificial sweeteners are promoted to have zero calories, that`s why they are so popular. But in the same time they are very toxic and dangerous for the brain.
One of them is aspartame, a combination of chemicals like methanol, aspartic acid and phenylalanine, which can cause brain tumor when they break down.
Aspartame consumption can cause symptoms like migraines, depression, anxiety attacks or slurred speech. It can be found in fruit yogurts, cereals, sodas, flavored waters. Chewing gums, cooking sauces or any type of food labeled as sugar-free.
Adding fluoride to the public water is only increasing the risk of brain damage and other health problems.
The Fluoride Action Network reports that fluoride can be linked to lower IQ. AN UNICEF funded study has discovered that adding fluoride to the US drinking water, 0.88 mg/l, results in reduces IQ.
34 studies have shown that fluoride is causing lower IQ levels, and others state that this element is linked to changes in the neurobehavioral function, memory impairment and brain damage in fetus stage.
This very popular ingredient is very dangerous for our health in general. Consuming refined sugar is linked to many health conditions and one of them is brain damage.
Refined sugar suppresses BDNF, the hormone of growth which is very important for the brain. BDNF (brain derived neurotropic factor) stimulates new links between brain neurons which are crucial for the memory function.
Scientific research shows that low levels of BDNF in people with schizophrenia and depression, when combined with sugar, can make the condition even worse.
Processed sugar can also cause inflammations, problems with the digestive and immune system. If chronic, inflammation can increase the risk of depression and schizophrenia.
If you want to improve your mood and clarity, or you are depressed, eliminate processed sugar from your diet immediately.