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Is Your Brain Getting The Iodine It Needs To Function?

by Anura Guruge


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As I mentioned last week, in the context of ‘Argyria‘, are I am reading this (⇓) pretty amazing book about the Periodic Table & the Elements by Sam Kean.

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Though I did 7-years of chemistry in school I am sure I never learnt the stuff I am finding out from this book. I am learning something new in nearly every paragraph and I love learning new things.

But, what I learned about Iodine last night gave me quite the scare.

Our brain needs iodine. Without iodine our brain doesn’t work as well as it should. For a start it impacts your memory.

But, here was the kicker. Most people get all the iodine they (and their brain) need from iodised salt — i.e., salt with iodine added to it.

And that was the problem. I AVOID salt and I have been on basically a salt-free diet since I was 7.

So, was this the reason I have always struggled with matters requiring intelligence. As I get older my brain, noticeably, is even more sluggish than it used to be.

So, had I been depriving my brain of iodine.

Well, iodine deficiency or not, I knew that I did get salt in my diet from salad dressings, ketchup, the TONS of ham I eat, the ZILLIONS of sausages I pack away etc. So, I was slightly assuaged. But, I wanted to do more research in the morning.

Morning came. I was thinking about it. Then I remembered that I take the Walmart-brand Centrum Silver for Men and have been taking it (or a ‘plain’ multivitamin prior to that) for decades. I went and checked the label. WOW. Iodine was on the label and I was supposedly getting 100% of what I am supposed to ingest. What a relief.

Again, this is probably not an issue for most of you. My issue was that I don’t imbibe in salt — iodised salt. That was what got me concerned.



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Why Did Amazon Send Me 3 Bottles Of “Brain Octane Oil”, 16 Oz, Unasked & For Free!

by Anura Guruge



This has me concerned.

I know and appreciate that Amazon knows EVERYTHING about me including that I rarely wear underwear.

They also know that I have been a dynamite, extremely reliable and loyal customer for nearly 20-years.

So, when they send me $70 of “Brain Octane Oil“, for FREE, unasked (never mind unsolicited), it gets me WORRIED.

What have they detected in my keystrokes? That I am not as decisive as I once was? That it takes me longer to place an order.

YIKES! I haven’t, as far as I know, screwed up TOO MUCH of late, i.e., returned stuff.

But, obviously they know something.

They also sent a small bottle of some blood pressure medication. This is bad.

I am worried.

What do YOU think I should do.

NO. NO. N000000000! I have not tried it yet, though somebody else did.

Having spent 64 years making sure not to mess my brain I am not sure I am going to try anything now — especially as my brain is entitled to its slow decline. I never did drugs because I did not want anything interfering with my brain. So, why would I try this?


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Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears), Like ‘Central Pain’, Is Central Nervous System-Related!

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You can click to ENLARGE and read a SNIPPET here. But BEST to read the original at the ‘American Tinnitus Association’ (ATA) at: http://www.ata.org/news/news/two-types-tinnitus-brain


It is so easy to think and believe that ‘ringing in the ear‘ is all in the ear.

Alas, it is NOT so.

It is, yet another, of the extremely infuriating ‘Central Nervous System‘ (CNS) malfunctions/disorders — ‘Central Pain‘ being another.

So, please check the above if you suffer from tinnitus.

Knowing that it is brain/CNS related may help you.

All the best.


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What The Lyrica Ad For Fibromyalgia Does Not Mention — Possible Brain Impairment!

by Anura Guruge


This article titled “Neurontin and Lyrica are a Death Sentence for New Brain Synapses” is a GOOD place to start. It also has links to the relevant studies. Click image to access original …


Pfizer that makes billions on Lyrica conveniently omits to mention anything about brain impairment when it comes to the side effects because they were discovered after FDA approval. From: http://www.lyrica.com


I don’t take Lyrica BUT I am very familiar with it.

My latest book will be on ‘Central Pain Syndrome‘ (CPS) and Lyrica is one of the most used drugs to treat CPS.

The generic name for Lyrica is Pregabalin.

IF you are taking Lyrica/Pregabalin you should Google ‘pregabalin synapse’ — where a synapse is a key component of the nervous system. 

This a HEADS UP because many of you may not have realized this.

IF you are taking Lyrica/Pregabalin and feel that your ‘head’ is no longer ‘feeling right’ …. this could be it.


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The ONLY New Year’s Resolution You Should Make For 2017 — Committing To ‘Brain Meditation’.

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All other New Year’s resolutions
that you could probably
ever think of
are ALL subsets of Brain Meditation!


Why?

Because all resolutions require
cooperation from YOUR BRAIN.


You can’t opt to do more exercise, go on a diet, start a new venture, read a dictionary from cover-to-cover, have an orgasm a day, be more tolerant, drink more red wine or whatever, IF your brain does not support you in that goal.

The things that you think of as ‘Willpower’.

IF your New Year’s resolution involves ‘willpower’ IT WILL FAIL!

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With ‘Brain Meditation’ YOUR BRAIN will help you achieve whatever it is that you seek.

Brain Meditation‘ is the KEY.

So, PLEASE, just make ONE, and only one,
New Year’s resolution for 2017.

“I am going to learn about Brain Meditation”.

Happy New Year.


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