Posted in The Sugar Project

“The Best Diet For Your Brain”

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I love it when articles like this fall into my lap at the exact moment I need them.

I really like Scientific American Mind. The articles are just scientific enough, without beating me over the head with a million studies.

This issue came today.

It turns out that as a brain hack, getting rid of sugar and eating fish and Omega 3s and fruits and vegetables will go a long way toward staving off depression and a whole host of other brain derailments.

It’s all about food, people. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” I learned that in my training at IIN.

Whenever I am feeling sub-par, or hurting, the first place I look is my diet.

Today was so cloudy and crappy. I felt so lethargic. Spent the day in my Space Chair reading Mindset by Carol Dweck, eating curried lentil soup for lunch and leftover garlic chicken and broccoli for dinner.

I miss my energy. I’ve been feeling really dull and lackluster. I keep telling myself it’s just a phase, I’ll reset and come back.

Thing is, I don’t think it’s just the sugar. Maybe it’s winter. Maybe it’s the lack of a juicy intellectual project. Maybe it’s the lack of cardio and sun and birdsong and flowers.

I don’t know what it is, but I will know it when it shifts.

 

Author:

I’m a small town yoga teacher who says motherfucker a lot. I hate anything woo. I’m into neuroscience. And facts. I’ll lead the chanting of “om” sometimes, but it makes me feel awkward. I want to access flow states. As far as yoga helps me do that, I’m into it. Dopamine is my fave neurotransmitter. Don’t tell anyone I told you this.

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