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Sleep

Sleep is another essential “Food for the Brain”. Most healing happens in our sleep state. If we deprive ourselves of getting enough sleep the following things start to occur as outlined by John Medina in his book called Brain Rules : 1. Our cognitive abilities such as...

Exercise

This is not typically considered a food but for good brain function one should think of exercise as important as one’s need for food.  Without regular exercise both the body and brain suffer.  Through exercise we increase the delivery of nutrition to the brain. This...

How is neurofeedback done?

We place sensors on the head and ears to measure and record the brain wave activity.  Then high-tech equipment will display the real-time audio and visual feedback on the 4 key frequency bands on the screen.  No electrical current is put into your brain.  From this we...

So how does neurofeedback help and what is it doing?

Neurofeedback is a form of “operant conditioning”.  In psychology this is a method that occurs through rewards and punishment of a behavior.  We do this same thing in the brain by either rewarding or discouraging various frequency bands.  The technology translates...

Why does neurofeedback work for so many things?

The brain is responsible for everything that we do. Cumulative trauma and stress over time cause brain wave patterns to change.  How that then presents for each person will be different.  What neurofeedback does is help to balance the various brain waves which in turn...

Brief History of Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback had its birth in the late 1960’s and into the 1970’s.  Elmer Green was one the leading pioneers in the field who used Biofeedback equipment to measure the brain waves of yogis from India. It was discovered that internal states could be controlled through...

What are the Limitations of Neurofeedback?

As with anything in life there are some limitations and Neurofeedback has its own as well.   First lets point out one important fact which is that Neurofeedback works and when it does not work there must be a good reason for it.  Even if you have some of the following...

Importance of Minerals

For any diet to be functional some basic needs must be met. One of these fundamental elements is that the body requires minerals. ALL minerals! And they must be in a proper ratio and proportion equal to that of the ocean. We know this because of a famous biologist...