Can Feeding Your Brain Prevent Tremors?
Parkinson’s Disease has become the dominate topic in discussions about movement disorders and tremors, but the International Classification of Disease defines more than thirty (30) movement disorders. These include Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s Chorea and restless legs syndrome. These disorders occur when parts of the brain literally fail – by aging and dying prematurely.
Note: There is also a common movement disorder called “Essential Tremors” that runs in families and is not related to any other condition. Learn more »
Body movement and the brain
Fine motor control originates in the cerebellum were all organized, efficient and large-scale movements of muscle groups are coordinated by the nervous system. However, fine motor control is coordinated through an added connected organ in the brain called the substantia nigra. This area allows you to do very delicate work.
It’s amazing: The same muscles and nerves that perform vigorous movements, like those used to swing a golf club or tennis racquet, also coordinate refined and delicate movements used for artwork or sign language. This is possible because of the intricate communication between the substantia nigra, the cerebellum, spine, nerves and muscles.
The brain’s ability to resist disease
You brain has an amazing capacity called “system redundancy.” This is the ability to adapt to loss. You brain has built-in systems to take over functions in case of injury or illness. Take the substantia nigra for example, it coordinates fine muscle control. Do you know how much of this organ you’d have to lose before you would develop a movement disorder … 5% … 10% … 20%? The fact is, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s do not appear until about 60% of this area of the brain has died!
So, your brain has great capacity to resist disease. According to Dr. William R. Shankle, physician and professor at the University of California, disease resistance is a matter of “delaying” brain death in these delicate tissues. It is possible to achieve this delay with simple nutrients and lifestyle habits.
How to support brain health
Help support the structure of your brain with:
- Omega-3 and Vitamin B-12
Your brain is made mostly of fats. Two-thirds of the fats in your brain are DHA – a kind of Omega-3 fat found in fish, flax seeds, perilla seeds, walnuts and other sources. This is the place to start brain health. Include these fats in your daily diet. Once these fats form solid structures within your brain, Vitamin B-12 preserves the structure and helps protect against brain erosion.
Help support the function of your brain with:
- Healthy sugars
Sugars, such as
D-Ribose and those found in Cordyceps and Reishi mushrooms, serve as fuel for brain function.
Proteins, such as l-Phenylalanine and tyrosine (both found in Energy Now!) serve to balance brain chemistry and allow you to think clearly.
Oxidation is like rust, and oxidative stress erodes the brain similar to the way rust erodes iron. Antioxidants are plentiful in many plants. Brain-specific antioxidants help protect your brain from premature, oxidative death. Examples of brain-specific antioxidants include Vinpocetine (found in periwinkle) and flavone glycosides (found in Ginkgo).
What can you do?
If you have started experiencing loss of fine motor control, you need to take immediate action to protect your brain!
- Establish a healthy foundation using an Omega-3 supplement and remember, when it comes to Omega-3, more is better.
- Use Vitamin B-12 to help protect against brain erosion and take Energy Now! to fuel brain activity.
- Most importantly, focus on brain-specific antioxidants such as those found in TriVita’s Adaptuit.
It contains ingredients to help you build a strong shield against the damaging effects of stress.
Don’t lose another brain cell to oxidation! Protect your brain with intense nutrition and brain-specific antioxidants.