Daily Bites for a Better Brain

Back in the day (whenever that was) it was common to think that foods shaped like particular organs or body parts would help keep the actual corresponding body part healthy and well.

As sciencific thought began to work its way to the forefront, those ideas were treated like wive's tales or folklore. So in today's world we can rely on science to point the way towards foods that contribute to optimal cognitive function and we no longer have to spend our time foraging for mini brain replicas...aka walnuts. 

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Do You Believe Everything You Think?

How often do you question your belief systems and thought processes? If you can't remember the last time, don't feel bad.

It's actually not something we are typically encouraged to do. Biases and preconceptions seem to be just an accepted part of who we are as humans in the industrialized world.

What's more, from a biological perspective it is just part of our nature to label and categorize things and then quickly move on to the next. I imagine it started out as a great evolutionary skill. The ability to quickly identify something as safe or not safe and keep going would allow us to expand our territory more rapidly and be more efficient in our development. But what happens when we become so entrenched in a perspective or belief system that we become limited and narrow in our perspective? 

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The Benefits of Biodynamics

Thomas Jefferson and Rudolph Steiner? What could they possibly have in common? 

In a word... Biodynamics. They both recognized the subtle influences of the wider cosmos, like the phases of the moon and the flux of the seasons, on the health of the soil, the plantlife and the animal world. They found ways to create diversified and balanced ecosystems in the gardens and landscapes that they worked with, generating health and fertility as much as possible from within the land itself.

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