Exercise Now For More Brain Power Later

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It’s a sad fact of life that our brains shrink as we get older, but there’s one action you can take now to minimize how fast it happens: exercise.
New research shows that efforts made to stay in shape now now — particularly for people in their 40s — may help minimize the loss of brain tissue volume later in life.
The study, created by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine, looked at the link between brain tissue volume in 60-year-olds and their activity levels when they were in their 40s. What they found was that the participants who were less physically active were more likely to have smaller brain tissue volume later on.
Researchers tested the participants on a slow-speed treadmill when they were in their 40s, measuring diastolic blood pressure and heart rate to assess fitness levels. They then measured the brain tissue volume using MRI’s and cognitive testing when the participants were in their 60s.
Blood pressure and heart rate during exercise are are two good indicators of fitness. In general, the smaller the changes in the numbers, the more physically fit a person is. So a person who is not very fit will have higher spikes in diastolic blood pressure (the lower number) and heart rate throughout the day.
For this study, the researchers did not identify exactly why people with higher fitness levels had less brain shrinkage, but it’s possible that the increased oxygen delivery and better artery health that accompany higher fitness levels may also help to protect the brain from losing tissue volume.
Unfortunately, there’s not much any of us can do to stop the brain from shrinking as we get older, but the speed at which we lose brain tissue and the rate at which that atrophy is linked to cognitive decline can be slowed with greater levels of fitness.
Need a better reason to hit the gym?

2016-01-08T11:47:58+00:00

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    Q: I had brain surgery 31 years ago. Now, I have so much scar tissue on the cerebellum [where the tumor was], that I am slowly becoming disabled. I can not drive, work, or walk with out looking or feeling drunk. I constantly have nystagmus, that is caused by the weight on the cerebellum. I want to know if there is anything, homeopathic/herb wise I can do to help decrease or get rid of the scar tissue?

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    Take 6 capsules daily of Enzymes Formula, 3 capsules daily of Brain Tuner, and 3 capsules of CNS (Central Nervous System) Formula. These will help to repair your damaged scar tissue. Take them faithfully and be patient (as you have serious scar tissue damage). The herbs will begin to help repair the damaged tissue.

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    Q: I gave my daughter 1 capsule of BRAIN TUNER every morning for about two weeks now. She now has a mild to average seizure every day instead of twice or three times a week. And since taken this Brain Tuner two weeks ago she has had two bad attacked. Normally she will get a bad attack every 2 - 3 weeks once. Most of her attack come during her sleep or during an afternoon nap, i.e. she will wake up from this sleep/nap and stay still for 30 sec - 1 minutes and the attack will come and her entire palms and feet will turn cold and heart starting to beat very fast. And once in a while if she does not get enough sleep she will get a hard attack out of the blue during the day otherwise most of the seizure attack during her sleep. Does this Brain Tuner stimulate her brain and causes the attack? What other remedy should I take to cut down this seizure?

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    Sounds like the body (brain) is being greatly regulated, but if the BRAIN TUNER is speeding up the attack of seizures, abstain from using it and just give OXY-DROPS in glass or cup or water (20 drops per cup/glass). Normally a thing increases before it decreases but if this causes concern then abstain and try something else.

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    Q: I have been reading a lot lately on HCG levels and people who have acquired HCG injections to lose weight at a fast rate of speed. Ultimately, if I understand correctly, HCG is a fertility booster. Would the fertility kit your company produces have the same effect, and actually raise the HCG levels of a person's chemistry? I would much prefer to treat my body 100% organically/herbally. I have highly mixed emotions about allowing "doctors" to inject something into my body, if there is an alternative.

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    Our Fertility Kit is 100% organic (natural) and does not only work on one level (i.e. HCG), but all hormonal levels in addition to balancing, strengthening, and toning the hormonal system. All hormones are raised to their necessary level with our fertility kit and regimen.

    It is unnatural to inject anything into the human body. It's a disrespect to the body which is perfectly qualified to do what it was designed to do if you just give the body what it needs.

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    Take the Female Health tea along with the kit to enhance its effect and the chances of conception.

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    Yes, raw foods diet, and some vegan foods too. You don't have to go completely raw. To heal from the damage that led to your stroke, take daily Cerebral Vascular Formula, Nerves Formula, CNS Formula, Circul-Aid Formula, and Veins Formula. Take 3 capsules each daily for approximately 3 months. Add Oxy-Drops to each glass of drinking water. Give deep breathing a try! Use visualization techniques to get your mind involved in your healing. Consider reading our "Mental Science Manual." (optional). You can heal, Beloved. With God all things are possible!

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    Q: I have a 17 years old daughter that is taking the brain toner for her epileptic seizures for about a month now. I wanted to know how long with the effects take place to allow sufficient oxygen to her brain, and will the seizures eventually cease? My daughter is on a herbal, and conscious diet, but I am still working on her eating out to restaurants every now and then. Working on her getting the proper rest each day, since she is a junior in high school. Please let me know if there is anything else I need to do, since she did have a small seizure today, which is better than the ones she has had in the past. I know it will take some time for the brain toner to work.

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    Patience is required in healing, Beloved! Let nature take her natural course! Also, there may be underlying metaphysical causative factors for the seizures. I would suggest adding Ethereal Bliss with Brain Tuner, and she should also drink the Brain Tuner Tea along with taking the capsules. These are optional, but I do recommend them, at least to experiment with in hopes of facilitating elimination of the seizures. Have her perform deep breathing exercises on a daily basis too! A raw foods/vegan diet is BEST for her too! Undoubtedly so! Those restaurants are using some very dangerous chemicals. Drive this point home to her!

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    Q: Is there anything that will slow the progress of early onset dementia. My brother has been diagnosed at age 54 as having the brain of a 84 year old man, via a MRI. His doctor said Ariset would not help him as the white matter of his brain has covered the front and back of his brain

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    For dementia, I recommend NERVES FORMULA, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM FORMULA, and BRAIN TUNER.

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    Q: I have a condition called endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus, is found elsewhere in the body. Last year, I had surgery to remove the excess tissue, but the only thing that day was help relieve pelvic pain. Although I sometimes still get pain, it's not as painful as before. My husband and I have been trying to conceive, however due to my condition, it is obviously making it very difficult for us since it's known for these women to have a higher risk of infertility. Any suggestions?

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    Infertility is easy to reverse. First, perform the Full Body Detox (to help cleanse the human body). Next, perform the Total Woman Cleanse (which works on your female hormonal system). Lastly, perform the Fertility Kit (which enhances potential of conception). Read some of our FREE health articles on our site. We have articles on "Endometriosis" and "Infertility." There is hope for you, Beloved!

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    Q: I was reading about a famous black author who died of brain cancer and I wanted to know what does it mean on a metaphysical level? Cancer of the brain, breast, colon, mouth. What does this signify other than extreme toxicity? What does poor circulation mean metaphysically speaking? Do you think there is a link between hair dyes, hair relaxers (burners) and brain cancer and lupus among black females. This is "off the cuff" but I hate seeing black females with straightened hair and hair coloring. I really hate it. I hate long claws (fake fingernails).

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    Metaphysically, cancer denotes a feeling being eaten up (on the inside) by some emotion or emotions, always negative emotions. Mouth cancer - the person refused to speak out their hurt, anger, pain, etc. Breast cancer - the female failed to get things off of her chest or neglected caring for herself (nurturing herself, her wounds and pains, etc.). Colon cancer - the person couldn't stomach things but failed to release what was emotionally eating away at them.

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    And yes, chemicals in hair products (dyes, conditioners, relaxers) are playing a role in certain cancers of the head (i.e. brain cancer).

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    Q: What should one take to nourish the brain. Not like gingko or stuff to keep you alert, or soy lecithin, but actually nourish and feed the brain? And do you sell such a product?

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    BRAIN TUNER and CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM FORMULA

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    Q: I am curious, what you'd suggest in repairing gum tissue? The gum tissue was abraded due to heavy handed brushing. I use your herbal tooth powder formula, and have switched to a soft bristled toothbrush, and adhere to healthy eating and thought habits. What else what you recommend?

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    I would suggest you start gargling every morning and night with herbal tea (red raspberry tea or white oak bark or goldenseal root if you call deal with the taste). Swoosh in the mouth from side to side for a good 2 minutes. Swooshing with sesame seed oil for 10-20 minutes 2-3 times a week is also good to do for the health of the gums!

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    Q: Will the BRAIN TUNER herbs help with involuntary shakiness when I write?

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    IT MAY! GIVE IT A TRY AND SEE FOR YOURSELF. NOTHING BEATS FAILURE BUT A TRY!

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    Q: I am writing for advice about a brain tumor. My daughter, 14, was diagnosed two weeks ago with a grade II brain tumor (fibrillary astrocytoma). A neurosurgeon placed a "shunt" in her head a week ago. Speaking with a number of physicians in Atlanta that specialize in pediatric neurology, it seems our options are limited, and we've been directed to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN, for a 6 week treatment of radiation and chemotherapy (tarceva). We know there are risks, but we seem to have no other choice in the conventional medicine arena. Here are my questions. What holistic approach could we take? The tumor is the size of an orange and is growing around her brain like a vine on a bush. It is also bithalamic, that is, covering both her left and right thalamus. She is an honor student, but we are seeing signs of some erosion i.e. she takes frequent naps, does not seem to know when to take herself to the restroom, and is running fevers. The doctors have her on steroids to help with the swelling of her three recent operations as well as something else. My preference is to try to the holistic approach first, but we don't have a lot of time. What are the time-frames associated with your treatment? I know something of this nature will take some time to take effect. I should mention that the prognosis is not very promising.

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    Don't worry about time, just take a natural course. Chemo and radiation will do the poor child in. This would poison her. But this is you guy's choice here! I would give the child BRAIN TUNER TEA daily (2 cups daily) and DETOX TEA nightly. Stop feeding the tumor by giving the child bad food, i.e. meat, eggs, dairy products, refined grains and starches, etc.

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    Q: I noticed a couple of your athletic formulas contain Yohimbe. I have read that it can increase blood pressure and heart rate. How much Yohimbe is contained in the energizer formula and is it safe for consumption if a person has elevated or high blood pressure?

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    We don't use much Yohimbe in our products as it's a pretty potent herb. People who have been conditioned about Yohimbe causing blood pressure problems while experience blood pressure problems due to conditioning and thus should avoid yohimbe products until they recondition and reprogram their minds. Check out our new MENTAL SCIENCE MANUAL e-book!

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    Q: I had 2 jaw bone (cavitations) surgeries, from holistic dentist, a dentist I went to prior caused major trauma to the bone and 3 days later my whole face was on fire, this has been 3 years since this happened, he might have pushed the infection I had in my system through the nerves, I am a whole lot better but still experience pain, pressure and fogginess in my head causing me not to think straight at times, pain behind my ears and in lower jaw, as well as discomfort and pressure. I would like to know what product would be good for this, the brain and heart circulation herb? I pretty much have to stay on a raw food diet to maintain my health but this is not totally getting rid of the problem, there is inflammation and pain in my jaws if I eat the wrong thing. Could you please guide me in the right direction?

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    Herbs to try: BRAIN TUNER, NERVES FORMULA, MSM SULFUR, and HEADACHE AND PAIN FORMULA. Also, purchase OXY-DROPS for your drinking water (10-20 drops per glass).

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    Q: I have a friend who has fluid on the brain and has to receive spinal taps every 2 months for over a year now. She has also gained about 40lbs with the illness and meds they have her on. Do you have any herb suggestions that may help her with her illness?

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    WITHOUT A DOUBT PUT THIS FRIEND ON THE FULL BODY DETOX CLEANSE AND PERIODICALLY SO (EVERY 3-4 MONTH) AND TO CONSIDER A PERMANENT DIETARY CHANGE ALSO.

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    Q: At age 15 I started getting cysts in my sweat glands (under arms, under breasts, groin area). Doctors treated me with antibiotics and creams over the years... it left so much scar tissue...Around age 23 I had my sweat glands removed and at that time I was diagnosed with HS (Hydra denitus supporativa)... the problem went away for about a year, and eventually moved to another place (the groin).. seems to flare up monthly during my menstrual cycle.. Since then, I was diagnosed with kidney disease, I am a dialysis patient with High blood pressure, high cholesterol.. I am on at least 6 medications to regulate my blood pressure, cholesterol, potassium, and phosphorous levels.. Due to all these changes, my libido is extremely low and almost nonexistent.. I have a hard time achieving a climax with my partner...I am married with 3 young children... I've considered weight loss surgery as a way to finally get my weight under control as it has been a huge issue for the last 10 years. What can you recommend that I can take to detox and cleanse myself of all my health issues?? Is there really anything out there to help my situation??

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    There's always help! Keep your mind focused and stay positive. Give the Full Body Cleanse a try followed by the Pancreas Cleanse.

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    Q: I have had 4 c-sections. I've acquired numerous folds of scar tissue, on the inside of my body. Well now I'm pregnant again, and since my stomach is growing. The scar tissue is stretching, and creating a lot of pain. My doctor prescribes lortabs, which I'm scared to take. Instead I take tylenol, which I also don't like very much. Is there anything more natural and healthy to take to ease the pain than dangerous medications? I would like to protect me and my baby.

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    Please consider our Headache and Pain Formula, Enzymes Formula (helps heal scar tissue), and MSM Sulfur, which are 100% safe to take while pregnant. Take 3 capsules of each formula spaced out at least 2-3 hours a part.

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    Q: A friend of mine has a 3 year old cousin who has a brain tumor. The doctors said that there is nothing they can do. What formulas that you carry, do you think can help with his condition?  

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    First, the child's diet must change: no meat, dairy, eggs, processed foods, etc.

    Have the child perform the Children's Cleanse every other month. He would also benefit from taking the Electric Greens Combo, it only comes in pill form but you can open up the capsules and mix the herb mixture in their food or drink. 

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    Q: I know of somebody who has brain cancer who is on the verge of dying and wants to live. I was wondering if you have any dherbs products that can heal him? Also I wanted to know Is Dherbs still going to put out the natural pomade for hair?

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    FOR CANCER, ALWAYS BEGIN WITH THE FULL BODY DETOX AND AFTER THE DETOX HAVE HIM OR HER TAKE 5 CAPSULES OF ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD EVERY 3 HOURS PER DAY. THE DIET SHOULD BE ALL RAW FOODS TOO. OH YES, THE NATURAL POMADE IS STILL COMING OUT. WE ARE JUST BACKED UP RIGHT NOW. OUR RADIO PROMOTIONS WITH RUSS PARR AND MICHAEL BAISDEN CAUSED DHERBS.COM TO REALLY BLOW UP. IT'S CRAZY HERE!

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    Q: I need to know will the BUNNY RABBIT formula will affect my heart rate. I take high blood pressure medicine linsopril, HCT and verapamil and will the FULL BODY DETOX as well. Please advise.

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    If you are going to take medication and herbs at the same time you're wasting your money. Taking both defeats the purpose.