How to Get the Brain of a Child (Again)

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My two sons are three and four right now, and every day I am absolutely blown away by the speed by which they’re learning new things. They’re absorbing words left and right (the days of swearing in front of them are long over) and picking up news skills all the time. In short, their brains are like plastic, molding and changing all the time.

Science tells us that my children’s brain plasticity is temporary. Once puberty sets in, the sponge aspect of a child’s brain switches gears. Instead of soaking up as much as it can, the brain restructures itself to get better at integrating and utilizing the things it’s already learned.

It’s this restructuring that makes learning as an adult a bit more difficult. There’s a reason why childhood is the best time to learn a second language. The brain is designed to do so.

Well, new research published in Cell Press has found that exercise may increase the plasticity in the adult brain. Plasticity is defined as the brain’s ability to adapt to new information and stimulus. And so, to conduct the experiment, scientists had subjects watch a movie with one eye covered. The expectation was that the brain would go into overdrive, making adjustments to improve the visual information it was receiving from the covered eye — a sign of neuroplasticity.

They conducted the experiment twice. The first time, subjects relaxed in a chair while watching the movie. The second time, they exercised on a stationary bike.

“We found that after physical activity, the eye that was patched is strongly potentiated, indicating increased levels of brain plasticity,”  said Claudia Lunghi of the University of Pisa in Italy. In other words, the more exercise the subject got, the better its brain was at adapting.

It’s just another study that indicates how important exercise is to your health. We talk a lot about diet and nutrition here at Dherbs, but no one can be healthy without exercise. And as an increasing body of research indicates, the organ that benefits the most from exercise is the brain.

Every day, you need to be moving — for at least 20 minutes. Running is better than walking and walking is better than standing — but all are better than sitting. Whatever you can do. If you need even more convincing, take a look at this video:

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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 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 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 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).

    A:

    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.

    Metaphysically speaking, poor circulation means your "life flow" is stagnant due to the burdens of life "weighing you down." Most people with poor circulation have weight issues. In addition they may be "poor" and their cash flow does not "circulate" the way they'd would like and so worries about bills and other financial responsibility makes them eat away their worries whereby they gain weight and hamper their bodily circulation.

    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 just purchased the FULL BODY DETOX for myself. But I need something for my 35 year old Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) son. He was in a motorcycle accident on April 14, 2007. He hit his head real hard. He injured his head all over. He was not wearing a helmet. This was his first time getting on a motorcycle without a helmet. First, Doctors said he would be dead in 3 days. Well, since he was still alive after 4 weeks they said that he would live in a vegetative state for the rest of his life. Well, now it's been 10 months and he is talking, asking questions, standing up on his good leg, because his right leg and arm is contracted. He is still out there a little but he is progressing very well. His speech is slurred a bit. He can feed himself a little, but like I said he is still out there some what. Oh, going to the bathroom is a hit and miss. Sometimes he will tell you he has to go and sometimes he will not. Then, sometimes he will tell you he has to go and then he will tell you it was a false alarm. We still put diapers on him. I still change him and he has not become ashamed yet. So I was just wondering if you have something for his brain injuries. His long term memory is getting there, but short term memory is short.

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    Doctors are a straight mess, specializing in negativity! They taint hope, optimism, and inspiration. Have your son take Dherbs.Com NERVES FORMULA (3 caps every night), CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM FORMULA (3 caps daily), and BRAIN TUNER (6 caps daily) and drink the BRAIN TUNER TEA (1-2 cups daily) and he'll come back a round. Stay positive! Healing is a miracle, so claim and welcome it!

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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 had my stroke in 2003, as a result of brain surgery. If the stroke was from surgery, tissue was damaged. What would you suggest? Raw food diet & herbs? I have partial left side paralysis, and nerve cell damage to my right eye. Is there any hope after 6 years, for healing a hemorrhage stroke holistically?

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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!

    Please take time to read our article entitled- Stroke: Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
    Stroke: Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)

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    Q: Our 13 year old son forgets everything. He has a difficult time focusing on one task and is distracted easily. He is not a hyper child. He forgets to shut the lights off when he goes to bed, forgets to bring his lunch bag home, etc. It is very trying for us. Is this just teenage boy behavior? Is there anything that will help his brain to work in a more organized manner?

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    Children do forget, but it should not be so often and customary. Try BRAIN TUNER formula and BRAIN TUNER TEA and SIXTH CHAKRA for help with improving his memory. Cut out sugar in the diet!

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    Q: Hey herbalist, so I have been doing a lot of research on caffeine, and the benefits and harms of it. I am looking for some added information about the differences between the caffeine found naturally in coffee or tea, and the kind found in pure caffeine pills. I have heard that the pills are much more harmful, but have not been able to find proof of why. With the exception of "its made in a lab, therefore it must be worse". If you could shed some light on the matter, I would greatly appreciate it! Just one more question. I have read that caffeine blocks the re-uptake of glutamate. This can cause glutamate toxicity (resulting in dead brain cells), but I am skeptical as to how often this occurs. Will that happen if one takes just 200-mg of caffeine? Is it for the chronic caffeine users who drink 6 cups of coffee a day for 10 years? Thanks so much for your time and effort! looking forward to some knowledge!

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    Nature does not make caffeine or any substance in mono-structured form, including caffeine. Caffeine consumed by itself is harmful (a la caffeine pills -- nature does not produce caffeine pills). Caffeine pills are INORGANIC and thus not absorbed by the body (the cells). Bio-caffeiene from plant sources is ORGANIC and thus absorbable. Organic substances can be absorbed through the cells. Inorganic substances cannot. Inorganic caffeine blocks reuptake of glutamate, and that's another reason why synthetic caffeine is harmful. Organic caffeine does not block reuptake of glutamate.

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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 completed the Full Body Detox and started the BRAIN TUNER. Will it help with involuntary tremors of my hands, when I write? Or what do you recommend?

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    ALL HERBS WILL WORK AND HELP YOU, BUT YOU JUST HAVE TO DO YOUR PART AND EAT HEALTHY: NO MEAT, NO DAIRY PRODUCTS, NO REFINED GRAINS AND STARCHES, ETC. AND THINK POSITIVE, DEVELOP A HEALTHY ATTITUDE, AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. BRAIN TUNER , CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM FORMULA, AND Nerves Formula IS WHAT YOU NEED TO HELP YOUR WITH YOUR PROBLEM.

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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: Great article. Doctors and mothers often say that if a fever gets too high that it can cause brain damage. As I was writing the previous sentence- the answer intuitively came to me. The brain can get "cooked" if there isn't enough moisture in the body. So drinking a TON of water is imperative.

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    THANK YOU, Beloved!

    Doctors taught scared ignorant mothers to believe that a high fever (if not brought down) can cause brain damage so as to sell fever medicine. Everything in Western medicine is based upon fear, fear, fear! Abd for what? PROFIT and CONTROL!

    The body intelligence would never cook the brain unless a person's dharma was so severe that the brain and the body would do the most craziest things to help kill the person so as to prevent/end the misery and suffering and to stop the severe breach of contract (as we contracted for our lives and physical body in this present incarnation).

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    Q: My 11-year-old daughter had a severe eye infection when she was 7. By the time the eye doctor figured out what it was her eye has become scarred on the cornea missing her eyesight. Is there anything that can be done to get rid of the scarring and heal her eyes? Also, how can one tell if a child has parasites? I've suspected maybe she has a parasite infection, ravenous appetite, bloating after eating, easy weight gain, foggy brain. Any suggestions/insight would be greatly appreciated. P.S. I did get the Children's Detox kit and had her on it for ten days.

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    Give the child blueberry juice daily to help improve the eyes. Give the child tea of bilberry and/or eyebright, best herbs for the eyes. True healing begins on the energetic level. The child's eye has become damaged so as to prevent from seeing something she doesn't want to see or look at (on some level of her existence).

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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: The problem is the nerves from my brain to my ears. They are clogged. And as a result the sound doesnt reach from my ears to my brian.

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    Unfortunately, I never heard of this issue. I would suggest ear candling or coning and working on your nerves, (taking Nerves Formula [3 capsules daily] and Nerves Tea [1 cup nightly], and CNS Formula [3 capsules daily]). I'll have to research more into this condition. But there is always something you can do. Peace and Love!

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    Q: My father has a spot on his brain and I am wondering if that tea with the gingoba leaf in it will that help him.

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    Of course it will HELP, but more most be done on your father's part. No herbal formula is your solution or cure. The work you do and the thoughts you think are what gets you cured. Always remember this!

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    Q: I have lupus of the brain stem and-headaches dizziness etc. What are the day to day herbs I should be sure to have in my diet?

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    We first recommend you perform the Anti-Viral Kit to help rid your body off harmful pathogens that are affecting your body.

    After detoxing, We recommend Electric Greens, Vitamin C, Blood & Lymphatic formula to continue on your path toward healing.