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"Part Two PARADIGM SHIFT IN SCIENCE NINE The Cosmic Plenum THE NEW FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPT OF REALITY The quantum shift in the global brain embraces both our experience and our understanding of the world. Not only is the world around us in radical transformation, but also our understanding of the fundamental nature of that world—and of the universe itself?is shifting. This is important, for our world is an integral part of the universe; its laws and processes apply on Earth the same as everywhere else. A sound orientation in our world calls for a sound understanding of the universe."
- Ervin Laszlo, Quantum Shift in the Global Brain: How the New Scientific Reality Can Change Us and Our World (Get the book.)

"You know by now that exercise prepares your neurons to connect, while mental stimulation allows your brain to capitalize on that readiness. It's no coincidence that study after study shows that the more education you have, the more likely you are to hang onto your cognitive abilities and stave off dementia. But it's not necessarily about the diploma. It's just that those who have spent a lot of time in school are more likely to remain interested in learning. Tucked within those statistics are plenty of people who didn't go to college yet nurture intense interests in the world around them."
- John J. Ratey, MD, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain (Get the book.)

"The MRI scans pointed toward a radical notion: that chronic depression may cause structural damage in the thinking brain. Related research showed that depressed patients also had measurable changes in the amygdala and the hippocampus, crucial players in the stress response. We knew the amygdala was central to our emotional life, but we were just discovering that the memory center was also involved in stress and depression. In 1996 Yvette Sheline of Washington University in St."

- John J. Ratey, MD, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain (Get the book.)

"Along with more than six hundred other nuns, she donated her brain to science as part of an ongoing study conducted by epidemiologist David Snowdon, who memorialized the School Sisters of Notre Dame, in Mankato, Minnesota, in his inspiring book, Aging with Grace. The nuns constantly challenge their minds, with vocabulary quizzes, mental puzzles, and debates about public issues, and many of them live to be one hundred or more."

- John J. Ratey, MD, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain (Get the book.)

"Toxic Chemicals We are exposed to astounding amounts of brain pollution. More than 80,000 chemicals have been introduced into our society since 1900, yet only 550 have been tested for safety (www.epa.gov/iriswebp/iris/stand -al.htm). According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), about 2.5 billion pounds of toxic chemicals are released yearly by large industrial facilities. Most toxicity studies (and remember there are only studies on 550 chemicals or 0.6 percent of the total amount of toxins floating around in our environment) look at only one compound at a time."
- Mark Hyman MD, The UltraMind Solution: Fix Your Broken brain by Healing Your Body First (Get the book.)

"It affects learning, attention, energy, and motivation—disparate systems that involve different parts of the thinking brain. Depression also affects the body, shutting down the drive to sleep, eat, have sex, and generally look after ourselves on a primitive level. Psychiatrist Alexander Niculescu sees depression as a survival instinct to conserve resources in an environment void of hope — "to keep still and stay out of harm's way," he wrote in a 2005 article in Genome Biology. It's a form of hibernation: When the emotional landscape turns wintry, our neurobiology tells us to stay inside."
- John J. Ratey, MD, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain (Get the book.)

"They amplify the power of muscles to move and transform matter, they extend the power of the eye to see and the ear to hear, and they enlarge the power of the brain to register and compute information. On the other hand new technologies have unforeseen and often seriously undesirable "side effects." They place in question established practices, institutions, and ideals. They change people's ways of working and living, and they have a negative impact on the environment."
- Ervin Laszlo, Quantum Shift in the Global Brain: How the New Scientific Reality Can Change Us and Our World (Get the book.)

"Spontaneous coherence in brain functions occurs also among genetically unrelated individuals. Laboratory tests show that personal contact, or an emotional bond, are often sufficient to produce the transfer of stimuli among pairs of subjects. At the National University of Mexico Jacobo Grinberg-Zylberbaum performed more than fifty controlled stimuli-transfer experiments. He paired his subjects inside soundproof Faraday cages and asked them to meditate together for twenty minutes. Then he placed them in separate Faraday cages where one subject was stimulated and the other not."

- Ervin Laszlo, Quantum Shift in the Global Brain: How the New Scientific Reality Can Change Us and Our World (Get the book.)

"And many of these effects damage your brain. I have some big concerns regarding some of the most common medications.What concerns me as much as what we know now is what we don't know. The past decade has seen a litany of products that have fallen from grace—Vioxx, Avandia, Rezulin, Seldane, Baycol, CETP inhibitors, Pre-marin, and more. Which drugs that millions consume today will be the fallen heroes of tomorrow? I am certainly not against medications or their intelligent use."
- Mark Hyman MD, The UltraMind Solution: Fix Your Broken brain by Healing Your Body First (Get the book.)

"THE PREPARATION WEEK Preparing Your Body and Mind for the Goodness to Come One week before you start the six-week program, prepare your body for all the goodness to come by shedding habits that interfere with your brain. By eliminating items from your diet in a systematic way you will make your transition into the program simple and painless. j Items to Eliminate Over the course of the next week you should eliminate these items from your diet entirely. Remember, in some cases they are hidden in places you may not expect."

- Mark Hyman MD, The UltraMind Solution: Fix Your Broken brain by Healing Your Body First (Get the book.)

"As he touches the radio's wooden frame, the receiver becomes tuned to the frequencies of his brain and nervous system. When in his search of the shortwave broadcast band he comes across the appropriate frequency, the radio transmits signals from plenum-based holograms rather than from shortwave broadcast stations. The holograms accessed by Bacci carry information corresponding to the consciousness of recently deceased persons. This general theoretical framework needs to be filled in with answers to several questions. We start with some specific, comparatively technical queries. 1."
- Ervin Laszlo, Quantum Shift in the Global Brain: How the New Scientific Reality Can Change Us and Our World (Get the book.)

"Antidepressant drugs promise to hack your brain chemistry, thereby giving you a feeling of being uplifted, even though there is nothing in your body or mind that would justify such a feeling. In other words, you didn't produce it yourself; you took a chemical that used biohacking to alter your moods. Of course, consumers take all sorts of chemicals to alter their moods. People self-medicate with nicotine, alcohol and even with refined sugars by eating, for example, chocolate candy bars."
- Mike Adams, Spam Filters for Your Brain (Get the book.)

"As the brain evolved, its structures became increasingly intricate. The cortex, the outer layer of nerve cells believed to be the seat of thinking and of higher mental functions, became much thicker and unfathomably complex. The brains of humans (and of whales and dolphins) are, with no exaggeration, the most complex structures in the known Universe —many times more complex than the largest computers such brains have yet designed."
- Peter Russell, Waking Up In Time: Finding Inner Peace In Times of Accelerating Change (Get the book.)

"Biochemical Background The baseline levels of neurotransmitters measured in the initial urine directly reflect reservoir levels of neurotransmitters in the brain. The lower the urinary amount, the more deficient a person is in brain neurotransmitters. With the addition of neurotransmitter enhancing compounds, referred to as neurotransmitter precursor therapy, levels of serotonin and dopamine measured in the urine are expected to rise. This rise would indicate increased brain synthesis of the serotonin and dopamine."
- Cheryle Hart, M.D., and Mary Kay Grossman, RD, The Feel-Good Diet (Get the book.)

"So, welcome to Spam Filters for Your brain. Let's get started with the first mind hack. Mind Hacks Mind Hack No. 1: "Disempowerment" This tactic is engaged any time a product or service promises to excuse us from the consequences of our actions, or claims we cannot control our outcome. The hidden message is, "I'll take care of your life for you," or, "It's not your fault that you are this way." This is not only the most insidious mind hack, it is also one of the most effective."
- Mike Adams, Spam Filters for Your Brain (Get the book.)

"This is a form of self-medication; a trained behavior that modifies moods and brain chemistry through the ingestion of psychoactive ingredients. The popular habit of consuming coffee in the morning is another example of biohacking, and it's something that millions of Americans do each and every day. Biohacking overrides normal healthy biochemistry Any time you attempt to override the natural maintenance and functions of your body and mind with over-the-counter drugs, prescription drugs, foods or beverages, you are engaging in biohacking."

- Mike Adams, Spam Filters for Your Brain (Get the book.)

"In human beings, the brain now takes up one-twentieth of the body's weight. As important as the increase in the relative size of the brain is the increase in its complexity. As the brain evolved, its structures became increasingly intricate. The cortex, the outer layer of nerve cells believed to be the seat of thinking and of higher mental functions, became much thicker and unfathomably complex."
- Peter Russell, Waking Up In Time: Finding Inner Peace In Times of Accelerating Change (Get the book.)

"Nothing, that is, besides being depressed, unfocused, or worse, autistic or demented. If your score on the "Inflammation" quiz in chapter 8 rated you for Self-Care or Medical Care, you need to focus on finding and getting rid of the causes of inflammation. The list of causes is, thankfully, short: an inflammatory, high-sugar, processed-food diet; a sedentary and stressful lifestyle; toxins; infections; and allergens.That's it. Since most of our inflammation is from diet and lifestyle, the treatment for inflammation comes on your plate and in your shoes."
- Mark Hyman MD, The UltraMind Solution: Fix Your Broken brain by Healing Your Body First (Get the book.)

"It reduces the elimination of water vapor, thereby saving the brain from dehydration. Conventional medicine only sees histamine production as a symptom, then gives that symptom a name like "asthma" and produces a drug that counteracts the most obvious and blatant symptoms associated with that label. That is a classic case of biohacking. Bodybuilders sometimes give in to the seduction of biohacking, as well."
- Mike Adams, Spam Filters for Your Brain (Get the book.)

"The ability to focus attention on important things is one of the defining characteristics of intelligence, and no one really understands how the brain does it. Failure to focus attention on the proper things is also one of the most characteristic of human judgment errors. The mechanism for focusing attention that has evolved in the human brain, although remarkable, is still far from perfect. If one looks back on some of the most significant errors one has made in life, one is likely to find that these often arose from a failure to pay attention to details."
- Brian Fagan, Floods, Famines, and Emperors: El Nino and the Fate of Civilizations (Get the book.)

"The brain controls everything in your body, and you can learn to tap into that connection consciously. The brain tells you when to breathe, and how to sleep, and what to do with the food you eat, and how much pain you feel, and countless other things—almost always on autopilot. Anything you can imagine, your brain has a role in, so use your imagination to see how you can use your brain. When you harness the power of the brain, your possibilities are endless. POSTURE An often overlooked component of good health and fitness is proper posture."
- Dr. George Kessler, Col. Leen Kapklein, The Bone Density Program: 6 Weeks to Strong Bones and a Healthy Body (Get the book.)

"We, the billions of minds that make up this huge "global brain," are being linked together by the "fibers" of our telecommunications systems in much the same way as are the billions of cells in each of our brains. Through this rapidly growing network of light, we can share ideas and experiences not just with those around us, but with anyone, anywhere on the planet. We are moving beyond civilization, in its literal sense of "making into towns," into globalization. We are moving into a world without walls, where distance is no separation."
- Peter Russell, Waking Up In Time: Finding Inner Peace In Times of Accelerating Change (Get the book.)

"Phenylalanine: Fatigue and Pain Reliever Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid found in the brain and blood plasma that can convert in the body to tyrosine, which in turn is used to synthesize dopamine. Sources of phenylalanine are high-protein foods such as meat, cottage cheese, and wheat germ. Phenylalanine can also be found in the sugar substitute aspartame, which is sold under the brand names NutraSweet and Equal. These artificial sweeteners have no calories, do not affect blood sugar, and are generally safe. However, they should be avoided entirely by those who have phenylketonuria."
- Eric R. Braverman, The Edge Effect: Achieve Total Health and Longevity with the Balanced brain Advantage (Get the book.)

"All of the following natural hormones help increase voltage and provide energy to the brain. They also have other specific functions. As with prescription medications, all issues related to hormone replacement must be addressed in conjunction with a medical doctor."

- Eric R. Braverman, The Edge Effect: Achieve Total Health and Longevity with the Balanced brain Advantage (Get the book.)

"The Braverman Nature Assessment is unique in that it can readily identify the biological reasons behind the physical problems you are experiencing now, as well as helping you balance your brain and body for the rest of your life. This information is determined by analyzing all four scores on the Nature Assessment. Aside from your dominant nature, the next most important piece of information is held in your lowest score. This score identifies your weak side or, as I like to call it, your opposite nature."

- Eric R. Braverman, The Edge Effect: Achieve Total Health and Longevity with the Balanced brain Advantage (Get the book.)

"The lower the urinary amount, the more deficient a person is in brain neurotransmitters. With the addition of neurotransmitter enhancing compounds, referred to as neurotransmitter precursor therapy, levels of serotonin and dopamine measured in the urine are expected to rise. This rise would indicate increased brain synthesis of the serotonin and dopamine. Results The levels of serotonin and dopamine were reported at both the baseline taken before the lozenge and at one to two hours after the lozenge. The summary of the results is as follows (see Figure A.2): 1."
- Cheryle Hart, M.D., and Mary Kay Grossman, RD, The Feel-Good Diet (Get the book.)

"Remember, the natural progression of a brain wave is from the frontal lobe (dopamine) to the temporal lobe (GABA) to the parietal lobe (acetylcholine) to the occipital lobe (serotonin). The four natures follow the same progression, with the exception of GABA. If you had two identical lowest scores (e.g. 15 dopamine, 15 serotonin), the nature that appears first in the sequence would be considered your opposite nature. However, if you had identical low scores for GABA and serotonin, your opposite nature is serotonin."
- Eric R. Braverman, The Edge Effect: Achieve Total Health and Longevity with the Balanced brain Advantage (Get the book.)

"This keeps cravings away because when the blood sugar is stable, you don't need to have sugar or carbohydrates to boost your energy and feed your brain. Did you know.... According to John Hopkins researchers, lowering blood sugar in those with and without diabetes decreases the risk for heart disease and diabetes. Source: Selvin E, Coresh J, Golden SH, Brancati FL, Folsom AR, Steffes MW. Glycemic control and coronary heart disease risk in persons with and without diabetes: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study. Arch Intern Med. 2005 Sep 12;165(16):1910-6."
- Heather Caruso, Your Drug-Free Guide to Digestive Health (Get the book.)

"In all the countries studied, mortality rates increased in persons over age 54 from cancer at some specific sites not related to cigarette smoking, mcluding multiple myeloma, cancers of the breast, brain, and other central nervous system sites, and for all cancers except lung and stomach," the survey concluded. Contrary to general impressions, the ability to successfully treat most cancers, with the notable exceptions of thyroid and testicular cancers, has remained virtually unchanged for decades ( 2)."
- Samuel S. Epstein, Randall Fitzgerald, Toxic Beauty: How Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Endanger Your Health . . . And What You Can Do about It (Get the book.)

"We've all heard that exercise releases endorphins into our bloodstream and that these brain chemicals make us feel good. Endorphins act as natural antidepressants and antianxiety agents. A family-wide exercise program is often necessary because children trying to recover from ADD/ADHD are often still feeling the sting from being shunned by their classmates or former teammates."
- Jay Gordon, The ADD and ADHD Cure: The Natural Way to Treat Hyperactivity and Refocus Your Child (Get the book.)

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