Highlights of things I am reading, listening to, and watching each week. October 17th, 2018
Well Being Journal: November / December 2018
Violent Behavior Linked to Nutritional Deficiencies
This is an article that I have been waiting for as it blatantly discusses the direct link between poor nutrition and chemical consumption with behavioral problems.
- Sylvia Onusic, PhD, CNS, LDN
- “We can blame violence on the media, and on the breakdown of the home, but the fact is that a large number of Americans living mostly on devitalized processed food are suffering from malnutrition. In many cases, this means their brains are starving.”
- Doctors are seeing a return of nutritional deficiency diseases such as scurvy which were eradicated a ling time ago.
- Deficiencies of vitamins A, D, K, B1, B6, B12, folate, iodine, potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc, chromium, and manganese can all contribute to mental instability and violent behavior
- “People who live on processed food and who drink diet sodas are exposed to mind altering chemicals such as MSG and aspartame at very high levels ,” says Onusic
- “One clear solution to the mounting levels of violence and behavioral disorders is a return to real, nutrient dense food,” says Sally Fallon Morrel, president of the Weston A Price Foundation. “We must create a culture in which eating processed food is seen as uncool and in which home cooking is embraced as a life enhancing skill.”
- School lunches have increasingly low nutritional quality which is an impending disaster as kids grow up with essentially starving brains.
Why Courage Matters by: John McCain
Courage is arguably the most important human trait
Winston Churchill said, “Courage is the first of human qualities, because it guarantees all the others.”
- This book takes an amazing look inside some of the most courageous people to ever walk the earth and understand what made them so brave.
- Every person written about had a greater purpose beyond themselves and did their acts for the good of another.
- In the book, McCain writes about the story of Master Sergeant Roy Benevidez who was shot multiple times and presumed dead while rescuing eight of his soldiers in an ambush during the Vietnam War. He discusses how fear is actually required to have courage and that the most courageous people are able to feel fear, and move forward anyways.
Episode: Hidden Brain | An American Secret
- Native American enslavement has long been something overlooked throughout history. Even when slavery was abolished, there were millions of Native American slaves being bought and sold everyday in the market.
- Slavery was known more commonly on the east coast and not so much the west, however the Gold Rush brought on the requirement of cheap constant labor therefore bringing slave trade heavily to the western regions of the united states.
- Mexican plantation owners illegally kept slaves by justifying it as a payment for debt.
This is a fascinating 20 minute podcast that is well worth the listen. I am always interested in little facts about history that are not commonly shared or known.