In the first segment of this Podcast Dr. Henry discusses the new and groundbreaking research on how we can detoxify the brain and help restore healthy brain function….
In the healing foods segment Dr. Henry discusses two amazing fruits and their significant health benefits. He also discusses some of the amazing benefits of mulberries, and he also discusses an amazing tropical fruit said to be 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy!
In this final segment Dr. Henry will discuss Siberian ginseng, how to use it, and some of its amazing benefits!!
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The Laws of Health
We have laws of health, essentially eight laws of health. The first one is Trust in the Creator. The second one is Sunshine, the third is exercise, the fourth is water, then air ,rest and self control or temperance. So here we have an outline of what I call the Ultimate Healing System. There is no better health plan that you can be on if you follow it, it can’t be improved upon. This would give you better health results for not only prevention, but also for healing. These laws of health are abroad and there are subsections under those laws of health. For instance, if we consider the health law water, how does water actually benefit the body in the prevention and the healing of disease?
How would it be used therapeutically? It can be used therapeutically internally, it can be used therapeutically externally. We can use water in hydrotherapy. We use it for wet baths with steam baths,etc. There are different ways to use water,and so when you begin to look at water, the broad health law of water specifically,then you consider how do you use it to stay healthy? How to use it to to heal the body after getting sick. So this is what I mean when we talk about the health laws. I’m talking about the broad categories and each law of health has a wealth of information,
of healing that falls underneath it.
So the one law of health that we’re going to talk about today is the health law of rest.
Some research that’s come out recently points out how proper rest in the context of proper sleep helps in detoxification of our brains.
Detoxing The Brain With Proper Sleep
Dr. Mercola of mercola.com points out how scientists have long tried to tease out the purpose of sleep and of course he says that countless studies, have concluded that sleep is deeply connected with our immune system health in a myriad of ways.
Citing one example, he says, previous research has found that sleep deprivation has the same effect on your immune system as phycical stress or illness. Sleep deprivation suppresses your immune system and it has the exact same effect on your immune system as illness or stress–we should seriously that. A lack of sleep is a potent stresser stressor to the body. Dr. Mercola goes on to point out that, quite simply, if you do everything else right, if you don’t sleep enough, your health and well being will still suffer. You may even die prematurely if issues of poor sleep plague you longterm. Then he points out how researchers at the University of Rochester, Rochester Medical Center, (URMC) center for Translational Neuro- Medicine, believe they may have discovered yet another clue as to why sleep is mandatory for good health and especially our brain health.
In this same article Dr. Mercola writes that their report, published in the journal Science, reveals that our brain has a unique method of removing toxic waste through what has beed dubbed the glymphatic system. I have mentioned before how necessary it is to remove waste from the body, thus detoxifying the body. I have pointed out previously when you’re cleansing your body, clean the colon first, then clean the liver, then clean the blood. Detoxification principles apply to our brains as well. All parts of body detoxification are essential to health. You wouldn’t go and have a bowel movement and leave it in your toilet for weeks and days and years on end, that would be problematic. Additionally you wouldn’t wash dishes and leave food in them and leave it in your in your sink for months and years and years and years, the food would rot, and your house would smell very unpleasant, and so if this is true with respect to other areas of life, we would have to understand that is also true with respect to our bodies.
So we should understand that sleep is crucial for our brains to actually be detoxified. The article refrenced goes on to say the clincher is that this system ramps up its activity during sleep. The glymphatic system, it has been discovered, to be chiefly responsible for removing toxic waste from the brain, and as he points out the issue is that it does this activity during the time that we sleep, thereby allowing our brains to clear out toxins, including harmful proteins linked to brain disorders such as alzheimer’s. He points out further, for example, they discovered that our brain cells actually shrink by about 60 percent during the time that we’re asleep and this allows for more efficient waste removal.
Brain Functions Differently When Awake Than When Asleep
According to the lead authour of this study, cited in the article, Dr. Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., D.M.Sc. ““This study shows that the brain has different functional states when asleep and when awake. In fact, the restorative nature of sleep appears to be the result of the active clearance of the by-products of neural activity that accumulate during wakefulness.”
Dr. Mercola explains further that in your body, the lymphatic system is a system responsible for eliminating that waste products. However, he points out that the lymphatic system does not include the blood brain barrier, the barrier which actually controls what can go into your brain and what cannot.
In a previous animal study Dr. Nedergaard showed that the brain actually has its own unique waste disposal system and it’s similar to that of just a separate lymphatic system and this system, she called the glymphatic system and it piggybacks on the blood vessels in your brain. The “G” placed in front of the “lymphatic system” for “glymphatic” system indicates the brain cells that actually manages the detoxification system, they go about pumping cerebral spinal fluid through your brain tissues. The glymphatic system actually flushes the waste from your brain back into your body circulatory system. From there the waste eventually reaches your liver, and is cleansed or eliminated from your body. During sleep, the glymphatic system becomes 10 times more active than during the time that you were awake simultaneously. Your brain cells are reduced in size, like I said earlier, by about 60 percent.
Since the glymphatic system becomes 10 times more active when we’re asleep than when we’re awake, it follows that it increases the ability to clean toxins and poisons out of your brain. Dr. Mercola points out how this creates more space in between the cells, giving the cerebral spinal fluid more space to flush out the debris. He says the amyloid beta, for example, which are the proteins that form the notorious plaque found in the brains of those who have alzheimer’s is removed in significantly greater quantities when you are asleep. He also cites a quote in time magazine that says, “the findings raise interesting questions about how sleep may affect the progression of alzheimer’s or other neurodegenerative disorders. But they also provide a strong warning for anybody who skipped sleep, the short version don’t.”
Back to the lead author of the study, Dr. Maiken Nedergaard says, “the brain only has limited energy at its disposal and it appears that it must choose between two different functional states, awake and aware or asleep and cleaning up.” She says, “you can think of it like having a house party. You can either entertain the guests or clean up the house, but you can’t really do both at the same time.” “These findings”, she says, “has significant implications for treating dirty brain disease like alzheimer’s. Understanding precisely how and when the brain activates the glymphatic system and clears waste is a critical first step in efforts to potentially modulate the system and make it work more efficiently.
Mental Illness Of The Second Brain As Well?
So think about that…that is the importance of cleansing and detoxfying! Natural practitioners have always said its very, very important to cleanse the body first. We’ve always said that. Also once we understand the necessity of cleansing the gastrointestinal tract, as I have talked about before on the podcast, there we have the second brain. You have neurons in your gastrointestinal track that communicate with the neurons in your brain. These neurons actually send messages up to your brain. Many people who have depression and other problems, mental problems, are actually suffering from mental illness of the second brain in the gastrointestinal tract, in a more severe fashion thanany mental illness that may exist in the brain at the top. Thus we should remember when we’re talking about the body, we have to address the body from a holistic perspective.