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josh: hey, guys. dr. josh axe here with jordan rubin. you know, just a great episode today, jordan. iâ€™m so pumped about talking about eightsecrets to boost our brain health. and as we were talking before we started here,everybody has a brain.
Cedarwood Hair Growth, jordan: everyday does. josh: this is relevant to everyone. jordan: not everyone uses it fully, but everyonehas one. josh: you know jordan, today, there are somany people that are struggling with conditions
of the brain. you know i look at, you know, my grandparentsas they start the age and other of people. and a lot of times, there are neurologicalconditions that can affect family members that are very dear to us. and so things like alzheimerâ€™s, especially,and dementia can be so devastating, parkinsonâ€™s disease, a lot of other neurological conditions. you know, even things like depression andadhd and autism, a lot of these things affect the brain. today, weâ€™re going to be over some of ourtop tips, including essential oils, diet,
herbs, supplement remedies and other thingsthat can help your brain. and i know, you know, even me on occasion,if i'm really busy, i have a lot going on, itâ€™s easy to forget things. jordan: oh, itâ€™s no doubt. josh: memory problems. and so this is great for students. jordan: it is great for students. josh: i think itâ€™s great for anybody. jordan: itâ€™s great for athletes.
there are so many athletes now that hire personalcoaches to help them visualize, focus, etc. so josh is right. everybody has a brain, not everybody usesit and not everybody retains it. and i read a study that showed that the numberone fear of people as they age is not physical disease, itâ€™s brain disease. and many of us, including myself, have hadparents or grandparents with dementia. my grandmother had parkinsonâ€™s. and itâ€™s hard to be with someone who doesnâ€™tknow you, who mixes up decades and they really, really struggle.
and iâ€™ve known many people. but folks that are younger, 30s, 40s, we allhave to work. if youâ€™re a sales person out there and youwant to boost your brain, i guarantee you that you can function at a greater level. and one thing i want to share, we love totackle topics and health conditions, but every day on our program, youâ€™re going to learntips that will help multiple systems of your body. this is not a one-stop shop to fix one thing. this isnâ€™t a medical paradigm.
this is ancient medicine. and i guarantee you what will help your brainwill help your gut, what will help your gut will help your immune system. so stay tuned, donâ€™t turn the page. this is something that is for everyone todayto boost your brain. because as your brain goes, your body goes. josh: weâ€™ll, jordan, letâ€™s go and jumpon in right now. letâ€™s start talking about the best diet,the herbs, the supplement, your number one. letâ€™s jump in and talk about step numberone or secret number one to boost your brain
health, grain-free diet. jordan: i believe that inflammation is drivingthe majority of our brain issues. and when you consume a diet high in grainsand polyunsaturated plant oils, you drive brain inflammation and you alter the gut. and, folks, weâ€™re going to probably tellyou this 20 times today. the gut is the second brain. i remember when i was reading my very firstbook. previous to that, i read an amazing book bymichael gershon called, "the second brain." and it talks about how more dopamine, moreserotonin, neurotransmitters are in your gut
than in your brain. and think about it. when you go public speak or when you do somethinglike jump out on an airplane with a parachute, you have butterflies where? in your brain? no, in your stomach. so grains are destructive to your gut butalso your brain. if you want to boost your brain, lower thegrain, right? boost your brain, lower the grain.
and thatâ€™s all grains. there are some grains better than others,we know that quinoa, amaranth, millet, buckwheat, sprouted, love black rice, but minimize thegrain to boost your brain. josh: yeah. i've got a question here from tina, she says,â€œare quinoa and spelt okay?â€ and one of the things that jordanâ€™s eludingto here is that, it's not necessarily that they're the worst foods ever, it's not alsothat they're the best foods ever. they kind of lie somewhere in the middle,oftentimes. and it's hard to kind of answer is quinoa,or oats, or is rice healthy?
part of it depends on the preparation process. if you're soaking your grains like quinoaand then you're sprouting them, and then slow cooking them in a crockpot over a period of12 hours in broth, that sort of grain is much easier to digest than the grain raw or thegrain cooked, you know, for a short period time and that type of thing. so, again, it really depends. but, in general, if you want to boost yourbrain health and really focus on taking your health of your gut and your brain to the nextlevel, weâ€™d recommend going grain-free for a period of time, or if you are going to consumegrains, make sure they're sprouted and cooked
for a long period of time jordan: now, we don't talk about this today,but grains that are high in starch can be problematic. but seeds can be very, very good. so seeds are wonderful for your brain. we'll talk about that a little bit. but i wanted to mention that quinoa, it'sarguable, whether it's a grain or a fruit or a seed, but what we do know is quinoa isprimarily made up of starch. starch causes digestive issues, which triggersbrain issues and those grains are high in
omega-6 fatty acids. you want to lower those. so reduce the grain to boost your brain. josh: absolutely. let's jump into step number two here, jordan. good fats, this is big. i'll tell you right now, i mean, one of thethings that a lot of us, i think, don't realize that, you know, your body is made up of alot of fat. in fact, almost every cell in your body ismade from what's called a lipid bilayer so
you are made up of fat. and so, you know, it's really true, jordan,we've heard the principle, "you are what you eat," and in certain ways, it's especiallytrue with fat because . . . jordan: well, except if you eat fat, you'renot fat. josh: thatâ€™s true. jordan: right. josh: good point there. jordan: â€œyou're a fat head.â€ fat is key.
josh, there's a lot of research now on a ketogenicdiet, particularly for those with neurological conditions such as epilepsy. in fact, there's research at johns hopkinsthat's dating back years, if not decades, to the power of an all fat and protein diet. low carbohydrate to boost your brain. so if you want to unlock the health of yourbrain, it's mostly made of fat. and not just any fat, but a combination primarilyof saturated and omega-3 fats and phospholipids. also, there are some great antioxidants wedon't even have time to get into, but one of the best brain foods, and it's been saidbefore, wild sockeye salmon.
in particular, sockeye because not only doesit have omega-3s but it also has powerful astaxanthin, which is an antioxidant thatcrosses the blood-brain barrier. so keep that in mind, you want to make sureto consume fatty fish. herring is good, mackerel is good. you know one of the least expensive brainboosting foods is? sardines. not only sardines but sardines with the bonesin it because that's calcium as well. i've met people before that are very agedand they will say that they consumed a lot of sardines.
josh: oh, yeah. yeah, i'm a huge fan of sardines, in fact. now, i like to do a lot of fish, but thereare certain fish that chelsea doesn't like me eating because of the smell in the house. but anyway . . . jordan: i don't like you eating them beforeour program either. josh: well, you've got to lay off the garlicand onions. i'm just kidding. so we'll talk about those later.
so good fats here, i want to talk about afew specific fats and then have jordan actually mention a few other things about fats as well. when jordan mentioned saturated fats, someof those fats you want to start adding in your diet today. number one is coconut oil. in fact, jordan, i think you saw the articlewritten by the medical doctor out of florida who her husband had alzheimer's. and she started supplementing his diet withcoconut oil. in fact, there's even a diet today calledthe coconut ketogenic diet because you're
putting in extra medium-chain triglyceridesin the diet, which helps with ketone bodies and things like that with the brain. but, again, coconut oil, number one. cook with coconut oil on low temperaturesif you're going to cook with it, add it into a smoothie, do some coconut milk, coconutmeat. jordan: coconut butter. josh: coconut butter is fantastic. jordan: itâ€™s great. josh: in fact, we'll do chicken, jordan, atour house and we'll do coconut shreds as the
actual breading for frying it up in coconutoil. so coconut, also ghee, that's g-h-e-e, thoseare short-chain saturated fats. and then, i would also say something likered palm oil. i know there are some questions about sustainability,but make sure it's certified sustainable red palm oil. those are all good sources of saturated fats. and then long-chain fats, especially omega-3fatty acids, as jordan talked about, the best, wild-caught fish for getting those. and, of course, monounsaturated fats, gettingsome olive oil and things like that can be
beneficial as well, but especially the saturated,the omega-3s. and jordan mentioned specifically phospholipids,which are found in astaxanthin, which is found in wild-caught salmon and also even thingslike caviar, right, jordan? jordan: caviar is an ultimate brain booster. fish roe and caviar have phospholipids andsqualene, which are both powerful for the brain. it was called, by some, "the quintessentialsuperfood." so if you can afford it, if you can find agood source, they're absolutely awesome. and eggs.
you know what eggs i really love? duck eggs. now, i love chicken eggs. pasture-raised eggs are a brain booster. we raise eggs on our farm, we'll take youthere and show you sometime, but i love duck eggs, goose eggs. i even saw an ostrich egg one time. i wouldn't eat it myself, but i thought, "howcool. you must need a hammer to chisel that thing."
it is about this big. but duck eggs are cool. they have a really strong protein backbone. it fills a whole pan too. it looks awesome. chelsea and i, whenever we go down to florida,which we're going here in a couple weeks, santa rosa beach, they have a farmers market,and someone brings duck eggs. and chelsea and i love them because the yolksare so big. jordan: they're awesome.
i love yolks. i donâ€™t know about you, but the whole eggwhite thing was not for me one bit. the yolk is awesome and it's loaded with phosphatidylcholine,phosphatidylserine and lecithin. josh: you know, jordan, when i have patientswho are on, you know, if i put them on something more similar to like a gaps diet or they havemajor inflammatory bowel issues, one of the things i'll often times do is have them skipthe white and only do the yolk because, again, it is so good for the brain and it's easieron the gut than the white itself. so let's go ahead and jump here into numberthree. and by the way, hey, help us spread the messageright now.
you know, jordan and i really are on a mission. we want to help people prevent things likealzheimer's and parkinson's and memory issues. you know, i love my parents more than anythingand, on a regular basis, you know, i'm giving my parents supplements. i'm going down to florida and just sort ofcounseling them on their diet and nutrition because i love them so much. and one of the things just want to encourageyou to do, if you're watching this video, now think about all the people right now thatneed to know this information we've talked about.
there are so many people, jordan, still, thathaven't heard the ketogenic diet. they think egg whites are better than theyolk. jordan: they eat lots of oatmeal for theirbrain. josh: lots of grains and not realizing thoseare not brain-friendly. they need to start changing their diet fortheir brain. jordan: and every mom out there, you owe itto your students. josh: there you go. jordan: my wife homeschools. we have six children.
it's so imperative that your kids eat a brain-smartdiet, whether they're homeschooled or they go to school, start them off healthy. i might even share a recipe with this one. . . josh: well, let's do it. jordan: . . . called a blueberry bomb, whichis going to really be awesome. but dark-colored fruits. we've talked about this on every program oneway or another, but dark-colored fruits contain anthocyanin. and they've actually done a study on laboratoryanimals, and i never quite understand the
poor mouse or rat that has to be subjectedto this, but they proved that an extract of anthocyanin, which is the pigment in darkfruits, caused laboratory animals to boost their neurons and they went through a mazemuch quicker than the poor mouse who didn't have the blueberry extract. dark fruits every day. blueberries, blackberries. blackberries are so abundant. we grow them, dozens of acres of blackberries. there are boysenberries, which are harderto find maybe at your farmers market.
where i find duck eggs, i find boysenberries. dark-colored grapes are awesome. muscadines, i don't know if you can see, iopen my fridge. i love muscadines. josh: the best, the best. jordan: theyâ€™re not great on your teethwhen you eat so many of the seeds. josh: the seeds. jordan: but muscadines. there's a brazilian grape called jabuticaba.
acai is a great dark-colored fruit. i like to put it in smoothies. buy the frozen packets. so acai is great. there are many others. so any fruit or even seed that is black, blue,or purple. purple carrots are high in anthocyanins andthose are really awesome as well. the color purple, the color blue, it's amazing. you know, spirulina is a blue-green algaeand has some phycocyanin, which is anthocyanin
that is created by phytoplankton. so that's another great. and then there are other algae as well. so make sure to consume dark fruit. so can i give my little smoothie recipe? josh: actually, let me say this first. let me share what i had this morning for breakfastthen i can have you share. so this morning, for breakfast, jordan, iactually had one of the king fruits of anthocyanins and i had a cranberry smoothie.
did cranberries, some vanilla bone broth proteinpowder, coconut milk some green superfood, you know, the algae in an organic super greenspowder, plus some cranberries, a lot of anthocyanin. so let's talk about your recipe for your blueberrybomb. jordan: okay. so, folks, understand that what we recommendfor our families may be different than what you consume, but i've been a big consumerof raw eggs, and i'm talking about 21 years. and i had inflammatory bowel disease. and if anyone had to be worried about germsit was me. but properly cleaned, organic, pasture-raisedeggs are amazing and your ancestors consumed
them raw in caesar salad, ice creams, smoothies. but i'm not suggesting you have to. you could certainly do an egg-free recipe,but here's what i do. i take two pints of blueberries, i'll tellyou why at the end. i'm sorry, it's the equivalent of one pint. so two small, what they call six-ounce clamshells,one pint of blueberries. i do either eight ounces of raw cream or anentire can of coconut milk. this is a lot. i'm warning you, it's a lot of food.
six eggs, a little bit of vanilla extract,and lately i've been putting some of that tigernut flour we talked about just to boostyour prebiotics. but the key is you've got blueberries, youcan go blackberries too, blueberries, eggs, and a high fat, either dairy, coconut, youcan do almond milk as well. you know what i did the other day? i did almond milk in my blueberry bomb withsome of that coconut cream kefir that we both have. so i do that. it's a lot it makes about two large cups.
and i crush it. and we're talking about six pasture-raisedegg yolks, one pint of blueberries, eight ounces of high, healthy saturated fat. i call it the blueberry bomb because whenyou're done that, it's like, man, my memory just got a boost. josh: thatâ€™s awesome. jordan: so and, actually, the fat is a greatdelivery vehicle for the anthocyanins. and i started this because my dad went toa farmers market in georgia and he met a woman who had, i believe, stage iii colon cancer.
and all she did, now this is a testimonial,all she did was consume a pint of blueberries from the first day of the farmers market openin may till when it closed in september and she was cancer-free. so i thought, "you know what? blueberries are great anyway." and i said i'm going to make them better byadding some fat to it, blueberry bomb. there you have it. josh: awesome, well done. jordan: dark fruits.
that's number three. josh: great recipe. number four here are herbs. man, jordan, there are so many great herbsfor the brain. i know one of my favorites to use and, actually,we'll probablyâ€¦ jordan: yeah, yeah, cover it there soâ€¦ josh: so i'll go and, well, i'll have youstart here. josh: here we go. jordan: my favorite brain herb is bacopa orbrahmi.
bacopa or brahmi, also known as waterhyssop,is an ayurvedic herb. now, probably my top three for the brain areall ayurvedic. now, i know people will say gingko, periwinkleis good, but my top is bacopa or brahmi. okay. number two, ashwagandha. now, they all work differently. ashwagandha reduces stress. and holy basil is number three. so these are all ayurvedic herbs that boostbrainpower, energize the brain, and have been
studied in dementia and pre-dementia. so if you know someone who either has memoryissues, parkinson's or alzheimer's, or you want to prevent it, bacopa, ashwagandha, andholy basil in tea form, in supplement form, awesome. and there are many others. absolutely. those are some fantastic herbs jordan. again, i know that some of my favorites, too,on a regular basis, holy basil is great. just regular basil leaf is great too, actually.
has some benefits for supporting the brain. some great ones there. and, you know, we could get into others. i mean, turmeric is obviously fantastic. jordan: well, thatâ€™s next. josh: but ashwagandha is one of my favorites. hold on, hold on i forgot something. josh: okay. go ahead.
jordan: i can't write very well so i'm notgoing to do it. but i would be remiss if i didn't tell you,it's not an herb, but probably the most important substance on the planet to boost the brain,lion's mane mushroom. and i completely left it off and, by the way,we grow mushrooms. sorry, everybody, i missed out. but lion's mane mushroom, otherwise knownas hedgehog mushroom or hericium, contains compounds that rebuild the nerves. it's called nervine growth factor. so if you want to know about the number onesupplemental or call itâ€¦ it's not an herb
because it's a fungus. the number one natural substance, i think,for the brain is lion's mane mushroom. it's the number one selling supplement inhealth food stores for the brain. it's awesome. and especially when you combine it with theherbs we mentioned and the spices we're about to. so think lion's mane for your brain. josh: i love it. let's jump in here into spices, jordan.
obviously, there's a difference between herbsand spices. spices, in most cases, being the more powerfulper gram and so some great spices here. why don't you talk about turmeric? jordan: what can i say about turmeric, exceptit is the number one way to prevent brain inflammation. it has curcumin and other compounds that crossthe blood-brain barrier. and i even heard that when people from indiahave undergone autopsies, they consume so much turmeric that they literally have orangeor yellow in their brain. i heard it on a documentary.
turmeric is awesome. do it in teas. we talked about doing it in juices. put it in broth because you need it everyday. and that's just one spice. so lots of spices here, as jordan talked about. let's go ahead and jump in here into numbersix, essential oils. jordan: i talked about this, but i pour, everyday, frankincense, lavender, and rosemary on my head.
and i quote from psalm 23, â€œyou anoint myhead with oil. my cup runs over. surely, goodness and mercy will follow meall the rest of my days and i will dwell in the house of the lord forever.â€ and, you know, sometimes i'm a little goofybut i thought to myself next time one of my goats or sheep have three triplet girls, i'mgoing to name them shirley, goodness, and mercy. josh: i love that. jordan: wouldn't that be kind of funny?
josh: oh, yeah, that's awesome. you know, i wonder if . . . you know, we readin the bible about all of the wisdom that king solomon had and they also reference cedarwood. you know, cedarwood was known to be associatedwith strength and wisdom biblically. and cedarwood actually, in studies, has beenshown to improve symptoms of things like adhd, memory, focus. so some of my top essential oils for the brainhealth, number one is rosemary. number two is actually vetiver. vetiver is so great for focus and concentration.
number three is frankincense. number four is cedarwood. those are some of my absolute favorites. and there are others that are great as wellfor memory. you know, i think chamomile and lavender canbe good because they're relaxing and stress relieving on the body. jordan, so many diseases today are causedby emotional stress. jordan: absolutely. if somebody you know is suffering from memoryloss, alzheimer's or parkinson's, put them
on an essential oil program. have them bathe with essential oils. jordan: put it on their feet, put it on theirhead. your head can handle almost any oil neat,maybe minus oregano if you've got a cut or scrape up there. but i just put them on my head. my daughter, isabella, who's going to turnfour this weekend, said, "dad can you put oils on my head?" so i put lavender on her head.
but that's a great place. head, feet, or, as i would say to her, head,shoulders, knees, and toes. josh: and not to mention rosemary is alsogreat for naturally thickening your hair, as is sage oil. in fact, sage is another great oil for supportingbrain health, especially hormonal health. sage and clary sage. so if you want to thicken your hair naturally,the best oils to do so, number one rosemary, number two sage, and number three is probablyan oil like cedarwood. all of those are very good for naturally . . . ithink that's how jordan gets his luscious,
dark, thick hair. jordan: yeah. i don't know about luscious, but lustrous,maybe. josh: lustrous. there we go. jordan: all right. any good brain regimen takes care of the gutand probiotics are really important. we're actually seeing research now that probioticsand fermented foods are helping to deal with depression, functional memory, etc.
in fact, you know what is amazing as a combo,probiotics and lion's mane mushroom. you've got bacteria and you've got fungi combinationtogether. i'm just sort of realizing that, but powerfulstuff. you need to be on a good probiotic. we like a broad range of genera. so bacillus, lactobacillus, sacrum, mycesand many others. fermented foods are great for the brain. fermented foods with fat are awesome. that's why we like that coconut cream kefirbecause it gives you fats and it gives you
probiotics all in one. josh: yeah, absolutely agreed, jordan. you know, one of the things i know that iremember reading one of your books years ago when my mom was struggling with gut health. and we got turned on to soil-based probiotics,sbo probiotics. and one of the things i remember you sayingin the book that you wrote is how they were kind of like this demolition team coming throughand clearing out a lot of those pathogenic bad bacteria and microbes out of the body. so when you are buying a probiotic supplement,make sure you're getting one that has sbo
probiotics. so soil based organisms, like bacillus subtilis,bacillus clausii, bacillus coagulans and other things. even looking for fungi in your probiotics,some of the medicinal mushrooms as jordan has talked about, beneficial yeast. so, again, you want to buy a probiotic thatcontains soil-based organisms. and i'll mention this as well. a lot of times, jordan, people are takingprobiotic supplements that are not heat-resistant strains.
so by the time they take them, they're gettingvery little benefit. if you consume a probiotic with bacillus orsoil organisms, i've done it for 21 years, really has made a difference. that, combined with the raw eggs, of course. but probiotics are key. make sure you're consuming one every day foryour gut and your brain. makes everything work better. this is another no-brainer for people whosuffer with memory issues. actually, this is really cool.
one of my mentors, dr. peter rothschild, whowas a professor over me during my naturopathic studies, he was really the father of soil-basedorganisms. and he showed me a study that the use of soil-basedprobiotics improved functional memory. so what he did was they had . . . i want tosay it was a 12-digit number that they let people look at for a few minutes. then he took it away to see how many peoplecame back and remembered it. and when they added soil-based organisms totheir diet, their memory improved dramatically. and that's pretty awesome and that's functionalmemory. we could all stand to memorize 12-digit numbersor more.
i mean, it's incredible. and, jordan, this really gets back to oneof the root things we mentioned that at the beginning of the program is that there isa gut-brain connection. when you look at so many diseases or issuestoday, i know one of the things we'll talk about in the future are issues such as autism. and one of the things that can happen, i'vetaken care of hundreds of children with that condition and we found when we got certainthings out of their diet, like gluten and casein, and we start to working on repairingthe gut lining, all of a sudden the behavior got better, the brain got better.
and it's the same thing with so many differentconditions. similar thing with depression and anxiety. these conditions are linked to the healthof the gut. as hippocrates said over 2,000 years ago,"all disease begins in the gut," in the digestive tract. so that's why probiotics are absolutely key,repairing the gut lining, supporting digestive health, in order to support the brain is absolutelyessential here as well. so, jordan, let's jump right in here intostep number eight. perspiration, okay.
jordan: now, we've heard lots and many timesthat using antiperspirants that contain aluminum drives brain issues. so, folks, heavy metals, particularly aluminum,are very linked to neurodegeneration. heavy metals come from a lot of differentenvironmental factors, but heavy metals are a problem. so if antiperspirants are bad, what couldbe really good? you know, they actually found recently lymphatictissue in the brain. so if the brain is part of the lymphatic system,you need to perspire. i meet people, josh, that say they haven'tperspired in a decade.
women are so afraid to perspire. think about it. you need to sweat even if you are not a youngperson, you don't need to exercise vigorously, but perspiration and whatever causes you toperspire are both great. every morning, not only do i exercise buti go in an infrared sauna. sweat, go outside. sun is also amazing. we didn't talk about vitamin d deficiencyand how that affects brain health, but get sun, exercise.
you've got to sweat. josh: yeah, love it. i've got a question here from mary. she says, "where do i put the frankincenseto get the benefits?" what i would recommend with frankincense isdoing exactly what jordan mentioned. anoint your head with oil or take the frankincense,rub it on your temples, rub it on the front of your neck and the back of your neck. one other thing too, jordan, i personallyuse it internally. i'll do one or two drops on my thumb and actuallyrub it on the roof of my mouth.
and i do that because the roof of my mouthis connected to my sinus cavity, bringing in those beneficial compounds in frankincense. jordan: and just smelling the bottle. josh: inhaling them. jordan: because inhaling goes through theblood-brain barrier. you know what else? add frankincense to an underarm preparationbecause if antiperspirants are bad, isn't that a great vehicle to draw . . . it's atwo-way street, folks. josh: think about that.
jordan: put it in the lymphatic areas andyou might say, "well, i can't put it on my head. what if it goes in my eyes?" i think i told you i did one of those, "oops,i pulled out my orifice reducer," which is what they call the little dropper and i forgot. and it was kind of dark because i wouldn'twant to wake anybody up. i went, thinking it was going to drop out. instead, it poured out and i got frankincensein my eyes and it didn't really do anything. i was pretty nervous, but it was fine.
so i'm not telling you to put it in your eye,but the head is a great place. that's one of the reasons why i get so frustratedwhen children use shampoos that have all kinds of chemicals because i know it's a great mediumto be absorbed. josh: yeah, here's a homemade deodorant recipethat i personally use. actually, i do a blend of sandalwood and bergamotwith coconut oil, baking soda and just a little bit of beeswax. put it in a pan, let it melt and then turnit into deodorant. by the way, you can find these recipes ifyou go to draxe.com, d-r-a-x-e, or just search dr. axe deodorant.
we even have a probiotic deodorant on thewebsite there. and then, jordan, our new book coming out,we actually have some great deodorant recipes that aren't even on my website yet. so when that essential oil book comes out,that'll be amazing. jordan: and meditation and prayer, i wantto close with this. i've met people before and when i asked themthis, they give an interesting answer. have you ever pictured yourself older? i was recently talking to a good friend ofmine who said, "for years, i never could picture myself older so i always thought i wouldn'tlive very long."
it's kind of a weird deal, but i quote psalm91 every morning while i'm in the shower. i am a multitasker. and while i would love to say that i do itin a quiet closet on my knees, itâ€™s while i'm conditioning because you have to waittwo minutes anyway. but i have quoted psalm 91 every day for years. one of my mentors who really taught me aboutbiblical eating had his family do it. my family does it now, but at the end of psalm91, god's talking to david and he says, "and with long life will i satisfy him and showhim my salvation.â€ so i don't just quote psalm 91, i startedvisualizing it.
and what i visualize during that part is mesitting there with still darkish hair, older, with a bunch of kids and grandkids and yourlegacy. i think two of the greatest things you cando to boost your brain to avoid parkinson's and alzheimer's, keep a good memory, stayyoung. is to say, "i am young. i am going to have a great memory." you know people curse themselves with theirmouth. it says in the bible, "from the same mouthcomes cursing and blessing," it shouldn't be so.
and the bible goes on to say, "freshwaterand saltwater can't come out of the same spring, but yet life and death come from the powerof the tongue." and so if you go around saying, "my memorystinks. i always forget my keys. my dad had alzheimer's," it's not good. so picture yourself older and healthier, fullyfunctional and don't be afraid to say, "my brain is healthy. my brain is strong. i'm eating dark fruits.
i'm going grain-free." they can call it positive affirmation, whateverthey want. i call it speaking the truth. it's very biblical. it says in god's word, "as a man thinks inhis heart so is he." so think about yourself being healthy. and if you know anybody who needs powerfulbenefits to boost their brain or anything else, watch our programs and make sure totake advantage of our free ebook on the power of turmeric.
i'm not going to give this away, but tomorrow'sprogram is going to be awesome. jordan: it is something that everybody needsto know. we're going to talk about the epidemic thathas increased easily 20 times since i was a child. and we're going to talk about how to beatit to really make your life much better. we'll see you guys tomorrow with more hereon, "ancient nutrition today." thanks, guys. hi. dr. axe here.
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