Lets face it. A polluted and toxic mind can’t be trusted to produce an optimal mind set or to manufacture optimal decisions. Our society today is continually asked to swallow a massive paradox and that paradox revolves around the idea that although we know an unhealthy lifestyle can make our body sick, we’re conditioned to ignore or not even to believe that an unhealthy lifestyle can make our mind sick as well. Unfortunately an unhealthy lifestyle negatively affects our IQ and rational thought patterns instantly.
The solution is simple. Knowledge is power. Time to power up and learn the connection between optimal health and optimal brain function.
This is the basic science of how an unhealthy lifestyle reduces our ability to think clearly and to manufacture optimal decisions, which would make our life easier, as we age. The truth of this cycle is also easy to see in real life, as most of the public today only encounter a worsening of their finances, stress and general living conditions as they age. This of course is counter intuitive because as we age, our cumulative life experience is supposed to grant us the knowledge to make our life easier but of course we don’t see much of this in real life. The reason for this is often connected to how an unhealthy lifestyle and sub-optimal diet destroy the minds’ ability to act in a rational and logical manner.
The flight or fight mode is a concept we’re all familiar with. Our body comes equipped with a set of standard and built in reactions, our fight our flight mode being one of those. Our fight or flight mode operations are very simple. If we’re threatened, certain chemical reactions start occurring in our body, as a way to increase our survival potential, in the face of a threat.
The reactions to fear or a threat, which the body produces are numerous and well documented. Those reactions include a dilation of the pupils to take in more light and more visual information regarding the perceived threat. The heart rate increases in order to pump more blood into legs and arms, regarding either fighting or running away. The liver reduces sugar in a massive wave, in order to inject instant energy into the muscular system regarding the energy laden event that’s right around the corner.
Here’s where the problem comes in. One of the body’s reactions within the flight or fight metabolic set up, is a lowering of IQ. Why does the body purposely lower IQ when faced with a threat and how does the flight or fight system get activated when someone eats poorly? Let me explain.
First of all, when the body is faced with a threat, it understands quite clearly that the higher brain functions aren’t going to be needed during the fight or flight situation. Oddly enough the higher brain functions, if left on, would lessen the body’s chance of survival because the higher brain functions include love, compassion, connection and other peace based applications.
The body doesn’t need nor want this part of the brain operating if a fight breaks out because any hesitation of violence, during the fight or flight reaction could see the aggressor get the upper hand. These peaceful and higher level brain functions, located in the frontal lobe, are there when we need to act within the peaceful societal parameters set out within our cultural conditioning and this is exactly why the body shuts this part of the brain down in preparation for violence.
When this part of the mind is shut down during the fight or flight mode, IQ plummets and overall intelligence is severely compromised. The fight or flight reaction can reduce an intelligent human to cave man like IQ status in the blink of an eye.
Here’s where it gets interesting. Rapid reductions of blood sugar sets off this fight or flight mode as does any ingestion of a substance, which the body doesn’t categorize as real food. Just because we can fit it in our mouths and swallow it, doesn’t meant the body is going to see it as healthy food. The body is as afraid of low blood sugar as it is afraid of a lion attack. Both qualify as threats because our life is threatened equally in both situations. A wild animal attack and not getting proper food (stable blood sugar – what we need to live longer) can all result in death.
Junk food and unhealthy living sets off our fight or flight system because the body sees eating poisons as an instant threat.
For example, alcohol consumption can set off this reaction and lower IQ substantially in minutes. This effect is also measured to last much longer than most people believe, setting the blood sugar on a wild up and down roller coaster ride, for days or even weeks after ingestion.
Most people are not eating optimally and that could be the understatement of the century. Then these people are applying their polluted and lowered IQ’s to a frenzy of various decisions, which effect their short term and long term futures. It’s like a bad infomercial because…wait there’s more. The toxins ingested and inhaled during toxic living bio accumulate so the IQ lowering effect of a bad lifestyle increases with time.
The longer someone lives an unhealthy lifestyle, the worse their brain works. The results are easy to predict.
When someone is polluted and unhealthy, they’re going to be manufacturing key life decisions out of a sub standard mind, hard wired for low IQ and faulty perception. For more information on this IQ lowering effect of a bad diet, one can watch Dr. Russell Blaylock’s lecture free on Youtube titled “Nutrition and Behaviour”. For anyone interested in what it really means to live a healthy lifestyle they can pick up the book by Paul Chek titled, “How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy” or Dr. Mark Hyman’s book titled, “Ultra Metabolism”.