Minerals such as iron, iodine, zinc and copper are also essential for good brain function. They can be found in high quantities in certain foods (legumes, green vegetables, sea vegetables, oysters, pumpkin seeds and wholegrain) and the addition of a good multivitamin tablet to your daily routine will ensure that they are always present in the system.

Oxygen is essential to the cognitive functions. Smoking, lack of exercise and poor diet contribute to a lack of oxygen in the body, which can become a problem for the brain.

Lead poisoning, exposure to mercury, pesticides and harmful sprays can also have a detrimental effect on the brain. If you have been exposed to any of these elements, you should see a doctor or naturopath to find specific ways of assisting the body (especially the liver) to eliminate these heavy metals. A detox tablet for the liver made from St Mary's thistle and vitamins A, C and E is essential.

Food allergies can also disrupt your powers of concentration. The types of foods that may cause such a response include milk, wheat, refined sugars and packaged, commercialised foods which are often high in colourings and flavourings and low in nutrition. By following the diet for health and vitality as well as the treatment and prevention program, major allergies can be eliminated.


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