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Walking Barefoot Can Improve Your Health And There Is Science To Back It Up

By Mayukh Saha

“Earthing,” also known as walking barefoot, has transformed from a playful trend to a scientific practice with a plethora of health advantages. It was seen to increase antioxidants in the body, improving sleep and reducing inflammation.

Let us look a little deeper into the benefits, but first let’s examine the theory behind walking barefoot.

Walking Barefoot: An Introduction

Walking Barefoot or earthing, is just walking on grass, sand, or soil barefoot. You need to get off the sidewalk and place your feet on a natural surface.

Studies show that the benefits came from the somatic relationship with the electrons in the Earth.

Our planet has its own charge and we do better when we are in direct contact with this charge.

Now, let us look at its benefits.

The Benefits Of Walking Barefoot

A paper published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health highlighted how absorbing electrons from the planet can improve one’s health.

In another, patients suffering from chronic pain used grounded carbon fiber mattresses and were observed to have better sleep and fewer pains.

Another study discovered that walking barefoot altered the electrical activity of the brain, as measured by EEG. Other benefits that were observed included skin conductivity, moderated heart rate variability, improved glucose regulation, reduced stress, and supported immune function.

We have presented some potential benefits in detail:

1: Better Sleep

As per this study, if you are suffering from insomnia then try walking in the park instead of taking pills. You can also present it and improve your sleep cycle, by walking barefoot on grass for approximately 30 minutes, every morning.

2: Can Reduce Inflammation

Earthing can improve the functioning of your organs. This can be multi-fold. One can be due to reflexology, the next can be that you’re getting vitamin D from sunlight (anti-inflammatory property), and lastly, due to the electrons of the magnetic field of the Earth.

3: Can Regulate Your Heart’s Health

Walking barefoot on grass can also help you synchronize your heartbeat. This has several benefits that range from regulating your body’s temperature to hormone secretion.

4: Surface Charge Of RBCs

A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine stated that walking barefoot increases the surface charge of red blood cells. These cells then avoid clumping which then decreases blood viscosity. [High viscosity is a significant factor in heart disease.]

Walking should ultimately become just more than an exercise. It should become a form of relieving stress, healing, and replacing the worn-out parts with well-being, on a mental and physical level.

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This is actually a win-win situation for everyone. Once you start walking, you will be exercising your heart and muscles, improving your mental health, reducing stress, and eventually improving your overall wellness. You can easily multiply these benefits of walking by taking off your shoes and connecting with the Earth’s natural electric charge.

It is of utmost importance that you need to be aware of your surroundings. Make sure that it is safe for you to walk barefoot.

You can also consult your primary doctor if you are wondering if walking barefoot will be the right move for you.

In a nutshell, it is best for you to just kick off your shoes for a short period of time.

This makes great sense on an evolutionary level too. We have evolved close to this planet and it is recent that we have been keen to remove ourselves from nature. This is perhaps the best time to take a step back and synchronize with the planet.

Source: Truth Theory

Hey! I am Mayukh. I help people and websites with content, videos, design, and social media management. I am an avid traveler and I started living as a digital nomad in Europe since 2019. I am currently working on www.noetbook.com – a creative media company. You can reach out to me anytime: justmayukh@gmail.com Love, Mayukh Read More stories by Mayukh Saha

Shock Result in Particle Experiment Could Spark Physics Revolution

 Pallab Ghosh
April 7th, 2022

Fermilab Collider Detector
Image caption,The Fermilab Collider Detector obtained a result that could transform the current theory of physics

Scientists just outside Chicago have found that the mass of a sub-atomic particle is not what it should be.

The measurement is the first conclusive experimental result that is at odds with one of the most important and successful theories of modern physics.

The team has found that the particle, known as a W boson, is more massive than the theories predicted.

The result has been described as “shocking” by Prof David Toback, who is the project co-spokesperson.

The discovery could lead to the development of a new, more complete theory of how the Universe works.

“If the results are verified by other experiments, the world is going to look different.” he told BBC News. “There has to be a paradigm shift. The hope is that maybe this result is going to be the one that breaks the dam.

“The famous astronomer Carl Sagan said ‘extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence’. We believe we have that.”

The scientists at the Fermilab Collider Detector (CDF) in Illinois have found only a tiny difference in the mass of the W Boson compared with what the theory says it should be – just 0.1%. But if confirmed by other experiments, the implications are enormous. The so-called Standard Model of particle physics has predicted the behaviour and properties of sub-atomic particles with no discrepancies whatsoever for fifty years. Until now.

CDF’s other co-spokesperson, Prof Giorgio Chiarelli, from INFN Sezione di Pisa, told BBC News that the research team could scarcely believe their eyes when they saw the results.

“No-one was expecting this. We thought maybe we got something wrong.” But the researchers have painstakingly gone through their results and tried to look for errors. They found none.

The result, published in the journal Science, could be related to hints from other experiments at Fermilab and the Large Hadron Collider at the Swiss-French border. These, as yet unconfirmed results, also suggest deviations from the Standard Model, possibly as a result of an as yet undiscovered fifth force of nature at play.

Scientists say they have found “strong evidence” for the existence of a new force of nature

Physicists have known for some time that the theory needs to be updated. It can’t explain the presence of invisible material in space, called Dark Matter, nor the continued accelerating expansion of the Universe by a force called Dark Energy. Nor can it explain gravity.

Dr Mitesh Patel of Imperial College, who works at the LHC, believes that if the Fermilab result is confirmed, it could be the first of many new results that could herald the biggest shift in our understanding of the Universe since Einstein’s theories of relativity more than a hundred years ago.

“The hope is that these cracks will turn into chasms and eventually we will see some spectacular signature that not only confirms that the Standard Model has broken down as a description of nature, but also give us a new direction to help us understand what we are seeing and what the new physics theory looks like.

“If this holds, there have to be new particles and new forces to explain how to make these data consistent”.

Fermilab
Image caption,Based on a 2,700-hectare site near Chicago, Fermilab is America’s premier particle physics lab

But the excitement in the physics community is tempered with a loud note of caution. Although the Fermilab result is the most accurate measurement of the mass of the W boson to date, it is at odds with two of the next most accurate measurements from two separate experiments which are in line with the Standard Model.

“This will ruffle some feathers”, says Prof Ben Allanach, a theoretical physicist at Cambridge University.

“We need to know what is going on with the measurement. The fact that we have two other experiments that agree with each other and the Standard Model and strongly disagree with this experiment is worrying to me”.

LHCb in 2018

All eyes are now on the Large Hadron Collider which is due to restart its experiments after a three-year upgrade. The hope is that these will provide the results which will lay the foundations for a new more complete theory of physics.

“Most scientists will be a little bit cautious,” says Dr Patel.

“We’ve been here before and been disappointed, but we are all secretly hoping that this is really it, and that in our lifetime we might see the kind of transformation that we have read about in history books.”

DHA, Light, Algae Oil & The Quantum Brain

What would be your reaction if you heard someone state that DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is more important than DNA itself? 

This is exactly what Michael Crawford, the Director of the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition at Imperial College in London, states. 

Michael has won numerous awards and is a great example of a multi-disciplinarian with extensive knowledge in health, wellness, genetics, quantum biology, and more. 

He won the International Award for Modern Nutrition for work on unsaturated fatty acids in early human brain development and health, and in 2012 published a shockwave paper titled“A quantum theory for the irreplaceable role of docosahexaenoic acid in neural cell signaling throughout evolution.”

Most molecules in nature have changed over the course of a very long “time”, perhaps millions or billions of years to adapt its ability to function in the most energy-efficient and optimal way. 

Is DHA just as or more important than DNA itself? It is a question worth exploring.

The omega-3 fatty acid known as DHA is actually one of only a few that have been maintained because of its efficiency. 

Stated otherwise, DHA has remained unchanged because it has played its role so well and so efficiently within the brain, nervous system and eyes. 

Pulling directly from the Abstract in Crawford’s landmark paper, we find fascinating statements made: 

“While amino acids could be synthesized over 4 billion years ago, only oxidative metabolism allows for the synthesis of highly unsaturated fatty acids, thus producing novel lipid molecular species for specialized cell membranes. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) provided the core for the development of the photoreceptor, and conversion of photons into electricity stimulated the evolution of the nervous system and brain. 

Since then, DHA has been conserved as the principal acyl component of photoreceptor synaptic and neuronal signaling membranes in the cephalopods, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and humans. This extreme conservation in electrical signaling membranes despite great genomic change suggests it was DHA dictating to DNA rather than the generally accepted other way around. 

We offer a theoretical explanation based on the quantum mechanical properties of DHA for such extreme conservation. The unique molecular structure of DHA allows for quantum transfer and communication of ?-electrons, which explains the precise depolarisation of retinal membranes and the cohesive, organized neural signaling which characterizes higher intelligence.”

We will get to the juicy part of this compelling information a bit further down, but first, we need to understand the basics of what DHA is and what it does

DHA, Fish Oil and Algae Oil 

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid that is essential for brain health, heart health, eye health, a healthy inflammatory response and brain development during pregnancy and early childhood, and much more.

This long-chain omega-3 fatty acid needs to be consumed and it functions in cell membranes throughout the body to help transmit messages between the nervous system. 

DHA is also readily oxidized, so the body uses it and then needs a continual fresh supply to function optimally. 

DHA has been found to support many different facets of health.

Most people automatically equate Omega-3’s to fish oil, but did you know that it is the Algae that contains the DHA? The fish eat the algae, and are thus, an intermediary source. 

But the “fish in the middle” isn’t absolutely necessary.

We can go straight to the source and get nature’s true, pure and original DHA source

In nature, fish don’t make omega-3s. The organism that captures sunlight to create DHA is this golden algae. It is nature’s solar panel. More information on this quantum mechanical effect will be discussed below. 

However, this isn’t to say one should or shouldn’t stop consuming fish. As always, dietary decisions is each person’s right to choice

Consuming a couple servings of salmon per week will give some amounts of DHA and will be nutritionally-relevant, but won’t reach therapeutic intake levels, especially if a person is looking to support brain health and neurogenesis. 

1,000 mg to 2,000 mg of DHA per day over a period of 3 months has been shown to increase DHA levels and help people reach peak Omega-3 levels, which will be elaborated upon in more detail a bit further down.

As an example, an average serving of salmon (3 ounces) provides around 1,240 mg of DHA.

If someone wants to reach these therapeutic levels of DHA intake to support brain health and neurogenesis, this would mean a person would need at least 5.6 to 11.2 servings per week.

While there are certainly salmon and other seafood enthusiasts who will reach these levels, this isn’t a level of DHA most people in the general population reach .

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA), the USDA Dietary Guidelines (which by the way is often woefully misaligned in their suggestions for human nutrient consumption and health optimization), suggest adults should consume about 8 ounces per week, which would only give a little over 3,300 mg of DHA per week. 

As of 2019, which was NOAA’s latest update on these numbers, the average American is only reaching a little over 2,400 mg of DHA per week.

Additionally, there are various factors that determine how much DHA is actually in salmon or any other dietary source.

To get the real number for each particular serving, we’d ideally like to know where the fish was raised or caught, what their food source was to acquire the DHA (remember, the fish eat the algae to obtain the DHA), how much algae that fish consumed and how much DHA was present in the algae. There are also other possible environmental concerns to consider.

Thus, determining an accurate and reliable number of DHA quantity can prove to be challenging.

Stated again, we can view the average person’s consumption of DHA per week doesn’t reach therapeutic levels that ensure peak omega-3 levels in the brain and body are reached.

For most people, supplementing can be a more realistic way to reach these therapeutic levels and any additional dietary sources of DHA is an added bonus.

An analogy could be described as that of a bank account. To fill up the account, for most people it is easier to supplement and get known, exact quantities of DHA, whereas the additional dietary sources act as the interest gained by holding money in a bank account and these other sources are a bonus.

Brain Health, Voltage & Nervous System Development

DHA is used as a major building block in the growth of new neurons and has been shown to increase brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF).

This is the protein that is part of a group of growth factors known as neurotrophins, which encourages survival and strengthening of existing neurons and also encourages the “growth and differentiation of new neurons and synapses.”

It is also sometimes called the “Master Omega” for maximizing mental and cognitive speed and efficiency. 

Going a bit further, we know that the human brain contains an astonishing 86 billion neurons and has an estimated 150 trillion synapses. These synapses are actually not connected, but are the spaces between neurons.

It is here where neurons send and receive electrical signals that convey information to each other and throughout the entire nervous system. 

In order for this lightning fast communication to take place, efficiency in energy transmission is paramount. 

The human brain contains an astonishing 86 billion neurons and has an estimated 150 trillion synapses.

But because energy can be in low supply due to the amount that neurons need to function, these same neurons must perform a delicate balancing act: they are tasked to produce as much energy as they can, but also at the same time build synaptic connections that branch out and conserve as much energy as they can. 

It has been estimated that the speed of neural signals in the human brain travel about 2 million times slower compared to electronic computers and that these computers are believed to be some 10 million times faster in terms of signals per second. 

However, the human brain overcomes this enormous difference by way of the number of neurons and the number of synaptic connections (recall that it is about 86 billion neurons and 150 trillion synaptics). 

Thus, we can view the human brain as a battery that has voltage–and it is DHA that is responsible for generating this voltage across cell membranes. 

As a brief explainer, voltage is “defined as an electropotential difference between two points” and in this case, it is the difference between the inside and outside of the lipid bilayer of a neuron.

The voltage across a neuron’s membrane is reported to be around .07 volts and if we divide that by the average thickness of a neuronal membrane (5 nanometers), it results in 14 million volts/meter. 

The equation looks like this: 

-(0.07 volts) / (5×10-9 meters) = 14,000,000 volts/meter

As shocking comparison, the voltage required to product lightning in a thunderstorm is only 3,000,000 volts/meter. 

This means that per meter, the voltage in the brain is nearly 5 times stronger than what is needed to create lightning! 

The voltage in the brain is something truly remarkable.

Stepping back into the bigger picture, it is DHA that takes photons from the Sun and transforms that energy into voltage that helps our brain, eyes and nervous system operate.

As stated earlier, it is believed that DHA has remained selected by Nature to help maximize the speed of communication between neurons. 

If we didn’t have DHA in our brain and nervous system, it would be much more difficult for us to compute the sensory inputs we receive through the entire nervous system. 

In their book Neurons and the DHA Principle, authors Raymond and David Valentine describe a very interesting property of DHA as well.

“Because DHA tails are in perpetual motion, these chains do not stand still long enough to bind with their neighbors to form hardened oils typical of butter or lard. Thus, the contortions of DHA chains keep the membrane surface in constant motion even in the extreme cold. 

DHA is responsible for this extreme motion because it keeps itself, neighboring chains, and other membrane components in a perpetual state of movement (e.g., spinning and lateral movement)… 

Neurons and sensory cells harness the motion in DHA tails to boost the speed of their signals.  Hence, DHA becomes a pacemaker of brain speed and without it our sensory system would likely be much slower.”

Similar to that of a gyroscope, DHA acts in a way to maintain continual movement of energy and electricity throughout the brain and nervous system. 

Thus, DHA is needed for brain development and is responsible for 97% of the omega-3 fatty acids found in the brain and is 25% of the brain’s total poly-unsaturated fat content.

In the first 6 months of human life, DHA is necessary and particularly important for the development of the nervous system and brain for a child

The USA has one of the lowest levels in the world in relation to DHA found in breast milk, suggesting mother’s need DHA supplementation before, during and after pregnancy.  A minimum of 600 mg DHA daily has been re-recommended and even more than that has been found to be better. 

In fact, DHA is included in Australia’s public health policy for pregnant mothers.

Synaptamide and Neurogenesis 

Another riveting aspect of DHA is how it relates to something called Synaptamide

This compound is rapidly growing in interest within the biohacking and neurohacking fields and is the topic of exciting scientific research. 

Synaptamide (N-Docosahexaenoylethanolamine) is an endocannabinoid and anandamide-like metabolite that is created from DHA. In the brain, there exists a tightly linked relationship between the levels of synaptamide and its precursor, DHA.

At nanomolar concentration, synaptamide promotes neurogenesis, neurite outgrowth and synaptogenesis in developing neurons.

Synaptamide promotes neurite outgrowth, synaptogenesis and neurogenesis.The graphic above shows different stages of neurogenesis and how stress, running, learning and enrichment play various roles in the proliferation, differentiation and survival stages of neuronal growth and development. 


Because Synaptamide is produced from DHA, the intake of DHA becomes the rate-determining factor of Synaptamide production. 

If adequate levels of DHA is consumed, adequate amounts of synaptamide can be produced.

Look for this specific compound to continue growing in interest and research.

Genes, Telomeres and Fertility

In the nervous system DHA supports gene expression, which means that genes are influenced by DHA.

One very interesting aspect of this is that DHA binds to the nuclear peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR-?) ligand, which targets genes related to healthy insulin secretion, healthy blood sugar levels and fatty acid metabolism.

The topic of the various PPARs goes deep and is something I’ve spent a lot of time researching. Because it is such a lengthy topic, I won’t spend more time on it here, but researchers may wish to look into these special receptors further. 

Furthermore, as DHA relates to genes and healthy gene expression, telomeres are also a topic that has gained enormous popularity within the biohacking and wellness fields because DHA supports the size of telomeres. Telomeres are sections of DNA that are located at the ends of chromosomes.

Telomeres are the tips of chromosomes and are made of DNA.

In general, the job of telomeres is to protect the longevity of the genetic information in the chromosome, but it is well known that a variety of dietary and lifestyle factors causes the shortening of these telomeres.

Not surprisingly though, DHA has been shown to support the length and longevity of these telomeres.

This field of study is called nutritional genomics, which encompasses nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics and “studies the interaction-mechanisms of nutrients with DNA in human health. In this regard, nutrigenetics studies the effects of genetic variations on the nutritional response, while nutrigenomics investigates how nutrients and bioactive food compounds affect gene functions via epigenetic modifications.”

DHA, Eye Health, Light and the Pineal Gland

While reading a book for an hour, the eyes make an average of over 10,000 coordination movements while the average person blinks up to 15,000 times per day.

In order to do this, there are certain structural components in the eyes that are needed to make this happen. 

DHA happens to be among the most important. 

Keep in mind though that the eyes can only perceive 0.0035 % of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. We perceive this 0.0035% as the colors of the rainbow and the varying shades in between. This portion of the spectrum is what we see as we go about our day.

The retina of the eye contains an astonishing 91 million rods and about 4.5 million cones, all of which have DHA-loaded membranes that act as photoreceptors and capture the visible spectrum of light.

These photoreceptors in the eye convert the energy from photons (waves of light) from the Sun into electricity, which then is relayed throughout the nervous system. 

Rods and cones line the inside of the retina and are photoreceptive to light.

Photons from the sun hit the retina and are converted to an electrical signal that the brain can then translate. DHA is vital to this process and as discussed above, is the reason we are even able to read and interpret these words right now.

Relating to our two outward-facing eyes is that of the pineal gland, sometimes referred to as the “3rd eye” or “Seat of the Soul.” 

Neurons within the pineal gland are also loaded with DHA and it has been shown that changes in DHA levels correlate nicely with the healthy function of the pineal gland and proper melatonin production.

Supports Cardiovascular Health

The liver controls and recycles triglycerides and cholesterol. The liver is manufacturing and distributing triglycerides and cholesterol for a reason, which is to support your natural, overall health. 

High-density lipoproteins (HDL) are a class of lipoproteins that carry fatty acids and cholesterol from the body’s tissues to the liver. Typically, about 30% of blood cholesterol is carried by HDL.  

It’s well known that HDL shuttles cholesterol away from tissues and arteries, back to the liver. That is why HDL is called the “good cholesterol,” because it is taking cholesterol away from your arteries.

For cardiovascular and cholesterol health support, omega-3 DHA and EPA act in three critical ways.

As fundamental natural components dictating LDL cholesterol size, omega-3 DHA and EPA side chains are integrated at the molecular level, acting directly where triglyceride particles are made. 

Second, as signaling molecules, they support a healthy inflammatory response in the cardiovascular system. 

Third, as a main component of heart and liver tissues, DHA supports optimal tissue function. 

In addition to supporting healthy cholesterol levels, DHA and EPA have been shown to support the function of endothelial cells and arteries, which helps support healthy blood pressure. 

Mitochondria, ATP and Cardiolipin

DHA accretion is the process of building up stores or reserves of higher DHA levels over time, yet accretion is naturally limited to an average ideal level of about 8% total omega-3 membrane composition, which means that it poses no risk of overdose or side effects

Most people persist at about 4% total omega-3 membrane levels and have very little DHA in their mitochondrial cardiolipin. Mitochondria are most abundant in heart muscle and neurons. This 4% means most people are operating at about half of their capacity for DHA reserves.

This means most people can benefit from DHA accretion (building up to the proper levels of DHA in the body). 

The summary of 16 human clinical studies using algae DHA proves tissue accretion therapy is effective and supports longevity. By using an average 1000mg to 2000mg DHA per day, a person will double total omega-3s in their red blood cells in 90 days and in all cells within 12 months.

Additional studies with similar intake levels support DHA accretion in mitochondrial cardiolipin within the same time periods. Several of these studies will be listed in the Reference section. 

This is where mitochondrial cardiolipin comes into play. Cardiolipin is a lipid complex that can  be created only from certain fatty acids. Cardiolipin is unique in that it is a novel phospholipid made only in the mitochondria. 

As we know, the mitochondria are the quantum power factories for our body and cells and is where energy generation occurs. 

Cardiolipin functions as a proton trap, which gives ATP synthase the voltage needed to enhance electron transfer and reduce electron leakage. 

DHA omega-3 literally helps maintain mitochondrial structure and function

Cellular uptake of DHA and EPA  leads to deposition into the cell plasma membranes, but only DHA is further deposited into the mitochondrial structure as cardiolipin incorporated with DHA. 

This only happens with sufficient DHA intake levels over time, though. The cardiolipin DHA then functions in energy production and organelle integrity.

This again means regular consumption of DHA is important for supporting mitochondrial health. 

Cardiolipin also plays a role that is essential for the particular shape of mitochondrial cristae

As ScienceDirect notes, “Mitochondrial cristae are dynamic bioenergetic compartments whose shape changes under different physiological conditions and has emerged as potential modulators of mitochondrial bioenergetics…’

DHA is the only omega-3 that can be used to make this novel lipid known as cardiolipin, but only when DHA is consistently available in the diet at high enough levels. DHA also has electroconductive properties, which has many uses in the brain, nervous system, eyes and cardiovascular system. 

Because the heart is an organ that gives off a strong electromagnetic field, ensuring the heart is well nourished in this electroconductive DHA is of utmost importance. DHA accretion using Algae Oil DHA will certainly be of great interest to many people reading this.

DHA, DNA and Quantum Tunneling

It is well established today that higher levels of DHA circulating in blood plasma supports healthy DNA and RNA function. 

What is more interesting though is the exact relationship between DHA and DNA

This brings us back to the work of neuroscientist and world-renowned expert on DHA, Michael Crawford.

Crawford’s paper, “A quantum theory for the irreplaceable role of docosahexaenoic acid in neural cell signaling throughout evolution” puts forth the statement that it is DHA that has actually been giving the orders for DNA’s functions over the past 600 million plus years

Given that DNA makes the proteins that make the many specialized cells that make up reptiles, birds, all mammals and humans, it is a massive statement to make. 

In Crawford’s paper, he explains, “…over 600 million years animal genomes underwent countless mutations with enormous variation in protein composition and structures. We suggest that DHA…[is] the master of DNA since the beginning of animal evolution. Proteins are selected to function with the constancy of DHA: it was the ‘‘selfish DHA’’ not DNA that ruled the evolution of vision and the brain.” 

Stated otherwise, once DHA arrived at the scene hundreds of millions years ago or more, the molecule proved so incredibly efficient and beneficial that it has run the show from that point forward and remained unchanged for millions of years as all proteins around it also evolved efficiently to better fit its needs.

This leads to the elephant in the room: What makes DHA so unique and special?

The work of Crawford states that DHA is “nothing less than a natural semiconductor, with a unique ability to accurately and coherently transmit signals via quantum mechanical processes. That’s why it is concentrated in the eyes and brain. Each is essentially a signal processor. For the eyes, the signal is more or less direct. For the brain, it is modulated, as a semiconductor modulates an electrical signal to compute and store memory.” Source

What this directly means is that as you process this information you’re reading or listening to right now, DHA is literally the primary framework that supports the processing, understanding and remembering of the information, i.e. neurogenesis.

Crawford points out specifically something that should be noted closely, “the unique molecular structure of DHA allows for quantum transfer and communication of p-electrons, which explains the precise depolarisation of retinal membranes and the cohesive, organized neural signaling which characterizes higher intelligence.”

This also involves a process that should be very specially stated, which is that of quantum tunneling. 

Quantum tunneling “is the process through which a particle passes through an energy barrier despite lacking the energy required to overcome the barrier, as would be defined by classical physics.

Quantum tunneling breaks the conventional laws of physics.

In other words, quantum tunneling breaks the “conventional” laws of physics. 

This is where quantum biology comes into focus, as all biological systems at their fundamental levels are made of atoms

Stated otherwise, DHA is facilitating quantum processes that are vital for the existence of life itself. 

In the upcoming book version of The Neurogenesis Protocol, I’ll be discussing this information even more in-depth and sharing things of interest as it relates to light, biophotons, quantum tunneling, DHA, electrons and more. Stay tuned.

Unique Algae Oil DHA

In my quest to stimulate neurogenesis, optimize quantum processes happening in my brain and eyes and boost mitochondrial function, finding the best version of a DHA supplement became the most important task to me.  

After extensive personal experimentation, countless hours of medical paper reading and inquisitive conversations with lipid biochemists, my company Ascent Nutrition now proudly offers a truly rare, unique DHA product whose quality speaks for itself

Ascent Nutrition’s Algae Oil DHA uses a wild-type strain of algae that is uniquely water extracted to produce the cleanest, purest DHA in the world.

Unlike fish oil, this specific golden algae oil is balanced to match human biology for the DHA to EPA ratio, because again, DHA is 10 times more abundant than any other omega-3 in the human body. 

The brain’s Omega-3 needs are 97% DHA and only 3% EPA, which closely matches our superior strain. Many fish oil products have an upside down ratio because it has way more EPA than DHA, which is not how the body is made. 

Once again, DHA can easily retroconvert to EPA in just the right amounts as the body needs it and when the body needs it. DHA really is what we need.

Our Algae Oil DHA can be considered safer than fish and fish oil for both pregnant and nursing mothers, as well as for purity and direct delivery of the right DHA levels for pregnant women. After all, accretion of DHA at an early stage is critical for neurodevelopment.

Be reassured that natural omega-3 DHA-rich oil like Ascent Nutrition’s Algae Oil DHA gives all the DHA needed for the body to harness these secrets-to-life lipids for health benefits in the body and brain. 

Additionally and most importantly, algae oil is backed by at least 16 different human clinical studies and is shown to build up DHA levels in the human body. (See references below my bio at the end of this article.)

In order to build up one’s levels of DHA in the body, the science shows that 1,000-2,000 mg of algae DHA per day over a period of 3-6 months can do just this and will also help support the brain, nervous system and the process of neurogenesis.

I am publicly announcing The Neurogenesis Regimen and only Ascent Nutrition’s Algae Oil DHA supports the science behind The Neurogenesis Regimen.

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So, What Was the Point? Masks Allow 90% of Particles To Filter Through Giving Them Little Ability To Prevent C0VID Transmission, Study Finds

MANSUR SHAHEEN
U.S. DEPUTY HEALTH EDITOR FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 15:20 EST, 1 March 2022 |

Cloth masks do little to prevent the spread of COVID-19 or other airborne diseases, a new study finds.

Researchers from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom found that 90 percent of particles could get through cloth masks, making them effectively useless during the pandemic.

Cloth masks have been popular in the U.S., as they are easily reusable after washing and at some points were the most accessible due to shortages and high prices for surgical or N95 masks.

Now, though, experts have discovered that these masks were doing little if anything to actually stop the spread of the virus, and likely contributed to spread as people who believed they were acting safely were not doing so.

Researchers found that cloth masks only block an estimated 10 percent of all particles from getting through. Because cloth masks are made of tightly woven yarn (top) unlike surgical and other kind of masks that are made to filter particles (bottom) they are not as protective against Covid

Researchers found that cloth masks only block an estimated 10 percent of all particles from getting through. Because cloth masks are made of tightly woven yarn (top) unlike surgical and other kind of masks that are made to filter particles (bottom) they are not as protective against Covid

Researchers do not recomend surgical masks either because they are not well fitting and often leave gaps that allow should-be filtered particles to escape

Researchers do not recommend surgical masks either because they are not well-fitting and often leave gaps that allow should-be filtered particles to escape

Researchers, who published their findings Tuesday in Physics of Fluids, built an airflow simulation using 3d imaging to gauge how well different masks were used during the pandemic filtered particles.

They note that unlike N95 or surgical masks, cloth masks are not built using material made to filter out particles.

Cloth masks are made out of tightly-woven fabrics. While not visible to the eye, small gaps in the fabric are enough to allow for a vast majority of particles to get through.

‘Masks are air filters, and woven fabrics, such as cotton, make for good jeans, shirts, and other apparel, but they are lousy air filters,’ Richard Sear, co-author of the study and physicist at Surrey University, said in a statement.

KN95 masks are built to filter out particles and have a standard filtration of 95 percent.

‘The filtering layer of an N95 mask is made from much smaller, 5-micrometer fibers with gaps that are 10 times smaller, making it much better for filtering nasty particles from the air, such as those containing virus,’ Sear said.

KF-94 masks are considered to be very effective as well, with the ability to filter out 94 percent of particles.

Filtration efficiency is not the only two benefits of those masks, though. Fit is very important as well.

A mark should fit tightly around a person’s face, almost hugging their nose, cheeks, and chin.

This is to avoid leaving gaps above or below the mouth and the nose where air can escape. 

Even if a person does have a mask that can filter up to 95 percent of particles if the mask isn’t well-fitting then the particles could just escape out of the side anyways.

This is why Sear also does not recommend the use of surgical masks. 

‘Surgical masks fit badly, so a lot of air goes unfiltered past the edges of the mask by the cheeks and nose,’ he said. 

While this is only one study, based on a computer model, the implications are major when looking back on two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Many Americans wore cloth masks, almost exclusively, throughout the pandemic believing they were doing their part to stop the spread of the virus.

Wearing a mask also may have made people feel more comfortable about going out in public, believing the face coverings would protect everyone around them from the virus.

It could be the case that the cloth masks were providing little to no protection at all, and people believing they were taking proper virus mitigation measures were not doing so.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends KN95 masks as the gold standard to stop the spread, but still recommends cloth masks as a valid face covering on its website. 

CDC Releases International Data on Risk of Myocarditis Caused by mRNA Covid-19 Vaccines

Jim Hoft
March 2nd, 2022

In a new update published on the CDC website on February 22nd, scientists say prolonging the interval between the first and second dose from six to eight weeks “may mitigate the risk of myocarditis/pericarditis and improve vaccine effectiveness.”

The CDC said the relative risk for myocarditis caused by mRNA vaccine is higher in young males ages 12 to 39 years old.

According to the update,  a 3 or 4-week interval continues to be the recommended interval for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, adults ages 65 years and older, and others who need rapid protection due to increased concern about community transmission or risk of severe disease.

Extending the interval between the first and second doses might reduce myocarditis risk.

CDC released a new study examining international data and policies on preferential recommendations of an mRNA vaccine product or extended primary series intervals as they relate to myocarditis and/or pericarditis. Below is the summary of findings in each country.

USA: Summary of Findings

Canada: Summary of findings

United Kingdom: Summary of findings

Nordic Countries: Nordic cohort, myocarditis results

Denmark: SARS-CoV-2 vaccination and myocarditis or myopericarditis: population-based cohort study

France and Germany: Summary of findings

According to the summary of findings, the risk of myocarditis may be higher for Moderna than the Pfizer vaccine.

The study concluded that myocarditis and pericarditis may be associated with Moderna vs. Pfizer especially in males aged 18-29 years old and also with shorter primary series intervals.

After billions of their test vaccines were given only now they are saying to extend the interval between shots or you could face myocarditis.
It’s a little too late for that now.

You can read the full report here.

48 Top Global Scientists Sign Declaration – Demand Ban on Fauci’s “Gain of Function” Research

48 top scientists are calling for a worldwide ban on Dr. Athony Fauci’s deadly “gain of function research”, which has “the potential for the extinction of large portions of the world population”. Especially ongoing research on highly lethal viruses like MERS and Ebola has the scientists worried, who state that “no biotechnology laboratory in the world is safe enough” for this kind of potentially pandemic research.

HAMBURG DECLARATION

Call for a Global End to High-Risk “Gain-of-Function” Research on Potential Pandemic Pathogens

Conscious of the mission and responsibility of science and research to serve the welfare of humanity, to strive for truth, and to communicate the knowledge gained to the general public, the signatories of this statement wish to call attention to a major threat to human existence that has arisen in recent years as a result of novel bioengineering techniques to modify dangerous pathogens.

Through what is generally understood as “gain-of-function” research, naturally occurring viruses are artificially adapted through changes in gene sequence to facilitate their entry into human cells, either via direct gene editing or simply via accelerated evolution in a process called passaging. This creates an enormous potential for a human pandemic, which responsible scientists and researchers have repeatedly pointed out over the past decade. In recent years, such research has been conducted on various highly dangerous pathogens such as avian influenza viruses and SARS-type coronaviruses. Much of this work has been done as part of publicly funded research projects.

The current coronavirus pandemic clearly shows what happens when pathogens are extremely easily transmitted from person to person. Millions of people have died and the livelihoods of billions of people are threatened or have been lost altogether. This enormous devastation occurred even though the mortality rate of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is comparatively low, at a level of around one percent. However, experiments are currently underway in various laboratories around the world in which much more dangerous viruses such as MERS, Ebola or Nipah viruses are being manipulated via gain-of-function.

Unfortunately, no biotechnology laboratory in the world is safe enough to guarantee that such enhanced viruses will not escape, especially given the functions that may be purposely or accidentally gained and which are often difficult to predict. A catastrophic biosecurity breach with such viruses could be fatal for a substantial proportion of the world population, especially if the transmissibility of highly dangerous viruses via the human respiratory tract is facilitated by genetic modification or some other means.

We as scientists are well aware of the importance of the freedom of science and research, but we nevertheless appeal to all governments in the world to stop such dangerous “gain-of-function” experiments. The risk of a global pandemic associated with this extreme type of research and the potential for the extinction of large portions of the world population is simply not tolerable and never should have been. Additionally we demand that such termination be supervised and continuously monitored by an independent international regulatory agency.

Regardless of the particular form of constitution and government a country may have, every leader must act responsibly and contribute not only to the welfare of the population of his or her own country, but also to that of mankind as a whole. Human beings have learned to intervene in the basic molecular building blocks of nature; this creates many opportunities to preserve lives, but also new ways to terminate them accidentally. Let us take this responsibility seriously before it is too late.

Roland Wiesendanger, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c., Nanoscientist, University of Hamburg, Germany (Organizer)

Hiroshi Arakawa, Dr., Institute of Molecular Oncology, IFOM, Milan, Italy

Ute Bergner, Dr., Physicist, Jena, Germany

Valentin Bruttel, Dr., Immunologist, University of Würzburg, Germany

Colin Butler, Hon. Prof. Dr. Dr., Epidemiologist, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Lounes Chikhi, Dr., Population Geneticist, CNRS, Toulouse University, Paul Sabatier, France

Jean-Michel Claverie, Prof. Dr., Dept. of Medicine, Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France

Fabien Colombo, Communication and Sociology of Science, Université Bordeaux Montaigne, France

Malcolm Dando, Prof. Dr., Section of Peace Studies and International Development, University of Bradford, United Kingdom

Étienne Decroly, Prof. Dr., Member of the Board of Directors of the French Virology Society, CNRS Director of Research, AFMB lab, UMR7257, Aix Marseille Université, Marseille, France

Gilles Demaneuf, Engineer and Data Scientist, Auckland, New Zealand

Richard Dronskowski, Prof. Dr., Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, RWTH Aachen, Germany

Lucia Dunn, PhD, Professor of Economics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA

Frank Fehrenbach, Prof. Dr., Faculty of Humanities, University of Hamburg, Germany

André Goffinet, Prof. Dr., Neurobiology, University of Louvain, Belgium

Ingrid Gogolin, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult., Department of General, Intercultural and International Comparative Education & Educational Psychology, University of Hamburg, Germany

Mai He, Prof. Dr., School of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, USA

Martina Hentschel, Prof. Dr., Institute of Physics, TU Chemnitz, Germany

Michael Hietschold, Prof. Dr., Institute of Physics, TU Chemnitz, Germany

Burkard Hillebrands, Prof. Dr., Dept. of Physics, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany

Florence Janody, Dr., i3S-Institute for Research and Innovation in Health, University of Porto, Portugal

Bernd Kaina, Prof. Dr., Institute of Toxicology, University of Mainz, Germany

Hideki Kakeya, Prof. Dr., School of Science and Technology, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Bernd Kretschmer, Dr. h.c., Physicist, Freiburg i. Brsg., Germany

Franz Kreupl, Prof. Dr., Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, TU Munich, Germany

Jonathan Latham, PhD, Executive Director, The Bioscience Resource Project, Ithaca, New York, USA

Milton Leitenberg, Senior Research Fellow, Center for International and Security Studies, University of Maryland, USA

Alexander Lerchl, Prof. Dr., Biology and Ethics of Science & Technology, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

Steven Massey, Prof. Dr., Dept. of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Paul-Antoine Miquel, Prof. Dr., Contemporary Biology, Toulouse 2 University, France

Sven-Olaf Moch, Prof. Dr., II. Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Hamburg, Germany

Michael Morrissey, Dr., Lecturer for English Studies, University of Kassel, Germany

Peter Oppeneer, Prof. Dr., Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Sweden

Anja Pistor-Hatam, Prof. Dr., Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Kiel, Germany

Steven Quay, MD, PhD, Former Facility, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA

Monali Rahalkar, Dr., Microbiologist, Agharkar Research Institute, Pune, India

Bahulikar Rahul, Dr., Plant Genetics and Taxonomy Expert, Development Research Foundation, Pune, India

Jürgen Schmitt, Prof. Dr., Dept. of Physics, University of Hamburg, Germany

Nariyoshi Shinomiya, Prof. Dr., President of the National Defense Medical College, Saitama, Japan

Michael Stuke, Prof. Dr., Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany

Günter Theissen, Prof. Dr., Geneticist, University of Jena, Germany

André Thess, Prof. Dr., Engineering Sciences, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Ronny Thomale, Prof. Dr., I. Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Würzburg, Germany

Michael Thorwart, Prof. Dr., I. Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Hamburg, Germany

Rémi Tournebize, Dr., Genetics and Human Evolutionary Biology, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal

Frank Wilhelm, Prof. Dr., Clinical Psychology, University of Salzburg, Austria

Allison Wilson, PhD, Science Director, The Bioscience Resource Project, Ithaca, New York, USA

Michael Winklhofer, Prof. Dr., Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of Oldenburg, Germany

The Lancet Publishes Medical Prof’s Warning That Natural Immunity Has Made Vaccine Mandates Irrelevant

Kyle Becker
February 15, 2022

A highly acclaimed professor of medicine at the University of Leeds is touting that recent findings on Covid natural immunity have made the vaccine mandates irrelevant. Furthermore, the mandates are unnecessarily exacerbating labor shortages in the medical field, which is harming patient care.

The Lancet letter is attributed to Dr. Dennis G. McGonagle, who is a professor at the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine at the University of Leeds.

According to his university biography, McGonagle is “PhD trained in medicine at University College Dublin and graduated in 1990. He trained in General Medicine and Rheumatology at St James University Teaching Hospital in Dublin and at the Leeds General Infirmary UK.  He is currently Professor of Investigative Rheumatology at the NIHR funded Academic Unit for the Musculoskeletal Diseases and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.” He has also received “First class honours in medicine.”

Dr. McConagle laid out the recent findings on natural immunity and how they stack up with vaccinated immunity.

“First, it is well established that for single stranded RNA viruses such as influenza, natural immunity after recovery from infection provides better protection than vaccination, which needs to be undertaken annually because of waning vaccine immunity,” the letter reads. “The same has been shown for SARS-CoV-2; in one study, individuals exposed to natural infection were ten-times less likely to be reinfected compared with vaccinated individuals without natural infection (adjusted hazard ratio 0·02, 95% CI 0·01–0·04 for previous infection vs 0·26, 0·24–0·28 for vaccination). Individuals exposed to natural infection were also less likely to be admitted to hospital with COVID-19.”

Johns Hopkins university in January dropped a quiet bombshell about natural immunity that went widely ignored in the mainstream media. Dr. Marty Makary, spearheading a team at Johns Hopkins to do the work the CDC and NIH refused to do, showed that 99% of unvaccinated people known to have Covid infections had robust “natural immunity” that did not diminish for at least 650 days. The letter continues.

“Second, before the COVID-19 pandemic, it was a well-established principle that although systemic vaccination against viral respiratory tract pathogens protects vaccinees against serious infection, these individuals can still transmit virus to non-vaccinated individuals because of a lack of mucosal immunity,” he continued. “Therefore, individuals with immunity resulting from natural infection are probably less likely to transmit the infection to vulnerable patients (who should themselves be vaccinated) compared with those who are vaccinated but not naturally immune. Long-term immunity in the upper airway cannot be directly measured, and serum antibody levels are not a surrogate for mucosal immunity.”

As reported at Becker News earlier, medical experts have revealed that vaccines not only don’t stop the spread, they cannot stop the spread.

“Vaccines that are injected into the muscle – i.e., the interior of the body – will only induce IgG and circulating IgA, not secretory IgA. Such antibodies cannot and will not effectively protect the mucous membranes from infection by SARS-CoV-2,” the authors Dr. Bhakdi and Dr. Arne Burkhardt conclude. “Thus, the currently observed ‘breakthrough infections’ among vaccinated individuals merely confirm the fundamental design flaws of the vaccines.”

Dr. McGonagle continued listing the reasons why vaccinate mandates are irrelevant in light of the prevalence of natural immunity.

“Third, numerous studies have shown that vaccination in individuals with previous natural SARS-CoV-2 infection induces so-called super-immunity (or hybrid immunity)—ie, higher antibody and T-cell responses compared with vaccination alone,” the letter notes. “This concept is often evoked in favour of vaccination, but this super-immune state has no proven long-term clinical correlates, and an increasing number of studies show marginal, if any, additional benefits of vaccination in individuals with natural immunity.”

“Attributing higher serum antibody responses in vaccinated individuals to superiority over natural infection is erroneous, as considerable time might have elapsed since the natural infection with the expected waning of antibody levels,” he continues.

The professor then highlighted that nations have begun to concede these medical facts, while noting that the vaccine mandates seem to be exacerbating labor shortages.

“In some countries, including Germany, the voices of immunologists around the equivalence of natural immunity to vaccination are at least partly heard, since health-care workers who have recovered from natural SARS-CoV-2 infection are exempt from mandated vaccination for 90 days,” he added. “However, based on the history of viral pneumonia and natural immunity, the scientific basis of this time frame is unclear—arguably it should be indefinite.”

“There is an ongoing shortage of health-care workers in England, which a vaccine mandate would probably exacerbate; indeed, this seems to be the primary factor in the UK government’s reconsideration of the policy,” he added. “A strong component of averting a further crisis in health-care personnel should include making politicians aware of the power of natural immunity in individuals who have recovered from COVID-19.”

Interestingly, the professor has declared previous grants from Pfizer and Janssen.

“I declare grants from Pfizer and Janssen, outside the submitted work,” Dr. McGonagle adds.

A medical expert with integrity? That seems to be all-too-rare nowadays.

Last Week the “Experts” Admitted Lockdowns Did Not Reduce Mortality Rates — NOW They Admit Masking Was Mostly Worthless

Jim Hoft
February 12th, 2022

Last week Johns Hopkins revealed Dr. Fauci’s “ill-founded” lockdowns were entirely ineffective in reducing US mortality rates by only 0.2%

Now, we find out the mask mandates didn’t make much of a difference during the pandemic.
We already knew this.
But the elites are finally admitting what we already knew.

Screaming Karens hurt the most.

Bloomberg reported:

Masks have been the most visible part of America’s pandemic response, but one of the least consequential. The fact that 500,000 people worldwide died during the omicron surge means it’s time to change tactics, and focus on what went wrong that led to so many hospitalizations and deaths…

…The benefits of universal masking have been difficult to quantify. One controlled study in Bangladesh showed a small but statistically significant benefit — among people who consistently used masks, 7.6% got symptomatic infections compared to 8.6% in the control group. Other studies have been inconclusive

…The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota have laid out a more complex analysisGiven the current understanding that the virus is transmitted in fine aerosol particles, it’s likely an infectious dose could easily get through and around loose-fitting cloth or surgical masks.

For the record… The Gateway Pundit reported on this nearly a year ago.

Natural Covid Immunity Discovered in Unvaccinated Adults up to 20 Months after Infection

ARJUN WALIA
FEBRUARY 11th, 2022

A new JAMA study published on Feb 3, 2022 titled “Prevalence and Durability of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Among Unvaccinated US Adults by History of COVID-19” has found evidence of natural immunity to COVID in unvaccinated healthy US adults up to 20 months after confirmed COVID-19 infection. It will be interesting to see studies examining natural immunity years down the road to see if it lasts beyond this point.

One of the authors, Dr. Marty Makary from Johns Hopkins, recently tweeted the following.

Yes, science regarding natural immunity throughout this entire pandemic has been ignored and not included in health policy. It’s even been censored. I recently published an article about a paper published by nine academics from various institutions explaining how government health authorities, legacy media and politicians have completely misled the public when it comes to the science of COVID. This includes natural immunity.

This particular study regarding natural immunity found evidence of natural immunity in unvaccinated healthy US adults up to 20 months after confirmed COVID-19 infection.

The authors used three equal sized sample groups. Including a group who reported a test-confirmed COVID-19 infection (“COVID-confirmed”), a group that believed they had COVID-19 but were never tested (“COVID-unconfirmed”), and a group that did not believe they ever had COVID-19 and never tested positive (“no-COVID”).

These groups were invited to undergo antibody testing at LabCorp facilities nationwide.

Among 295 reported COVID-confirmed participated, 293 of them (99%) tested positive for antibodies up to 20 months after a reported COVID diagnosis. Among 275 reported COVID-unconfirmed participants, 152 (55%) tested positive for antibodies, and among 246 reported no-COVID cases, 11% of them tested positive for antibodies.

We know that vaccine efficacy wanes between 4-6 months, so to see high levels of antibodies in some people up to 20 months after infection is quite encouraging.

Another recent paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine had similar results. According to their research, the effectiveness of a prior COVID infection in preventing reinfection is, for Alpha: 90.2% Beta: 85.7% Delta: 92.0% Omicron: 56.0%.

Natural infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARSCoV-2) elicits strong protection against reinfection with the B.1.1.7 (alpha), 1,2 B.1.351 (beta(,1 and B.1.617.2 (delta) 3 variants.

I emailed one of the authors, Dr. Laith Jamal Abu Raddad with a question regarding the duration of the immunity. He responded,

Hello Arjun,

Thank you for your interest in our study. We have been following people for >18 months, and so far natural immunity remains strong with little waning, apart from the drop in protection against Omicron. Our studies continue for us to see how long this will last. My guess natural immunity protection will wane against infection over-time, but slowly over few years. However, natural immunity against severe COVID-19 will last substantially longer, perhaps even for a lifetime (as we see for other common cold coronaviruses.)

There are now well over 130 studies (including a recent CDC study) attesting to the power of natural immunity, which goes far beyond just antibodies. Natural immunity provides a robust level of protection, and even those who do not test positive for COVID antibodies can still have protection. The absence of specific antibodies does not mean an absence of immune memory. We cannot forget the contribution of B cells and T cells to immunity to SARS-CoV-2.

A Compound in Broccoli May Help Repair Brain Damage

Cassie B.
February 11th, 2022

Scientists long believed that brain regeneration was not possible, but there’s growing evidence that a compound in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may be able to carry out this remarkable feat.

In the 1960s, scientists first started to report evidence of brain regeneration in the hippocampus of adult guinea pigs and rats and the cortex of cats. After that, more evidence started to emerge illustrating how the brain is constantly in a state of self-regeneration and self-repair, using neural stem cells to fix aged and damaged tissue.

With this new evidence that it is indeed possible for the brain to regenerate, scientists wanted to find a way to help this process, and one particularly promising neurogenerative agent has emerged in the form of sulforaphane, a biomolecule that is found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli. Sulforaphane is providing new hope for those who suffer from neurodegenerative disease and brain damage.

A study that was published in the journal Genesis showed that sulforaphane may possess significant therapeutic properties that can fight the underlying pathological disturbances that are seen in people with common neurodegenerative diseases. These include inflammation, neuronal death, increased oxidative stress and perturbed calcium homeostasis. In addition to mitigating these factors, the authors of the study also believe that sulforaphane can stimulate neural stem cell activity.

In the study, the researchers were able to determine the optimal concentration of sulforaphane that can be used to promote neural stem cell growth while keeping neurons intact. They also found that exposing neural stem cells to sulforaphane can lead to their differentiation to neurons, which supports their hypothesis that sulforaphane can indeed stimulate brain repair.

And it’s not just the brain that can benefit from sulforaphane. The compound has also been shown to be useful in treating around 200 other health conditions. For example, it has been linked to improved heart health and digestion. It is also believed to have anti-cancer and anti-diabetic effects and may even protect against sun damage.

How to get more sulforaphane in your diet

Sulforaphane can be found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, kale, bok choy and cauliflower. Broccoli sprouts are considered to be one of the best sources of sulforaphane.

Researchers note that raw vegetables tend to have higher levels of this beneficial compound than cooked ones, with one study finding raw broccoli to contain 10 times the sulforaphane of cooked broccoli. If you simply cannot consume it raw, it is best to lightly steam cruciferous vegetables to preserve their beneficial compounds. Boiling or microwaving these vegetables is not recommended if you are trying to get the benefits of sulforaphane.

It is important to keep in mind that cruciferous vegetables must be chopped, chewed or cut in order to get the benefits. That’s because sulforaphane is only activated when it comes into contact with an enzyme involved in the defense response of plants known as glucoraphanin, which is released when the plant is damaged.

You can also enhance your intake of sulforaphane by adding mustard powder or mustard seed to your meals. The dietary myrosinase content of mustard seeds and powder can help raise the availability of sulforaphane in foods like broccoli, particularly when you are cooking these vegetables.

Although the researchers believe that further studies are needed, their finding serves as a powerful reminder of just how beneficial nature’s gifts can be when it comes to our health. Including more foods like broccoli in your diet could well have therapeutic value when it comes to brain degenerative disorders, something that is particularly timely as many people deal with the neurological effects of COVID-19 vaccines.