Author - sarapugh

Dopamine, Fasting & Addiction

How are dopamine and addiction linked? How can fasting help with addiction?   Our brain chemistry is based on the balance of neurotransmitters like dopamine, oxytocin,  serotonin, and noradrenalin which do play a big role in how we feel.  Our neurotransmitters can easily be knocked out of balance leading to addiction,...

Oxalates, Inflammation, Pelvic Pain and Weight Gain

Today's blog is about oxalates and it might be something you have never heard of.  If you are having trouble with inflammation, pelvic pain, thyroid  or your gut, this post is for you. Plants make toxins like oxalic acid/oxalate, as like humans they want to survive, but plants can’t run away...

Insulin, Salt and ‘Fat Traps’

Learn about insulin,  biochemical 'Fat Traps' and salt If you prefer to listen to the blog post then here it is Audio Version of Insulin, Salt and Fat Traps Insulin and Insulin Resistance  Certain hormones, especially insulin and thyroid hormone decide what the body does with the energy that it has. Energy is...

Is your inner ear ‘balance system’ responsible for your neck discomfort?

Can an inner ear or balance problem affect your neck? The vestibular system – What is it? The vestibular system or inner ear AKA your balance system is the fastest system in the body and vestibular imbalances cause a whole host of problems other than just bad balance and vertigo. The...

Brain Endurance Training (BET)

What is Brain endurance training (BET)? Brain endurance training (BET) is a digital training  method to cognitive load to the brain to fatigue. The brain in turn will adapt to this, like muscles do to training and get 'stronger and better'.BET focuses on cortex and cerebellum based cognitive tasks such as...

Brain Training To Increase Resilience and Performance

Brain Training To Increase Resilience and Performance How can brain training improve physical and mental performance? This week the topic is brain training to improve 'performance' by hacking into mental fatigue by building resilience. This is called Brain Endurance Training or BET or cognitive loading training. I have written 'performance' in...