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Many people in the world have a belief in a Supreme Deity. The desire for the divine and the promises it holds for many involves a large divergence in neurological processes and behaviors from ones upbringing or surrounding environment. Many people will adhere to particular doctrines, prayers, supplications and other religious practices; others have a strong sense that they are part of a greater universal experience. However, no matter what the experience; all religious and spiritual paths are mediated by the brain. This one day retreat was created to help enhance your thoughts through the understanding of how the mind works and how you can master it; your mentality can create your reality.
- BANANA - The vitamins, minerals and amino acids in bananas play a role in keeping your brain functioning at its optimal level. Bananas help overcome depression due to high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin -- the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter. Bananas supply potassium to the brain, helping to keep oxygen levels normalized and also promoting strong signals between cells.
- NUTS - Any type of nut or seed you can think of, are good for your brain. Nuts and seeds are full of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, as well as folate, vitamin E, and vitamin B6. All of these nutrients allow you to think more clearly. They also help you think more positively, because Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids work as natural antidepressants. Some seeds and nuts are also full of thiamine and magnesium, which are great for memory, cognitive function, and brain nourishment.
- DATES - Dates contain a brain booster. Each little date contains over two milligrams of choline, a B vitamin that’s a component in acetylcholine, the memory neurotransmitter. Higher choline intake is associated with better memory and learning, making it a key nutrient for children and older adults at risk for Alzheimer’s.
- PURE COCONUT WATER - Helps Keep You Hydrated . Coconut supports immune system function by helping the body to defend itself against a slew of viruses and bacteria. Its greatest role supports brain function, keeping it healthy and thriving into our golden years. The coconut tree, coconut palm is the Tree of Life. and with good reason. The best water to drink is pure coconut water never processed. It is an excellent, super hydrating alternative to water because of its high electrolyte content, the minerals vital for bodily functions such as muscle movement, brain operation and nerve transmission.
This will explore issues that will address the following: What is the brain? What is the mind? What is spirituality? Is there a “God spot in the brain? What is meant by “spiritual” experiences? What is the soul? These and other questions will be addressed to help individuals find answers that will promote their own personal experiences. The lecture will be composed of two distinct components as follows: Part I will cover the basics of neuroanatomy that will lay the foundation of the topic. . Part II will discuss the seven circuits of the brain and how spiritual experiences are produced by a complex network of brain networks. It will also discuss how the “mind” is produced by the brain.
Jeheudi Mes Onyemachi Vuai is adjunct professor of Counseling and School Psychology at Barry University. He works in the Division of Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury, Department of Psychological Services for the Miami-Dade Public Schools. He is both a neuropsychologist and school psychologist and holds the Diplomate in School Neuropsychology from the American Board of School Neuropsychology. He is current President of the Dade Association of School Psychologists. He is author of books “Gray Matter Matters: Reflections on Child Brain Injury and Erroneous Educational Practices” (2012); and “Misbehaving Brains: Essays on Good Children who do Bad Things in School” (in press, 2014). He has trained approximately 60 psychology students, many of whom pursued degrees in medicine and neuropsychology.
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Naturally alkaline water contains the alkaline minerals the body needs to combat acidity. Alkaline water contributes to an alkaline body which is as it should be. The consumption of alkaline water improves the immunity of the person and prevents a person from chronic cellular dehydration.