Building A Superhuman Brain:  CULTIVATING A NATURAL MENTAL EDGE        FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE           Copyright 2013 - Nor...
FACT:Mental performance is the single  most important factor toward    becoming Superhuman!           Copyright 2013 - Nor...
WHY? Because past a certain skill set, easily 80% of what makes the difference  between being just “good” or “GREAT” in a...
My Neurofeedback Perspective        Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
BOTTOM LINE:It’s no fun being a prisoner in your own             nervous system!             Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
Your LensCopyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
What are the primary components of quality            “Mental Performance”? State management   Emotions   Arousal   Fl...
Study: ‘Gene-Diet Interactions in Brain Aging and          Neurodegenerative Disorders’“…Emerging findings suggest that di...
The Evolutionary, or “Paleo” Perspective“99.99% of our genes were formed before the development of agriculture.”          ...
Our modern shrinking brain“Human populations during the last 10,000 years have     undergone rapid decreases in average br...
Who needs more cunning and brain power?              Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
Adding insult to injury… Human brains (tend to) also get smaller with age!                Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
We’re Supposed To Be FAT Heads     —Not “Grain Brains”!         Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
Cholesterol is CRITICAL tothe high performance brain!!        Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
We were BORN to rely on fat as our      primary source of fuel!“Once the onset of suckling takes place… ketone    bodies b...
The central importance of fat and ketone bodies (ketosis)                      in the brain •   Fat in general makes up ro...
Limiting factors in peak mental performance             Cerebral blood flow              Energy availability            ...
Factors influencing cerebral blood flow Autonomic Arousal:       Sympathetic VS Parasympathetic Toxic exposure (pestici...
GETTHIS:         “A ketogenic state results in a         substantial (39%) increase in         cerebral blood flow, and ap...
Energy Availability   Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
THE BRAIN’S SUPER FUEL!!!“Recent studies have shown that D-beta-hydroxybutyrate, the principal     "ketone", is not just a...
Nutrient AvailabilityThe effect of B12 deficiency (on the left)            Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
Neuroinflammation     Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
Restful Sleep  Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
Where the Paleo-Diet Model Falls Short:             Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
How To Take A Good Thing (the Paleo-Diet) and Make It Better          Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
Modern Longevity Science   To The Rescue!!       Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
Caloric Restriction ImprovesMemory in Elderly Humans!         Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
ALSO…the study further stated that:“In animal models of aging and neurodegenerative diseases,caloric restriction protected...
Dietary Fats Are Actually Exempt from This Equation!                 Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
“Without this metabolic adaptation, H. sapiens could not have evolved such a large brain. “          Cahill GF Jr, Veech R...
Evidence suggests that the ketogenic diet “has neuroprotective   properties in diverse models of neurodegenerative disease...
One Secret To Getting That Super-Human Mental Edge:                Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
Formula for Creating Optimal Ketogenic Adaptation          for the high performance brain                Copyright 2013 - ...
Your brain’s mortal enemies:   GLUTEN   Other antigenic exposure   Sugars/starches (and especially fructose)   Heavy m...
EMF EXPOSURE  Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
ALCOHOLCopyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
Nine Steps to Minimizing              Neurodegeneration   Eliminate blood sugar issues   Avoid grains, soy and gluten co...
So…what’s the most basic dietary equation for    cultivating a Superhuman brain??              Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedga...
The Moral of the Story?    FAT is where it’s at when it comes tocultivating the Ultimate Superhuman brain!!               ...
For More Information:www.PrimalBody-PrimalMind.com        Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
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  1. 1. Building A Superhuman Brain: CULTIVATING A NATURAL MENTAL EDGE FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  2. 2. FACT:Mental performance is the single most important factor toward becoming Superhuman! Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  3. 3. WHY? Because past a certain skill set, easily 80% of what makes the difference between being just “good” or “GREAT” in anything or between “winning” and “losing”…in sports, business or even LIFE boils down to: YOUR MENTAL PERFORMANCE! (i.e., the health and function of your brain) Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  4. 4. My Neurofeedback Perspective Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  5. 5. BOTTOM LINE:It’s no fun being a prisoner in your own nervous system! Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  6. 6. Your LensCopyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  7. 7. What are the primary components of quality “Mental Performance”? State management  Emotions  Arousal  Flexibility Focus Memory Mental processing speed Spatial ability Left and Right brain balance/integration Creativity Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  8. 8. Study: ‘Gene-Diet Interactions in Brain Aging and Neurodegenerative Disorders’“…Emerging findings suggest that dietary factors play major roles in determining whether the brain ages successfully or experiences a neurodegenerative disease.” --Nat. Inst. On Aging, Ann. Of Int. Med., Vol 139, no.5 2003,441-444. Mattson MP Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  9. 9. The Evolutionary, or “Paleo” Perspective“99.99% of our genes were formed before the development of agriculture.” ~S. Boyd Eaton, Medical Anthropologist Copyright 2013- Nora Gedgaudas
  10. 10. Our modern shrinking brain“Human populations during the last 10,000 years have undergone rapid decreases in average brain size as measured by endocranial volume or as estimated from linear measurements of the cranium.” Selection for smaller brains in Holocene human evolution Hum. Biol 60, 395−405 (1988) Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  11. 11. Who needs more cunning and brain power? Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  12. 12. Adding insult to injury… Human brains (tend to) also get smaller with age! Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  13. 13. We’re Supposed To Be FAT Heads —Not “Grain Brains”! Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  14. 14. Cholesterol is CRITICAL tothe high performance brain!! Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  15. 15. We were BORN to rely on fat as our primary source of fuel!“Once the onset of suckling takes place… ketone bodies become the major fuel for brain development.” Medina, J. M. and Tabernero, A. (2005) J Neurosci Res, 79, 2-10. Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  16. 16. The central importance of fat and ketone bodies (ketosis) in the brain • Fat in general makes up roughly 80% of the human brain and nervous system • Roughly 50% of this is saturated fat, 11% arachidonic acid. @25% of fatty acids making up the brain are DHA, an omega-3 found in animal source foods • Ketone bodies from dietary fats in ketogenic diets may not only treat, but also prevent Alzheimer’s disease (Veech) • Ketones are an abundant, stable and steady source of fuel, even in the absence of regular meals (assuming a state of ketogenesis and healthy ketogenic adaptation) Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  17. 17. Limiting factors in peak mental performance  Cerebral blood flow  Energy availability  Nutrient availability  Neuroinflammation  Restful Sleep Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  18. 18. Factors influencing cerebral blood flow Autonomic Arousal:  Sympathetic VS Parasympathetic Toxic exposure (pesticides, mycotoxins, industrial chemicals, EMF, radiation, etc.) Heavy metals (i.e., mercury, aluminum, iron, etc) Antigen exposure (i.e., gluten) Inflammation (all-cause) Blood-brain barrier integrity Breathing patterns/habits Exercise (mental and physical) And….(last but certainly NOT least) Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  19. 19. GETTHIS: “A ketogenic state results in a substantial (39%) increase in cerebral blood flow, and appears to reduce cognitive dysfunction associated with systemic hypoglycemia in normal humans.” “Changes in cerebral blood flow and carbohydrate metabolism during acute hyperketonemia,” S.G. Hasselbalch, et.al, Am J Physiol, 1996, Vol. 270, E746-51. Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  20. 20. Energy Availability Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  21. 21. THE BRAIN’S SUPER FUEL!!!“Recent studies have shown that D-beta-hydroxybutyrate, the principal "ketone", is not just a fuel, but a "superfuel" more efficiently producing ATP energy than glucose or fatty acid.” • Cahill GF Jr, Veech RL. “Ketoacids? Good medicine?” Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc. 2003;114:149-61; discussion 162-3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12813917 Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  22. 22. Nutrient AvailabilityThe effect of B12 deficiency (on the left) Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  23. 23. Neuroinflammation Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  24. 24. Restful Sleep Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  25. 25. Where the Paleo-Diet Model Falls Short: Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  26. 26. How To Take A Good Thing (the Paleo-Diet) and Make It Better Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  27. 27. Modern Longevity Science To The Rescue!! Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  28. 28. Caloric Restriction ImprovesMemory in Elderly Humans! Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  29. 29. Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  30. 30. ALSO…the study further stated that:“In animal models of aging and neurodegenerative diseases,caloric restriction protected hippocampal, striatal, andcortical neurons, and ameliorated functional decline.” Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  31. 31. Dietary Fats Are Actually Exempt from This Equation! Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  32. 32. “Without this metabolic adaptation, H. sapiens could not have evolved such a large brain. “ Cahill GF Jr, Veech RL. “Ketoacids? Good medicine?” Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc. 2003;114:149-61; discussion 162-3. Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  33. 33. Evidence suggests that the ketogenic diet “has neuroprotective properties in diverse models of neurodegenerative disease” (Emphasis mine) Pediatr Neurol. 2007 May;36(5):281-92. The neuropharmacology of the ketogenic diet. Hartman AL, Gasior M, Vining EP, Rogawski MA. Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  34. 34. One Secret To Getting That Super-Human Mental Edge: Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  35. 35. Formula for Creating Optimal Ketogenic Adaptation for the high performance brain Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  36. 36. Your brain’s mortal enemies: GLUTEN Other antigenic exposure Sugars/starches (and especially fructose) Heavy metals/toxic compounds Sedentary lifestyle Vegetarianism/Veganism (long term) Low fat diets Poor/Insufficient sleep Excess stimulant use (i.e., energy drinks, caffeine) STRESS And…(lets not forget) Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  37. 37. EMF EXPOSURE Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  38. 38. ALCOHOLCopyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  39. 39. Nine Steps to Minimizing Neurodegeneration Eliminate blood sugar issues Avoid grains, soy and gluten containing foods Sufficient healthy natural fats and cholesterol (plus sufficient DHA) Methylation (B6, B12, folic acid, DMG, TMG SAMe, DMAE Detoxification Gastrointestinal health (avoiding/healing leaky gut and supporting healthy GI flora) Optimize glutathione levels (sulfur-based amino acids, selenium/E, sulfur containing foods) Daily physical exercise!!! Adopt a fat-based ketogenic diet for Super Human results! Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  40. 40. So…what’s the most basic dietary equation for cultivating a Superhuman brain?? Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  41. 41. The Moral of the Story? FAT is where it’s at when it comes tocultivating the Ultimate Superhuman brain!! Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas
  42. 42. For More Information:www.PrimalBody-PrimalMind.com Copyright 2013 - Nora Gedgaudas

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