THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON DRUGS neuroflux
I’d like to start this off with some good news to any and all who – like me when I was a kid – may have been spooked by this ad:
After analyzing 1,000’s of FMRIs, I can confirm without a doubt that drugs do not in fact turn your brain into a fried egg.
Now, I am making some assumptions here, mainly that at least a few of the brains I’ve viewed were exposed to some type of “drug” – cocaine, marijuana, caffeine, heroin, oxy or other – and that I have yet to see 1 fried egg up there.
What I can share with you is what happens to your brain after following a neuroflux program such as these actual before and after FMRI scans of a client’s brain:
The top left pic shows the brain from the side and the other 3 pictures are the corresponding slices as if you were looking up at the brain from below.
These scans were taken with the patient wearing a CO2 mask to simulate an exercise condition, which should result in brain blood vessel dilation and increased blood flow.
The important things to notice are the change in amount of teal (low blood flow) versus white (high blood flow) as well as left-right symmetry.
KEY POINT: to be healthy, your brain needs blood – which brings oxygen and nutrients to nourish it and promote cellular health – while also removing “waste” (metabolic by-products).
As you can see, the after pics show much more white (indicating greater blood flow) as well as better symmetry (especially the bottom left) where white is more balanced left to right.
This is one reason why people dealing with post-concussion syndrome can have no symptoms at rest but have symptoms with exercise – the brain needs more flow and if it’s not getting it, it hurts or is otherwise problematic.
Now, here’s some GREAT NEWS for you…
While the absolute levels of white are clearly less than in the exercise condition, these images also show something else that’s extremely important for your brain health and longevity:
Greater blood flow AND better left-right symmetry of the brain after neuroflux at rest.
Do you think greater blood flow and better symmetry at rest might be beneficial for your brain?
The reality is that every day we rest way more than we exercise.
So if deficiencies in blood flow or imbalances exist at rest, it basically means the brain isn’t getting the blood flow it needs for most of the day to keep everything healthy.
And that’s just from a few months of work.
Greater Blood Flow + Better Symmetry = A Healthier Brain
Whether you have inadequate flow or imbalances – you might experience improved focus and concentration, more powerful “multi-tasking”, better single leg balance, improved ability to track objects with your eyes like tennis balls or your kids trying to make a break for it, a resolution in low level headaches and more…
… the truth is I can’t say for sure what will happen for you, but what I can say for sure is this: improving brain blood flow as shown (not to mention activation and brain-body integration) will keep your brain “alive” and healthy and is akin to what regular cardio does for your heart and brushing your teeth does for oral health.
That’s why I’m so excited to invite you to participate in my new course The Foundation…
If you’ve got just 20-30 minutes, 4 days a week, you can literally FLOOD your brain with fresh oxygen-rich blood, contributing to better brain health, performance and longevity.
The Foundation is a structured, progressive and easy-to-follow program based on drills I use everyday to heal patients from years of post-concussion symptoms and for regular people to million dollar athletes to optimize performance.
Now, the way I see it, you really have just 2 options:
Do nothing and let the natural age-related decline in blood flow take its course on your brain.
Signup for The Foundation to maximize flow and get on the path to better brain health, performance and longevity.
If you choose option #2, I’m pumped for you! Let’s do this!
This isn’t just a brain game.
This is scientific brain training.
Cognitive and neurological decline are increasing for one because we’re living longer than ever. The Foundation is for your brain what cardio is for your heart and lifting weights is for your muscles and bones, improving length of life and the quality of life in between. The benefits are wide-ranging: from improved mental clarity and better focus and concentration, to a more sensitive sense of smell, to improved single-leg balance and much, much more. Revitalize your brain in as little as 4 x 20-30 minute sessions per week. No equipment necessary.
Does it ever feel like you’re not as sharp as you used to be, that your ability to concentrate and focus is getting more difficult or that things just seem to be a little bit harder or a little bit slower?
That your mental and physical performance seems to be slowly deteriorating year after year?
You might be someone who is worried about an old or recent concussion and that the symptoms you still experience from time-to-time are an indication that something isn’t quite right…
Or you might be someone with a family history of neurodegenerative disease like Alzheimer’s or dementia and you want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to prevent these problems for yourself…
Or you might be one of the (few) wise ones who is always on the lookout for ways to improve health and performance for both today and the future and you see the brain as an exciting new area to train.
If you’ve already looked into what you can do, you’ve probably come across brain games or been told that challenging yourself with puzzles is the ticket, however…
Your brain needs more than sudoku,
crosswords and your typical brain games
While it would be great if popular “brain games” were all you needed for optimal brain health, performance and longevity, research shows that these simple little games and memory challenges have a minimal impact on fundamental, measurable brain function and instead are task-specific, shown to solely improve your performance in the games themselves.
Your brain needs more.
You need more.
Whether you’re an athlete looking to optimize sport performance, a professional that needs to be quick on their toes at the office or the proactive type looking to do what you can now to prevent neurodegeneration in the future, The Foundation is the place to start.
The Foundation is an 8-week progressive, neuroscience-based course – based on methods validated through the latest scientific research, brain imaging and patient results – that will improve the function and health of your neurological system for optimal performance and longevity.
In Week 1 you’ll be introduced to the 4 fundamental drills that will revitalize your brain including background information on the benefits of the drill and an in-depth instructional video on how to properly perform the drill. Once you’re comfortable and confident with these fundamentals, you’re ready to dive in…
Each week of the 8-week course you will:
The course has been designed to easily fit into your busy life with drills you can do anywhere that require no equipment.
Because of the progressive nature of the routines, in Week 1 the routines will take 15-20 minutes to complete and by the end of the course the routines will take 25-30 minutes.
Just like a periodized training program for muscular strength or hypertrophy, this progressive design forces your neurological system to adapt with the end result being your brain becoming more efficient, more powerful and having greater endurance.
Here are some of the wide-ranging benefits you may experience after completing The Foundation…
1. Greater mental clarity
Building efficient neural pathways allows your brain to process information quicker and more fully
2. More energy
Your new, efficient neural pathways are like taking the parking brake off when you drive
3. Sensory enhancement
Decreasing the signal-to-noise ratio can heighten your senses of smell, taste and hearing
4. More powerful multitasking
As your brain blood flow improves, your ability to process more info goes up
5. Improved body awareness
You may discover that the brain-body integration drills improve your kinesthetic awareness
6. Better reaction time
Efficient neural pathways result in faster processing of info in and actions out
7. Improved focus
When your neural circuitry works efficiently it’s easier to hone in on whatever it is you’re focused on
8. Athletic eyes
Athletes in sports like tennis often notice being able to pickup the ball earlier and track it better
9. Decreased stress
If the brain isn’t operating efficiently it causes stress on the system and stress on you
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