The health and fitness world seems to be obsessed with the ‘keto’ diet right now. Is it just another fad diet, or does the science actually add up?
What is a ketogenic diet?
Any diet which intentionally places and keeps the body in an altered metabolic state called ketosis, is a ketogenic diet. The typical Western diet uses carbohydrates as its main source of energy. Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose, which is absorbed into cells (because of the action of insulin), to be used as an energy source or stored for later use.
It isn’t easy to wrap your head around the dizzying range of nootropics available nowadays on the global market. From the naturally occurring nootropics such as Ashwagandha, Bacopa Monnieri and Lion’s Mane mushroom, to synthetic nootropic substances like Piracetam and Semax, finding your feet as a nootropics user can be a surprisingly frustrating journey. I know mine was.
Let’s face it. You’re here because you’re looking for a way to sharpen your memory and improve your life.
Whether you’re a working professional, an online marketer, an entrepreneur or a stock trader, you could use something that helps unleash the “sweet spot” in your brain. That sweet spot - the brain area linked to learning, attention, and memory - doesn’t switch on without a little outside help.
If left unstimulated, your brain experiences mental fatigue, memory loss, lack of concentration, stress, anxiety and everything else that suppresses your natural ability to give 100%.
Many who first become interested in cognitive enhancers get confused as to the wide variety of substances out there. Or as to why a certain nootropic works wonders for one person, but does very little for the next. The answer to this common question lies within the fact that each and every one of us has our very own, unique brain chemistry. Meaning that just like your thumbprint, no two people on earth has the exact same version - or in this case balance of neurotransmitters in their brain (the chemical messengers that largely determines our personality, behavior and thinking preferences).
All fantasy of course, besides A Beautiful Mind. Movies have a way to connect with one's emotions and are able to illustrate complex concepts in a captivating manor. All 5 these movies will serve as inspiration on your quest toward brain enhancement and keep you motivated along the way, don't forget to exercise afterwards!
1) Limitless (2011) - With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.
Is there anything more valuable to you than your brain? Think about it, without it you wouldn’t exist, and without it we would never have come anywhere close to experiencing the success we have as a specie on this planet. Rising to the top of the food chain; populating most of the earth’s surface; space travel etc. The accomplishments of the human race are all thanks to these weird and wonderful bio-computers bobbing about on our shoulders.
Throughout history there have been many attempts at brain enhancement. Tries of scholars, philosophers, scientists, mathematicians, to even medical professionals - in the hopes of treating degenerative brain diseases - have all chased after this elusive goal. Common methods that come to mind are memory techniques, brain games, neurofeedback, supplements and many other practices which have been explored. And until recent years, it was very difficult to reach and maintain any quantifiable improvement in this arena.