Fueling the Brain with Nutrition



Dr. Timothy Francis is a naturopathic medical doctor certified by the American Naturopathic and Certification Board. Dr. Timothy Francis serves as an instructor at the International College of Applied Kinesiology in addition to treating patients in private practice, where he looks to the role of nutrition in the healing process. The brain is an important organ in maintaining healthy nutrition.

The brain takes up just two percent of the body’s weight. Additionally, the brain consumes 20 percent of calories that are taken in each day. A consistent supply of glucose needs to be provided to the brain; however, according to Marc Montminy from Salk Institute in California, carbohydrates that are high in glucose, such as soda, can damage cells in the brain and other parts of the body.

According to a study in a journal, Cell, Dongsheng Cai from the University of Wisconsin reveals that the brain can link excess food consumption to a pathogen, potentially leading to cognitive defects, such as Alzheimer’s. Eating properly and at regular intervals is integral to long-term health.


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