Brain Damaging Habits

Received this via email about brain damaging habits. As usual, any incoming chain mails should not be read at face value. Since it did not state where its source of reference, we can only read it for understanding and not believe too much of it until some additional proof that what was stated here is indeed correct. Like a poem I read somewhere, “A little learning is a dangerous thing. – Alex Pope.”

The facts could have been compiled by some kind soul somewhere in the cyberworld, and then some of the facts could have been erroneous collected and pass off as correct since it looked kind of plausible. Our understanding of science is neither in depth enough to sift through what is right and what is not quite right. And when something is in the grey twilight zone area of half truths, and a dose of fear mixed in, then we take the step of “better follow the advice lest something bad befall us” kind of situation. Still some of the advice given is still not too bad like sleep early and get a good rest, eat a hearty breakfast and all. But the fear that instilled in this article by saying that if you don’t do this you will get brain damage is a little too absurd. Nevertheless, we still need to take heed a little, like exercising the brain by doing puzzles and challenging the brain to stave off the eventual loss of comprehension ability. I did come across an article and video news about this fact.

A quick check in the internet revealed that this email information has been circulating for quite some time. The earliest posting I found was in February 2006. Chain mail never quite die especially if it is interesting with some possibility of truth in it and of course with a pinch of fear thrown in. Anyway, I let you be the judge of it.

Brain Damaging Habits

1. No Breakfast
People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.

2. Overeating
It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.

3. Smoking
It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.

4. High Sugar consumption
Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.

5. Air Pollution
The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.

6. Sleep Deprivation
Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.

7. Head covered while sleeping
Sleeping with the head covered, increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.

8. Working your brain during illness
Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.

9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts
Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.

10. Talking Rarely
Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain.


The main causes of liver damage are:

  1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are main cause.
  2. Not urinating in the morning.
  3. Too much eating.
  4. Skipping breakfast.
  5. Consuming too much medication.
  6. Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food coloring , and
    artificial sweetener.

  7. Consuming unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking
    oil use when frying, which includes even the best cooking oils like
    olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit.

  8. Consuming raw (overly done) – Foods also add to the burden of liver. Veggies should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts. Fried veggies should be finished in one sitting, do not store.

We should prevent this without necessarily spending more. We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our bodies to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to ‘schedule.’

Because :

Evening at 9 – 11 PM : is the time for eliminating unnecessary/toxic chemicals (detoxification) from the antibody system (lymph nodes). This time duration should be spent by relaxing or listening to music. If during this time a housewife is still in an unrelaxed state such as washing the dishes or monitoring children doing their homework, this will have a negative impact on health.

Evening at 11pm – 1 am : is the detoxification process in the liver, and ideally should be done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 1 – 3 am : detoxification process in the gall, also ideally done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 3 – 5 am :
detoxification in the lungs. Therefore there will sometimes be a severe cough for cough sufferers during this time. Since the detoxification process had reached the respiratory tract, there is no need to take cough medicine so as not to interfere with toxin removal process.

Morning 5 – 7am :
detoxification in the colon, you should empty your bowel.

Morning 7 – 9 am : absorption of nutrients in the small intestine, you should be having breakfast at this time. Breakfast should be earlier, before 6:30 am , for those who are sick. Breakfast before 7:30 am is very beneficial to those wanting to stay fit. Those who always skip breakfast, they should change their habits, and it is still better to eat breakfast late until 9 – 10 am rather than no meal at all.

Sleeping so late and waking up too late will disrupt the process of removing unnecessary chemicals. Aside from that, midnight to 4:00 am is the time when the bone marrow produces blood. Therefore, have a good sleep and don’t sleep late.

1 thought on “Brain Damaging Habits”

  1. hmmmmmm………certain things are quite true but i think certain things can be seriously debated.
    but one thing, the thing abt sleeping late kinda throw in a substantial amount of fear for me…..haha

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