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Is your body a vessel to carry your brain or is it your temple of worship?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 14, 2011 at 2:42 AM

How do you or dont you take care of your temple or brain?

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on July 16, 2011
at 01:28 AM

hahahahaha! sharp.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on July 15, 2011
at 07:06 PM

Yep. That's why a downvote reason dropdown box was a popular idea. People want to know the reason something was downvoted more than the reason something was upvoted.

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on July 15, 2011
at 06:53 PM

Screw my genes. They decided it would be a good idea to give me a lifespan. I don't really care about them and would rather get MY way, which would include saying "FUCK YOU" to this life cycle bullshit and instead LIVE FOREVER (i.e., a long time).

A089b683ee0498f2b21b7edfa300e405

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on July 15, 2011
at 02:39 AM

..Agreed Jack, I have no personal issues with being down voted, anyone is free to disagree. saying why one has disagreed is just encouraging this to be a healthy discussion forum. [email protected] - 'God' was just used metaphorically in relation to 'Temple'

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on July 14, 2011
at 07:19 PM

and by the way... being downvoted because of someone disagreeing with my opinion is my favorite thign to be downvoted for. Whenever I make a post where I know I've put some disagreeable comments in there, I kinda expect to be downvoted by someone. It sorta creates a beautiful tug of war in the community as long as people don't go into retaliation mode and vindictively downvote a bunch of your posts for no reason.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

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on July 14, 2011
at 07:19 PM

Stabby, what are your thoughts on GSE IRT your gut-flora? I'd use that stuff judiciously...

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

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on July 14, 2011
at 07:15 PM

one downvote = 2 points off. just one person downvoted you, but i don't know why either. prolly cause you said "God".

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on July 14, 2011
at 07:14 PM

Resurgent - I think there's some good reflection here and I wouldn't personally downvote this myself. But you say quite a few things that can easily be 'disagreeable'. I think there's legit grounds for someone to want to downvote your answer.

36b7a2776d028dc8d5743e2e56ece34d

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on July 14, 2011
at 04:08 PM

only 25% resting energy

36b7a2776d028dc8d5743e2e56ece34d

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on July 14, 2011
at 04:07 PM

First organisms had a tube, an entrance and an exit for food. To get more food the organism had to use sensory tools. The sensations had to go to some sort of processor. The brain was made. Simple evolution ideas.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on July 14, 2011
at 03:46 PM

Japanese buddhism has a concept called "shiki shin funi" - which roughly translates to: Mind, body, two, but not two. One of the ideas that comes out of this is that disease in the body is reflected in the mind and vice versa. I have always found this concept very interesting.

A089b683ee0498f2b21b7edfa300e405

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on July 14, 2011
at 12:44 PM

..Thanks, Dr K, this answer was voted down twice - I would really appreciate if the ones who down vote would leave a small comment .

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on July 14, 2011
at 12:37 PM

not sure that this is true.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on July 14, 2011
at 12:37 PM

awesome answer......plus one

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on July 14, 2011
at 12:10 PM

good grief, more inanity from the good doctor.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on July 14, 2011
at 03:57 AM

http://paleohacks.com/questions/39355/neurodegeneration-how-to-prevent-spending-the-last-10-years-of-your-life-in-a-di#axzz1S28fB5um

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on July 14, 2011
at 03:57 AM

Various forms of this have been asked before: http://paleohacks.com/questions/49285/best-brain-hacks#axzz1S28fB5um...http://paleohacks.com/questions/39355/neurodegeneration-how-to-prevent-spending-the-last-10-years-of-your-life-in-a-di#axzz1S28fB5um

36b7a2776d028dc8d5743e2e56ece34d

(812)

on July 14, 2011
at 03:53 AM

25-35% of what(pufas, o3) for DHA?

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on July 14, 2011
at 03:20 AM

Im getting ready soon to write about the brain......think I am gonna lead off with AD. I have to expand the brain gut axis because I think its a huge factor.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on July 14, 2011
at 03:18 AM

The key things for brain health are these.....25-35% DHA.....you need to get your O6/O3 level to one to one. YOu need to use mindfulness in your routine......and lastly you need to keep your insulin level as low as possible. That is how I treat my brain patients.

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66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

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on July 14, 2011
at 06:20 AM

Since everything is interconnected the brain and body cannot really be thought of as separate from each other, this is akin to 'nutritionism' thinking, breaking down complex creations of nature into individual parts. We need to take care of both, fuel them both appropriately and exercise both as needed to be holistically healthy.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on July 14, 2011
at 03:46 PM

Japanese buddhism has a concept called "shiki shin funi" - which roughly translates to: Mind, body, two, but not two. One of the ideas that comes out of this is that disease in the body is reflected in the mind and vice versa. I have always found this concept very interesting.

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A089b683ee0498f2b21b7edfa300e405

on July 14, 2011
at 03:53 AM

The body is our temple and the brain the God within..

Pythagoras, the famous Greek mathematician said - Respect, don't neglect, your body. If your body is neglected, you will not be able to find the inner harmony -- because if the body is harmonious it helps to attain to inner harmony. Take every care of your health, of your body; love it, respect it, it is a great gift. It is a miracle! a mystery.

Neglect not thy health... he said ... Dispense with moderation, food to the body and to the mind repose. Health has two aspects to it. One is the physical, the other is the spiritual. The body is your temple, and your mind, the god within.

The Ancient Hindus, in the 'Upanishads' have said: "Anam Brahm" -- Food is God, God is food. In the sense of repose it is really food. As the body will die without food, the soul dies without repose.

The materialist in us thinks only of the body as a vessel for the brain, and the spiritualist in us thinks only of repose, and both remain lopsided. One has a very nourished soul but an undernourished body; the temple is in ruins. And one has a beautiful temple, but the diety is dead, or has not come yet. Both are missing something.

We need a harmony between the visible and the invisible. The body is visible, Mind is invisible. And we need both, and we need a rhythm between the two.

My answer to your question is - Yes, my body is indeed a temple of worship, which I need to keep in good form, only then the God within will remain alive.

A089b683ee0498f2b21b7edfa300e405

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on July 14, 2011
at 12:44 PM

..Thanks, Dr K, this answer was voted down twice - I would really appreciate if the ones who down vote would leave a small comment .

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on July 14, 2011
at 12:37 PM

awesome answer......plus one

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on July 14, 2011
at 07:15 PM

one downvote = 2 points off. just one person downvoted you, but i don't know why either. prolly cause you said "God".

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on July 14, 2011
at 07:19 PM

and by the way... being downvoted because of someone disagreeing with my opinion is my favorite thign to be downvoted for. Whenever I make a post where I know I've put some disagreeable comments in there, I kinda expect to be downvoted by someone. It sorta creates a beautiful tug of war in the community as long as people don't go into retaliation mode and vindictively downvote a bunch of your posts for no reason.

A089b683ee0498f2b21b7edfa300e405

(3895)

on July 15, 2011
at 02:39 AM

..Agreed Jack, I have no personal issues with being down voted, anyone is free to disagree. saying why one has disagreed is just encouraging this to be a healthy discussion forum. [email protected] - 'God' was just used metaphorically in relation to 'Temple'

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on July 14, 2011
at 07:14 PM

Resurgent - I think there's some good reflection here and I wouldn't personally downvote this myself. But you say quite a few things that can easily be 'disagreeable'. I think there's legit grounds for someone to want to downvote your answer.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on July 15, 2011
at 07:06 PM

Yep. That's why a downvote reason dropdown box was a popular idea. People want to know the reason something was downvoted more than the reason something was upvoted.

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95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on July 16, 2011
at 01:16 AM

Do you walk to school or do you take your lunch?

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on July 16, 2011
at 01:28 AM

hahahahaha! sharp.

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6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on July 15, 2011
at 06:50 PM

What does this question even mean?

Yes it's a vessel to carry my brain... I have no idea what a temple of worship is...

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0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on July 14, 2011
at 04:49 AM

Don't our brains (even the most average of brains) eat up more than half of our energy? Then, I guess I am a slave to my brain! (I just hope I am marginally above average).

36b7a2776d028dc8d5743e2e56ece34d

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on July 14, 2011
at 04:08 PM

only 25% resting energy

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Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

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on July 14, 2011
at 02:57 AM

If my body really was just a vessel to carry my brain I would still have to keep it in good shape for the sake of the brain. No avoiding the necessity of good bodily health.

I provide good nourishment, exercise, sleep, engage and challenge the brain, and avoid stuff that will damage the brain (now at least. A bit too much acid when I was younger. Limit that stuff!)

I started taking grape seed extract and astaxanthin about a week ago. I haven't really noticed a huge change in cognition but I am confident that these will produce good effects due to the research. I also take sublingual B12 now since higher levels seem to be better for the brain and I was actually a bit low even though I was eating meat. It's hard to tell if I was deficient in boron but if someone is deficient then their cognition suffers. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7889884 etc, etc.

I'm not entirely sure what it will accomplish for the brain but I am working on my gut starting today. What with the role of gut flora in determining the health of the brain it seems important to keep those little critters happy.

You know better than I do that the brain is immensely complex and dependent upon a wide variety of substances and phenomenon to work properly. That is its beauty and its curse.

36b7a2776d028dc8d5743e2e56ece34d

(812)

on July 14, 2011
at 03:53 AM

25-35% of what(pufas, o3) for DHA?

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on July 14, 2011
at 03:20 AM

Im getting ready soon to write about the brain......think I am gonna lead off with AD. I have to expand the brain gut axis because I think its a huge factor.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on July 14, 2011
at 03:18 AM

The key things for brain health are these.....25-35% DHA.....you need to get your O6/O3 level to one to one. YOu need to use mindfulness in your routine......and lastly you need to keep your insulin level as low as possible. That is how I treat my brain patients.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on July 14, 2011
at 07:19 PM

Stabby, what are your thoughts on GSE IRT your gut-flora? I'd use that stuff judiciously...

0
Bcad307b240275ae3f5820ba6eb4a712

(923)

on July 16, 2011
at 03:14 AM

"Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.".

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16e617676c5ac710e5235e0b773edc0b

on July 16, 2011
at 01:56 AM

I've thought about this a lot over my life and even though I want to say that I fully respect my body and cherish it like a temple I definitely feel like it's more so a vessel for my brain to exist. I have never been very closely connected to my body and have resented its form and function for as long as I can remember. It is a cause of endless confusion but in trying to get myself to manipulate it into what I'd be happier with I have slowly grown to accept it and really try to respect it as it is. I think I will always have a struggle getting to the point where I think of my body more positively than my brain but it's coming along little by little.

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46e82b51e220ed9f2b5fcf57220ff4c9

on July 15, 2011
at 06:47 PM

Is your body a vessel to carry your brain or is it your temple of worship?

My body is an amusement park...

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C2502365891cbcc8af2d1cf1d7b0e9fc

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on July 14, 2011
at 07:55 AM

"They are in you and me; they created us, body and mind; and their preservation is the ultimate rationale for our existence. They have come a long way, those replicators. Now they go by the name of genes, and we are their survival machines."

-- Richard Dawkins, "The Selfish Gene"

This is interesting when you take into consideration what's being said about epigenetics lately. So here's a third possibility - take care of your genes. Feed them well.

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on July 15, 2011
at 06:53 PM

Screw my genes. They decided it would be a good idea to give me a lifespan. I don't really care about them and would rather get MY way, which would include saying "FUCK YOU" to this life cycle bullshit and instead LIVE FOREVER (i.e., a long time).

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36b7a2776d028dc8d5743e2e56ece34d

on July 14, 2011
at 03:54 AM

Our brains were made after our bodies.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on July 14, 2011
at 12:37 PM

not sure that this is true.

36b7a2776d028dc8d5743e2e56ece34d

(812)

on July 14, 2011
at 04:07 PM

First organisms had a tube, an entrance and an exit for food. To get more food the organism had to use sensory tools. The sensations had to go to some sort of processor. The brain was made. Simple evolution ideas.

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