Brain Food

Something very strange happens to me whenever I try to read up on labor and delivery-related topics lately.  I get dizzy, so dizzy that I have to literally stop and put my head between my legs to make it go away.  I think part of it is because I start to unconsciously hold my breath and my brain isn’t getting enough oxygen but the rest I can’t really explain.  I’m not usually like this with medical stuff, but it’s probably because I know this stuff is going to happen to MY body and my subconscious panics.  The only other person I know who also gets this way is my mom, but she is much worse.  Once when my step-father broke his knee cap, she nearly fainted at the hospital when the doctor was showing them the x-rays.

The first time I experienced this was when I was reading up on episiotomies a few months ago.  I was looking at medical illustrations, so that was kinda hardcore, but tonight I was just reading the side effects of epidurals (fairly mediocre stuff) when suddenly the room started to spin.

On a totally unrelated topic, since I’ve started my third trimester, I’ve been trying get a lot of DHA rich foods (aka Omega 3).  Enriched eggs, chicken, fish, and walnuts.  DHA helps big-time with the baby’s brain development in the last three months.  I just bought half a kilo of walnuts yesterday from a street vendor.  There are nut vendors everywhere in Turkey, selling anything from pistachios to acorns.  In the winter there are even carts that roast chestnuts on the street corners.  As romantic as that sounds, whatever they’re burning to roast them smells completely toxic and fills the street with smoke.  I can’t wait until they stop roasting chestnuts, it’s vile.

Anyway, so I’m eating walnuts yesterday (dipped in peanut butter, wut?) when I start noticing how much walnuts look just like brains.  How is it a coincidence that food which is known for helping brain development looks just like a tiny brain?

Tell me I’m not crazy…


7 Responses to “Brain Food”

  1. birdpress Says:

    Actually, I have read that nuts are supposed to help the organs that they resemble! Walnuts for brain, almonds for ovaries, kidney beans for, duh, kidneys, pistachios for your heart… I don’t know how true it is but it’s an interesting idea!

    I googled “walnuts look like brains” and there is a Chinese medicine saying that goes, “supplement form with like form.” The Chinese have been doing it for thousands of years, it’s good to know I’m not crazy.

  2. Leese Says:

    OMG Birdpress!! I know EXACTLY what you’re talking about.. someone send me something that somebody else had sent them .. you know how that goes.. but it detailed what foods are good for what organ or body function and it’s physical resemblance.

    No.. melons and boobs were not mentioned!!!

    I’ll find it somewhere and send it along…

    vile chestnut roasters? Damn.. I guess the song is going to have to be changed to PEOPLE CHOKING ON THE CHESTNUT’S FIRE .. at least in Turkey anyway!!

    LOL! I’m going to start singing that next time I walk by…

  3. Leese Says:

    Okay .. I found it.. it’s pretty long though and totally unconfirmed by but it’s still and interesting read:

    A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye The pupil, iris and radiating
    lines look just like the human eye…and YES science now shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

    A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart is red and has four
    chambers. All of the research shows tomatoes are indeed pure heart and
    blood food.

    Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape
    looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows that grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food. (( Leese’s Note: Grape clusters also look like hemmeroids but I won’t tell you how I know!! ))

    A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere,upper cerebrum and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds are on the nut just like the neo-cortex. We now know that walnuts help develop over 3 dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

    Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.

    Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don’t have enough sodium in your diet the body pulls it from the bones, making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

    Eggplant, Avocadoes and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female – they look just like these organs. Today’s research shows that when a woman eats 1 avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? …. It takes exactly 9 months
    to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).

    Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the motility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility. (( Leese’s Note: I had a fig tree and the figs didn’t grow in twos. So either I’m incorrectly visualizing cherries or I had a toxic tree!! ))

    Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

    Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries

    Grapefruits, Oranges, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts. (( Leese’s Note: “other” citrus fruits meaning like.. I don’t know.. lemons or limes? So what’s up? Are they boasting about having grapefruits or oranges but just leaving us little bitty lemons and limes out of the party???? ))

    Onions look like body cells. Today’s research shows that onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eye

    — so there you have it Jen!!!

    That’s fascinating! Thanks!

    • birdpress Says:

      I thought that was pretty cool too. Many foods I think can be said to help different organs, but it is a neat way to remember things for sure. I’m off to eat some avacados… I have an appt. coming up to get my lady bits checked out. 😉

  4. kilax Says:

    Hee hee. They DO look like tiny brains 🙂 I was going to ask if the roasted chestnuts smelled great! Ugh. Too bad they’re a nuisance!

    Do roasting chestnuts usually smell good? I’ve never had them to know. I figure they must because there wouldn’t be songs about them if they smelled as bad as they do here!

  5. Jean Has Been Shopping Says:

    LOL – you’re right! Walnuts do look like brains!
    You will do fine birthing your baby.

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