|Pasta with ham|
Food Diary (January 23, 2012)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with raisins, coconut, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Pasta with ham
Dinner: Lentil and carrot soup
Baking/sweets: Polenta/semolina crackers
Today's Favourite Photo
Source: Everyday Food I Love
Fried Chicken Carcass- Thats right, its a plate of food that hasn't been eaten yet. Looks like leftovers (or maybe it is from the neighbouring shop!)
Today’s Favourite Blog
We have two brains, apparently, sort of. One in the head and one in the heart.
Researchers at the Institute of HeartMath and other organizations have shown that the human heart, in addition to its other functions, actually possesses the equivalent of its own brain. The heart contains an intricate network of several types of neurons, neurotransmitters, proteins and support cells, like those found in the brain proper.
The term heart brain was introduced in 1991. Heart brain interacts and communicates with the head brain. The heart and head communicate via a number of pathways, continually exchanging critical information that influences how the body functions.
One important way the heart can speak to and influence the brain is when the heart is coherent – generating a stable, sine-wavelike pattern in its rhythms. When the heart is coherent, the body, including the brain, begins to experience all sorts of benefits, among them greater mental clarity and intuitive ability, including better decision-making.
The article did not say what the implications are for eating and drinking. I wonder whether the heart tells the brain whether or not it is happy with what we consume, and whether the brain actually does something about it or ignores it from time to time. Sometimes when we eat heart unhealthy food the brain continues to encourage us. I wonder whether there is communication breakdown from time to time.