About brain-harming food

Just thought I should share this article: http://www.truthaboutabs.com/brain-harming-foods.html

The chemicals in our bodies

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Hi, I have not been on for a while now because I've been really sick from the treatment I get with IV. Now I feel like I'm about to get better and have regained the energy to write. It is amazingly delicious. This time I will write about something that concerns me: the chemicals in what we have in us and around us, and even in what we eat.


I watched this Swedish documentary called "the submission", which argued that all people have between 45 and 50 different chemicals in the body that have been added through our food, drinks, pollution, etc. Most are dangerous in high doses, some are harmful in small doses. Nobody knows anything about the interaction between these drugs, called the cocktail effect. The director Stefan Jarl has asked the western foremost experts on the cocktail effect, and about what happens to the children we give birth to. I shrank when I saw this documentary, and began to think about what I do that might hurt or harm my children.


Jarl begins by taking a number of blood tests, which later turns out to lie above the average of the Swedish people, and even American human level. A biologist in the documentary says that we are sitting on a ticking time bomb, and claim that we have gone from 1 million tonnes of chemicals under the 2nd World War to use 500 million tons today. The Chemical industry is the fastest growing industry in the world, and it now accounts for 10% of the worlds economy. It produces around 100 000 chemicals, and most of these are passed over when breast feeding our children.


The researchers have thought in the past that it was not a big deal with these chemicals. They thought that the sun, bacterias and water would break down and wash it out. This is sadly mistaken. Most of them are new to us, and come in "under the radar", ie they are so small observable in the percentage that they do not make big difference in measurements. These are heavy metals, mercury, cadmium and pesticides. PCBs and DDT, two chemicals that have been around a long time and have been banned since the 70s, before I was born. The levels found in people today are not halved. The problem is the concepts of persistence, that they do not break down in the environment, and bioaccumulation, which means that they are taken into the body through the food that we eat such as fish. We are surrounded with chemicals daily as soft agent, detergent, surface treatment, impregnation, chemicals found in plastic, etc. Around 20% of these chemicals we know nothing about. In fruits and vegetables, there are traces of chemicals in 2/3 of what we eat. In such a single tomato, they found 12 different pesticides, in the chili pepper 29 different, and in 87% of the apples they investigated, they found several chemicals. They even found banned pesticides in some of the food that you can buy today in the food stores.


PBDEs is a fabric flame retardant which is found in things like strollers, children's clothing, electronics, and building materials. This is bioaccumulative, persistent chemicals produced 70 000 tons annually. These substances have been found in cats who lick their fur all the time to clean up. We can therefore imagine the same result with babies at all times tasting things to familiarize themselves with it. American children generally have high values ​​and babies have higher values ​​than their parents. Cats are affected by toxic goiter (struma) due to flame retardants.


DDE get in through the fish, but it is also a breakdown product of DDT, and goes straight into the adrenal glands that produce the stress hormone cortisol. It is then gathered there in large quantities, and then a process occurs when this breaks down where the adrenal gland cells is attacked and these degenerates or dies. The result is that cortisol level is lowered.


Phthalates are plasticizer in PVC, found in plastic flooring materials, walls, hair care products, detergents and cosmetics. There are also children's plastic toys. As many as 40% of the plastic may contain phthalates. This is not solids, so they are excreted via the steam in the children's room. When you touch it you get oily fingers. When children touch it they are exposed to the substance in large quantities. The most polluted rooms, by measurement of indoor air from every room in the house, is the children's room. Because they are full of children's toys, computers, TVs etc, allowing children to sleep in a room that is full of phthalates, flame retardants and other chemicals. The premature babies are most exposed to these chemicals, because the equipment that keeps the babies alive contains these substances. So we expose the weakest and most sensitive ones with the highest values of poison. When research was done they found that:


1. The more phthalates that were in the room, the more asthma and allergies they had.

2 The more PVC they had in the home when they were growing up, the more autism they had .

Many of these chemicals are found in cosmetics, and when applied to the skin it is absorbed through the skin. This can harm you so you have problems reproducing, or injure the unborn baby if you are pregnant.


PFOS is an agent used to make fabrics stain resistant. It is also used in hamburger paper to avoid grease stains. This substance is found everywhere in the world and you can not avoid being exposed to it. The new chemicals, newer than DDT, are more persistent, and are probably here in many many years more than DDT. They may influence the immune system more, weakening the cell walls to a greater extent because they act as soap. What happens when you have all these substances in the body we do not know much about yet. This is called cocktail effect.


Medicines are made to influence the biological environments within our body, which makes them very potent dangers to nature. Researchers have found that fish have developed transsexualism because remnants of the contraception pill has leaked into the sea. Modern plants are not yet developed to purify chemicals. They've found anti-inflammatory agents, antibiotics and antidepressants in waterways. They have found that only by tiny amounts of these substances have affected animals in that they change as gender, are infertile or have damage to reproductive organs. Could this happen to us? Scientists who have researched the cocktail effect states that substances that are harmless in small amounts for themselves, are dangerous when they are put together in research. This is showed by animal studies, as they saw rat babies were born with split penis, transsexualism and male rats developed uterus and vagina. This suggests that we are most vulnerable during certain stages where we developed at different levels. For example, the gender development.


We may be most sensitive to the influence of drugs when developing brain and nervous system, and when they learn to communicate. This occurs at different times in humans and animals. In rats, it happens mostly after birth, whereas in humans occurs three months before birth, and continues afterwards. If substances such as PVC is present during this development, it can have developmental damage behavior problems, learning problems, and over activity seen in laboratory animals.


Scientists have now found that chemicals that act like hormones can stimulate breast cells to grow and develop cancer. Hundreds of substances that were declared safe many years ago, and now we are exposed to every day, has been shown to damage the endocrine system, our hormonal system, and the system that govern the body. Scientists have now speculated that chemicals affect the hormones in the endocrine system like insulin, is one of the reasons we have had an explosive increase in diabetes and obesity in the northern hemisphere. One can not just blame the food intake. Research on humans showing a correlation between a very common plastics, bisphenol A and diabetes, morbid obesity and cardiovascular disease. Small amounts of bisphenol A, which is in hard plastic and the inside of the tins, can stimulate breast cells in the same way as hormones. The time when it occurs matters a lot, whether it is during fetal development or after the baby has been born. When we consider that a hand, wing, claw and fin is the same at an early stage during fetal development, we also understand that development if disrupted is at this stage almost identical. Development of the disease is therefore the same in all species. If a chemical exposure occurs during this stage, the importance of programming of cells occurs, the result can be anything. This can be very important in a level of development, while small in anothers. So if impact occurs during cell division, so some cells become faulty, and the development of reproductive organs disturbed. You can not see this in children, because they have not reached puberty yet, but you can see it after puberty when you spot diseases of the reproductive organs, such as the woman's uterus. One can not see this in children, because reproductive system does not work yet. Here's one example, an increase of testicular cancer, which is known to be predisposed to the fetus. This does not only apply to the organs, it also applies to programming of the brain, ie the development of behavior and intelligence. We talk a lot about the environmental impact of the child, but it does not matter if one is not "fully assembled" one can not parent the kids probably, nor attempt learning to show love and understanding. This is puzzling at diagnoses such as ADHD, autism and other diagnosis where one does not get through to the child. When the child does not understand the difference between right and wrong, it is not necessarily due to faults in the mother and father or parenting techniques, but as well be ingesting chemicals by the time of programming the brain of the baby.


Those who were born before the advent of chemicals, live much longer than their previous generations, among others, because they had greater access to food. Those who were born afterwards, have more cancer, behavioral problems, learning disabilities and infertility than the previous ones. Our generation is the first to bring chemicals on from birth, and no one knows what this will mean yet. Our children are the first to get the cocktail effect from birth. We are already seeing an increase in the number of developmental problems, obesity, diabetes, neurological diseases and childhood cancers. Babies are born with large amounts of chemicals in the body. Scientists have now found that newborns have significantly more chemicals than the mother. This means that the placenta does not protect the child as it was believed in the past. The chemicals are stored in fat tissue. Our body is designed so that we lead the vitamins and minerals to our children, so it will be healthy and grow. We therefore share everything with the baby when breastfeeding. The fat-soluble substances, such as chemicals, is transported through the placenta and into the fetus, and through breast milk to the child, but also through the blood-brain barrier and into the brain of the child.


This is shocking news. How can we live with this? Can we avoid being exposed to all these chemicals? I'm thinking, "no, we unfortunately can not." But somehow we must still be able to do something, to ensure our children and grand children's health in the future. We can avoid plastic to buy food at the butcher, or buy organic vegetables, fruit and meat. Make all food from scratch, buying organic clothing, to avoid most of the pesticides. Let our children be in an environment which is free of plastic toys, TVs and other technological gadgets. Let the kids play with toys made of wood. We will still get some chemicals, but it's better than the alternative. I know that I from now on is going to think twice when I buy cheap drink bottles, metal or plastic for my kids. And every time I let the kids play with plastic toys, It will be with the feeling of disgust I let them do it ....


Watch the documentary here: http://tv.nrk.no/program/koid75004408/dokusommer-underkastelsen





 Hei, jeg har ikke vært inne på ei stund nå fordi jeg har vært veldig syk av behandlingen jeg får med IV. Nå føler jeg at jeg er i ferd med å bli bedre, og har fått igjen energien til å skrive. Det er utrolig deilig. Denne gangen vil jeg skrive om noe som opptar meg nå for tida: kjemikaliene i det vi har på oss og omgir oss med, og til og med i det vi spiser.

Jeg så en kveld en svensk dokumentar, underkastelsen ( å underkaste seg)(the submitance) , som hevdet at mennesker har mellom 45 og 50 ulike kjemikalier i kroppen, som har blitt oss tilført gjennom mat, drikke, forurensing osv. De fleste er farlige i høye doser, noen er farlige i små. Ingen vet noe om samspillet mellom disse stoffene, som kalles cocktail effekten Regissøren Stefan Jarl har spurt Vestens fremste eksperter om cocktaileffekten, og om hva som skjer med barna vi føder. Jeg krympet megnår jeg så denne dokumentaren, og begynte å tenke på hva JEG gjør som kanskje har skadet, eller skader barna mine.


Jarl begynner med å ta en rekke blodprøver av seg selv, som senere viser seg og ligge over gjennomsnittet av svenske menneskers, ja til og med Amerikanske menneskers nivå. En biolog i dokumentaren sier at vi sitter på en tikkende bombe, og påstår at vi har gått fra 1 million tonn kjemikalier under 2. verdenskrig til å bruke 500 millioner tonn nå. Kjemikalieindustrien er den industrien som vokser mest i hele verden, og den står nå for 10 % av verdensøkonomien. Den omsetter rundt 100 000 kjemikalier, og alle disse overføres når vi ammer barna våre.


Forskerne tenkte før at det ikke var så farlig med disse kjemikaliene, de tenkte at sola, bakterier og vann ville bryte ned og vaske ut stoffene. Dette er dessverre feil. De fleste av de er nye for oss, og kommer inn «under radaren», dvs at de er så lite observerbare i antall prosent at de ikke gjør store forskjellen på målinger. Det er tungmetaller, kvikksølv, kadmium, og sprøytemidlene PCB og DDT, to kjemikalier som har eksistert lenge, og har vært forbudt siden 70-tallet, altså før jeg ble født. Nivåene funnet i mennesker er i dag, er ennå ikke halvert. Problemet er begreper som persistenta, at de ikke brytes ned i naturen, og bioakkumulasjon, som betyr at de tas opp i kroppen gjennom mat som vi spiser, f.eks fisk. Vi omgir oss daglig med kjemikalier som myke-middel, vaskemiddel, overflatebehandling, impregnering, kjemikalier som finnes i plastikk osv. Rundt 20 % av disse kjemikaliene vet vi ikke noe om. I frukt og grønnsaker finnes det rester av kjemikalier i 2/3 av det vi spiser. I f.eks en eneste tomat fant de 12 ulike sprøytemiddel, i chilipepperen 29 ulike, og i 87 % av eplene de undersøkte, fant de flere ulike kjemikalier. De fant til og med forbudte sprøytemidler i en del av maten som man får kjøpt i dag i butikken.


PBDE er et stoff i flammehemmendemiddel som man finner i ting som barnevogner, barneklær, elektronikk, og byggmaterialer. Dette er bioakkumulerende, persistente kjemikalier som produseres 70 000 tonn av årlig. Disse stoffene har man funnet i katter, som slikker pelsen sin hele tiden for å rengjøre seg. Vi kan derfor tenke oss det samme resultatet med babyer som hele tider smaker på ting for å gjøre seg kjent med ting. Amerikanske barn har generelt høye verdier, og babyer har høyere verdier enn sine foreldre. Katter rammes av giftstruma pga flammehemmende midler.


DDE får du i deg gjennom fisk, men det er også et nedbrytingsprodukt av DDT, går rett inn i binyrene som produserer stresshormonet kortisol. Det samles seg deretter der i store mengder, og det skjer da en prosess når dette brytes ned hvor binyrecellene angripes og disse degenereres eller dør. Resultatet blir at kortisolnivået senkes.


Ftalater er mykningsmiddel i PVC, som finnes bl.a i plastikk, gulvmaterialer, vegger, hårpleieprodukter, rengjøringsmidler og kosmetikk. Det finnes også i barneleker av plast. Hele 40 % av plasten kan inneholde ftalater. Dette er ikke faste stoffer, slik at de utskilles via damp i barnerommet. Når man tar på det blir man fet på fingrene. Når barn tar på lekene blir de eksponerte for stoffet i store mengder. Den mest forurensede rommene ved måling av inneluft av alle rom i huset er derfor barnerommene. Rommene er fulle av barneleker, datamaskiner, TV'er osv, som gjør at barna sover i et rom som er fult av ftalater, flammehemmere og andre kjemikalier. De for tidlig fødte er de som eksponeres mest for disse stoffene, fordi det utstyret som holder liv i de inneholder disse stoffene. Slik at vi eksponerer de svakeste og mest sensitive med de høyeste verdiene. De har funnet ut at:

  1. jo mer ftalater det fantes i rommet, jo mer astma og allergier hadde de.

  2. Jo mer PVC de hadde i boligen når de vokste opp, jo mer autisme hadde de.


Mange av disse stoffene finnes i kosmetikk, og det du smører på huden tas opp gjennom huden. Dette kan skade deg slik at du har problemer med å få barn, eller skader hos det ufødte barnet hvis du er gravid.


PFOS er et middel som brukes for å gjøre tekstiler flekk-avvisende. Det brukes også på hamburgerpapiret for at det ikke skal få fettflekker. Dette stoffet finnes over alt i verden, og du kan ikke unngå å utsettes for det. De nye stoffene, nyere enn DDT, er mer persistente, og finnes trolig i mange mange år fler enn DDT gjør. De påvirker kanskje immunforsvaret mer, svekker celleveggene i større grad fordi de opptrer som såpe. Hva som skjer når du har alle disse stoffene i kroppen vet ingen mye om enda. Dette kalles cocktaileffekten.


Legemidler er skapte for å påvirke de biologiske miljøene inni kroppen vår, noe som gjør de til veldig potente farer for naturen. Forskere har funnet at fisker har utviklet tvekjønnethet fordi rester av p-piller har lekket ut i havet. Moderne renseanlegg er ikke enda utviklet til å rense for kjemikalier. De har funnet betennelseshemmende midler, antibiotika og antidepressive midler i vassdrag. De har funnet ut at bare ved ørsmå mengder av disse stoffene, påvirkes dyr ved at de f.eks skifter kjønn, blir ufruktbare eller får skader på forplantningsorganene sine. Kan dette skje med OSS? Forskere som har forsket på cocktaileffekten sier at stoffer som er ufarlige i små mengder for seg selv, blir farlige når de settes sammen i forsøk. Dette gjelder da forsøk på dyr, hvor f.eks de så at rottebabyer ble født med spaltet penis, tvekjønnethet og gutterotter utviklet livmor og vagina. Dette tyder på at vi er mest utsatt under visse stadier hvor vi utvikles på forskjellige nivåer. F.eks ved kjønns-utvikling. Vi er kanskje mest sensitive til påvirkning av stoffer når vi utvikler hjernen og nervesystemet, og når disse lærer seg å kommunisere. Dette skjer på forskjellige tidspunkt hos mennesker og dyr. Hos rotter skjer det mest etter fødsel, mens hos mennesker skjer det 3 mnd før fødselen, og fortsetter etterpå. Hvis stoffer som PVC er tilstede under denne utviklingen, kan det få utviklings-skader som atferdsproblemer, innlærings-problemer og overaktivitet har de sett hos forsøksdyr.


Forskere har nå funnet ut at kjemikalier som opptrer som hormoner, kan stimulere brystceller til å vokse og utvikle kreft. Hundrevis av stoffer som ble deklarert som trygge for mange år siden, og som vi nå blir utsatt for hver eneste dag, har vist seg å ødelegge det endokrine systemet, hormonsystemet vårt, og det som styrer hele kroppen. Forskere har nå spekulert i at kjemikalier som påvirker hormonsystemet og dermed insulin, er en av grunnene til at vi har hatt en eksplosiv økning av diabetes og fedme på den nordlige halvkule. Man kan derfor ikke bare skylde på matinntaket. Forskning på mennesker viser en sammenheng mellom et veldig vanlig plasttype, bisfenol A, og diabetes, sykelig fedme og hjerte- og karsykdommer. Små små mengder av bisfenol A, som finnes i hardplast og innsiden av hermetikkboksen, kan stimulere brystcellene på samme måte som hormoner. Tidspunktet det inntreffer på har alt og si, om det er under fosterutviklingen eller etter barnet har blitt født. Når vi tenker på at en hånd, vinge, finne og klo er det samme på et tidlig stadie under fosterutviklingen, så utviklingen som forstyrres endokrint er på dette stadiet nesten identisk. Utvikling av sykdommer er derfor den samme hos alle arter. Hvis en kjemisk påvirkning skjer under dette stadiet, hvor viktig programmering av celler skjer, kan resultatet bli hva som helst. Dette kan ha stor betydning i et nivå av utviklingen, mens liten i en annen. Så hvis påvirkningen skjer under celledelingen, så kan enkelte celler bli defekte, og utviklingen av forplantningsorganene forstyrres. Du kan ikke se dette hos barn, fordi de ikke har kommet i puberteten ennå, men du ser det først når etter puberteten når du oppdager sykdommer i forplantningsorganene, f.eks kvinnens livmor. Man ser det altså ikke hos barn, fordi forplantningsorganene ikke virker enda. Her ser man f.eks en økning av testikkelkreft, som man vet man blir disponert for i fosterstadiet. Dette gjelder ikke bare organer, det gjelder også f.eks programmeringen av hjernen, altså utviklingen av atferd og intelligens. Vi snakker mye om miljøets påvirkning av barnet, men det har ikke mye å si hvis man ikke er «satt sammen riktig». Da nytter ikke oppdragelse,og heller ikke forsøk på innlæring av å vise kjærlighet og forståelse. Dette er et tankekors ved diagnoser som f.eks ADHD, autisme og andre tilstader hvor man ikke når frem til barnet. Når barnet ikke forstår forskjellen på riktig og galt, behøver det ikke skyldes feil hos mor og far eller oppdragelses teknikk, men like gjerne være inntak av kjemikalier ved programmeringen av hjernen.


De som ble født før kjemikalienes inntog, lever mye lenger en deres forrige generasjoner, bl.a fordi de hadde økt tilgang på mat. De som ble født etterpå, har mer kreft, atferdsproblemer, lærevansker og ufrivillig barnløshet enn de forrige. Vår generasjon er den første til å bringe kjemikaliene videre fra fødselen, og ingen vet hva dette vil bety enda. Våre barn er de første til å få cocktaileffekten fra fødselen av..Vi ser allerede en økning i antall utviklingsproblemer, fedme, diabetes, nevrologiske sykdommer og barnekreft. Babyer blir født med store mengder kjemikalier i kroppen. Forskere har nå funnet ut at nyfødte har vesentlig mer i kroppen enn mor har. Dvs at morkaken ikke beskytter barnet slik det før ble antatt. Kjemikaliene lagres i fettvevet. Kroppen vår er laget slik at vi fører over vitaminer og mineraler til barnet, slik at det skal bli friske og vokse. Vi deler derfor alt med barnet når vi ammer. De fettløselige stoffene, som f.eks kjemikalier, transporteres altså gjennom morkaken og inn i fosteret, og gjennom brystmelken til barnet, men også igjennom blod- hjernebarrieren og inn i hjernen til barnet.


Dette er sjokkerende nyheter. Hvordan kan vi leve med dette? Kan vi unngå å bli utsatt for alle disse kjemikaliene? Jeg tenker at: «nei, det kan vi dessverre ikke.» Men noe må vi likevel kunne gjøre, MÅ gjøre for å sikre våre barn og barnebarns helse i fremtiden. Vi kan unngå plastikk med å kjøpe mat hos slakteren, eller handle økologisk grønnsaker, frukt og kjøtt. Lage all mat fra bunnen, kjøpe økologiske klær, for å unngå det meste av sprøytemidlene. La barna våre ligge i som som er fri for plastikkleker, TV'er og andre teknologiske duppedingser. La barna leke med leker av tre. Noe får vi likevel i oss, men det er bedre enn alternativet. Jeg vet at jeg fra nå av kommer til og tenke meg om to ganger mer når jeg kjøper billige drikkeflasker av metall eller plast til barna mine. Og hver gang jeg lar barna leke med plastleker, vil jeg skutte meg i vemmelse over at jeg lar de gjøre det....


Se dokumentaren her: http://tv.nrk.no/program/koid75004408/dokusommer-underkastelsen



Jamie Oliver at TED

Jamie Oliver is my hero! He has introduced major changes in British and American school diet, and have possibly saved many lifes. Hear his speech about the consequences of a wrong diet can have on the world in the future, if we do not change our eating habits:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIwrV5e6fMY

Jamie Oliver er helten min! Han har innført store forandringer i britisk og amerikansk skole diett, og har muligens reddet mangeliv. Hør hans tale tale om hvilke konsekvenser feil mat kan få for HELE verden i framtiden, hvis vi ikke forandrer matvanene våre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIwrV5e6fMY

Poisoned by the intestine/forgiftet innenfra.


I want share this article with about what the stomack have to do with how the brain works and how we feel. I have tried to translate the best I could. This is the link to the Norwegian version: http://www.forskning.no/artikler/2011/november/305901


Poisoned by the intestine

The idea Autointoxication - an intoxication from the contents of the intestine - are certainly not new. It is so old that it has wandered far out into disrepute uncultivated for almost a century.In recent years there has in fact emerged more and more research suggests that gut flora can have a great impact on our health.Our millions of intestinal bacteria is suspected not only to play key roles in intestinal ailments such as colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis). Scientists believe we can find the causes of disorders such as obesity and autism among residents in the gut. Perhaps they also have a hand in it in fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, says Jørgen Valeur, Arnold Berstadelva and Tore Midtvedt, recently wrote about the idea in the Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association. But this is not necessarily about the invasion of bad bacteria that we must break with antibiotics. It may rather be the reverse. Our relationship with bacteria and a number of other factors can interfere with a good set of microscopic ecosystem partners. It may be these disturbances that make us sick.


Poisoned by the intestine

Bacteria in the gut can produce or stimulate production of bioactive substances - ie substances that can affect the body. In some cases, such bioactive agents act as a kind of poison. Researchers think the suffering may be caused by these bacteria produce substances for some reason comes across in the blood. More and more results connecting various disorders, such as fibromyalgia and IBS, a chronic, low-grade inflammation in the body. Substances from the intestines may cause such inflammation. Why they release into the body is another question. Perhaps the bacteria produce more toxins? Or maybe lighter substances penetrate the intestinal walls? There has been much talk about the so-called leakage from the bowel associated with various diseases, but it is quite hopeless to get done proper research of this.


Stomach Patients with ME

For Berstadelva was basically own experiences from working with gastrointestinal patients.- Of all the patients who have been referred to me because of food hypersensitivity has 70 percent also fibromyalgia and / or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), he said.


Perhaps also mistrusted.

There is patients who cry in the doctos office because they are not believed. An adult male immigrant in despair because he feels that people think he is away avoid work now. When patients tell their doctors that they have other symptoms in addition to gastrointestinal symptoms, the conclusion is that it is about psychiatry. Patients with multiple ailments are sent around to study with various experts, such as allergies and digestion. But doctors often find little and then the patients end up with cognitive therapists. But researchers forskning.no have talked to do not think the main reason for these problems is in the psyche. - There is something else. And our hypothesis is therefore that there may be a case of "poisoning" from the gut, says Berstadelva.



Important reflections

Day Bruusgaard, Professor, Department of General Practice and Community Medicine at the University of Oslo, said the idea may have some relevance. He has written about the possibility that there is a common cause of multiple unexplained illnesses.- I am no expert on the bowels, but intestinal flora has proven to be exciting and more important than we had thought. Nevertheless, I am profoundly skeptical and think that it could just as easily be about other explanations.


- I think anyway that this kind of reflection on what we do not understand is very important. These disorders are a huge challenge for medicine. Patients are very troubled, and to think that this only concerns psychology is simply arrogant.


Bruusgaard also recalls results from Haukeland study, published earlier this year. They showed that cancer drugs that suppress a particular type of cell in the immune system found in some cases dramatic improvement in ME patients. This may be an indication that the ME due to problems in the immune system, which again is consistent with the hypothesis intestinal flora. The idea that bacteria in the intestine may be behind many diseases must not fool people into thinking that the whole thing can be resolved by removing our internal flora. That mistake has been done before, and with terrible results.


Working for us

The human microbiome - the ecosystem of microorganisms in our body - count at least ten times as many cells as our own. Most are located in the gut. And these citizens are far from passive stowaways. They perform important tasks that the body itself can not. The bacteria obtain as vitamin K and digests parts of the food intestine are unable to break down.


- The bacteria is also our best defense against other bacteria. More important than the immune system, says Tore Midtvedt, professor emeritus at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. Presumably they have in addition a number of other tasks that we have not yet list. However, we know that bacteria are constantly communicating with each other and us.


Speaking with brain

- The majority of immune cells and the hormone-producing cells of the body's intestines. Moreover, it has an extensive nervous system associated with it, with the same number of nerve cells in the spinal cord, says Jørgen Valeur, attending the clinic for medicine at Deaconess Hospital Lovisenberg. These three systems are affected by bacteria - and vice versa. Intestinal bacteria and the brain actually talking to each other.


- The very central vagus nerve runs directly from the gut to the brain, and through the sent messages both ways. This means that we can influence our bacteria, but not least, they can affect us.


Bacteria change our genes

- The vagus nerve is in close contact with the limbic system, which regulates emotions. We still do not know much about how the vagus nerve affects the emotional life, but it is shown that one can treat depression by stimulating the nerve with electricity, says Valeur. There are also animal studies that confirm this. In 2011, results from an experiment with mice showed that the lactic acid bacterium Lactobacillus rhamnosus, which is used in some types of yogurt, reduced anxiety and stress behavior of animals by just affecting the vagus nerve. The bacteria are content also not sending nerve messages. They can also actually change us by switching our genes on and off.


In 1996 one of Midtvedt's students discovered that bacteria could turn on genes that caused intestinal cells to get food.


- We know of bacterial species that can switch up to 400 human genes, he says.


It is therefore good reason to wonder what happens when communication and interaction between us and our billions of inner comrades changed. Maybe it can affect both the substances produced in the gut, and which is released into our body.


Killing bacteria can cause problems

- What is the use of antibiotics, disinfectants and preservatives with the function of the intestine? ask Midtvedt. He is convinced that these everyday chemicals are changeing the intestinal flora. And such changes may lead to diseases. Early results from the research of one of the world's leading microbiologists, suggests that gut flora in some cases never recover after antibiotic treatment.


- Overuse of antibiotics can be one of the driving forces behind the dramatic increase in disorders such as obesity, diabetes 1, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), allergies and asthma has more than doubled in many populations, he wrote. More and more research connects a wealth of problems to the intestinal flora.


Thin mice were obese

A few years ago, the world was as baffled as Jeffrey Gordon showed that thin and obese mice had different composition of intestinal bacteria. And not only that. Thin mice that received transplants of bacteria from the gut to the fat mice were also obese.


Midtvedt think this also may be correct for humans. Probably it fits together with the way microorganisms break down indigestible carbohydrates. There are bacteria that makes the energy of these substances available to us, and how effectively they split carbohydrates determines how much energy we are left with. Some species of bacteria is much more effective than others.


- These bacteria also emits neurotransmitters that fat cells in the body perceives. The variant that makes the most energy available, also emits to save energy.


- It's no wonder if you are fat.


Similarly, there are indications that the intestinal flora is associated with autism.



Researchers have previously noted that children with autism often have problems with digestion. A study from 2011 suggests that children with autism also most pronounced is the most serious bowel problems. Several studies have shown that children with autism often have a different composition of bacteria in feces than their healthy siblings. There are also indications that there is stomach trouble providing autism and not vice versa. Scientists, for example, examine both normal and germ-free mice, concluded that the intestinal flora actually affects behavior and brain development in rodents. But this field is still at the starting line, partly because we have only just begun to develop sufficient technology to examine the ecosystem in the gut.


Difficult to study

- It's not like you can submit a stool sample to a lab to see if intestinal flora is normal, says Valeur.


- We can find differences between groups of healthy people and sick people. But we do not know what these differences mean.


- So far we have mostly only been able to look at which species are present, but the most interesting fact is what the bacteria are doing. We have no knowledge of that yet. And even when the results start coming, it may take a long time for new ideas from the research front penetrates the physician's office. Arnold Berstadelva have controversies surrounding the treatment of ulcers fresh in memory. For a little over 20 years ago, this disorder also considered a psychological problem.


Angry Associates

- I was the first in Norway who began treating patients with antibiotics against bacteria H. pylori, says Berstadelva.


- I got a lot of resistance and I felt that my colleagues were angry. The treatments gave great results but it was hard to get them published anywhere because no one believed them.


- But then Bergen Arbeiderblad grabbed hold of the case. The patient stories - about people who had been suffering for 20 years, and who had been healthy. Rumors began to walk among the patients, and it had to put strong pressure on the health care system. Maybe in the future we see similar stories about diseases created by the imbalance among bacteria in the gut. Both Berstadelva, Midtvedt and Valeur is certainly convinced that we simply have not heard the last word from the intestine's world.


- The inhabitants of the intestinal flora in the majority, and the bacteria were here long before us. One may wonder if the microbes has made us to have a comfortable place to live? Valeur philosophize with a smile.


- The world is a microbe imperial.


Wrong units....

I have now learned that 1 ml = 0.42 cup ... ie google translate does not translate units, hehe;-) I have now changed all the recipes to the correct units! I'm really sorry ....


jeg har nå lært at 1 d l= 0.42 cup...dvs at google translate IKKE oversette måleenheter, hehe ;-) Jeg har nå endret ALLE oppskriftene til riktige enheter! Beklager virkelig....



This dish is quick to make and great in taste, and in addition, fatty fish with spinach, nuts, broccoli, tomatoes and carrots are goodies for the brain. The sauce around the salmon can be made with cream, soy cream or just with water.


What you need (4 people):

500 g salmon fillets

½ cup cream / water

½ cup water

2 teaspoons broth powder (from health food shops)

2 Tbsp Provence / Mediterranean spices

a few drops of lemon juice

4 tbsp olive oil

1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

½ teaspoon sea salt

1 onion

½ Chinese garlic

½ broccoli

½ cauliflower

4 carrots

spinach leafs


sundried tomatoes in oil


1. Start by putting the oven at 200 degrees C (I use the pizza function, ie bottom heat plus convection) and cut vegetables into medium-sized pieces, and onion and garlic into small pieces.

2. Make a mixture of olive oil, water, broth and cream and pour it into a dish.

3. Place fish fillets in the dish, and put on salt and a few drops of lemon on the top of the fish.

4. Add onion and garlic and place in oven for 20 minutes.

5. Steam the carrots for 5 minutes, then the broccoli and cauliflower for 5 minutes so the total steaming time for carrots is 10 minutes.

6. Serve with a small salad made from spinach leaves, sun-dried tomatoes and walnuts.

7. It is nutritious and good for you to have only vegetables, we have it occasionally. If you still want to have potatoes, you can reduce the quantity of broccoli and cauliflower, and start with putting the potato in the oven, because it needs more time than the salmon. How to make salty potatoes: http://feedthebrain.blogg.no/1366138089_salt_baked_potatoes.html and cream potatoes:http://feedthebrain.blogg.no/1366139719_cream_potatoes.html


NB! This dish with potatoes is a safe bet when you have dinner guests :-)






Ovnsbakt laks med dampede grønnsaker.

Denne retten er rask å lage og god på smak, og i tillegg er fet fisk med spinat, nøtter, brokkoli, tomater og gulrot snadder for hjernen. Sausen rundt laksen kan lages med matfløte, soya fløte eller bare med vann.


Dette trenger du(4 personer):

500 g laksefilet

1 dl fløte/vann

1 dl vann

2 ts buljong pulver (fra helsekost)

2 ss Provence/middelhavskrydder

noen dråper sitronsaft

4 ss olivenolje

1 ts friskmalt pepper

1/2 ts salt

1 løk

1/2 kinesisk hvitløk

1/2 brokkoli

1/2 blomkål

4 gulrøtter



soltørkede tomater i olje


  1. Begynn med å sette ovnen på 200 grader C (jeg bruker pizza funksjon, dvs undervarme pluss varmluft) og kutt grønnsaker i medium store biter, og løk og hvitløk i små biter.

  2. Lag en blanding av olivenolje, vann , buljong og fløte, og hell den i en ildfast form.

  3. Legg fiskefiletene i formen, og ha på salt og noen dråper med sitron på fisken.

  4. Legg løk og hvitløk på fisken, og sett midt i ovnen i 20 minutter.




  5. Damp først gulrøttene i 5 minutter, og så legg oppi brokkolien og blomkålen i 5 minutter, slik at samlet dampe-tid for gulrøttene blir 10 minutter.

  6. Server med en liten salat laget av spinatblad,soltørket tomat og valnøtter.

  7. Det er næringsrikt og bra nokmed bare grønnsaker, vi bruker og ha det innimellom. Hvis du likevel ønsker å ha poteter til, kan du redusere ned på mengden av brokkoli og blomkål, og starte med å sette poteten inn i ovnen først, fordi den trenger mer tid enn laksen. Se her hvordan du lager salte poteter: http://feedthebrain.blogg.no/1366138089_salt_baked_potatoes.html og fløtepoteter:http://feedthebrain.blogg.no/1366139719_cream_potatoes.html


NB! Denne retten med poteter til er et sikkerstikk når du har middagsgjester :-)




Cream potatoes

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Cut the potatoes into 1/2 cm thick slices and place them half over each other in an oven dish. Pour 2/3 cup of cream (or, milk, soy etc) over it, and grind lots of pepper and salt over it. Sprinkle cheese over in the end. Put in the oven for 20-30 minutes.




Sett ovnen på 200 grader C. Kutt opp poteter i 1/2 cm tykke skiver og legg de i halveis over hverandre i en ildfast form. Hell 1 1/2 dl med fløte (eller melk, soya etc) over det hele, og godt med kvernet pepper og salt over. Strø litt ost over til slutt. Sett i ovnen i 20-30 minutter.  


Take small potatoes and place in a baking dish coated with olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt. Then roll the potatoes in oil and salt, and sprinkle with salt flakes on top in the end. Behind center ii oven at 200 degrees C for 35-45 minutes.


Saltbakte poteter

Ta små poteter (f.eks Amadine) og legg i en ildfast form dekket med olivenolje og litt strøsalt. Rull så potetene i oljen og saltet, og strø over saltflak på toppen til slutt. Bak midt i i ovnen på 200 grader C i 35-45 minutter .



Today I decided to share a quick recipe with you, since Mondays are always busy in this house. Normally I would have had fish on Mondays, because that is quick dinner, but today I did a twist on the dish that is not normally very healthy to make it better for you. By replacing some of the bacon with chicken and add peas and nuts, with spinach and tomato on top, this food can be a little healthier. Remember that you must always have colorful vegetables along with the food. The more color you have, the healthier it is. I always use whole grain pasta, but you can also use gluten-free pasta. By using milk instead of cream, the dish gets even better for your health. You can choose to use dairy cream, but if you are lactose intolerant you can use soy milk products instead, such as soy cream etc. This is great if you lost weight or just want to keep the weight too. Cheese contains lactose, but there are some cheeses that have less lactose than other types, and there are some types of cheese on the market without lactose. Sometimes lactose intolerant does not react goat cheese as much as cows cheese. I often use goat milk feta, because it works for me. The most important thing is to find out what YOU can tolerate, and cook according to that. The taste of the Carbonara is the same, characterized by the taste of cheese, pasta and bacon. And my kids LOVE it.


Here is what you need (4-5 servings):

100 grams lean bacon

2 Chicken Fillets

1 onion (preferably red)

Half Chinese garlic

4 eggs

3/4 cup cream/soy

3/4 cup cheese

4 servings of pasta

3/4 cup frozen peas


small tomatoes

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tsp pepper



1. Cut up the onion and garlic into small pieces. I use a cutting machine from Tvins to do this, makes it fast and I get very small pieces.

2. Cut up bacon and chicken into bite-sized pieces.










3. Put onion, garlic and bacon in a frying pan. Use a little olive oil if using very lean bacon. Cook until the bacon begins to get some color, and then add the chicken. Cook for about 7 minutes on medium heat, or until the chicken has no pink spots.

4. Make pasta according to package directions. It should be "al dente", ie it sticks to the wall ;-) While pasta is cooking, you can mix the eggs and milk / cream into a mixing bowl, then add the cheese, salt and pepper.

5. Drain the pasta, but keep about 1 cup of it for later, and add a few tablespoons of olive oil to the pasta.

6. Add the egg mix gradually to the pasta while stirring constantly, otherwise it turns into scrambled eggs. Then add the peas and bacon mix. Stir in a little of the cooking water if it gets too dry.

7. Serve with a few leaves of spinach, chopped tomatoes, pine nuts and grated parmesan / other cheese on top.




Pasta Carbonara med en liten vri.

I dag bestemte jeg meg for å dele en rask oppskrift med dere, siden mandager alltid er «tidlig middag»-dag her i huset. Normalt ville jeg ha hatt fisk på mandager, for det går alltid fort, men i dag gjør jeg en vri på det. Jeg skal presantere en matrett som ikke normalt er veldig helsemessig bra for deg, men jeg gjør en vri på den slik at den blir bedre for deg. Ved å erstatte litt av baconet med kylling, og tilsette erter og nøtter, med spinat og tomat på toppen, kan denne maten bli litt sunnere. Husk at du alltid må ha farger sammen med maten. Jo mer farge du har, jo sunnere blir retten. Jeg bruker alltid fullkornspasta, men du kan også bruke glutenfri pasta. Ved å velge og bruke melk heller enn fløte, blir retten enda bedre for helsen. Du kan velge om du vil bruke laktosefri fløte, men hvis du er laktoseintolerant så kan du stedenfor melkeprodukter bruke soyaprodukter, som f.eks soyafløte etc. Dette er flott hvis du slanker deg eller bare vil holde vekta. Det er selvfølgelig laktose i ost, men det er noen ostetyper som har mindre laktose enn andre typer, og det er kommet noen typer ost på markedet som er helt uten laktose. Noen ganger reagerer ikke laktoseintolerante på geitost. Jeg bruker ofte fetaost av geitmelk, for det funker for meg. Det viktigste er å finne ut hva DU tåler, og lage mat etter det. Smaken er den samme, og mine barn ELSKER den. Pasta Carbonara er kjennetegnet av smaken av ost, pasta og bacon. Kombinasjonen av dette er dermed hovedsaken, og slik kan den også gjøres sunnere!


Her er det du trenger (4-5 porsjoner):

50 gram mager bacon

2 Kyllingfileter

1 løk (helst rød)

1/2 kinesisk hvitløk

4 egg

1 1/2 dl melk

1 dl ost

4 porsjoner pasta

2 dl frosne erter


små tomater

1/2 ts salt

1 ts pepper


  1. Kutt opp løk og hvitløk i små biter. Jeg bruker en kuttemaskin fra Tvin til dette, da går det veldig fort og jeg får veldig små biter hvis jeg vil.

  2. Kutt opp bacon og kylling i passe store biter.

  3. Legg løk, hvitløk og bacon i en stekepanne. Bruk litt olivenolje hvis du bruker bacon uten fett. Stek til baconet begynner og få farge, og tilsett kyllingen. Stek i ca 7 minutter, på middels varme, eller til kyllingen ikke har noen rosa felt.

  4. Lag pasta etter anvisningen på pakken. Den skal være «al dente», dvs at den fester seg på veggen ;-) Mens pastaen koker kan du blande egg og melke/fløte i en bakebolle, og tilsett ost, salt og pepper.

  5. Hell av vannet fra pastaen, men behold ca 1 dl av den til senere, og tilsett noen ss med olivenolje.

  6. Tilsett eggebladingen i pastaen gradvis mens du rører hele tiden, ellers blir det til eggerøre. Så tilsetter du erter og baconblanding. Rør i litt av kokevannet hvis det blir for tørt.

  7. Server med noen blader med spinat, kuttede tomater, pinjekjerner og revet parmesan/annen ost på toppen.


Vel bekomme!



I am constantly hungry before every meal, so when we were in the U.S. on vacation we bought many organic muesli bars. This was a perfect way to keep going until the next meal for the people that is bothered by low blood sugar. In stores in Norway the muesli bars that are either full of sugar, gluten, or chocolate. So I decided to search the Internet for recipes for muesli bars, and see if I found someone I could use. I did not, so I started the process of making my own (that is why I have not posted anything for a while). I created a recipe that is gluten free, but not completely hypoallergenic because it contains berries with added sugar, honey and nuts. You can probably buy dried fruit without sugar. This recipe is really good for your brain! I use only organic products because this is best for your body. Take for example the organic peanut butter; the most common product in Norway contains dangerous trans fats, while organic ones contains only roasted peanuts. The taste may not be as good, but is much better for your body. Personally I do not like peanut butter on a sandwich, but I use it for cooking.


Muesli bars with nuts and berries (about 30 pieces).


In the bowl:

1/2 cup flaked almonds

1/2 cups dried tropical berry mix

100 grams of dried cranberries

100 grams of dried blueberries

1/2 cups pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup sesame seeds

1/2 cup soy flakes

2 cups oat flakes

200 grams of walnuts

1/2 cup dried coconut



In the saucepan:

1 tsp sea salt

2 cups juice from oranges, preferably with pulp (not from concentrate)

3 teaspoons cinnamon (optional)

2 tablespoons coconut oil

8 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons peanut butter (optional).



1. Cut the walnuts and mix together all the ingredients in mixing bowl.

2. Pour the juice into a saucepan and give it a boil. Let it cook for about 20-30 minutes on low heat so that it "boils down" and becomes sweeter and more syrupy. Otherwise you get soft muesli bars.

3. While the juice boils, you can pour the ingredients from the bowl into a large pan or saucepan over low to medium heat for about 20 minutes. This will roast the ingredients, but do not burn them. Stir very often.

4. When you see that the juice is getting done, remove the pan. Add the remaining ingredients to the pan and stir until dissolved. Give a simmer if this does not happen by itself.

5. Pour it over the dry ingredients in the pan. Turn off the heat. If it seems to be too much liquid, don't use it all. It should look like a sticky mass when it cools down. Add a little more honey if it looks dry. It is difficult to calculate how much liquid you will need, it depends on how "dry" the ingredients are.

6. Pour the mixture into a deep dish with baking paper and place in the refrigerator overnight so that it sticks together well (if you have time). Make sure the muesli bars are not more than 1 1/2 cm thick.

7. Place the dish in the middle of a preheated oven at 155 degrees C for 30-45 min. They should be golden, but not dark. If they are too soft inside, then let sit inside a little more, but put further down in the oven. Muesli bars turnes out best with both bottom and top heating, because they then get crispy on both sides, but soft in the middle.

8. Cut into bite-sized pieces with the sharpest knife you have.

9. Place the pieces in a container, but preferably not made of plastic, because they may turn soft. You can also put them in waxed paper, and store in the refrigerator or freezer.


Good luck :-)





Jeg går konstant rundt sulten før hvert måltid. Da vi var i USA på ferie kjøpte vi mange organiske müslibarer, og dette var en perfekt måte og holde ut til neste måltid for sarte sjeler med lavt blodsukker. I butikkene i Norge er det nesten bare müslibarer som enten er fulle av sukker, gluten, eller sjokolade. Jeg bestemte meg derfor for å se på oppskrifter på müslibarer, og se om jeg fant noen jeg kunne bruke. Det gjorde jeg ikke, så da startet prosessen med å lage min egen (og er altså grunnen til at jeg ikke har lagt ut noe på en stund). Jeg kom frem til denne oppskriften. Den er glutenfri, men ikke helt allergivennlig fordi den inneholder bær med tilsatt sukker, honning og nøtter. Du kan sikkert kjøpe tørket frukt uten sukker. Denne oppskriften er virkelig bra for hjernen din! Jeg bruker bare økologiske varer fordi at dette er best for kroppen. Ta feks det økologiske peanøttsmøret; Det fra Mills inneholder bl.a farlig transfett, mens det økologiske jeg kjøper inneholder kun ristede peanøtter. Den smaker kanskje ikke like godt, men er mye bedre for kroppen. Personlig så liker jeg ikke peanøttsmør på brødskiva, men bruker det til matlaging.


Müslibar med nøtter og bær (nok til ca 30 stk).


I bakebollen:

1 dl mandelflak

2 dl tørket tropisk bær mix

100 gram tørkede tranebær

100 gram tørkede blåbær

2 dl gresskarfrø

2 dl sesamfrø

3 dl soyaflak

5 dl havreflak

200 gram valnøtter

1 dl kokos


I kasserollen:

1 ts maldonsalt

4 dl juice fra appelsiner, gjerne med fruktkjøtt (ikke fra konsentrat)

3 ts kanel (kan sløyfes)

2 ss kokosolje

8 ss honning

2 ss peanøttsmør (kan sløyfes)



  1. Kutt opp valnøttene, og bland sammen alle ingrediensene som skal i bakebollen.

  2. Hell juice i en kasserolle, og gi den et oppkok. La den koke i ca 20-30 min på svak varme, slik at den «koker ned», og blir søtere og mer seig. Ellers så blir det myke müslibarer.

  3. Mens juicen koker, kan du helle ingrediensene fra bakebollen i ei stor panne eller kasserolle, og sett på svak/middels varme i ca 20 minutter. Dette skal riste ingrediensene, men ikke brenne de. Rør derfor veldig ofte.

  4. Når du ser at juicen begynner å bli ferdig, kan du ta av kasserollen. Tilsett resten av ingrediensene som skal i kasserollen, og rør til det er oppløst. Gi et oppkok hvis dette ikke skjer av seg selv.

  5. Hell så vesken over det tørre i pannen. Slå av varmen. Hvis det ser ut til å bli for mye veske, så la vær å bruke alt. Det skal se ut som en seig masse når det kjølner. Tilsett litt mer honning hvis det ser tørt ut. Det er vanskelig å beregne vesken, for det kommer an på hvor «tørre» ingrediensene er.

  6. Hell blandingen i en dyp form med bakepapir, og sett i kjøleskapet over natten slik at det kan klistre seg sammen godt (hvis du har tid). La formen være stor nok til at müslibarene ikke blir mer enn 1-1 1/2 cm tykke.

  7. Sett formen midt i en forvarmet ovn på 155 grader C i 30-45 min. De skal være gylne, men ikke mørke. Hvis de er for myke inni, så la de stå inni litt til, men sett lengre ned i ovnen. müslibarene blir best ved bunn- og topp varme, fordi da blir de sprø på begge sidene, men myke i midten.

  8. Kutt i passe store biter med den «skarpeste kniven i skuffen» ;-)

  9. Legg bitene i en beholder, men helst ikke laget av plastikk, for da kan de bli myke. Du kan også legge de i matpapir, og oppbevare de i kjøleskapet eller fryseren.


Lykke til :-)



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"Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food"! Hippocrates. -I am a mother of 3 children, who has studied psychology, anthropology and health science. My husband comes from Australia, so we are a bilingual family, with roots from opposite sides of the world. I have been unfortunate enough to become seriously ill several times in my 34 year old life, and therefore been in bad shape for my whole life. Partly because of the diseases, but also due to various viral and bacterial infections that come when you have a low immunsystem. With low immune system, you get more infections, and thus the vicious circle continues. Therefore, I have gradually developed an interest in food that is good for the brain and nervous system, as well as food that is allergy friendly. It has become a lifestyle for me and my family to eat food that is good for us, and we have more and more developed a diet based on "Hunter-Gatherer" principles. I created this blog to share my experience and knowledge with others in similar situations, and to acquire more knowledge from you that hopefully read this blog. I'm going to post some recipes for the food I like and have made myself, and that of course includes food that is good for the brain and nervous system. Since my family is bilingual, I'm going to write both in English and Norwegian. Articles in English, is going to have a Norwegian summary, and vice versa. I am very new to blogging, so have some patience with me in the beginning, and please ignore any typos in English as it is not my mother tongue :-) Thank you for reading the blog :-) Norwegian: Jeg er ei 3-barnsmor, som har studert psykologi, sosialantropologi og helsevitenskap. Mannen min kommer fra Australia, slik at vi er en tospråklig familie, med røtter fra hver sin side av verden. Jeg har vært uheldig nok til å bli alvorlig syk flere ganger av mitt 34 årige liv, og derfor vært i dårlig form hele livet. Delvis pga av sykdommene, men også pga diverse virus- og bakterieinfeksjoner som kommer når du har fått lavt immunforsvar. Med lavt immunforsvar, får du som kjent flere infeksjoner, og dermed er den vonde sirkelen igang. Jeg har derfor etter hvert utviklet en interesse for mat som er bra for hjernen og nervesystemet, og i tillegg mat som er allergivennlig. Det har etter hvert blitt en livsstil for meg og min familie å spise mat som er bra for oss, og vi har mer og mer utviklet et kosthold basert på "Hunter-Gatherer" prinsipper. Jeg opprettet denne bloggen for å dele min erfaring og kunnskap med andre i like situasjoner, og for å tilegne meg mer viten fra dere som forhåpentligvis leser denne bloggen. Jeg kommer til å legge ut oppskrifter til mat som jeg liker og har laget selv, og som selvfølgelig inneholder mat som er bra for hjernen og nervesystemet. Siden familien min er tospråklig, kommer jeg til å skrive det meste på både engelsk og norsk. Artikler på engelsk, kommer til å ha et norsk sammendrag, og omvendt. Jeg er veldig ny på blogging, så ha litt tålmodighet med meg nå i begynnelsen :-) Takk for at du leser bloggen :-)



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