Where are memories stored anyway?
Even though it is tempting to think of the memory as being stored just in the brain, there is overwhelming evidence that the mind and the brain are not one in the same thing. There of course are many theories of how memory is stored. I support the theory that memory is holographic in nature and thus sits outside of the purely physical realm. This of course makes the brain more like a sophisticated radio, receiving data from the holographic mental body.
If I were listening to my favorite recording artist on my car radio, it would seem pretty absurd to think I could take apart my radio to find the artist inside it. This is what it might appear to a person if they have never been introduced to the radio before. I suggest it is equally absurd to think that all memories are stored inside the brain. Yes the brain is a very complex radio, and if parts of it do not function properly, we would not get clear signals, thus the memories could be a bit fuzzy. Even though memories are stored outside the brain, proper functioning of the brain is very important to memory function.
We could easily think of the memory being stored in ‘clouds’ (software), as being used by many computer companies these days. We need a properly functioning and communicating computer (hardware) to receive the information from the ‘cloud’. So it still comes down to the need for a healthy brain (hardware), to keep access to memories (software). The memories are still there, but to access them, we just need to make sure the hardware is functioning properly. This means a good blood supply and adequate nutrients. Fortunately botanical remedies and Flower Essences can keep the hardware and the software functioning at peak performance.
The cerebral cortex and limbic systems of the brain controls the hardware interfaces to the software memory function. Arteriosclerosis in the arteries leading to the brain, along with inorganic mineral deposits in the brain cells themselves can result in ischemia (cell starvation from lack of oxygen and nutrients). This interferes with the thinking processes and produces what is usually recognized as senile behavior. This is one of the reasons that both Ginkgo and Rhodiola work on memory. They improve the micro-circulation in the brain. It is equally important to have adequate oils in the brain to help with brain function. Lack of oils can also cause ADD or ADHD (see blog July 28, 2011). We suggest fish oil or even better Krill oil to help with this function. To help the software connection, we find that Flower Essences work great. We often use the formula called Focus to aid with . . . well focus and Children’s Super Hug to keep a person not getting overly emotional with the task at hand.
Drink large amounts of clean water to leach out the inorganic deposits. Ensure that the brain receives proper nourishment to rebuild the deteriorating cells. Maintain and promote good circulation with an exercise and stretching program.
Single Herbs: Ginkgo, Rhodiola, Blue Vervain, Gotu Kola, Fo-ti-teng, Blessed Thistle (specifics for the brain); Periwinkle (viopocetine).
Combinations: Reishi Extract, Ginkgo plus, Phosphatidylserine with Ginkgo.
Nutritional Supplements: B complex (one tablets, twice daily), BEVC (two tablets, twice daily), Vitamin C (500 mg, three times daily), Glutamine, Tyrosine, Coenzyme Q10, Lecithin (1200 mg, twice daily), Krill / Black Currant Oil (2,000 mg; twice daily), Phosphatidylcholine, Acetylcholine, Manganese, Boron (3 – 6 mg daily), Huperzine A.