Energy and the Brain

From the first fetal movement to mid-life, the male hormonal charge kicks males into higher activity levels than females. Young boys need action. To put them in crowded environments which demand long periods of passive silence violates everything that makes up a boy. In the early elementary years, it is common for teachers to reuest that parents get medication for their hyperactive sons, when in most cases their activity needs are well within the normal range. (Joy, Donald, PhD. Unfinished Business. p 81-82. CA: Victor Books, 1989)

Acupuncture practitioners test the body’s energy circuits (using needles) in the same way that electrical engineers troubleshoot a printed-circuit board searching for electrical pathologies. (Lipton, Bruce H., PhD. The Biology of Belief. p 108. CA: Mountain of Love / Elite Books, 2005.)

Trying to be what you are not and suppressing your authentic self (who you were meant to be) is an unnatural process that requires the expenditure of precious life energy. (McGraw, Phillip C., PhD. Self Matters. p 17-18, 33-34. NY:Simon & Schuster Source, 2001.)

Falsifying Type (a form of adapting) is a term to describe an individual who spends hours each day in activities that require the brain to work up to 100 times harder. This throws body systems into distress. 

Refer to Adapting and the Brain for additional information.

Mitochondria in the cells generate most of the cell's supply of adenosine triphosphate or ATP, used as a source of energy for chemical processes. The production of ATP from glucose has an approximately 13-fold higher yield during aerobic respiration compared to anaerobic respiration. The central set of reactions involved in ATP production are collectively known as the citric acid cycle, or the Krebs Cycle. (Source)

Alcohol and virtually all artificial drugs, legal and otherwise, lower your body's energy level and weaken you. They put you in a position to continue to attract more disepowering energy including people with similar low energy into your life. (Dyer, Wayne W,, PhD. The Power of Intention. p 75. CA:Hay House, Inc., 2004)

Most men are reluctant to change. If they initiate a change they’ve already calculated and allocated the necessary energy (e.g., they’re in control). If someone else instigates the change, males must determine if it’s necessary, and if yes, then they will allocate energy accordingly. (Tanenbaum, Joe. Male & Female Realities. p 92-96. NV:Robert Erdmann Publishing, 1990.)

Ambition energy is a combination of a healthy body available to a positive-thinking mind. To achieve ambition energy, the individual needs a healthful nutritious diet including plant-grown vitamins, minerals, and enzymes (e.g., Lecithin, Coenzyme Q10). (Concoby, Robert, and David Nicol. Discovered: Nature’s Secret Fountains of Youth. p B-1. US:Hanford Press, 1993.)

Oxygen generates the energy that fuels cells and, in the process, releases free radicals (molecules that are missing an electron). Antioxidants help to defend against free radicals. Glutathione, one of the most powerful antioxidants in the body, is packed in highest concentration inside glial cells, specifically astrocytes. Thus, astrocytes can survive toxins that can produce high enough levels of reactive oxygen to kill neurons instantly. (Fields, R. Douglas, PhD. The Other Brain. p 104-106. NY:Simon & Schuster, 2009.)

The first embryonic cells are sound-sensitive. By six weeks of gestation a baby’s auditory system is virtually complete. (Pearsall, Paul, PhD. The Heart’s Code. p 110. NY:Broadway Books, 1998.)

The fetal auditory system is nearly complete by six weeks of gestation. Every cell in the fetus is influenced by the energy reflected in sound waves. (Pearsall, Paul, PhD. The Heart’s Code. p 110. NY:Broadway Books, 1998.)

Caloric beverages are generally less satiating than isocaloric foods. Persons interested in energy balance and weight control should, particularly when snacking, consume calories in food form. They are well advised to limit drinking to water. Even non-caloric sweetened beverages (e.g., diet sodas) may prompt consumption of additional calories later in the day. (Deahl, Thomas, D.M.D., PhD. Water, Thirst, & Dehydration. p 10. CA:Institute for Natural Resources, Health Update. 2009.)

Belief is the “eye” of your spirit. What you believe in is what you get. If you see health, happiness and success, your spirit will respond to that vision by setting in motion biochemical events that lead to increased productivity, health, and energy. (Fox, Arnold, MD, and Barry Fox, PhD. Wake Up! You’re Alive! p 50-52. FL: Health Communications, 1988.)

Dr. Valerie Hunt, Emeritus Professor in the UCLA Department of Physiological Sciences, has been a physiology researcher and university professor for 40 years. She was the first to discover the relationship between changes in bioenergy fields and human behavior and experience. In mapping the bioenergy fields (e.g., the AuraMeter that Dr. Hunt claims is "the most valuable diagnostic tool ever developed"), Dr. Hunt has found that each individual has a unique resting pattern or bioenergy. She calls this the Signature Field. (Barber, Susan. The Promise of BioEnergy Fields.)

PET scan studies: the rate of blood flow in the gray matter of the front cortex starts to lesson around age fifty. Older brains must usually work harder in burning glucose to process information. (Carper, Jean. Your Miracle Brain. p 17-18. NY:HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2000.)

Energy bonds keep a human being in one piece. The atoms and molecules that make up a cell also exist because their various parts are held together by bonds of energy. (Pearsall, Paul, PhD. The Heart’s Code. p 41. NY:Broadway Books, 1998.)

A brain signal is simply, in neurological terminology, a set of energy fluctuations. These intelligence impulses constantly create the body in new forms every second. Every cell is aware of how you think and feel about yourself. (Chopra, Deepak, MD. Ageless Body, Timeless Mind. p 23-25. NY: Harmony Books, 1993.)

The amygdale plays a role in providing higher energy levels for persons with frontal lobe preference (e.g., active problem solvers and forecasters). (Loye, David. The Sphinx and the Rainbow. Shambhala Publications, Inc, 1983.)

Energy moves up and down in the brain on a vertical access going from brain stem to cortex and back down again. (Jensen, Eric. Brain-Based Learning (Revised). p 16-17. CA: The Brain Store, 2005.)

When engaged in something it finds easy, the brain doesn’t have to work as hard (e.g., uses less energy, shows up as a less active PET scan). (Restak, Richard, MD. The New Brain. p 30-31. PA: Rodale, 2003.)

Brains use a lot of energy. Although your brain is only about 2% of your body weight, it uses 20% of oxygen you breathe and 20% of the energy from the food you eat. (Brynie, Faith Hickman. 101 Questions Your Brain Has Asked About Itself But Couldn’t Answer, Until Now. p 22. CT: Millbrook Press, 1998.)

The brain consumes more energy than any other organ but, unlike muscle, it can’t store much. When any part of the brain is active, it requires more blood flow. After periods of intense mental effort, energy stores are low and must be replenished by a short period of rest. (Greenfield, Susan, Con. Ed. Brain Power. p 155. Great Britain: Element Books Limited, 1999.)

The brain is about 2% of the body’s entire weight, but can consume 20%-30% of the body’s entire energy. The brain stores so little glucose or energy that, if not replenished, it would be all used up within 10 minutes. There is a reduction in the efficiency of energy production in the mitochondria of brain cells with age. Older brains must work harder in burning glucose to process information. (Carper, Jean. Your Miracle Brain. p 18-19, 106-107. NY:HarperCollins Publishers, 2000.)

The brain uses more energy than any other human organ, accounting for up to 20 percent of the body's total haul. A new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA indicates that two thirds of the brain's energy budget is used to help neurons or nerve cells "fire'' or send signals. The remaining third is used for housekeeping or cell-health maintenance. (Swaminathan, Nikhil. Why Does the Brain Need So Much Power? Scientific American, April 2008.)

When engaged in something it finds easy, the brain doesn’t have to work as hard and uses less energy (shows up as a less active PET scan). (Restak, Richard, MD. The New Brain. p 30-31. PA: Rodale, 2003.)

Even at rest, the brain utilizes oxygen and glucose at 10 times the rate of the rest of the body (brain uses 20% of energy consumption). (Wolfe, Patricia, PhD. Brain Matters.p 4-6. Virginia: ASCD, 2001.)

The brain is a very energy-demanding organ. It is responsible for over half your obligatory energy requirements. (Brand-Miller, Jennie, PhD, Thomas M. S. Wolever, MD, PhD, et al. The New Glucose Revolution. p 15-18. NY: Marlowe & Company, 2003.)

In general the brain utilizes up to 20% of the energy of the entire body—most of it involved with creating and maintaining synapses (connections between neurons). (Gorman, Christine. Why We Sleep. NY: Time Inc., Time. Vol 164, No 25, p 46-59. Dec 20, 2004.)

“Thinking easy” does it. PET Scan analyses of brains doing a variety of tasks indicate that people who are “gifted” in a specific ability, use less energy in doing related tasks than others, because their brains seem to be more efficient naturally in those areas of giftedness. (Haier, Richard. Cortica Glucose Metabolic Rate Correlates of Abstract Reasoning with PET. Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, UC Irvine. January 1988.)

The brain uses between 20% and 30% of the body’s energy. Students can better their performance by inhaling a shot of oxygen or swallowing some glucose just before a test. (Seenan, Gerard. Oxygen and Sugar Boost Brain Power. 2001.)

The brain is about 2% of total body weight. It consumes 25% of metabolic energy and 40% of blood glucose as food. (Fisher, Helen. Why We Love. p 140-141. NY: Henry Holt and Company, 2004.)

Studies using MRI Scans: Blood-flow boosts were lowest for participants with the best verbal skills. Successful problem solving depends on a brain that efficiently lessens its workload rather than laboring harder. (Bower, Bruce. Energy-Efficient Brains. Cognitive Psychology, June 8, 2002.)

Propagating a nerve impulse requires a measurable amount of energy. The total energy consumption of the brain is about 25 watts—rounded off to 10 watts as a significant fraction of this energy will not be used for useful computation. (Merkle, Ralph C. Energy Limits to the Computational Power of the Human Brain. Article in Foresight Update No. 6, August 1989.)

A brain signal is simply, in neurological terminology, a set of energy fluctuations. These intelligence impulses constantly create the body in new forms every second. Every cell is aware of how you think and feel about yourself. (Chopra, Deepak, MD. Ageless Body, Timeless Mind. p 23-25. NY: Harmony Books, 1993.)

Routine behaviors that happen almost subconsciously, are carried out using a minimum of brain energy, and provide little brain exercise. (Lawrence C., PhD and Manning Rubin. Keep Your Brain Alive.p 21-22. NY: Workman Publishing Company, Inc., 1999.)

Conscious breathing, combined with physical awareness and relaxation can enhance energy levels and stimulate production of “feel-good” peptides (e.g., endorphins). (Pert, Candace, PhD. Your Body is Your Subconscious Mind (audiocassettes). CO:Sounds True.)

Burnout resulting from excess stress is a clear risk factor for heart disease and is characterized by fatigue. (Hafen, Brent Q., et al. Mind/Body Health. p 81, 90-92. MA: Simon & Schuster, 1996.)

Refer to Substances and the Brain for additional information.

Energy necessary to keep you warm, thinking, and moving comes primarily from carbohydrates and lipids (fats). Excellent sources include clean-burning high quality carbohydrates as found in natural fruits, grains, and vegetables. (Concoby, Robert, and David Nicol. Discovered: Nature’s Secret Fountains of Youth. p B-1. US:Hanford Press, 1993.)

It is highly likely that people are exhibiting caretaking or overcare behaviors if their caring intentions don’t feel as if they are both adding to their own energy bank and impacting others in an uplifting way. (Childre, Doc and Howard Martin. The HeartMath Solution. p 1654-166. CA: Harper SF, 1999.)

Four general categories of energy have been identified:

  • Gravity
  • Electromagnetic energy
  • Strong nuclear energy
  • Weak nuclear energy.

There is the possibility of a fifth force, “L” or life energy. (Pearsall, Paul, PhD. The Heart’s Code. p 40-41. NY: Broadway Books, 1998.)

Neurons have mitochondria, same as other cells in the body, where energy is released to power the cell. Where oxygen is used to “burn” food and get the energy out. (Brynie, Faith Hickman. 101 Questions Your Brain has Asked About Itself but Couldn’t Answer Until Now. p 31. CT: Millbrook Press, 1998.)

Refer to Neurons and Neurotransmitters for additional information.

Study by Schwartz and Russek (1997-1998): the recipient’s rejection process of a transplanted organ may reflect not only rejection of the material organ (the cellular component) but also rejection of the donated cellular memory (the information and energy stored within the transplanted donor cells). (D' Alberto, Attilio, BSc (Hons). Cellular Memory and ZangFu Theory.)

Refer to Cellular Memory and the Brain for additional information.

The chakras, which may be thought of as centers for transmission or transformers of energy (e.g., clusters of neurons), are believed to vibrate at a characteristic frequency as they distribute energy throughout the body. (Graham, Helen. Discover Color Therapy. p 18-26. CA: Ulysses Press, 1998.)

Exhaustion and frustration can be triggered by an attempt to make drastic changes all at once. (Brooks, Robert, PhD, and Sam Goldstein, PhD. The Power of Resilience. p 32-34. NY: Contemporary Books, McGraw Hill, 2004.)

Females tend to try to change what they don’t like even though it may be working. They’ll change it until it’s better than it was—or at least different. Males tend to put up with something they don’t like rather than expend the energy to risk a change that may not work. (Tanenbaum, Joe. Male & Female Realities. p 102-103. NV: Robert Erdmann Publishing, 1990.)

Energy levels are usually closely aligned to the circadian rhythm (time of day). Introverts tend to have higher energy earlier in the day. Extraverts have higher energy later in the day. (Howard, Pierce J., PhD. The Owner’s Manual for the Brain. p 370-372. GA: Bard Press, 1994, 2000.)

Cleansing energy is supported by antioxidant nutrients and enzymes as well as the accessory nutrient chlorophyll. Spirulina, Chlorella, and wheat and green barley grass juice are especially rich sources of chlorophyll. (Concoby, Robert, and David Nicol. Discovered: Nature’s Secret Fountains of Youth. p B-2. US: Hanford Press, 1993.)

CQ10 does double duty: a potent antioxidant and as the spark of cell energy. These molecules are the workers within the micro-energy factories, the mitochondria that shuttle protons and electrons from one bio-energy enzyme to another in a continuous cycle. (Carper, Jean. Your Miracle Brain. p 261-264. NY: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2000.)

“If you wean yourself from coffee…you can feel a new rush of vitality and energy.” (Robbins, Anthony. Unlimited Power. p 178-188. NY: Fireside, 1986.)

Virtually no energy is wasted when all components of a system are operating in harmony – are coherent. Positive emotional states create coherence within the human system. (Childre, Doc and Howard Martin. The HeartMath Solution. p 50-51. CA: Harper SF, 1999.)

A person’s energies express themselves through color. Energies that naturally vibrate at specific frequencies are excited by energies in the environment vibrating at precisely the same frequency. Specific colors strike a chord with us when their vibrations match our own. (Helen Graham. Discover Color Therapy. p 52-53. CA:Ulysses Press, 1998.)

Refer to Senses and the Brain for additional information.

If someone is draining your energy due to constant turmoil and conflict you can lose eight years off your life expectancy. (McGraw, Phillip C., PhD. Self Matters. p 34. NY: Simon & Schuster Source, 2001.)

Physics – law of conservation of energy: Energy can never be created or destroyed; it can only be changed from one form to another. (Childre, Doc and Howard Martin. The HeartMath Solution. p 89-91. CA:Harper SF, 1999.)

Energy is subject to the law of conservation of energy. According to this law, energy can neither be created (produced) nor destroyed by itself. It can only be transformed. Examples of the interconversion of electromagnetic radiation energy include:

  • Chemical energy by Photosynthesis
  • Electric energy by Solar cell
  • Electromagnetic radiation by Non-linear optics
  • Mechanical energy by Solar sail
  • Nuclear energy by Mössbauer spectroscopy
  • Thermal energy by Solar collector

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Positive energy is contagious. (Gordon, Jon, M.A. Become an Energy Addict. p xv. GA: Longstreet Press, 2003.)

Life is pure creative energy. Creativity is a spiritual experience: creativity leads to spirituality or spirituality leads to creativity. (Cameron, Julia. The Artist’s Way. p 1-3. NY: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1992.)

Your creative ability has in origins in your unseen mind. You can form a thought or picture. Mental-picturing power is in the energy of attraction that is part of all creative processes. (Dyer, Wayne, PhD. Manifest Your Destiny. p 12-13, 72-74. NY: HarperPaperbacks, 1997.)

Men often get married in order to stop dating because it is expensive: financially, emotionally, and physically. Men can’t allocate energy at that level for very long, so one reason to marry is stop the energy drain. (Tanenbaum, Joe. Male & Female Realities. p 107. NV: Robert Erdmann Publishing, 1990.)

Energy is the ability to do work. Measuring energy has become a very precise science, but interpreting what energy actually is presents challenges. The heart pumps biochemical nutrients to every cell in the body, and also circulates patterns of energy containing information that tells every object in the body how to do its job. (Pearsall, Paul, PhD. The Heart’s Code. p 40. NY: Broadway Books, 1998.)

Energy is all that exists. It cannot be destroyed—just transformed from one form to another. It is found in everything (e.g., nature, animals, humans, music, thoughts, prayer/meditation) and can be acquired. (Gordon, Jon, M.A. Become an Energy Addict. p 1-6. GA: Longstreet Press, 2003.)

Think of depression as a state of lowered energy. Energy has been diverted to contain anger. It’s hard to be productive with limited energy that remains. (Viscott, David. MD. Emotional Resilience. p 89-91. NY:Crown Publishers Inc., 1996.)

Physiological symptoms of depression include sluggishness. (Roizen, Michael F., MD. Real Age, Are you as young as you can be? p 279. NY:Cliff Street Books, 2000.)

Being “upset” drains more energy than being “disappointed” – but not by much. Either one will cause emotional drain. (Childre, Doc and Howard Martin. The HeartMath Solution. p 150-151. CA: Harper SF, 1999.)

The human body is an energy system and energy systems function optimally with efficient fuel. Homeostasis keeps it together. Disruption of that energy, by whatever means, is what we call disease. (Benziger, I. Katherine, PhD. Thriving in Mind. p xiv. TX: KBA Publishing, 2000.)

Drugs (e.g., alcohol, artificial drugs legal and illegal) weaken you and lower your body’s energy level. (Dyer, Wayne, PhD. The Power of Intention. p 73-80. CA: Hay House, Inc., 2004.)

Your energy can be drained by others through their dysfunctional behaviors (e.g., lying, stealing, cheating, hurting others, refusing to cooperate, complaining frequently, acting selfishly, acting superior). (Siebert, Al, PhD. The Survivor Personality. p 74-76. NY:A Perigee Book, 1996.)

If someone is draining your energy due to constant turmoil and conflict you can lose eight years off your life expectancy. (McGraw, Phillip C., PhD. Self Matters. p 34. NY: Simon & Schuster Source, 2001.)

Digestion takes more nerve energy than almost anything else for many people. Eat a little. That way you’ll be around long enough to eat a lot. (Robbins, Anthony. Unlimited Power. p 170-180. NY: Fireside, 1986.)

According to Albert Einstein, matter is an expression of energy. Cardio-energetics suggests that energy is interchangeable with information. (Pearsall, Paul, PhD. The Heart’s Code. p 51. NY: Broadway Books, 1998.)

E=MC2 simply stated is this: the universe is one indivisible and dynamic whole in which energy and matter are so deeply entangled you cannot consider them as independent elements. (Lipton, Bruce H., PhD. The Biology of Belief. p 101-102. CA: Mountain of Love / Elite Books, 2005.)

The electrical energy from your heart is transmitted to another person’s brain when you touch that person, and vice versa. We affect each other at the most basic electromagnetic level. This has huge social implications. (Childre, Doc and Howard Martin. The HeartMath Solution. p 159-160. CA: Harper SF, 1999.)

The brain consumes only as much energy as a ten-watt lightbulb and is water-cooled even more efficiently than your car engine (e.g., don’t work up a sweat thinking). (Quartz, Steven R., PhD, and Terrence J. Sejnowski PhD. Liars, Lovers, and Heroes. p 33. NY: HarperCollins Publishers Inc., 2002.)

The speed of electromagnetic energy signals is 186,000 miles per second (compared to speed of less than 1 centimeter per second for diffusible chemicals). Energy signals are 100 times more efficient and infinitely faster than physical chemical signaling in the body. (Lipton, Bruce H., PhD. The Biology of Belief. p 111-112. CA: Mountain of Love / Elite Books, 2005.)

Refer to Electromagnetic Energy for additional information.

Emotional survivors recover quickly from feelings of discouragement. They avoid dwelling on the past or on what has been lost, and direct their energy to getting things to turn out well. (Siebert, Al, PhD. The Survivor Personality. p 194-195. NY: A Perigee Book, 1996.)

When stored or blocked emotions are released through touch or other physical methods, there is a clearing of our internal pathways, which we experience as energy. (Pert, Candace, PhD. Molecules of Emotion. p 276. NY:Scribner, 1997.)

Emotions are an inner source of energy, influence, and information. They are inherently neither good nor bad. What you do with the information and energy they produce makes the difference. Being conscious of your emotional states provides valuable flexibility of response. (Cooper, Robert K., PhD., and Ayman Sawaf. Executive EQ. p 12-13. NY:Grosset/Putnam 1997.)

Emotions are a field of energy. They are everywhere in the body and the brain. (Pert, Candace, PhD. Molecules of Emotion (Audiocassettes). NY:Simon & Schuster Audio Division, 1997.)

Emotional energy works at a higher speed than thought energy. (Childre, Doc and Howard Martin. The HeartMath Solution. p 137-138. CA:Harper SF, 1999.)

Alternative healers refer to energy, and associate it with the release of emotion and the restoration of health. This mysterious energy is actually the free flow of information carried by the biochemicals of emotion, the neuropeptides and their receptors. (Pert, Candace, PhD. Molecules of Emotion. p 276-277. NY:Scribner, 1997.)

Females have more long-term energy reserves as their bodies are composed of a higher percentage of fat, and fat burns slowly. A woman’s endurance under conditions such as starvation, exposure, stress, and shock is better than a man’s. (Stump, Jane Barr, PhD. What’s the Difference? p 72. NY:William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1985.)

Energy medicine includes touch and movement therapies, spiritual healing, meditation, homeopathy, acupuncture, light therapy, acupressure, etc. It postulates that changes in the life force of the body (e.g., electric, magnetic, electromagnet) affect human health and can promote healing. (Christman, Linda. Internet article on Energy Medicine.)

Estimation of energy level is highly correlated with future accomplishments and general all-around health. One’s own estimate of energy levels largely determines one’s attitudes toward future endeavors. (Restak, Richard, MD. Mozart’s Brain and the Fighter Pilot. p 130-131. NY:Harmony Books, 2001.)

PET Scan studies: the brain works many times harder when performing tasks that are more energy-intensive for the brain. Includes a tool for evaluating relative energy expenditures. (Taylor, Arlene, PhD and Eugene Brewer PhD, with Michelle Nash. MindWaves. p 130-169. AR:The Concerned Group, Inc, 2003.)

All organisms, including humans, communicate and read their environment by evaluating energy fields. Being depending on spoken and written language however, humans have neglected their energy sensing communication system. (Lipton, Bruce H., PhD. The Biology of Belief. p 120. CA:Mountain of Love / Elite Books, 2005.)

Eating sugar provides a quick rush of energy followed by a huge drop as the body reacts to the excess sugar by lowering both blood sugar and energy levels. (Fox, Arnold, MD, and Barry Fox, PhD. Wake Up! You’re Alive! p 62-64. FL: Health Communications, 1988.)

The most important function of exercise is to stimulate and cleanse the bodymind. Enhance the benefits of daily exercise by linking it to something enjoyable. This is a great way to enhance your energy and encourage the production of “feel-good” peptides such as endorphins. (Pert, Candace, PhD. Molecules of Emotion Audio. NY:Simon & Schuster, 1997.)

Regular exercise improves energy levels, reprograms the amygdale to discourage fat storage, accelerates fat burning, and releases endorphins. Regular exercise can improve the brain’s ability to secrete endorphins. (Bost, Brent W., MD, FACOG. Hurried Woman Syndrome. p 56-57. NY:Vantage Press, 2001.)

Exercise not only increases longevity but it can also increase one’s energy. Three basic types of physical activities: general physical activity, stamina-building activities, and strength and flexibility exercises. (Roizen, Michael F., MD. Real Age: Are You As Young As You Can Be? p 211, 262. NY:HarperCollins Publishers, 2001.)

Exercise stimulates and cleanses the bodymind. Suggests combining exercise with other enjoyable activities (listening to music via headphones). (Pert, Candace, PhD. Your Body is Your Subconscious Mind (audiocassettes). CO: Sounds True.)

Refer to Exercise and the Brain for additional information.

Emotional experiences become imprinted in your brain cells and memory and form patterns that influence your behavior. (Childre, Doc and Howard Martin. The HeartMath Solution. p 137-139. CA: Harper SF, 1999.)

Energy levels are usually closely aligned to the circadian rhythm (time of day). Introverts tend to have higher energy earlier in the day versus extraverts who may have higher energy later in the day. (Howard, Pierce J., PhD. The Owner’s Manual for the Brain. p 370-372. GA: Bard Press, 1994, 2000.)

Refer to Extroversion-Ambiversion-Introversion for additional information.

Education, understanding, empathy, emotional support, and reframing of one’s individual experience are powerful psychological tools—but basically unhelpful in cases of excessive adapting, often known as Falsifying Type. Because the individual spends hours each day in activities that require the brain to work 100 times harder, body systems are thrown into distress. Identifying and owning or reowning one's brain bent can help resolve the fatigue. 

Refer to Adapting and the Brain for additional information.

Become conscious of the energy levels of your acquaintances, friends, and extended family. Choose to be in close proximity to people who are empowering, who appeal to your sense of connection to intention, who are igh-energy people, who see the greatness in you. You can raise your own energy levels by being in the energy field of these types of people. (Dyer, Wayne W,, PhD. The Power of Intention. p 76-78. CA:Hay House, Inc., 2004)

Mental fatigue can be combated by switching to activities that use different parts of the brain. (Restak, Richard, MD. Mozart’s Brain and the Fighter Pilot. p 90-92. NY: Harmony Books, 2001.)

Fatigued people make errors, which create an enormous detrimental effect. Fatigues people also work more slowly and less effectively. They do things the long and routine way, and fail to see efficient shortcuts. (Cooper, Robert K., PhD., and Ayman Sawaf. Executive EQ. p 27. NY: Grosset/Putnam 1997.)

Extending your fear by projecting it into the future simply encourages more fear. This creates an even greater energy drain. Believing in those fears can help bring them into reality. (Childre, Doc and Howard Martin. The HeartMath Solution. p 174-175. CA: Harper SF, 1999.)

Refer to Emotions and Feelings for additional information.

Compared to males, women tend to expend and deplete energy in order to stay focused for long periods of time. But women are generally capable of recovering energy while continuing to interact with the outside world (e.g., walk, see a movie, talk, play). (Tanenbaum, Joe. Male & Female Realities. p 87-88. NV: Robert Erdmann Publishing, 1990.)

Women are contextual. They expend energy to enter into and interact with physical reality. When women want to recover or reserve energy, they escape physical limitations by movement, imagination, or interaction with others. (Tanenbaum, Joe. Male & Female Realities. p 77-85. NV: Robert Erdmann Publishing, 1990.)

The universe is an integration of interdependent energy fields. There is a massive complexity in the intercommunication among physical parts and energy fields that form the whole. The flow of information is holistic. Biological dysfunctions can results from miscommunication anywhere within these complex pathways. (Lipton, Bruce H., PhD. The Biology of Belief. p 101-105. CA: Mountain of Love / Elite Books, 2005.)

There appears to be a form of energy called the fifth force that is nonlocal in nature and that may account for spontaneous remissions of illness, among other things. (Sylvia, Claire, with William Novak. A Change of Heart. p 224-225. NY:Little, Brown and Company, 1997.)

Studies at Princeton University in New Jersey, PEAR program: More than one million trials have been done assessing the impact of “L” energy. Strongest energy connections have been between male/female pairs who reported being connected heart to heart in a love bond. (Pearsall, Paul, PhD. The Heart’s Code. p 43-46. NY:Broadway Books, 1998.

Peak experiences sometimes referred to as flow (e.g., Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi) or by others as being in the zone, have been associated with physiological changes in the body. These may include the release of adrenalin and endorphins, changes in metabolic rates, alteration in patterns of breathing and heart rate, an increase in alpha wave activity, increased energy, and so on. It comes about through a sense of doing something that feels perfectly natural. Aviator Wilbur Wright described it as a sensation of perfect peace mingled with an excitement that strains every nerve to the utmost. (Robinson, Ken, PhD. The Element. p 90-96. NY: Penguin Books, 2009.)

There are high-energy foods and some that calibrate low. Foods with toxic chemicls sprayed on them will make you weak even if you have no idea that the toxins are present. In general foods high in alkalinity (e.g., fruits, vegetables, nuts, soy, non-yeast breads, virgin olive oil) calibrate at the high end and will strengthen you on muscle testing. Artificial foods such as sweeteners are low-energy products as well as highly acidic foods (e.g., flour-based cereals, meats, dairy, sugars) as well as artificial sweeteners calibrate at lower energies, which will weaken you.

Eating less sugar can provide more energy without after-the-big-meal sleepiness. It takes at least 20 minutes to work off the calories from healthy foods (e.g., bananas or apples) that can be eaten in thirty seconds. (Roizen, Michael F., MD. Real Age: Are You As Young As You Can Be? p 178, 187. NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2001.)

Refer to Care of the Brain for additional information.

Refer to Nutrition and the Brain for additional information.

Through forgiveness, a person can convert suffering into new energy to move forward. It partly depends on choice and partly on compassion. It releases trapped energy for use elsewhere. (Cooper, Robert K., PhD., and Ayman Sawaf. Executive EQ. NY: Grosset/Putnam, 1997, pp 74-75)

Forgiveness can free up and put to better use the energy that was formerly consumed by holding grudges. It is moving on, something you do for YOU. (Simon, Sidney B., PhD, and Suzanne Simon. Forgiveness: How to Make Peace With Your Past and Get on With Your Life. p 14, 18-20. MA:Grand Central Publishing, 1991.)

Refer to Forgiveness/Forgiving for additional information.

It is the free flow of energy between two close friends that makes the specific structure of their time together relatively incidental. The energy level at the end of the time together is as high or as higher than it was at the beginning. (Goldberg, Herb, PhD. The New Male-Female Relationship. p 184-185. NY: Signet Books, 1983.)

Five steps (freeze-frame), if used on a regular basis, can help to boost immune system function, maintain a healthy inner environment, and save body energy. (Childre, Doc. Freeze Frame. p 11, 53, 121. CA: Planetary Publications, 1994, 1998.)

It is the free flow of energy between two close friends that makes the specific structure of their time together relatively incidental. The energy level at the end of the time together is as high or as higher than it was at the beginning. (Goldberg, Herb, PhD. The New Male-Female Relationship. p 184-185. NY: Signet Books, 1983.)

The digestive system breaks down food that is eaten into a number of compounds the body needs, including simple sugars (e.g., not table sugar). The body relies on complicated chemistry to carry the sugars extracted from food to the cells. (Michaud, Ellen, and Alice Feinstein. Fighting Disease. p 109-110. PA: Rodale Press, 1989.)

Energy is the fuel of excellence. Provides many ideas for increasing one’s energy levels. (Robbins, Anthony. Unlimited Power. p 166-180. NY: Fireside, 1986.

Each individual has varying proportions of both male and female energy. Most have been either male-trained or female-trained, depending on the early environment. By age five, most continue in using the mixed signals they try to translate (e.g., pressure of changing biology, cultural roles, expectations) in order to survive. (Tanenbaum, Joe. Male & Female Realities. p 25-26. NV:Robert Erdmann Publishing, 1990.)

Men recover energy in one of two ways: they go back into their bodies (e.g., naps, sleep) or they focus on one particular thing (e.g., television, book). A male needs to “go inside” after working “outside” himself. (Tanenbaum, Joe. Male & Female Realities. p 87-88. NV: Robert Erdmann Publishing, 1990.)

Males have more quick energy from greater total amounts of stored, quick fuels known as phosphocreatine and glycogen, and more oxygen in their bloodstreams. (Stump, Jane Barr, PhD. What’s the Difference? p 72. NY:William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1985.)

Males tend to put up with something they don’t like rather than expend the energy to risk a change that may not work. Fixing something that’s not broken is perceived as a waste of both time and energy! (Tanenbaum, Joe. Male & Female Realities. p 67-87. NV:Robert Erdmann Publishing, 1990.)

Males find it harder to be spontaneous, because they need to know in advance when they’ll run out of energy. Females have a fat reserve that can provide extra energy. (Tanenbaum, Joe. Male & Female Realities. p 87-88. NV:Robert Erdmann Publishing, 1990.)

Females have more long-term energy reserves as their bodies are composed of a higher percentage of fat, and fat burns slowly. A woman’s endurance under conditions such as starvation, exposure, stress, and shock is better than a man’s. (Stump, Jane Barr, PhD. What’s the Difference? p 72. NY:William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1985.)

Women expend 12% more energy on the job than men do. (Stump, Jane Barr, PhD. What’s the Difference? p 72. NY:William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1985.)

A man’s reality expands outwardly. It requires energy to interact with the physical universe. When tired, the male moves inward until all he can deal with his himself. A man uses less and less energy if things remain the same. If a situation (good or bad) goes unresolved, the male begins to use up greater and greater amounts of energy until he reaches a solution, or reaches the wall of physical reality. ((Tanenbaum, Joe. Male & Female Realities. p 59-67, 77-88. NV:Robert Erdmann Publishing, 1990.)

Women tend to expend and deplete energy in order to stay focused for long periods of time (as compared to men). But women are generally capable of recovering energy while continuing to interact with the outside world (e.g., walk, see a movie, talk, play). Women are contextual. They expend energy to enter into and interact with physical reality. When women want to recover or reserve energy, they escape physical limitations by movement, imagination, or interaction with others. (Tanenbaum, Joe. Male & Female Realities. p 77-88. NV:Robert Erdmann Publishing, 1990.)

Refer to Gender Differences for additional information.

Refer to Glial Cells – the Other Brain for additional information.

The type of sugar (glucose) that circulates in your blood and cells is critical to brain function, and is largely determined by what you eat. (Carper, Jean. Your Miracle Brain. p 106-107. NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2000.)

The brain consumes the equivalent of a quarter pound of glucose every day, more than any other organ except for muscles during heavy exercise. The bulk of the energy is used to make neurotransmitters. (Treadwell, Benjamin V., PhD. The Brain: Can We Tweak it? p 12. CA:Juvenon Health Journal, Vol 4, No. 4, April 2005.)

The human body primarily gets its energy from metabolizing sugar (closely related to sucrose or common table sugar). It is transported to the cells in the form of glucose. Metabolism is an intelligent act. (Chopra, Deepak, MD. Ageless Body, Timeless Mind. p 124-130. NY:Harmony Books, 1993.)

Carbohydrate (glucose source) is the only source of fuel that the brain can use (it cannot burn fat). Glucose levels decline during a period of intense cognitive processing. Improved mental ability following a carbohydrate meal has been demonstrated in all types of people. (Brand-Miller, Jennie, PhD, Thomas M. S. Wolever, MD, PhD, et al. The New Glucose Revolution. p 15-16. NY: Marlowe & Company, 2003.)

The only food your brain can work on is glucose. (Robbins, Anthony. Unlimited Power. p 170-180. NY: Fireside, 1986.)

Refer to Nutrition and the Brain for additional information.

Refer to Sugar and the Brain for additional information.

Superoxide Dismutase, or SOD for short, is a powerful antioxidant enzyme that is found in green superfoods (e.g., wheat grass, barley grass, spirulina). It helps support brain function and the immune system, and contributes to endurance energy. Studies have shown that one’s life span is proportional to the SOD content in one’s heart, brain and liver. (Concoby, Roberts, and David Nicol. Discovered: Nature’s Secret Fountains of Youth. B-2, C-1. US: Hanford Press, 1993.)

Healing appears to be influenced by multiple factors—so many, in fact, that it is virtually impossible to establish a repeatable experiment in which all would occur in the same combination more than once. Studies: over 300 during the past 40 years showing the efficacy of energy healing. Findings are still ignored or rejected by many scientists. The time has come to accept that healing is the way it is. (Christman, Linda. Energy Medicine.)

Vitamins A (carotene), C, and E are generally recognized as the three most important vitamins for healing. (Concoby, Robert, and David Nicol. Discovered: Nature’s Secret Fountains of Youth. B-2. US: Hanford Press, 1993.)

Life force or healing energies are acknowledged by many cultures and have differing labels (e.g., Chinese – Chi, Egyptians – Ka, Indians – Prana, Hawaiians, Mana. Benson, Herbert, MD, with e Stark. Timeless Healing. p 157-158. NY: Scribner, 1996.)

Alternative healers refer to energy, and associate it with the release of emotion and the restoration of health. This mysterious energy is actually the free flow of information carried by the biochemicals of emotion, the neuropeptides and their receptors. (Pert, Candace, PhD. Molecules of Emotion. p 276-277. NY:Scribner, 1997.)

The heart is the major energy center of the body and the primary generator of info-energy. It sends out life (“L”) energy as a cardio-cryptogram – a form of code. (Pearsall, Paul, PhD. The Heart’s Code. p 4-5, 13. NY:Random House, Inc., 1998.)

The Heart’s Code is phrase to represent a subtle life or “l” energy “cardio-cryptogram.” The code is sent forth from the heart and is recorded and remembered in every cell in the body as an informational template. (Pearsall, Paul, PhD. The Heart’s Code. p 5. NY:Broadway Books, 1998.)

The electrical energy from your heart is transmitted to another person’s brain when you touch that person, and vice versa. We affect each other at the most basic electromagnetic level. This has huge social implications. (Childre, Doc and Howard Martin. The HeartMath Solution. p 159-160. CA: Harper SF, 1999.)

The works of Pribram and Bohm combine to theorize that "Our brains mathematically construct 'concrete' reality by interpreting frequencies from another dimension, a realm of meaningful, patterned primary reality that transcends time and space. The brain is a hologram, interpreting a holographic universe." (The Holographic Paradigm, by Ken Wilber 1982) (Alvino, Gloria. The Human Energy Field in Relation to Science, Consciousness, and Health. Part Two of an Article.)

The human body is an energy system and energy systems function optimally with efficient fuel. Homeostasis keeps it together. Disruption of that energy, by whatever means, results in disease. (Diamond, Harvey, and Marilyn Diamond. Fit for Life. p xiv. NY: Warner Books, 1995.)

Energy is what keeps a human body together, all in one piece. (Pearsall, Paul, PhD. The Heart’s Code. p 41. NY: Broadway Books, 1998.)

A human being is a collection of cells that vibrate slowly enough to appear solid on the outside (and less so on the inside) and continually change. 98% of the atoms in your bodies were not there a year ago. (Gordon, Jon, M.A. Become an Energy Addict. p 13-14. GA: Longstreet Press, 2003.)

Humor is economical and saves energy by allowing people to roll with the punches and be productive at the same time. (Padus, Emrika, et al. The Complete Guide to Your Emotions & Your Health. p 65-70. PA:Rodale Press, 1992.)

Refer to Laughter and the Brain for additional information.

After the hundredth monkey had learned potato-washing skills, monkeys on other islands and on the mainland began to exhibit that technique even though they had never been in physical contact with the potato-washing monkeys. Heart cells seem to possess a similar ability and may communicate with other hearts through bioelectrical energy. (Pearsall, Paul, PhD. The Heart’s Code. p 62-63. NY:Broadway Books, 1998.)

Your immune system is the most sensitive system of your body to your energy level. For energy, completely avoid white sugar, alcohol, cigarettes, white flour, etc. (Kaiser, Jon D., MD. Immune Power. p 20-22. NY:St. Martin’s Press, 1993.)

Recognize the stressful feeling and take a time out (freeze-frame it). By using Freeze-frame on a regular basis you boost your immune system and maintain a coherent, healthy inner environment so that your body can save energy and remain youthful and strong. (Childre, Doc. Freeze Frame. p 11, 53. CA:Planetary Publications, 1994, 1998.)

Mobilizing the body’s immune system utilizes tremendous amounts of energy (e.g., you become physically tired when fighting infections such as a cold or the flu). (Lipton, Bruce, PhD. The Biology of Belief. p 149-150. CA:Mountain of Love/Elite Books, 2005.)

Energy and information are the same thing. Everything that exists has energy, energy is full of information, and stored info-energy is what makes up cellular memory. The heart is the primary generator of infor-energy constantly sending out patterns of infor-energy that regulates organs and cells throughout the body. The body is mass, energy, and information all at the same time. (Pearsall, Paul, PhD. The Heart’s Code. p 13, 29. NY: Broadway Books, 1998.)

The hormone insulin is responsible for getting glucose into the cells, which impacts your energy. If insulin resistant, the blood sugar does not enter the cells. High levels of glucose and insulin circulate in the blood, generating free radicals that promote inflammation and aging. (Perricone, Nicholas, MD. The Perricone Promise. p 130-132. NY:Warner Books, 2004.)

IMPs are present as receptor proteins and defector proteins. Receptors can read vibrational energy fields (e.g., light, sound, radio frequencies). If antennas pick up a resonating energy vibration, that vibration can alter the protein’s charge and cause the receptor to actually change its shape. (Lipton, Bruce, PhD. The Biology of Belief. p 83-84. CA:Mountain of Love/Elite Books, 2005.)

Energy levels are usually closely aligned to the circadian rhythm (time of day). Introverts tend to have higher energy earlier in the day versus extroverts who have higher energy later in the day. (Howard, Pierce J., PhD. The Owner’s Manual for the Brain. p 370-372. GA:Bard Press, 1994, 2000.)

Refer to Extroversion-Ambiversion-Introversion for additional information.

Women expend 12% more energy on the job than men do. (Stump, Jane Barr, PhD. What’s the Difference? p 72. NY:William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1985.)

Junk food (e.g., doughnuts, sodas, candy bars) can sap one’s energy. (Fox, Arnold, MD, and Barry Fox, PhD. Wake Up! You’re Alive! p 63-65. FL: Health Communications, 1988.)

Behavioral Kinesiology is the study of muscles and their movements in the presence of positive or negative emotional, intellectual, and physical stimuli. Say “I hate you” and muscles will test weak. Smile, and they will test strong. (Hawkins, David R., MD, PhD. Power versus Force. p 2-4. CA:Hay House, Inc., 1995, 2002.)

Humor (and presumable laughter in many cases) is economical and saves energy by allowing people to roll with the punches and be productive at the same time. (Padus, Emrika, et al. The Complete Guide to Your Emotions & Your Health. p 65-70. PA:Rodale Press, 1992.)

Laughter can increase healing and relieve pain. 100 laughs equal the energy expended in 10 minutes of rowing. (Edell, Dean, MD. Eat, Drink & Be Merry. p 128-129. NY:HarperCollins, 1999.)

Studies by Dr. William Fry, Jr., Dr. Lee S. Berk, Dr. David C. McClelland, Dr. Kathleen M. Dillon: 20 seconds of laughter can double the heart rate for 3-5 minutes (equal to 3 minutes of strenuous rowing). (Cousins, Norman, MD (honorary). Head First. p 130-140. NY:Penguin Books, 1989.)

There are great benefits from humor and laughter (e.g., decrease stress, lower blood pressure, relax muscle tension, moderate pain, and boost immune defenses). (Restak, Richard, MD. The New Brain. p 90-92. PA:Rodale, 2003.)

Refer to the Laughter and the Brain for additional information.

Physics – law of conservation of energy: Energy can never be created or destroyed; it can only be changed from one form to another. (Childre, Doc and Howard Martin. The HeartMath Solution. p 89-91. CA:Harper SF, 1999.)

Energy is subject to the law of conservation of energy. According to this law, energy can neither be created (produced) nor destroyed by itself. It can only be transformed. Examples of the interconversion of electromagnetic radiation energy include:

  • Chemical energy by Photosynthesis
  • Electric energy by Solar cell
  • Electromagnetic radiaion by Non-lkinear optics
  • Mechanical energy by Solar sail
  • Nuclear energy by Mössbauer spectroscopy
  • Thermal energy by Solar collector

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Less than a century ago, most scientists still believed in a life force that made living things different from nonliving things. This force was named “the vital force” a version of the “L” or life energy that may carry the heart’s code. (Pearsall, Paul, PhD. The Heart’s Code. p 39. NY:Broadway Books, 1998.)

Family members who join hands to say a prayer or blessing prior to eating create an “L” energy loop. (Lipton, Bruce, PhD. The Biology of Belief. p 164-165. CA: Mountain of Love/Elite Books, 2005.)

All types of energy are vital forms of the life force. People can give off good or bad vibes. (Pearsall, Paul, PhD. The Heart’s Code. p 28, 41. NY: Broadway Books, 1998.)

Studies by PEAR program: male-female loving bonds may manifest the strongest joined life (“L”) energy. The strongest energy-connection effects were achieved by male/female pairs who reported they were “bonded” heart-to-heart in a love bond. (Pearsall, Paul, PhD. The Heart’s Code. p 40-48. NY: Broadway Books, 1998.)

Lovers info-energetically connect and absorb energy coming from the other’s eyes when two lovers gaze into one another’s eyes. (Pearsall, Paul, PhD. The Heart’s Code. p 50-51. NY: Broadway Books, 1998.)

Per Martha Graham: There is a vitality a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. (Robinson, Ken, Sir, PhD. Out of Our Minds. p 122. NY: Capstone Publishing Ltd, 2001, 2011)

Longevity energy is proportional to the amount of antioxidant resources “left over at the end of the day” to invest in preservation after all the essential chores in the cells are done. (Concoby, Robert, and David Nicol. Discovered: Nature’s Secret Fountains of Youth. B-2. US:Hanford Press, 1993.)

When people hold hands they exchange “L” energy and create cellular memories. This is stronger when two people are walking and holding right hand to left than when holding right-to-right as in shaking hands. (Lipton, Bruce, PhD. The Biology of Belief. p 163-164. CA:Mountain of Love/Elite Books, 2005.)

If someone is draining your energy due to constant turmoil and conflict you can lose eight years off your life expectancy. (McGraw, Phillip C., PhD. Self Matters. p 34. NY:Simon & Schuster Source, 2001.)

Energy cannot be either created or destroyed. (Concept 2: Electromagnetic Energy.)

Hate and love (including romantic love and abandonment rage) are closely linked in the brain. Both produce energy. If an expected reward appears unattainable, the cortex signals the amygdalae and triggers rage, which may not be directed at the lost reward but at another individual. (Fisher, Helen. Why We Love. p 148-150. NY:Henry Holt and Company, 2004.)

Refer to Emotions and Feelings for additional information.

Energy management is a cyclical process, not a linear process. Much like money, after you’ve spent it you need to replenish your supply in order to spend again. Otherwise you risk going into deficit. (Energy Management. July 14, 2006.)

Managing energy (not time), is the key to high performance and personal renewal. (Loehr, Jim, and Tony Schwartz. The Power of Full Engagement.Subtitle. NY:FreePress, 2004.)

In order to maximize your energy and expend it where it will have the largest impact, spend time doing things you are good at and enjoy. (Gordon, Jon, M.A. Become an Energy Addict. GA: Longstreet Press, 2003.)

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