Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Parsley, a brain food?

Is parsley a brain food?  I have been on the parsley program for several weeks now, and there have been small but noticeable changes, which might indicate an intelligence boost.  One obvious indicator would be something new for me, prolific contribution of blog articles, and I found myself writing this on the train this morning, something that I never envisioned.  It reminds me of my fresh out of grad school days, porting thousands of software packages to a novel OS platform, while working on a scientific publication.

Parsley apigenin, like other flavonoids, slows the breakdown of the feel good hormones, such as the body's endogenous cannabinoids and opiods.  Additionally, it acts similarly in the synapses of the brain, slowing the breakdown of the neurotransmitter chemicals that promote neural activity.  Although these effects are mild, they do appear to be significant and dose dependent, so that people on the high dose regimen described in this blog will benefit most.

It is safe to say that I love parsley, no doubt due to some of the above effects, and it reminds me very much of my early GNU-Darwin hacking days.  Now, we will be hacking the body, hacking longevity, intelligence, strength, and health.  Read further in the blog for more information about how this is to be done.  It should be noted that effects like these are best experienced within the context of a healthy lifestyle, which means fitness, a healthy diet, and a supplementation program that is consistent with those aims.  In fact, nothing should be at odds with these aims.  Such vigor is the true objective, no?


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