Saturday, 21 April 2012

Use 'em or lose 'em, Part 2.


I'm talking about your brain(s). Last year, I became depressed for several months for personal reasons that I won't go into. On December 8th 2011, something happened and the depression went away in an instant.

Unfortunately, several months of lying around doing very little had turned my brain to stodge. I tentatively resumed blogging in January 2012.

I find that the more I use my brain, the better it works, the more I can remember and the more I want to use it.

On the minus side, I find that I'm more impatient than I used to be. I'm now quite intolerant of, erm, f***wits on the roads and on the internets. Don't mention Giant Pandas!

10 comments:

Chris said...

Glad to have you back blogging Nigel. Yours is a voice of sense, reason and fun.

Nigel Kinbrum said...

Dunno about fun. Frank over at Don Matesz' blog is starting to get my dander up. I must repeat 100 times:-

"Never argue with idiots. They bring you down to their level, then beat you with experience!"

Chris said...

i only read Don Matesz for the humour now.

Kade Storm said...

I read the topic for the chuckles. What can I say? My condolences. One can only slam their cranium against convicted dogma for so long. Even I've had my run-in recently with someone who relentlessly quoted PlantPositive and insisted that the majority of 'evidence' goes in support of his presentations, although this individual was more reasonable.

tess said...

sad but true -- there are fewer and fewer bloggers worth reading all the time. i strongly suspect that the extra carbohydrates they've started consuming are AGEing their brains at an accelerated pace....

chmeee said...

Your idiot comment reminded me of a similar one - it may have been Mark Twain ? Anyway: 'Never argue with an idiot.Onlookers may not be able to tell you apart."

Cheers !

Nutrition Foundation said...

Very well your brain will divert where you allow your brain to think, and everyone needs to face some tragedy in their life. That's make them disturb and don't allow to focus.

Nigel Kinbrum said...

Hello Heinz Nutrition Foundation India and thank you for your comment.

Kate Ground said...

I now have a new set of sources for this thing called Paleo, your site being one of them. My question to myself, how do I keep my mind from becoming mush during this not so fun menopausal stage? I was low carb before this hit, and I'm sure I'd be a lot worse off...but, all these symptoms just stink and I want better control of them. Memory lapses being one of them.

Nigel Kinbrum said...

I could suggest posting more comments on Richard's blog, lol! You'd be amazed (shocked, even!) by what he & Sean of Prague have called me in the past because of our political differences. We're cool, now.

Are you taking any kind of hormone replacements (e.g. oral oestrogen and/or trans-dermal progesterone)?

Not sure what else to suggest at this point. Have you found the "Look after your Brain" series of posts? There may be something there that helps.

I'm quite lively on Vitamin D3 5,000iu/day, omega-3 fats from oily fish, Magnesium ~200mg/day and Vitamin K2 15mg twice a week. I'm on HRT due to pituitary dysfunction (no TSH, LH, FSH & hardly any GH).