There are three different energy groups around the Enneagram circle. They represent gut instinct (Instinctual) feeling (Emotional) and thinking (Mental) perspectives. Each one has its own special, intelligent, filter through which its members view the outside world of things, events and people.
These filters provide incredible insights that help us to survive and thrive in the world, but unfortunately, they sometimes throw us off track and we damage ourselves, key relationships and others in the process, often without realising.
The brain is the most remarkable organ. It’s always ‘on’, working 24/7 as it takes care of everything needed for survival – our thoughts, movements, respiration, heartbeat, digestion. It’s even working away while we are asleep. The brain is the body’s number one priority over all other organs for survival.
Because of this it requires a constant supply of fuel to sustain its function, and this fuel comes mainly from the food we eat.
If we don’t supply the brain the necessary fuel, in the short-term this can cause symptoms such as headaches, brain fog and tiredness. Long-term leads to neurodegenerative diseases.
The type of foods we eat directly impacts our brains function. It can impact the chemical messengers (neurotransmitters) to either create focus, clarity and a sense of wellbeing, or confusion, despair and anxiety. Choosing the right foods really makes a difference to our overall behaviour and wellbeing.