It is really never too late to have a happy childhood, even if you are an adult! I say this because a lot of what contributes to a happy childhood is solid nutrition, specifically the nutrition that is present in mother’s milk.
Mother’s milk, as researcher Karl Abrams points out, “is that precious fluid created to uniquely prepare use for the long and special human journey.” In other words, it’s good stuff and a lot of people miss out on it early in life.
Luckily, there’s a solution to this problem which blue milk recope doesn’t involve going back in time. Instead, it’s all about discovering what is so special about mother’s milk, and knowing where to find these substances.
What’s So Nutritionally Special about Mother’s Milk?
Along with providing a great deal of nutritional and immune support as well as nurturing, mother’s milk contains two specific ingredients that are very important to a happy childhood and to healthy adulthood: gamma linolenic acid and bifidobacterium. Both of these are extremely important early in life to a healthy immune system as well as for a strong sense of self-esteem. Let’s take a look at each of these individually.
Gamma Linolenic Acid
Gamma linolenic acid, also called GLA, is an essential fatty acid that is critical to healthy cell membranes as well as the release of neurochemicals necessary to feel “up” and happy. Children who are breast fed get a rich source of GLA, and as such get a great “mood boost” the whole time they are nursing. Research suggests that a lack of GLA is one contributing cause of colic, nervousness, or fretfulness in babies.
In adults, just a small increase in GLA can create profound physiological changes, including:
– better mental attitude
– reduced depression
– help in weight loss
– improved skin tone
– mental clarity and alertness
– improved mood
– decreases high cholesterol levels
Although GLA is a very rare substance, you can find it in abundance in blue green algae (aphanizomenon flos aqua, which means “invisible living flower of the water” when translated from Greek). Roughly 10% of the dry weight of AFA blue green algae is GLA, which makes it a very rich source.
GLA is also found, in lesser concentrations, in evening primose oil, borage oil, and of course, mother’s milk. Back in the day, GLA was probably the substance responsible for evening primrose oil being called the “King’s cure-all” in England.