Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The diet, depression, chemical process in the brain and the behavior in United States.

My greatest experience, to leave Cuba, to a multicultural country like the United States was noted as culture and diet determine not only the health and behavior levels among ethnic groups, but their ability to make correct decisions in extreme situations due to that the diet associated with the culture of life seem to determine the brain's biochemical processes which depend on moods.
My empirical observations based on my previous experience of science writer at a university, seem to matter now that I read information about diet and the brain on BBC World http://www.bbc.co.uk/mundo/ciencia_tecnologia/2009/11/091102_procesados_depresion_men.shtmland I shall explain below.
1.-When I moved from Miami to Sarasota and began to have social contact with Anglo American groups found that groups that never were depressed and showed improved health were farmers, working in farm and rural families were from, they never buy junk food, unlike the rest of the customers and have the correct weight, an erect posture and good balance when walking as opposed to Anglo urban groups or urban culture when they become elderly. These groups in Sarasota American farmers never see them extres, act calmly, quietly spoken and always smile, just the opposite of a high percent of urban culture obsessed with the phone, talking hurriedly and tense before any activity, usually large buyers of junk food.
2.-Cuban don't use to eat with hot sauce, only by exception, but when working as a stevedore in loading trucks in a warehouse in Sarasota, one day in the dining room by replacing the Cuban food fro Mexican tacos with homemade salsa that I hosted from a group of mexican co-workers, having finished lunch when I directed to work to experience a wave of energy that made me work faster and more efficiently than I had previously, then when I wanted Mexican food but I was recommended to marry a Mexican.
3.-A young Cuban who worked with me, here in Sarasota, Florida, showed his ID from Madrid, Spain, I saw the photo in his face was smooth, natural color like and appel and then I asked how long he had taken it, he explained me that it was taken a year earlier when even living in Spain, then looking at his face full of pimples and sores, very different from Spain face in the ID and very similar to my daughter living in Atlanta I realized that the average American diet is not healthy because they don't have culture of mediterranean diet as in Spain. In a year in the U.S., everything had changed, even the quality of facial skin, was something like the picture of Dorian Gray. in the face of this young of 23 years old,
3.-My most impressive experience was in a Vietnamese restaurant in Sarasota operated by a large family comes from Binh Dinh (in Vietnamese Bình Định pronunciation (help·info); Han Tu: ) is a province of Vietnam. It is located in Vietnam's South Central Coast region.,where already I was more than 55 years, after a week to eat Vietnamese food experience high levels of energy compared to when I was twenty, which surprised me because my mental and imaginary behavior love's map was increased to levels comparable to those of such age, for me, at that time I consider that this type of diet increases the hormone levels and quality in the body. The way they cook, most with the fire inside the pan,no fat, no salt and all organic components, using the coconut in many cases, it is very healthy.Before, I had tasted homemade Chinese food and Thai, but not with the same effect as the Mexican, and especially, the Vietnamese food that covers more energy levels. Also note otherwise, the Vietnamese elderly of this family, of course, highly educated upper middle class in Vietnam, did not show almost no wrinkles on his face and saw the bust are much more erect than that of Western women of their age, as well as skin, smooth, even in old age, with charming and very clear mind and personality. This family and friends celebrated two and three times families parties where young children and the elderly were the main objects of attention, always happy and joking in the family during these periodic of meetings as I saw that it was customary among Cubans on the island, but with little or almost no use of alcoholic beverages in vietnamese.
4.-During my stay at the Vietnamese restaurant I made several experiments in sociology causing verbal aggressive behaviors between age groups, the youngest retired to avoid confrontation, but not blocked, the adult became the most thoughtful, and sympathetic old man smiled as if I was a child, a behavior very different from Cubans who explode like a rocket with a slight hint and blocked, I think the diet has to do with this and could be applied in the regime of schools and prisons where there are tensions different type...
5.-The most recent experience occurred in Miami, told me a Cuban engineer graduated from the same university where I worked Cuban, he led a squad of Cubans who put this story and get a brigade smallest Mexicans who volunteered to work at half the price of the Cubans, the Cubans, mostly technical and university when they lost their job did not leave the place, simply turned to watch as he worked the small Mexican brigade. My friend told me the engineer was a great surprise, they worked twice as fast as the Cubans and with much greater precision and finish the job without signs of fatigue.

Mi mayor experiencia, al salir de Cuba, hacia un pais multicultural como Estados Unidos fue observar como la cultura y la dieta determinan no solamente los niveles de salud y conducta en los grupos etnicos, sino su habilidad de tomar decisiones correctas en situaciones extremas debido a que la dieta asociada a la cultura de vida parecen determinar los procesos bioquimicos del cerebro del cual dependen los estados de animo.
Mis observaciones empiricas, basadas en mi experiencia anterior de escritor de temas cientificos de una universidad, parecen tener peso ahora que leo informaciones sobre la dieta y el cerebro en BBC MUNDO y se las voy a exponer a continuacion
1.-Cuando me mude de Miami a Sarasota y comence a tener un contacto social con los grupos de norteamericanos anglos encontre que los grupos que nunca estaban deprimidos y mostraban mejores de salud eran los campesinos, los que trabajaban en granja y eran procedentes de familias campesinas, ellos nunca compran comida basura, a diferencia del resto de los clientes y tienen el peso correcto, una postura erecta y buen balance al caminar a diferencia de los anglos de grupos urbanos o con cultura urbana cuando llegan a ser ancianos.A estos grupos campesinos norteamericanos en Sarasota nunca se les ve extresados, actuan sosegadamente, hablan pausado y siempre sonrien, todo lo contrario de un elevado por ciento de cultura urbana obsesados con el celular, hablando atropelladamente y tensos ante cualquier actividad, por lo general grandes compradores de comida basura.
Cuando trabaje como estibador de carga de camiones en un almacen de Sarasota, un dia en el comedor sustitui la comida cubana por tacos mejicanos con salsa picante hechos en casa que me ofrecio un grupo de trabajadores de ese pais, una vez terminado el almuerzo cuando me dirigi a trabajar experimente una oleada de energia que me hizo trabajar mas rapido y con mas eficiencia que como lo habia dhecho anteriormente, luego cuando quise mas comida mejicana me recomendaron que me casara con una mejicana.
Un joven cubano que trabajaba conmigo, aqui en Sarasota, Florida, me enseno su identificacion espanola, vi que en la foto su cara era tersa, de color natural, como una manzana, y le pregunte cuando se la habia tomado, me explico que fue tomada un ano antes cuando aun vivia en Espana, entonces mire su cara llena de granos y escoriaciones, muy diferente a la de Espana y muy parecida a la de mi hija y me di cuenta que la dieta del norteamericano promedio, no es saludable.En un ano en Estados Unidos, todo habia cambiado, hasta la calidad de de la piel del rostro, era algo asi como el retrato de Dorian Grey.
Mi experiencia mas impresionante ocurrio en un restaurante vietnamita de Sarasota operado por una familia numerosa procede de donde yo con mas de 55 anos, despues de una semana de comer comida vietnamita experimente altos niveles de energia comparables a cuando yo tenia veinte anos, lo cual me sorprendio, ya que mi comportamiento mental y de imaginaria erotica se incremento a niveles comparables a los de esa edad, para mi, en aquel momento, considere que este tipo de dieta aumenta los niveles hormonales y su calidad en el organismo.
La forma en que la cocinan, casi todo al fuego dentro del sarten, sin grasa,sin sal y todo con componentes organicos, usando el coco en no pocos casos, es muy sanaAnteriormente habia probado la comida china hecha en casa y la tailandesa, pero no con el mismo efecto de la mexicana, y, sobre todo de la vietnamita que cubre mas niveles de energia.Tambien observe otra cosa, las ancianas vietnamitas de esta familia,evidentemente, de clase media alta muy educada, en Viet Nam,no presentaban casi ninguna arruga en el rostro y el busto se les veia mucho mas erecto que el de las mujeres occidentales de su edad, asi como la piel, tersa aun en la vejez.Esta familia y sus amistades celebraban dos y tres reuniones familiares donde los ninos pequenos y los ancianos eran los principales objetos de atencion, siempre felices y bromeando en el grupo familiar durante estas periodicas reuniones como yo vi que era usual en los cubanos de la isla, pero, con poco uso o casi ninguno de bebidas alcoholicas.

Durante mi estancia en el restaurante vietnamita hice varios experimentos de sociologia provocando conductas agresivas verbales entre grupos por edades, los mas jovenes se enfaban y se retiraban, pero no se bloqueaban, los mayores se volvian reflexivos y los mas ancianos sonreian comprensivos como si estuvieran ante un nino, una conducta muy diferente a la de los cubanos que explotan como un cohete ante una ligera insinuacion y se bloquean, pienso que la dieta tiene que ver con esto y se pudiera aplicar en el regimen de escuelas y prisiones donde se dan tensiones de diferente tipo.
La experiencia mas reciente ocurrio en Miami, segun me conto un ingeniero cubano graduado de la misma universidad cubana donde yo trabajaba, el dirigia una brigada de cubanos que ponian pisos y en eso llego una brigada mas pequena de mexicanos que se ofrecieron para trabajar a mitad del precio de los cubanos, los cubanos, en su mayoria tecnicos y universitarios cuando perdieron el trabajo no se fueron del lugar, simplemente se dedicaron a observar como trabajaba la pequena brigada mexicana.Segun me conto mi amigo el ingeniero la sorpresa fue grande, trabajaban el doble de rapido que los cubanos y con mucha mas precision y acabado en el trabajo sin muestras de cansancio.

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