Retailer Login

Christie Brinkley

on BioSil

W.Gifford-Jones, MD

on Medi-C Plus

Our Experts

Marita Schauch, BSc, NDBrad King, M.S., MFSW.Gifford-Jones, MD
KarenJensen 1 2017 tinyJulian Whitaker, MD

Industry Leaders

Canadian Women's Foundation

Canadian Women's Foundation

Preferred Nutrition is a proud sponsor of Canadian Women's Foundataion
Read More

Dr Julian Whitaker, MD Products

Julian Whitaker, MD.

Julian Whitaker ,M.D., has been a pioneer in the field of nutritional medicine for more than 25 years.
Read More

Ultimate Logo


The Ultimate line is about improving lives, one body at a time, by correcting and maintaining metabolism.
Read More



WomenSense® - Natural Products for Every Woman Every Day
Read More

Preferred Nutrition Products

Preferred Nutrition

Preferred Nutrition is dedicated to helping people reach their health potentials. The PN line of supplements has been...
Read More

Dr Gifford-Jones MD Products

Gifford Jones, MD.

The W. Gifford-Jones, MD line of products are based on years of research in the medical field. Gifford-Jones’ concern over the...
Read More

Event List

Sorry, no events.




The Chess Player and the Monk

If you have ever played chess, you will know that in order to win you must anticipate your adversary’s next moves. The more moves you can anticipate and the more patterns you can recognize, the more success you are likely to have as a chess player. Given that in any chess position there are roughly thirty possible legal moves and that a game usually last about forty moves, the possibilities are almost endless. Due to this anticipation of countless moves, chess teaches a form of paranoia. It is not surprising that many chess masters have ended up with mental disorders: Raymond Weinstein an American chess mater has been in a psychiatric hospital since 1964 for murder, Akiba Rubinstein a polish chess grandmaster ended up with schizophrenic tendencies, Bobby Fisher was well known for his paranoia, Wilhelm Steinitz the first undisputed world champion also suffered from mental disorders.

On the other end of this spectrum, if we look at people who focus on positive thoughts and strengthen patterns associated with calmness and happiness, we find major health benefits. Researchers at Harvard Medical School have shown that when people practice relaxation exercises such as meditation and yoga they see their immune system function better, they are less prone to inflammation, and end up with healthier hormone levels.

We all know that stress has negative effects on health. Stress is linked to a fight or flight response associated with danger which impedes the function of the immune system, the cardiovascular system and nervous system. On the other hand, relaxation is associated with enhanced digestion, improved immunity and better memory. Amazingly enough there is a supplement which mimics the beneficial effects of meditation. The ingredient in question is theanine, the component of tea that gives it its relaxing and healthful properties.

The moral of the story is pretty simple. Be mindful of your thoughts and where you focus your mental energy because in the end, they play a vital role in your happiness and make a major difference for your mental health. If you ever need a leg up, consider theanine; it will kick start the brain waves associated with relaxed wakefulness and will help maintain a peaceful state of mind.


In good health,

Ludo Brunel, ND


This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

We're here to help

Preferred Nutrition is dedicated to helping people reach their health potential. We have created this website to support our customers and retailers with all the information they need to ensure a continued path to success and wellness.  

Read More

Contact Us

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

For further inquiries you can message us on Facebook or press the button below to email us.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.