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Acidity and Stress, - how to counter Alzheimer Disease

It is well worth being aware of what creates stress in our body ........ as it significantly influences our body's pH!
Whilst most of us appreciate that regular attention and maintenance of our car results in happier motoring, staying on the road longer and costing us less, few of us give the same kind of attention to maintaining ourselves.
Recently I’ve been putting background information together on the topic of personal sustainability. The picture is at the same time quite simple and complex. No single thing in isolation keeps us healthy, it is a series of choices and actions that we make that determines that.
One of the significant factors undermining our ability to maintain ourselves as happy and healthy is stress. Research first publicly acknowledged stress in the 1950’s, since when much has uncovered. Modern neuroscience is giving an increasingly detailed and profound understanding as to what happens to us as a result of stress and the things that we can do that effectively alleviate it.
Stress comes in all sorts of shapes and sized, our brains are equipped to alert us to the slightest threat to our survival. Experiences, once identified as stressful can be reactivated simply by a similar environment even if they do not actually contain stressing factors in the present.
Our stress response initially heightens our awareness and responsiveness and once the perceived threat is reduced or effectively eliminated, mechanisms in the body and brain counter the stress response and return the body to equilibrium and greater ease. If the perceived threat remains, the alarm/stress response continues, resulting in reduced capacity to think clearly and if prolonged over time can result in an inability to cope, with resulting burnout.
The brain is only 1/50th of our body weight but it uses 20% of all the oxygen in the blood.
Hand in hand with our challenging lives goes our choices as to how we support ourselves, our choices of lifestyle. Although the brain is only 1/50th of our body weight the brain uses 20% of all the oxygen in the blood, further more it is suggested that the brain consists of anything between 70-85% water. It is the control center for our thoughts, emotions, attitudes and actions.
Clearly the health of our brain is essential to a happy life and, giving proper consideration to the figures above, it becomes obvious that  the brain thrives on oxygen and good water, a lack of either creating its own form of stress. The brain is understood to actually shrink when it dehydrates, with consequent difficulty thinking, increasing the chance to feel stressed by challenges in our lives.
It is 70-85%water.
So there are things that we can do to help our brains and bodies be happy and healthy. While most of us likely already know what they are, to keep painting a picture as to how all the small things we do builds a life that supports us to stay well, is worth repeating until we recognize that we can actually make a difference.

Simply put the list of things to pay attention to starts to look surprisingly similar whether we are looking into brain health, stress or heart disease. We need to self-care.

The plan starts by eating well to be nourished and energetic, and moves to drinking the best possible water to be adequately hydrated, and maintain effective cellular function and good elimination. We need to exercise regularly, keeping the blood flowing and oxygenated, and the body flexible and light.
Ionised water relaxes our cells, counters acidity generating a calm body; aggressive outbursts and stress reduce.
We do well to continue to learn new things that exercise our brain. (Research shows that people who are well hydrated and stimulate their brains by continuing to challenge them have a 35–40% less risk of manifesting Alzheimer’s disease.)

There is a 35–40% less risk of manifesting Alzheimer’s disease.

We benefit from managing stress and fostering peacefulness in our emotions, here yoga and meditation have been shown to be particularly beneficial. We need to talk to ourselves in a friendly way, which spills over into the ability to communicate effectively with others and we do well laugh as often as possible.

There is of course a lot more detail possible in each of these areas, this is where the picture can become more complex, however applying ourselves to our own health and well being can produce a lot of benefit and consequent happiness, so is well worth the effort.

Brook Weatherwell