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Water Benefits Health News -- Brain Health Is Linked to Water and Diet
September 04, 2015

Water Benefits Health News, Issue #35

September 4, 2015


I work in a health food store and one of the most common customer concerns lately has to do with brain health.

I am hearing more and more complaints from people about their loss of memory, diminished ability to focus, depression and anxiety, inability to cope with stress, and various other brain-related symptoms. In addition, I am hearing these symptoms more often from younger people, in their early twenties and thirties.

I am sure there are many potential causes for the increase in brain-impairment symptoms, including the excessive exposure to chemicals in our food, air, and water, as well as from our household cleaning and personal care products. Other key factors include chronic dehydration and diet.

As always, optimal nutrition and oxygenation of all bodily tissues, including the brain, begins with proper hydration. To read more on the effects of water loss and brain function, see Related Articles below.

In addition to the dehydration factor, Dr. David Perlmutter, a renowned neurologist and author of the book “Grain Brain,” states that it is completely evident to him and his colleagues that gluten and a high-carbohydrate diet are the most prominent instigators of inflammation in the brain.

A 2012 Mayo Clinic report stated that people who ate a high-fat, low-carb diet had a 44 percent reduced risk of dementia. In fact, those who ate the highest amount of carbs in their diet increased their risk of dementia by 89 percent!

I don’t know about you, but I think this is a big deal. And it is totally within our control to reduce the amount of gluten and starchy carbohydrates in our diet.

Thus, what I want to focus on this issue has to do with inflammation in the brain, memory loss, and dementia.

Our feature article and the 10th in our Healthy Eating Nutrition series is “A Gluten- Free Diet Is a Healthy Choice for All.”

To your health and wellness,

Nancy Hearn, CNC


A Gluten-Free Diet Is a Healthy Choice for All

Even though the gluten-free diet has become more popular in the past few years, the diet is not a passing fad. Research has proven that the health benefits of a gluten-free diet are significant, not only for people with gluten sensitivity but for everyone.

For the past 10 years or so, as a health and nutrition consultant and educator, I have consistently witnessed people experience significant health benefits from eliminating gluten from their diet.

Four of the key reasons to consider a gluten-free diet include the following:

Read more here . . .


Related Articles

Water and Brain Function – How to Improve Memory and Focus

Depression and Dehydration – Key Reasons They Are Linked

Dehydration Headaches – Symptoms and Prevention

Thoughts Affect Health – Change Your Beliefs to Change Your Biology


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Nancy Hearn is a certified health and nutrition consultant, hydration specialist, fitness advisor, and freelance web writer. She is the author of and has published numerous health articles and eBooks.


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