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Water Benefits Health News -- Brain Health Factors - Water, Salt, Insulin, Gluten, Aluminum
October 15, 2019

Water Benefits Health News, Issue #66

October 15, 2019

Hello Water Friend,

Many health factors contribute to overall brain function throughout our lives. We are going to address just a few significant ones in this newsletter.

Adequate body hydration is a key foundation, especially as we get older. This means drinking enough water daily and also getting some unrefined natural salt in our diet.

Latest research indicates that stable blood sugar is a primary predictor of good brain function. By reducing the amount of processed carbohydrates and all forms of sugar in our diets, we can help to normalize the body’s production of insulin and restore insulin sensitivity.

Normalizing blood sugar levels can help improve cognitive function, mental focus, and memory.

In addition, numerous studies have show that gluten significantly increases inflammation in the brain and can also increase risk of dementia. Thus, for this and many other reasons, we believe a gluten- free (or gluten-reduced) diet is a healthy option for everyone.

One further note for brain health—avoid aluminum found in water, food and certain medications. Aluminum crosses the blood-brain barrier and, according to some studies, has been shown to have a negative impact on the brain and nervous system.

To your brain health!

Nancy Hearn, CNC

Feature Article

Water and Brain Function – How to Improve Memory, Focus, and Concentration

Drinking water and brain function are integrally linked. Lack of water to the brain can cause numerous symptoms including problems with focus, memory, brain fatigue and brain fog, as well as headaches, sleep issues, anger, depression, and many more.

Over 70 percent of your body is composed of water and every function in the body is dependent on water, including the activities of the brain and nervous system.

The average person in the U.S. drinks less than a quart (32 ounces) of water a day. Yet according to the Mayo Clinic, the average adult loses more than 80 ounces of water every day through sweating, breathing, and eliminating wastes

If you are drinking less than about 80 ounces of water a day, what is the impact on your brain function?

Read more here . . .

Related Articles

Salt Water for Dementia – Water, Salt and Potassium Balance in the Body

Aluminum in Water – Health Effects and How to Remove It

A Gluten-Free Diet Is a Healthy Choice for All

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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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