Yesterday I spoke about Alzheimer's and its connection to NO and plaques. Well today I'm going to finish this topic with the third element to mental health. And that would be "inflammation".
Now . . . from many of my previous Health Tips we have discovered that "inflammation' is the cause of everything from weight issues to pneumonia, to heart disease, asthma, allergies and arthritis, so it only makes sense that it would have a hand in mental health also.
Research has shown that "brain inflammation" is connected to virtually all types of mental illness. Which include mood disorders such as depression and anxiety and more serious conditions such as autism, dementia, Alzheimer's and schizophrenia.
As we know . . . inflammation is an immune system response to environmental irritants, toxins and infections. Well . . . when this inflammation becomes "chronic" . . . . it's been linked to brain damage and dementia. This neuroinflammation is the cause of nerve cell death and synaptic dysfunction.
The body's inflammatory response is a major player and has a significant role in the development of Alzheimer's. So how do we reduce this brain inflammation to relieve mental illness?
First and foremost . . . we much change our diet eliminating refined sugars, processed and refined flours (anything white), foods acids, dairy products, animal fats, caffeine and alcohol,
We also need to exercise more because exercise is an inflammatory reducer. It stimulates the body's anti-inflammatory abilities and keeps the blood circulating at its optimum level. You should also reduce stress and increase sleep. And finally, consume Omega-3 fatty acids as we spoke of yesterday and most important (I believe) is taking "Turmeric".
Not only is "turmeric" excellent for reducing this type of "inflammation" . . . it also decreases the "beta-amyloid plaques" I spoke of yesterday in Alzheimer's patients.
So I'll leave you with this question . . . why isn't there a cure yet for any and all mental health illnesses? I believe we have the information, but big business just isn't willing to apply it.
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