Saturday, January 2, 2010

Dehydration: Hidden Causes of Depression & Allergies

Dehydration hidden cause of depression:

If you're one of the 15 million Americans who is clinically depressed, it may because you don't drink enough water. I know that sounds over-simple. Believe me, it isn't. Dehydration of the body leads to a multitude of serious illnesses and degnenerative conditions. Your body is 75 percent water. However, your brain tissue is 85 percent water. And if you don't supply your body and brain with enough pure water on a daily basis, you're going to get sick. Depression is a common result of a dehydrated brain. (Read more)

Dehydration hidden cause of allergies:

Chronic dehydration remains hidden as a cause of health problems because its symptoms are usually blamed on something else. For example, dehydration triggers the release of histamine. Histamine's function here is to regulate the thirst mechanism and conserve and ration available water in the body according to a priority of function. Elevated histamine can lead to allergies.

Allergies are a symptom of chronic dehydration. When you are dehydrated and histamine levels are elevated, your body releases a stress hormone called cortisol. This suppresses the production of white blood cells and you become more vulnerable to all kinds of allergens. (Read more)

No comments: