Acids Lead to Depression and Depression May Lead To Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Sclerosis

People who are depressed are more likely to develop
Alzheimer’s dis-ease than people who have never had
depression, according to a study published in the
April 8, 2008, issue of Neurology®, the medical
journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

The study involved 486 people age 60 to 90 who
had no dementia. Of those, 134 people had
experienced at least one episode of depression
that prompted them to seek medical advice.

The participants were followed for an average
of six years. During that time 33 people developed
Alzheimer’s dis-ease. People who had experienced
depression were 2.5 times more likely to develop
Alzheimer’s dis-ease than people who had never had
depression. The risk was even higher for those
whose depression occurred before the age of 60; they
were nearly four times more likely to develop
Alzheimer’s than those with no depression.

“We don’t know yet whether depression contributes
to the development of Alzheimer’s disease or whether
another unknown factor causes both depression and
dementia,” said study author Monique M.B. Breteler,
MD, PhD, with the Erasmus University Medical Center
in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. “We’ll need to do
more studies to understand the relationship between
depression and dementia.”

One theory was that depression leads to loss of cells
in two areas of the brain, the hippocampus and the
amygdala, which then contributes to Alzheimer’s dis-ease.
But this study found no difference in the size of these
two brain areas between people with depression and
people who had never had depression.

The study also assessed whether the participants had
symptoms of depression at the start of the study. But
those with depressive symptoms at the start of the study
were not more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than those
with no depression at the start of the study.

The study was supported by the Netherlands Organization
for Scientific Research and the Health Research and
Development Council.

The American Academy of Neurology, an association of
more than 21,000 neurologists and neuroscience
professionals, is dedicated to improving patient care
through education and research. A neurologist is a
doctor with specialized training in diagnosing,
treating and managing disorders of the brain and
nervous system such as stroke, Alzheimer’s disease,
epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis.

According to Dr. Robert O. Young, a research
scientist at The pH Miracle Living Center, states,
“Alzheimer’s dis-ease as well as epilepsy, Parkinson’s
dis-ease and sclerosis are caused by lifestyle, diet
and metabolic acids. Depression is an active acid
condition that creates metabolic acids that can
cause breakdown of the brain and central nervous
system. I have stated many times that depression
is not something you get it is something that you
do. Thoughts require energy and energy when used
produces metabolic acids that make you sick and
tired. The best way to prevent neurological disorders
is to reduce and eliminate metabolic acids with an
alkaline lifestyle and diet. It is the only way to
prevent or cure the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, epilepsy,
Parkinson’s and sclerosis.”

To learn more about The pH Miracle Living Lifestyle
and Diet read, The pH Miracle, The pH Miracle for
Diabetes and The pH Miracle for Weight Loss. I
would also suggest listening to The pH Miracle
for Men and Women and The pH Miracle for Cancer.

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http://www.phmiracleliving.com

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