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The effect on Green Tea on memory/brain function

Improvement in Brain Function Seen with Green Tea
Drinking green tea may affect parts of the brain linked to working memory, says the first study ever to use functional neuroimaging methods to test the effects of green tea on the brain.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed that tea was associated with increased activation in the prefrontal cortex, a section of the human brain linked to working memory.
The study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, adds to the long list of potential health benefits of green tea and its extracts, including reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s, improving cardiovascular and oral health, as well as aiding in weight management.
Green tea contains between 30% and 40% of water-extractable polyphenols, while black tea (green tea that has been oxidized by fermentation) contains between 3% and 10%. Oolong tea is semi-fermented tea and is somewhere between green and black tea. The four primary polyphenols found in fresh tea leaves are epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), epigallocatechin, epicatechin gallate and epicatechin.
While previous studies have reported potential benefits for green tea on memory, the new study, led by Professor Stefan Borgwardt from the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland, is said to be the first to use functional magnetic resonance imaging to observe changes in the brain following the consumption of green tea extracts.
The researchers recruited 12 healthy volunteers and asked them to perform a working memory task after consuming 250 ml or 500 ml of a whey-based soft drink with or without green tea Extract in a double-blind, controlled repeated measures within-subject trial.
While analysis of the whole brain revealed no significant changes, further analysis showed that consumption of the green tea extract was associated with increased activation in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, report Prof. Borgwardt and his co-workers.
In addition, the effects were linked to the doses consumed, with higher doses producing greater activation.
“This is the first neuroimaging study implicating that functional neuroimaging methods provide a means of examining how green tea extract acts on the brain and that green tea extract enhances the engagement of brain regions that mediate working memory processing,” they concluded.
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Imbalanced pH by Dr. William Cowden – Cardiologist


WEIGHT-LOSS:
When the pH is either too acidic or too alkaline, the metabolic enzymes inside the cell do not work efficiently, which prevents the proper breakdown of fats, etc. For iodine absorption, the pH has to be almost perfect-between 6.3-6.6 so the thyroid can produce hormones.

CARDIOVASCULAR:

During conditions of excessive acidity or alkalinity, bacteria and/or fungi and/or viruses can attach themselves to the inner wall of arteries, which then attracts white blood cells, clotting proteins, etc. This can cause plaque to form in the arteries, causing narrowing and ultimately resulting in a heart attack. If excess acidity is present, calcium, which was mobilized out of the bone to buffer the acid, can deposit in the arterial plaque, thus converting the plaque from soft to hard. The plaque makes the arteries stiff, which can raise blood pressure. Read more….

During conditions of excessive acidity or alkalinity, bacteria and/or fungi and/or viruses can attach themselves to the inner wall of arteries, which then attracts white blood cells, clotting proteins, etc. This can cause plaque to form in the arteries, causing narrowing and ultimately resulting in a heart attack. If excess acidity is present, calcium, which was mobilized out of the bone to buffer the acid, can deposit in the arterial plaque, thus converting the plaque from soft to hard. The plaque makes the arteries stiff, which can raise blood pressure.

The Nervous System
When brain cells are too acidic or too alkaline, they dysfunction, resulting in inability to produce the appropriate chemicals. This can result in insomnia, anxiety, depression, neuroses, psychoses and impairment of memory. Since the brain is supposed to communicate through the spinal cord and other nerves to every cell in the body (heart cells, intestinal cells, muscle cells, glandular cells, etc.), every body system can dysfunction if the nervous system does due to acid/alkaline imbalance.