Emotional Stability is the strength of your emotions. It is your ability to handle difficulties in your life and to understand and have empathy for others. Emotional stability starts with you, you can learn to control the way you feel and should not allow others to have control over your emotions.
Glutathione is the body’s own master anti-oxidant. It is composed of cysteine, glutamate and glycine. It performs many important roles including:
Hydration Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work correctly. For example, your body uses water to maintain its temperature, remove waste, and lubricate joints. Water is needed for good health. Symptoms of dehydration include: little or no urine, or urine that is darker than usual, dry mouth, sleepiness or fatigue, extreme thirst, headache, confusion, dizziness or a lightheaded feeling, no tears when crying.
Hypoxia is a condition in which the body or a region of the body is deprived of an adequate oxygen supply at the tissue level. Symptoms include hot and cold flashes, muscle and mental fatigue, headache, air hunger, nausea, dizziness, euphoria, tingling and visual impairment.
Mental Clarity is emotional, behavioral, and social maturity or normality. It is the absence of a mental or behavioral disorder. It is a state of psychological well-being in which one has achieved a satisfactory integration of one’s instinctual drives acceptable to both oneself and one’s social milieu. Mental Clarity is an appropriate balance of love, work, and leisure pursuits.
pH; The term pH is short for the potential of hydrogen. It is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of our body’s fluids and tissues. It is measured on a scale from 0 to 14. The more acidic a solution is, the lower its pH. The more alkaline, the higher the number is. A pH of 7 is perfectly neutral. The healthiest pH is one that is slightly alkaline. Optimally, we want a pH of 7.365. This number will fluctuate throughout the day, but the normal range is between 6 and 7.5.
Normally, the kidneys maintain our electrolyte levels, those of calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium. When we are exposed to acidic substances, these electrolytes are used to combat acidity. High degrees of acidity force our bodies to rob minerals from the bones, cells, organs and tissues. Cells end up lacking enough minerals to properly dispose of waste or oxygenate completely. Vitamin absorption is compromised by mineral loss. Toxins and pathogens accumulate in the body and the immune system becomes suppressed.
How Can You Achieve a Proper pH? Even though there are many sources of acidity and toxicity in our environments, the biggest contributor to unbalanced pH is our diet. Fruits and vegetables contain potassium, a natural buffer to acidity. The western diet contains little in the way of fresh and raw fruits and vegetables. Processed foods contain tons of sodium chloride table salt which constricts blood vessels and creates acidity. Eating too much animal protein causes sulfuric acid to build up in the blood as amino acids are broken down. All grains, whole or not, create acidity in the body. Americans ingest most of their plant food quota in the form of processed corn or wheat. Our problem is more a matter of not taking in enough alkaline-promoting foods rather than taking in too much acid. Calcium-rich dairy products cause some of the highest rates of osteoporosis. That’s because they create acidity in the body! When your blood stream becomes too acidic, it will steal calcium (a more alkaline substance) from the bones to try to balance out the pH level. So the best way to prevent osteoporosis is to eat lots of alkaline green leafy veggies! Alkaline foods including fruits, mushrooms and vegetables (especially citrus, dates, raisins and spinach) promote an alkaline pH. Strangely enough, acidic fruits such as grapefruit and tomatoes don’t create acidity in the body. They do just the opposite and contribute to an alkaline environment. Raw foods like uncooked fruits and vegetables are said to be biogenic or “life-giving.” Cooking foods depletes alkalinizing minerals. Increase your intake of raw foods, and try juicing or lightly steaming fruits and vegetables. Alkaline water has a pH of 9 to 11. Distilled water is just fine to drink. Water filtered with a Reverse Osmosis filter is slightly acidic, but it’s still a far better option than tap water or purified bottled water. Adding pH drops, lemon or lime, or baking soda to your water boosts alkalinity. Green Drinks are drinks made from green vegetables and grasses that are raw or in powder form and are loaded with alkaline-forming foods and chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is structurally similar to our own blood and alkalizes the blood.
Vagal tone The vagus nerve has control over the parasympathetic nervous system, which is called the “rest and digest” nervous system. Not only does it calm and rejuvenate the body, it also antidotes the life-saving, but degenerative “fight or flight” nervous system. If vagal tone is low, this regulation is less effective and inflammation can become excessive. Research shows that a high vagal tone makes your body better at regulating blood glucose levels, reducing the likelihood of diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular disease. Low vagal tone, however, has been associated with chronic inflammation.