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Mar 31, 2016

TIPS FOR AVOIDING ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

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There have been many public nutritional plans that aid in the benefit of staying healthy to avoid certain elder diseases. Research shows the following findings:

• Sugar and Fructose – keep your sugar levels to a minimum;
• Improve your magnesium levels;
• Get your Vitamin D levels up with safe sun exposure – researchers believe that optimal Vitamin D levels can enhance an amount of important chemicals in your brain and protect brain cells. Vitamin D is important for your immune system to combat inflammation that is also associated with Alzheimer’s disease;
• Take your Vitamin B12 – a Finnish study revealed that people who consumed foods rich in B12 may reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s in their later years;
• Consume a high-quality animal-based Omega-3 fats – this can also prevent cell damage caused by Alzheimer’s disease, and can lower your risk of developing this disease;
• Avoid or eliminate mercury – these of course can be dental amalgam fillings (ask your dentist regarding having them replaced with non-mercury fillings);
• Avoid aluminum – such as non-stick cookware, vaccine adjuvants, aluminum foil and antiperspirants;
• Avoid flu vaccinations – that contain both mercury and aluminum; (however, check with your doctor and discuss with him/her what is in your best interest)
• Eat blueberries! Blueberries have a high antioxidant content and can be known to guard against Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases;
• Challenge your mind on a daily basis – playing number games can help with mental stimulation, learning something new, such as a new instrument and engaging in social interaction; (Two suggested online brain games are: Brain Games & Luminosity)
• Take Gingko Biloba – many scientists have found that this can have positive effects for dementia. Gingko, derived from a tree in Asia, has been used medicinally in China and other countries for centuries. Gingko can improve cognitive performance and social functioning.
• Alpha Lipoic Acid – ALA can stabilize cognitive functions among Alzheimer’s patients and may slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s and dementia;
• Exercise regularly – of course this applies to everyone!