Mar 31, 2016
TIPS FOR AVOIDING ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
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!