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By Dr. Mercola
Tips for Avoiding Alzheimer's Disease
The beauty of following my revised Nutrition Plan is that it
helps treat and prevent all chronic degenerative diseases, from
the common ones like heart disease, diabetes, obesity and
Alzheimer's to the ones you have never heard of or can't even
pronounce. So please read the Plan as soon as you can. It is
divided into three helpful sections, Beginner, Intermediate and
Advanced to help you start at the right level.
The plan is the first step in addressing Alzheimer's disease,
which is currently at epidemic proportions, with 5.4 million
Americans including one in eight people aged 65 and over
living with the disease.
Remember, while memory loss is indeed common among
Westerners, it is NOT a "normal" part of aging, and cognitive
changes are by no means inevitable. People who experience
very little decline in their cognitive function up until their deaths
have been found (post-mortem) to be free of brain lesions,
showing that it's entirely possible to prevent the damage from
occurring in the first place… and one of the best ways to do this
is by leading a healthy lifestyle.
Sugar and Fructose. Ideally, you’ll want to keep your sugar
levels to a minimum and your total fructose below 25 grams
per day, or as low as 15 grams per day if you have insulin
resistance or any related disorders.
Improve magnesium levels. There is some exciting
preliminary research strongly suggesting a decrease in Alzheimer
symptoms with increased levels of magnesium in the brain.
Unfortunately, most magnesium supplements do not pass the blood
brain levels, but a new one, magnesium threonate, appears to and
holds some promise for the future for treating this condition and
may be superior to other forms.
Optimize your vitamin D levels with safe sun exposure.
Strong links between low levels of vitamin D in Alzheimer's
patients and poor outcomes on cognitive tests have been revealed.
Researchers believe that optimal vitamin D levels may enhance the
amount of important chemicals in your brain and protect brain
cells by increasing the effectiveness of the glial cells in nursing
damaged neurons back to health.
Vitamin D may also exert some of its beneficial effects
on Alzheimer's through its anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting
properties. Sufficient vitamin D is imperative for proper
functioning of your immune system to combat inflammation that is
also associated with Alzheimer's.
Keep your fasting insulin levels below 3. This is indirectly
related to fructose, as it will clearly lead to insulin resistance. However
other sugars (sucrose is 50 percent fructose by weight), grains and lack
of exercise are also important factors. Lowering insulin will also help
lower leptin levels which is another factor for Alzheimer’s.
Vitamin B12: In addition to the research presented above,
a small Finnish study published in the journal Neurology also
found that people who consume foods rich in B12 may reduce their
risk of Alzheimer's in their later years. For each unit increase
in the marker of vitamin B12, the risk of developing Alzheimer's
was reduced by two percent. Remember sublingual methylcobalamin
may be your best bet here.
Eat a nutritious diet, rich in folate, such as the one described
in my nutrition plan. Vegetables, without question, are your best
form of folate, and we should all eat plenty of fresh raw veggies
every day. Avoid supplements with folic acid, which is the inferior
synthetic version of folate.
High-quality animal-based omega-3 fats, such as krill oil.
(I recommend avoiding most fish because, although fish is
naturally high in omega-3, most fish are now severely
contaminated with mercury.) High intake of the omega-3 fats
EPA and DHA help by preventing cell damage caused by
Alzheimer's disease, thereby slowing down its progression,
and lowering your risk of developing the disorder.
Avoid and eliminate mercury from your body. Dental
amalgam fillings, which are 50 percent mercury by weight, are
one of the major sources of heavy metal toxicity. However
you should be healthy prior to having them removed. Once you
have adjusted to following the diet described in my optimized
nutrition plan, you can follow the mercury detox protocol and
then find a biological dentist to have your amalgams removed.
Avoid aluminum, such as antiperspirants, non-stick
cookware, vaccine adjuvants, etc.
Exercise regularly. It's been suggested that exercise can
trigger a change in the way the amyloid precursor protein is
metabolized, thus, slowing down the onset and progression of
Alzheimer's. Exercise also increases levels of the protein PGC-
1alpha. Research has also shown that people with Alzheimer's
have less PGC-1alpha in their brains11 and cells that contain
more of the protein produce less of the toxic amyloid protein
associated with Alzheimer's. I would strongly recommend
reviewing the Peak Fitness Technique for my specific
Avoid flu vaccinations as most contain both mercury and
aluminum, well-known neurotoxic and immunotoxic agents.
Eat blueberries. Wild blueberries, which have high
anthocyanin and antioxidant content, are known to guard against
Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases. Like any fruit
though, avoid excesses here.
Challenge your mind daily. Mental stimulation, especially
learning something new, such as learning to play an instrument
or a new language, is associated with a decreased risk of
Alzheimer's. Researchers suspect that mental challenge helps to
build up your brain, making it less susceptible to the lesions
associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Avoid anticholinergic and statin drugs. Drugs that block
acetylcholine, a nervous system neurotransmitter, have been
shown to increase your risk of dementia. These drugs include
certain nighttime pain relievers, antihistamines, sleep aids,
certain antidepressants, medications to control incontinence,
and certain narcotic pain relievers.
Statin drugs are particularly problematic because they
suppress the synthesis of cholesterol, deplete your brain of
coenzyme Q10 and neurotransmitter precursors, and prevent
adequate delivery of essential fatty acids and fat-soluble
antioxidants to your brain by inhibiting the production of the
indispensable carrier biomolecule known as low-density
Other Natural Treatments for Your Anti-Alzheimer's Arsenal
Finally, there are a few other nutritional recommendations
worth noting for their specific benefits in preventing and
treating dementia. So, although your fundamental strategy for
preventing dementia should involve a comprehensive lifestyle
approach, you may want to consider adding a few of these natural
dietary agents to your anti-Alzheimer's arsenal. These four
natural foods/supplements have good science behind them, in terms
of preventing age-related cognitive changes:
Coconut Oil: The primary fuel your brain needs for energy
is glucose. However, your brain is able to run on more than a
single type of fuel, one being ketones (ketone bodies), or
ketoacids. Ketones are what your body produces when it converts
fat (as opposed to glucose) into energy.
The medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) found in coconut oil
are GREAT source of ketone bodies, because coconut oil is about
66 percent MCTs. In fact, ketones appear to be the preferred
source of brain food in patients affected by diabetes or
Astaxanthin is a natural pigment with unique properties
and many clinical benefits, including some of the most potent
antioxidant activity currently known. As a fat-soluble nutrient,
astaxanthin readily crosses your blood-brain barrier. One study
found it may help prevent neurodegeneration associated with
oxidative stress, as well as make a potent natural "brain food."
The molecules of astaxanthin neutralize free radicals and
other oxidants without being destroyed or becoming pro-oxidants
themselves in the process. It's is a unique molecule whose shape
allows it to precisely fit into a cell membrane and span its entire
width. In this position, astaxanthin can intercept potentially
damaging molecules before they can damage your cells.
You can get some astaxanthin by taking krill oil, which
is a fantastic omega-3 fat supplement. But you can boost your
astaxanthin even MORE by adding a pure astaxanthin supplement
to your nutritional regimen. For optimal absorption, make sure to
take krill oil and/or astaxanthin with a fat-containing meal, since
both are fat-soluble.
Gingko biloba: Many scientific studies have found that
Gingko biloba has positive effects for dementia. Gingko, which
is derived from a tree native to Asia, has long been used
medicinally in China and other countries. A 1997 study from
JAMA showed clear evidence that Gingko improves cognitive
performance and social functioning for those suffering from
Research since then has been equally promising. One study
in 2006 found Gingko as effective as the dementia drug Aricept
(donepezil) for treating mild to moderate Alzheimer's type
dementia. A 2010 meta-analysis found Gingko biloba to be
effective for a variety of types of dementia.
Alpha lipoic acid (ALA): ALA can stabilize cognitive
functions among Alzheimer's patients and may slow the progression
of the disease.
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