Alzheimers

Curcumin: The Spice of Life and Health

…three times the population of the United States. Yet, Alzheimer’s disease is virtually nonexistent there, whereas it affects half of Americans over age 85. In fact, elderly residents of rural India have the lowest rates of Alzheimer’s disease in the world. So what’s their secret?…

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Higher Blood Sugar Levels Linked With Cognitive Impairment

A couple of years ago, I wrote about a study examining the link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s in which Japanese researchers found that type 2 diabetes increased the risk of dementia by 35 percent. Now, research recently published in the journal Neurology suggests that higher blood…

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How to Ward Off Cognitive Decline

…neuroprotective effects. Vinpocetine improves blood flow to the brain, and niacinamide protects against the degenerative changes characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease. Piracetam is the original nootropic, “a substance that enhances cognition and memory and facilitates learning.”…

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New Study Shows Mental Activity Stops Alzheimer's

…shows that mental stimulation actually stops the physical development of Alzheimer’s in its tracks! In their findings, which were just published in the Archives of Neurology, the researchers noted that Alzheimer’s is caused by beta-amyloid deposits, which are fibrils of proteins that…

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Improve Cognitive Function With These Brain Exercises

…is extremely flexible and can reroute and establish new connections when areas of the brain are damaged by age-related shrinkage, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, or head trauma. Exercises to Improve Cognitive Function You can improve cognitive function and reduce your risk of age-related memory…

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Preventing Alzheimer's Disease Naturally

…Tips for Preventing Alzheimer's Disease * Watch Your Blood Pressure and Cholesterol: Many people don’t realize it, but high blood pressure and cholesterol can increase your risk of developing Alzheimer’s. So one of my top tips for preventing Alzheimer's disease is to eat a…

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Will This Brain Study Have Big Pharma Trying to Patent Berries?

…use. Another option is a concentrated, nutrient-dense berry extract. Now it’s your turn: Do you eat strawberries and blueberries? You May Also Be Interested In: * A New Study Shows Age-Related Memory Loss Can Begin in Your 40s * New Study Shows Mental Activity Stops Alzheimer’s

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The Link Between Anticholinergic Drugs and Dementia

…secretion. And in the brain, acetylcholine is absolutely essential for the formation of memories, learning, and optimal cognitive function. Alzheimer’s disease and age-related memory decline are marked by a reduction in levels of acetylcholine in the brain, and many of the prescription and…

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Study Links Diabetes and Alzheimer's: How to Reduce Your Risk

…and Alzheimer’s Disease Fortunately, there are several effective steps you can take to prevent diabetes and Alzheimer’s: 1. Exercise. Researchers from Washington State University reported that physical activity, independent of weight, is associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s

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Health Risks of Antiperspirants: Fact or Fiction?

…antiperspirant causes breast cancer. Likewise, though research suggests there is an association between exposure to aluminum and Alzheimer’s, the Alzheimer’s Association states that studies have “failed to confirm any role for aluminum” in causing the disease. But…

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Vitamin E and Prostate Cancer

…negative study among many positive studies that show the health benefits of vitamin E for the prevention and/or treatment of heart disease, Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative disorders, macular degeneration and other common diseases. * Finally, it is nonsense to jump to the conclusion,…

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6 Surprising Benefits of Vitamin D

…and Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists from my alma mater, Emory University School of Medicine, tested the vitamin D blood levels of 300 individuals and found that 36 percent of healthy people had vitamin D deficiencies, compared to 41 percent of those with Alzheimer’s and 55…

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The Connection Between Diabetes and Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease has recently been linked to diabetes. Researchers from Brown University analyzed the brain tissue of 45 patients who had died with varying degrees of Alzheimer’s. In the study, they compared this tissue with that of people who did not have a history of diabetes. In…

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Benefits of Krill Oil

…by the biomarker C-reactive protein (CRP), high levels of inflammation over a long period of time are linked with heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and other serious conditions. Research published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that when people with…

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New Study Shows Coffee Can Prevent or Delay Alzheimer’s

…protective benefits against Alzheimer’s disease. Now, a new human study shows just how powerful coffee is for reducing the risk of dementia or substantially delaying its onset. This study, which will be published in the online version of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, was conducted by…

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Boost Cognitive Function With This Brain Bender

…mentally strengthens existing neuronal pathways in your brain, and builds new nerve connections that enhance cognitive function and aid in Alzheimer's prevention. With mental exercises, variety is important. Try rotating in different activities such as reading books, playing games and puzzles,…

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The Benefits of Vitamins C and E

…studies have found that taking vitamin C (1,000-1,500 mg) and vitamin E (300-400 IU) helps to lower the risk of AMD. * Reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. A study involving nearly 5,000 participants looked at the combined effects of vitamin E and other antioxidants. The researchers found…

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Forget About the RDAs: Here's Why You Need More B Vitamins

…two percent of our brain volume every decade as we get older. Although this is a normal part of aging, accelerated atrophy is linked with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. British researchers studied annual blood tests and MRI scans of older men and women and found that those with the lowest…

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B-Complex Vitamins Reduce Work-Related Stress

…of B-Complex Vitamins on the Body and Mind * Reduce levels of homocysteine, a toxic amino acid that is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. * Improve mood. This trio of vitamins plays an indirect but critical role in the formation of serotonin and other neurotransmitters.…

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Vitamins for Children Can Raise Their IQs

…good chewable brands of vitamins for children, or look for a flavored liquid and take as directed. Now it’s your turn: Do your children/grandchildren take nutritional supplements? You May Also Be Interested In * Exercise Your Brain * New Study Shows Mental Activity Stops Alzheimer’s

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Health Benefits of Coffee: Prevent Skin Cancer

…slashes your diabetes risk by 33 percent. Coffee also reduces the risk of Parkinson’s disease by up to 80 percent and protects against Alzheimer’s disease, improves concentration and alertness, and can even halt a full-blown asthma attack. While there are many health benefits of coffee,…

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Health Benefits of Zinc in Promoting Memory

…and that supplemental zinc has been shown to improve memory and recall in older people. We also know there may be a link between zinc and Alzheimer’s disease. Now, after 50 years of research, a new study finally shows the health benefits of zinc as it supports brain function. Researchers…

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How Safe Are Your Supplements?

…as 50 percent—which was reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. * Folic acid reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. What’s the bottom line for you? Don’t let this type of one-sided reporting deter you from the immense benefits of nutritional…

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The Scary Truth About Halloween--and 5 Guilt-Free Treats

…of cardiovascular disease, improves insulin sensitivity, and lowers the risk of diabetes and some types of cancer, and fights depression and Alzheimer’s disease. 5. Beer. If beer is on tap at your holiday celebrations, go ahead and enjoy a mug. Not only is it okay, it’s a preventative…

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Nutrient Spotlight: Benefits of B Vitamins

…is a normal part of aging, accelerated atrophy is linked with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12 reduce levels of homocysteine, a toxic amino acid linked with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. In one study, scientists noted marked reductions in…

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6 Reasons to Give Dark Chocolate This Valentine's Day

…and glucose responses to the glucose tolerance test. * Mediates Inflammation. Inflammation plays a role in heart disease, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. The cocoa flavanols in dark chocolate have been shown to lower inflammation. They do this by reducing blood concentrations…

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Three Secrets to Aging Gracefully

…of inflammation in the brain but to actually shrink beta-amyloid plaques, the destructive lesions that riddle the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. * Take resveratrol and pterostilbene. Gene expression, or activity, changes dramatically throughout life. The best-studied gene related…

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Follow a Fructose-Free Diet

…the chemical reactions that create advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs), which are an underlying cause of diabetes complications, cataracts, Alzheimer’s and overall aging. A fructose-free diet may be one of the best ways to avoid these conditions. * Increases risk of gout and kidney stones. A…

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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

…natural stimulants wake you up and increase your concentration and focus. * Caffeine is protective against neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. * One study revealed that people who drank four or more cups of coffee per day had a 20 percent reduced risk…

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Nutrient Spotlight: 3 Primary Antioxidants

…artery walls, vitamin E reduces the probability of heart attack, stroke, and atherosclerosis. It is also an effective therapy for preventing Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Furthermore, vitamin E helps alleviate respiratory problems and boosts your immune system’s…

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Health Benefits of L-Carnitine

…may help. Other health benefits of L-carnitine, especially acetyl-L-carnitine, include improved memory in older people and slowing of Alzheimer’s progression. The acetyl group in this type of L-carnitine can be used to form acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter that markedly…

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Defy Aging With Resveratrol

…diabetes and some types of cancer. People who drink wine, especially red wine, are less likely to be obese, suffer with depression, or get Alzheimer’s. And in addition to staying healthy, wine drinkers tend to live longer! One of the reasons red wine is so healthy is that it contains…

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Five Healthy Reasons to Enjoy Your Cup O' Joe

…compared to non-coffee drinkers. * Coffee reduces the risk of Parkinson’s disease by as much as 80 percent. * It protects against Alzheimer’s, improves concentration and alertness, and boosts your mood. * Coffee consumption decreases suicide risk. In fact, coffee’s aroma alone…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease

…times a day) also curb inflammation. Because chronic inflammation adversely affects virtually every organ system in the body, by following this program you will reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease as well as Alzheimer’s, cancer, macular degeneration, and other aging-related diseases.

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Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death

…seemingly healthy? Sudden cardiac death kills approximately 325,000 Americans every year and claims more lives than automobile accidents, Alzheimer’s, AIDS, diabetes, and breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer combined! That’s why it’s important to know what measures are effective…

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3 Healing Herbs

…inflammation in the brain, but also to actually shrink beta-amyloid plaques, the destructive lesions that riddle the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s. Other conditions that benefit from the use of curcumin include GI disorders such as Crohn’s and inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis,…

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