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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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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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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Folic Acid for Alzheimer's Prevention

…Inexpensive Alzheimer’s Prevention Tip We’re looking at a quadrupling in the number of cases of Alzheimer’s disease over the next 40 years. But this inexpensive vitamin just might help put the brakes on the impending epidemic. To reap the benefits of this Alzheimer’s

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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…A few years ago, I wrote about Mary Newport, MD, a neonatologist from Florida whose 59-year-old husband Steve was suffering with early Alzheimer’s disease. He was declining rapidly—until Dr. Newport came across research on an experimental drug containing MCTs. The drug wasn’t…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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