Alzheimers

Folic Acid for Alzheimer's Prevention

While there are many lifestyle changes and other therapies that can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, research suggests that increasing your intake of folic acid is one of the easiest Alzheimer’s prevention steps you can take. Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center enrolled a group…

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Vitamin E and Prostate Cancer

…one 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, based…

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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

When it comes to coconut oil uses, this fragrant oil is one exceptionally versatile natural product. What else can you eat, rub on your body, use to clean your house, and employ as a medical therapy? Let’s take a look at the many health benefits of coconut oil—and sort out the facts from the…

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Curcumin: The Spice of Life and Health

India’s population is just over one billion people, more than 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…

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New Study Shows Mental Activity Stops Alzheimer's

We’ve often heard that when it comes to brain health, it’s “use it or lose it”—and that things like crossword puzzles, reading, and more can ward off mental decline. Now, a new study released by the University of California, Berkeley shows that mental stimulation actually stops the…

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Preventing Alzheimer's Disease Naturally

…good news—excellent news, in fact—is that there are many methods for Alzheimer's disease prevention that have been shown to slow or halt disease progression and improve cognitive function. Six Tips for Preventing Alzheimer's Disease * Watch Your Blood Pressure and Cholesterol: Many people don’t…

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Health Risks of Antiperspirants: Fact or Fiction?

Researchers have long speculated that there’s a link between antiperspirants, breast cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease because of the aluminum they contain. But do these health risks of antiperspirants really exist? A 2008 review concluded that there was no scientific evidence indicating that…

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6 Surprising Benefits of Vitamin D

You are likely familiar with some of the benefits of vitamin D, including its ability to help prevent osteoporosis and colds and flu. But here are six other ways optimal levels of vitamin D can help improve or support your health, and why supplementing with vitamin D is so important. * Abdominal…

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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 every…

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Benefits of Krill Oil

A couple of weeks ago, I told you about the different supplement sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Now I want to focus more closely on one of them: krill oil. While research has shown that the EPA and DHA found in krill and other marine sources are the best-absorbed forms of omega-3 fatty acids…

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New Study Shows Coffee Can Prevent or Delay Alzheimer’s

…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 researchers from the University of South Florida and the University of Miami. After tracking the memory and cognitive skills…

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The Benefits of Vitamins C and E

You already know that vitamins C and E are important nutrients and protective antioxidants. But what many people don’t realize is that together they give you powerful protection against many diseases. The Benefits of Vitamins C and E * Ward off bone loss. One of the best ways to strengthen bones…

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Boost Cognitive Function With This Brain Bender

…yourself 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, learning…

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

All multivitamins contain a smattering of B vitamins, so what else do you need to know? Actually, there’s a lot of new research, especially on folic acid, vitamin B12, and vitamin B6. Here are six reasons why you should be taking these three vitamins—and at dosages higher than what you’re…

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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 sugar—even…

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The Link Between Anticholinergic Drugs and Dementia

When seniors complain of cognitive problems—particularly memory loss and dementia—more often than not, it’s chalked up to old age. But what’s really causing these issues? It could be your medications. According to new research, long-term use of anticholinergic drugs and dementia go hand-in…

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Berberine Proves Powerful Against Diabetes

Herbal supplement sales have steadily increased over the past few years, but one botanical you won’t find among the bestsellers is berberine. That’s about to change. This plant alkaloid, revered in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine but largely ignored elsewhere, is poised to become one…

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