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Is There A Real Prevention For Alzheimer's Now?

Updated on March 9, 2013

On The Journey

As of today March 8, 2013 Dr. Neal Barnard is advocating his approach to preventing Alzheimer's. I just flipped on the Dr. Oz show on network TV and there Barnard was letting everyone know how he believes we can prevent this ever reaching disease.

He says it has to do with what we eat and what vitimins and minerals we take in. First of all he cuts out all meat, fish and dairy products. Eating vegetables, beans, peas, lentils, and whole grains is what he says we should be eating.When we do eat he adds that we shouldn't cook in iron or copper pans because he believes that extra iron, zinc, and copper find their way to the brain and stop it from working well.I understand that the minerals sort of rust so to speak and break connections. Also Barnard says we don't need the mineral we generally get in a multi-vitimin pill. He talked about what he calls his "vitimin shell." This is extra vitimin protection. Vitimin E, B6, B12, and Folic Acid will do the job according to the plan.Another doctor on the show said grape seed extract help with memory, as does green tea according to the morning newspaper.

Besides getting the proper vitimins through food and supplements Barnard advised viewers on how to remember things. He gave an example of how to remember names. He said to think of the most outlandish thing to connect a person to. A girl in the audience had the name "Deserae" so he pictured her with cactus coming out of her eyebrown due to the dessert connection.


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    • Barbara Kay profile image

      Barbara Badder 4 years ago from USA

      I saw that show too. It doesn't leave much to eat though. I will quit purchasing vitamins with minerals in though. Water even has minerals though.

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      John Connor 4 years ago from Altamonte Springs

      What was I going to say? Oh ya, I remember thanks for these tips!

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      Lisa Brown 4 years ago from Michigan


      I'm just glad someone came up with something we can try to avoid getting this terrible disease.



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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Sounds very simple, but I'm sure Dr. Barnard's suggestions are helpful. There might be something about lentils. Everyone includes them.