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A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Lose

Updated on March 2, 2023

Prevention is the Key

According to a recent survey, Alzheimer's is one of the diseases we fear the most. It tops the list over heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

If you are looking for some information on how to stop or even reverse brain aging then these surprising ways just might help you overcome the risk of Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

Start taking 500 mg of Vitamin C along with 400 IU of Vitamin E a day. These nutrients are quickly absorbed by the brain cells which help to clean out free radicals and replace the aging brain cells.

Also taking 400 mg of curcumin daily helps to slow the progression of Alzheimer's by removing plaque building in the brain.

Another study has shown that eating two servings of tuna a week helps to relieve cellular inflammation. Other seafood rich in omega-3 fatty acids will also do the trick.

Another way to cut your Alzheimer's risk is to cut out as little as 15 grams of saturated fat a day from your diet (about 3 ounces of cheese).

Resveratrol, an antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes and in peanuts is another simple way to block cell-damaging inflammation. It also inhibits the formation of sticky deposits in the brain.

If grapes and peanuts are not to your liking you can always take 100 mg of resveratrol as a daily supplement. Another piece of information to note about resveratrol is that it helps to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Your brain's memory center functions best on three servings a day of whole grains. These grains can be either oatmeal, brown rice, or 100% whole grain bread.

Eating too much white flour and sugar will actually shrink your hippocampus!

And another side effect of eating too many processed carbs is that they damage the essential brain structure as a result of the spike in your blood sugar.

Eating whole grains means that your blood sugar won't fluctuate as much as it takes longer for your body to digest them.

Recent research indicated that those people struggling with early signs of memory loss can reverse their symptoms within three months by simply drinking 10 ounces of blueberry juice a day!

Blueberries are full of antioxidants that help to repair and heal aging brain cells.

Books on Alzheimers

Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias, 2nd Ed: A guide for people with dementia and those who care for them
Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias, 2nd Ed: A guide for people with dementia and those who care for them
While there is currently no known cure for dementia, Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias combines the latest research on preventive methods, current treatment options, and advice for living well with dementia, to help those affected by the disease.

One Disease

Alzheimer’s is a degenerative and terminal disease that was first discovered by Alois Alzheimer in 1902, a German psychiatrist. There are many common symptoms although each sufferer may have different experiences with the disease.

Very often the early diagnosis can be thought to be age-related or even signs of stress. The most common symptom is the loss of memory or the difficulty in remembering facts. A brain scan can usually determine if it is Alzheimer's disease.

The sad part of Alzheimer's is that as the disease advances, symptoms of confusion, irritability, aggression, mood swings as well as language breakdown can occur.

After a while, minor or even major bodily function will decline which in time will ultimately lead to the death of the sufferer.

Alzheimer's can go undiagnosed for many years before the disease becomes apparent. The life expectancy following a diagnosis is approximately seven years with less than three percent living more than fourteen years.

The cause of Alzheimer’s is still not well understood although there is ongoing research that indicates that the disease may be associated with plaque build-up in the brain.

There is also some indication that our modern lifestyle of eating too many processed foods can contribute to the onset of the disease.

Microbiologist Dr. Robert O. Young believes that “There is only one sickness and that is the over-acidification of the body due primarily to an inverted way of living, thinking, and eating.

As a result, there can be only one remedy and treatment, and that is to alkalize the body and break the cycle of imbalance, thus allowing us to experience the energy, vitality, and true health we’re all meant to have.”

Book on the Brain

Unfuck Your Brain: Getting Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-Outs, and Triggers with science (5-Minute Therapy)
Unfuck Your Brain: Getting Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-Outs, and Triggers with science (5-Minute Therapy)
A no-nonsense and helpful guide on how to cope with a slew of mental-health issues that are hellbent on ruining the lives of millions of people worldwide.

Book on Alzheimer's Disease

The End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline
The End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline
A groundbreaking plan to prevent and reverse Alzheimer’s Disease that fundamentally changes how we understand cognitive decline.

Easy Brain Protection

Did you know that exercising for just 20 minutes a day can help your brain and cut your risk of future memory problems?

Exercise actually stimulates a chemical that helps to speed up the building of healthy new brain cells.

We all live busy lives and often they are filled with stress so doing exercise on a regular basis can help protect the brain's memory center from damaging hormones that are released when we are under too much stress.

Did you get your 20 minutes of exercise today?

Do you Have A Poor Memory?

If you do there are some underlying conditions that might be contributing to your poor memory. Ask your doctor to check the following:

  • Using over the counter sleep medication
  • Having a sluggish thyroid
  • Check for low blood sugar
  • If you experience blue moods or feelings of depression
  • If you experience sleep apnea
  • Some prescriptions drugs can affect your memory

There are lots of ways to help protect your brain, these are just a few.


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