Conventional medicine is a big FAT failure when it comes to dementia. They’re clueless about how to treat the disease let alone cure it.
But even worse, doctors act as if whether or not you develop dementia is merely a roll of the dice. Which means they don’t give folks any advice about what they can do to reduce their own risks.
And frankly, that’s just unacceptable.
The truth is MANY factors can contribute to this devastating disease beyond simple fate. And while you can’t do anything about things like your genetics, you CAN take some ridiculously simple steps to slash your risk for this memory thief.
In fact, maybe you’ve already adopted some of these brain-protecting habits such as…
- eating a healthy diet
- exercising regularly
- getting out and socializing
- keeping your brain busy and challenged
They’re ALL important for maintaining a happy, healthy brain.
But it turns out those aren’t the only things you could be dong to guard your brain and protect your precious memories.
Ban these 4 dementia triggers from your home TODAY
In fact, there are likely four dementia-linked hazards hiding in your home at this very moment. And banning them NOW could save you from the heartbreak of dementia in the years to come.
1. Canned drinks:
I get it. Canned drinks are convenient. But you could be paying for the convenience with your brain.
And it’s not just soft drinks either. Even if you’ve given up soda if you still drink canned beverages of any sort including seltzer, tonic water, vegetable juice, or tea you could be raising your dementia risk.
In this case, the problem isn’t the drink itself, but the can it comes in. It turns out most drink cans are coated with manganese. And while manganese is an important nutrient that your body needs, getting too much of it is associated with an increased risk of dementia.
Manganese is in many healthy foods such as whole grains and leafy greens. So most of us are already getting plenty of it in our daily diet. Which means the manganese you’re getting from canned drinks could be contributing to a dangerous dementia-triggering overdose.
It’s been a staple in medicine cabinets since the 1940s. But if you use the antihistamine Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to fight allergy symptoms or fall asleep, you could be sending your risk for dementia through the roof.
Benadryl is part of a family of drugs called anticholinergics, which are associated with dementia.
In a long-term study involving more than 3000 people using these drugs was linked to significantly higher rates of dementia. Even casual users who only occasionally take the drug may need to be concerned because the research revealed that the effects were cumulative, building up over the years.
3. Heartburn drugs:
If you suffer from heartburn you’re likely familiar with the little purple pill known as Nexium. Nexium and its kissing cousin Prilosec are what are known as proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs. And research has found PPIs can mess with your memories.
In fact, according to the results of a long-term study, which included 70,000 participants, PPIs “significantly increased the risk of dementia” in folks who were taking the stomach-acid-suppressing pills.
Before turning to a risky drug, try relieving your heartburn with a safe, natural solution instead such as sipping on peppermint tea or even raw potato juice.
The chemical soup that makes up most sunblock is bad enough on its own. But in this case, I’m talking about what that sunblock does. It robs your body of vital vitamin D from sunshine.
In study after study, low levels of vitamin D are associated with dementia and cognitive decline. And folks with the lowest levels of D are more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with some form of dementia as those with healthy levels of the vitamin.
Stop bathing in sunscreen before you set foot out of the house and hiding from the sun. Instead, whenever possible spend 15 to 20 minutes a day in the sunshine with your head and arms exposed to raise your vitamin D levels and help reduce your risk of dementia.
Don’t let these hidden hazards send you down the path towards dementia. Purge them from your home and hold on to your precious memories.
She is an advocate of self-education and is passionate about the power of group knowledge sharing, like the kind found right here on HealthierTalk.com. Alice loves to share her views on holistic and natural healing as well as her, sometimes contentious, thoughts on the profit-driven inner workings of traditional medicine.
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