Alzheimer’s is a pretty hot topic in the news recently, but I have trouble keeping all of the advice straight. What do you think is the best way to prevent the disease?
There are quite a few natural approaches for keeping your mind sharp well into old-age, and while each of them could very well fill a book all its own, here’s a quick outline of the top five recommendations I make to Tahoma Clinic clients who are trying to prevent Alzheimer’s disease:
- Eliminate refined sugar and refined carbohydrates from your diet — especially if you have Type II diabetes in your family or if you are insulin resistant. Research has suggested that insulin resistance raises your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
- Research has also linked elevated homocysteine levels with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s. Keep your homocysteine levels down by taking B-complex vitamins and/or a multiple vitamin containing vitamins B6, B12, and folic acid.
- Take 1 Tbsp of fish oil per day. This natural anti-inflammatory contains omega-3 fatty acids that help repair brain cell membranes.
- There is ample evidence indicating that adequate levels of estrogen or testosterone could allow you to dramatically reduce your Alzheimer’s disease risk. Consider using bio-identical hormones to keep your levels of estrogen or testosterone where they need to be.
- Research shows that the mineral lithium has strong potential to reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Latest posts by Dr. Jonathan Wright (see all)
- Escaping a family history of varicose veins - September 24, 2015
- Eliminate Strep Throat with This Surprising Solution - September 17, 2015
- Being Far-Sighted About Nearsightedness - August 17, 2015