It’s brain damage that starts where you least expect it… in your NOSE.
It turns out everything you inhale… from the scent of summer flowers to the exhaust of that truck that just roared by… doesn’t just go up your honker and down into your lungs.
That’s already a major threat to your health, of course. But it gets worse. New research reveals those pollutants can travel further. And they can do even more damage along the way.
In fact, one of the most common toxins in America can even travel directly to your brain. And yes, that IS every bit as terrifying as it sounds.
Because once there, this pollutant can set the stage for the kind of damage that can lead to the brain-destroying diseases we all fear the most.
But it’s not all bad news. Because there’s a way to protect yourself without plugging up your nose or moving to a remote, pollution-free island.
Save your nose. Save your brain.
I’ve warned you before about particulate matter. It’s a form of pollution that’s literally everywhere. And it’s often at higher levels than most people realize.
One analysis found that 137 million Americans – almost HALF the nation – live in places with poor air quality due to particulate matter. And that can lead to serious respiratory issues, heart problems, and more.
The new study shows one more way particulate matter can damage your health. And for my money, it’s the most frightening yet. It exposes the sneaky trick pollution pulls off to get into the brain.
Only small amounts of particulate matter can directly pass from the nose to the brain. And that can make it SEEM like the body’s defenses are holding up.
But that’s when the pollutants pull off an ugly stunt. Instead of going directly from the nose to the brain, toxins take a free ride down into your lungs.
It’s easy since you’re pulling them in that direction anyway as you inhale.
Once in the lungs, the particulate matter can head into the bloodstream. From there, it can hitch a ride up to your head, passing through the blood-brain barrier that usually keeps toxins out.
The invaders can then set the stage for brain damage that can lead to depression, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and more.
Protect your brain from pollution
This might seem like a situation where you’re powerless. After all, you HAVE to breathe, of course.
But it turns out you don’t have to just live with pollution damage. And that’s true even if you’re among the 137 million Americans sucking up bad air daily.
Because there ARE ways to limit the toll of the toxins. Plus, you can take steps that can even help reverse some of the damage of those pollutants.
And two of them are super easy to pull off…
- First… just eat more veggies. One study earlier this year found apiaceous veggies such as carrots, celery, fennel, parsnips, dill, and parsley can help block the damage of a common pollutant.
- And second, fit more omega-3 fatty acids like you’ll find in fish oil into your diet.
In 2020 researchers found that people exposed to particulate matter had more brain damage. And that includes more of the dreaded “brain shrink” linked to cognitive risks.
Except, surprisingly, some folks didn’t experience the same level of damage. And what they had in common was they all had higher blood levels of omega-3s.
You’ll discover even more about saving your brain from pollution damage in my earlier special report here.
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