It’s happened to every one of us.
You walk into a room and forget why you went in there.
Or maybe you found your brain going blank when you tried to give a friend directions to your house.
If you’re still wet behind the ears you probably just laughed it off. But for the rest of us an incident like this can feel FAR more serious.
Because the truth is we can’t help but worry that this might be an early sign of something much worse.
We wonder if what looks like an innocent “brain burp” could be the first sign of a terrifying slide into dementia.
And while I don’t want to alarm you, if these moments do start to occur more often than not your doctor may one day soon even confirm your worst fears.
But it turns out his diagnosis could be way off base.
Is a simple vitamin behind YOUR cognitive decline?
What if I told you that a simple vitamin deficiency could actually be the culprit behind your brain slips?
That your so-called “dementia” may, in fact, not really be dementia at all?
Well in a stunning study Canadian researchers revealed that the lack of one simple nutrient can impersonate dementia in a shocking number of seniors.
And, frighteningly. very few doctors will ever even think to test for it.
It turns out that more than 50 percent of those of us in our Golden Years are running low in a vitamin that’s absolutely vital to both memory and mood.
More than 50% of older folks are low in B-12
I’m talking about vitamin B-12. And according to researchers if six seniors were to stand together in a room at least one of them wouldn’t just be low in B-12, they’d be critically low.
And it’s those basement low levels that could have your doctor delivering a wrong diagnosis of dementia. Because it turns out the symptoms of vitamin B-12 deficiency are eerily similar to those of dementia.
That’s the bad news. But the good news is it’s easy to raise your B-12 levels.
You can get more B-12 in animal-based foods such as…
- red meat,
- and eggs.
And there are oral B-12 supplements available as well.
B-12 deficiency could cause permanent harm
But if your numbers are running low enough to be worried about memory and mood issues I would typically prefer a more direct route to raise levels of this important vitamin.
I would have my own patients start on B-12 injections.
Don’t worry, their essentially painless and a B-12 deficiency is nothing to mess around with. Critically low levels can end up causing permanent harm.
So talk with your doctor today about having your levels tested!
Dr. Mark Stengler has appeared as a medical expert on FOX, CBS, NBC and hosts his own weekly PBS TV show, “Natural Healing with Mark Stengler.”
He’s also written 17 books, including “Prescription for Natural Cures” and The Natural Physician’s Healing Therapies which have now sold over 1 million copies.
When he’s not busy sharing his knowledge of amazing alternatives to toxic mainstream therapies, Dr.Stengler practices what he preaches at his state-of-the-art Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine in Encinitas, California.
Dr. Stengler has treated tens of thousands patients of all ages, with a wide range of health conditions, such as...
What makes Dr. Stengler different is his diverse medical training in conventional medications and natural alternatives.
This means he can combine the best of modern technology and traditional time-tested therapies, for safer, long-term treatments.
His track-record of success with this breakthrough approach has earned him national acclaim as “America’s Natural Doctor.”
Dr. Stengler completed premed studies at Mt. Royal College and the University of Calgary, and graduated from naturopathic medical school at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He is Board Certified in Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Stengler lives in San Diego County, California with his wife and three children. He enjoys quality time with his family. His hobbies include several sports and theological studies.
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