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Add a Little Spice to Your Life for Alzheimer’s Nutrition

Posted by on Thursday, February 28th, 2013

There seems to be a new weapon in the battle against Alzheimer’s, and it doesn’t come from a pharmaceutical company.  In fact, it isn’t a drug at all, but something that humans have been consuming for thousands of years. But what is this mystery ingredient and how can you integrate into your healthy Alzheimer’s nutrition diet?

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Solving the Puzzle of Alzheimer’s Nutrition-How to Help with Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease of the brain causing irreversible loss of cognitive functioning and memory, those who have experienced fist hand what it is like to help with Alzheimer’s know that the disease is very debilitating.  There is currently no cure for this devastating disease. There are several factors that lead to Alzheimer’s disease including; age, genetics, and nutrition.  Of course not much can be done about the first two predisposing factors, so it’s vital to learn as much as possible about the Alzheimer’s diet in order to promote Alzheimer’s prevention.  But is there a credible source of information (based on solid research) to learn more about how to help with Alzheimer’s disease in a family member or friend?

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What You Need to Know About the Glycemic Load for Alzheimer’s Prevention

Posted by on Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Most of us have heard of the Glycemic Index (GI) which has been used as a guide to how quickly a carbohydrate will be absorbed in the blood stream to be utilized for energy, and how the blood sugar will subsequently rise.  But how does the Glycemic Load (GL) differ from the GI and what is its significance in Alzheimer’s prevention?

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Visceral Fat May Work Against the Alzheimer’s Diet

Posted by on Thursday, February 21st, 2013

As if we don’t have enough reasons to work off those extra pounds, new research reveals that excess weight, particularly the type of fat stored deep in the abdomen, (called visceral fat) can cause chronic inflammation in the body.   So what does this have to do with Alzheimer’s prevention and are there any types of foods we should be eating to help promote weight loss and maintain a healthy Alzheimer’s diet?

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The Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Prevention

Posted by on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

We have all heard that there is a connection between diabetes and Alzheimer’s prevention, but did you know that nearly one third of Americans today have diabetes or pre-diabetes?   Much of the recent research is indicated a close link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, in fact, some people are calling Alzheimer’s a type of “diabetes of the brain.”  Sure there is a definite link between consuming a poor diet high in refined sugar,  but does diabetes really cause Alzheimer’s disease?

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Nutritional Prevention for Alzheimer’s Disease – A Topic Gone Viral

Posted by on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

In recent years, public interest in nutrition and adopting a healthy lifestyle as a preventative measure to fight against disease has certainly grown. Along with growing interest, scientific evidence is more available than ever before to back up theories about disease prevention and diet. The growing number of consumers looking for information on Alzheimer’s and diet is evidenced by numerous top selling books written by medical experts such as; The Alzheimer’s Diet by Neurologist, Dr. Richard Isaacson and nutrition expert, Dr. Christopher Ochner,  Power Foods for the Brain by Dr. Neal Barnard, and The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook by Dr. Marwan Sabbagh and Beau MacMillan.

These new dietary and nutrition resources are presenting new hope for those concerned about and affected by memory loss, as people are starting to realize that certain power foods can protect the brain, optimize memory function, and even prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease.

 

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Can a Joke a Day Coupled with an Alzheimer’s Diet Keep the Disease Away?

Posted by on Monday, February 18th, 2013

We have all heard a lot about how nutrition and exercise can really promote brain health and perhaps even support Alzheimer’s prevention.  When the brain is stimulated on a daily basis, it operates at its optimal level, but can something as simple as laughter be the solution to part of the puzzle when it comes to Alzheimer’s prevention?

 

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Myth Busters Regarding Healthy Oils for Alzheimers Nutrition

Posted by on Saturday, February 16th, 2013

There are several myths regarding which type of cooking oil is best for the brain for those who are adhering to a healthy Alzheimer’s nutrition diet. It’s important to separate the myths from the truth to ensure that the brain healthy foods you are eating are prepared with cooking oil that promotes health as well.  As we age we don’t need as many calories.  Since oil is very high in caloric content, it’s important to make sure you are getting optimal benefits from the type of oil you cook with.  But how do we break through the myths to find out just what type of cooking oil really is best?

 

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Is Organic Food Better for Alzheimer’s Prevention?

Posted by on Thursday, February 14th, 2013

There is plenty of confusion around nutrition in general when it comes to reading labels and deciphering which foods are bad for us and which are healthy, but to add to the confusion is the debate about organic vs non-organic foods. Many advocates say organic is healthier than conventional food, but what does the research say? Is organic food REALLY healthier and safer than conventional food when it comes to Alzheimer’s nutrition?

 

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Why Foods with Anti-Inflammatory Effects are Vital to Your Alzheimer’s Prevention

Posted by on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Alzheimer’s disease is considered a degenerative disease of the brain, just like the aging process itself; that means that the brain will progressively deteriorate over a period of time in a person who has the disease – that’s the bad news.  The good news is that recent research is finding scientific proof that the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease can be slowed down or perhaps even prevented all together with an anti- inflammatory diet.  But what is an anti-inflammatory diet and which foods are recommended to promote it?

 

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