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To “B” or not to “B”- What you Should Know About Vitamin B and the Alzheimer’s Diet

Posted by on Friday, May 24th, 2013

A study published on May 20, 2013 in the top-tier journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that vitamins B6 and B12 combined with folic acid slowed shrinkage of gray matter in brain areas affected by Alzheimer’s disease. “These vitamins, in combination with a comprehensive management plan to improve and protect memory loss, is essential for AD management in 2013″ comments Dr. Richard Isaacson, Harvard-trained Neurologist and co-author of the best-selling new Alzheimer’s Diet book (with Columbia-trained nutrition expert Dr. Ochner), and author of the new book Alzheimer’s Treatment Alzheimer’s Prevention: A Patient & Family Guide.  This is the latest of a steady drumbeat of research that suggests diet, exercise and socializing remain patients’ best hope (click here to read the Bloomberg article to learn more).

With so much information bombarding us every day through TV commercials, the internet, apps, and more, it’s difficult to sort through it all when it comes to what’s best for our health. When it comes to vitamins, there is some exciting news; but how do vitamins work in Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment and which are recommended for the Alzheimers diet?

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Hale to Kale! Can Green Leafy Vegetables Help with Alzheimer’s?

Posted by on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

It is estimated that nearly 5.4 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease today and as the numbers continue to climb, so does the need to do more medical research to find a cure.  One thing scientists are pointing to more and more is the fact that certain nutrients, such as those found in dark green leafy vegetables, are shown to help with Alzheimer’s prevention.  If you are one who really loves green vegetables, you’ll be happy to learn just what researchers are finding out about green leafy vegetables and Alzheimer’s prevention.

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The Benefits of Juicing for Alzheimer’s Prevention

Posted by on Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Eating right is not only a good way to stay healthy today, but also an important factor in avoiding disease in the future.  Antioxidants can provide a potent source of protection against a wide variety of diseases including heart disease, adult onset diabetes, and most importantly- Alzheimer’s disease.  But how can you maximize the benefits of antioxidants for Alzheimer’s prevention without having to eat everything but the kitchen sink?

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What do Curcumin and Vitamin D Have in Common When it Comes to the Alzheimer’s Diet?

Posted by on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Recent medical research has indicated that Vitamin D combined with a common household spice -curcumin, (found in turmeric) may help prevent amyloid plaques in the brain which have been associated with Alzheimer’s disease.  But how does this compound work to help with Alzheimer’s disease, and how can you best integrate vitamin D and curcumin into the Alzheimer’s diet?

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8 Ways to Ensure Your Body Gets Enough Zinc for Alzheimer’s Nutrition

Posted by on Monday, February 11th, 2013

We have all heard about the importance of getting our recommended daily allowance of minerals and vitamins, such as zinc for the common cold, but perhaps you did not realize that the intake of high levels of certain minerals can be just as devastating on the neurological system as not getting enough. When it comes to minerals such as copper and zinc, not only is the amount of intake daily important, the ratio of those minerals can really make a difference as well.  So just how much  should we be taking daily of minerals such as copper and zinc, and how can an imbalance or deficit of zinc effect Alzheimer’s disease?

 

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Is Tap Water Harmful in Alzheimer’s Nutrition?

Posted by on Monday, February 4th, 2013

We have all heard about the importance of drinking enough water every day, but the level of confusion around this seemingly simple topic is no surprise. There are just about as many different types of water as there are people who drink it. But what is the research behind this essential nutrient, and what type of water is best for Alzheimer’s prevention?

 

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Study Says this Vitamin Combination May Help in Alzheimer’s Prevention

Posted by on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Vitamins have often been considered a great way to maintain health, and while scientific studies have gathered mixed results, a recent study holds hope for those fearful of suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Is it possible that something as simple as taking vitamins could help with Alzheimer’s prevention?

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Green Has Never Been So Good: Tasty Recipes For Nutrition

Posted by on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

We’re excited for the New Year and hopeful this year may be the one where we finally unlock the key to Alzheimer’s disease. We strongly believe that prevention to the disease, at least for many, may be in our own hands through a diet filled with nutrient-rich foods and lacking in unhealthy foods associated with the Standard American Diet. Dark leafy greens are bursting with an array of essential vitamins that can help you ward off Alzheimer’s. Most of us know we should be eating more leafy greens, but we’re in the dark about how to add them to our diets, so we’ve pulled together some ideas to help you get started.

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5 Ways to Support Alzheimer’s Sufferers During the Holidays

Posted by on Friday, December 14th, 2012

The holiday season can be a stressful time for us all, but if you’re suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, the anxiety brought about by the season can be downright debilitating. Fortunately, there many ways to help Alzheimer’s patients feel more at ease during this busy season.

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The Surprising Ways Vitamin D Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

Posted by on Thursday, December 13th, 2012

We’ve discussed how consuming more B vitamins can help slow cognitive decline and may prevent Alzheimer’s, but vitamin D also shows promise in helping to reduce the amyloid plaques associated with the disease. A study reported in the Journal of Alzheimer’s earlier this year explained how vitamin D may play a key role in Alzheimer’s prevention.

 

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