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Preventing Alzheimer’s and the #1 Proxy Killer Disease with Better Nutrition

Posted by on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Stress can really wreak havoc on a person’s health, affecting everything from their cardiovascular system to how their body stores fat. But even more importantly, studies have shown that stress can increase the cortisol found in the body, which is commonly referred to as the “stress hormone.”  This hormone can be detrimental to people with good health, but for people with Alzheimer’s disease stress can actually speed up the disease. How can you reduce the effects of stress in Alzheimer’s prevention?

 

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UCLA Study Indicates Meditation May be the Answer in Alzheimer’s Prevention

Posted by on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

You have more than likely heard that meditation can be a key factor in reducing the stress of daily life, and for many of those with Alzheimer’s stress reduction is part of the primary treatment regime. But just what is the correlation between stress and Alzheimer’s disease?

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Assisting with Alzheimer’s: Essential Tips For Making Meal Time Simpler

Posted by on Monday, January 21st, 2013

Family members of those with Alzheimer’s disease know that eating issues are prevalent among those suffering from the disease as well as for family and caretakers. For a variety of reasons people who have this disorder and the people caring for them find meal times to be challenging, particularly as the disease progresses. With research stacking up to reveal that healthy foods help to nourish the brain in Alzheimer’s, is there anything that can be done about improving Alzheimer’s nutrition?

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Alpha Lipoic Acid Wages Battle Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by on Friday, January 18th, 2013

When it comes to the ongoing battle against Alzheimer’s disease, a new hero may have come on the scene; alpha-lipoic acid. Not exactly a household name, but studies are indicating that this antioxidant might deserve a much closer look. Alpha-lipoic acid has been know as an anti aging agent in the skin care industry for some time, but can it really slow down symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease? Some experts are beginning to think so.

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Exciting New Studies Say Chocolate And Wine May Help Fight Alzheimer’s

Posted by on Thursday, January 17th, 2013

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There may be new hope in the fight against deterioration of the brain often found in the elderly. Resveratrol, a compound found in the skin of grapes, nuts, dark chocolate and even tomatoes, is currently being used in government and University based studies to determine if it can be used in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

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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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Can Lunch With A Friend Help Prevent Alzheimer’s?

Posted by on Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Alzheimer’s disease is becoming an epidemic in the U.S.  According to the World Health Organization, as many as 115.4 million people in our country will be affected by Alzheimer’s by the year 2050. In fact, every 70 seconds someone is diagnosed with the devastating disease. According to Alzheimer’s.org, if we simply slow down the progression of the disease, its numbers could literally be cut in half. If we could delay the onset of Alzheimer’s by only 10 years, many experts feel we could “eradicate” the disease all together! But is it realistic to make that type of impact on Alzheimer’s disease?

 

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Can Heart Disease Increase Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Posted by on Monday, January 14th, 2013

According to Alzheimer’s.org, “The risk of developing Alzheimer’s or vascular dementia appears to increase as a result of many conditions that damage the heart or blood vessels, these include high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and high cholesterol. Some autopsy studies show that as many as 80 percent of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease also have cardiovascular disease.”

Most of us know that maintaining a healthy diet is a primary factor in maintaining healthy weight and overall well being, particularly for those with a family history of cardiac disease. Early intervention in heart disease includes a healthy heart diet as part of the primary preventative treatment. Foods that are low in cholesterol instead of unhealthy fats are highly recommended to maintain heart health and promote healthy weight loss. But is a heart healthy diet good for the brain as well?  Recent research says yes, in fact new studies may prove that eating healthy for your heart could even promote Alzheimer’s prevention.

 

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Does the Paleo Diet Really Work in Alzheimer’s Prevention?

Posted by on Friday, January 11th, 2013

It seems that there is yet another new diet claiming to be the new medical miracle to cure everything from Cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. The diet is called the “Paleo” diet and its claim to fame is that eating the diet plus exercise and an adjustment in lifestyle will result in weight loss, and other health improvements – including Alzheimer’s prevention. But does the “Paleo” diet really work to prevent Alzheimer’s?

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Is Your Morning Bagel on The Menu for Alzheimer’s Nutrition?

Posted by on Thursday, January 10th, 2013

If you think that eating a morning bagel has nothing to do with your health, you could be mistaken. Recent studies indicate that eating gluten may not be healthy for the brain for many individuals. There is a lot of controversy around gluten these days,  but the primary question for those with Alzheimer’s should be; what is gluten and should it be on the menu when it comes to healthy Alzheimer’s nutrition?

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