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Brain-Healthy Alternatives for the Holidays

Posted by on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

The holiday season is now in full swing. Gatherings with friends and family at this time of year often involve foods and habits that that aren’t so healthy. It can be a challenge to stay on track with brain-healthy lifestyle choices like  getting a healthy amount of sleep or eating better.  We have some ideas for helping you stay on track with your brain-healthy diet, while still enjoying the flavors you love.

 

Prevent Alzheimer's by Preparing Healthier Traditional Holiday Foods

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How to Teach Children Nutrition for Alzheimer’s Prevention

Posted by on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

We’ve said before that it’s never too early to start thinking about Alzheimer’s prevention, but at what age should we really start thinking about it? As crazy as it may sound, we think we should start with teaching our children proper nutrition for Alzheimer’s prevention.

Help Healthy Eating Habits to Children to Help Avoid Alzheimer's

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Five Ways to Adopt the Mediterranean Diet to Prevent Alzheimer’s

Posted by on Monday, December 10th, 2012

A Mediterranean-style diet has been recommended as a reliable way to harness the power of nutrition to prevent diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and now Alzheimer’s disease as well. Unfortunately, there are a variety of businesses designed to scam consumers, and diets are no exception. However, you don’t need to worry about that when adopting a Mediterranean-style. The Mediterranean diet isn’t a diet program, it’s just a way of eating comprised of  key features that help classify it as such. Many of these features are recommended to those seeking to prevent Alzheimer’s and even treat Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

Mediterranean Diet for Alzheimer's Prevention

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Chia Seeds – Tiny Powerhouses of Disease Prevention

Posted by on Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Most people are familiar with chia seeds as the sources of sprouts for Chia Pets, but this tiny seed is full of omega-3 fatty acids and are high in fiber and minerals. If you haven’t looked to chia seeds as a nutritional source for Alzheimer’s prevention, now may be the time to do so.

Using Chia Seeds to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

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A Tale of Two Nutrients: How You Can Use B Vitamins To Prevent Alzheimer’s

Posted by on Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Today, we’re going to tell you the tale of a special relationship between something you’ve certainly heard of and another you probably haven’t but should know equally as well.  This is the story of B vitamins and homocysteine, what they are, how they function in our bodies, and what you need to do to manage them to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

Preventing Alzheimer's with B Vitamins

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Treating Alzheimer’s Using Flavonoids: You Don’t Have To Skip Chocolate!

Posted by on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Eating a healthier diet to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s and other diseases doesn’t have to mean skimping on holiday treats. It’s all a matter of being smarter about the choices you make.

Smarter Holiday Cookie Choices for Alzheimer's

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The Surprising Way The Glycemic Index Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

Posted by on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Every day, we make food choices that affect our health. Many of us eat foods without thinking about what happens in our bodies once the food enters our digestive system. We understand certain foods are “bad” and others are “good”, but food, and its effects on our bodies, is so much more complex than that.

Good and Carbohydrates for Alzheimer's Prevention

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Winter Cold and Flu Prevention Can Also Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

Posted by on Monday, December 3rd, 2012

As the days become shorter, we find our immune systems assaulted by a variety of nasty cold and flu bugs.  During these short, colder days we need to take strong preventative measures to help boost our immune systems.

 

Preventing Common Cold and Alzheimer's

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Use Brain-Boosting Omega-3 Oils to Combat Alzheimer’s

Posted by on Friday, November 30th, 2012

Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown time and again to improve and prevent a variety of ailments, most notably heart disease. Researchers have also been conducting tests on the affects of omega-3 fatty acids on the brain and studies show an improvement in cognition after adopting a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These oils may slow or prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Omega 3 can help prevent Alzheimer's

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Can Caffeine Prevent Alzheimers?

Posted by on Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Caffeine May Prevent Alzheimer's

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Many people rely on that cup of joe to get themselves going in the morning. Studies about both risks and benefits of drinking coffee abound, but can that jolt of caffeine protect against Alzheimer’s? It may.

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