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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Preventing Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's affects so many families, and much needed and continued research is being done.  I read with interest this article Chris Woolston M.S. recently wrote, and here are his first two paragraphs: 

"There's still no cure for Alzheimer's or known way to prevent it. But if you're worried about developing the disease, your doctor just might give you an unexpected prescription. She might urge you to exercise daily, eat a diet rich in whole foods, and watch your weight. She might even recommend taking a language class or some dance lessons. Or having a fish dinner twice a week. Or adding curry dishes to your menu.

Thanks to many recent studies, researchers now have several promising theories on helping prevent Alzheimer's. In fact, a report in the Annual Review of Public Health stressed that researchers are increasingly looking at Alzheimer's the way they do other chronic conditions in which lifestyle plays a role. Many feel that it's not too soon to take action -- especially if you have a family history that puts you at risk."

He goes into greater depth and talks about:

Protect the heart, protect the brain

Warding off Alzheimer's with exercise

A heart-healthy diet may protect the brain

The high blood pressure connection

Mental activity 

You can continue reading here 

All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

Such a cruel disease that does affect many families. Has the modern diet had any affect on the increased cases? Is it because the richer globalised countries and it's people are living in excess? We abuse ourselves and the planet, a price must be paid for this, nature dictates.


Lowcarb team member said...

Too right Sherie, a truly horrible disease. We have seen from close range. I don't know the why's or wherefores, but my Mother In Law lived a healthy life, and still died from Alzeheimer's. Much more research is needed for sure.