Alzheimer’s Prevention and Brain Health
First, let me assume that you are reading this because you are a little worried about your memory and the possibility of Alzheimer’s later in life. You’re not the only one – there are 72 million baby boomers taking turns online every day looking for information, help, and hope for Alzheimer’s prevention. You may long have noticed that friends or people at work reject your own spouse right in front of your eyes. It’s more than a little scary to know that you might be there too; So we’re looking for answers.
Brain fog is not necessarily indicative of Alzheimer’s disease, age-related memory impairment (AAMI), or any form of dementia. But it’s a good indication that your brain health needs attention. It could be that any number of things or a combination of things could make all the difference; But it’s up to you to take action. Eliminating the brain fog could be the first step in Alzheimer’s prevention.
A recent study of baby boomers concluded that 62% say Alzheimer’s is their greatest fear of getting older. No heart disease, no heart attack, no stroke, no cancer, but Alzheimer’s. I was in that group. I also discovered that doctors, men and women, who see more pain, suffering, and disease than any other segment of the population, would prefer Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s is characterized by increased levels of beta-amyloid peptides, which cause plaque to build up in the brain. The plaque causes neurons to shrink and tangle (fibrillary tangles), preventing the synapses from firing neurotransmitters to carry information through the brain.
The increase in this disease in people under 65 is increasing at an alarming rate. Alzheimer’s prevention is the only action we can take right now as there is no known cure for the disease.
So bury your head in the sand hoping to dodge that bullet, or are you taking the necessary steps to be healthy and spiritually alert all your life? The good news is that what you do to improve and improve the most important organ in your body is improving and improving your entire body. BUT if you think this illness is just inevitable for some people, keep your affairs in order so that it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
On the other hand, if you want to reduce your risk and increase the energy, focus, concentration, memory, and general fitness of the brain, here are some steps you need to take to achieve that.
Change your diet first: there are some foods that go so much into creating and maintaining brain health that they need to be included in a brain-healthy diet. Eat whole grains that contain bran, germ, and endosperm. Eat apples, yes; An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Include more berries in your diet, but the darker the better.
It also turns out that fish is really brain food. You should eat fish 3 to 5 times a week. Salmon, tuna, herring, etc. And think of the chewy cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. Yeah, I know – you hate that sort of thing – but you are an adult now, and Alzheimer’s prevention is your goal.
On the other hand, if you have avoided nuts because of their fat content, you may be concerned that nuts are good for you, the right fat, a good slow metabolism, they will help you feel full. Include all kinds of dairy products along with nuts, but make them low in fat if possible.
Eat more green, the darker the better, spinach, turnip, kale, etc. Yes, I know … But remember who you are and what your goal is. Add soy to your diet, it’s especially good for Alzheimer’s prevention.
Sweet potatoes, one of nature’s most perfect and complete foods, are especially good for brain health. So don’t save up for the holidays. eat them often.
Beans and legumes, there are many varieties and they are all very good for you and good for your brain. Tomatoes are another incredibly healthy fruit for overall health, especially the brain.