Want to hear 30 seconds of total silence at your next doctor’s appointment?

Ask your doc why some people get Alzheimer’s and some don’t.

The truth is that the typical mainstream doctor can’t tell you.

Maybe he’ll eventually give you some spiel about bad luck or bad genes…

But that’s not the whole story.

Fact is, we’re surrounded by toxins and pharmaceutical drugs that are eating away at our brains and putting us on the fast path to Alzheimer’s.

And there’s a good chance that some of those drugs are sitting in your medicine cabinet RIGHT NOW.

A new study out of Finland is the latest to link a class of drugs called benzodiazepines (a.k.a. benzos) to memory loss and Alzheimer’s. Common benzos include Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin.

Researchers looked at more than 70,000 people who were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s between 2005 and 2011, and they found that folks taking benzos were at a significantly higher risk for the disease.

And that may surprise some in the medical community… but it sure as heck doesn’t surprise me.

Benzos are often used for issues like anxiety because they basically depress overactive nervous systems.

But these drugs are also being prescribed all the time for conditions they weren’t designed to treat, like sleep problems.

So, what happens when you depress the nervous systems and brains in people who didn’t have overactive nervous systems to begin with?

I’ll tell you what happens – you’re heading for trouble.

And that’s not the only problem with benzos, not by a longshot.

They basically turn you into an uncoordinated zombie… and dramatically increase your risk of a life-altering fall. And just one fall or broken bone, especially if you’re older, could cost you your independence.

For years, many doctors and medical researchers have been saying that benzos should not be widely prescribed to seniors.

And I totally agree.

If you’re taking a benzo drug, talk to your doctor about alternatives. Supplements like melatonin, valerian, and L-theanine are great for controlling anxiety and promoting healthy sleep.

But don’t quit your benzos cold turkey. They’re addictive (another reason to not take them) and can trigger withdrawal symptoms.

Instead, work with your doc on a plan to wean yourself off the drugs.