Mental and Cognitive Health

  1. The “killer number” behind Alzheimer's

    A single cause of Alzheimer's disease has yet to be determined.

    And a cure is still waiting to be found.

    But despite all the unknowns, one thing is becoming more and more clear:

    The best way to avoid Alzheimer’s is to make sure your health is on point.

    For those who’ve been following along, you know that means combatting the following Alzheimer’s-linked culprits:

    • Inflammation;
    • Plaque and beta amyloids in the brain;
    • Cognitive decline;
    • Diabetes and obesity; and
    • Certain toxins.

    Now, research shows ANOTHER RISK to add to the pile…

    But much like the list above, there’s a natural solution—and I’m going to show it to you today.

    Beware of the newest Alzheimer’s link

    In this latest study, researchers investigated over two thousand people with elevated LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.

    And what they saw was nothing but shocking…

    Over 30 percent – a whopping 650 folks—exhibited early-onset Alzheimer's!

    Now, to Big Pharma, that sounds like one thing: CHA CHING!

    Its solution to high cholesterol is to prescribe statins, of the most commonly prescribed drugs…and one of the industry’s biggest cash cows.

    Of course, the finding gives Big Pharma another excuse to try and peddle these medications, which cause a litany of COMMON side effects including:

    “Serious” risks include:

    • • Myositis, or muscle damage
    • • Severe inflammation
    • • Severe weakness
    • • Kidney failure
    • • And even death.

    Are those risks you’re willing to take just to lower your risk of Alzheimer’s?!

    No thank you!

    Especially not when there is a SAFE, natural alternative…

    Do THIS instead of taking a statin

    Astaxanthin, a substance right out of Mother Nature that gives fish its pinkish color, is one of the most powerful antioxidants known to man.

    If your LDL cholesterol is oxidized—the true danger behind heightened cholesterol—astaxanthin can help quench the oxidizing free radicals.

    Plus, it can also help KNOCK OUT inflammation and cardiovascular disease, two of the other conditions that have been linked to your risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease.

    Just be aware that most astaxanthin is grown outside in pools of water. Low quality control can result in these pools being contaminated with run-off.

    So when you’re buying an astaxanthin supplement, make sure it's free or low in heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides.

  2. How to  STOP memory loss during chemo

    Thankfully, cancer is becoming less and less of a death sentence.  

    But oftentimes the treatment can make you feel even worse than the disease. 

    Memory loss during chemo, sometimes referred to as “chemo brain,” is one of the lesser-known evils—yet it’s one of the WORST side effects. 

    And mainstream medicine had no clue what to look for to see if your memory was being affected... 

    Until now! 

    4 letters make all the difference 

    It’s no secret chemotherapy affects your whole body. Losing your hair is visible to the naked eye.  

    Less obvious to the outside world is your immune system that is basically non-existent… bleeding problems… trouble staying awake…  

    There isn’t a single system chemotherapy doesn’t affect – including your brain. Worse yet, your memory and cognition problems can extend YEARS beyond the end of chemotherapy.  

    However, scientists believe they’ve finally found a key biomarker… something that will tell them you’re going to have chemo brain if you start chemotherapy.  

    And four letters make all the difference... 

    A study found early-stage breast cancer patients with higher levels of the hormone DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) were less likely to develop chemo brain.  

    Your body naturally produces DHEA in the adrenal gland; in turn, DHEA helps to produce other hormones like testosterone and estrogen.  

    Natural DHEA levels peak in early adulthood and then slowly fall as you age. 

    So the answer is simple, right?  

    Just get more DHEA and you’ll bulletproof your brain.  

    Unfortunately, it’s not that easy... 

    If you take a DHEA supplement, it’s likely to be filtered out by your liver.  

    What’s more, DHEA use can cause side effects as it impacts the hormone levels in your body. 

    So if you would like to give DHEA a shot, make sure to work with a holistic doctor to make sure you get the right levels.  

    And here’s another option... 

    Intravenous vitamin C (IVC). This natural treatment is far less finicky than DHEA and studies have shown it IMPROVES chemotherapy outcomes while also MITIGATING nasty chemo side effects.  

    While it doesn’t have the risks associated with DHEA, you’ll still need to work with a holistic doctor to get this treatment. 

  3. Can this humble veggie FIX your memory problems?

    You’ve read right here in Health e-Tips, the gut-brain connection is very REAL. And a biochemical process that goes awry in the gut can most definitely cause a “non-gut” symptom. But of late, studies on this topic typically examine the gut’s effect on your emotions… Until now. New research finds the gut could be linked with your MEMORY. And today, I’ll...
  4. How to build a “super brain”… in 6 EASY steps 

    I don’t need to tell you that our brains are under ASSAULT.   Depression rates are skyrocketing… and people are starting to develop dementia in their 40s!  This was UNHEARD OF only a generation ago.   Everything from the processed foods we eat to the dangerous drugs we take can slowly destroy our brains.   Now, it’s time to fight back.   Because there are six...
  5. This bad habit TRIPLES your Alzheimer’s risk

    When we retire, most of us pick up new hobbies and interests.  Maybe you started playing golf more… or got caught up on some reading.   But there’s one daily habit that LOTS of seniors develop… and it could be turning your brain to mush.   I’m talking about daytime napping.   Now, you might be thinking, “What’s a little catnap, after all?”  Well, that daytime napping could...
  6. Miracle herb can SAVE your brain after stroke

    It’s one of the most ancient trees on earth… it can live to be 1,000 years old… and it could help YOU live a longer and healthier life. I’m talking about ginkgo biloba. The fan-shaped leaves of the ginkgo biloba tree have been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine for everything from aiding memory to fighting depression. And now...
  7. Could Parkinson's begin in your EYES?

    Like many older guys, I wear glasses. At my age, I’m helpless without them! Father Time can really do a number on our vision as time goes by. But it’s not just about reading the newspaper or a menu in a dark restaurant. Because what’s going on in our eyes can tell us a lot about what’s going on in...
  8. Tame your ‘caveman’ stress responses… by getting out of the cave!

    Ah, stress. Sometimes, it seems like there's no escape from it. No matter how much you’ve organized your life… how much wisdom you've gained... and how much you try to "accentuate the positive"… it can feel downright impossible to maintain any sense of “zen” in the midst of modern-day chaos! You don’t need me to tell you how stress can...
  9. Why you should NEVER stop moving

    As you’ve read right here in eTips, I travel the world looking for natural therapies that can help beat back some of the most devastating diseases that afflict my patients and readers. But with as many exotic locales as I visit, my travels always take me back to China. The East is thousands of years ahead of the West in...
  10. Ward off cognitive decline with blueberries

    Boost your gray matter with this blue fruit We all forget life's little details from time to time. As we age, however, these lapses in memory and focus can become a bit more troublesome. But British researchers have found that you can help keep your mind and memory sharp by making a delicious addition to your diet that's small… but...

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