Alzheimer's disease

  1. Multiple drugs kill brain cells

    How to rot your brain without even trying

    Multiple drugs mean multiple risks -- including a whole mess of nasty side effects you won't find listed on the warning labels. It's as if the drugs gang up on your body and work you over until you're black and blue on the inside.

    And now, new research shows that there's one part of the body they attack more than any other: YOUR BRAIN.

    Take three or more drugs -- any three -- and your brain cells will start to die off faster than Anthony Weiner's political aspirations.

    And while all your brain cells are critical, the ones that drop dead when you take multiple meds are the ones you really, really, really don't want to lose -- because they're the gray matter cells that are critical to your everyday function.

    The more drugs you take, the more your gray matter turns to mush, according to scans on the brains of 514 seniors at a memory clinic. The more gray matter you lose, the less brain you have -- and the less brain you have, the higher your risk of memory loss, cognitive decline, dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

    The problem here is that gray matter death doesn't hurt. You don't feel the cells dying, you don't feel pain and you don't even know it's happening... at first.

    One day, you can't find your keys. The next, you can't find your house.

    Don't wait until it's too late to take action.

    Put all your meds in a shoebox and take 'em to a naturopathic physician. He can go over everything you're taking and help you ditch the junk you don't really need and find natural options for the stuff you do.

    I recommend a member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine.

    I can't stress the urgency of this enough.

    Because even if you're already suffering from memory loss -- even if you're already suffering from the brain atrophy that marks the loss of gray matter -- it's not too late to start doing something about it.

  2. When a 'brain fart' is really dementia

    Seniors can tell when cognitive decline is setting in

    There's no single test for dementia -- but that hasn't stopped the "experts" from charging an arm and a leg to tell you whether or not you have the condition.

    And the dirty secret of gerontology is that these "experts" are wrong nearly as often as they're right. (It's true! Read all about it here.)

    So put your wallet away, because I'm going to save you some time and money today. The best person for detecting the onset of cognitive decline and dementia isn't a doctor, and it's not some pricey specialist.

    It's YOU.

    You know when you're slipping better than anyone else -- and a new study confirms it. Researchers scanned the brains of 131 seniors, including a set of seniors worried that they might be starting to slip, but who had no outward signs of the condition.

    Turns out they had a good reason to be worried: The scans revealed higher levels of beta-amyloid, a protein linked to dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

    Now, it's easy to go nuts over this and think you're literally losing your mind with every little brain fart, burp and hiccup.

    Don't.

    There's a difference between the normal slips that come with age and real decline -- a difference you'll know if you ever experience it.

    Some of the big signs to watch for include being confused by easy tasks, having trouble understanding a book or TV show and getting lost in familiar places.

    But even if you experience some of those warning signs... even if you KNOW your memory is starting to slip... even if you're SURE cognitive decline is starting to set in, don't panic.

    First, many cases of memory loss and even cognitive decline don't lead to dementia.

    And second, there's an easy way to slow, stop and reverse dementia when it does strike -- and it's an ordinary blend of B vitamins.

    This stuff is so effective and so powerful that drug companies are looking for a way to jack up the price and sell it as a prescription medication.

    But you don't have to wait, and you don't have to pay big bucks -- because you can get this blend right now on the cheap at any corner pharmacy.

    I had the groundbreaking science -- including the exact doses used in research -- in the September 2012 edition of my Douglass Report newsletter. Sign up today, and you'll get full access to that and all my other back issues online.

  3. Write a letter, save your brain

    Keep your brain engaged by writing letters and reading books and you can help prevent cognitive decline and dementia.
  4. Weight loss can help prevent dementia

    Losing weight can help enhance memory and may help protect against dementia, according to new research.
  5. Elevated glucose boosts dementia risk

    People with elevated blood sugar levels have damage in the brain similar to what's seen in Alzheimer's patients.
  6. Fats boost brain power

    Omega-3 fatty acid supplements are shown to improve cognitive scores and brain volume in as little as five weeks, according to a new study.
  7. Low vitamin D in new Alzheimer's link

    Low levels of the sunshine vitamin can damage the brain, with two new studies linking vitamin D deficiencies to cognitive decline.
  8. 'Mild' cognitive impairment and dementia leave you more likely to die

    The 'senior moments' that mark the early stages of mild cognitive impairment can actually up your risk of death even if the condition never turns into dementia.
  9. Diabetes ups dementia risk

    If you thought diabetes was bad before, wait 'til you see what it's been connected to now...Alzheimer's disease. I'm not talking about a small risk, either. Turns out that diabetics have DOUBLE the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
  10. The real secret to a super-charged brain

    Next time some holier-than-thou vegan starts blabbering about how man wasn't designed to eat meat, ask him if he knows what powers the human brain.

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