Alzheimer's

  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. Good belly bugs boost brainpower

    Imagine forgetting your way home... the names and faces of those you know... and even some of your cherished life experiences.

    When you've got Alzheimer's disease, the changes that happen in your brain can devastate your memory.

    And once it takes hold, there's no pill you can swallow to get your memories back.

    But according to a new study, there's something natural that can guard against the brain changes of Alzheimer's and sharpen your memory -- and you can find it in foods as common as your morning yogurt.

    I'm talking about probiotics!

    As I've shared with you before, probiotics are "good" bacteria that take up residence in your gut... but their beneficial effects can be felt all the way up to your BRAIN!

    In the study, Iranian researchers induced Alzheimer's disease in rats and then fed some of them probiotics for two months.

    By the end of the study, the rats that received the probiotics performed BETTER on memory tests than the rats that didn't.

    What's more, researchers found that the mice that ate probiotics showed LESS oxidative stress in the hippocampus (part of the brain crucial for learning and memory) than the mice who hadn't.

    And that's important -- because we know that oxidative stress can lead to chronic inflammation and the buildup of beta amyloid, which are both risk factors for Alzheimer's.

    Now, we don't know exactly how upping the beneficial critters in your gut can change your brain.

    But the evidence is mounting that brain health begins with gut health -- which is why your gut has earned the reputation as your "second brain."

    The two are connected by something called the "gut-brain axis,” and previous studies have shown that your good gut bugs can trigger an immune response that discards damaged brain cells and preserves healthy ones .

    That means that probiotics may even help protect you from developing Alzheimer's in the first place!

    Plus, probiotics have also been proven to slash your risk of diabetes, colon cancer, and even anxiety and depression.

    So, whether you want to preserve your precious memories… or just improve your overall health… beef up your intake of good bugs!

    In the study, the rats ate strains of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria, which are commonly found in fermented foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, and kombucha.

    But if you don't care for the tart taste of fermented foods, you can also find these strains in a probiotic supplement.

    Look for a brand with multiple human-tested strains and colony-forming units (CFUs) in the billions.

    Getting plenty of rest... eating a diet rich in fiber... and avoiding sugars and processed foods can also nurture your good belly bugs.

  3. What your eyes can tell us about your brain

    They say that your eyes are windows to your soul. And regardless of whether that's true, there sure is a lot that docs can tell about your health by peering deeply into them. Of course, eye diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration can steal your sight, but that's not all that your doc can see in an eye exam. The...
  4. Could Alzheimer's be caused by a BUG?

    Call it the $64,000 question. For decades, scientists have been trying to figure out exactly what sets off the brain changes that lead to the devastating memory loss of Alzheimer’s disease. And so far… no "smoking gun." Sure, we have a lot of leads, with recent studies pointing to everything from blood vessel damage to inflammation raging in your gray...
  5. Crunch into this ‘brain food’

    As a kid, you may have hidden it under your mashed potatoes... and as an adult, you probably still skip it at the salad bar. Broccoli is the Rodney Dangerfield of vegetables -- it gets no respect! But no matter how often you've pushed those crunchy green stalks to the side of your plate, you may want to give this...
  6. What one sleepless night does to your brain

    You can't think straight... your concentration is shot... and you fumble your way through the day's details. When you haven't gotten your 40 winks the night before, it can feel like your brain is asleep on the job! And if you toss and turn night after night -- like HALF of all adults over 60 do -- that "brain drain...
  7. An apple a day keeps dementia away

    Your hair turns gray... your eyesight wanes... and your "laugh lines" multiply. As we age, it seems like the only constant is CHANGE! Embracing these changes is generally a good thing -- because they're inseparable from all that wisdom you've gained along the path of life. But the one place you don't want too many changes is your BRAIN. Everything...
  8. Can you actually "weatherproof" your brain?

    If there's been as much snow in your neck of the woods this past winter as there has been in mine, you've probably got some new spots of rust on your car or truck this spring. It's a fact of life in places where moisture meets metal! But what you may not know is that the same process that causes...
  9. How this weird sea creature can protect your brain

    If you've been reading my eTips for a while now, you know how important omega-3 fatty acids are. Specifically, the omega-3s DHA and EPA are some of the most powerful anti-inflammatories that you can find in nature. They can boost your heart health... improve diseases from diabetes to Parkinson's... and even guard your brain from Alzheimer's. Now, you might think...
  10. Alzheimer's may begin with damaged blood vessels

    Protect yourself from a "plumbing issue" upstairs Talk about a tough nut to crack. For decades, scientists have been trying to figure out what sets off the brain changes that lead to the devastating memory loss of Alzheimer's disease. And over the years, various studies have pointed to everything from shortages of neurotransmitters... to deposits of amyloid protein... to inflammation...

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