Alzheimer's

  1. Green tea fights dementia

    Tea compound erases dementia damage

    Your brain is under assault. Right now, as you sit there reading this letter, it's under attack from every direction by the metals that can build up and form the nasty "brain plaques" that lead to dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

    But you can fight back.

    There's a 100 percent natural shield you can deploy in your brain that can withstand those metal bullets and stop plaques from forming.

    It's cheap... it's safe... it's widely available... and if you've been listening to me, it's already part of your daily routine.

    It's epigallocatechin­3­gallate, aka EGCG, the powerful antioxidant found in every single pipin' hot cup of tea.

    EGCG is one of the main reasons tea drinkers have a lower risk of dementia in the first place. And now, in a new study, researchers isolated that EGCG and set it loose against the metals that cause brain plaques to see what would happen.

    And what happened caused their jaws to hit the floor, because EGCG fought off Alzheimer's in two distinct ways.

    First, it practically disintegrated the plaques that form from high levels of metals (specifically copper, iron, and zinc).

    And second, it stopped new plaques from forming.

    The researchers say they're going to try to tweak the EGCG to make it work better.

    If they do, I'll be the first to let you know.

    Usually, however, this means simply altering the substance in some way so that it can be patented as a synthetic and sold as a drug -- and usually (but not always), that just makes it more expensive and less effective. (I'll have more on that little trick on Friday.)

    So for now, stick to the EGCG you already know and love. The new study used an extract form, which you'll find in any natural foods store or vitamin shop, but you can also get it from plain old tea.

    Almost all true teas -- green, white, black, oolong, etc. -- have at least some level of EGCG. But for the absolute highest levels, go for green or white.

  2. Carbs in new dementia link

    How a high-carb diet can rot your mind

    Pop quiz time: What's the fattest organ in your body?

    No, it's not your stomach. When your belly bulges, that's fat building up around the organ -- not in it. Your brain, on the other hand, is 60 percent fat -- and it needs more all the time to thrive.

    That's why a diet rich in animal fats can lift your mood and memory -- and that's also why a carb-heavy low-fat diet will rot your skull like a leftover Halloween pumpkin.

    Need proof? Seniors who eat the most carbs don't just have a higher risk of mild cognitive impairment. They have QUADRUPLE the risk, according to the latest research from the Mayo Clinic.

    So ditch the potatoes -- but keep the steak, because the study of more than 1,200 70- and 80-somethings confirms that a high-fat diet can slash your risk of that cognitive impairment by 42 percent, while a high-protein diet will cut that risk by more than a fifth.

    Cognitive impairment is more than just the first warning sign of potential dementia and Alzheimer's disease kicking in. It's often the ONLY warning sign -- so avoiding it is critical.

    And avoiding it clearly means limiting your carb intake.

    That's because carbs cause your blood sugar levels to spike, ultimately leading to insulin resistance. You know what comes next: diabetes. But most people don't realize that insulin resistance can also damage blood vessels in the brain and even cause the buildup of the beta-amyloid plaques responsible for dementia.

    I've said this all along, but scientists are just starting to put two and two together here -- and some of them, even mainstream experts, now say it's time to stop using the terms "dementia" and "Alzheimer's disease" and call this brain-waste what it really is: type 3 diabetes.

    I'll have so much more on this in the December issue of my Douglass Report newsletter. If you're already a subscriber, it'll be in your mailbox in just a few weeks.

    And if you're not, sign up here and make sure you don't miss a breakthrough.

  3. Coffee can beat cancer

    Coffee's protective powers against cancer are proven again in a study that finds it can slash the risk of colorectal tumors.
  4. The forbidden brain booster 'they' don't want you to know about

    One of the best brain boosters out there is 100% natural... and 100% politically incorrect. It's nicotine.
  5. Germy mouths boost cancer risk

    Not brushing won't just leave you with bad breath and a mouth full of cavities. It can also give you cancer.
  6. Don't believe the hype: Smoking won't make you smaller

    The "science" on smoking isn't about finding the truth. It's about getting people to quit, no matter what. The latest research proves again that you can make any wild claim you want as long as it pushes that anti-tobacco agenda. This time, the Health Police claim that men who quit get the instant gift of firmer, harder erections.
  7. Another day, another tobacco lie

    The antismoking crowd is a cozy little mutual admiration society -- and when one member lies, the rest quickly swear to it.
  8. Forced contrition

    It's a Nanny State dream come true: The tobacco industry is being forced to run ads attacking... itself!
  9. Tobacco is good for the brain

    New research confirms that nicotine can slash inflammation levels in the brain and actually halt the self-destruct sequence that leads to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other neurodegenerative diseases.
  10. Revolutionary approach to Alzheimer's

    Care facilities are slowly waking up to the fact that these patients don't need the risky antipsychotic meds usually forced on them, the blaring alarm systems used to prevent them from wandering, or even the diapers these patients are routinely required to wear whether they're incontinent or not.

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