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Friday, 15 March 2013

Natural Alzheimer's Treatments and Preventions


Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease, both for the person suffering from it and for their entire family and friends. Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that affects many people throughout the world while they are often still in the prime of their lives. The age group of 40-50 is the most common time that people are diagnosed.

Alzheimer’s affects the individual’s brain by causing impaired memory, thinking and general behavior. In the early stages it can simply feel like you are not completely yourself and are forgetting where you left your keys a little more than usual. The symptoms then worsen with time and in the diseases late stages it eventuates into the complete loss of ability to hold a conversation. Alzheimer’s is a leading cause of death and the progression of the disease is dependent on a number of factors that include age and health.

Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of the aging process and although there is no cure as yet, but there are things we can do to help prevent and treat this devastating condition.


Treatments and Preventions

Coconut Oil
Research has outlined that the development and progression of Alzheimer’s symptoms is a result of the brains decreased (or even complete loss) in its ability to process glucose. This means the brain is essentially being starved. Providing the body with ketones could be the key to treating Alzheimer’s; it is an external energy source that can provide the brain with energy.

Coconut oil has ketones present within it and shows amazing results as an Alzheimer’s treatment so far. Individual patient results have displayed immense changes to the disease’s progression when given daily coconut oil. In some cases brain atrophy has come to a complete stop!

Carrots
Carrots contain a very high amount of beta-carotene, which is an excellent way to provide yourself with vitamin A through dietary means. You can also take vitamin A supplements if you feel you cannot have enough through food intake alone.

A diet that lacks in sufficient vitamin A will cause that person to suffer from an impaired nervous system and loss of memory function. So it may indeed help to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms.

Blueberries
Research indicates that blueberries may decrease the rate of age-related motor changes. This includes the symptoms that are exhibited in Alzheimer’s. Blueberries therefore may not only slow down the rate of Alzheimer’s symptoms, but also delay its onset.

Omega 3
Omega 3 is amazing for all things brain related. Not only is Omega 3 amazing for general brain health but research has shown it also may assist the immune system in clearing the brain of amyloid plaques. Amyloid plaques are linked with Alzheimer’s disease and clearing these plaques could be the key to preventing, slowing or even curing Alzheimer’s .

Soy
Research has indicated that the isoflavones that are found in soy protein may actually protect postmenopausal women from Alzheimer’s disease. You can substitute soy products in almost everything, cereal, coffee and even maybe use some tofu in stir-frys.

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