A Natural Approach To Health
Eating For Alzheimer’s
We had a question the other day about Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s disease is a common type of dementia, or decline in intellectual function.
It affects as many as 5.3 million people in the United States, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
It afflicts 10% of Americans over 65 and as many as 50% of those over 85.
But, the disease doesn’t affect only the elderly, but may strike when a person is in his or her 40s.
It’s characterized by progressive mental deterioration to such a degree it interferes with one’s ability to function socially and at work.
Memory and abstract thought processes are impaired.
Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive disorder.
Deterioration in critical areas of the brain may precede symptoms by as much as 20-40 years.
As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, there’s severe memory loss, particularly in short-term memory.
The person may recall past events but be unable to remember a just-viewed television show.
At this stage, disorientation usually begins as well.
Dysphasia (the inability to find the right word) may occur, and mood swings can be unpredictable and sudden.
In the final stage, Alzheimer’s disease creates severe confusion and disorientation, and possibly hallucinations or delusions.
Some people become violent and angry, while others may be docile and passive.
It’s in this later stage people with Alzheimer’s disease may wander without purpose, have incontinence, and neglect personal hygiene.
Since the behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease result from changes in the brain, the person neither intends to nor can control this behavior.
Nutrients may have a beneficial effect according to many studies.
To deal with Alzheimer’s it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily hydrates body and brain cells and flushes toxins (whether thirsty or not!).
*Butcher’s broom promotes healthy circulation.
*Curry consumption seems to improve cognitive function.
*Ginkgo biloba extract, taken in liquid or capsule form, acts as an antioxidant and increases blood flow to the brain. Take 100-200 mg of ginkgo biloba extract 3 times daily. (Don’t take if you have a bleeding disorder, or are scheduled for surgery or a dental procedure.)
*Valerian root improves sleep patterns when taken at bedtime.
*Keeping your brain busy may help slow down the progression of the disease. This means keeping active and intellectually involved, as well as getting plenty of exercise.
*Eat a well-balanced diet of natural foods.
*Have a hair analysis to rule out the possibility of heavy metal intoxication as the cause of symptoms.
*Include plenty of fiber in your diet. Try oat bran or rice bran.
*Have allergy testing performed to rule out environmental and/or food allergies.
*Avoid alcohol, cigarette smoke, processed foods, and environmental toxins, especially metals like aluminum and mercury. Smoking more than doubles the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
*Don’t drink tap water, as it may contain aluminum.
*Increase life-giving, enzyme and nutrient rich, fresh, RAW fruits and veggies (preferably organic); consider fresh juicing.
*Support digestion, liver and colon; consider liver and/or colon cleanse; ensure daily (2x) bowel movements.
*Decrease toxins/heavy metals exposure; avoid aluminum-containing items.
*Avoid MSG and all artificial sweeteners as they’re neurotoxins.
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