Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Like many degenerative diseases, Alzheimer’s stems primarily from a “risky” diet and lifestyle.
The actual damage in the brain is caused by inflammation from too many oxidants, blood sugar problems, increased cortisol, high homocysteine and exposure to toxic metals. These toxic metals include aluminium, copper and mercury. Trace amounts of mercury can cause the type of damage to nerves characteristic of Alheimer’s.
If you or someone you know is experiencing significant decline in mental function, and you have a mouth full of amalgam fillings, it is recommended by some experts that you have them replaced.
One of the best predictors of dementia and Alzheimer’s risk is your blood level of homocysteine. If a blood test indicates that your homocysteine level is high, foods rich in B6, B12, and folic acid can help lower it.
Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Try to eat a mixture of all colors – blueberries, beetroot, carrots, yellow peppers and green vegetables. Eat seeds and fish that are rich in Omega 3 and Vitamin E. Mackerel, salmon and tuna are rich in Omega 3 and Vitamin E.
Eat wholefoods and avoid refined foods, sugar, smoking, alcohol and fried foods.
Emphasize lecithin rich foods such as eggs and milk or you can take lecithin granules, usually about 2 teaspoons with each meal.