Increasing evidence of the role of infections and Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Mercola lays out the latest research and highlights critical steps for increasing the health of our brains.
“Malnutrition may manifest as either obesity or undernutrition. Microorganisms play an important role in nutrient and energy extraction and energy regulation.”
Some takeaways from this research: exercise and increasing your plant and vegetable consumption supports the microbiome for healthy weight, nutrient absorption, and healthy immune function (decreases chronic inflammation).
Are you eating eggs? Read on for more details on choline, and what can work best for you.
“Along with folate and B12 deficiency, inadequate consumption of choline can lead to high homocysteine and all the risks associated with hyperhomocysteinaemia, such as cardiovascular disease, neuropsychiatric illness (Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia) and osteoporosis. Inadequate choline intake can also lead to fatty liver or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).”
“In order to absorb fat-soluble vitamins from our food, we need to eat fat.” A great read breaking down the essentials of Vitamins A, K, and D. How we get them, how they need each other (as well as magnesium and zinc) to properly do their work, and what we continue to learn about the importance of the food we eat and the trajectory of our health.
Inflammation, Defective Insulin Signaling, and Mitochondrial Dysfunction as Common Molecular Denominators Connecting Type 2 Diabetes to Alzheimer Disease
There is a strong link between Type II Diabetes and Alzheimer’s. The common thread: inflammation. Balancing our blood sugar by eating regular healthy meals and avoiding sugary food and drinks is critical for avoiding metabolic disease and declining brain function.
Vitamin D deficiency is linked with cognitive decline. The best way to get Vitamin D is from unfiltered sunlight! Try for 15 minutes a day.
Curcumin, the phytonutrient in turmeric, is probably the most researched food agent to show evidence in the prevention and slowing the progression of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
“it should be possible to develop anti-inflammatory approaches that may not cure AD but will likely help slow the progression or delay the onset of this devastating disorder.” Inflammation can be directly addressed with diet and lifestyle.
Did you know that B Vitamins are essential for brain health? Actually B vitamins, specifically B-6 and B-12 have shown preventive effects on adults at risk for dementia.