Alzheimer’s develops long before the first symptoms are noticed. By knowing which factors contribute to the development and which reduce the risk of disease, you can shape your life and diet accordingly, thereby effectively preventing Alzheimer’s disease.
Prevention with conventional medicine
An independent panel of putative experts from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), recently met near Washington DC to discuss whether Alzheimer’s disease could somehow be prevented by changes in your diet and behavior.
The panel looked at a handful of studies that addressed this issue and came to the devastating conclusion that there were no such ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s: scientific ignorance
This result does not necessarily speak to the integrity of these so-called experts, since the studies in question contained strategies for Alzheimer’s prevention, such as taking fish oil or solving crossword puzzles. However, the panel of doctors decided that these references did not count.
Apparently, it is a habit for NIH employees to ignore scientific advice if it does not harmonize with their own ideas.
Committee Chairman Dr. Martha Daviglus, a professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University, even stated: “ These relationships (between Alzheimer’s and healthy lifestyle) are wonderful examples of the classic chicken or egg question. Do people only adjust mentally to elder age because they do sports activities and are socially engaged? Or can they just play sports and enjoy a full social life simply because they are in good mental shape? “
A recent study found that a Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s. Dr. Daviglus wonders: Is the Mediterranean diet responsible for a lower risk of disease? Or is it an already low risk of disease responsible for people who follow a Mediterranean diet?
Medicine doubts the positive consequences of a healthy lifestyle
As ridiculous as this may sound, this somewhat odd thought works smoothly for science in the strange world of modern medicine. As if you wanted to do everything to continue to give the impression that neither diet nor a positive lifestyle has any effect on health.
Even as more and more studies find connections between what people eat and their health, medical experts seem unable to accept the results of this study and vehemently insist that more research needs to be done about it.
As if one day, they hope to find the definitive proof that nutrition and a healthy lifestyle have nothing to do with well-being and a perfectly functioning mind.
In search of a suitable vaccine
Instead, they are highly motivated to research an Alzheimer’s vaccine (which will undoubtedly sell quickly), and also examine patients who tend to develop Alzheimer’s and who have been taking medications such as acetylsalicylic acid, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or hormones for menopause symptoms for many years.
If, for example, such studies show that those taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs due to their rheumatism are less likely to be affected by Alzheimer’s than the other people tested, then one might recommend non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as promising prophylaxis in the future for Alzheimer’s patients while at the same time keeping people in a healthy lifestyle by telling them that it is of no use anyway.
If you now look at the side effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (or those of acetylsalicylic acid or hormonal therapies or other conventional drugs), you won’t be able to decide which is worse: suffering from these side effects or developing Alzheimer’s.
Fluorides, aluminum and nitrates
The same experts even defend chemicals like fluoride, aluminum, and nitrates. However, according to many studies, these chemicals can contribute to decreased brain function. However, experts believe that there is no evidence that the chemicals mentioned can lead to neurological diseases. Therefore, they conclude, the same could be used safely.
The main concern of conventional medicine
The truth is, there are many ways to prevent the development of Alzheimer’s. Everything you do or don’t do affects your body. Therefore, conventional medicine is very concerned. No, not about their patients and their health, but about the fact that someday their patients might realize that everyone has control over their own health.
Alzheimer through environmental toxins
To prevent Alzheimer’s disease, it is important to first eliminate all the things in your life that can trigger this disease. Toxins in food, water, and air can contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
These poisons include: first, chemicals from industry and traffic, second, residues of insects, weeds, and fungicides, as well as synthetic fertilizers, third, chemicals that food manufacturers intentionally mix into processed products to that they can be better stored and sold (preservatives, dyes, etc.) and fourth, the so-called residential poisons and poisons in personal care products.
Everyone can make sure that Alzheimer’s can develop calmly for many years before the disease breaks out in the mid-sixties or mid-eighties.
Alzheimer due to nitrates in food
According to a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease in 2009, the widespread occurrence of nitrosamines, nitrates, and nitrites in processed foods and in the environment is clearly related to the development of degenerative diseases (which also include Alzheimer’s disease).
These chemicals are used both in food factories (for example, in pickling salts) and in industrial agriculture (here mainly in the form of synthetic fertilizers).
Alzheimer’s due to aluminum in personal care products and baking soda
Aluminum, found in most antiperspirant deodorants, baking soda, toothpaste, and many other personal care products, reaches the brain, where it can lead to the buildup of typical Alzheimer’s deposits.
Therefore, many Alzheimer’s patients suffer from a demonstrably high level of aluminum in the brain, which is certainly not proof that aluminum is particularly harmless.
Fluoride and Aluminum Increase Alzheimer’s Risk
A 1998 study showed that sodium fluoride, together with aluminum, has an almost synergistic effect in relation to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Sodium fluoride is a toxic by-product of the aluminum processing industry.
It is added to drinking water in some regions (particularly the United States), despite its controversial use and known toxicity. Sodium fluoride alone is harmful enough to your health. However, along with aluminum, it becomes even more dangerous.
So, drink beverages from aluminum cans and regularly some fluoridated tap water… And that’s the secret recipe for all those who want to get Alzheimer’s as quickly as possible.
Five ways to prevent Alzheimer’s
Here are the steps you can take to prevent Alzheimer’s:
1) Avoid processed foods
In addition to the nitrates mentioned, many processed foods contain large amounts of nerve toxins, such as flavor enhancers or aspartame sweeteners, which can independently contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
Processed foods also contain poisons that are so common to most people that they are not classified as poisons at all. These include sugar and so-called trans fats. Both exert extreme pressure on the body, cause dysfunction in the body and make it susceptible to pathological changes of all kinds.
According to EEUU studies. In the USA, trans fats are suspected of accelerating mental breakdown in old age and, along with other factors, promoting the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
Before starting tedious signature campaigns (as happened in a Swedish community) for the EU to take action against trans fats in processed foods, it simply must switch to fresh foods.
No one relies on ready-made pizza, fries, and instant soups, so no one has to wait for protective measures for EU citizens, at least not in the case of trans fat.
Therefore, a healthy organic diet made with fresh ingredients will significantly reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
2) Install a water filter at home
Most municipal tap water systems are maintained with chlorine and other chemicals that are harmful to your health. All of these chemicals are easily and quickly absorbed through the skin when showering or drinking unfiltered water.
A system water filter installed in the house will filter most, if not all, of the toxins from the water tap. By the way, don’t trust the usual claim that tap water is meticulously examined and analyzed.
Tap water is generally considered safe because, first, the limit values for harmful substances are simply set so high that all water remains within the purported safety, and second because only a fraction of all chemicals that really are in the water are searched for; most of the others aren´t even looked for them.
3) Do a detox regularly
I cannot stress enough how important it is to detoxify your body regularly. Taking chlorella or spirulina, coriander, and wild garlic individually tailored to the individual helps flush out the body of heavy metals such as aluminum and mercury, which are heavily involved in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
Minerals like bentonite and zeolite, in relation to psyllium husk, also absorb toxins that arise during the metabolism of inappropriate foods or that enter the body with food.
4) Exercise regularly
This means physical activity and mental “sport”. Exercise (walking is a good place to start) contributes directly to improving brain function and reviving neural connections in the brain, which in turn, improves your memory and learning ability.
Thinking about how to solve crossword puzzles, but also planning your garden layout, a trip, or an excursion, for example, also helps keep your cognitive skills in good shape.
It would be best if you started exercising, working in the garden, doing puzzles, reading a book on healthy eating, or meeting other people whenever you intend to activate the state of a sedentary lifestyle and fight in front of the dumb box.
5) Take high-quality supplements
In recent studies, superfoods have been shown to be particularly effective in preventing Alzheimer’s.
Superfoods are natural products with a particularly high density of nutrients, vital substances, and minerals that, along with a healthy diet and a conscious lifestyle, can not only prevent Alzheimer’s but in some cases even cure it.
Some of the most famous superfoods are spirulina algae, hemp seeds, bee pollen, maca root, and goji berries.
Additionally, researchers found last year that the amino acid acetyl-L-carnitine can prevent the formation of deposits containing typical Alzheimer’s proteins in the brain.
Stress and excitotoxins like flavor enhancers (glutamate) can cause a disorder in the brain, which may be responsible for cognitive decline. Acetyl-L-carnitine effectively stops this process.
Curcumin is a natural phytochemical in turmeric. Its efficacy for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease was also demonstrated. Turmeric powder, which also protects the liver, can be taken very easily in the form of tea.
You can prevent Alzheimer
Therefore, you don’t have to agree with the fatalistic attitude of conventional medical authorities and their supporters, who claim that there is no way to prevent Alzheimer’s (apart from their medications, of course).
This is also why they seem so insanely crazy to healthy living people who have great brain functions and feel the irrepressible energy of an optimal lifestyle to improve vitality every day.
In summary: Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease that can definitely be prevented, to a point, with a healthy lifestyle.