Recently I’ve been encouraged by all the research into preventing and slowing cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s (I’ve written a number of articles on the topic). Diet, exercise, lowering homocysteine levels and increasing our social interactions can all help prevent and slow the progression of mental decline and Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s and dementia – diet cuts the risk more than genes! A new study1 just published in the British Medical Journal shows that changing one’s diet from bad to good will cut the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia by an amazing 9 times! This incredible reduction applies even if you have inherited genes that predispose you to mental decline. Continue reading “Alzheimer’s and dementia – diet cuts the risk!”
Since Omega-3 first appeared on the market in the early eighties, it has proved to be beneficial for just about every part of the body. A Google search of “health benefits of omega-3” yielded 1,8 million entries in just 0,7 seconds!
In Part 1 we looked at how diet and nutrition differ and how nutrients can only benefit us when they are assimilated into the cells. In Part 2 we learned why the the nutritional content of our foods has declined and how modern medications often aggravate the problem. Now we’ll look at the different types of nutrients there are, their relationships and how they benefit us.