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Alzheimers Prevention

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  1. Roy

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    I have no sound advice for anyone, but I can tell you the supplements which I take in hopes of staving off that dreaded dilemma. When I asked my doctor if he had any advice concerning alzheimers prevention, he simply said to take fish oil and folic acid.
    No problem there because I had already started fish oil about 20 years prior to that. I just added folic acid to my regimen.

    I also watched a video where an 84 year old man said that he was completely down with alzheimers but was brought out of it by someone who started giving him turmeric with black pepper. He said that he now takes that stuff religiously every day, but because of his reflux he also has io ingest large amounts of antacid in order to cope with it.

    I now take turmeric with black pepper as part of my regimen. I grind peppercorns to use with the turmeric because the chemical in the pepper, which the digestive system needs for proper absorption of the turmeric, is more highly concetrated in the peppercorns than in the ground pepper on the grocer's shelf.

    I am 65 and even if I live to 95 without alzheimers, I may never know if my supplements had anything to do with it or not. I just like to think that I am staying one step ahead of that dreaded ogre.

    Is anyone else out there actively doing something for the express purpose of alzheimer's prevention?
     
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    I ran across this article a couple of days ago. No Alzheimers in my family, but we all know someone who’s affected, & suffering.

    82-Year-Old Woman With Dementia Gets Her Memory Back After Changing Her Diet

    Unrelated, I had an issue with kidney stones a couple of years ago, & went through the expensive dog & pony show with the doctor. I came up with a supplement called Stone Breaker. It really worked, & I always have it around. Point being, medical doctors rarely if ever recommend natural cures. It doesn’t suit their business model, yet what they prescribe often has side effects worse than the ‘cure’, not to mention the dangers of all the radiation incurred when they want people to take random tests, mammograms, ct scans, etc.
     
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    Caffeine in high doses seems to be effective in prevention.
     
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    I try to keep active mentally. I have also been taking fish oil for years, as well.
     
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    Turmeric (helped with black pepper) and fish oil are anti-inflammatory supplements, good to help balance horrible inflammatory diets. Inflammation contributes to many chronic diseases.

    I don't know why people just don't eat right in the first place.
     
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    What exactly is eating right?
    I am healthiest on Keto. According to conventional logic, keto is eating everything you shouldn't and nothing you should. It works for me. Eating the way my Dr told me to eat ran my cholesterol through the ceiling and made me borderline diabetic. Keto reversed it.
     
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  7. Roy

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    The link on Wingman's post stressed blueberries and walnuts among other things. Dr. Fuhrman, on public tv said essentially the same thing with regard to blue berries, black berries, and walnuts.

    Also, Shoostie commented on the anti inflammatory qualities of turmeric with black pepper and fish oil. It reminded me of a recent report by one particular research fascility which claimed that there is a link between inflamation and alzheimer's disease. I was in my early 40s when I was having joint pains which were almost nauseating. It was during that time that I started taking fish oil for my heart health, not suspecting that it could help my joint pains in any way. Several years later, I realized that my joints weren't aching anymore, and I know that those aches were real because I had begun wearing copper jewelry in an effort to control the aches.

    Today, I suspect that my omega-3 intake is around 6000mg. daily. I get 3000 from fish oil and another three grand from either flax seed or chia seed, whichever I happen to crave on any particular morning. Although the seeds provide omega-3, I am of the understanding that those omega-3s aren't as heart-healthy as the omega-3 from fish oil. The omega-3 from seeds has to be separated and processed by the digestive system whereas fish oil has it readily available for absorption.
     
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    For most of his adult life, my oldest son subsisted on frozen pizzas and hot dogs with an occasional fast food burger - no onions, lettuce or tomato. Is that a keto diet?
    He got married 4 years ago, and his dietary habits have improved.
     
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    No, Keto is high fat, moderate protein, extremely low carbs.
     
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    I think a few supplements are good as we are certain to be lacking in some nutritional areas although is difficult to know exactly which so that takes some investigation. According to my research studies have shown most men over 50 are lacking in important minerals - especially magnesium and zinc so I take those as well as D3 and turmeric. I've been taking those 4 things 3-4 times a week for the last 4 months and I'm liking the boost! I'm big on the importance of Omega3 but rather than take artificial supplements of fish oil I eat Wild Caught Salmon 1-2 times a week, the only oil I use is olive oil and I use a lot, I avoid other fats and would advise against the Keto diet. I also eat a large handful unsalted mixed nuts most days as well as I also use blueberries which I put a large amount into a fruit smoothie about once a week (more than that gets you fat from all the sugar in the fruit but this gives me an abundance of fruit when I drink them.). Another thing I swear by is is a combo drink of 1/2 carrot juice and 1/2 green juice - that stuff give me amazing boosts!

    That said, a big mistake people make is not looking at the "whole body" which the brain works with. Therein, improving diet and/or taking some important necessary supplements is a very good start but far from the often overlooked necessary requirements to maintain a healthy mind which can only come from a DEDICATED routine of maintaining physical fitness to maintain the whole body. This routine should include balance and proprioceptive awareness challenges besides strength and endurance training.

    Speaking of exercise, I think it very important to seriously challenge the mind (brain muscle) with not only reading but engaging in major new learning experiences. Avoid settling into patterns of habituation where you are not required to think.
     
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    Interesting ideas.
    Keeping active mentally & socially is good aadvice.

    Since passing 65 (15 years ago) I have -
    bought a piano keyboard & learnt to play adequately to accompany hymns;
    hymn writing;
    joined choirs to increase musical ability & to enjoy group activity;
    taken up water colour painting;

    continued -
    tennis playing;
    gardening;
    arguing/contributing on forums;
    Bible study;
    crossword & number puzzles;
    family activities;
    etc

    Health/diet - I was diagnosed with diabetes (T2) in 2000 & followed the complex carb, low fat diet as recommended. by 2008 the neuropathy condition I was diagnosed with became crippling. I reversed the diet to low carb, increased fat, & my health was restored. In 3 months I was free from pain & back on the tennis court. At 80 I am on no medication.

    I strongly recommend the low carb, high & healthy natural fat diet, aka keto for continued good health & control of debilitating conditions such as diabetes. That becomes a way of life, rather than a diet. I occasionally take a multivitamin/mineral supplement.
     
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    I dont use aluminum pots, pans in cooking. Stainless steel only.
    I try not to use plastic. e.g. always buy vinegar in glass bottles NOT PLASTIC.
    GLUTEN FREE (GF) even if you aren't celiac gluten is inflammatory big time.

    Many GF Pasta products are decent as wheat pasta substitutes.
    Cant say that for bread. When i cheat its with bread.
     
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    For quite some time, it has been suspected that aluminum is a contributing factor to alzheimer's. I heard Michael Reagan say that when it was first publicly announced that Ronald Reagan had been diagnosed with alzheimer's, a friend of theirs called Nancy and was hysterically telling her that she needed to stop cooking with aluminum cookware. Nancy fell out laughing, because she had never cooked a meal in her entire life.

    It seems like there are a million things to consider with regard to the unknown contributing factors to Alzheimer's. If inflamation is a contributing factor and gluten contributes to Alzheimer's,then I probably should look at that.
     
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    You definitely got a grip on the situation, Benjamin. During these summer months, I feel too wasted at the end of the day to go and work out. I am a warehouse clerk in a very hot, humid warehouse in Mobile, Al. Within an hour, I am often sweat-soaked, looking like I was swimming with my clothes on. Sounds horrible, but I think it may be theraputic. After all, people pay money to sweat like that in a sauna.

    The image that I down-loaded is my regimen, I call it "Roy's Breakfast."
     

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    I've been there trying to find the energy to workout after working in the heat. Starting with a commitment of progressing a little at a time you would probably be surprised to find that in a few weeks you will notice that your energy at the end the of the day has increased. Stay hydrated bro...
     
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