By: Deane Alban Our intake of polyunsaturated vegetable oils has tripled in the last 50 years, about the same time Americans started getting fatter and sicker. It turns out that vegetable oils like canola, safflower, soy, and sunflower are not the health foods we’ve been led to […]
Baby Boomers are not only likely to live longer, but contrary to all the hype about dementia an Alzheimer’s, we can expect to retain sharp mental acuity far longer than those who preceded us by just a decade. Read more… Related Articles: Strength Training […]
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We remain diligent in our quest for information that truly helps Boomers improve brain function and fight diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia. The following article discusses the latest research on how meditation affects the brain and what we can do to implement this time honored healing art.
Swedish researchers have discovered that the lower your brain levels of tocotrienols and tocopherols (the entire family of vitamin E) the higher the chance that you will experience mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease. The study led by Mangialasche, F. and colleagues from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden discovered that among study participants, high serum levels of vitamin E were associated with approximately a 50 percent reduction in the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease (AHLZ-high-merz) is a brain disorder characterized by progressive brain cell failure. It is the most common form of dementia, which is a family of diseases that leads to the inability to function normally in daily living activities. As the illness advances, it affects a patient’s memory, as well as learning, reasoning and communication skills. In the latter stages, personality and behavior may be altered, including bouts of paranoia, suspicion, delusion, and hallucinations.
This is another great article with more information on the foods and supplements you can use to take better care of your memory and brain activity. Written by Melanie Grimes and published in Natural News:
The brain can maintain optimum performance if care is taken with nutrition to prevent age-related memory loss. Keeping the mind active is important, especially as the brain ages.