More Food For Thought On Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Beneficial Oils Good For Brain, Heart

Foods rich in B12 and Omega 3 fats might lower one’s risk of acquiring Alzheimer’s disease. Coconut oil and blueberries also are beneficial. Alpha-lipoic acid supplements show early promise in clinical studies. It also helps reduce brain inflammation. University of South Florida’s Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute researchers recently received a $250,000 grant from a private foundation to conduct what is thought to be the first clinical trial of the effects of coconut oil on mild to moderate cases of Alzheimer’s disease.

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New research from China indicates that melatonin supplements can prevent the development and slow the onset of dementia. Melatonin protects neurons from protein toxicity and prevents protein formations such as fibrils in the brain. Melatonin is a hormone found in plants, animals and microbes. It decreases with age within patients with Alzheimer’s.

In other dietary news, British researchers claim that sensitivity to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, can trigger a number of neurological conditions, including dementia. (As you have noticed, protein is a common theme in this battle for the brain.) Writing in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, Dr. Marios Hadjivassilou stated, “Gluten sensitivity can be primarily, and at times exclusively, a neurological disease.”

Drugs known as anti-TNF blockers, already in use as a powerful therapy for rheumatoid arthritis, could offer hope against Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists in the U.S. showed that people with arthritis who take these drugs have a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s. One drug, Etanercept®, decreased the risk of developing the disease by 70 percent, according to Dr. Richard Chou of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. This drug targets inflammation, which might keep the body’s immune system in check and keep it from over-producing “recovery” proteins, as described earlier.

Some foods increase your risk of contracting brain disease, while some foods help prevent it. Other foods offer the best hope for effective treatment. Most drugs offer no help at all. Drug companies are making billions selling placebos. Targeted nutrition is our best hope, but we also need to know which foods to avoid.

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  • Avoid neurotoxins in food, water and the circles of life;
  • Prevent brain disease with targeted nutritional guidance;
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  • Keep caregivers safe. Misinformation and misdiagnoses are putting them at risk.

Stay tuned. More food for thought coming in our upcoming books and columns. 

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About Gary Chandler

Gary Chandler is an author, advocate and strategist on health and environmental issues.
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