Several Foods Treat Neurodegenerative Disease
Many people think that Alzheimer’s disease is treatable with pharmaceuticals. Unfortunately, there are no drugs that can prevent or cure the disease. In fact, drugs may have a slight impact on some symptoms for a short time, but those benefits, if any, erode as the brain erodes.
The good news is that chemicals found in certain foods offer hope in the battle against this global pandemic. Targeted nutrition and exercise are the first line of defense. The goal is to keep harmful proteins from building up in the brain. Cardiovascular exercise can help keep the blood flowing strong, which helps keep the brain clear of harmful plaque. The second key is to eat foods that help prevent the buildup of harmful plaque and protein. For example, the Mediterranean diet appears to promote heart and brain health.
People who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other forms of neurodegeneration benefit from a nutrition therapy. Why waste money on drugs that offer no hope when several foods have proven to contain beneficial chemical compounds that can reach the brain and treat the brain.
Many factors can contribute to the onset of neurodegenerative disease, including genetics, head trauma and nutrition.
Prion contamination throughout our lives is now the driving factor. As stated in the introduction, prion disease is clinically known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE). As the name suggests, TSEs are transmissible. Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and CJD are forms of TSE.
A prion (PREE-on) is a deadly and unstoppable form of protein that migrates, mutates, multiplies and kills with unparalleled efficiency. Prions cause fatal neurodegenerative disease in humans and other mammals by converting the cellular version of prion protein into a toxic form that erodes the brain and body.
Prion disease is described as a wasting disease that causes a loss of body mass and brain mass. We know prion disease by other names, which helps cloak the gravity of the overall problem. As this article will explain, humans experience prion disease primarily as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Creutzfeldt-Jakob and Huntington diseases. These diseases have much in common. Prion disease is known to impact many mammals. In livestock, it is known as mad cow disease. In deer, elk, moose and reindeer, prion disease is referred to as chronic wasting disease (CWD). Prion disease has been found in camels, dolphins, elephants, mink, cats and many other species.
Victims become prion incubators and distributors. Because of prion contamination and a total failure to regulate prions, food and water supplies around the world are being contaminated with prions. So are homes, offices, supermarkets, medical and dental offices, restaurants and more.
According to the Mayo Clinic, Alzheimer’s disease is largely preventable. Navigating your way to safe and healthy foods makes a big difference.
Experts claim that the risk for cognitive impairment is 42 percent lower in elderly individuals who consume healthy fats and fewer carbohydrates. Up to half of those who have Alzheimer’s disease could have prevented it with smarter nutrition and exercise. The truth and targeted nutrition are our best hope for both prevention and treatment.
It pays to eat organic food because regulations prohibit growing it on land treated with toxic, infectious waste, which can make it all the way to your dinner table. Avoid processed foods, which contain ingredients harmful to your brain, including refined sugar, processed fructose, gluten, genetically engineered ingredients, and pesticides like glyphosate. It’s also vital to avoid prions and other neurotoxins. Meanwhile, some foods are exceptionally beneficial to our minds and bodies.
We will examine several issues, including the toxic role of glucose and carbohydrates in our diet. We also will discuss how gluten sensitivity is involved in most chronic disease, including neurodegenerative disease. We offer dozens of strategies and tips that can help you beat and treat neurodegenerative disease and others. This information will empower you with the knowledge to make smarter food choices, while empowering you to seek out more answers on your own.
For example, acetylcholine is one of the brain’s natural neurotransmitters. It plays a critical part in the formation of memories, verbal ability, reasoning and concentration. Acetylcholine also offers protective benefits and may limit the neurological decay associated with degenerative diseases. A diet rich in choline, a precursor to the brain chemical acetylcholine, is considered an important factor in brain health. Deficiencies contribute to a decline in cognitive skills and neurodegeneration, but they are not fully understood. Your body makes acetylcholine from the essential nutrient choline. Foods rich in choline include:
- Brussels sprouts
People with high levels of acidity are twice as likely to acquire Alzheimer’s disease. Higher acidity levels indicate more inflammation-causing acid in the body and possibly more inflammation in the brain. The alkaline level reflects the overall atomic activity in your body. In order to function properly, cells must maintain the intracellular pH within the physiological range, which is 6.5 or higher. Some of our enzymes are altered under acidic conditions, which can compound metabolic problems on many levels.
You can influence your body’s pH level with foods that are acidic or alkaline. Foods that cause acidity include:
- Dairy products
- Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
- Processed foods
- Soda pop
- Trans fat
Foods that promote healthy alkaline levels include:
To help balance your pH quickly, add about ¼ teaspoon of baking soda to two cups of water and drink it a few times per day. Or consume apple cider vinegar. To monitor your body’s pH level, purchase some pH test strips and test yourself daily.
Aluminum may contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders. Avoid aluminum and non-stick cookware, many vaccinations, antiperspirants and shampoos. Aluminum is added to many processed cheeses, especially single sliced cheeses. It is found in cake mixes, self-rising flour, prepared dough, waffles, nondairy creamers, pickles and in some brands of baking powder. Unfortunately, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers the following food additives safe:
- Aluminum ammonium sulfate
- Aluminum calcium silicate
- Aluminum nicotinate
- Aluminum potassium sulfate
- Aluminum sodium sulfate
- Aluminum stearate
- Aluminum sulfate
- Sodium aluminum phosphate
Toothpastes can contain bauxite (aluminum dioxide) or aluminum salts and it may not be listed in the ingredients. Tooth whitening products often contain aluminum. Drinking water in many countries contains high levels of aluminum. Fluoride added to drinking water allows aluminum to penetrate the blood-brain barrier. Aluminum is more likely to accumulate in the brains of people who are magnesium deficient. These are just a few of the hundreds of tips that you will find within this beneficial book.
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Gary Chandler is a prion expert. He is the CEO of Crossbow Communications, author of several books and producer of documentaries about health and environmental issues around the world. Chandler is connecting the dots to the global surge in neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, chronic wasting disease and other forms of prion disease. The scientific name for prion disease is transmissible spongiform encephalopathy.