43% of Alzheimer’s Patients Have This Condition (Scary)

Dear Living Well Daily Reader,

You may have heard that the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease is simply how old you are.

And that’s not very helpful.

After all, we’d ALL choose to be Benjamin Button and reverse our aging if we could!

Your doc might have warned you about other factors, like family history and genetics and history of head injury… but again, it’s not like you have control over any of these.

But now, there’s something you CAN control.

Researchers have discovered that 43 percent of Alzheimer’s patients have this one scary sign… and if you treat it now, you can keep your wits about you as you age.

A new study presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting looked at 1,500 Alzheimer’s disease patients and found people 43 percent had suffered from anxiety,

But not only that… 36 percent of the patients had been living with depression.

And it gets worse.

These patients were being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s two to three years earlier than patients without anxiety and depression.

And the more mental disorders someone had, the earlier the onset of Alzheimer’s.

One psychiatric disorder started Alzheimer’s 1.5 years earlier, two psychiatric disorders 3.3 years earlier, and three or more psychiatric disorders 7.3 years earlier.

This research shows us that anxiety and depression take a toll on your brain – they are literally aging your brain faster.

The researchers concluded that due to heightened inflammation in your brain, anxiety and depression kick your brain into overdrive, essentially wearing down important neurons (your brain’s communicators) faster.

I’m not here to tell you to never be anxious or depressed… these are normal feelings every person goes through, particularly when they lose a loved one or have to move.

But if anxiety or depression are constant features in your life, that is when they become a problem.

The good news is you can work and improve your symptoms with a just little bit of effort.

Dr. Scott’s Beat Anxiety and Depression Protocol:

  • Magnesium. Start with the easiest thing first. I recommend taking 400 mg of magnesium a day. Magnesium is good for your heart, brain, and muscles, and can also help ease anxiety.
  • Stop Inflammation. Your brain is especially susceptible to inflammation, which can cause depression. I like curcumin and bacopa to support good brain health.
  • Get good sleep. This can be hard sometimes, but If you need help, look to melatonin, theanine, and calming herbs to help you.
  • Exercise. When you’re feeling low, it’s hard to get out and do something like exercise, but simple exercise is scientifically proven to ease depression.

P.S. Want to prevent Alzheimer’s disease AND get better sleep in one fell swoop? Check out this “2-for-1 deal” that can help you solve both problems at once.

 

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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