“Broom and Dustpan” Trick SLASHES This Disease Risk
Dear Living Well Daily Reader,
No one likes chores.
Most of us put off doing the dishes, making our beds, and doing the laundry… until we ABSOLUTELY have to.
But what if I could help you change how you think about chores?
Instead of being something you have to suffer through, what if those same chores could help you head off one of the biggest risks to your health and happiness you’ll ever face?
Alzheimer’s disease is like a runaway train.
No matter how many switches it throws and brakes it applies, mainstream medicine has failed to crack the mystery of this disease.
In fact, the number of people battling Alzheimer’s is SOARING. Our healthcare system is already feeling the strain of caring for all these folks. And so are those of us who have loved ones with this devastating disease.
As I’ve explained before, exercise is one of the best tools we have to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s. But that doesn’t mean you have to go to extremes and workout 10 hours a day.
A new study published in the journal Neurology found that people who exercised regularly (brisk walks or bike rides) slashed their risk of dementia by an incredible 35 percent.
But as impressive as that is, it’s not even the most surprising takeaway. It turns out people who regularly did household chores were 21 percent less likely to develop dementia.
That means tackling that neglected pile of dirty dishes, cleaning out the overflowing closet, or washing the dusty windows could help you keep your wits about you.
ALL of it counts, every chore!
So next time you see something around the house that needs doing, don’t ignore it. Jump in with gusto instead. Because you’ll know that you’re helping support your brain and giving yourself an extra shot at living a long and healthy life.
But don’t quit there. There are some other simple steps you can take to support a healthy brain:
- Eat a diet high in vegetables and good proteins. Make sure you eat at least one vegetable at every meal and choose wild or free-range meats whenever possible.
- Avoid processed foods and foods with too much sugar and vegetable oils. These increase inflammation which is toxic for your brain. I use olive and avocado oils and butter in my own kitchen.
- Keep your blood sugar in check. Blood sugar and brain health are closely tied. If you need help controlling your blood sugar, chromium and berberine supplements are good drug-free options.
- Eat good fats. Omega-3 fatty acids like you get in fish oil are fantastic for your health. Not only does your brain need these oils to build a healthy brain, but omega-3s also help to tamp down runaway inflammation.
- Consider supplements. There are a bunch that can help support your brain. Some of the best include Alpha-lipoic acid, CoQ10, curcumin, and astaxanthin. B vitamins are also your brain’s best friends. I suggest a good B complex to cover all your bases.
- Exercise daily. There isn’t a single thing you can do for your brain that’s better than exercise. Get out and move your body every day.
P.S. Recent research has revealed one of the BEST ways to keep a sharp, healthy brain as we age. And it couldn’t be any easier. In fact, in just 15 minutes a WEEK, this simple change could pump the brakes on aging and give your brain a BIG boost.
“Physical and Mental Activity, Disease Susceptibility, and Risk of Dementia A Prospective Cohort Study Based on UK Biobank,” Neurology Aug 2022, 99 (8) e799-e813; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000200701
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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