Potent Plant Extract Drives Down Dementia Risk
Dear Living Well Daily Reader,
Let’s face it. None of us is getting any younger.
And if you’re worried about losing your marbles as you age, you’re NOT alone.
It’s a common fear. And for good reason.
See, as you lose your memory, you slowly lose everything else, too. Your friends, your family, and your independence all begin to fade.
But if you’re hoping to find a solution behind the pharmacy counter, you’re out of luck. Because despite Big Pharma spending BILLIONS on Alzheimer’s research, the drug companies still have nothing to offer.
Thankfully, nature HAS supplied us with a way to help reverse your risk and keep dementia at bay. Because when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, it’s all about prevention.
That means taking steps NOW to protect your brain BEFORE the disease takes hold. And new research has uncovered a way for you to do precisely that.
You simply need enough of a unique molecule hidden inside a common fruit.
I’m betting you’ve never heard of pelargonidin before. But I’m sure you ARE familiar with the tasty fruit brimming with this memory-supporting bioactive compound.
It’s delicious strawberries.
Research published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that folks who consume more pelargonidin have fewer neurofibrillary tau tangles (plaques) in their brain.
The team discovered that pelargonidin decreases brain inflammation (neuroinflammation) and reduces the production of the cytokines that cause that inflammation.
Calming inflammation is critical because researchers think brain inflammation is one of the main reasons people get Alzheimer’s disease in the first place.
So go ahead and snack on more strawberries to boost your pelargonidin levels and dial down your dementia risk. But don’t stop there.
You can take plenty more drug-free steps to reduce your Alzheimer’s risk.
- Enjoy Your Coffee – Coffee contains a chemical called eicosanoyl-5-hydroxytryptamide (EHT) that was shown to protect against Alzheimer’s disease in animal studies. Other research supports the brain-health benefits of coffee.
- Tea Too – Green tea is a rich source of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which has been shown to reduce the beta-amyloid plaques and tau tangles that are linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Tea has also been linked to a drop in blood pressure and cholesterol levels, which is good for the brain.
- Get a Pet – According to researchers having a pet encourages you to be social and get exercise, which lowers Alzheimer’s risk.
- Embrace Color – Hit the produce aisle and eat the rainbow. Eating more colorful vegetables is associated with a slower rate of cognitive decline.
- Nap – Researchers at the Laboratory of Human Chronobiology at Weill Cornell Medical College in White Plains, New York, found that naps of all lengths enhance cognitive performance during the day.
- Exercise Hard (But Not Too Long) – In an Alzheimer’s study, volunteers who walked in six-minute vigorous intervals experienced better post-meal blood sugar levels than participants who did a once daily, moderate walking session. That’s important because blood sugar is closely related to brain health.
- Get Crafty – Researchers at the Mayo Clinic studied crafting activities—such as woodworking, pottery, ceramics, and quilting—and found they were linked to a 55% reduction in Alzheimer’s risk.
- Sprinkle in Some Spice – Cinnamon, turmeric, rosemary, and lavender help support brain health.
- Volunteer – Staying active and having a sense of purpose help people stave off the signs of Alzheimer’s.
Don’t delay. Taking steps to drive down brain inflammation and support a healthy brain starting TODAY could help you dodge dementia TOMORROW.
P.S. Pelargonidin isn’t the only produce-aisle extract that can help keep your brain healthy as you age. THIS powerful “citric element” helps whip your brain into shape too.
Source: ‘Pelargonidin and Berry Intake Association with Alzheimer’s Disease Neuropathology: A Community-Based Study’. 1 Jan. 2022: 653 – 661.
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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