Increasing This One Activity Can Keep Alzheimer’s at Bay

Vascular cognitive impairment is the second most common form of cognitive decline throughout the world. This happens over time when the cardiovascular system cannot deliver oxygen and nutrients efficiently to brain cells. So, it makes sense that activities that improve cardiovascular health, like regular exercise, can benefit the brain as well. People with vascular cognitive impairment have excessive brain activity …

Are Pesticides Putting Pressure on Your Cognitive Health?

There is a genetic component to cognitive decline, but research is pointing more and more to environmental impacts that make the brain vulnerable to brain cell damage and neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s. I’m not talking about farmers that use these toxins every day; even small exposures from food, over time, can cause big problems for your brain. The problem is …

The Brain-Protecting Strategy Women over 50 Should Use to Prevent Alzheimer’s Part 1

Many women don’t know that they have an increased risk of cognitive decline after menopause due, in part, to decreasing estrogen levels. Estrogen is not just crucial for reproduction; it protects bone, the immune system, and heart health as well as regulates metabolism. The effects of reduced estrogen lead to weight gain, increased inflammation, decreased energy, and high risk of …

Is Infection Increasing Your Risk of Developing Cognitive Decline?

Whether you are concerned about protecting your brain against cognitive decline or are searching for ways to reverse symptoms that you are already experiencing, you need to be aware of the relationship between chronic infection and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The brain’s immune response to infection is one pathway for AD development. Just like the rest of the body, the brain …

The 6 Causes of Neuron Destruction That Lead to Cognitive Decline

Chronic or traumatic damage to neurons can set the stage for cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers have found amyloid plaques, found in those with Alzheimer’s disease, are a physiological response to infection or inflammation. Inflammation is a natural immune reaction to infection and injury and is an essential part of protection and healing. Inflammation revs up to resolve the …

High Blood Sugar Linked to Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease – what’s high blood sugar got to do with it? A lot actually!1 The idea that chronic or uncontrolled high blood sugar increases your chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease is not breaking news. However, only until recently have we been able to actually understand why this connection occurs. Thanks to a like-minded group of progressive researchers and doctors, …