Long-term cognition and longevity via minimizing oxidative stress

Oxidative stress is an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in your body. Free radicals are oxygen-containing molecules with an uneven number of electrons. The uneven number allows them to easily react with other molecules. Free radicals can cause large chain chemical reactions in your body because they react so easily with other molecules. These… Continue reading Long-term cognition and longevity via minimizing oxidative stress

Long-Term Cognition via avoiding Meat, especially Red Meat and Processed Meat

You’ve heard time and again that it’s not wise to eat too much red meat, especially if processed, since higher intakes are linked with increased risks of obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and several cancers. A growing number of studies suggest dietary patterns high in meat may promote cognitive decline, too. “There is strong… Continue reading Long-Term Cognition via avoiding Meat, especially Red Meat and Processed Meat

Long Term Cognition via minimizing Dietary and Environmental Copper

Copper appears to be one of the main environmental factors that trigger the onset and enhance the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by preventing the clearance and accelerating the accumulation of toxic proteins in the brain. Alzheimer’s disease was virtually unknown 100 years ago. And it involves only developed countries that use copper plumbing. Something in… Continue reading Long Term Cognition via minimizing Dietary and Environmental Copper

Long Term Cognition via Minimizing Chronic Inflammation

Chronic inflammation has been shown to account for many of the hallmarks Alzheimer’s disease. Here is a picture show in inflammation from WebMD. Researchers measured inflammation in more than 12,000 middle-aged adults. They then assessed the cognitive function of the participants in three separate visits over the next 20 years. They found that after adjusting… Continue reading Long Term Cognition via Minimizing Chronic Inflammation

Long Term Cognition via minimizing advanced glycation end products (AGEs)

Glycation affects physiological aging and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Modulation of the AGE-RAGE axis is now considered promising in the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases. Dietary advanced gycation end products are associated with a decline in memory including Alzheimer’s. Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) explain many of the neuropathological and biochemical… Continue reading Long Term Cognition via minimizing advanced glycation end products (AGEs)

Long Term Cognition via Avoiding Brain Atrophy

An analysis of data from more than 36,000 adults, led by a team from the University of Pennsylvania, found that light-to-moderate alcohol consumption was associated with reductions in overall brain volume. Studies of alcoholics have reported a relationship between temporal lobe shrinkage and a history of alcohol withdrawal seizures, while frontal lobe shrinkage occurs in… Continue reading Long Term Cognition via Avoiding Brain Atrophy

Long Term Cognition and Longevity via Autophagy

The failure of autophagy with age can be a very important aggravating factor in many diseases. Autophagy may provide an explanation why those suffering from Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s also have other diseases. Autophagy failure leads to fat deposits and other garbage accumulation in the brain. Failure of autophagy in the brain affects other organs. Centenarians… Continue reading Long Term Cognition and Longevity via Autophagy