Longevity and long-term cognition via avoiding ultra-processed foods.

Ultra-processed foods are concoctions of various industrial ingredients (such as emulsifiers, thickeners, and artificial flavors) amalgamated into food products by a series of manufacturing processes. The intense industrial processes used to produce ultra-processed foods destroy the natural structure of the food ingredients and strip away many beneficial nutrients such as fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. Simply reducing your intake of… Continue reading Longevity and long-term cognition via avoiding ultra-processed foods.

Sleep

All about sleep. Suggestions for falling asleep quickly. Here is a summary of sleep aids from WebMD. Here is another summary from Healthline. Dr. Hansen’s advice on sleep (good). Dr. Brad Stanfield’s advice on sleep (also good). Valerian might help with sleep, but studies have been inconsistent. Research has shown that maintaining sufficient levels of… Continue reading Sleep

Long Term Cognition via Exercise

Aerobic exercise is the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today. Aerobic exercise is beneficial at any age. The neuroprotective mechanisms induced by physical exercise are linked to an increased production of superoxide dismutase, endothelial nitric oxide synthase, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BNDF), nerve growth factor, insulin-like growth factor, and vascular endothelial… Continue reading Long Term Cognition via Exercise

Long Term Cognition via a Plant-Based Diet

Healthful eating is among the best ways to protect your aging brain against slippage. Conversely, a diet that skimps on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and fish and includes lots of fried foods, red meat and alcohol is highly likely to pave a road to cognitive ruin. Don’t worry about pesticides. Components of the Western… Continue reading Long Term Cognition via a Plant-Based Diet

Long Term Cognition via Minimizing Iron Intake

Iron caution: Brain iron can be used to predict who will get Alzhiemer’s Abnormal iron is found in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s. Brain iron in Parkinson’s predicts cognitive decline. Iron damages via oxidative stress. Iron in the brain combines with Aβ in the brain → smaller entorhinal cortex (ERC) volume. Iron may also… Continue reading Long Term Cognition via Minimizing Iron Intake

Long Term Cognition via controlling Blood Sugar

Here are the dangers of high blood sugar: Higher blood sugar means higher risk of dementia. Blood sugar above 105 to 110 is a cognitive hazard. High fasting glucose increases brain glucose and causes hippocampal atrophy. High blood sugar→vascular dementia and other dementia High fasting glucose causes whole brain atrophy. Keep blood sugar low to… Continue reading Long Term Cognition via controlling Blood Sugar

Long Term Cognition via controlling Blood Pressure

Three doctors discuss blood pressure. These doctors then discuss how to lower blood pressure: eat beets and flax seed. Normal blood pressure prevents brain shrinkage. Hypertension can cause memory complaints even in young people. Raised blood pressure at any age speeds cognitive decline. Take heed of low diastolic pressure and blood pressure meds. Two new… Continue reading Long Term Cognition via controlling Blood Pressure

Long Term Cognition and Longevity via Beneficial Gut Bacteria

Diet rapidly and reproducibly alters the human gut microbiome. Increases in the abundance and activity of Bilophila wadsworthia on the animal-based diet support a link between dietary fat, bile acids and the outgrowth of microorganisms capable of triggering inflammatory bowel disease6 A robust, diverse, gut microbiome may help one keep one’s marbles despite aging: The human microbiome… Continue reading Long Term Cognition and Longevity via Beneficial Gut Bacteria

Long Term Cognition via a strong, robust Circadian Oscillation

Circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a 24-hour cycle. These natural processes respond primarily to light and dark and affect most living things, including animals, plants, and microbes. The internal body clock sets the timing for many circadian rhythms, which regulate processes such as Sleep/wake cycles Hormonal activity Body temperature rhythm… Continue reading Long Term Cognition via a strong, robust Circadian Oscillation

Long Term Cogntion via a Healthy Lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle can slow cognitive decline, even prevent Alzheimer’s. A healthy lifestyle means maintaining regular physical activity (both aerobic and strength training) and managing classic cardiovascular risk factors, such as diabetes, obesity, smoking, a plant-based diet with little saturated fat, and avoiding high blood pressure. A healthy lifestyle also includes quality sleep. A healthy… Continue reading Long Term Cogntion via a Healthy Lifestyle