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. The MIND diet is similar to a plant-based… 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

Keep blood sugar low to avoid brain atrophy. 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 studies support lowering systolic blood pressure to an intensive goal of… Continue reading Long Term Cognition via controlling Blood Pressure

Long Term Cognition via a Strong Circadian Oscillation

 A weak or misaligned circadian rhythm, can, over time, be causative of cognitive decline. Circadian dysfunction precedes Alzheimer’s symptoms. Demonstrated in mice. There is a daily oscillation in Aβ42 clearance and that this oscillation was lost in cells without a circadian rhythm. Dissociation between the output of the circadian clock and external environmental cues is… Continue reading Long Term Cognition via a Strong Circadian Oscillation

Long Term Cognition via beneficial gut bacteria

A robust, diverse, gut microbiome may help one keep one’s marbles despite aging: A healthy gut biome can be messed up with antibiotics. Antibiotics strong enough to kill off gut bacteria can also stop the growth of new brain cells in the hippocampus. In this cross-sectional study, β-diversity, a measure of gut microbial community composition,… Continue reading Long Term Cognition 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

Immunity

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented health crisis of global scale. The SARS-CoV-2 virushas been isolated and even photographed. Here is how coronavirus attacks the body. Here is a video summary of how to avoid COVID-19, which may be likely to infect (on average) up to 5 or 6 other people, rather than 2 or… Continue reading Immunity

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