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. 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 for demographic and other variables, inflammation appeared to be… 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… 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 via Autophagy

  Age-related declines in cognitive fitness are associated with a reduction in autophagy, an intracellular lysosomal catabolic process that regulates protein homeostasis and organelle turnover. Senescent microglia are present in greater numbers in the brains of patients with neurodegenerative conditions. There is compelling evidence that, at least in model organisms autophagy protects against diverse neurodegenerative… Continue reading Long Term Cognition via Autophagy

Cholesterol

acetyl-L-carnitine alfalfa, more almonds aloe vera amla (Phyllanthus emblica) (Indian gooseberry), better than drugs apples, including dried apples but apple juice will have the opposite effect due to the lack of fiber apple cider vinegar, apples artichoke astaxanthin, more avocados help a little, especially vs small, dense, LDL cholesterol barley basil beans, more, more beets,… Continue reading Cholesterol

Obesity in children

Here is an appeal to common sense regarding obesity in children. Both doctors and parents are reluctant about raising the issue of childhood obesity. Over the past 30 years, the rate of childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents. The developing world is vulnerable to obesity in children   childhood… Continue reading Obesity in children

Prenatal concerns

Important: The list of concerns, below, is, by no means, exhaustive. And, because I am not a licensed medical service provider, some references here may also be flaky. The prenatal period is so important, I get the willies every time I post here. Use the information here only as suggestions to mention to your doctor… Continue reading Prenatal concerns