Lifestyle changes to prevent Alzheiner's

Just read A New Treatment for Alzheimer's? It Starts With Lifestyle by Linda Marsa.

I feel that we should all read it. Partially so that we can better take care of our love ones and take better care of our selves. I don't know if it is correct or not, however, to me it makes a lot of sense.

It talks about bad actors. Bad actors include things that increase risk (probably noninclusive):

  • chronic stress

  • lack of exercise

  • lack of restorative sleep

  • toxins from molds

  • fat-laden fast foods

  • too much sugar

  • being pre-diabetic


  • sedentary lifestyles

  • poor eating habits

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • insulin resistance

  • skyrocketing obesity (body positivity or it is ok to be medically obese ??)

Summary protocal to combat the problem:

  • Optimizing sleep and getting at least eight hours of shut-eye every night.

  • Fasting at least 12 hours a day; patients usually don’t eat anything after 7 p.m. until the next morning.

  • Frequent yoga and meditation sessions to relieve stress.

  • Aerobic exercise for 30 to 60 minutes, at least five times a week.

  • Brain training exercises for 30 minutes, three times a week.

  • Eating a mostly plant-based diet: broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, leafy green vegetables (kale, spinach, lettuce).

  • Cutting out high-mercury fish: tuna, shark and swordfish.

  • Drinking plenty of water.

  • Eliminating gluten and sugars. Cutting out simple carbs (bread, pasta, rice, cookies, cakes, candy, sodas).

This is just a short summary. I hope you read the full article. I plan to add more to this post, just that right now I other responcibilites are calling. I hope to update later.


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