Alzheimer’s is a horrible illness. Almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by this debilitating illness. What’s worse is that by 2050, estimates say there will be 15 million Alzheimer’s patients in the US. It is rarely referred to as an epidemic, but with the staggering growth rates that’s clearly what it is, and how it should be treated. Memory issues does not just plague the elderly, I often see it in young adults too. I tell them to stop drinking SODA! You are probably wondering, what can you do to lower your risk? Things like aerobic exercise, and keeping your brain active have been shown to have protective effects on the brain. But possibly most important, according to a several studies, is your diet. What you eat has a larger impact than your genetics when it comes to Alzheimer’s.
When it comes to the brain it’s not just a matter of making sure you eat the right things, but just as importantly, you need to make sure you don’t eat the wrong things. Your body runs on food, and your brain uses about 20% of your energy! That’s more than any other single organ. So, it only makes sense that you are giving your brain high quality fuel. You need to feed it! This includes healthy fats, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, vitamins, amino acids and minerals. Foods that are bad for you include complex carbohydrates, processed foods, fast food, and sugar. These cause your body to produce toxins. Toxins which have a wide range of negative effects, such as inflammation, and build-up of plaques in the brain which leads to diminished cognitive function.
So what kinds of foods are included in the “bad” category? Unfortunately, the staples of the American Diet. White breads, white pasta, anything with white sugar, processed cheese, processed meats (yes that includes bacon!), sodas and sugary drinks, and basically anything that is “ready to eat” like TV dinners and packaged snacks. A special note needs to be made for Trans-Fats. These are especially bad for your overall health, in a study looking at cancer (specifically breast cancer) the researchers found that a 10% dietary increase in trans-fats, resulted in a 12% increase in cancer rates! Possibly worse still another study shows that as little as two grams per day of trans-fats can double the risk of dementia. That is a significant increase off a small amount.
Now that sounds like a lot of foods to avoid, and it is, but there are plenty of foods that are not only beneficial to your health and brain, but also delicious. These foods include: Cold water fish (such as salmon), non GMO berries, dark-skinned fruits, coffee and dark chocolates, leafy green vegetables, and lean meats (turkey, white fish, chicken, and beef). Switching your diet from bad to good foods will benefit your health in more ways than can be covered here, but your brain will be chief among them.
With the rates Alzheimer’s increasing every year, you owe it to your future self to make sure that you do everything in your power now to minimize your risk. Don’t wait for scientist to develop some miracle cure that might not come, and will probably cost a fortune if it does. Get out and do some aerobic exercise, challenge your brain with puzzle and games, and most important eat right! Start by cutting out trans-fats. 30 years from now you’ll be glad you did.
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Dr. Jenny is a Naturopathic Doctor and clinical research associate. She is a successful entrepreneur as the CEO/Proprietor of AgeVital Pharmacies in Sarasota, Florida. She is a charismatic media personality and television producer with regular appearances on ABC, NBC, TBN, CBS, the CW and Lifetime. As a health and wellness expert and educator, Dr. Jenny lectures all around the world at various conferences about the endocannabinoid system and functional integrative healthcare and how natural solutions work to treat a multitude of diseases and illnesses. She authors books for healthcare practitioners and consumers and educates the healthcare community and individuals using her extensive research and findings about the endocannabinoid system.
She is the President and Chairman of The American Academy of the Endocannabinoid System (AAECS) and sits on the Executive Board of Directors for the American Board of Medical Marijuana Physicians (ABMMP). Her expansive credentials include a Board Certification at The American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners – (ABAAHP), a Diplomate of the AAIM College of Nutrition and a Board Certification with the (AAIM) Board of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Jenny is also a member of the American Academy Of Anti-Aging Medicine, serves as a senior business and financial advisor for Nuvusio, Conference Advisory Board Medical Chair of the Florida Medical Cannabis Conference & Exhibition (FMCCE) and the medical director for Biom-Pharmaceuticals and Chief Scientific Officer And Medical Director for M3-Biodynamics and M3-Innovations.