New hope for Alzheimer’s disease: scientists find way to make brain-saving compound found in rare moss

Big Pharma has come up with a host of side effect laden, expensive drugs to supposedly treat Alzheimer’s disease (AD). So far, the prescription meds work only a little or not at all — and for just a short time. But while mainstream medicine considers AD treatment pretty hopeless at present, a host of natural strategies and nutritional therapies are showing promise in the fight against this most common, and dreaded, form of dementia. (more…)

New research shows dementia is preventable with natural means

To hear many people in the mainstream media as well as mainstream medicine describe it, dementia is something similar to a curse: you will get it or you won’t, so all you can do as you get older is just wait and see. Fortunately, evidence is mounting that shows this simply isn’t so, and healthy and natural lifestyle choices can protect the brain and may prevent various forms of memory and identity robbing dementia.

For example, as NaturalNews previously reported, scientist William B. Grant, PhD, of the Sunlight, Nutrition, and Health Research Center (SUNARC), is researching a link between a lack of vitamin D and Alzheimer’s disease and other vascular dementias (http://www.naturalnews.com/026392_V…). And now comes word from two new studies that restful sleep and exercise may also play a huge role in preventing cognitive decline. (more…)

The Best Kept Secret for Preventing Dementia

Do you ever misplace your keys? Forget someone’s name? Pick up the phone and not remember who you were going to call? “Senior moments” like these may leave you wondering if they are just the beginning signs of something more serious.

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are quite possibly the scariest health threat as you get older. Imagine losing your memories, your ability to think rationally and even your sense of who you are. It’s a truly terrifying prospect!

But there’s one easy thing you can do right now to protect your brain as you age. A study in the journal Neurology shows that boosting your blood levels of vitamin B12 can lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.(1) (more…)

Omega-3 fatty acids lower heart disease and dementia risk markers

Researchers publishing in the journal Nutrition show that Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and natural foods including nuts and seeds can lower levels of dangerous homocysteine, an amino acid linked with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and dementia. Reviewing data from eleven trials including more than 720 study participants, scientists found that introducing Omega-3 fats from dietary or supplemental sources was associated with significantly lowered levels of plasma homocysteine. Homocysteine is a known atherogenic marker contributing to increased risk of heart disease and heart attack and most recently is implicated in the development of Alzheimer`s dementia. Based on conclusive evidence provided by this meta-study and by volumes of research over the past decade, most health conscious people should include Omega-3 fats in their diet or supplemental regime to lower chronic disease risk factors. (more…)

Five easy ways to increase mental acuity, end depression, and prevent or reverse Alzheimer’s

Ignore mainstream medicine’s “remedies” for mental problems. There are several safer and less expensive alternatives for mild or acute levels of dementia. Mild levels of dementia include mental fog and forgetfulness. Acute dementia includes Alzheimer’s disease. And other mental issues regardless of age have some worthwhile alternative remedies as well.

NOTE: For more information on each short summary, there will be numbers in parenthesis that refer to article links in the Sources section below this article.

These remedies produce positive results if you consume mostly organic foods and beverages while avoiding fluoridated water and processed foods with excitotoxins MSG and aspartame.

Alzheimer’s and Other Forms of Acute Dementia (1) (more…)