Alzheimer’s disease affects an estimated 5.4 million Americans and is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. Researchers have not even gotten close to creating effective long-term therapies for this disease. However, a recent breakthrough may open many new doors in the way of prevention, treatment and, hopefully, a cure.
For the past two decades, Alzheimer’s research has focused on what was considered the prime culprit in the development of the disease—amyloid-beta. This sticky protein fragment accumulates in the brain and forms plaques. These plaques disrupt cellular communication in the brain, triggering an inflammatory response that ultimately harms the cells.
But research out of the Mayo Clinic shows that another protein called tau may have an even more significant role in Alzheimer’s disease.1
A new study just published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry appears to be the first to provide what the researchers call “unequivocal evidence that omega-3s reduce cancer risk.”
So, how much of a risk are they talking about? A huge one. The scientists from the University of Guelph found that a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids (healthy fats found in cold water fish such as salmon and certain plant foods, including walnuts) can inhibit the growth of breast cancer tumors by 30 percent, especially if started early in life. (more…)
While we all pay attention to incorporating vitamins and minerals into our diets, are you getting enough critical nutrients? There are some nutrients that you need to pay special attention to — ones you probably aren’t getting enough of, yet they’re essential to primary cell functions. Here are seven critical nutrients which are depleted in more than 70 percent of diets.
Two billion people may have a zinc deficiency, yet it’s an essential mineral required by the body for maintaining a sense of smell, keeping a healthy immune system, building proteins, triggering enzymes, and creating DNA. Zinc also helps the cells in your body communicate by functioning as a neurotransmitter. A deficiency in zinc can lead to stunted growth, diarrhea, impotence, hair loss, eye and skin lesions, impaired appetite, and depressed immunity. (more…)
They say you can’t stop aging. And I say maybe that’s true — but you certainly can slow it down.
Cutting-edge research has found what just may be the fountain of youth for some of the most critical cells in the body — and the best news of all is that you may already be getting the life-extending benefits right now if you’re taking fish oil.
And if you’re not, you might want to get started. (more…)
Anyone who hasn’t realized that the Alzheimer’s Association is a drug industry shill, there to push worthless drugs like Aricept, just isn’t cynical enough for today’s world!
They hate nutritional therapy. In Sri Lanka, I was blocked from addressing an AA meeting, once they knew I was to talk about vital nutrition.
Now patients are warned about a daily drink combining several nutrients which may help people with early Alzheimer’s disease improve their memory, according to a new study. (more…)