Can You Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

New research says you have more control than you think.  Like many other disease lifestyle choices play a major role in long-term well being.  This latest research pertains to 5 lifestyle choices that can affect the development of Alzheimer’s Disease.

This is good news that should give you hope if your grandfather/grandmother or other relative have this disease.  The research points specifically to 5 behaviors which affect Alzheimer’s.  Medically speaking, there is no cure or way to halt Alzheimer’s disease so the best we can do is make lifestyle modifications to attempt to prevent or slow the disease process.

So get this, the study says that when you do these 4/5 things you have a 60% less chance of developing plaques on your brain.  Incredible, right?  Hold on to your hats here is the list:

  1. not smoking– duh, more oxygen can now get to the brain!
  2. exercising at a moderate to vigorous level for at least 150 minutes a week.  That’s 3 days of 50-min exercise
  3. consuming a brain supporting diet–  you should do this anyway.  This means you should be eating foods rich in omega-3’s and low in omega-6’s.
  4. lower your alcohol consumption
  5. use your head (crosswords, reading, etc)- if you don’t use it you what?  Lose it!

I found this quote on the article pertaining to this topic.  “This reinforces the notion that some of these lifestyle factors may actually affect the trajectory of cognitive aging and the development of dementia,” said Dr. Ronald Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. “We certainly accept that with heart disease. We need to adopt a similar mindset for cognitive aging.”

If you haven’t heard yet Alzheimer’s is considered type 3 diabetes.  Do you remember how to get type 2 diabetes?  It’s all lifestyle!  Type 1 Diabetes is something most are born with and cannot be reversed, but type 2 can be reversed.  I find it absolutely fascinating that some of the best doctors in the World have a hard time accepting your lifestyle matters for every organ in your body not just your heart.  Stop pretending diseases aren’t connected to our lifestyles.  How you treat your body today will affect your health tomorrow.  This is God’s law.

For great information on 10 ways to prevent brain decline click here to be redirected to (Alzheimer’s Association)

Published by Dr. Jase

Thanks for visiting. More about me...I wanted to be a doctor as long as I can remember. My passion is and always will be to help people solve their health problems and inspire them to be better versions of themselves. I completed my undergrad at Michigan State University where I studied Physiology. It was there I shadowed in a local hospital, talked to scientists, counselors, medical doctors and chiropractors. After much consideration I attended Life University in Atlanta, GA. Prior to attending Life U I had never been to a chiropractor. All I knew is they help peoples' spines. Shortly after attending I received my first adjustments. Previously, it was ingrained in my head that pain was normal and to ignore it. As part of the process at Life U you are assigned a student intern that is learning to adjust people. Little did I know their learning experience on my spine would be my miracle. At 26, I've had constant shoulder pain since my days on the high school football team. I was 100 percent convinced I'd have to live with it forever. After being under care for a few weeks things started to change and shortly thereafter my pain was gone. Besides the knowledge in joint pain and spinal adjustments I became well-versed in other aspects of holistic care like diet, exercise, and other chronic disease processes that can be reversed via lifestyle. I love to teach and like to be creative so starting a blog, youtube channel and instagram profile check all my boxes for what makes me happy as a person. Other accolades: I became the go to chiropractor in the Atlanta area for athletes and families. The Atlanta Blaze MLL (professional lacrosse) team brought me on to be their team chiropractor. 2015 Nationally Qualifed NPC Men's Physique Competitor I also did some modeling and even acted in a few commercials for fun.

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