I just love it when mainstream experts make these big announcements that claim to be so novel and fresh… only to parrot back the very same solutions that you and I have been talking about for years.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m always happy when natural approaches get more exposure—and hopefully, a lot more emphasis in mainstream medicine. Because in the long run, it will help a heck of a lot more people than I would ever be able to, personally.
This is especially true in the case of Alzheimer’s disease (AD)—a condition that continues to stump the conventional medical community.
For years, modern medicine has insisted that there’s nothing that can be done to ward off dementia. But once again, it appears we’ve proved them wrong…
And if you’ve been a reader of mine for a while now, this latest guidance may sound quite familiar…
A team of researchers performed a large systematic review and a meta-analysis, through which they identified ten key risk factors for AD.
In response, they published what they’re calling the first “evidence-based” pathway to prevention of this feared disease. (Clearly, they’re not familiar with my Alzheimer’s Prevention and Treatment Plan—but that’s okay.)
This “new” prevention protocol features 21 recommendations, primarily based on the top-ten risk factors they identified, which included:
- Cognitive activity
- High levels of homocysteine (and yet, insurance companies almost always refuse to pay for this test, and most doctors have never heard of it!)
- High body mass index (BMI) in late life
- Head trauma
- High blood pressure in midlife
- Orthostatic hypotension (when your blood pressure plummets upon standing)
- Education level
As you can see, this list boils down primarily to lifestyle factors, as well as vascular risk. In other words, it underscores the vital importance of healthy choices to protect your brain and your microcirculation.
And well… duh! Why do you think I spend so much time writing about pine bark extract, Plasmanex, and fish oil, in particular? (The list of my supplement recommendations goes on, of course, but the common thread here is that these all help protect vascular health!)
A simple plan
The bottom line here is that there’s growing evidence that AD isn’t too different from any other common chronic disease—in that prevention boils down to tackling relatively simple-to-change risk factors.
Now, two risk factors that weren’t included as strong predictors were proper sleep and vitamin C intake—but considering how simple it is to improve those, too, I see absolutely no reason not to. (I recommend at least 3 grams of vitamin C per day, and seven to nine hours of uninterrupted shuteye each night.)
Plus, there’s plenty of other benefits behind improving all of these factors, regardless of your AD risk—like warding off diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and depression and anxiety, too.
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“First Proposed Evidence-Based Guideline for Alzheimer’s Prevention.” Medscape Medical News, 08/27/2020. (medscape.com/viewarticle/936423)