From Pharmacist Ben Fuchs
Alzheimer’s is a degenerative health issue of the cognitive center in the brain. To reverse any degenerative health issue, you must first recognize the importance of the digestive system. First work on your digestive system, because (1) if there is a problem there, unwanted things get into the blood, leading to inflammation, which makes recovery difficult; and (2) you won’t get the nutrients you need if the digestive system has a problem. Here are important tips.
- Keep a food diary to note foods that cause any problem.
- Strengthen the digestive system with fermented foods, probiotics, glucosamine-chondroitin, bone soup (anything that helps build bones and joints also helps the digestive system), and fucoidan (seaweed).
- Blood sugar control: many physicians now call Alzheimer’s “Type 3 Diabetes.” Zero Tolerance for anything that breaks down rapidly into sugar (desserts, fruit juices, potatoes, white bread, processed foods); add nutrients that help process blood sugar (zinc; all the B-Complex [niacin, thiamine, etc.], chromium, Vitamin E, Alpha Lipoic acid, magnesium, Omega -3 and -6 fats), because anything that helps process blood sugar also helps the brain.
- Oxygen: recently discovered is a major relation between oxygenation and dementia; work on deep breathing techniques (15 seconds in through the nose, and 15 seconds out through the nose, SLOWLY, while seated comfortably)
- MOVE YOUR BODY! Any kind of exercise is good.
- Memorize things, read, learn a new language. Mental exercise is important.