- Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic, degenerative disease of the brain that impairs thinking, memory, and cognitive function.
- It is the most common form of dementia.
- Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging, but it is more common in people as they age.
- The disease causes damage and death to brain cells.
Cause of disease
- In a healthy brain, there are billions of neurons (nerve cells) that generate electrical and chemical signals, which help us think, remember, and feel. In those with Alzheimer’s the neurons begin to die, affecting the normal signalling in the brain.
- Research has shown that Alzheimer’s disease involves oxidative and inflammatory processes
- The use of natural supplements can delay the progression of the
disease and improve symptoms and quality of life.
Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease
• Confusion and disorientation
• Difficulty performing familiar tasks (cooking, tying your shoes)
• Increasing forgetfulness
• Age: It is most common in those over 65
• Environmental toxicity: Pollution and smoking generate excess free radicals.
• Gender: Women are at greater risk.
• Head injury: Some studies show that trauma to the head increases risk of Alzheimer’s.
Foods to include:
• Fish (wild, organic salmon, halibut, sole, and cod) /flaxseed oil provide good sources of omega fatty acids, a polyunsaturated fat that has been found to reduce Alzheimer’s risk by reducing inflammation and protecting the nerve cell membranes.
• Olive oil is a monounsaturated fat that is also helpful.
• foods such as whole grains, vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, and egg yolks are good.
- Two prominent clinical studies have demonstrated that omegafatty acid supplement was associated with a 60 percent reduction in the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease
(JAMA, 2002: 288; 2266–2268 and Archives of Neurology, 2003: 60; 940–946).
Foods to avoid:
Avoid fast foods, deep-fried foods, and baked goods and margarine containing hydrogenated oils; minimize saturated fat (red meat and high-fat dairy).
PUGOS healthy Lifestyle Suggestions
• Maintain a healthy body weight. Being obese and its consequences of high blood pressure and cholesterol are risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease .
• Exercising regularly helps with weight management, and also increases blood flow to the brain.
- According to one study, regular exercises (walking 15 minutes three times per week) reduced the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia by 40 percent in individuals over age 65.
- Mental exercises: keeping your brain active, especially in later years, reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s.
- B-vitamins: Support neurotransmitter function. Vitamin B is involved in nerve transmission and may be deficient in those with Alzheimer’s Disease.
- Fishoils/flaxseed supplement : Reduce inflammation and protect the nerve cell membranes. Regular consumption of reduces Alzheimer’s risk and is important for brain function.
PUGOS NUTRITIONAL THERAPY
To improve cognitive function and delay the progression of Alzheimer’s, consider the following:
1. Eat more fish/flax seed oil, whole grains, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and olive oil.
2. Avoid saturated, trans fats, and aluminum-containing food ingredients like fast foods, deep-fried foods, and baked goods.
3. Get regular exercise such as walking.
4. Keep your brain active with games, puzzles, and exercises.
5. Consider supplements of liqimega and optigision gold
6. Synergistic therapy of liqimega and optigision gold Capsules BD dose will work best.
FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT
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Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 100 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.