Beat Dementia – Natural Cure for Dementia Discovered (new study)
It’s only a small study but the results are exciting.
In fact, if this study is right, one specific diet can do what more than 400 drugs have failed to do in clinical trials.
The brain runs on glucose, which the body gets from breaking down carbohydrates.
But all is not lost, because previous studies have shown that brains can use another fuel source, called ketones.
Ketones are chemicals that are formed when your body breaks down fat.
Knowing this made researchers wonder if people with early-stage dementia could use Ketones instead of the usual glucose.
The only way to study this is to recruit elderly people with mild dementia and to divide them into high fat and low-carb diet groups.
But people with mild dementia may not be able to stick to the diets properly without becoming confused or without it becoming too much of a schlep.
For that reason, the scientists had to recruit subjects together with their partners who would help them with the diets. Sadly, they could find only 27 couples who were willing to participate, and some have already dropped out of the study.
Still, the results of the 14 early dementia sufferers who have completed the study are promising and the scientists decided to publish their preliminary findings.
The 14 participants had an average age of 71 and 13 of them were white.
Five of them followed the National Institute of Aging diet that promotes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean meat, and low-fat dairy. It does not restrict carbohydrates.
The other nine followed something similar to the Atkins diet that restricts carbohydrates to 20 grams or less per day (about 1 tenth of what Americans and Europeans normally eat in a day).
This group never quite managed the 20 grams of daily carbs. By week six they were down to 38 grams, but then were back up to 53 grams by week 12. (It must be hard to break the eating habits of a lifetime for some people.)
Still, all was not lost because most of the low-carb dieters had ketones in their urine (while none of the National Institute of Aging dieters did) which meant they were in the keto zone, so to speak.
They completed various questionnaires throughout the study, and by week six, the scientists could see that those eating the lowest amount of carbs enjoyed a 15 percent improvement in their memories while The National Institute of Aging dieters dropped a few points on the memory scale.
This means that even a non-strict low-carb diet can improve the memories of early-stage dementia sufferers, which is something that no drug has been able to do yet.
This Free Ingredient Can Beat Dementia
According to a new study presented at the American Physiological Society annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2018 in San Diego, one common ingredient can drastically improve your cognitive function.
And unlike drugs, it has no side effects and is completely free in most places.
In the study, recreational cyclists with an average age of 55 who had entered a large cycling event on a hot day with temperatures between 78 and 86°F were used.
They asked these cyclists to complete a trail-making executive function test as quickly and accurately as possible before and after the event.
The test involved the linking of numbered dots using a pencil and served as a measure of executive function, a psychological term for the ability to focus, retrieve needed information accurately from memory, and to plan and carry out steps to fulfil a goal.
Before the vent began, the scientists tested the cyclist’s urine to be able to categorize them into a group that was normally hydrated and one that was dehydrated.
Compared to their pre-cycling test, the normally hydrated group completed the post-cycling test a lot faster.
The dehydrated group, on the other hand, showed no improvement.
This shows that the elderly and those in their upper middle ages can reap cognitive benefits from exercise, but only if they are hydrated properly.
Older studies have found that, if you are dehydrated by only 2%, you will do poorer than usual on tasks that require attention, psychomotor abilities, short-term memory and fast retrieval.
In addition, you will struggle to form an accurate assessment of your own physical and emotional environment.
According to the literature, long-term memory, working memory, and executive function start deteriorating only when we are more than 2% dehydrated.
In other words, to stave off dementia and keep your brain functioning at optimal levels, drink a glass of water at least every two hours and drink more while you exercise.
Beat Dementia – Alzheimer’s Held Hostage by This One Ingredient
Traditional Alzheimer’s research is mostly focused on genetic factors. Little notice is unfortunately paid to diet and other lifestyle choices.
This is about to change.
Scientists from University of Bath and King’s College in London recently discovered one specific ingredient that plants the seeds for Alzheimer’s. They also mapped the exact process by which this bad diet choice helps the disease grow.
Even more urgently, cutting out this ingredient may eliminate Alzheimer’s for good.
Researchers examined samples of brain matter from people with and without Alzheimer’s via a technique (fluorescent phenylboronate gel electrophoresis) that is sensitive enough to reveal the damage high blood sugar causes to proteins and immune cells.
When sugar (or glucose) reaches your bloodstream, many of its molecules bind to protein molecules in a process called glycation.
Not only can glycation damage proteins in this way, but the by-products of the glycation process are often harmful to our bodies as well.
Some previous studies, such as one published by German and Australian researchers in the journal Biochimica et Biophysica Acta in 1997, have found that beta-amyloid, one of the proteins that seem to form plaques in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease sufferers, are mostly a byproduct created during the process of glycation.
That already suggests that an excess of dietary sugar can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease, as it makes glycation more likely.
But the London and Bath researchers discovered another extremely harmful effect of glycation.
At the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, glycation damages an enzyme called macrophage migration inhibitory factor (or MIF).
MIF enzymes are a part of your immune system. When abnormal proteins start to build up in your brain, these MIF enzymes are supposed to be part of the response to remove them and/or to limit the potential damage.
This is how Alzheimer’s disease manages to get going. Glycation damages your MIF enzymes, and your damaged MIF enzymes are then incapable of playing their role of preventing abnormal protein plaques to form all over your brain.
In other words, if you eat too many simple sugars that build up as glucose in your bloodstream, glycation becomes more likely.
When glycation occurs in your brain, you are at serious risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
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