Green tea compound protects the brain

It's the all-natural brain booster that can protect and preserve memory and give your concentration a boost when you need it most.

And that's not the only trick the effects of green tea have brewing.

It can also help protect you from the "brain plaques" that lead to dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

These plaques are essentially scars that form on the brain, and what makes them especially scary is that once they form, there's often no turning back.

Big Pharma has spent billions trying to develop a drug for those plaques, and they've come up empty.

But the safe and natural effects of green tea contain a compound that might succeed where drugs have failed. It's called EGCG, or epigallocatechin-3-gallate, and in a new study it was able to break up the metals that form those plaques -- specifically copper, iron, and zinc.

And even better, this powerful polyphenol can prevent those metals from forming new plaques.

Now, when I test patients and find high levels of these and other metals, they often ask me a question you may be asking right now.

Aren't these metals essential to health? Aren't they available in stores in vitamins and even sold as individual supplements?

The answer is yes -- but these metals are only essential in small amounts, which is why you should stick to getting metals from the effects of green tea and avoid supplementing unless you've been specifically diagnosed with a deficiency.

But even without supplements, many of us are exposed to unhealthy levels of metals from food, water, and other sources -- and when you get too much, they can accumulate in the brain and wreak havoc.

Even when they don't form those plaques, they can lead to memory loss and other neurological problems.

That's why it's essential to get tested for metals, especially if you've been suffering from any form of "brain fog" and even if you've been told you're in the early stages of dementia.

And while green tea can help protect a healthy brain, don't rely on it alone to rid yourself of metals. You'll need a thorough detoxification program, possibly including chelation therapy.

A holistic physician can test you and determine what approach is best for you. And if you're in the Southern California area, you're in luck: I'm proud to say I have one of the most highly regarded metals detoxification programs around.

Contact my clinic for more information or to make an appointment.