A big belly can turn your mind to mush
What’s good for the belly is good for the brain, right?
Well, it works the other way around too. When your belly goes bad, you can expect your mind to follow.
Because when your belly gets BIG, your brain does just the opposite – it practically withers like an old grape, and drains your precious memories just like a sieve.
And now, new research once again confirms the link between dementia and metabolic syndrome, a condition that strikes as your waistline grows. Along with extra belly fat, you also get high blood sugar, blood pressure, and triglycerides combined with low levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol.
Previous studies have shown that it can ultimately lead to diabetes, heart disease, and an early death – but now, the new study shows it could make a horrifying pit stop along the way, increasing your risk of cognitive impairment by 50 percent.
That’s when your mind starts to slip… when your “brain burps” start to turn into full-blown mental hiccups and memory lapses that affect your daily life. It’s when your loved ones start to whisper among themselves, wondering if it’s time to move you into “a home” before you accidentally hurt yourself.
And as bad as that is, that’s not even the biggest risk uncovered by the new study.
Once cognitive impairment kicks in, metabolic syndrome can cause it to rapidly snowball into something far worse – QUADRUPLING your risk of dementia.
At that point, your loved ones are no longer whispering and wondering. They’re visiting you in that nursing home… and by then, you may not even know who they are anymore.
If the new study is any indication, the coming years will see a wave of dementia patients like never before because nearly half of all seniors now suffer from metabolic syndrome.
But you don’t have to be one of them.
Neither metabolic syndrome nor dementia are inevitable as you age – and as the new study shows, getting rid of one will cut the risk of the other.
And I’m here to show you how to do just that.
There’s one simple back-to-basics diet that is scientifically proven to reverse metabolic syndrome and chase away all the risk factors that can lead to diabetes, heart disease, and dementia.
It’s the Mediterranean diet, which is loaded with many of the foods you already love.
Cut back on the red meats, boost your intake of fish and poultry, and enjoy all the fresh produce you want. You can snack on nuts and olives, and there’s even room for chocolate and wine.
Sound good? You bet it does – and a 2014 study found this diet will cure metabolic syndrome more than half the time.
You can learn more in this free report from my House Calls archives.