Alzheimer's disease

  1. The Alzheimer’s EARLY WARNING SYSTEM that could SAVE your brain

    It’s not often you get to gaze into the future – and I don’t mean as a cheap carnie trick.

    I mean an honest-to-goodness look at what could very possibly happen to you in the coming years.

    But I’ve got one for you today – your first… best… and maybe ONLY chance to:

    • SPOT the earliest warning signs of dementia
    • ACT now, while there’s still a chance to stop it

    Close to 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease right now, and none of them had this golden opportunity.

    If they did, you can bet that number would be a whole lot smaller.

    But today you’re going to have that advantage – a “crystal ball” glimpse at what you’re facing so you can stop the disease and enjoy a sharp and healthy brain well into your 70s… 80s… 90s… and beyond

    The ‘crystal ball’ that can look into your brain

    That’s what scientists are calling it… a crystal ball… except in this case, the “ball” is your own noggin.

    Normally a look inside would involve some kind of specialized equipment, like an MRI or a bonesaw. (Ouch!)

    Fortunately, the researchers have found another way.

    You just gotta take a look at how well you’re sleeping.

    It’s not as easy as simply checking out how long you’re out… but it’s not a whole lot harder, either.

    They key is in three critical factors:

    • Sleep quality
    • Sleep fragmentation
    • Slow-wave sleep (aka non-REM sleep)

    The lower your sleep quality… the more fragmented your sleep is (aka, you wake up a lot)… and the less slow-wave sleep you have… the bigger the risks you’re facing.

    In the new study, sleepers who fell short in those key portions of their nighttime rest and rejuvenation had higher levels of the BRAIN TOXINS linked to decline and dementia.

    Specifically, they had more of the beta amyloid plaques that can clog your brain and gum up the works.

    This isn’t unexpected; as I shared with you just a few weeks ago, slow-wave sleep plays a key role in your brain’s detox process. It’s when cleansing fluids rush through your brain, sweeping out everything that doesn’t belong – including beta amyloid.

    The problem, as I explained in a letter last year, is that as you get older your slow-wave levels plunge.

    Even if you think you’re sleeping “well” at night, there’s a good chance you’re not getting nearly as much slow-wave sleep as you used to, back when you were younger.

    You need more – and you can get it, too, with GABA. One study found 100 mg per day led to more sleep… better sleep… and more of that crucial slow-wave sleep needed to clear those toxins out of your brain.

  2. Get a FIVE-YEAR head start in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease

    The biggest problem with Alzheimer’s is that by the time they diagnose it… it’s often much too late to act.

    But that big challenge also means there’s an even BIGGER opportunity.

    And it’s one you can take advantage of right now – one that could:

    • STOP the disease
    • SAVE your brain
    • IMPROVE your memory
    • EXTEND your life

    The key is to be able to spot the early, early, early warning signs – the ones that won’t show up on any of the cognitive tests or other measures most doctors use.

    And then, to take action.

    Now, new research gives us a starting point. It reveals how to get a head start of at least five years and up to a FULL DECADE in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

    It starts at night. Specifically, in your bed… as you sleep.

    How the RIGHT kind of sleep can STOP dementia

    Time magazine recently did a special report looking not only at the most recent studies on sleep and Alzheimer’s, but also previewing about half a dozen under way at this very moment.

    And what they found won’t be too surprising to longtime House Calls readers!

    In fact, I’d dare to say you’ve been ahead of the curve all along – because these studies confirm the basic wisdom I’ve shared with you.

    Doctors used to believe that the sleep disorders so common in Alzheimer’s were just a symptom of the disease.

    Now, they’ve realized they got it backward.

    The Alzheimer’s in most cases ISN’T causing the sleep problems. The sleep problems are causing the Alzheimer’s!

    That means recognizing your own sleep patterns and habits… and noticing when they change… could be your first chance to act.

    Fix your sleep, stop the damage – and if you stop the damage, you just might stop the disease.

    One recent study highlighted by Time shows why sleep is so important to brain health: When you go into DEEP sleep… aka “slow wave” sleep… your brain floods itself with cerebrospinal fluid.

    Think of this as a cleansing solution.

    An actual brain wash, if you will!

    This solution comes in and clears out toxic proteins such as the beta amyloid and tau that can lead to dementia.

    But if you DON’T get enough of this critical sleep phase, you WON’T get enough of that solution rushing through, and some of those toxins remain behind.

    When it happens regularly… when it happens night after night… those toxins accumulate.

    And eventually, your once-clean brain is now overwhelmed with these toxins – and you can fall into decline and dementia.

    But TWO actions can help:

    • Get ENOUGH sleep: The more sleep you have, the more time you’ll have to cycle through ALL of the essential phases needed to restore, repair and rejuvenate your brain. If you’re falling short often, look to melatonin I like the kind that dissolves, as it kicks in faster. Most folks usually do best with between 1 to 3 mg at bedtime, sometimes more.
    • Get MORE slow-wave sleep: Studies show higher levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid can help you fall asleep quicker AND deliver more of that cleansing deep sleep. There are GABA supplements, but theanine can also raise GABA levels, often more effectively. Take 100 to 200 mg at bedtime and again if you wake up in the middle of the night.

    Here’s another tip: Avoid evening caffeine as well as alcohol before bed; both not only disrupt sleep overall, but can be especially disruptive to that essential slow-wave sleep.

    I recommend you review this with your primary doctor or an integrative or functional medicine doctor.

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  4. Alzheimer’s disease linked to THESE early warning signs

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  5. Alzheimer’s disease STOPPED if you fix this one symptom

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  6. Alzheimer’s disease to double… but you can STOP it

    The SECRET dementia cause… and how to CURE it! Some trends are just great. Avocado on everything? Sign me up! But most range from dumb to downright dangerous. I know you’re not about to play around with fidget spinners, and the only place you’ll stick a Tide Pod is in the laundry. But there’s one trend you could be enlisted...
  7. Alzheimer’s disease triggered by benzodiazepines

    The SECRET drug crisis… and how it could TRIGGER dementia! Opioids might be getting all of the attention right now, with even the White House creating a commission to investigate the crisis. But there’s another drug epidemic that’s getting ignored, one that could hit your loved ones. And maybe even YOU. New research reveals how an entire generation of older...
  8. Alzheimer’s disease linked to daytime drowsiness

    Is a nap actually an urgent warning? Everyone loves a nap, right? A quick daytime doze can help you recharge and get you ready for the rest of your day. But there's a difference between snoozing because you WANT to... and knocking out because you HAVE to. And if your own naps are more of the latter these days, it's...
  9. Alzheimer’s disease caused by Western diet

    Are you secretly giving yourself dementia? Forget your DNA. When it comes to beating what just may be the most feared disease of aging, the answer isn't in your genes. Even if you've had a test that reveals you're at risk for Alzheimer's disease... even if you have the so-called "dementia gene" hiding in your body... you're NOT doomed to...
  10. Alzheimer’s disease linked to pain

    How PAIN wrecks your BRAIN If you want to save what's in your brain... you can start by gaining control over your pain. The two might not seem connected. But new research reveals a direct line between them. And if you're battling the agony of chronic pain, your most precious memories might be leaking right out of your ears! Overall...
  11. Alzheimer’s disease is deadlier than ever

    CDC shocker: Dementia death rate skyrockets! If you want to know why you can't trust mainstream medicine, just take a look at its approach to Alzheimer's disease. Or maybe I should call it what it really is: a complete LACK of an approach to Alzheimer's disease! Generally, with most illnesses, treatments improve over time, and death rates drop. We're supposed...
  12. Alzheimer’s disease linked to tooth loss

    Prevent Alzheimer’s disease with this one easy habit It's sitting right there on the counter in your bathroom... something you probably don't think much about at all, even when you're using it. But it could hold the key to beating one the most frightening diseases facing older folks. New research shows how your TOOTHPASTE could protect your brain as much...
  13. Alzheimer’s disease can be prevented

    Nutrients boost your brainpower I've been in this business a long time -- more than two decades now -- and I've never heard of anyone who urges patients to take selenium and vitamin E to prevent dementia. But there are people who have to build a house out of Coke bottles and watch it fall down before they figure out...
  14. Alzheimer’s disease linked to pollution

    Dementia… in the AIR? In some parts of the country, it's so common that you start to get used to it -- and that includes my neighbors up in Los Angeles. It's those dull gray skies. It's not fog. It's smog. Don't get too used to it, my friend, because new research shows how one of the most common air...
  15. Avoid Alzheimer’s disease with vitamins

    Alzheimer’s disease risk drops as your antioxidant levels rise – and if you boost your intake of vitamins C and E, your risk of this disease will plunge by 42 percent!
  16. Alzheimer’s disease linked to aluminum

    Alzheimer’s disease can be caused or worsened by metals, especially aluminum – but there’s a safe and easy way to chase these toxins out of your brain.
  17. Alzheimer’s disease slowed with probiotics

    Alzheimer’s disease can be slowed down, and new research shows how probiotic supplements can reverse some of the decline.
  18. Alzheimer’s disease warning signs different in women

    Alzheimer’s disease often progresses faster in women – and the latest research not only shows why, but it may even reveal the key to stopping it.
  19. Alzheimer’s disease commonly misdiagnosed

    Alzheimer’s disease is so misunderstood by docs that they often get the diagnosis completely wrong… and that means there’s hope for patients told they have the condition.
  20. Alzheimer’s disease could begin with bad sense of direction

    Alzheimer’s disease is easier to treat when you catch it early – and the latest research shows what may be the earliest possible warning sign yet.

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