cognitive decline

  1. Your meds could be EATING your brain!

    Halloween? Humbug!

    We’ve got an out-of-season Grinch named coronavirus threatening to cancel the holiday – but in classic Hollywood horror movie fashion, the REAL monster isn’t the virus stalking everyone outside.

    It’s ALREADY in your home!

    This hidden threat operates like something out of a creature-feature.

    First, it slips into your brain.

    Next, it wipes out your memory.

    Then, it erases your personality.

    And finally, it claims your life.

    But this isn’t fiction, my friend. This is something in your own medicine chest right now – as new research exposes the horrifying truth about some of today’s most popular drugs!

    The brain-rotting meds hiding in plain sight

    These monster meds are called anticholinergic drugs, but don’t breathe a sigh of relief if the name doesn’t ring any bells.

    As you’ll see in a moment, they can be hiding just about anywhere!

    They “work” by blocking brain chemical called acetylcholine, which is involved in so many different functions that these meds are used for dozens of seemingly unrelated conditions, including:

    • Allergies
    • Sleep
    • Blood pressure
    • Mood disorders
    • Leaky bladder
    • And MORE

    With so many uses, many older Americans aren’t just taking one anticholinergic drug. They’re taking two… or even more.

    But taking ANY of these meds at all can have a frightening consequence – increasing your risk of mild cognitive impairment by 47 percent.

    That’s the first step on a path that leads to much BIGGER brain problems down the road.

    One study even found taking these meds for three years can raise the odds of Alzheimer’s disease by 54 percent.

    The dangerous are so big – and so real – that yet another report estimated 1 in 10 cases of dementia could be from anticholinergic use.

    Of course, if you’re a little older, you’re already at risk for decline and dementia – so if it happens, they never blame the drugs.

    They blame your age!

    But I’m not about to let this happen to you.

    When you’re done reading this letter, visit Google for a list of anticholinergic drugs.

    I’ll give you one right here: diphenhydramine, aka Benadryl, which is sold both on its own and is also slipped like a mickey into other meds to make you sleep. It’s especially common in the “PM” versions of painkillers as well as over-the-counter sleep aids.

    Go through each of your meds to see if you’re on any other potential anticholinergic drugs. If you’re not sure, call your doctor or pharmacist.

    Then, take action.

    Nearly every single anticholinergic med has another, better option… and just about ALL of them have safe nondrug options.

    Work with your doctor on getting yourself OFF the bad ones that can mess with your brain and onto these better alternatives.

  2. Cognitive decline reversed with this nighttime habit

    Stop aging in the brain with THIS nighttime trick

    No one will ever mistake my clinic for a time machine.

    In fact, it looks pretty much like any other clinic you’ve seen.

    But ask around town here in Great Barrington, and you’ll meet more than a few “time travelers” who’ll swear it is.

    They’ve come in my door feeling as if they’re aging on fast-forward, suffering from cognitive struggles and even decline.

    And they’ve walked back out feeling years… even DECADES… younger, with a quicker, sharper mind and more energy to match.

    Now, the latest research backs on the first and most basic steps I share with my own patients for this very unique and highly effective form of “time travel.”

    And you don’t need to come see me to get in on this yourself…

    You already have a “time machine” sitting in your own home!

    How to STOP THE CLOCK and protect your brain

    You might think the biggest weapon in the fight against cognitive decline and the other struggles of aging would come from a pill bottle.

    The drug industry would LOVE for you to believe that, too.

    But nothing in a pill can match what’s already IN your body!

    Specifically, what’s already in your brain: a very special set of immune cells called microglia that look for… and repair… two things:

    • Signs of infection
    • Damage from toxins and oxidation

    It’s that second one we’re going to focus on today – because that’s how the clock gets sped up. Toxins and oxidation age your cells… and the more exposure you get, the “faster” your brain will age.

    That’s where the microglia step in. They spot the damage, make repairs and sweep out garbage cells.

    When they’re working well, you’ll stay sharp no matter how old you get, answering every “Jeopardy” question before anyone on TV hits the buzzer.

    But when the microglia slow down… well… so do you. You can’t answer those “Jeopardy” questions in time.

    You may not even be able to answer if someone asks what you had for breakfast!

    The big question then – the one worth more than all the “Jeopardy” prizes combined – is in how to keep those microglia ACTIVE.

    And all you have to do is step into your time machine...

    Or rather, you lie down in it, because the “machine” is your own bed as the study shows how sleep has a DIRECT EFFECT on microglia.

    Microglia work in response to the neurotransmitter norepinephrine, according to the study on mice.

    Norepinephrine levels naturally tail off as you go to sleep, which the microglia use as their cue to switch on and start their maintenance work on the connections inside your brain.

    The longer you snooze, the more time they have to get the job done.

    When you wake up, however, norepinephrine levels jump – which sends the microglia into their own deep sleep.

    In other words, if you cut your sleep short, they don’t finish the job. And that’s how your brain SUFFERS the TOLL of toxins and oxidative stress.

    And it’s how your brain gets OLD in a hurry!

    So make sure you get a solid 7-8 hours in your “time machine” every night and let those microglia get to work keeping you young.

    If you struggle to knock off, try an herbal blend of valerian, chamomile, passionflower and other proven sleep-enhancers.

    You can find this combo in a supplement easily enough, but the most pleasant way to get them is via Sleepytime Extra tea, available for just a few bucks in any supermarket.

    Give it a month to shift your sleep into the 7-8 hour “brain repair zone.”

  3. Cognitive decline could be triggered by surgery

    What every senior MUST know before surgery Don’t sign up for that surgery yet! There’s an important piece of information your doctor forgot to tell you – one he might not even know himself. Because while he WILL warn you that every operation has risks, he probably WON’T tell you there’s something that can go very, very “wrong” even...
  4. This “forest treasure” BLOCKS the cognitive struggles of aging

    Cognitive decline has an answer… and it’s the fungus among us! Mushrooms can block the damage and protect your brain.
  5. Cognitive decline reversed with 1 potent nutrient

    BOOST your fading brain power with this “super nutrient” Whether it’s planning a big meal, organizing your day or finishing a project in the yard, none of it comes as easy as it used to. That’s not just a sign of “age,” my friend. That’s a sign of the MAIN processing center in the very core of your brain slowly...
  6. Cognitive decline stopped with a ‘super aging’ brain

    Groundbreaking study shows how to SLOW aging in your brain! It's the stunning difference inside the brain that can practically STOP time, HALT aging, PROTECT your memory, and PRESERVE your vital cognitive function. It's the difference between starting to slip mentally in your 60s... and hitting 80 while staying as sharp and vibrant as ever. Doctors can't explain this difference...
  7. Cognitive decline linked to emergency hospitalization

    The must-do after ANY hospitalization Home from the hospital? Be sure to get some rest to help speed your recovery. Just don't rest TOO easy -- because you've got some business to take care of. You might be home, but you're still at risk -- and it's for a condition that probably has nothing to do with your reason for...
  8. Cognitive decline linked to insulin resistance

    This condition could bring your brain to a halt It's your worst fear: Those frustrating little brain burps aren't just "senior moments" anymore. Your doc says you've now got something worse. It's cognitive decline, often the first step on the path toward dementia and Alzheimer's disease... and he'll warn that there's NO treatment, NO cure, and NO way to stop...
  9. Tea prevents cognitive decline

    Cut your risk of cognitive decline by up to 86 percent! Make no mistake about it: If there were a drug that could cut the risk of cognitive decline in HALF, it would be the top story on the nightly news. But there IS something that can do the trick, and it's getting no media play at all. It's simple...
  10. Slow cognitive decline with GABA

    This simple compound can boost your brain There was a time you could answer the questions on Jeopardy! faster than anyone on the show. Today, sometimes it's a struggle just to figure out those silly Wheel of Fortune word puzzles. Frustrating? You bet it is! Complain to your doc, and he'll cut you off the way Alex Trebek handles a...
  11. Chelation removes blockages in carotid arteries

    Clogged arteries, especially a blockage in the artery in your neck, can increase the risk of cognitive problems. Chelation could help clear those blockages, while removing dangerous metals from your body.
  12. Moderate drinking can speed cognitive decline

    Two drinks a night can age the brain and speed the onset of cognitive decline, according to a new study.
  13. Cardiovascular disease boosts dementia risk

    Heart disease and other heart problems can increase the risk of dementia, at least in women, according to new research.
  14. Hardening of the arteries boosts dementia risk

    Hardened arteries can damage the brain and boost your risk of memory loss and dementia.
  15. Common meds can cause brain damage in seniors

    A common class of meds given to seniors can damage the brain and set the stage for dementia.
  16. Diabetes causes brain atrophy

    Diabetes can shrink your brain, causing the damage that can lead to dementia and even Alzheimer's disease.
  17. Spotting early signs of dementia

    Online tests and quizzes can't help detect cognitive decline and dementia -- but you can do it on your own. Here's how.
  18. Junk food and amyloid beta in the brain

    The saturated fats in junk food can block your brain from the ability to clear away the damage that leads to dementia.
  19. Taking blood pressure can predict dementia risk

    A type of blood pressure reading called central blood pressure can help predict your risk of dementia, according to new research.
  20. B vitamins can help protect against memory problems

    A new study confirms that ordinary B vitamins can fight dementia slowing down the physical deterioration in the brain that goes with it.

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