natural dementia cures

  1. Oral bacteria one of the causes of dementia

    Two ways to fight dementia

    The best way to beat dementia is to make sure you never get the disease in the first place -- and new studies reveal two simple actions you can take right now to help slash your risk and avoid the causes of dementia.

    First, take care of your mouth.

    Bleeding gums are an invitation for oral bacteria to enter the body, where they can cause all kinds of problems -- and one of the new studies finds these germs may even play a role in some cases of and causes of dementia.

    The oral bacteria responsible for gum disease were found in the brains of four out of 10 Alzheimer's patients tested -- versus none of the brains of the 10 healthy patients tested.

    It's a sign these germs not only can get into your bloodstream, but they can also cross the blood-brain barrier. And once inside your head, they can do to your brain what they've done to your gums.

    Since these same germs have been implicated in heart disease, heart attack, stroke and more, you want to keep them out of your mouth and away from your bloodstream -- so remember mom's advice and be sure to brush and floss after meals.

    And that's not the only change you can make to help avoid the causes of dementia. If you've let your belly go over the years, it's time to tighten the belt and bring it back down to size -- because a second new study confirms the link between obesity and dementia.

    The key is a protein called PPARalpha, used by the liver to metabolize fat. When you get too fat, levels of this protein fall -- and not just in the liver. You can also fall short in the brain, where the same protein is used by the hippocampus for memory and learning.

    Studies on mice show that injecting PPARalpha into the brain can restore memory, and the researchers want to see if this works in humans as well -- but injecting anything into the brain sounds like a bad idea to me, especially when there's a much simpler solution: Lose some weight.

    Finally, remember that not all dementias are really dementia - they're cases of mistaken identity. And in many cases, they can be treated and even reversed.

    Read this free report from my House Calls archives to learn more.

  2. Junk food and amyloid beta in the brain

    How saturated fats can lead to dementia

    It's called junk food for a reason and when you fill your belly with junk, you could end up with junk in your brain.

    And that, in turn, can lead directly to cognitive decline, dementia and even Alzheimer's disease.

    In this case, "brain junk" starts out as a protein called amyloid beta. When left alone in your brain, amyloid beta can turn into the plaques that mark dementia.

    Fortunately, amyloid beta isn't usually left alone in the brain. In fact, your body has a pretty ingenious way of dealing with this stuff.

    Think of a bouncer in an exclusive nightclub. The bouncer is a chemical called apolipoprotein E, or ApoE, and it literally attaches itself to the troublemaking amyloid beta proteins and escorts it out before it can turn into those brain-robbing plaques.

    Not a bad security team to have on your side, right?

    But new research shows how eating saturated fats can cause your ApoE levels to plunge -- leaving your brain without its bouncers, and allowing the amyloid beta proteins to go wild and form the plaques that can ultimately wreck the joint.

    It doesn't take much, either. In the new study, just a single month of a diet high in fats in general and saturated fats in particular caused ApoE levels to plunge.

    And if that's what just one month of a junk-food diet will do, imagine what too much saturated fat for years or even decades will do to your ApoE levels. It helps explain why poor diet has been linked time and again to dementia, and why junk-food eaters in particular often have a higher risk of the disease.

    If there's any good news here, it's that it's not too late to take the action needed to protect your brain, boost your ApoE level and slash your risk of dementia.

    All you have to do is eat better.

    Limit your saturated fat intake -- and make sure that whatever saturated fats you do get (because you do need some) come from fresh and natural sources, not junk food.

    For more on protecting yourself from dementia -- including a natural diet low in saturated fat that's proven to protect the brain -- read this free report.

    And for more on how NOT to diet, keep reading.

  3. 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.
  4. 1 in 8 seniors fighting memory problems

    New numbers show 1 in 8 Americans over 60 are battling brain fog. Here's your guide to making sure you're not one of them.

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