While so far there is no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease there have been found to be some natural therapies which can make a difference in treating progressive brain impairment showing promise at prevention at onset as well as delaying further progression once diagnosed.
Outside of genetics, two of the major contributing factors linked to Alzheimer’s and Dementia are chronic stress and the standard American diet which is aptly abbreviated as SAD. Here in America the majority does not eat properly receiving sub-par nutrition to really sustain lifelong health. Working with a nutritionist, especially as you age, can be life-changing.
How to Keep Your Cognitive Abilities Going Strong
Reduce stress – While we know that some stress is unavoidable do your best to eliminate it from your life. Stress leads to higher cortisol levels which causes inflammation and imbalanced hormones. Left unchecked over time these can turn into cognitive impairment. Nothing in life is worth your peace of mind.
Exercise Daily – Exercise and movement increase neurogenesis and lead to a better memory.
Try the Ketogenic Diet – Low carbohydrates and high fats. Why? Decreases blood glucose while boosting the ketones. This has been shown to slow if not halt the decline in animals and humans.
Detox Your Body of Heavy Metals – Old style silver amalgam fillings are better off removed. They are 50% mercury. The gas given off when you bite down crosses the blood-brain barrier and created neurofibrillary tangles which are present in Alzheimer’s. Additionally, any dental work you do, insist on metal free. It isn’t any more expensive and it is far healthier for you. Many people are sensitive or allergic to other metals in the alloy used to create braces, bridges, crowns and more. There is a test called the CLIFFORD Test which can be done to check for metal sensitivity before dental pieces are created as well, but metal free ends up being the less costly option.
Chiropractic Care – going to your chiropractor regularly for adjustments can keep the blood flowing to the brain as well as all of your other organs.
Use Coconut Oil – MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) coconut oil has been found to improve cognition in patients after just 45-90 days. (3 spoonfuls per day).
Use your brain – Read on a regular basis. Do puzzles, play word games, explore the world. Doing new actives creates new pathways in the brain. Never stop learning.
As we age, great health depends a lot on maintenance. Keeping you healthy is our goal here at the office of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. Call us today if you are in the Naples or Fort Myers, FL area and would like to schedule a visit and see what we can do for you.
Chiropractor in Ft Myers, FL, and Naples, FL
Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?
Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers and Naples, can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.