I turned to Sanoviv Medical Institute for their recommendation for this disease. First allow me to share a little background about this well respected institute.
Sanoviv is a fully-licensed hospital that offers a unique blend of conventional, alternative, and integrative programs to help maintain your good health and to treat a wide range of diseases.
Instead of treating just symptoms as is done in traditional medicine, Sanoviv uses “Functional Medicine” which addresses and treats the underlying causes of disease.
Sanoviv’s Dietary Recommendations
D.K. Mayo clinic HealthLetter had additional tips for Alzheimer’s prevention. Those tips include:
“Evidence keeps accumulating to strongly suggest that whether you develop cognitive decline isn’t just a roll of the dice. There are steps you can take-both earlier in life and later in life- to change your odds of developing cognitive decline.
Recent research highlights several of those steps, which may help you chart a path toward cognitive resilience.”
After researchers evaluated participants in a clinical study they found several factors that appeared to increase risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
One was having a certain genetic predisposition. Others included having high blood pressure at midlife and in later life, having depressive symptoms, having greater levels of cardiovascular disease and having a greater amount of chronic disease.
“No matter your age, researchers suggest preventing or addressing health issues as best you can. Most important is a healthy diet, regular exercise and not smoking. Also it is very important to get high blood pressure under control to reduce MCI risk. Reducing your risk of type 2 diabetes or keeping it under controls particularly important. Diabetes at any age, but particularly early in life, is a strong risk factor for MCI and Alzheimer’s disease.”..Mayo Clinic
How can we possibly decrease our MCI risk??
Mayo has some recommendations:
- Artistic pursuits….painting, drawing and sculpting. Performed at midlife and later in life, reduced MCI risk by more than 70%
- Crafts….woodworking, pottery, ceramics, quilting or sewing. Performed at midlife and later in life, this reduced MCI risk by 45%
- Social activities ….. theater, movies or concerts, going out with friends, and travel. Performed at midlife and later in life, this reduced MCI risk by 55%
- Computer use….using the internet, sending email and online shopping. Performed later in life, reduced MCI risk by more than 50%
- Try something new….educational or artistic classes or learn a new type of exercise. Learn a new technology or explore a new foreign culture
- Focus your attention….Don’t just let your mind wander all the time. Develop ways in which you can focus your attention throughout lather day. Notice things and focus on what you can learn from them.
- Don’t give up…..If you have been doing something mentally stimulating since midlife, keep doing it. Maybe you are not in your previous form, but perhaps you will grow in a new direction with experience and wisdom gained with age
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” Helen Keller