Healing through education, nutrition and exercise instead of medication
714-841-3932

Archive for the Alzheimer’s Category

A Bold New Experimental Treatment for Alzheimer’s Dementia

Alzheimer’s Dementia is a neurodegenerative condition that affects five million Americans in 2014. In fact, a third of seniors will die with the disease or another type of dementia (1). The cause is unknown, but over time the brain cells begin to fill up with waste products

Read more

Which foods are good sources for Omega 3s?

Under the right circumstances, our body transforms Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) into other omega-3s, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). However, even if we consume large amounts of plant-based ALA, our body converts ALA into EPA and DHA at a “very low ratio,” and only when there is a satisfactory supply of

Read more

DHA: An Essential Brain Food

When NASA scientists began their search for the perfect space food for astronauts, they turned their attention to marine algae. What they discovered was that algae was a rich source of the fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). The result of their investigation produced a nutrient dense food

Read more

Hopes for new Alzheimer’s drug dashed

A major trial of a drug to treat mild dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease has ended in failure. Patients on solanezumab did not show any slowing in cognitive decline compared to those treated with a placebo, or dummy drug. The results of the trial were much anticipated

Read more

Lifting weights could make you more intelligent, study suggests

Regularly lifting weights could make you more intelligent, a new study of people with the early signs of dementia suggests. A group of people aged 55 to 86 with ‘mild cognitive impairment’ – a precursor of Alzheimer’s disease – were asked to carry out a mix of

Read more

Eating Seafood Lowers Risk Of Alzheimer’s Brain Changes

Here’s another reminder to eat more fish. Research shows that regularly eating seafood was linked to a lower risk of brain changes typical of Alzheimer’s, especially in those at higher risk of the disease, according to a new report. And even though swordfish and other types of

Read more

Dr. Oz: Ketogenic diet boosts weight loss, can prevent cancer and Alzheimer’s

Dr. Mehmet Oz said the low carb, high-fat ketogenic diet can accelerate weight loss, boost fat-burning, enhance brain power, and prevent diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s on the May 18 episode of the Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Oz’s guest was celebrity fitness expert Drew Manning, who

Read more

Studies on Alzheimer’s, MCI-Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Ketosis

Funny thing is, not even a month ago I was commenting over at Dr. Parker’s Diabetic Mediterranean Diet blog that there weren’t really any studies about ketogenic diets and Alzheimer’s and dementia.  There were a few case reports that it was helpful, to be sure, but nothing much

Read more

Types of Omega-3 Fats

The simplest omega-3 is called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). ALA is primarily the plant-based polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA). A wide variety of plant foods contain small to moderate amounts of ALA. Flaxseed, chia, hemp, walnuts, spinach, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, mustard seeds, kale, romaine lettuce, summer and winter squash, and

Read more