Lou’s Look

All of us know (or know of) people with Alz or Dementia. You may not have it ,,,,,, until you actually have it, then it’s too late.Dead nerve cells cannot be brought back to life.“Incurable but preventible” ….. interested?


Dementia and ALZ are two crucial issues that affect people worldwide. The World Health Organization reported that 55,000,000 have dementia. Of those with dementia, 60–70% have Alzheimer’s disease 


Alz is a progressive brain disease in which abnormal protein deposits build up in the brain, causing brain cells to die. The illness is best known for causing memory loss, but it also has other debilitating effects on the body, and can affect people’s ability to move and eat by themselves. THERE IS NO CURE for the illness. Over the last 20 years, 73,000 research articles (about 100/day) have been published on the disease. 


AND – Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.


Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women. Of the 6.5 million people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s in the United States, 4 million are women and 2.5 million are men. This represents 12% of women and 9% of men age 65 and older in the United States. Contrast that with traditional plant and grain-based diets of rural India, only 3%.


ALZ in Japan shot up due to shift from rice and veggies to McDonalds etc, and 3x the dairy and 6x the meat from before a large shift to American food. In the U.S, those who don’t eat meat (incl. fish and poultry) appear to cut ALZ risk in half.Striving to keep your brain sharp by music/crossword puzzles/ new language, etc? That’s not the point …… Brainy people still get ALZ. Doing so allows you a ‘reserve’, called cognitive resilience, which allows you to delay ALZ, but won’t slow amyloid buildup over your brain.
Dr. Alzheimer described his findings as “The larger cerebral vessels show arteriosclorotic change”. He was describing the hardening of the arteries inside his patient’s brains. Hardening of the arteries is not just about the heart, but also of the brain. = Cardiogenic Dementia”.

Your brain is only 2% the weight of your body, but consumes 50% of the oxygen you breathe.The amount of blood circulating in your brain is about a quart a minute. (!) If you choose to harden your arteries with the Standard American Diet “SAD”and lack of exercise = reduced blood (and therefore oxygen…. think about that)…… Think about that! Some experts are calling for ALZ to be reclassified as a vascular disorder . So … diet and mental exercise are important, sure, but the single most important way to prevent Alz is……………… physical exercise. Just start at 150 minutes/week. (Not hard to do- just walk [the dog] every day for 21 minutes. I average 440/ minutes / week exercise) So – where do we stand here?……… You can have a doctor prescribe some dope, but they will admit that it won’t make you better. Remember – once you have dementia or Alz, there is no return trip ticket to use. Your job RIGHT NOW now is to do everything you can to stay out of the clutches of this problem…..


REPEAT AFTER ME:Alzheimer’s Disease is incurable but preventible …….. How to prevent?
#1 in importance: World-wide stats prove aerobic exercise improves blood flow, improves memory performance and helps preserve brain tissue. #2 (lesser) in importance: ”Vegetables, lugumes (beans, peas, lentils) fruits, and whole grains should replace meats and dairy products as primary staples of the diet.” Special anti-oxident pigments in berries and dark-green leafies make them the brain foods of the fruit and veggie kingdom. “People who drank fruit and veggie juice regularly have a 76% lower risk of ALZ. (Also use green tea, tumeric).





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