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Close to ½ Million Canadians Suffer from Dementia and Alzheimers!!

November 3, 2015

Close to ½ Million Canadians Suffer from Dementia and Alzheimers!!

64% of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia consists of many symptoms including:
•Loss of memory
•Changes in judgment and reasoning
•Changes in mood
•Changes in communication and behaviour

Gingko Biloba is an ancient tree that has been around for thousands of years. It has a long history of medicinal properties originating in Asia. Recent European studies on the effects of Ginkgo Biloba have proven its arterial dilating properties. It is shown to increase micro-circulation between blood and single cells. Regular use of can have dramatic effects on the brain function, ears, eyes, skin and other vital organs as it opens up the arteries allowing for more blood flow. In the brain, the increase blood flow helps support good cell health which improves memory and mental performance. Improvement can also be seen in the relief of headaches, vertigo, dizziness and ringing in the ears. One caution, Gingko Biloba cannot be used together with arterial dilating medicines, blood thinners.

MCT Oil, Medium Chain Triglycerides, has had great success in combating the progression of Alzheimer’s. The body digests MCT oil differently than other fats. MCT is not stored in the body as fat, the liver converts it directly to ketone bodies, and are then available for use as energy. Because the brains of people with memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s are unable to utilize glucose properly, MCT oil provides an immediate source of energy for function. Studies have shown 20 grams a day of MCT oil can help to quickly recover memory and cognitive function. Starting with 1 teaspoon per meal and increase dose slowly over a week or more. The goal is to 4 to 6 tablespoons per day.
L-Glutamine, an amino acid (protein), is one of the two major fuels for the brain. L-Glutamine is known to scientists and the “fountain of youth”.As people get older, or, at an earlier age, less active, they consume less protein food, or they consume food high in sugars and fats, and high in denatured proteins. This reduces the consumption of L-glutamine. As the immune system and the digestive system are the main protective components of the body, reserves of L-glutamine are minimal to these areas. This causes muscle and tissue wasting, and also reduction in mental function.
Other Tips to Improve Memory
•Eat a high protein breakfast
•Increase omega 3 fatty acids
•Decrease package, processed foods
•Decrease animal proteins and dairy
•Decrease refined sugars
•Eat plenty of fresh fruits, especially berries
•Eat plenty of vegetables, especially iron-rich ones
•Increase vitamin b intake throughout the day, supplement at each meal
•Drink lots of spring water
•Keep the mind and body busy

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