Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s disease

Vitamin B12 deficiency increases the risk for Alzheimer’s disease


(NaturalHealth365) Of all the vitamins and minerals we need in order to stay healthy and avoid getting sick, Vitamin D and C sure get a lot of attention. But Vitamin B12 is an essential player in several functions in the body, as well – and being deficient in it can increase your risk for Alzheimer’s disease later on in life. Unfortunately, Vitamin B12 deficiency is far more ... Read More »

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Heartburn drug warning: New study links PPIs to Alzheimer’s disease


(NaturalHealth365) Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are one of the most widely used prescription medications used today to treat heartburn, and GERD. In fact, more than 15 million Americans were using prescription PPI drugs back in 2013. This means that an average of $10 billion dollars was spent on these drugs in 2013 alone! Got heartburn? Be warned – PPIs don’t ... Read More »

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Stop Alzheimer’s disease with curcumin


(NaturalHealth365) Alzheimer’s disease has reached epidemic levels in the U.S.  More than 5 million Americans over the age of 65 are currently afflicted with Alzheimer’s, and this number is expected to rise to 13.8 million by 2050.  But, today, we have some good news about the brain-protective potential of curcumin. Alzheimer’s is the leading cause of dementia in older Americans ... Read More »

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Researchers find Alzheimer’s begins in the brain 30 years before any symptoms


(NaturalHealth365) Science is beginning to unravel the mystery of Alzheimer’s disease and what they are discovering is alarming.  Researchers now believe that Alzheimer’s disease begins with changes in the brain as much as 30 years or more before symptoms begin. This shocking revelation comes at a time when the aging of the Baby Boomer generation means Alzheimer’s is expected to ... Read More »

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Plant compound found in herbs can help treat depression, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease


(NaturalHealth365) Scientists have uncovered more strong evidence that a naturally occurring plant compound found in herbs and other plant-based foods could give brain neurons the boost they need to improve brain health.  The results could be a natural and effective treatment for such conditions as Alzheimer’s disease, depression and Parkinson’s disease, among others. Using a naturally occurring substance known as ... Read More »

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Vitamin D deficiency substantially increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia


(NaturalHealth365) Dementia is one of today’s biggest health challenges for older adults. There are currently 44 million cases around the world, and this number is expected to triple by the year 2050. An estimated billion persons around the world now have low vitamin D levels, which has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.  In fact, a major study has ... Read More »

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The link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s


(NaturalHealth365) There are a lot of reasons to brush and floss on a regular basis. But now scientists at research facilities in many areas of the world say they have found a link between unhealthy gums and Alzheimer’s disease. Lakshmyya Kesavalu, an associate professor in the College of Dentistry at the University of Florida, joined with a team of international ... Read More »

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Alzheimer’s disease linked to common viruses


(NaturalHealth365) While everyone has misplaced keys from time to time, this type of forgetfulness is normal. On the other hand, forgetting your child’s name or how to tie your shoe is a serious neurological problem called “Alzheimer’s disease.” While it is the most common form of dementia, it also has the most potential for damaging the brain’s neurons. Changes in ... Read More »

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New research: Over the counter drugs linked to Alzheimer’s disease

(NaturalHealth365) A new study led by Professor Shelley Gray of the University of Washington School of Pharmacy, and published on January 16, 2015 in the JAMA Internal Medicine Journal, has revealed a previously hidden link between the use of some common over-the-counter drugs and Alzheimer’s. The danger drugs pinpointed by the study are all part of the class of over-the-counter ... Read More »

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Saffron shown to help Alzheimer’s disease patients


(NaturalHealth365) Saffron is one of the world’s most exotic and expensive spices. Besides its culinary prowess, it is a powerful healer with a long history of use as a medicine dating back to ancient times. Thankfully, modern science is finally catching up and realizing the therapeutic effects of saffron on memory and mood. Real proof that saffron improves memory One ... Read More »

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Horse sense: Equine therapy helps dementia patients

(NaturalHealth365) In the movie “28 Days,” in which the act of gently persuading a horse to lift its hoof functions as a recovery milestone for inpatients of a drug and alcohol rehab, actress Sandra Bullock attempts the task over and over again. When she succeeds, her smile lights up the screen. The movie may be pure Hollywood, but the scene ... Read More »

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Breastfeeding awareness month reignites the debate

(NaturalHealth365) If you weren’t aware, we are currently in the midst of World Breastfeeding Week (WBW). Kicking off August 2013 Breastfeeding Awareness Month with seven days devoted to the theme, “Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers,” – global organizations have united to highlight breastfeeding peer counseling. According to WBW official website, The Peer Counseling Program is a cost effective and highly ... Read More »

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