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Key Dietary Strategies to Protect Yourself from Alzheimer’s

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  • Your diet has major implications for your Alzheimer’s risk. Diets high in carbohydrates, and diets low in healthful fats, lead to Alzheimer’s disease
  • Research from the Mayo Clinic shows that diets rich in carbohydrates are associated with an 89 percent increased risk for dementia. Meanwhile, high-fat diets are associated with a 44 percent reduced risk
  • Alzheimer’s is directly related to chronically elevated blood sugar levels
  • Women given cholesterol-lowering statin medication have a 44 percent increased risk for becoming a type 2 diabetic. Diabetes, in turn, doubles your risk for Alzheimer’s disease
  • Even if you’re already having “senior moments,” you can regenerate cells in your brain’s memory center. This occurs through a process called neurogenesis. Proper lifestyle choices are imperative for this recovery

By Dr. Mercola

Alzheimer's disease has become nothing short of epidemic in the US. Could it be that some commonly eaten foods are the primary culprit? According to neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter, author of the book Grain Brain, your diet has major implications for your Alzheimer's risk.


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