Dementia and alzheimer’s – how to avoid it.

Dementia is a group of symptoms. Dementia isn’t a disease. It’s a group of symptoms that affect mental tasks like memory and reasoning. Dementia can be caused by a variety of conditions, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s disease.

Face blindness, can’t read clocks, loss of sense of time, erratic sleeping, loss of dexterity, can’t dress, can’t do buttons up, getting lost are all symptoms of dementia. This happens to millions and millions of people around the world today. It’s a tragedy of silent holocaustic proportions that has become accepted as normal and natural and that we can’t do anything about it as there is no cure for it – at least that is what the big pharma control media would have you believe.

5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and another 16 million – husbands, wives, children, and friends are care givers.  One in eight seniors have it  — and it’s the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. As rates go up, so too does the concern about our ability to care for growing numbers of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Until a cure for Alzheimer’s is discovered, researchers emphasize precautions younger people can take now that may ward off or delay the chance of developing the disorder. From staying active to eating a healthy diet to just being social, there are a number of moves you can make to minimize your Alzheimer’s and dementia risk. But the right foods will help you prevent it – vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, the same foods that help fight diabetes and heart disease will also keep your brain strong and memory sharp. Eat right to fight Alzheimer’s.

Help exercise your right to a healthy mind – depressions, smoking and weight gain have also been linked to the development of dementia. Staying fit and in shape has been shown to improve depression symptoms, help you stop smoking and slow down weight gain – so start walking, running, swimming, cycling, or hit that gym!

Food for thought – your brain is affected by what you eat – so stick to a vegan diet rich in healthy protein and healthy fats, and rich in omega 3’s and antioxidants to protect your gray matter.

Learn something new – keep yourself stimulated by challenging yourself with learning something new every day. Keep your brain active by multitasking, organising, interacting, communicating. Learn a new language, learn to play a musical instrument, read more, challenge yourself to memorization games, crossword puzzles etc.

Some top super foods that help fight dementia and alzheimer’s:

Coconut oil – coconut oil is loaded with MCT’s (medium chain triglycerides), from which the body makes ketones. Ketones are helpful as back up fuel for brain cells – use pure virgin, organic, coconut oil.

Blue berries and other dark berries. (antioxidant’s)

Ginger. (antioxidant’s)

Green tea. (antioxidant’s)

Colourful fruits and vegetables.


Beans. (B – complex)

Green peas. (B – complex)

Oranges. (C)

Limes. (C)

Lemons. (C)

Sweet peppers. (C)

Strawberries. (C)

Cantaloupes. (C)

Tomato. (C)

Broccoli. (C)

Whole grains.


Sweet potato.

Flax seeds.

Leafy greens.

Avocado. (E)

Nuts – particularly almonds and walnuts. (E)

Spinach (antioxidants, A, K, folic acid, iron)

Sunshine – (D)

The foods that you eat have a lot to do with keeping your brain ‘young’, alive and alert – the best way to do that is through a well balanced vegan diet – eat from your rainbow. Avoid dementia, avoid alzheimer’s, keep your body clean, live long, love life. Go vegan. Preventative natural medicine is always recommended before finding a cure.

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