While no one wants to get sick or suffer from a chronic illness, the unfortunate reality is that many people will have to battle cancer, autoimmune diseases, and cognitive disorders and other ailments in their lifetime. If you ask the majority of people what state of illness worries them most, you will hear a resounding answer —Alzheimer’s (Dementia) or other neurodegenerative disorders.
Two of the primary neurodegenerative disorders are Dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
The “tangles” in the Dementia brain become unattached and disrupt the communication in the brain. Excessive plaque buildup causes oxidative disruptions to the brain, and coincide with the tangles that are present. This plaque is known as atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis can occur anywhere in the body, but once it ravages the brain, the patient will most likely experience many symptoms of forgetfulness and changes in personality, especially in the short-term memory region of the brain.
Although the cause is unknown, the main effect of Parkinson’s disease is the cell death of neurons in the substantia nigra area of the brain. Neurons are nerve cells that produce the neurotransmitter, dopamine, which send signals to the brain that controls movement and motor skills. In the brain of a person suffering from PD, dopamine is significantly decreased as the disease progresses.
How can you help your body fight off these neurodegenerative disorders?
Keeping our bodies as chemical-free as possible is a good start to staying healthy. Chemical-free means purchasing organic, toxin-free soaps, lotions, room sprays, candles, foods, and drinks. Chemicals are everywhere in our environment, so trying to eliminate them as much as possible is critical for staying well.
Getting the appropriate amount of rest is critical for your brain’s and body’s wellbeing and regenerative functioning. Recent studies conclude that poor sleep patterns can contribute to early cognitive decline and the onset of dementia. If you’re having trouble breathing while sleeping, the lack of oxygen can also
lead to cognitive issues. Trying an all-natural nasal spray like Xlear (with Xylitol) may be helpful if you’re suffering from sinus congestion. However, it’s best to get a sleep study done, if you think you have sleep apnea.
A diet high in antioxidants is critical for neuroprotection. Foods like fruits and vegetables, dark chocolate, ancient grains, legumes, garlic, cold-water fish, and eggs are the key to keeping you healthy overall.
Neurodegenerative disease states are typically caused by inflammation in the body. Omega 3 Fatty Acids are well known for their capability as a potent anti-
inflammatory. Creatine has proven to show signs of neuroprotective properties, as well as CoQ10.
B vitamins are continually touted for their effect on protecting specific areas of the brain, as well as Vitamin C. Green tea, curcumin, ginger, and garlic all have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in both supplement form and whole food form.
Warding off Neurodegenerative Disorders
Eating a nutritious diet, such as the Mediterranean or Dash diet provides essential nutrients for the brain’s health. There have also been many studies on high doses of IV vitamin C and antioxidant therapy that help to protect cognition. Adding supplements to your routine is beneficial to make certain you’re getting all of the valuable sources that your diet may lack.
Staying social is also an impactful method to keeping your brain active. Along with socialization, staying physically active is imperative to keeping your oxygen-rich blood pumping and warding off disease states.
When you decide to add supplements to your diet, it’s imperative to seek out the highest-quality brands and discuss your concerns with an expert in nutrition. For Goodness Sakes Organic Market owner, Joe Wallen, a certified nutritionist, licensed by the state of Florida, opened Sakes Market in 1984. For Goodness Sakes main priority is meeting your nutrition needs and educating the community. With an incredibly well-educated staff, they provide an affordable approach to staying fit for a long and healthy life.
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