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avoiding_alzheimers

Avoiding Alzheimer’s

Q: What are some ways to avoid getting Alzheimer’s?

A: Here are the fundamental keys for reducing your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease, a disease for which there is no treatment.

First, dramatically reduce your carbohydrate consumption while increasing your consumption of “good” fats like fish, nuts, seeds, and olive oil.

Second, get 15-20 minutes of aerobic exercise each day. This actually turns on the DNA in your genome that codes for the production of BDNF, basically the brain’s “growth hormone.”

Third, make sure you’re consuming at least 1000mg daily of the omega-3 DHA. Research clearly links higher DHA levels with reduced risk, not only for Alzheimer’s disease, but for other forms of dementia as well.

By David Perlmutter

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