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Stem Cell Therapy For Your Brain…And It’s Free!

How would you like to undergo stem cell therapy that would target your brain? What if I told you there was a new stem cell program that will give your brain stem cells, enhance the growth and functionality of your brain’s memory center (the hippocampus), is totally safe and will cost you nothing?

It’s hard to imagine that anyone would pass this offer up, especially if they were at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

In a new study, just published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers from multiple institutions evaluated the impact of physical activity on the size of various brain areas, as well as risk for the development of Alzheimer’s. The study followed 876 elderly adults and revealed a powerful correlation between energy expenditure and the size of various important brain areas. Specifically, those who expended more calories (more aerobic exercise) actually demonstrated an increase in the size of various brain areas, meaning that stem cell therapy was turned on and was actually growing new brain cells!

The authors stated:

With the elderly population growing rapidly, a better understanding of preventive measures for maintaining cognitive function is crucial. Studies such as this one suggest that simply caloric expenditure, regardless of type or duration of exercise, may alone moderate neurodegeneration and even increase grey matter volume in structures of the brain central to cognitive functioning.

Cyrus A. Raji, MD, PhD, of UCLA, lead author of the study commented:

We have no magic bullet cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Our focus needs to be on prevention.

And this study concluded that simply engaging in aerobic activities, whether gardening, walking, biking or really anything that would raise heart rate, was associated with a 50% risk reduction for developing Alzheimer’s, a disease for which we have no meaningful treatment whatsoever.

So go out and get some exercise!

  • Lynn Dell

    Needed this today! Thanks!

  • Elói Ângelo

    Very good!

  • Eleanor Piper

    The email that links back to this page, the Read More link doesn’t work.

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  • Anne Luther

    The study was based on questionaires about exercise. Was it the exercise that increased the brain function? Or was it those who had poor brain function did not exercise because they did not feel well enough?

    Did they have an arm of he study where they made sure the participants were exercising and also showed an improvement in brain function?

  • Krikit

    Thank you!

  • Sandra Clagett

    Great article. I’m 70 and I get at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity 5 days a week. This is encouraging news.

  • maria

    Encouraging information. I do wonder about exercising in the city however. I like to cycle but Mother Jones had an article (in the last 6 months) linking Alzheimer’s to air pollution. They claimed that living near main travel corridors was linked to Alzheimer’s. Of course more affluent and more educated people may generally try to live in quieter neighbourhoods, so perhaps the link is exaggerated (in that perhaps what was being measured was not only closeness to main travel corridors, but also education and income level.) But I keep expecting to hear more about the air pollution factor. Even walking in the city involves inhaling bus fumes, car exhaust, etc. Those of us who enjoy walking and cycling are caught between a rock and a hard place.

    • Scott Clack

      You could consider wearing a filtering mask when you exercise in the city, if the pollution is bad enough. If you’re eating according to Dr. Perlmutter’s guidelines, you should consume more than enough antioxidants and cleansing/detoxing nutrients to squelch the pollutants.

  • Chuck

    So I’ve wondered about this for some time now. There are tons of 70+ year old long distance athletes (runners and cyclists) but I can’t find any studies on the rate of dementia with this group. It would seem like an easy and willing study group. Of course that doesn’t answer Anne’s point below: If you don’t have dementia you may have motivation to exercise vs exercising actually combating dementia.

    • Betty Pope

      Barry Sears an endocrinologist was working with Olympic athletes in the 1980s… and he still is. The Zone was his term for maintaining these athletes in peak performance with diet controlling their hormonal status while their training coaches guided their development as athletes. There is plenty of data on the relationship of exercise to retaining cognitive abilities.

  • Emmalee

    I have an uncle, 89, with dementia as well as arthritis in his feet…….what type of exercise would be helpful for him?

    • ron

      Probably none Emmalee. I am 82 and aerobic is too difficult for me, I can only go on short walks or slow on a treadmil. These excercises are for those few who are younger or have hereditary factors that enable them to do these more aerobic excercises. Most are in 70’s or less.

    • Betty Pope

      Emmalee: I am 88 and get my 150 min/wk of aerobic and strength (anerobic) on my recumbent tricycle. It can be done if you want to do it. Inspire your uncle if he can to commit to regular exercise. Dementias seem to be reversible in the early stages (ref Bredesen at UCLA, 2015-6) with diet and exercise.

    • Scott Clack

      Any form of movement, of his arms and legs, will help. it could be lifting cans of vegetables, or throwing/kicking a light ball around. There are many exercise routines for seniors that you see being done in gyms or community centres, where the participants are seated but they are moving – this qualifies as aerobic.

      • ron

        exercise yes, aerobic is more than movement, it’s increasing cardio for extended periods of time.

        • Scott Clack

          Gotta start somewhere. My interpretation of this person’s question is that her father wasn’t doing any exercise, or not much. I gave some simple starts, hopefully more can be added as they go. I definitely agree that sustained cardio is key.

  • Joe Ewanika

    Creating new neurons is referred to as neurogennisiss, that creates the new neurons,however you need to activate these new neurons in order to keep them and that is called neuroplasticity. Google these two terms to learn more

  • Douglas Deckner

    I’m 74 and have been riding my bike 5 to 11 miles a day. I actually didn’t feel that was enough because I was doing the same exercise over and over. I started going to the gym, 1 day working on arm and upper body, next day, legs and lower body, 3rd day bike riding. Hate to say that I hurt all over, bad back, trigger finger in all fingers, bad knees, COPD, but, mentally I feel great. That may sound odd, but it’s true. I feel more clear headed. I still sometimes lose words I’m looking for, BUT, I’m doing OK.

  • Bob Powell

    I didn’t know gardening was aerobic exercise. LOL But I suppose you can turn anything into aerobics if you get your heart rate up into the required zone.

  • MATT

    Explains, why, these who retire, and stop doing ANYTHING, die off/ become craycray, after a few months. spirulina, also stimulates the production of stem cells, in the brain.

  • Cc Wawa

    My mother is in the end stages of Alzheimer’s as was the case with her mother. My mother was a senior citizen jock. She exercised at a high level regularly. Genetics play a big role. Wish there was some real cure.

  • Patricia

    I have to say, that exercise is wonderfully beneficial. BUT, after working in a locked dementia ward of a nursing home, it seems that something else, such as diet or genetics has a greater effect on whether you suffer from dementia. People come in still running every day in the garden and it doesn’t seem to stay their dementia. My mother, who is now in the later stages of dementia, (who’s aunt had dementia) was quite active and her body was in good shape, but I see now that it started a long time ago. She was limiting her fats and carbs for many years, to try to stay slim for social reasons. I hope research finds something that actually does help most people, soon.

  • yvette soudani

    so how do you sign up for stem cell therapy?

    • David Perlmutter

      In this case, join a gym!

  • Jose Antonio

    I am 56 years old and in very good health, I have started to use their meal protocol. All very well doing weights exercise, but when I start cycling long routes (30-40 miles), at the beginning of the route everything is fine, but on a half-way my body calls for carbohydrates and at the end of the complete route is not I can recover without eating many high GI carbohydrates. Any suggestions?

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