Staying heart healthy can halt dementia

Getting old is for the birds. You ache more…and in places that you never knew you had… and some days your brain doesn’t exactly feel sharp as a tack.

It feels mushier than Cream of Wheat.

For years, we’ve been told that mental decline is just a part of the ageing process – as if forgetfulness was just something that showed up when we turned 50, like an AARP card.

But what if I told you that it’s possible to give your brain a boost and keep your memories intact – just by taking care of your heart?

That’s a two-for-one deal you should be jumping on.

According to a study from the University of Pittsburgh, folks in their 80s and 90s who had less calcium buildup in their arteries developed dementia much later than people who had the most.

Researchers tested 500 subjects, age 80 and over, annually for 15 years – drawing blood to measure calcium levels and performing cognitive evaluations.

Those who had no calcium deposits also had ZERO signs of mental decline for two years longer than people whose arteries were clogging up like old pipes. .

I don’t know about you, but I’d take another two years with my precious memories. I’d buy all the time I could get.

Now, you’ve already got plenty of reason to keep your heart healthy anyway. Atherosclerosis — the condition that arises when those calcium deposits harden your arteries – has been linked to heart attack, stroke, and heart failure.

And now we can add one more thing to that list: dementia.

First and foremost, I recommend a diet that’s based on natural, unprocessed foods like the Paleo diet, which is proven to help with diabetes, heart disease and more.

A daily K2 supplement  can halt the hardening of the arteries from calcium deposits if they’ve already started — and, in some cases, even reverse it.

And finally, try your best to get out there and stay active. You don’t have to spend hours on the treadmill, just make sure you’re moving in some way every day.

Wishing you the best of health,

Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Editor
Nutrition & Healing

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Source:

Healthier Arteries May Lower Dementia risk in Old Age – https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_157534.html

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