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What You Eat Helps You Beat Alzheimer's

More reports than ever are surfacing about all the good a modified diet can do, not only to extend your life, but to beat the growing epidemic of Alzheimer's, expected to affect an estimated 16 million Americans by 2050.

One study suggests a diet high in saturated fats and cholesterol increases the amount of beta amyloid, a toxic brain protein leading to Alzheimer's. Two others suggest a Mediterranean diet or drinking red wine can be beneficial in lowering your Alzheimer's risks too.

As always, however, there are important caveats to such research. For one, saturated fats in addition to polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats do have a place in the diets patients are naturally adapted to consume, meaning they aren't as evil as the "experts" would have you believe.

And that glass of red wine does contain resveratrol, a natural and beneficial polyphenol also found in grapes and peanuts, as well as alcohol, a neurotoxin that can poison your brain, meaning it's better to avoid it altogether.

Your best bet for reducing your Alzheimer's safely: Follow the regimen of natural steps I outlined recently that include following the Total Health Program.

USA Today October 16, 2006

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