Aerobic Exercise Slows Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease

In a study that would seem definitive in Alzheimer’s prevention, researchers looked at a group of randomized clinical trials conducted over a period of 13 years with subjects at risk of, or diagnosed with, Alzheimer’s, and found that participants who exercised had better cognitive abilities. According to Ary News, participants who engaged in cardiovascular (aerobic) exercise had the most improved brain function.

We shouldn’t really need a reason to exercise, as the benefits are many. But with dementia and Alzheimer’s becoming a literal epidemic — affecting an estimated 5.4 million Americans — every minute counts when it comes to prevention. It’s long been suggested that exercise can trigger a change in the way amyloid precursor protein is metabolized, thus slowing down the onset and progression of Alzheimer's. Exercise also increases levels of the protein PGC-1alpha, which contains a protein that lessens the toxic amyloid protein associated with Alzheimer's.

Diet is also a foundational prevention and treatment strategy, and eliminating wheat, refined carbs and sugar from your diet would be a wise start due to the toxic effects they can have on your body, including your brain. To this end, one truth that most people fail to recognize is that fat avoidance and carbohydrate overconsumption are at the heart of the Alzheimer’s epidemic.

To deal with this, you need to reassess what you’re eating, and learn to eat healthy fats and stop making carbohydrates the heart of your diet. Essentially, this means burning fat for fuel, as becoming an efficient fat burner not only helps prevent Alzheimer's but also Parkinson's, coronary artery disease, diabetes, cancer and other chronic health conditions.

An important and fascinating side note here is the findings of Dr. Dale Bredesen, a UCLA researcher who, by leveraging 36 different healthy lifestyle parameters, was able to reverse Alzheimer's in 9 out of 10 patients. This included the use of exercise, ketogenic diet, optimizing vitamin D and other hormones, increasing sleep, meditation, detoxification and eliminating gluten and processed food.
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