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Can You Prevent Alzheimer's?

You may not be worried about having to deal with Alzheimer's right now, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be aware of what Alzheimer's can do to your health.

Alzheimer's is a progressive mental deterioration that occurs in middle- to old-age due to the degeneration of your brain. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse with age.

Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease; however, there is a lot of research looking into ways to prevent and counterbalance Alzheimer's.

Non-traditional research has uncovered oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, insulin resistance, infections and inflammation as major pathological processes involved in Alzheimer's dementia. Counteracting them with targeted nutrients may offer hope in preventing this devastating disease.

There are some ways you can counterbalance these mechanisms including monitoring your oxidative stress. Making sure your stress levels within your brain are not constantly reacting is crucial.

Taking specific antioxidants can help minimize free radicals which can cause unwanted stress. The first antioxidant is pregnenolone, a hormone that is involved in the steroidogeneis of pregestogens.

The second is turmeric, a root powder spice that is known for fighting infections and healing other ailments. Using turmeric can help fight stress in your brain as well. 

What are some other steps you can take to prevent Alzheimer's disease?

Dr. Mike shares five steps to preventing Alzheimer's, as well as why this is beneficial to your health now and in the future.