by Kimberly Allen R.N.
According to the World Health Organization there are over 18 million people with Alzheimer’s disease world wide. The US accounts for 25% of all diagnosed cases of Alzheimer’s disease despite the fact that it accounts for only 4.6% of the world’s population.
There is no known cause for Alzheimer’s though there continues to be research into the causes. There are numerous theories on why people get Alzheimer’s in their old age – most of them point to nutrition (or lack there of) and metals. Different studies have shown certain vitamin deficiencies contribute to Alzheimer’s disease while others have studied the effects of certain metals.
Good nutrition and living a healthy active lifestyle are always the best way to prevent disease, but they should also always be the base in any health treatment plan. Numerous studies and research have shown that a diet high in fish and poultry along with nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Increasing certain vitamins like E, B12, and folate as well as the omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids help keep the brain healthy. While increasing these nutrients is important it is just as important to reduce certain things in your diet, especially saturated fatty acids like those found in dairy products and red meat.
There are also numerous herbs that have been used to improve memory and treat alzheimer’s disease. Qian Ceng known as huperzia serata is a Chinese herb know to iprove memory. It is also the source for huperzin A. Studies have shown that a significantly high number of patients with Alzheimer’s disease demonstrated increased clear headedness, improved memory retention and language ability. Ginko Biloba has long been known and promoted as a memory booster. Studies have demonstrated that Ginko Biloba improves the blood flow in the brain in the brain improving brain function. Researchers in Europe found that people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease as well as other forms of dementia showed significantly improved memory after taking Ginko Biloba for 6 weeks. Their memory continued to steadily improve, dramatically increasing their ability to learn over the next 5 months taking ginko biloba. There are several other herbs currently being research for their ability to improve the symptoms of Alzheimer’ disease including balmic and sage, curcumin and tumeric.
Ayurveda is an ancient form of medicine that has been using herbs to treat disease for thousands of years. In Ayurvedic medicine they combine different herbs that will create the compound needed to treat a specific illness. ClariMind is a combination of 8 of the most potent brain rejuvinating herbs available and it is backed up by clinical studies. Formulated in the correct amounts ClariMind has 268 natural polynutrients that enhance memory and concentration, counter negative impacts of stress, engender tranquility and inhibit natural deterioration of your brain. This natural treatment has been doctor approved.
Research into causes and treatments for Alzheimer’s disease are ongoing and though they show great promise there is still no known cure. Wanting to use whatever means are currently available to treat this devastating illness is understandable, but before starting anything new it’s always important to research any treatment you are considering and discuss it with your doctor. Most doctors are willing to work with their patients incorporating conventional treatments with alternative and homeopathic treatments.
Kimberly Allen is a registered nurse with an AND in nursing. She has worked in ACF, LCF and psychiatric facilities, although she spent most of her career as a home health expert. She is now a regular contributor to HealthAndFitnessTalk.com, dispensing advice and knowledge about medical issues and questions. You can reach her with any comments or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.