Avoid These Drinks to Help Prevent Brain Shrinkage, Dementia, and Strokes


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Julie Fidler
May 26, 2017

One of the keys to keeping your brain nice and plump and in proper working order is avoiding soda – and not just the sugar-sweetened kind, either. Drinking sodas, whether regular or diet, is bad for brain health, 2 recent studies show. [1]

One study showed that people who drank diet soda every day were three times more likely to have a stroke or develop dementia over 10 years compared with those who didn’t consume any diet soda.

The second study showed that people who drank at least one diet soda daily had smaller brain volumes than people who didn’t drink any diet soda. The same study found that people who consumed more than two sugary beverages a day, such as soda or fruit juice, had smaller brain volumes and worse memory function compared with non-sugary beverage drinkers.

Study #1

For the first study, researchers interviewed about 43,000 people, age 45 and older, three times over seven years, and asked them whether they drank any diet or sugar-sweetened beverages. Toward the end of the study, the researchers started tracking the participants’ health for cases of stroke and dementia. This monitoring continued for 10 years.

During the monitoring period, 97 people had a stroke, and 81 developed dementia. Sixty-three of the 81 had dementia consistent with Alzheimer’s disease.

Read: How Diet Sodas Mess with Your Brain (video)

The scientists concluded that diet beverage consumption – but not sugary drink consumption – was associated with a higher risk of stroke and dementia over a 10-year period.

It’s not clear why; however, diet drinks have been linked in past studies to obesity and diabetes, which might also be linked with poor blood circulation. Circulation problems may increase a person’s risk of stroke or dementia because a constant flow of blood is necessary for proper brain functioning.

Source: The Washington Post

Study #2

In the second study, researchers looked at brain scans and results of cognitive tests conducted on about 4,000 people. Participants self-reported whether they drank any diet or sugary beverages, and if so, how much.

Researchers uncovered a link between the consumption of both sugary and diet drinks and smaller brain volumes. An additional link between the consumption of sugary beverages and poorer memory was found. All are considered risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, according to the researchers.

The team controlled for cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, blood pressure, and various other health and behavioral factors. [2]

As in the first study, the mechanisms behind the decline in brain volume and memory may be tied to poor circulation, as previous research has linked high sugar intake with diabetes and high blood pressure. Both conditions are linked to compromised blood circulation that may negatively affect brain health. [1]

Lead author Matthew P. Pase, a senior research fellow at Boston University, says of the results of the second study:

“Although we can’t prove cause and effect, these data suggest that we should be cautious about drinking sugary beverages. They’re empty calories that contribute to weight gain and metabolic disease.” [2]

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Sources:

[1] Live Science

[2] The New York Times

Another Warning for Diet Soft Drink Drinkers

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April 27, 2017

In this week’s natural news headlines, find out why consumers of diet soft drinks have another reason to be concerned. Also learn about the link between consuming animal protein and a serious health condition. And find out why how you get to and from work can have a big impact on your health.

DEA claims cannabis holds no medicinal value even as the federal government owns the PATENT on its use as a medicine

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L.J.Devon
September 6, 2016

For decades, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), of the herb cannabis sativa, has been at the top of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) hit list. This targeted plant and its natural properties continue to be classified as a schedule one drug on the DEA’s senseless drug scheduling system. Cannabis is listed alongside meth and LSD for having “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” The DEA is adamant about controlling cannabis, even at a time when state governments are decriminalizing it altogether and allowing for its use in medical treatments.

DEA refuses to admit that cannabis has medicinal value, despite widespread evidence to the contrary

In August 2016, the DEA was expected to reclassify cannabis or remove it from their hit list altogether; however, when decision time arrived, the DEA refused to remove cannabis from its highly schedule one drug status. Even though cannabis has become a vital part of cancer treatments and an effective treatment for seizures, anxiety, and glaucoma, the DEA stated that “science doesn’t support” cannabis as useful for any medical purposes.

Hypocritically, the federal government itself has filed a patent claiming that cannabis has useful medical purposes, including powerful “antioxidant properties.” The patent, filed in 1999 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, admits that cannabis is useful “in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.”

Government patents cannabis, admitting its powerful antioxidant properties

The 1999 cannabis patent, (code 6,630,507) was a government confession that cannabis wasn’t some brain damaging chemical, as it had been depicted through decades of brainwashing. In fact, the patent admitted that cannabis was a “neuroprotectant,” capable of reversing neurological damage. The patent confessed that cannabis actually reversed “neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia.”

With this patented knowledge coming out in the open in 2003, the DEA no longer had any justification to continue its war on cannabis and its war on the people who reap benefits from this natural medicine. But even seventeen years after the government admitted cannabis is a useful medicine, the DEA refuses to reclassify the plant as having multiple medical uses.

To reschedule cannabis, the government would have to give up control and admit they were wrong all along. For this rescheduling of cannabis to come about, the DEA would literally be declaring that all the lives they ruined, all the people shot and imprisoned, was all in vain. It’s hard to imagine the DEA laying down their pride unless the entire organization was shut down and/or given new priorities by a future president.

Science and medicine is rigged: don’t believe the official story

This decades-long censorship and control over one of nature’s fine, healing plants is a prime example of how everyone is being systematically lied to, top down, throughout many generations on what medicine and science is. This control over cannabis should wake everyone up to the fact that science and medicine is rigged, that knowledge on a multitude of natural healing substances is being suppressed. Americans should free themselves from this dictatorship of science and medicine by rejecting the synthetic chemicals they are told to breathe, inject, and swallow.

Don’t believe the official story. For optimal health, Americans should seek out the natural foods and medicines that work in harmony with the human body. This includes cannabidiols and other powerful antioxidants such as lutein, lycopen, betacarotene, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, selenium, and the list goes on.

Clean, effective science and medicine already exists freely in nature, without permission, without a prescription. There are dark reasons why cannabis is controlled the way it is today and this harsh reality serves as a reminder that the world is being lied to at the highest levels by a rigged, powerful system dominated by psychopaths who seek to control the truth and turn people against people in an intricate system of corruption and compliance.

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Sources include:
TheAntiMedia.org
GreenRushDaily.com
Google.com
MedlinePlus.gov

Acupuncture May Help Prevent Memory Loss, Study Suggests

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Anna Scanlon
August 16, 2016

Acupuncture may help those who are suffering from the early stages of dementia, a new study suggests. This stage, known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is somewhere between that of memory loss due to normal aging and memory loss due to dementia. This new study is one of the first that looks at the combination of Western and Eastern medicine, suggesting that acupuncture may work best if they are used in concert with one another. [1]

For this research, 568 people with MCI were studied. 288 received acupuncture whilst the remainder received nimodipine, a drug that is supposed to help reduce some of the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Three such studies were conducted in this way, while one studied the effect on the two when combined with one another. And while other studies had been done in a similar manner in 2011 and 2012, 5 out of 10 of them were not unsuitable for this current study. [1]

After poring over results of previous research and current research, it was concluded that those who participated in both acupuncture treatment and took nimodipine were most likely to perform well on mini memory tests than those who had received nimodipine alone. [2]

Those who participated in the study ranged in age from 26 to 94. In four of the trials, participants received acupuncture 3-5 days a week for 8 weeks, and in the other, received it for 3 months.

However, the participants did experience some side effects of the treatments. Namely, those who received acupuncture sometimes experienced fainting and light-headedness or bleeding from the site of the acupuncture wound. Those who took the nimodipine reported stomach upset and mild headaches.

While this trial does demonstrate that acupuncture can work well in conjunction with other treatments, the researchers have noticed several faults in the trial that make it inconclusive at this point. For example, those who conducted the experiment did not take the placebo effect into account. It was also neglected that most of the recruits for this study were in China, and therefore much more likely to believe that acupuncture therapy works, and in some cases, may actually prefer it to Western medicine.

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Sources:

[1] Science World Report

[2] EurkeAlert

Top 8 labels NOBODY reads even though the products contain neurotoxic and carcinogenic agents that cause severe health damage

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S.D. Wells
August 7, 2016

First, realize that you cannot count all the times you’ve read the label on food products to check for ingredients you did not want to consume. Some people have severe allergies to nuts, dairy, gluten, MSG or aspartame – and the list goes on. Other people just want to avoid processed and synthetic ingredients that damage health, deplete energy, or simply cause headaches and stomach aches. Some folks just don’t want to get fat so they avoid sugar, saturated fats, artificial sweeteners and hydrogenated oils. But what if you found out that most depression and anxiety is caused by toxins in food, water and medications?

Wow! What if you found out that most cases of autism, Asperger’s syndrome, dementia and cancer all come from consuming pesticides and injecting mercury and aluminum into muscle tissue, over and over again?

Why don’t medical doctors talk about this? They can’t. The AMA, FDA and CDC would shut them down, and medical boards would take away their medical licenses. Why is this information never publicized in the national media? Because the sponsors sell those chemicals in their products. How long has this been going on? Answer: 100 years. The AMA, FDA and CDC have been working in tandem to keep consumers blinded to the truth. Toxic food and toxic tap water drive people, over time, into the hands of medical doctors who know that their clients weren’t born sick and dying. It’s a money-making agenda that flies under the radar of most consumers.

The most insane part of it all is that most of the toxins are listed on the ingredients of foods, drinks and medicines, but there seems to be certain genres of these that go largely ignored, or trusted or both. Has the mass media simply brainwashed people into thinking that everything advertised on television and in newspapers is safe? We all know that fast food is horrible for your health, yet there are no ingredient lists printed on those packages – and why not? Would you even read them if there were?

It’s time to adjust your personal “radar” controls and start detecting all the poison out there. It’s easy. All you have to do is read the labels on everything that you do not read right now. Never assume anything sold in America is safe to eat, drink, put on your body or inject into it. You don’t have to be allergic to something for it to cause health detriment in the long run. Filter chemicals from your daily intake, and you filter disease and disorder from your life. It’s as simple as that.

Here are the top eight labels nobody reads, even though neurotoxic and carcinogenic agents that cause severe health damage are printed right there in plain sight!

#1. Flu shots: Influenza vaccines often contain shocking amounts of mercury (listed as thimerosal), MSG, formaldehyde (embalming fluid for the dead) and aluminum (major cause of Alzheimer’s disease).

#2. Vaccines: The MMR vaccine has been implicated as a major cause of autism, and the HPV vaccine causes girls to go into anaphylactic shock and comas. Watch out! Read the vaccine package insert ingredients and warnings and you’ll probably never consider a toxic jab of any kind again!

#3. Artificial sweeteners: Yes, they are synthetic. Watch out for aspartame, sucralose and sorbitol, the toxic trio that cause IBS, anxiety and depression.

#4. Sunscreen and suntan lotions: What better way to give yourself skin cancer than to block out the healthy vitamin D from the sun and lock in body toxins by spreading more toxins all over yourself. Watch for parabens, phthalates and petroleum!

#5. Desserts: Sure, desserts are about enjoying some sweet, delicious foods, but that doesn’t mean that sugar has to contain pesticides. Avoid GMO, artificial food dyes, artificial sweeteners and corn sugar (HFCS) at all costs. Eat organic desserts or make your own using quality ingredients.

#6. Mouthwash and toothpaste: Here is a key area where the manufacturers love to trick everybody. Watch out for toxins like fluoride, artificial sweeteners and bleach.

#7. Diet foods: Take the “die” out of your diet and never eat artificial sweeteners; they make you hungrier, anxious, depressed and fat! Imagine that. They do the exact opposite of what they are advertised to do. Read the labels.

#8. Salad dressings, including some organic ones: Yep. Organic canola and organic soy are oxymorons. No soy, unless it is fermented, should be consumed by humans. Also, canola comes from rapeseed, which is toxic to all animals – even if it’s organic. Avoid canola oil at all costs. Choose organic olive oil and organic coconut oil as your alternatives here.

Pretend you’re allergic to everything that’s not natural, and watch your health, energy and intelligence skyrocket

Read every single label and every single ingredient on everything you consume, and filter out every chemical you can find. If you can’t eat it, it doesn’t belong on your skin, hair or nails either. You shouldn’t have to inject medicine into muscle tissue to build immunity. Immunity comes naturally from consuming organic foods, herbs and superfoods. Ask a naturopathic physician to run a hair (or urine) analysis for you to determine if you have allergies to certain ingredients or vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Nothing kills immunity and health faster than consuming pesticides, so avoid genetically modified foods at all costs.

Sources for this article include:

TruthWiki.org

TruthWiki.org

TruthWiki.org

NaturalNews.com

NaturalNews.com

New Science Confirms That Eating Curry [With Turmeric] Prevents Dementia

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Sarah Landers
July 28, 2016

As reported by The Telegraph, eating curry at least once a week may help you to prevent dementia, according to new research published in the Journal of Nutrition. The study by Australian scientists shows that a weekly hit of spicy food will keep your mind sharper for longer.

Turmeric has been identified as the most important and beneficial component, and is an ingredient used in almost every curry – from your mild and creamy kormas to extra hot and spicy vindaloos. Great news if you are a lover of spicy food – but what exactly is it about turmeric that helps prevent dementia?

Dementia and turmeric

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., and more than 5 million Americans are currently living with the debilitating disease. Even more terrifying is the fact that one in every three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or a similar form of dementia.

There is no known cure for the progressive disease, but scientists have found that there are various superfoods and natural remedies that can help slow down or prevent the development of the condition. The health benefits of turmeric are numerous, and it is thought that this spice alone is powerful enough to replace your entire medicine cabinet. The main component in the spice – curcumin – is thought to fight liver damage, cirrhosis, Parkinson’s, various types of cancer and now, dementia.

Curcumin is believed by scientists to block rogue proteins called beta amyloid, which clump together and destroy neurons, as reported by The Telegraph. The scientists at Edith Cowan University in Perth studied 96 participants aged between 40 and 90 over a period of 12 months. Some of the participants were given a daily placebo, while others were given curcumin pills.

The scientists then tested various verbal and memory skills, and found that those taking the placebo suffered a decline in mental function after only six months, while those taking curcumin saw no decline.

According to The Telegraph, there is already evidence revealing a lower prevalence of dementia and better cognitive function in cultures where curry is a staple part of diets. Curcumin therapy has also been trialed in animals.

Dr. Laura Phipps of Alzheimer’s Research UK is reserving judgment. She said: “Some studies have produced limited evidence very high doses of curcumin – much higher than might be normally found in foods like curry – could have some impact on memory and thinking skills, but large-scale clinical trials will be required before researchers can fully assess any potential benefits.”

Foods to avoid to prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

If you are keen to minimize your chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease, you should avoid eating the following foods:

  • Foods high in aluminum: This additive is used in almost everything, including cheese, cake mixes and milk formulas. Aluminum is toxic to brain tissue, and has been linked to the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Foods high in artificial sweetener aspartame: This sugar substitute has been linked to brain tumors, seizures and dementia.
  • Foods high in mercury: These include farmed salmon, rice and high-fructose corn syrup. Long-term exposure to this toxin may produce Alzheimer’s-like symptoms.
  • Foods high in artificial flavoring diacetyl: This has been linked to dementia, and is a major component in snack foods such as buttered popcorn and beer.
  • Foods that contain a lot of preservatives: Monosodium glutamate accelerates cognitive decline and is contained in almost all processed foods, according to Top 10 Grocery Secrets.

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Sources include:

Telegraph.co.uk

Top10GrocerySecrets.com

Alz.org

Alz.org

Science.NaturalNews.com

Nourishing your body with superfoods including cilantro, mint and spinach helps ward off Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

Superfoods
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J.D. Heyes
June 23, 2016

Millions of Americans are stricken with dementia and Alzheimer’s, while millions more are concerned that they, too, may some day develop these conditions, which currently have no traditional medical cure.

Fortunately a great deal of research on natural and alternative treatments that can either stave off or improve dementia has been conducted and continues to be undertaken, and what scientists are discovering is no less than amazing.

For instance, simply improving your diet and adding key superfoods like blueberries and cilantro will dramatically improve your chances of keeping dementia at bay. But, as long as we feed our bodies with toxins and prepackaged foods and substances devoid of nutrition, our chances of getting dementia increase exponentially. Avoiding certain compounds and substances is also important in staving off dementia and Alzheimer’s.

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Detoxification is key; adequately removing toxins like heavy metals requires the ingestion of certain superfoods. These include cilantro, chlorella, spinach, cabbage, asparagus, ginger root, mint, parsley, turmeric, sesame seeds, almonds and garlic, to name just a few.

Mercury, lead, cadmium and arsenic are very common heavy metals, and we are exposed to some or all of them nearly every day of our lives, and sometimes at every meal. From foods to household chemicals and other items, from our tap water to dental fillings in our mouths, 99 percent of all chronic diseases and illnesses come from a combination of a lack of clean eating and proper nutrition, and toxic pollutants that constantly have to be filtered out of our bodies by our various organs. Eventually, when toxic metal levels get high enough and are left untreated, they begin causing chronic illness.

Our main organs that detoxify our bodies naturally are the liver, kidneys, lungs and skin. The superfoods mentioned above go a long way towards helping the body accomplish its detoxification tasks. These superfoods will draw the heavy metals out of your bloodstream and organs, soft tissues and muscles, and prevent free radicals from polluting your system, and triggering chronic health conditions (like dementia).

These conditions are entirely preventable, if caught early enough, and we shouldn’t allow the traditional medical system to feed us the lie that our conditions are mostly “genetic” and therefore irreversible.

Consider, for instance, that around 15 million people are currently taking some form of statin drug. Per a recent entry in Truthwiki: “With the use of statins there is a GREATER RISK of coronary vessels developing obstructive coronary heart disease. Ironically, according to the FDA’s own adverse event reporting system, at least 40 of every 10,000 statin reports are for interstitial lung disease. Statins prescribed to the elderly is causing a 9% increase in diabetes, early-onset cataracts and insulin resistance. Then it’s the plaque–the calcified plaque and the coronary calcium–it continues regardless of statin treatment.”

How many people actually know that? How many healthcare providers actually know that?

As for heavy metals and the development of Alzheimer’s, TruthWiki also notes:

“Western medicine doctors work hard to convince patients that nearly all disease, disorder and sickness is genetic, including Alzheimer’s, somehow inherited from our parents and passed along to the children, so the doctors are “needed” for regular checkups, regular visits, and regular chronic, costly care. Most people believe anything and everything their doctors tell them, but the truth is very far from this regarding Alzheimer’s disease–namely its root causes and the ‘end results.’ Plaques in the brain and hardened arteries can lead to Alzheimer’s and strokes, but there is much more to the diagnoses and examinations of the brain and the pollutants that contribute to disorder and severe malfunction of cognition.”

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