Issue #298 April 16, 2015
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Today, Sylvia Booth Hubbard explains the 4 factors that affect your cognitive function. What a surprise! One of them has to do with the thyroid. I had to chuckle at the idea of getting your doctor to prescribe a low dose desiccated thyroid for cognitive issues. I have a difficult time getting my doctor to prescribe it for my thyroid, not to mention by memory!
MIND: Lifestyle Plan Beats Alzheimer’s
By Sylvia Booth Hubbard
Infections. Infections leave everyone feeling fuzzy-headed, he says, and can push cognitive function “over the edge” in dementia patients. He recommends treating all infections, including those of the bladder, gut, and sinus.
Nutrition. Dr. Teitelbaum recommends a daily multivitamin containing 500 mcg of B12 and at least 400 mcg of folic acid, 200 mg of magnesium, 2000 IU of vitamin D, and 50 mg of the other B vitamins. He recommends eating three to four servings of salmon or tuna weekly, which supply the same amount of omega-3s found in eight to 16 fish oil capsules. He also suggests taking curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric.
“Alzheimer’s is 70 percent less common in India than in the U.S., likely because of the large amounts of curcumin that are used in curries and other Indian dishes,” he says. “Animal studies show it dissolves the amyloid plaques that are found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.” He recommends one to two capsules a day of a highly absorbable form of curcumin called BCM95.
Drugs. It’s no secret that drugs are often overprescribed in the U.S., and their side effects can cause confusion and other problems. “Medication side effects are a very common cause of mental decline,” says Dr. Teitelbaum. If you suspect a drug is causing problems, ask if you can suspend taking it for three weeks and see if you improve. “Substituting other medications or close monitoring can usually allow this.
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