BRAIN HEALTH
by G.P.McRostie

General information for the public.

Brain parts explained with an interactive diagram - explore the cerebrum, cerebellum and brain stem and their functions.
https://www.alz.org/braintour/3_main_parts.asp*


Inside the Brain: Unraveling the Mystery of Alzheimer's Disease (4:21)



Minding Your Mitochondria: Dr. Terry Wahls (17:46)

Dr. Terry Wahls learned how to properly fuel her body. Using the lessons she learned at the subcellular level, she used diet to cure her MS and get out of her wheelchair.

Alzheimer's is a result of brain starvation

1. The risk of Alzheimer's disease increases with physical injury by interfering with the cerebral spinal fluid and blood vessel circulation in and out of the brain. This can be treated with physical manipulation or acupuncture.

2. A minimum of 20 minutes continuous physical exercise a day increases blood brain circulation and brain health. Increasing levels of physical exercise improves the physical health of your brain statistically.

3. A Nutritional deficiency of green vegetables and healthy cholesterols increases senile dementia. A plate of green vegetables a day and a plate of coloured vegetables a day, wild caught fish and meat from field raised animals significantly lowers your risk of brain disease. Also, excess sugar consumption is the number one cause of Alzheimer's disease. See Metabolic Syndrome X on the <albionbiologic. co. uk website for further details about sugar plaquing on the walls of the arteries blocking transport of nutrients and oxygen from the blood stream into the brain tissue.

4. Toxic degeneration - from herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, chemicals, lead, aluminium in food; contamination from food packaging, and the environment.

5. Nitrate/nitrites found in bacon/ham/sausage and aspartic acid and MSG found in packaged foods are significant promoters of Alzheimer's. (Source: *http://www.rhodeislandhospital.org/services/alzheimers/memory-disorders/diet-and-dementia-toxic-preservatives-contribute-to-alzheimers-disease.html & http://www. j-alz. com/press/2009/20090706.html )

Alzheimer's disease, Parkinsonism, Multiple Sclerosis were virtually unheard of diseases until the 20th century. They have specific things in common; mitochondrial dysfunction is the key mechanism involved. We conclude that this is a result of societal changes of lifestyle, physical activity, food quality, environmental toxic exposure and accumulation. Some individuals will be more susceptible than others due to genetic variations involving hepatic clearance (particularly methylation, sulphation and acetylation chemistries) of heavy metals, pesticides, oestrogens, and viral mutagens. Epidemiologically more women, inhabitants further from the equator, and the farming population lead the numbers in these emerging degenerative syndromes.

See also powerpoint presentation "Herbs for Brain Health" by G.P. McRostie (PDF)

Further information to be added to this article.

 

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