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Preventing Alzheimer’s with Lifestyle Changes

By Michael Greger M.D. ecomii.com
July 25, 2016
File under: Alzheimers Disease, Health Concerns, Healthy Eating, Mental Health

It’s safe to say that Alzheimer’s disease research is in a “state of crisis.”

For the past two decades, over 73,000 research articles have been published, yet little clinical progress has been made. The reason a cure may be impossible is because lost cognitive functions in Alzheimer’s disease patients are due to fatally damaged neuronal networks, and dead nerve cells cannot be brought back to life.

Consequently, replacement with new brain cells—even if it were technically possible, cannot be done without creating a new personal identity. One may live, but is it really a cure if their personality is lost forever?

Developing drugs that try to clear out the plaques from advanced degenerated brain tissue therefore makes about as much sense as bulldozing tombstones from graveyards in an attempt to raise the dead. Even if drug companies figured out how to halt further disease progression, many Alzheimer’s victims might not choose to live without being able to recognize family, friends, or themselves in a mirror. …read more of Preventing Alzheimer’s with Lifestyle Changes here

 
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Plant-Based Eating – Good for Body and Mind

By Sherry Brooks ecomii.com
June 3, 2013
File under: Healthy Eating, Mental Health, Vegan

We go to great lengths to be happy.  We try so many things, most of which bring misery and lasting negative side effects, in the end.

Perhaps you recognize your quest for elusive happiness in some of these behaviors. Do you overspend, overeat, social climb, work too long, or as a majority of adults do . . . medicate with prescription mood stabilizers. There is a better way.

If you would like to discover how to sustain a constant state of peace and joy, naturally try eating a delicious diet of plant-based foods for a week.[1]

It really is easy, but if the prospect seems too difficult, consider the alternative.  Life is short and wouldn’t it better to go through it in a relaxed and happy state of mind with healthy relationships?

I saw a tweet that seemed pretty profound, “People ask me if it’s hard to be a vegan and I answer that it’s harder not to be.” Truly. …read more of Plant-Based Eating – Good for Body and Mind here

 
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