Can higher levels of an omega 3 fatty acid reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease?

Can higher levels of an omega 3 fatty acid reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
In this study the researchers measured blood cell (RBC) status of DHA which is an objective measure of long-term dietary DHA intake (Sala Vila A, et al. 2022). DHA is one of the omega 3 fatty acids. They also examined the association of RBC DHA as it related to Alzheimer’s...
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Factors affecting cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease that you can change.

Factors affecting cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease that you can change.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
Research has found associations between neuroinflammation and oxysterol (oxidated cholesterol) levels on autopsies of the brains of patients who had Alzheimer’s disease (Testa G, et.al., 2016). These results strongly support the association between changes in oxysterol levels and Alzheimer’s disease progression. LDL are the particles that easily get oxidized, and...
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Can the plant substance Berberine help prevent Alzheimer’s?

Can the plant substance Berberine help prevent Alzheimer’s?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
Berberine has been used extensively in traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of various diseases, including diabetes and dementia. The following is a laboratory study performed on cells. Since berberine has shown to be neuroprotective, the research was conducted to investigate if berberine could be helpful in treating early stage...
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What can food do for your brain?

What can food do for your brain?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  Depending on the type of food, you can either get benefits like protection from memory loss, or you may increase your risk for memory loss. For the following study, the researchers investigated the Mediterranean-like diet and how it relates to cognitive function and biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease (Ballarino T,...
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What are the most common risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease?

What are the most common risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  The following research analyzed 243 observational studies and 153 randomized controlled trials to document ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease (Yu GT, et al., 2020). The researchers found 10 suggestions with strong evidence. These were the areas: Education, cognitive activity, high body mass index in late life, high homocysteine levels,...
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More tools to keep your nervous system and memory function well.

More tools to keep your nervous system and memory function well.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  Advanced glycation end-products are considered potent molecules capable of promoting neuronal cell death and participating in the development of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease (Bittencourt LS, et al., 2014). Advanced glycation end-products can be formed several ways. Elevated blood glucose can cause the glucose to react with protein...
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Research shows how to reduce neuroinflammation and potentially help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

Research shows how to reduce neuroinflammation and potentially help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  Berberine a plant compound has shown several health benefits. The following are some interesting examples of that. Berberine suppresses neuroinflammatory responses through activation of the AMP-activated protein kinase (Lu DY, et al., 2010). AMP-activated protein kinase is an enzyme involved in energy metabolism. Berberine has shown to inhibit proinflammatory...
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Does reduced circulation in the brain increase the risk for Alzheimer’s disease?

Does reduced circulation in the brain increase the risk for Alzheimer’s disease?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
  Every tissue in the body needs nutrients including the brain and the nervous system.To deliver an optimal amount of nutrients to the tissue, we need a vascular system thatprovide good circulation.Atherosclerosis and stenosis of the vascular system will decrease blood circulation.The following research investigated the impact of intracranial arterial...
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