This article is copyright © Nils Osmar 2019.
The New York Times recently ran an article declaring that dietary supplements can’t help against dementia or Alzheimer’s. Their “evidence” was a study showing that some people who were given Vitamin E still developed Alzheimer’s.
Saying that supplements can’t help because one particular nutrient didn’t help in one study is poor reporting. It’s similar to saying that because one medication can’t cure pneumonia, no medication can. The truth is that there is evidence that what we eat, and the supplements we take, very likely can make a difference.
Many people are following a protocol similar to this, hoping that it may help:
- AVOIDING SUGAR FOR BRAIN HEALTH (including most fruit, and all fruit juice). Which sugars to avoid? And why? More info
- TAKING MAGNESIUM THREONATE along with vitamins D3 and K2. Why this form of magnesium? Why don’t other forms help the brain? More info
- TAKING B VITAMINS FOR BRAIN HEALTH Which ones? In what doses? More info
- TAKING LOW-DOSE LITHIUM along with PROLINE-RICH POLYPEPTIDES or colostrum. Why it works – what the evidence is – how much to take
- TAKING PHOSPHATIDYLSERINE and PHOSPHATIDYL CHOLINE (PS and PC) supplements (or eating foods rich in PS and PC, such as lecithin) Why it works – natural food sources – how much to take
- EATING BERRIES To lower your risk of dementia, make them a regular part of your diet. Why it works – what kind of berries to eat
- DRINKING COFFEE MORE INFO
- EATING HEALTHY FATS, LOW CARBS AND MODERATE PROTEIN.Why it works – what to eat
- AVOIDING BAD Fncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24440006ATS, including trans fats, soy oil, and canola oil. Which kinds of fats to avoid
- GETTING PHYSICAL EXERCISE, particularly HIIT (high intensity interval training).
- EATING A KETOGENIC DIET, at least part-time (being in ketosis at least part of the day) Why it works, and how it protects your brain
- PRACTICING INTERMITTENT FASTING (or occasional PROLONGED FASTING)
- DRINKING GREEN TEA
- COOKING WITH CURCUMIN or taking it as a supplement