Is Your Diet Putting You at Risk for Alzheimer’s and Dementia?
Today’s NB explores some unsettling stats about brain deterioration…And shares one powerful spice that you can use to help protect yourself now and as you age.
According to Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, MD, co-directors of the Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University, leaders of the Healthy Brain Course, (and previous speakers in the Food Revolution Summit)…
Over 90% of Alzheimer’s cases can be prevented with simple changes to diet and lifestyle. 
A lot of attention has been paid – and money spent – on pharmaceutical drugs, supplements and exotic “superfoods,” but the real superfoods turn out to be remarkably accessible and affordable.
The foods that can make the biggest difference to the greatest number of people offer critical minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, flavonoids, polyphenols, and a host of other important phytonutrients that are good for your brain.
They don’t just fight Alzheimer’s in the long term — they also support your memory and your mental function starting right away.
Our friends at Food Revolution Network have put together a list of the top eight superfoods that have been found to provide brain-boosting benefits.
Recent studies have shown some of these superfoods can be critical to the prevention, and in some cases reversal, of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
One such superfood comes in the form of the ‘golden’ spice, turmeric.
Turmeric has been popular in India for more than 5,000 years, and is widely thought to be one of the primary reasons why both India’s rural and urban populations have among the lowest rates of Alzheimer’s disease in the world. 
The plant’s orange color comes from a polyphenol, a micronutrient with antioxidant activity called curcumin, which, as it turns out, is something of a miracle compound. Many studies have demonstrated curcumin’s ability to prevent and even help reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as other forms of dementia.
Curcumin may also help aging blood vessels to relax and increase blood flow to the brain.
Best of all, it’s easy to incorporate turmeric into your diet! Turmeric is a flavorful addition to sauces, curries, stir-fries, and casseroles. But, you’ll get better curcumin absorption if you combine turmeric with some black pepper and a bit of healthy fat.  Enjoy it often in as many ways as you can.