HEALTH: A salad a day keeps dementia away?

http://www.newsweek.com/eating-salad-every-day-keeps-brains-11-years-younger-and-prevents-dementia-754256

EATING SALAD EVERY DAY KEEPS BRAINS 11 YEARS YOUNGER AND PREVENTS DEMENTIA, STUDY SHOWS
BY MELISSA MATTHEWS ON 12/20/17 AT 4:33 PM

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The study included 960 people, all between 58 and 99 years old and all without dementia. Everyone enrolled in the study was part of the Memory and Aging Project, which has been ongoing since 1979 at the Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Washington University. As part of their involvement in that project, participants completed questionnaires about their dietary habits over the course of nearly five years. Questions included assessments of how often people consumed spinach, salad, and kale, collards, or other greens. Participants also took yearly thinking and memory skill tests to gauge cognitive ability.

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That’s a prescription that’s easy to follow. Cheap insurance. And if their wrong, no side effects! My kind of medicine.

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INTERESTING: Prevent or alleviate Alzheimer’s for 15¢ per day?

http://nutritionfacts.org/video/treating-alzheimers-with-turmeric/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=treating-alzheimers-with-turmeric&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=treating-alzheimers-with-turmeric&utm_source=NutritionFacts.org&utm_campaign=48c47750f8-RSS_VIDEO_WEEKLY&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_40f9e497d1-48c47750f8-23479309

Transcript: Treating Alzheimer’s with Turmeric

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by Katie Schloer.

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There is a long list of compounds that of been isolated from turmeric, and it’s possible that each component in the mixture of curcumin-like compounds plays a distinct role in making it useful against Alzheimer’s disease, and hence a mixture of compounds might better represent turmeric in its medicinal value better than curcumin alone. But why concoct some artificial mixture when Mother Nature already did it for us with turmeric? Because you can’t patent the spice. And if you can’t patent it, how are you going to charge more than 15 cents?

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When we think of the devestation that Alzheimer’s causes, it would seem that “we” would have a “national experiment”?

Financially the Gooferment picks up the tab for custodial nursing home care when the victims go broke. Seems like a cheap and easy thing to try.

Even if it doesn’t work, the cost is trivial. $100 per year versus $100,000 per year.

Bottom line: if you can’t patent it, how are you going to charge more than 15 cents?

Argh!

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INTERESTING: Living longer?

http://www.impactlab.net/2013/07/04/109913/

July 4th, 2013 at 8:15 am
Top 3 challenges of longevity
in: Health & Fitness,Latest Trend,Science & Technology News

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In developed nations people are living longer. There are increases in life expectancy at birth ranging from 2.7 years in Greece to 5.1 years in Ireland, between 1990 and 2010.This longevity rise has been attributed to improving health factors, better lifestyles and medical advances. This is giving us reasons to celebrate, but what are the challenges of living longer?

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Money?

Nursing homes?

Dementia?

Cost of health care?

Seems that the Gooferment has really messed up pensions, Social Security, and now is aiming at health care.

Issue crossword puzzle books to everyone. Sudoku works for the Japanese.

Argh!

Money is a whole other issue. Keep working, slave!

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INTERESTING: Brain Exercises

http://www.newsmaxhealth.com/Brain-Health/Brain-Exercises-Not-Drugs-or-Vitamins-Prevent-Dementia-Study/2013/04/18/id/500171

Brain Exercises, Not Drugs or Vitamins, Prevent Dementia: Study
Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 12:52 PM
By Nick Tate

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“We encourage researchers to consider easily accessible tools such as crossword puzzles and sudoko that have not been rigorously studied,” he added. “The studies in this review that assessed cognitive exercises used exercises that were both labor- and resource-intensive, and thus may not be applicable to most of our patients.”

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I take my vitamins and do sudoko.

Cross my fingers!

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