Protect Yourself From Hereditary Conditions
Hello Everyone! If you have been told that you have the markers for Alzheimer’s disease, I am sure you will feel frightened by this. It doesn’t mean that you will automatically develop Alzheimer’s disease, though.
You have the power to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
It’s a bold statement, but as with any condition related to chronic inflammation, which Alzheimer’s is, you can protect yourself from disease.
For this post, I will tell you some facts about Alzheimer’s disease and why and how you can help yourself avoid getting Alzheimer’s disease. Share with anyone fearful of developing Alzheimer’s and anyone who cares for someone with early-onset cognitive decline. It may just make a world of difference in their lives.
Inflammation Drives Progression Degenerative Diseases
Doctors used to regard amyloid plaque lodged between brain nerve cells and tangled tau protein fibers that form within the cells as a marker of Alzheimer’s disease. What they found, though, is that this is an occurrence in aged brains even when Alzheimer’s disease is not present. This, on its own, was not enough to cause Alzheimer’s.
It was then discovered that sustained chronic inflammation, which is neuroinflammation in the brain, drives the progression of age-related degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. The interaction of sustained inflammation with amyloid pathology unleashes tau growth, and this causes widespread deterioration.
Lifestyles Drive Alzheimer’s Risk
It is more prevalent now than 100 years ago because our diets and lifestyles are different, and we are exposed to more toxins. For instance, we are doing extreme things to our bodies (eating inflammatory chemicals, following trendy unhealthy diet regimes, etc.), which drives up chronic inflammation.
Gut Health Is Linked to Brain Health
What we eat contributes to chronic inflammation, putting us at risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Gut health is paramount to brain health. Our guts contain bacteria that can influence what happens in the brain.
Sleep and Neuroinflammation
How we sleep contributes to the risk of developing neuroinflammation, which can drive neurological diseases. Sleep is promoted through this lifestyle, and we have a section for Insomnia for extra support. You might like to read: What Happens If You Don’t Sleep Enough?
Movement Affects Our Brains
Movement affects our brains. Oxygen is supplied to the brain when we exercise. Anti-inflammatory exercise is the best way because some exercise increases cortisol in the body, which creates more inflammation in the brain and the body.
The more blood supply gets to the brain through anti-inflammatory movements, the more nutrients reach the brain. Plus, any debris gets carried away. Check out Brain, Gut & Movement in the Masterclass Series.
Stress Response Inflames Our Bodies
Stress is a massive factor in sustained inflammation in the body and brain. Some stress is out of our control, and what we do in response can cause damage. We can do a lot to reduce the effects of stress and how we deal with stress. Stress relief practices done regularly are essential for good health. Check the Lifestyle Guide, Members.
How we think can contribute to chronic inflammation. You can incorporate thoughts that can reduce inflammation.
Blood-brain Barrier Damage
An unhealthy diet, lifestyle, and toxins we are exposed to cause chronic inflammation. It is this that damages the blood-brain barrier (BBB). This is how toxins from our blood get into the brain.
We can encourage the development of our hereditary diseases by living an inflamed lifestyle. We can reduce our genetic expression by living an anti-inflammatory lifestyle, controlling (as much as possible) what we expose ourselves to, and limiting the risk of hereditary disease.
Reduce Brain Inflammation
An anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle will reduce inflammation in the body and brain. Absorption is maximized once chronic inflammation is reduced, and your brain benefits from the nutrient-rich diet. This nutrient-rich, varied, and delicious diet is paramount for gut-brain axis health and is rich in vitamins that optimize brain function. Gut health and brain health are explained more in the post:
Brain Food For Studying and Focus.
How Long Does Protection Against Alzheimer’s Take?
In weeks, you can dramatically change your genetic expression and reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. If you are as consistent as possible (I advise an 80/20 on this lifestyle), you give yourselves the best protection possible.
Start the 6-Week Reset, and then follow Daily Goals and the monthly planner in the Reboot & Revive section under Lifestyle Guide to make your meals, shopping lists, meditations, exercises, and snacks for each day easy. Remember that the recipes are ‘family and friends’-friendly! Here’s a couple of tasters: Moroccan Burgers & Paleo Banana Matcha Muffins. Also, check out the Mental Wellness section.
Reverse Early Onset Cognitive Decline
If early onset cognitive decline is detected, you can dramatically change the outcome with the Eat Burn Sleep lifestyle.
My final advice is to start protecting yourself as soon as possible. Don’t live with that fear anymore. You can protect yourself from developing inflammatory diseases like Alzheimer’s and look and feel years younger by doing so!
I wish you a wonderful day, and excellent health, as always!