Have you ever taken a walk and found it clears your head, stimulates some new thoughts, and makes problems appear more manageable?
I’m sure you have.
Walking improves blood circulation, including blood flow to the brain. The head receives one-third of blood supply. So — increasing the oxygen and energy it carries can help brain function.
Of course, the brain is connected to the body. And medical science thought they had the connections all figured for a century. But over the past two years, scientists found anatomical nerve, blood, lymphatic, and immune connections between the brain and the body that nobody knew were there before.
Plus, a new study shows that light walking can benefit the brain over a lifetime.
For this study, researchers recruited 38 older adults with vascular cognitive impairment. Each participant underwent brain imaging scans to evaluate cognitive ability and neural activity prior to the study’s outset.
Then, the researchers randomly divided the participants into two groups. One group walked for one hour, three times a week, for six weeks. The other group continued with regular activity.
People in the walking group improved brain activity and reaction times on cognitive tests. Plus, their brain patterns were consistent with patterns in people without cognitive impairment. Executive functioning — which involves planning, thinking and judgment — improved the most.
They also benefited from socializing with the others in the walking group along the way. Plus, walking, especially getting out into Nature, benefits mood and metabolism. It also helps prevent heart disease, Type II diabetes, obesity, and other health problems.
More natural approaches prevent and reverse dementia
You can take many other natural steps to prevent and even reverse dementia as well. A small study at UCLA was reported two years ago. Fully 9 out of 10 participants reversed dementia and returned to normal work and everyday activity after just a few months, using entirely natural approaches, such as small dietary changes and nutrient supplementation
This study was earth-shattering. And it should have made every headline for weeks. But unless you were one of my readers, you probably didn’t hear anything about it. Some integrative medicine physicians I know now offer clinical evaluations and protocols based on the UCLA dementia prevention protocol. And I will report further details about these new clinical offerings in my Insiders’ Cures newsletter. (If you’re not yet a subscriber, now is the perfect time to become one.)
However, I also know from my own research that the UCLA researchers left out several key steps. Plus, they did not get all the dietary supplements, combinations, or the doses, quite right.
Which is why I recently developed my own Complete Alzheimer’s Cure online learning protocol. It covers all the UCLA steps and much more. You can learn more about it or enroll today by clicking here.
Mainstream medicine’s failed theories and drugs put dementia patients on the road to nowhere. But thankfully, there are simple, natural steps you can take, starting today, to prevent and reverse dementia on your own.
“Aerobic exercise promotes executive function and impacts functional neural activity among older adults with vascular cognitive impairment,” BMJ Journals (www.bjsm.bmj.com)