Mainstream medicine continues to embark on wild, expensive goose chases into many far-fetched causes of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
But they completely overlook non-drug approaches…including two MAJOR, science-backed, modifiable risk factors.
Worse yet, you never hear about them because there’s no drug to fix them.
Let’s get right to it…
Noise pollution can be detrimental to your brain
I recently came across two studies that clearly showed there’s a lot you can do…without taking a drug…to slash your AD and dementia risk.
For the first study, researchers followed more than 2 million men and women, ages 60 years and older, for more than a decade between 2004 and 2017.
It turns out, more than 100,000 people developed dementia and AD during that time. And the people who had more exposure to railway and road traffic noise had a 27 percent higher risk of developing dementia.
Furthermore, the researchers concluded that they could attribute as many as 1,216 out of the 8,475 cases of dementia registered in Denmark in 2017 to transportation noise alone.
The researchers said this increase in risk might relate to the release of stress hormones and sleep disturbances one often experiences when exposed to noise pollution. (Interestingly, railway workers do, in fact, experience some of the greatest sleep disturbances of all professions.)
And, of course, stress, hormonal imbalances, and sleep disturbances can ALL lead to changes in the immune system and increases in chronic inflammation—both of which contribute to the development of AD and dementia.
On a positive note, the researchers said reducing exposure to noise from railway and road traffic might help reduce the risk of the cognitive, memory, thinking and behavioral problems associated with dementia. They stated, “Expanding our knowledge on the harmful effects of noise on health is essential for setting priorities for implementing effective policies and public health strategies focused on the prevention and control of diseases, including dementia.”
Of course, in our modern, industrial society, noise pollution isn’t going away anytime soon. However, whenever possible, you should try to make informed choices about where you live and work to keep this modifiable risk factor as low as possible. In addition, try spending as much time as you can in the quiet of Nature. After all, some very powerful studies show spending time in Nature helps BOOST brain function.
Now, let’s move on to the second, recent study that looked at another modifiable dementia risk…
Early retirement linked to MORE cognitive decline
For this study, researchers looked at data on more than 20,000 U.S. workers aged 55 to 75 years. The participants underwent standard cognitive testing to measure memory and other brain functions between 1996 and 2014.
It turns out, people lost about 1 point overall on their cognitive scores between the ages of 61 and 67.
But delaying retirement until age 67 or older could help people retain some of their mental sharpness! In fact, the researchers estimated that people who delay retirement to age 67 reduce age-related cognitive loss by one-third. Plus, these brain-function benefits seem to persist for at least another five years beyond actual retirement!
Of course, these findings fall right in line with what I’ve been talking about for years…
Safe, natural approaches to prevent—and REVERSE—AD and dementia
Seven years ago, researchers with UCLA published groundbreaking clinical research showing that dementia could be reversed in nine out of 10 people who follow just a dozen simple lifestyle steps. Unfortunately, even though this research began in earnest years ago, most primary care physicians still don’t know about it.
So, before giving in to the mainstream headlines and resorting to any dangerous, ineffective mainstream drug, I urge you to become your own advocate and check out my Complete Alzheimer’s Fighting Protocol. This innovative learning tool includes all of the natural steps and nutritional advice used to fight and reverse AD, as outlined in the original UCLA protocol.
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