I recently came across the results of a study on dementia conducted by researchers with the University of Pittsburgh. The researchers traveled to a small, remote town in India in an attempt to uncover why these particular townspeople lived to a very old age — and without dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
But the Pittsburgh researchers didn’t come up with any answers.
Of course, they could’ve saved themselves a lot of time and money by looking at the obvious. Even the three Magi from the East — who were traveling by starlight across the desert on this very night thousands of years ago — probably even knew the answer to this modern medical mystery.
I’ll let you try to figure it out for yourself…
Men and women in Ballabgarh live to old age without brain impairment
This rural village in northern India is called Ballabgarh. There, both men and women have surprisingly low rates of Alzheimer’s dementia. In fact, these residents have some of the lowest rates of dementia ever recorded. And their rates are less than one-third of the rates you’d find in an equivalent small town in the U.S.
According to a recent BBC report, “As the sun sets into the far horizon in Ballabgarh, the elders of the village make their way to their regular meeting spot to exchange stories and share a traditional hookah pipe. These men are in their sixties and seventies, while their faces bear the evidence of years of hard work in the fields, their minds are still sharp.”
(Apparently, as I’ve discussed before, regular smoking didn’t prevent them from becoming elders…)
The Pitt researchers investigated all of the usual suspects to figure out what causes these exceptionally low rates of dementia. First, they engaged in a futile search for a “magic gene” that would explain the mystery. Of course, that quest didn’t pan out any better than it does for the genetic “causes” of — or “cures” for — other common diseases.
Then, the researchers looked at a battery of other factors, such as: cholesterol levels, blood pressure, activity levels, thyroid function, and even literacy rates.
But nothing solved the riddle…why did these people live so long without dementia?
And why did these University of Pittsburgh researchers travel across the world… just to return, scratching their heads?
The answer reveals itself when you look at the one factor these researchers failed to consider…
Answers hiding in plain sight
Most people in this rural, traditional town regularly cook with turmeric — the golden spice of India. It belongs to the ginger family, another medicinal spice of the East, also popular this time of year.
As I’ve told you before, turmeric is the world’s most versatile healing spice. It’s been featured in more than 6,000 scientific studies and has been shown to have more 600 benefits.
Specifically, turmeric has been shown in major studies to prevent and reverse depression, Type II diabetes, heart disease, and even certain cancers. It also helps with wound healing.
When it comes to turmeric and brain health, the science is particularly compelling…
One major review of several scientific studies looked specifically at the effect of turmeric on Alzheimer’s disease. The evidence was so powerful, researchers predicted that this golden spice from the East, “will lead to a promising treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.”
Of course, the potent polyphenol curcumin gives turmeric its golden yellow hue. As elsewhere in botanical medicine, brightly colored pigments typically signal a plant’s powerful biological activities. In other words, the more vibrant a plant’s color, the stronger its health benefits.
Many natural products on the market contain just isolated curcumin. But isolated curcumin only delivers a small fraction of turmeric’s benefits. And it leaves all the other beneficial parts of the golden spice “on the table,” so to speak.
Many other studies, over several decades, show that whole turmeric has some pretty hefty health benefits, as I explain in the upcoming January 2018 issue of my Insiders’ Cures newsletter. (If you’re not yet a subscriber, now is the perfect time to give — or get — Insiders’ Cures for the holidays.)
Furthermore, while mainstream medicine continues to waste time and money going down research rabbit holes, you can learn about natural medicine’s most cutting-edge treatments, like turmeric, to treat Alzheimer’s and ensure complete brain recovery. It’s all in my comprehensive online learning protocol, the Complete Alzheimer’s Cure. To learn more, or enroll today, simply click here.
So, over the weekend, as you prepare for a festive holiday feast, make sure to sprinkle some turmeric on your meat and vegetable dishes. It will add a little color and kick to your dishes. And your brain will benefit too!
“Indian village may hold key to beating dementia,” BBC (w.news.bbc.co.uk)
“The effect of curcumin (turmeric) on Alzheimer’s disease: An overview,” Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2008 Jan-Mar; 11(1): 13–19
“Incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in a rural community in India: the Indo-US study,” Neurology. 2001 Sep 25;57(6):985-9