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7 tips that reduce the risk of getting Alzheimer's - voila! health

2023-01-26T06:27:16.984Z


Alzheimer's has become one of the leading causes of death in the last decade, and its prevalence will probably increase. Is it possible to stop the development of the disease, and if so, is it being done? A doctor explains


Dr. Noa Bergman explains what causes Alzheimer's, is there a way to prevent the disease, and how to treat someone who has already become ill (Walla system!)

Alzheimer's is one of the most difficult health problems today, mainly due to the aging of the global population, and some studies speculate that it has become the third most common cause of death.

Have you ever thought how much our lifestyle can affect our risk of Alzheimer's?

A recently published study showed that even in people who have the highest genetic risk for Alzheimer's, there are 7 habits that will reduce the risk of developing the disease.



what is the meaning of this?

That genetics does not determine your destiny.

By adopting healthy habits you can greatly reduce your genetic risk and even eliminate it.

So what should you do to reduce your risk of Alzheimer's?

Add vegetables to the menu.

Couscous with vegetable stew (Photo: AP)

1. Be sure to be active, and try to move as much as possible during the day.

Physical activity improves cognitive function and lowers the risk of dementia.



2. Do not smoke.

Smoking is a risk factor for many diseases, including Alzheimer's disease.



3. Make sure you have a healthy diet.

This means eating real and not industrialized food: food based on vegetables, fruits, animal products and healthy oils such as olive oil.

Completely avoid fast and processed foods, sugar, and industrial seed oils like canola oil and corn oil.

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4. Be sure to include wild sea fish in your diet

to provide yourself with enough omega-3 fatty acids that improve brain function.



5. Make sure you sleep well.

During sleep the brain gets rid of unwanted substances.

Think of it as clearing the garbage from the brain during sleep, and therefore good sleep is very important.

Give yourself at least 8 hours of sleep a night and make sure you have a comfortable bed and a dark and quiet room.



6. Adopt ways to reduce your stress

such as: deep breathing, meditation, going out into nature, and yoga.

In situations of stress, memory is impaired and brain function deteriorates, so it is important to properly manage stress.



7. Avoid exposure to toxic substances

such as: plastic dinnerware, chemical cleaning agents, and non-organic food that contains pesticides.



Dr. Dalit Dariman Medina is an expert in family medicine and integrative and functional medicine

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