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Alzheimer's Disease and Inflammation:The potential advantages of the anti-inflammatory and the anti-aging diet

Posted on August 23, 2014 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (1274)

 

 

 

Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a disorder where abnormal brain proteins collect and disrupt normal thinking is recognized as having inflammatory components. (1-3) Remember, inflammation happens when you get a thorn or splinter under your skin—and it happens because the thorn or splinter isn’t supposed to be there—inflammation is one of the ways the body gets rid of foreign objects or proteins. In AD, the “thorn” is the co...

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Vitamin C/Sodium Ascorbate: The Original Antioxidant, and Still One of the Best

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (673)

How does Vitamin C/Sodium Ascorbate reduce inflammation?

 

Vitamin C/ascorbate was one of the first anti-oxidants described and one of the first to be used to prevent and treat disease (scurvy). Technically, an anti-oxidant is a substance which inhibits or slows the oxidation of another substance. Oxidation is the chemical process that, for example, produces rust and occurs in a campfire. An anti-oxidant “sponges” up substances called free radicals—these ar...

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So, how do omega-3 fatty acids REALLY work?

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (734)

 

 

We’ve talked a lot about how fatty acids “work” to minimize inflammation. We’ve talked about how the COX enzymes use omega-3 fatty acids to make anti-inflammatory substances. We’ve talked about increasing the amounts of omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation. But, none of that explains, what in science is called, the “mechanism of action” or MOA. Having an idea of the mechanism of action is like having an idea—an...

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Chronic disease and diet- what can it mean for me?

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (474)

 

 

The statistics are alarming - in the US, 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease and 50% have at least two….70% of all deaths can be attributed to one of four chronic diseases—cancer, stroke, diabetes or heart disease …almost 25% of those 60 years old and up have diabetes…over 75% of ALL the money spent in US healthcare is spent on chronic disease—all of which are preventable, yet only 1%--that’s right—1% goes t...

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