Alzheimer’s Disease: Understanding the 6 Primary Threats to Brain Health

Alzheimer’s Disease: Understanding the 6 Primary Threats to Brain Health

Alzheimer’s disease is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Knowing this, it may come as a surprise to learn that only 16 percent of seniors are given cognitive evaluations during their routine medical check-ups.

Until recently, forgetfulness, lapses in judgment, and difficulty reasoning or solving problems have been thought to be a natural part of the aging process. Science is now coming to understand that what we often call “senior moments” are being caused by a downsizing of the brain’s neural network. These reductions within the brain can lead to Alzheimer’s disease.

Read the original article posted on Senior Outlook Today.

Tzatziki Salad & Sauce

Tzatziki Salad & Sauce

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cucumber
  • ¾ c.  coconut milk yogurt- plain & unsweetened (Coyo brand or your favorite brand)
  • ¼ c. Primal Kitchen mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp. dried dill
  • 1 Tbs. basil, cut in ribbons
  • 1 Tbs. mint, minced
  • 2 Tbs. chives, minced
  • ½ tsp. Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice
  • Fresh cracked pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

Slice cucumber into very thin slices on a mandolin, or with a knife.

In a medium-size bowl, toss cucumbers with lemon juice, salt and pepper.

In a small bowl combine remaining ingredients, then fold the herbed yogurt mixture into the cucumbers. Enjoy as a side dish with perfectly grilled kebabs!

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Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 eggplant, medium size
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp spice hunter Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Tbs. tahini
  • 3 TBS lemon juice
  • 3 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. parsley
  • ½ tsp red pepper chili flakes

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Slice eggplant in half lengthwise. Brush eggplant with avocado oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Put eggplant & garlic cloves in the oven and let it roast for 20 minutes.

Remove eggplant from oven & let cool for 10 minutes. Place eggplant (with the skin on) & garlic in a blender or food processor with the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth. Garnish with extra parsley and serve.

Enjoy with fresh-cut vegetables or perfectly grilled kebabs!

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Kofta Kebab

Kofta Kebab

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound 85% ground beef
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  •  2 cloves chopped fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  •  1 teaspoon sumac
  • 1 teaspoon ground green cardamom
  •  1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • salt/pepper

DIRECTIONS:

Pre-soak 16 wooden skewers in water for at least 1 hour prior to grilling.

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Using your hands, fold the spices and herbs into the meat mixture until very well combined.

Divide the meat mixture into 1/4 cup portions (about an average handful of the meat mixture) and press onto the skewer in a log shape.

Grill the kebabs until completely cooked through or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Remove the kebabs from the grill, cover with foil and allow them to rest for at least 5 minutes prior to serving.

Serve with grilled vegetables, baba ganoush & tzatziki salad & sauce for a delicious meal.

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Q&A with Dr. Candice Hall – What is Functional Medicine?

Dr. Candice Hall is bringing her knowledge of functional medicine and nutritional based healthcare to the Keiro Symposium on Oct. 5th. As their keynote speaker, Dr. Hall will discuss the value of treating the contributing factors and causations of chronic and degenerative diseases, not just treating the symptoms. 

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Dr. Hall specializes in functional medicine which focuses on using integrative therapies to put the patient at the center of their treatment plan. Functional and integrative medicine aims to restore and manage a patient’s health and wellness across an entire lifespan. We address a broad range of physical, nutritional, emotional, mental and environmental influences that can be negatively impacting one’s health.

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By shifting the focus off of the disease and redirecting our efforts towards the patient, Dr. Hall has found it leads to improved health in the long term. Our collective goal is to find the source of the problem and provide lasting wellness through personalized healthcare solutions and achievable lifestyle changes.

Five Ways to Shift the Direction and Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Candice Hall recently published an article on shifting the direction and progression of Alzheimer’s Disease on ThirdAge.com.

It is estimated that 5.8 million Americans are living with the effects of Alzheimer’s dementia. With a new case developing every 65 seconds, that figure is expected to surge to 7.1 million people by 2025.

People who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease experience a progressive escalation of symptoms that increase like the temperature of a pot of water over an open flame. The most common manifestations include memory loss, challenges solving problems, difficulty completing tasks, misplacing things, general confusion, and mood swings. When these signs reach a boiling point, it’s often too late to address them with any hope of long-lasting success.

However, there is hope for cases that are diagnosed and managed with early, customized treatment programs. Research has identified that combining the foundational tools of a keto diet, exercise, brain stimulation, sleep, and supplements is a useful way to start shifting the direction and progression of the disease.

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