Interesting Studies about Your Diet & Alzheimer’s
The brain dysfunctions of Alzheimer’s (ALZ) and dementia are of increasing concern to the US, as individuals, and to our healthcare leaders who see it as a coming tsunami. Most western countries share the same disheartening statistics. India, however, has an amazing 4.4 times lower incidence of Alzheimer’s than we do!
While lifestyle markers such as eating fewer calories and more physical movement are certainly to be considered, in the lower incidence of Alzheimer’s in India, scientists have zeroed in on a single factor that seems to rise above all others in the uneven equation and that is the frequent ingestion of curcumin, the dominant active ingredient in Turmeric (the spice that makes curries and mustards a brilliant yellow.)
Many studies have shown curcumin to be a brain boosting anti-inflammatory powerhouse with a host of other benefits to heart health, arthritis, depression, and cancer treatment and prevention.