Pearls of Health

The old adage, “Use it or lose it” is true even in dementia prevention. Studies have shown a lower risk of dementia in people with the highest “cognitive reserve,” defined as those with more education, literacy and those involved in more stimulating mental activities like reading, playing games and those attending classes. The Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging followed 239 people for eight years; average age 57 years old, with normal cognitive functions at the beginning of the study.

At the study’s end those persons with the highest cognitive reserve had the lowest risk of Alzheimer’s symptoms, regardless of their beta amyloid levels. Other factors that are important in dementia prevention include: optimal sleep, eating 11 servings of fruit and vegetables (berries were reported to be especially good), 4 servings of grains, 2 servings of beans and nuts, and limiting fats and sugars. So for better health, stay mentally and spiritually engaged! (Source: Nutrition Action Health Letter - Jan/Feb 2014)

Fruits and Diabetes - The Link!

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ALZHEIMER’S PREVENTION - PART 3

The old adage, “Use it or lose it” is true even in dementia prevention. Studies have…

ALZHEIMER’S PREVENTION - PART 2

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ALZHEIMER’S PREVENTION - PART 1

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KEEPING A SHARP BRAIN

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EATING AND SLEEPING WELL KEY TO LONGER LIFE

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Science has once again verified the importance of the Eight Laws of Health in life…

Weight Loss on the Heart

With the beginning of a new year, many have resolved to loose weight. This is a worthy…

Trimethlyamine-N-Oxide

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Trimethylamine‑N‑oxide is a molecule produced by the bacteria in the digestive system…

Blood Type and Diet

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“And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth,…

Pearls of Health

PRODUCED BY:
 

David L. Moore, MD
Director
South Atlantic Conference of
Seventh-day Adventist
Health Ministries Dept.