Alzheimer’s and Inflammation
Eating Fish to Help Prevent Alzheimer’s
A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that a diet rich in fish may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Researches found that eating one or more fish meals a week was linked to less Alzheimer’s damage in the brain with those that had a genetic predisposition for developing the disease.
Although this particular study found the correlation in only people with this allele (or gene variation), eating cold-water fish provides your body with the omega-3 fat called DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) that helps lower inflammation in the body.
Inflammation is the main reason that people have the three D’s: disease, disabilities and doctor’s visits. Nearly every illness has its roots in inflammation, including Alzheimer’s disease.
– Dr. Sears, “The Inflammation Solution”
Here are some common “-itis” illnesses that are caused by inflammation:
- Cognitivitis (Alzheimer’s)
- Gingivitis (gum disease)
- Carditis (cardiovascular disease)
- Bronchitis (asthma)
- Arthritis (joint pains)
- Colitis (intestinal illnesses)
- Dermatitis (skin inflammation)
- Nephritis (kidney disease)
- Retinitis (vision loss)
You have the ability to protect yourself from the “-itis” by supporting inflammation balance in your body. This means the wear and tear in your body equals the repair efforts. Inflammation helps your body fight infections and heal from injuries, but too much inflammation in your body throws it out of balance.
Too little inflammation and you will be sick and tired, your body will heal poorly and you will suffer from frequent infections. With too much inflammation, you may feel extra achy, foggy and bloated.
How to Support Inflammation Balance
Choosing the right foods – like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats like wild caught Alaskan salmon – is a great way to help your body get back into balance. Combine that with a regular exercise routine and healthy stress management techniques, like meditation, and you are on your way to helping your body balance its inflammation. Help your children balance inflammation as well with this free guide!
If you want more information, you can read the newest book, The Inflammation Solution: When Everything Works and Nothing Hurts to help you learn how to:
- stay lean, and less inflamed
- eat gut-friendly foods
- ease hip, back and knee pain
- plus, more!
Enjoy not only a trusted science-made-simple-and-fun-approach, but also sit back and smile. To tackle a confusing medical problem, like inflammation, Dr. Sears writes with the intent: “If you laugh, you learn – and heal.”