Keep Your Health and Memories

WilliamHarleyArthurDavidson1914Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door. ~Saul Bellow

Dr. Samir Gupta on Global News outlined the Top 5 Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s:

• Genetic Risk for people with a first degree relative with dementia is a 10% to 30% increased chance of Alzheimer’s
• High Total or LDL Cholesterol in your 50s gives you a 3 fold higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s later in life
• High Blood Pressure in Mid-Life results in a higher chance of developing Alzheimer’s later in life
• Obesity & Diabetes give you a 1.5X increased risk of Alzheimer’s later in life
• Lack of Exercise is also a risk. Studies show that people who exercise regularly have a 45% reduced risk of Alzheimer’s later in life, independent of the other vascular risk factors.

THE GOOD NEWS
According to the American Diabetic Association (ADA), vegetarians are at lower risk for developing:

• Heart disease
• Colorectal, ovarian, and breast cancers
• Diabetes
• Obesity
• Hypertension (high blood pressure)

A proper vegetarian diet that is low in fat has benefits that include:
• Lower weight
• Better colon health
• Reduced risk of dementia

The American Dietetic Association published their view of plant-based diets in the following statement:
“The official position of the American Dietetic Association is that vegetarian diets can be a healthy option for people in all walks of life – adulthood, childhood, infancy, pregnancy – if they are well-designed and include all of the essential vitamins and nutrients.”

Celebrities who are now vegetarian include Kristen Bell, voted PETA’s sexiest vegetarian, former President Bill Clinton, Anne Hathaway, Bryan Adams, Chrissie Hynde Russell Brand, Ashley Judd, Diane Keaton, Ellen Degeneres, Emmylou Harris, Tobey Maguire, Woody Harrelson, Moby, Forest Whitaker, Joaquin Phoenix, Stella McCartney, Eric Stolz and Shania Twain.

VallartaSanPanchoGO THE EXTRA MILE

Go one step further. Cut out processed foods, saturated fat and cholesterol. Your vegetarian diet will make you feel lighter and more energetic. Significant weight loss will happen because plant-based foods have less calories, sugar and salt than processed meats. Getting regular exercise, eliminating gluten and dairy from your diet will keep Alzheimer’s away.

Despite the long list of benefits that vegetarianism offers, you will require supplements:

• Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient (1000mg per week)
• Omega-3 fatty acids help brain function (2 to 5 T ground flax seed per day)
• Vitamin D is essential for bone strength, especially as you age (read the package)

Use balance and moderation.  Avoid processed foods, cut out salt, sugar and fat plus eat whole grain foods. UCLA studies showed that supplements, lowering stress with meditation, eliminating simple carbohydrates, gluten, and dairy from your diet, plus getting regular exercise can reverse Alzheimer’s.

Save animal lives by becoming vegetarian, meditate on compassion, go the extra mile cycling, jogging or walking, and enjoy your happy, healthy and wonderful life!

Elizabeth Rose

Comments

  1. Carol Vautour says:

    I’d like you to know that I enjoyed your most recent article on ” Twin Flames ” . This was well written and informative, and also, heart warming. Thank You for sharing all this information with us.

    • Elizabeth Rose says:

      Carol,
      Thank you so much. I really appreciate your feedback!!
      Enjoy a Happy Easter Weekend!
      Light, Love, Joy and Healing thoughts!
      Elizabeth