Are You at Risk For Alzheimer’s?
Neurodegenerative diseases affect millions of people worldwide. Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are the most common neurodegenerative diseases. In 2016, an estimated 5.4 million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s disease. An estimated 930,000 people in the United States could be living with Parkinson’s disease by 2020.
Death rates from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) increased 55 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to data released today in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The number of Alzheimer’s deaths at home also increased during the same period, from 14 percent to 25 percent, suggesting an increase in the number of caregivers that would benefit from support, including education and case management services.
Alzheimer’s disease is a fatal form of dementia. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 3.6 percent of all deaths in 2014. It is the fifth leading cause of death among people ages 65 years and older in the United States.
Through my extensive research, I would suggest that the risk factors for Neurodegenerative diseases are:
- Exposure to nnEMF (non-native Electromagnetic Fields).
- Wifi exposure.
- Cell phone and computer use.
- Artificial Blue light.
- “Smart” meters and “Smart devices”
- Lack of Full Spectrum Sunlight.
- Lack of connection with nature (earthing / grounding).
- Lack of DHA (Fatty Acid)
- Lack of Iodine
- Thyroid Hormone Imbalance.
- Exposure to Fluoride, Bromide, Chloride in water, food and medications.
Iodine, DHA and thyroid hormone are crucial for brain development and functioning throughout human evolution. Hormonal and nonhormonal actions of iodine may provide the basis for a biological mechanism explaining evolutionary change in response to changing environ- mental conditions. Although much is known about how it might work, the precise bio- chemical mechanisms, including quantitative measurements of thyroid hormone rhythms, remain yet to be established.
Adequate iodine, DHA uptake and thyroid function are essential for normal human development and brain functioning throughout life (Loosen, 1992; Bégin et al., 2008). Indeed, about one-fifth of the total human population consumes diets that are inadequate in supporting brain development. Human communities in inland or mountainous regions of Europe, India, Southeast Asia, North and South Americas, and Africa, are at grave risk of iodine deficiency and lack sufficient DHA in their diets. Compared to other common food groups (fish, eggs, pulses, cereals, meat, nuts, vegetables, fruits, and milk), shellfish is best able to meet the adult daily requirement for the brain-selective minerals. Thus, regular inclusion of any quantity of shellfish in the diet would help to improve the supply of these minerals and fatty acids, thereby contributing to optimal human brain function. In view of the high risk of iodine deficiency and of the insufficient intake of foods that are good sources of iodine (shellfish, fish, eggs, meat, milk), governments legislate supplementation of iodine, as iodized table salt, in the human food supply. However, salt intake has been decreasing in the last decades due to the perceived risk of excess dietary salt for hypertension. Iodized salt is void of sufficient iodine as compared to daily requirements. Ironically, food groups consisting of cereals, vegetables, and fruits, presently promoted as the basis of a healthy diet, are very likely to be deficient in iodine.
Although vegetables and fruits have been widely promoted as being protective against many chronic and degenerative diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular, the efficacy of vegetable antioxidants (i.e., carotenoids, vitamins A, C, and E) in these diseases has not been recently supported by statistical data. Furthermore, their utility in prevention of these diseases has not been recently confirmed by epidemiological data (Morris and Carson, 2003; Bjelakovic et al., 2004, 2007; Hung et al., 2004; Lin et al., 2005; Sato et al., 2005; Tsubono et al., 2005). Moreover, vegetables and fruits contain goiterogens that deplete the body of iodine. This problem can be avoided by reducing intake of iodine- depleting foods while increasing consumption of iodine-containing foods such as shellfish, fish, and/or eggs.
Presently, humans are living beyond the optimal nutrient limits for intake of brain- selective nutrients, particularly iodine and iron. Changes in dietary habits are necessary by making marine foods and/or iodinated supplements more widely available, or we put ourselves at risk of reducing human cognitive capacity over a short period of time.
Strategies to protect yourself:
1. Correct your circadian biology
- Watch the sunrise outside with no eye wear on, see the sun with your naked eye. Be as naked as you can, connected barefoot to the earth. Spend 10 minutes to an hour outside in the morning sun. If the sun isn’t present, you still get benefit so do it daily.
- Go to bed by 10-11pm.
- Do not eat after 6-7pm.
- Do not look at any smart devices after sunset.
- Use candlelight or www.lowbluelights.com lighting after sunset.
- Wear blue blocking glasses inside after sunset. www.RAoptics.com
- Sleep on a magnetico pad. https://magneticosleep.com
- Get as much sun exposure as you can throughout the day. Morning sunlight is most important.
2. Mitigate nnEMF exposure
- Turn wifi off at night
- Keep your phone on airplane mode if you’re not using it.
- Don’t use 5G, revert back to 3-4G. Less damaging.
- Wear blue blocking glasses anytime you are indoors or looking at any tablet, phone, computer, TV etc.…
- Use infrared lighting next to your workstation.
- Unplug all outlets next to your bed.
- Get rid of smart meters, smart appliances etc.
3. Eat adequate amounts of seafoods. Suggest wild caught cold water fish or crustaceans. They contain:
- Vitamin D
4. Take Iodine supplementation. I personally take 20-30mg of Iodine daily.
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