Alzheimer’s disease should never be considered a death sentence if you are willing and able to work on the diet of the person afflicted. Following is a diet and supplement plan that has had proven success. But remember, the best cure is prevention- so start the changes at the very first sign of forgetfulness with age or senility.
Foods that must be eaten:
Salmon, with the skin and fat included, and any other source of EPA fat, olive oil (extra virgin is the best) instead of vegetable or other oils, whole grain foods, (never foods made with processed, denatured flours), green leafy vegetables and carrots, fresh fruits, pumpkins and any other squashes, oatmeal and other whole grain cereals, (but especially oatmeal because of its high fiber), grapes and grape juices, especially dark colored grapes, and lastly, pink grapefruit.
Eat four servings of fish per week, preferably salmon with the skin on. Make sure your fish is from a reliable source. Have vegetarian meals the other three days of the week.
Foods that must be avoided:
White sugar, sodas, hot dogs and luncheon meats, red meat and pork, table salt (small amounts of sea salt are acceptable), caffeinated beverages, animal fats and hydrogenated oils, dairy products, and lastly, alcoholic beverages.
Make sure that if any dairy is eaten, it is a very small amount and it should always be organic. If chicken is eaten it should also be organic, and only once or twice a week.
Important supplements to include in your diet:
Magnesium- three to four milligrams per pound of body weight.
Thiamine vitamin B1- Five milligrams a day is the common dosage, but up to 100 milligrams per day can be given under medical supervision. Thiamine is also abundant in Brewer’s yeast and wheat germ.
Vitamin E- 500 to 1,000 IU per day.
Vitamin C- 500 to 1,000 micrograms per day.
Cut down on thirty percent of your total calories:
This has been proven to be effective when the calories that were cut were made up of carbohydrates.
Lower your cholesterol level:
You can achieve this by cutting out saturated fats, and increasing your polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. Adding more fiber with oatmeal and beans is also a must for lowering cholesterol.
By making these changes in your diet, you are taking control of your health!