Can Food Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

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To help minimize your risk of Alzheimer’s disease, stick with the Dr. Weil-recommended Anti-Inflammatory Diet. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants – both of which can help address inflammation, which experts now consider a primary contributor to many diseases, including Alzheimer’s. You can get started by eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as omega-3 rich foods such as walnuts, wild Alaskan salmon, and freshly ground flaxseed.

There was also a recent study at UCLA showing that a gluten-free diet was part of a lifestyle program that reverse the symptoms of early Alzheimer’s. This may not be necessary for everyone, but many of our integrative medicine fellows see patients improve their brain fog symptoms on a gluten-free diet. It may be worth a three- to four-week trial to see for yourself.

Find out if you are eating Anti-Inflammatory – take Dr. Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Diet Quiz!

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