Announcing a new collaborative partnership!
Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disorder, NOT a normal part of aging.
According to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
- More than 6.2 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s
- The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s is projected to surpass 13.8 million by 2060
- More than 11 million American caregivers provide over 15.3 billion hours of unpaid care
In the United States alone, there are approximately 500,000 new cases of Alzheimer’s every year. The average life-time cost of the disease per case is close to $360,000, for a total of $180 billion per year. Vitamin D and omega-3s could potentially prevent half of these cases – leading to $90 billion in savings each year!
What is Your Dementia Risk?
The Food for the Brain Foundation is a new collaborative research partner of GrassrootsHealth, who will soon launch the Alzheimer’s Is Preventable Campaign! They’ve already tested 375,000 people on their free Cognitive Function Test which calculates what a person’s Dementia Risk Index is and how to reduce it by targeting eight well established areas of risk. Many are well known to you – eating a low carbohydrate and glycemic load diet; more antioxidant rich plant foods; getting enough homocysteine-lowering B vitamins; optimizing brain fats from omega-3 to vitamin D; supporting a healthy gut; promoting good sleep and less stress; having an active mind and body. Targeting just one of these – lowering homocysteine with B vitamins – produced up to 73% less brain shrinkage, no further memory loss, and 30% of these people with pre-dementia ending the year with a clinical dementia rating of zero. No drug has shown any clinical dementia benefit and a maximum of 2% less brain shrinkage.
Take the Cognitive Function Test!
Do the Cognitive Function Test at www.foodforthebrain.org yourself so you know where you stand and understand how it works.
Add More Value to Your Score by Knowing Your Nutrient Levels
Measuring vitamin D, omega-3s, and other important nutrients and markers are soon to be added to the Cognitive Function Test tools and calculations – however, you can measure yours now when joining the GrassrootsHealth project.
Vitamin D, omega-3s, magnesium, HbA1c (a marker of blood sugar health), and hsCRP (a marker of inflammation) have all been linked to cognitive health and the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. Decrease your risk by measuring these levels and taking any steps necessary to assure they are within optimal range.
Create your custom home blood spot kit by adding any of the following measurements:
- Vitamin D (Required & Recommended for Cognitive Health)
- Omega-3 Index (with or without Ratios) (Recommended for Cognitive Health)
- HbA1c (a marker of blood sugar health)
- Magnesium (with or without additional Elements – copper, zinc, selenium, mercury, cadmium, lead)
- hsCRP (as a marker of inflammation)
- Homocysteine (coming soon!)
Is Alzheimer’s Really Preventable? Learn More at this Online Event
To answer this question, this online masterclass, with 8 secrets to upgrade your brain, brings you a world class team of leading scientists who, having examined and researched aspects of prevention, are committed to reducing Alzheimer’s disease risk. They come together to show us what practical steps can and must be taken to prevent this terrible disease which causes more deaths, consumes more healthcare costs, and is most people’s number one fear. This event takes place November 1st; more information can be found at www.foodforthebrain.org/AIPmasterclass.
To find out other ways you can help, and more about this vital and positive project, download the Alzheimer’s is Preventable Manifesto.
Measure Your Nutrient Status as Part of Your Cognitive Health Assessment
Measuring your vitamin D level and calculating a supplementation amount to help reach and maintain a target level could possibly make all the difference in overall health, wellbeing, and how a current disease situation progresses. Test your level now!
Having and maintaining healthy vitamin D levels and other nutrient levels can help improve your health, now and for the future. Enroll and test your levels today, learn what steps to take to improve your status of vitamin D (see below) and other nutrients and blood markers, and take action! By enrolling in the GrassrootsHealth projects, you are not only contributing valuable information to everyone, you are also gaining knowledge about how you could improve your own health through measuring and tracking your nutrient status, and educating yourself on how to improve it.