Originally Posted by mhgaffney
We've all known people with this horrible affliction. Anything that helps is worth while.
But far better than a palliative -- would be to prevent Alzheimer's by cleaning up the heavy metals and other poisons that are killing the brain cells of people we love.
This is an environmental disease -- caused by brain pollution.
The cure is prevention.
Trans fats are also bad news for the brain. Under natural conditions the
body uses omega-3 oils found in fish and flax seed to construct brains
tissue. But when we eat things containing trans fats, which are found in
shortening and margarine, it gets used to build brain tissue instead.
This is especially bad for children as their brains are growing and
the are the ones most likely to get fed cookies, peanut butter,
and packaged cereals. It's not just the brain though, trans fats
cause a wealth of problems, including heart disease, hardening of
the arteries, poor cell membranes that are more prone to let viruses in,
and there are links to trans fat causing Alzheimer's. ( BTW, one
method that is being researched it to use fish oil rich in omega 3 to treat Alzheimer's.)
Unfortunately the big food companies love putting this stuff in food
because it lasts forever, so they are in almost everything that is baked