Alzheimer's and Inflammation

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Summary:
In this video blog I discuss a condition that is impacting more and more people each year–Alzheimer’s. In two recent studies it was shown that inflammation in the body can lead to Alzheimer’s. How does inflammation impact your brain? What can you do to reduce inflammation in the body? Tune in and find out…

Full Script:
Just recently a friend of mine was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. This has made me be a little more aware of information I come across about Alzheimers.

An article posted last week talks about inflammation being a trigger for Alzheimer’s disease. Two studies quoted in the article support this conclusion.

For some time now scientists have known that a high accumulation of a protein called amyloid beta in the brain is responsible for Alzheimer’s. In this disease, this amyloid beta protein accumulates because a transporter protein, called LRP, that pushes amyloid out of the brain and into the bloodstream malfunctions. Until now, they have not been able to figure out what makes this transporter malfunction. The studies are now showing that the onset of inflammation, especially too much inflammation anywhere in the body can turn off this transport, allowing amyloid beta to accumulate within the brain tissue.

They are also seeing that administering a substance, in this case a pharmaceutical, that reduces inflammation prevents the transport protein from malfunctioning.

There is so much information popping up about the harmful effects inflammation has throughout the body, and this is another very serious example of just that.

There are lots of natural anti-inflammatories available and one of the best is a concentrated high potency omega 3 oil supplement, like the Norwegian Gold Critical Omega. Other great anti-inflammatories are turmeric, boswellia, quercitin and ginger. There are even formulas you can find in your local health food store specifically to reduce the inflammatory process.

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