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While it may seem to be a normal part of getting older, memory loss and worse need not be something you worry about. We do not have all of the answers yet but what we have learned so far tells us that we can fight these debilitating conditions years before they set their sights on us. And we can do it from the inside out by choosing what foods we eat.
Modern scientific research has shown us that oxidative stress plays a big part in brain health. In fact, we now know that it not only plays a role but it plays a crucial role in our mental and cognitive abilities. The effects of many herbs were studied with respect to age-related dementia and the antioxidant activity they offered. The neuro enhancing activities of Moringa Oleifera have proven to be more significant, with respect to improving spatial memory, than nearly any other plants studied.
Neuro protection with Moringa Oleifera leaf extract in animal models is very promising. Science has now learned that Moringa leaf extract is an important cognitive enhancer and neuroprotectant. This ability of Moringa may well be due, at least partly, to the decreased oxidative stress and enhanced cholinergic function that results from consuming Moringa. However, further studies on the active ingredients in Moringa leaf powder are yet to be conducted.
While many believe that studying the effects, on the brain, of various new drugs, is the right approach to dementia treatment, not all agree. Researchers that disagree point out that most drugs still induce adverse side-effects. This disadvantage consequently motivates their research efforts to look for other, novel, more natural, protective agents against dementia. Basically, that means looking to herbal medicine. The problem here is that many in the scientific community look at traditional herbal medicine as tantamount to witchcraft. That is a real shame because herbal medicine has long been used to treat numerous ailments, and the general population, when threatened with the side effects of so many modern drugs, often prefers natural produces and extracts. These herbal products often offer more advantages than synthetic drugs. More and more lines of evidence have demonstrated, beyond doubt, that eating Phytonutrient-rich foods containing antioxidant-dense qualities enhance cognitive performance in elderly subjects. This is conclusively proven, it is not theory, speculation, or wishful thinking.
Simply put, we now know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that eating good quality, fresh, nutrient rich foods, leads to better health both now and into the future.
Alzheimer’s disease is believed to have a genetic component but can strike even those with no family history of the disease. Most cases of Alzheimer’s occur in individuals over 65 years of age, but the disease can strike much earlier in cases of ‘early-onset’ Alzheimer’s disease. As in other types of dementia, the patient experiences confusion, loss of normal brain function, unpredictable or aggressive tendencies and a gradual deterioration of the mental capacities. This degeneration of the nervous system eventually leads to death. While the exact causes of Alzheimer’s disease are not well understood, research studies seem to indicate that the disease is related to the build-up of fibrous protein compounds within the brain known as amyloids. These amyloids present within the brain as plaques or neurofibrillary tangles and are thought to disrupt the normal functioning of neural impulses within the brain.
Because there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease, most treatments focus on delaying the progress of the disease and alleviating symptoms. Natural treatments including Moringa and medical marijuana have produced impressive results in preventing continued degeneration. Other treatments focus on improving the emotional state of the patient and controlling any aggressive or violent tendencies that may occur due to the deteriorating mental condition. Although the precise causes of Alzheimer’s disease are not yet known, a number of correlating factors have been identified that may be responsible for triggering or worsening Alzheimer’s in some patients. These factors include the age and gender of the patient, the use of cigarettes and alcohol, genetic factors, congenital conditions including Down’s syndrome and multiple sclerosis, and the overall level of fat intake by the patient. Most of these factors are not directly under the control of the individual at risk for the disease.
Moringa leaves appear to delay or mitigate the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in laboratory rats due to the supplement’s antioxidant effects. The research indicates that moringa supplements may lessen the impact of Alzheimer’s in individuals already suffering from the disease and may delay or prevent its onset in those who are at risk of developing this devastating illness. By incorporating moringa leaf supplements into daily dietary plans, it is likely that most individuals can improve their chances of avoiding the worst effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other Neurodegenerative diseases for themselves and their families.
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