associated with Alzheimer’s in a small study. Changes in diet, increasing physical
activity, brain training, and social activity also led to improved cognitive performance in
a two year1,200-person clinical trial in Finland. Contrary to the usual hypothesis that
Alzheimer’s is caused by amyloid plaques formed in the brain, “Bresden’s work shows
evidence that AD stems from an imbalance in nerve signaling.”
(http://www.alternet.org/ways-avoid-alzheimers) The basis of his work is the idea that
there are multiple risk factors, including diet, exercise, sleep, stress reduction, and brain
Here is a list of his recommendations, with the caveat to consult your own physician
concerning doses, contraindications, and concepts specific to your personal brain and
1. Eliminate or greatly reduce simple carbohydrates and processed foods from your
diet, including sugar, grains and other starches, since they can stir up inflammation in the
2. Add probiotics to your diet
3. Take 5,000 IUs of Vitamin D3 daily.
4. Take a good multivitamin daily.
5. Take Vitamin B6 daily.
6. Take Vitamin B12 daily.
7. Take CoQ10 daily.
8. Add fish oil to your diet.
9. Take coconut oil daily.
10. Exercise rigorously, 30 to 45 minutes, 5 days a week
11. Sleep 8 hours a night.
12. Fast for a minimum 3 hours between dinner and going to bed.
13. Fast a minimum 12 hours between dinner and breakfast
14. Take turmeric daily. Consider taking Ashwagandha and Bacopa monniera daily.
15. If you eat meat, make it chicken, non-farmed fish, and occasional grass-fed beef.
16. Floss your teeth at least twice daily.
17. Meditate daily: adequate sleep and exercise improve blood flow to the brain and
instigate neuron generation.
18. Hormone replacement therapy is indicated for women who have a hormonal
imbalance that may be affecting brain function