The medical world has coined a term for Alzheimer’s – diabetes of the brain.
Diabetes means your body can’t properly regulate sugar; alzheimer’s is caused by an inability for your brain to regulate blood sugar.
“Two out of every three people now over the age of eighty have Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia, and it’s increasing.”
Dr. Troy Spurrill of the Synapse Center for Health and Healing shares three basic steps we can take to lower our risk of diseases including dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Maintain a balanced, consistent blood sugar.
“That means more than just three months six months we’re talking about years of balance consistent blood sugar.”
Stay socially active.
Studies have shown that being socially engaged, not sitting at home watching TV, is essential. Dr. Troy references a study involving a large number of nuns.
“They found out that the nuns who were playing cards and talking and being part of social groups had much much better chance of not getting alzheimer’s and dementia.”
Keep antioxidants in your diet.
What we eat matters. We need to be intentional about ensuring that we have enough antioxadants in our diet.
“Antioxidants come from fruit and vegetables and key supplements – things like vitamin C.”
When we decide to honor God with our bodies and become more aware of the food we’re consuming, we become active participants in our own health and well being.
“The people who had a high antioxidant diet, were socially active and balanced blood sugar – they were ones who are not getting dementia and Alzheimer’s.”
Key Scriptures: Hebrews 4:12