Hidden Toxins May Be Harming Your Brain Health
|May 18, 2012||Posted by healthsmartmom under Brain Health, Diet and Exercise|
You may not have given much thought about your brain health lately, possibly not even at all, but no matter what your age, you should be just as concerned about your brain health as you are with the health of the rest of your body.
In case you haven’t heard, the number of people in the United States with Alzheimer’s is skyrocketing. At least 1-in-8 peopleover age 65 have Alzheimer’s. Nearly 50% of Americans over age 85 have it.
But that’s not all. More than 200,000 Adults UNDER age 65 are suffering right now from early-onset Alzheimer’s. Therefore it’s not just an senior citizen’s disease.
Of course one of the main reasons we are seeing such an increase in Alzheimer’s is due to the growing population of older people as life expectancy increases. But there’s plenty more to it than that. The truth is, our “modern” lifestyle has caused a huge variety of invisible toxins that negatively affect your brain health! You are actually surrounded, on a daily basis, by hidden toxins! Click here for how to protect your brain from hidden toxins.
While many can be invisible to the plain eye, they do exist. It’s hard to believe, but true that heavy metals like aluminum and lead are hidden in your dishes, mugs, toothpaste, water, antiperspirant, household dust, newspaper, magazines, and various other places.
Mercury can be found in everything from your dental fillings to cooler filters and even cosmetics, not to mention the toxic fumes you can’t help but inhale every time you fill up with gas in your car.
And heavy metals, chemicals, and pesticides are in foods we eat such as fruits and vegetables (including some of those labeled organic), bread, cereal, milk, cheese, antacids, aspirin, wine, beer…even your drinking water!
Being exposed to toxic metals and chemicals can cause your brain to “age” much faster. In a 4 year study at Johns Hopkins University, researchers found that people with increased levels of lead in their bodies showed a much larger decline in cognitive performance-making their brains at least five years older than their actual age!
If you think about it…at no era in history have so many Americans been exposed to so many chemicals all at once. It’s no wonder Alzheimer’s is now the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.
As a matter of, it’s the 5th primary cause for people over age 65-right after coronary disease, cancer, and our other biggest killers!
Not only that but, Alzheimer’s is the ONLY cause of death…among the top 10 in America…that the medical industry doesn’t have a way to cure, prevent or even slow down!
However I’ve got some great news for you. I’ve discovered some surprisingly simple ways you can avoid the damaging effects of hidden toxins…and protect your brain health.
And by protecting your brain health, with these easy, natural solutions you can also dramatically boost your memory… learn new things more quickly…and improve your concentration so you can get more done in less time! You can even start to recall names, phone numbers, shopping lists, and other information just as easily as you did 10…maybe even 20 years ago.
Being forgetful and losing brain capacity doesn’t have to be a natural part of aging. No matter how old you are, now is the time to start taking the steps to ensure your brain health for years to come!