Memory & Turmeric

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Help for Alzheimer’s Prevention?

Some medical studies have shown that curcumin, an ingredient in turmeric, a common dietary staple in India ( a country that has a very low rate of Alzheimer’s disease ), may have some preventative valure in memory loss-related afflictions. Hebs & More in Encinitas, Ca. (760 753-7272) has organic Turmeric available in fresh bulk form as well as a broad array of other organic and wild harvested bulk herbs.

Studies have found that Alzheimer’s affects just 1% of people over the age of 65 living in some Indian viallages, according to the BBC article online at Additionally, a team from the University of California at Los Angeles believes that turmeric may play a role in slowing down the progression of Alzheimer’s, which is a neurodegenerative disease.

By contrast, one out of eight people age 65 and older (13 percent) has Alzheimer’s disease. Women, who on average live longer than men, are more likely than men to contract Alzheimer’s. 

According to the latest (2010) projections released by the national Alzheimer’s Association:

By 2030, all baby boomers will be atleast 65 years old. That year, the number of people aged 65 and older with Alzheimer’s is expected to reach 7.7 million, more than a 50 percent increase from 5.1 million age 65 or older currently (2009) affected.

Turmeric is a flavorful and nourishing spice available for cooking and may be a valuable herbal supplement worth considering as a support for brain health too.





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