Did you know that it takes 150 grains of teff, which grows mainly in the highlands of Ethiopia, to equal the size of a kernel of wheat? Teff is a nutritional powerhouse, rich in calcium, iron, fiber and protein. Because teff is also one of the gluten-free grains, along with amaranth, buckwheat, millet, and quinoa, injera (which is a sourdough bread) doesn’t rise, but once fermented becomes a spongy, interesting flatbread often used as an edible tablecloth to scoop up vegetable stews, meat and juice from tomatoes!
Natural Medicine to Prevent and Treat Age-Related Cognitive Decline and Dementia
This is one of those topics I’ve shied away from writing about for a long time, mostly because it’s hard to write about without either oversimplifying on one hand, or getting lost in the details on the other.
There are mountains and mountains of research out there. And that research is, for the most part, highly nuanced, and still inconclusive. It’s nuanced because there are so many different kinds of dementia, with dozens if not hundreds of etiologies, and such a complicated matrix of risk factors, it’s enough to make you dizzy. And it’s inconclusive because of the inherent difficulties in drawing solid conclusions from studies that track people, sometimes for decades, in the messy, confounder-filled Real World.
Part 2, next month, will talk about treatment. And it will be easier to write about.
So I’ll do my best. I’ll talk about five things that I believe can prevent dementia. I’m going to talk about general health, omega-3 fats, vitamin D, and using your brain.
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