INTERESTED IN PROTECTING THE WHITE MATTER OF YOUR BRAIN? If you’re reading this, the answer is probably yes. Don’t know about all of you, but I want my brain (and body, for that matter) to last as long as I want it to. The rates of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s continue to go up, but this is NOT a genetic disease. It is absolutely a disease of lifestyle. Unfortunately, I do not feel that it is possible to stop the disease once it has progressed far enough to be picked up clinically. The chance for prevention, however, is very, very strong.
Yet another study linking inflammation (in this study as measured by hsCRP) and loss of white matter in the brain and loss of cognitive function. To lower inflammation, increase your intake of healthy fats, use omega-3 supplements, avoid intake of refined carbs and hydrogenated oils, reduce stress and exercise consistently.