Hey! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Today my wife and I are going to our favorite Peruvian restaurant to enjoy a nice Valentine’s Day meal, but before we do that I wanted to share an article and a video that I saw yesterday that I think you will find interesting and useful.
A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the top lesson learned by the worlds leading expert in brain health Dr. Daniel Amen. If you missed it, check it out here- http://www.nonfictionfitness.com/the-worlds-foremost-expert-in-brain-health-shares-his-top-lesson/
One of the things that was made very clear in his TED talk was that early detection of any possible brain problems is a major key to maintaining optimal brain health.
One of the things that each of us has likely been affected by in some way is Alzheimer’s Disease. It is estimated that 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease and it is also clear that many of them can have this disease developing long before they have the tell tale signs such as memory loss.
In fact, according to Dr. Amen’s brain scans, Alzheimer’s Disease can be detected decades before any symptoms occur. This is good news for those who want to prevent this very common and very debilitating problem.
But how do you detect it early without a $4000 brain scan, like the one Dr. Amen provides in his 6 clinics? Well according to a University of Florida research team the answer may lie within your kitchen cabinet.
New studies are showing that the ability for an individual to detect scents from foods such as peanut butter can indicate whether or not they have the early developmental stages of Alzheimer’s Disease and whether they should go for further Alzheimer’s Disease testing.
Check out this two minute video to see how they administer the test. Click the image below to watch it.
I’d encourage you to perform this test at home and if you have any concerns speak with your doctor and check out Dr. Amen’s books and materials as well. He has many comprehensive brain health regimens that can decrease your risk of things progressing.
The book “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life” is a great place to start. You can find it through the link below.
I’ve read it myself and it is absolutely fascinating.
To your healthy brain!
Chris Vercelli MATm, RTS, CPT
Founder: Non-Fiction Fitness