January is Alzheimer’s awareness month. There are currently over 747,00 people in Canada who are suffering from this disease and the number is only expected to grow. Alzheimer’s is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that often develops very slowly over multiple decades. During the pre-clinical stage of this disease, there are very few to no noticeable symptoms which makes early diagnosis difficult. Unfortunately, people often find out about their disease when it’s too late.
We know that chronic inflammation of the brain is one of the primary causes of Alzheimer’s. But what is chronic inflammation? It’s when your body keeps sending defence cells to certain areas even if there is no outside danger. Chronic inflammation can lead to fatigue, muscle and joint pain, insulin resistance, eye problems, skin issues, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, and cancer. Symptoms that might indicate inflammation of the brain are:
- Brain fog
- Memory loss
Now you might wonder, how do you combat or prevent chronic inflammation? The answers might bore you, but they demand repetition both in theory and practice.