Here is an excerpt of my recent talk on limiting brain aging :
Diet: this one thing you do have control over.
You have a choice of what you put in your mouth.
What you eat will affect your brain: good or bad
Avoid the bad:
Bad fats: saturated fats: red meats, fried food, fast food, junk food, chips, cheeses, desserts and pastries
Research shows statins may help reduce dementia
Bad carbs: sugar and starch
Enjoy the good:
Good fats: Unsaturated fats: omega 3 fatty acids,
Fish, fish oil, olive oil, nuts
Good carbs: Fruits and vegetables: fill up, cant get too much.
March was Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people age 50 and older.
The good news? If everyone age 50 and older were screened regularly, 6 out of 10 deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented.
I recommend you get your colonoscopy, the prep is not really that bad now days, and we all can benefit from a good cleaning out.
Also, daily baby aspirin and fiber has been found in some studies to reduce the risk of colon cancer. More studies need to be done, but you do not have much to lose taking an aspirin and 5-10 grams of fiber anyway.
Tim Scharold MD