I am frequently asked one simple question…
“What can I do to lower my risk of getting dementia?”
The answer is easy… really, really easy.
The risk of developing Alzheimer’s or vascular dementia appears to be increased by many conditions that damage the heart and blood vessels. These include heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.-Alzheimer’s Causes & Risk Factors | Alzheimer’s Association (https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/what-is-alzheimers/causes-and-risk-factors)
There is your answer.
You can significantly lower your risk of developing dementia by simply lowering your risk of developing other chronic diseases. And one of the best ways to reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, stroke, hypertension, and high cholesterol is to eat a healthy, plant-based diet.
But our modern world makes it very difficult for people to get access to whole plant foods. And older adults, in particular, are especially deprived of fresh produce and healthy alternatives. Processed, packaged foods are loaded with sugars and chemicals that actually increase our risk of getting sick. Even prepared “nutrition” shakes (the go-to for meal replacement products for the elderly) are not as healthy as you may think.
I firmly believe that good nutrition is one of the most important foundations of good health, and one of the key factors to preventing disease. The human body was designed to eat a variety of plants on a daily basis, with an occasional meal including a high quality meat. But our modern human bodies are not getting enough plants- 10-13 servings a day- and our systems are struggling to make use of overly abundant, convenient, processed, packaged foods.
It’s time to bring more plants back into the modern human diet.
For YEARS I have been looking for a meal replacement product or supplement that was REAL FOOD. Something that is accessible, biodiverse, bioavailable, and easy to consume. Something that I could take, my kids could take, my elderly parents could take, and my clients could take. Something that isn’t genetically modified or fortified or fabricated in a lab. I have finally found it.
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Whole Food Concentrates (Capsules or Chewables)
Juice Plus also comes in gummy form, which is great for kids, adults, and older adults who may have trouble swallowing pills, or just like to snack on a few tasty treats every day.
Complete by Juice Plus+ is a whole-food-based shake mix that provides balanced nutrition in every scoop and is dairy free, gluten free, and vegan. Before you reach for the Boost or the Ensure, try Complete as a healthier alternative for meal replacement and supplementation. They come in two delicious flavors: French Vanilla and Dutch Chocolate (and breakfast bars, which are delicious too).
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Urban Gardening with the Tower Garden
The Tower Garden is a vertical, aeroponic growing system that allows you to grow 20 vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers in less than three square feet – indoors or out. With the Tower Garden, you can easily grow your own fresh, nutrient-rich food virtually, anywhere, year-round, without soil.
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Healthy Starts for Families
Start them young!
When children are inspired by their parents to live a healthy life, they can reap the benefits of good health and nutrition for years to come. Yet often, many parents feel like they aren’t doing enough for themselves or their children to give them a healthful start. The Healthy Starts for Families Program was created by Juice Plus+ to help fuel the next generation with the daily recommended fruits and vegetables children need while also establishing good health habits in their life, giving parents a successful way to guide their families into a lasting, healthier lifestyle. Nourishing the body with all the delicious essential phytonutrients, enzymes, minerals & vitamins needed for optimal functioning body systems has never been this easy.
Once a parent signs up for the product, a child can get the product for free for up to 4 years! More than 150,000 families have participated in the study since it began in 1999, with parents documenting a noticeable difference in how they and their children eat, feel and live when taking Juice Plus+.
- A Plant-Based Diet, Atherogenesis, and Coronary Artery Disease Prevention Phillip Tuso, MD, FACP, FASN (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4315380/)
- Vegan & Plant-based Diets and Heart Disease CLEVELAND HEARTLAB DECEMBER 28, 2017 (http://www.clevelandheartlab.com/blog/vegan-plant-based-diets-heart-disease/)
- Diabetes: Tackle Diabetes with a Plant-Based Diet (https://www.pcrm.org/health-topics/diabetes)
- Alzheimer’s Disease:Boost Brain Health with a Plant-Based Diet (https://www.pcrm.org/health-topics/alzheimers)