Many thousands of years ago, the Bible let us in on a secret to life. It said, "For the life of a creature is in the blood...." The context of the verse isn't in regards to physical life, but spiritual life. However, medical science has learned that the better we take care of our blood, the better our health will be. And now, new research shows that our blood may hold the secret to avoid dementia and even Alzheimer's.
We've known for decades that if your blood is too thin, it can cause bleeding problems. It won't clot well enough to stop a bleed. In the last 20 years or so, we've learned that blood that's too thick has its own set of problems, including stroke and heart disease. And we've seen that evidence overwhelmingly supports a link between cognitive decline and diseases of the cardiovascular system.
As a result, doctors have focused much attention on heart health for preventing dementia. But new research suggests that taking care of your blood is far more important than taking care of just your heart. Keeping your blood in good health won't just keep your heart and vascular system healthy, but it will keep your brain healthy too.
In a new study, researchers wanted to know the impact of mini-strokes on brain health. They knew going into the study that people with cardiovascular diseases have a much higher incidence of these mini-strokes. And people with dementia are also at a higher risk of having mini-strokes. So there's a clear connection between the health of your brain and your blood.
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When you have a mini-stroke, it causes minuscule injuries (or lesions) in your brain. These injuries are tiny, usually about 0.05 to 3 millimeters in diameter. And, until this study, scientists didn't know how they affected cognitive function. This study showed that the tiny lesions caused by a single mini-stroke can affect a large area of brain tissue. What's more, the injury can remain far longer than anyone suspected.
These findings show that there really is no such thing as a "mini" stroke. Every stroke has an impact on our brain that's far greater than we know. So preventing these strokes — any strokes — is vital. And the best way to avoid a stroke is to take care of your blood. You have to keep your blood healthy.
Many doctors suggest taking aspirin to prevent strokes. While this works, aspirin does have side effects. But even more importantly, aspirin doesn't keep your blood healthy. It just keeps it thin. It forcibly thins your blood and prevents clotting. This is better than nothing. But there's something you can do to protect your brain from strokes and the injuries they cause. Plus, it will keep your heart healthy and your entire circulatory system. And when your blood is healthy, you're much healthier.
Advanced Bionutritionals, with the help of Isaac Eliaz, MD, designed a supplement for that exact purpose — keeping your blood healthy. I think it's one of the best supplements on the market because it contains nattokinase to keep your blood thin. While there are other good nattokinase supplements on the market. But most of them don't contain other nutrients that are a tonic to your blood. That's how Circutol® is different. It doesn't just thin your blood. It also helps keep it healthy. And that could help you prevent dementia, heart disease, and many other cardiovascular issues.
Your insider for better health,
Steve Kroening, ND