Micro Damage to Brain’s Blood Vessels is Associated with Parkinsonian Symptoms
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Byron J. Richards,
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A fascinating new study is showing that current diagnostics cannot even identify a common problem during aging that is significantly reducing physical function and quality of life. Many people have symptoms of nerve-muscle malfunction, such as shaking hands, decline in walking speed, loss of balance/coordination and trouble with posture. Yet, these Parkinson’s-like symptoms typically never turn into full blown Parkinson’s. A new study analyzing the brains of individuals after they die correlates such problems to microscopic blood vessel damage.
It is often the case that the tiny ends of capillaries accumulate inflammatory damage from whatever stress or chemical factors are in the blood. Progressive accumulation of damage over the years appears to reduce the flow of blood into the brain, corresponding with inflammatory states and tissue damage within the brain. By preventing and/or clearing out such damage it may be possible to slow brain aging and preserve better nervous system function.
Top nutrients to help would be enzymes such as bromelain and papain that can help clean out the accumulation as well as anti-inflammatory nutrients that are known to help the vascular system such as DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement., tocotrienol Specialized form of vitamin E. Powerful antioxidant showing positive benefits for cholesterol, cardiovascular, neurological health and cancer risk reduction. E, grape seed extract, resveratrol Natural phenol or type of antioxidant found in red grapes, red wine. Research has shown beneficial effects as anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory agents along with supporting healthy blood sugar and cardiovasculature function., blueberries, lipoic acid, and quercetin. This list is by no means complete, but these nutrients would be top choices to help along with losing weight if overweight and reducing any other inflammatory health problem that would be contributing to the wear and tear in the vascular system.
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