ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

ESSENTIAL OILS

Rosemary. Boosts brain function; promotes the regeneration of neurological tissue.

Frankincense. Helps boost immune function and prevent illness by dangerous pathogens.

Bergamot. Acts as a mood elevating and calming agent.

Lemon. Helps prevent premature aging; improves cellular function.

Research
A recent study found that aromatherapy, particularly the use of rosemary, lavender and citrus, works as an effective non- pharmacological method of therapy for patients with dementia. Patients showed improvement in cognitive function after regular inhalation

Home Remedy
Daily Brain Boost. Add 1 to 2 drops of lemon essential oil to a glass of water and consume daily. Also, a blend of rosemary and lemon can be diffused or applied topically to your neck.

Background
Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and other important mental functions. Experts suggest that more than 5 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s, with two-thirds of those being women. As this type of dementia progresses, more serious symptoms are experienced, such as mood swings, long-term memory loss, confusion, irritability and aggression. There are several theories to explain the formation of this disease, including free radical damage, an inability to use glucose properly, vitamin deficiencies and environmental toxins. Studies have shown that essential oils may help manage dementia symptoms by supporting brain function and neurological development.

Suggested Supplements

» Omega-3 Formula High in EPA/DHA. EPA and DHA are critical for brain function and reducing systemic inflammation.

» Vitamin D3. Required for brain function; many of us (especially the elderly) are deficient because of the amount of time spent indoors (5,000 IU recommended daily).