The Anti-Alzheimer's Meal Plan

Beat the effects of Alzheimer's by adjusting your diet.

The Anti-Alzheimer's Meal Plan

By Toni Gasparis

Research has shown that the foods you put in your body may have a direct impact on your brain health. That's why brain scientists and co-directors at Loma Linda University Drs. Ayesha and Dean Sherzai developed an anti-Alzheimer's meal plan to help you stave off the disease with your diet. Give this meal plan a try to strengthen your brain, improve your wellbeing, and live a healthier life.


More: 10 Brain Foods to Cut Your Alzheimer’s Risk

Replace Meat Once a Week

Replace one serving of meat with a half cup of legumes and a half cup of whole grains once a week. This change is recommended only once a week in order to create a small and therefore manageable habit. There is nothing wrong with expanding this rule to multiple times a week, but for beginners once a week is adequate. Great grain examples are quinoa, oats, and barley which are all whole grains that are loaded with fiber and protein. For legumes, any beans or lentils that you like are good to use (especially kidney and pinto beans) just make sure to take a look at the sodium content if you're buying them canned.

Watch: The Whole Grains to Eat on the Mediterranean Diet

Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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