Unexpected Causes of Dementia

Unexpected Causes of Dementia

Hey guys, Dr. Axe here, doctor of natural
medicine and founder of draxe.com. In this video I’ll be sharing with you unexpected
causes of dementia and I guarantee some of these are really going to surprise you. And this is important for anybody, whether
somebody has been diagnosed with dementia or you yourself just want to prevent it for
yourself or a loved one in the future, you’ve got to know these tips on how to naturally
prevent dementia and the unexpected causes. Let’s start here this might surprise you. Did you know that certain medications actually
cause dementia? Now there’s two reasons for this. One is due to toxicity. Specifically, we found certain medications
that may cause you to be drowsy or to sleep, can actually increase your risk of dementia. In fact, there are four companies that were
called out because they found that their medications were causing dementia. Here’s another thing to think about. Did you know that every medication out there,
not one or two, all medications, if you’re on a medication they actually leach vitamins
and minerals from your body? So, many popular drugs today pull vitamins
from your body. Example is diabetic drugs actually pull vitamin
B12 from your body, cholesterol-lowering drugs pull Coenzyme Q10 from your body, and certain
drugs especially those NSAIDs or painkillers actually, and drugs that cause you go to sleep,
will actually leach zinc from your body. We know zinc is important for your gut health,
for your brain health, and for your entire immune system. So, again, a lot of popular drugs actually
leach and pull vitamins and minerals from your body so they can cause dementia. Number two unexpected cause of dementia–diet
soda. That’s right diet soda contains Aspartame
most of it contains Aspartame, now some of it contains sucralose but we know aspartame
specifically actually acts as a neurotoxin, and part of what happens in dementia is this
sort of neurodegeneration affecting the synapses in the brain. Diet soda and aspartame are neurotoxic to
the body as is sucralose which also contains high levels of chlorine and it can cause cellular
toxicity. So, again staying away from diet soda, switching
over to something natural is a good option. I do want to mention this as well, something
to think about. If you are going to do a soda, switch over
and use a natural soda that contains something like stevia is going to be a much better option
than aspartame or sucralose. Number three, copper in water. Now something you may not realize a lot of
times throughout history people have been drinking water out of copper pipes and when
they do that there’s obviously going to be a lot of copper in the water. Well, if you have too much copper in your
diet, it lowers your zinc absorption. So, important thing to know about. So similar thing if you have too much zinc,
it actually depletes your copper. You have too much copper, you don’t absorb
as much zinc. So, here’s the truth. Growing up you may not even have realized
it but you drank out of a house made with copper pipes, what that can do, or maybe you’re
taking a supplement that has lots of copper. Now copper does have some benefits. It can kill parasites, certain types of microorganisms,
but if you get too much of it in your body, your body will not absorb zinc properly. Remember zinc is important for all the things
I talked about from your brain to your gut health, and we know your gut if you have things
leak through the gut with a condition like leaky gut, it will then affect the brain. So, again stay away from having too much copper. Make sure you have plenty of zinc in your
diet as well. Number four here is pesticides. We know pesticides just like medications cause
toxicity to the body and cause neurodegeneration. Again, toxins especially will affect your
liver. Your liver is responsible in part for supporting
the health of your brain. In fact, your liver is what produces cholesterol
to support your body in the healing process. Staying away from pesticides, they can be
toxic to the brain and the liver, is critical for preventing dementia, Alzheimer’s, and
other dementia conditions. Lack of purpose. This might surprise you but actually medical
studies have found when people struggle with depression, when people have a lack of purpose,
it increases the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s. You know this happens if you don’t have a
reason to go out and learn and a reason for being around, your body naturally starts to
decay and degenerate. Having a sense of purpose is so important. Think about people that you know that have
a lot of joy and purpose in life, they kind of have a glow about them. They just are really excited and that’s them
having a lot of what we would term in Chinese medicine, Qi or life. When somebody has that lack of purpose they
age faster they start to degenerate faster. Purpose is crucial. Number six here, poor oral health. Did you know that you’ve got lots of microbes
in your mouth? Now we tend to hear about your microbiome
which resides in your colon and small intestine, but your microbiome doesn’t end there. In fact, it starts in your mouth and there
are actually medical studies showing that if you have bad microorganisms and bacteria
in your mouth and not enough good bacteria, it increases your risk of dementia, of Alzheimer’s,
of heart disease, increases your risk of weight gain, and a number of other health problems. So, keeping your oral health top-notch is
really important as well. So, again and what I would say in order to
do this you want to supplement with probiotics. You want to be getting probiotics in your
diet and you want to nix the sugar and refined grains from your diet, will really help with
this. And number seven here, in activity. Medical studies have shown that if somebody
is not active, not exercising, not going for walks daily, just having a lack of activity,
they are at greater risk of dementia there as well. So, something to think about is just staying
active and exercising is a great way to naturally fight dementia, promote brain health in order
to improve circulation and nutrient absorption throughout your body. When you’re having more circulation, it helps
nutrients get to other areas and other organs of your body, so we know inactivity. And the last thing I’ll say here an unexpected
cause of dementia is when people retire or stop learning. Learning has been shown to fight dementia,
so whether you’re learning, doing puzzles, or you learn a new language, or I know most
people are going to go and learn a new language, but learning something being engaged in things
actually helps fight dementia. So, the last bonus one here is when you stop
learning that actually increases your risk of dementia
So listen, there are millions of people that struggle with dementia that may have it and
haven’t been diagnosed yet, and I’ll tell you if you’ve ever had a loved one who’s experienced
Alzheimer’s or dementia, it can be crippling not only for them but crippling for the family
members and it’s something that we never want to see one go through. So, listen if you really want to prevent dementia,
hey, start following these tips we talked about or avoiding all of these things. And also, hey, check out an article I recently
wrote online, just Google search my name “Dr. Axe Alzheimer’s” or “Dr. Axe dementia” and
you’ll find articles where I go through the top supplements, vitamins, and foods that
will help you naturally fight dementia. You can also search “Dr. Axe Alzheimer’s”
here on YouTube and find more information here as well. Hey, don’t forget to subscribe. I have a lot more information coming out on
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100 thoughts on “Unexpected Causes of Dementia

  1. 🙏✨Dr. Axe, could you please talk a lot more also about food allergies , food intolerances and bloating 😊

  2. My mom use bleach and everything in her soap water for the dishes she would hard in the tub when she was scrubbing it she said she love the smell of it she used it consistently and everything and on the bottom of the bottle it says it causes Alzheimer's and Dementia and this is true don't touch bleach don't breathe it in

  3. The cholesterol medicine causes dementia. I refuse to take it. Gone natural! Feel 100% medicine! Dr. Axe, I have 2 bad teeth. My health insurance covers only 50%. Can't find a dentist who just take what the insurance company will pay them. Do you know anyone who will help?

  4. OK so I know I'm already going to live a short life. I'm poor and mentally ill. This sure doesn't help…

  5. Hello Dr. Josh Axe! Thanks for this Video, especially since you indicate that Meds can cause Dementia. I would like to.know if you.can give me Alternatives or ideals for the Meds: Topamax and Propranolol for its purposes for Migraines, Seizures, and Headaches; but considering of the side effects is too extreme to me of anyone that have to take these whether their young in child bearing years or older just trying to live longer.

  6. Hey Dr. Axe! Great videos, thanks very much, very well made. One comment about copper… I heard that copper water bottles and copper water vessels are very good for removing toxins from the water. Although if what you are saying is true, that too much copper in the water impacts ones ability to absorb zinc, then how does one deal with that if they choose to continue drinking from copper?

  7. Dr. Axe, thank you so much, you have helped me so much!!!! Crohns sufferer here.
    I love you and pray for you!
    When you and Mr. Bible diet got together WOWSA!!!
    I cannot express how much I love you guys!!!! Haven't had health insurance since 1984 so if it's not natural, I have no access lol

  8. Hey ? Dr axe can you do a video about the things that causes lower back pain and remedies and the foods that can lower pain inflammtion.

  9. Nice video. Could you point me in the direction of any further information in how Sucralose can cause Dementia? Thanks.

  10. Dr Axe, please stop saying NSAIDS…..tell people what you mean….please…. what are NSAIDS….like is it Tylenol or ADVIL or what….

  11. You forgot another very important cause… Low fat, high carb diets! The brain NEEDS high quality fats & sugar will destroy it after decades

  12. He barely put a dent into it doctor axe is very new in the field and he gives out some decent information~ but Jordan Rubin his partner in his YouTube show is far more knowledgeable••• I've seen people around me get dementia but it wasn't from the ways that he said he needs to talk about chemical exposure more… including exposure to diesel exhaust "is huge" so he barely put a dent into it!

  13. STATIN DRUGS to lower blood pressure/reduce cholestorol = Alzheimer's. With the people in your family who have any form of dementia, ask if they took statin drugs for high blood pressure. Also ask if they have amalgam fillings in their teeth (bad), or had them removed (worse). Both of these are a major contributer to dementia/Alzheimer.

  14. My mom is lack of purpose, poor iral health and inactivity, some people mention don't take sleeping pills which may be
    the cause

  15. Thank you for the videos Dr. Axe!
    I see everyone worries about fluoride in their water. Many may not realize that it's present in well water.
    On that note I think I'll go grab some popcorn. 😁

  16. Doctor Josh Axe, and Jordon Rubin Love all of your videos… I post some like Dementia and Alzheimer's to my Facebook Page

  17. What about an Opiet Oxycontin that doesn't have acetaminophen in it? I would like to know about the part of the Hemp Plant CBD that is supposed to alleviate pain? True or False?

  18. Aspartame can almost not be avoided. It's put in just about everything. A quick Wikipedia description just stated that it has no significant affect on not developing diabetes or weight gain. Si what's the purpose then?

  19. diabetic med takes out b12, cholesterol med, diet soda and aspartame, zinc copper imbalances, pesticides like gluten and wheat pesticides, lack of purpose, poor oral health, lack of activity, stop learning. to combat= use probiotics and stop sugar.

  20. Excellents videos. Great information. Keep up with the good info for us that doesn't have the knowledge. Great to have Dr Rubin experiences as well.

  21. Thanks, I started taking pain meds, and I've been forgetting more and more. I was about to look up if my particular group of meds were causing this.

  22. something I call neurosis psychosis . where as liver disease lead's to brain dementia . true when you stop learning , you stop living .

  23. My mom was the what you should do not to get dementia. Organic health nut her whole life . Never had fast food. Was active and played games to keep her mind active. Well she has dementia and they found it was caused from her body being unable to absorb b 12. So she gets shots . Wish she would have done this forty years ago. Important to get blood work done for vitamins & minerals because you never know what you are deficient in.

  24. Ok great ! So let’s be demented and not getting better with illnesses ! God ! What else, everything does ?! I don’t pay much attention.

  25. How do you keep from laughing when you make these videos? Are you just a hard core Darwin guy that wants to help cull the least capable folks? Too, much! I don't know if I should cry or vomit at the thought that someone could be harmed by you.

  26. How about sugar since sugar causes inflammation? I was diagnosed with Lyme disease in June 2013. My tick bite was in the early 80’s. I have been on and off natural medicine antibiotics since May 2016. I had a relationship fail two years ago. I’m having a difficult time having a purpose in life.

  27. I’m sure these tips can possibly help a little, but I think our genes ultimately determine our fate when it comes to Alzheimer’s and dementia. Plenty of smart active people have fallen to this dreaded disease, even at young ages.

  28. Thanks Dr Axe, brilliant video ,As a paramedic I might add one of the biggest causes are Acid reflux meds, ( P.PIs) lower stomach acid, so your can't absorb assential amino Acids the body requires!,Thanks Again

  29. I had a bad reaction to Splenda (sucralose) when I substituted it for sugar. After two or three years using it in coffee, my hands began to shake and my memory deteriorated. These symptoms disappeared when I stopped using it. I've not found any research showing a similar result. Perhaps it's only me.

  30. Thank you for sharing. My grandfather passed away in January from Alzheimer’s, and I know that he was exposed to at least 4 of these things listed daily. It is such a horrific disease, and to anyone who is suffering with it or family that has a loved one suffering with it I pray that the Lord brings you comfort. Listen to this advice, it’s worth it.

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