Welcome to irishhealing.ie

Natural healing for all

We report from Ireland and across the world on the lastest developments in natural health for body, mind and spirit.

Boost your vitality and wellbeing on every level - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual - with our top health tips.

Choose a Therapist from our extensive Directory of alternative and complementary health practitioners

Check out:
  • *Our calendar of events, workshops and seminars
  • *Our directory of professional therapists
  • *Our interviews with therapists about why they chose alternative medicine.

We hope you enjoy and benefit from the information on our website.

Clodagh Sheehy ISHom editor

Sign up to our regular news bulletin service

Dublin based health and healing website

Blueberries protect against Alzheimers

Blueberries protect against Alzheimers

blueberriesBlueberries, already known as a super food for lowering the risks of heart disease and cancer, have now shown potential in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

The berries are full of healthful antioxidants which have the potential to fight the devastating effects of this increasingly common form of dementia.

Flavanoids called anthocyanins are thought to improve understanding.

A study which gave those with mild cognitive impairment aged 68 and over the equivalent of a cup of berries each day for 16 weeks found improvements in cognitive performance and brain function.

“The blueberry group demonstrated improved memory and improved access to works and concepts” said Dr Robert Krikorian who presented the findings to the American Chemical Society.

The team also conducted functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which showed increased brain activity in those who ingested the blueberry powder.

In the future, the team plans to conduct a blueberry study with a younger group of people, aged 50 to 65. The group would include people at risk of developing Alzheimer’s, such as those who are obese, have high blood pressure or high cholesterol. This work could help the researchers determine if blueberries could help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms

No Comments

Post a Comment