Strong Heart, Sharp Mind with Marwan Sabbagh MD
Dr. Marwan Noel Sabbagh, M.D, formerly the Director of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health at Cleveland Clinic, is internationally known for his expertise in the brain and vascular disorders like Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
Dr. Marwan Sabbagh and Joe Piscatella combine the six most effective principles for heart disease prevention. They unfold valuable heart and brain facts in their new book Strong Heart, Sharp Mind, which are equally beneficial for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. In a way, they open hope for effective heart disease treatments, dealing with Alzheimer’s, and other brain ailments with a multidisciplinary approach.
What is good for your heart is good for your brain and ultimately contributes to your overall healthy lifestyle. This episode guides listeners to optimal well-being using a 6-Step Brain-Body Balance Program. In discussion, he adds that the mechanism that underpins heart disease symptoms considerably overlaps with the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Therefore, aggressively managing the cures for one has two or more benefits.
In This Episode You Will Learn:
How Is Heart Disease The # 1 Cause Of Death Worldwide?
Researchers agreed that cardiovascular arrest, high blood pressure, and cholesterol are risk factors for many other diseases like Alzheimer’s. High blood pressure is one of the mechanisms overlapping Alzheimer’s and heart disease symptoms, making it the most deadly disease of all time.
Dr. Sabbagh believes aggressively managing cholesterol and high blood pressure might considerably help heart disease prevention through natural anti-inflammatory processes. He adds that saturated fats are bad for the brain, which triggers amyloid (an unhealthy protein in the brain, hindering ongoing heart disease treatment.
Is High Blood Pressure A Contributor to Heart Disease?
National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicines analyzed the whole shebang, including diet, cognitive stimulation, exercise, health conditions, etc. They came up with their thorough and expert analysis that blood pressure management, mental stimulation, and exercise were the only three things that showed sufficient evidence to recommend them in clinical practices.
Several other health organizations are researching, concluding that high blood pressure management is the ultimate risk reduction strategy for the heart and brain.
What Are Neurobics?
Neurobics are brain exercises that aid in healthy mental activities and prevent severe diseases such as Alzheimer’s and heart disease. Dr. Sabbagh suggests Neurobics as a way of simultaneously doing physical activity and cognitive stimulation. In the book, the author outlines the perfect Neurobics that can improve heart function and blood vessel health.
Transforming The American Diet into A Healthful Way to Eat
According to Berkeley Wellness Letter, Nutrition Actions, and Tufts Newsletter, modest dietary changes can help fight heart disease symptoms. Similarly, one fish meal a week, two berries a week, and two vegetables a day can reduce Alzheimer’s disease risk.
Managing Alzheimer’s with A Good Sleep Regimen
Sleep apnea is a huge risk for heart attacks as well as a considerable risk for cognitive decline. Quality sleep is the procedure by which your brain removes the amyloids. That’s why Dr. Sabbagh refers to sleep as an easy fix to our mild cognitive illness.
Exercise during the daytime, regular meal times, waking up, and going to bed are far more beneficial than sleeping pills. Also, there is a link between inadequate sleep quality, plaque building, and high blood pressure.
How Stress Management Is Vital To Defeat Heart Diseases
A person’s mental health can positively or negatively impact their physical health, and the risk of heart failure may increase with high blood pressure. So, they refer to a phenomenon called ‘hippie genetics,’ which has secondary benefits in dealing with stress and reducing risks for heart disease. As said, you are more likely to be stress-free if you are physically active and socially connected, leading a healthy lifestyle.
Creating Opportunities For Cognitive Stimulation
Keep your heart pumping and passions alive by knowing what is good for you. If you have people that support you and share the same bond, you are more likely to be mentally healthy.
The people who practice cognitive stimulation are the people who exercise and eat right and ultimately lead a healthy lifestyle. However, it is more important to practice mental stimulation even if you have heart disease symptoms or Alzheimer’s. The book gives you a great plan to follow that.
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