As a woman, you have a greater chance of developing Alzheimer’s than a man. New research even links it to hormones.1
Naturally, you’ll want to do everything you can to prevent this destructive disease.
You can’t rely on Big Pharma for a cure — they don’t have one. Only the promise of filling their pockets with a lot of your money.
But I’ve got great news for you — news you won’t hear from any Big Media source. No, it comes from the hundreds of patients I’ve helped in my clinic and through my research.
You can protect your brain from the ravages of Alzheimer’s and dementia — naturally.
I help my patients feel younger, smarter and faster with an ancient healing practice that’s shown to slow the progression of age-related cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
But that’s only one of the steps of my Alzheimer’s reversing protocol. When I combine this practice with a powerful brain-protecting herb, you get an all-natural solution that helps your brain stay sharp as you age. In fact, they’ve been used together as a powerful combination for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine.
In my clinic, gotu kola (Centella asiatica) has proven to be a brain-boosting wonder.
In Bali, gotu kola is sometimes called “the student herb,” because it sharpens the mind.
When I traveled to India, I was surrounded by this healing herb. It’s one of the most important herbs in the oldest system of medicine in the world. Gotu kola:
✔ Spurs brain cell growth. It contains powerful compounds called asiaticosides and Asiatic acid,2 which act as damage control for your brain cells.
✔ Increases brain activity.3
✔ Improves learning and memory skills.4
I recommend my patients use gotu kola in three ways to get all its potent benefits.
- As an extract. Take 10 drops or from 10 mL to 20 mL per day.
- As a powdered herb (available in capsules). Take 400 mg to 600 mg, three times a day.
- As a dried herb. You can make a tea of the dried leaf, three times daily. Use up to 6 grams of dried leaf.
For Ultimate Brain Health Combine These Ancient Healing Practices
There’s one activity that creates strength, new awareness, and places an emphasis on harmony of the body and mind. One that leaves you mentally engaged with clarity and focus. And in this instance, a safe and effective way to avoid and diminish the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.
I’m talking about yoga.
In Ayurvedic medicine, the herb was taken before yoga and meditation to help to awaken the crown chakra at the top of the head (sahasrara), and balance the right and left hemispheres of the brain. It’s one of the best herbs for balancing and rejuvenating the whole mind and consciousness system.
Here’s a beginner’s pose I recommend to my patients:
Bridge Pose with Lift (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)
Bridge pose is a simple beginner’s backbend. It can help open the heart and lungs to take in more oxygen for your brain. That can energize the body and ward off feelings of depression.
- Lie on your back with knees bent and feet on the floor, hip-width apart, inner feet parallel. If needed, place a folded blanket under your shoulders to protect your neck.
- Extend your arms along your hips, palms down. Press down through both feet evenly and raise your hips off the floor. Keep your knees directly over the heels.
- Next, raise your arms up, then overhead.
- Lower your hips and arms slowly and mindfully to start position. Repeat 3 times.
- Lift your arms and hips at the same time with a deep inhale. Release with a long exhale.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD, CNS
1. Soumyanth A, et al. “Centella asiatica accelerates nerve regeneration upon oral administration and contains multiple fractions increasing neurite elongation in-vitro.” J Pharm Pharmacol. 2005;57(9):1221-1229.
2. Wells RE, et al. “Meditation’s impact on default mode network and hippocampus in mild cognitive impairment: A pilot study.” Neurosci Lett. 2013;556:15-19.
3. Wanakhachornkrai O, et al. “Neuritogenic effect of standardized extract of Centella asiatica ECa233 on human neuroblastoma cells.” BMC Complement Altern Med. 2013;13:204.
4. Yamagishi K, et al. “Serum coenzyme Q10 and risk of disabling dementia: the Circulatory risk in ommunities Study (CIRCS).” Atherosclerosis. 2014;237(2):400-403.