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Brain Health: Preventing Dementia

If you have anyone in your family, anybody close to you, or you yourself are suffering from dementia, you know what a devastating diagnosis that is. Sadly, dementia has no cure and comes with aging. The amount of people being affected by dementia now worldwide has been increasing at an alarming rate. But what many people still don't know is that dementia is actually preventable. You can severely reduce the risk of developing dementia by addressing your lifestyle. In this episode, we will dive into the studies and explore how you can use the latest available science to dramatically reduce your chances of developing dementia, or increase the years that you can live without it. We talk about cognitive fitness, diet, elimination of toxic substances, and much more. 



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