Tonic Attack Wheatgrass and Broccoli Sprout Juice

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Posted by oliver

One of the challenges we all face is how our lives either end, or more often degenerate.  For many this is an unpleasant reality, or one we prefer not to contemplate. 

For those suffering with Alzheimer’s, and probably more so for those trying to cope with those sufferers, the degradation is both distressing and often humiliating. What can we do to ameliorate this process, or reduce the chances of it happening?

There are many schools of thought on scientific suggestions on the causes, and varying ideas on how we might either slow down progression, postpone the onset, etc. Like many things, there is no one golden solution. If there was, we would all know about it by now. Consequently, we grasp at anything which might help.

Hence it was interesting to come across two pieces of research suggesting that wheatgrass could have some beneficial impact upon Alzheimer’s progression. None of us knows how effective any dietary regime, or drug, might be in delaying the onset because it has such a random manifestation. We don’t know at what point, for whom, and in what way or level of severity it will afflict anyone person.

The first piece of research covered the “water extract of Triticum aestivum L. and its components, demonstrating a protective effect in a model of vascular dementia.” The results suggest that Triticum aestivum L extract and some of its components can be used as a medicinal material for the development of neuroprotective agents against vascular dementia.

The second piece looked into “the neuroprotective effects of Triticum aestivum L. Against beta amyloid induced cell death and memory impairments”. The results suggest that Triticum aestivum L extract may have preventive and/or therapeutic potential in the management of AD.

Both pieces of research suggested significant potential. Clearly wheatgrass juice isn’t going to resolve the Alzheimer’s disease problem on its own. However, it would appear to be well worth considering including in any diet. Because so much research cannot feature two identical people, evaluating the impact upon a lone individual is very difficult. In the end, we all have to make choices, and whatever we do it would appear that considering wheatgrass would be worthwhile.