REVERSE dementia… with a stick of gum???
One day, you’ve lost the keys.
The next, you walk into a room and have no idea why you’re there.
Your doc will say it’s your age.
He might even say you’re facing cognitive decline or dementia.
But new research reveals how the REAL problem isn’t your age… and it may not even be starting in your brain.
It’s in your MOUTH!
The same germs that chew away your gums can also do something far worse.
They might actually help cause the damage in the brain that leads to cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease.
The study on mice finds higher levels of gum disease germs in the mouth can harm your brain in at least three ways.
They can cause the accumulation of beta-amyloid plaques, or the garbage proteins that clog up the brain and lead to dementia… they can lead to more inflammation deep inside the brain itself… and they can destroy the neurons that make up the heart of your brain’s signaling network.
While the study was on mice, it’s hard to dismiss since we’ve seen similar results in humans.
Just two years ago, researchers found that dementia patients with gum disease declined SIX TIMES FASTER.
And like the mice in the new study, they had more damage in the brain… including higher levels of inflammation.
Not to scare you, but there’s a good chance you’ve got a mouthful of these germs yourself. Studies show that 70 percent of seniors have gum disease, although in many cases it’s either undiagnosed or simply ignored.
That allows the germs to form a colony in your mouth.
When your gums bleed, especially when brushing, it’s like opening a door and letting them into your body and up to your brain, where they could be causing the damage that leads to cognitive struggles right now.
But you can fight back, wipe out those germs, save your brain and potentially help reverse any decline that’s already setting in.
And you won’t believe how easy it is.
A no-calorie sweetener called xylitol is proven to destroy the germs behind tooth decay and gum disease.
You’ll find it in some types of chewing gum; just read the label to make sure it doesn’t contain other sweeteners as well including sugar and aspartame.
You’ll also find xylitol in some types of fluoride-free toothpaste.