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Dr. Oz: Prevent Alzheimer's with vitamin E, manage stress to enhance weight loss

Dr. Oz said vitamin E curbs Alzheimer's, while reducing stress promotes weight loss
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Dr. Oz said blood-sugar spikes cause you to get stressed and overeat on the Jan. 29 episode of the Dr. Oz Show.

He said you can control your weight and your stress levels by managing your blood sugar. One way to do this is to eat breakfast. People who skip breakfast feel a drop in their blood sugar, which causes them to reach for a sugary snack out of hunger.

But eating sugar causes your blood sugar to spike and then plummet, causing your body to release stress hormones. Dr. Oz said this chain of events causes you to overeat, fueling weight gain and other health problems.

He said it's important to make sure your blood sugar never gets too low. One way to ensure this, in addition to eating breakfast, is to have high-protein snacks every three to four hours to keep your blood sugar even:

Vitamin E Promotes Brain Health and Slows Down Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Oz said exciting new research indicates that consuming a diet rich in vitamin E protects brain health and dramatically reduces the progression of Alzheimer's disease. He said Alzheimer's is one of the most feared diseases of our times.

Dr. Oz's guest was neurologist Dr. Gayatri Devi, director of the New York Memory Center. Dr. Devi, author of A Calm Brain, said a two-year study of 600 older people showed that those who took vitamin E retained better brain function and were less dependent on caregivers because they were better able to take care of themselves.

Dr. Oz said our brains cells die every day, but vitamin E helps keep our brains healthy. He said the best way to get vitamins is from food, and suggested the following vitamin-E-rich foods:

Dr. Oz said if you don't regularly eat these foods, you should take 30 IUs of a vitamin E supplement every day. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that has already been shown to prevent heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol and cancer.

You can also rub Vitamin E directly onto your skin to treat acne and wrinkles because it accelerates cell regeneration, giving you a younger-looking complexion.

On a previous episode, neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter told Dr. Oz that a low-carb ketogenic diet can prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's. Perlmutter detailed his findings in his book, Grain Brain.

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