The FDA recently approved a new – and pricey – drug (Aduhelm) to treat Alzheimer’s. But there’s an inexpensive supplement found at health-food stores that can stave off the effects of the disease and other brain disorders, with no side effects! Researchers at Canada’s McGiill University found that micro doses of lithium (400 times lower than commonly prescribed for mood disorders) can stop the buildup of brain plaques that trigger Alzheimer’s, plus restore some lost brain function. I recommend 20 to 80 mg of lithium orotate daily, distributed throughout the day.
An easy way to ward off fatigue that tends to set in during the fall and winter: Season your favorite savory dishes with seaweed flakes instead of table salt. This low-sodium pick provides salty flavor and plenty of thyroid-nourishing iodine, which helps increase energy within 30 minutes. Another plus: It boasts appetite-suppressing soluble fiber to thwart cravings, and it’s terrific on poultry, vegetables, salad or even popcorn. Tip: To preserve its beneficial enzymes, add the flakes after cooking. One to try: Maine Coast Dulse Granules (SeaVeg.com).