As researchers learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, one thing is clear: The plaques that build up in the brain and cause symptoms of dementia are strongly connected with low thiamine levels. In fact, in an animal study, Cornell researchers found that thiamine deficiency reduces protective activity in the brain by 80%. By the time folks notice memory loss, they are likely already low in thiamine. That’s why I recommend taking 300 mg. of benfotiamine daily.
For the more than 50% of women over age 50 who have thinning hair, help is here! One of my favorite ways to combat sparse strands is with rosemary. The herb contains rosmarinic acid, which has been shown to boost circulation to the scalp and promote hair growth as effectively as minoxidil. To get the benefits: Add 4 Tbs. of dried rosemary to 4 cups of boiled water. Steep for 40 minutes, then strain the brew into a large spray bottle and add 4 Tbs. apple cider vinegar; refrigerate. Spritz onto the scalp once or twice a week after shampooing.