2. Spirochete Infections
Spirochete bacteria cause different types of infections, including Lyme disease, gum disease, and syphilis. The spirochete bacteria can infect the brain as well as other body organs. Taking care to avoid these infections can protect your brain. Use safe sex practices in order to protect against venereal diseases and syphilis. Apply insect repellent and inspect your body for ticks when hiking in order to prevent Lyme disease. Good dental hygiene, including daily flossing, brushing your teeth twice each day, and visiting your dentist regularly can ward off gum disease.
1. Vitamin D Deficiency
Vitamin D is important for bone growth and development. While the role of vitamin D in brain development is unclear, there does appear to be a link between very low levels of vitamin D and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s. Dietary sources of vitamin D include fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, and sardines. To increase your intake of vitamin D, you can also seek out orange juice or cereals that have been fortified with this vitamin. The sun is a great natural source of vitamin D. Ten to thirty minutes of exposure to midday sunlight several times each week can increase your body’s levels of vitamin D.