Alzheimer’s disease is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Most Alzheimer’s disease research has focused on two types of dangerous brain proteins: beta amyloids and tau proteins.
Now, new research shows a third “bad actor” may play a major role in the illness.
It’s called TDP-43.
TDP-43 shows up in 25-50% of Alzheimer’s patients. Those with TDP-43 were 10 times more likely to suffer cognitive impairment than those without it.
And according to Dr. Joseph Mercola, MD, the TDP-43 protein is foodborne…
He suggests modern livestock farms are to blame. These dirty, cramped “food factories” are the source of most Americans’ meat. Here, natural herbivores (like cattle) end up ingesting other animal parts. This causes any number of bovine diseases. You can end up ingesting TDP-43 through eating this contaminated beef.
Now, we’re no doctors… but this does seem like another good reason to eat organic, grass-fed meat. It comes from livestock raised in more traditional farms.
The resource below can help you find the closest farmers markets, pasture-based farms, and grass-fed meat and dairy. Click on the table below or right here to access it (scroll down to the bottom of the page).