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Ask Dr. Mike: Blood Flow Link to Dementia PLUS Nattokinase & Vitamin K2

September 16, 20159 min
Listen in as Dr. Mike provides the answers to a wealth of health and wellness questions.Here you'll find the answers to a wealth of health and wellness questions posed by Healthy Talk fans.Listen in because what you know helps ensure healthy choices you can live with. Today on Healthy Talk, you wanted to know:Have you heard about conditioning your blood flow to treat dementia?Dr. Mike needed to do some research on this, and he found that it falls under the theory of hormesis, which is the theory that a little bit of a stressor goes a long way and it stimulates protective processes in your body.Research published in the Augusta Chronicle says that briefly cutting off blood flow in the arm can stave off dementia, based on a chronic lack of blood flow in deeper parts of the brain.Dr. Mike, should one take nattokinase and vitamin K2? If so, what are the suggested doses?Dr. Mike says that you can take both nattokinase and vitamin K2. The worry comes in for some people who are trying to prevent clots; they are told to avoid vitamin K2.If you have a health question or concern, Dr. Mike encourages you to write him at askdrmikesmith@radiomd.com or call in, toll-free, to the LIVE radio show (1.844.305.7800) so he can provide you with support and helpful advice.

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