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MIND-DASH Dietary Protocol

Posted on 05/10/2017 by Healthwise Clinic

MIND-DASH Dietary Protocol

MIND - Mediterranean Intervention to prevent Neurodegenerative Delay (for Dementia/Alzheimers)

DASH - Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (since this exacerbates Dementia/Alzheimers)

MIND Scale

       
 

Score 1

Score 0.5

Score 0

Your Score

Green leafy vegetables (like spinach & salad greens

At least 6 serves a week

2-6 serves a week

Less than 6 serves a week

 

Other vegetables

At least 1 a day

5-7 serves a week

Less than 5 serves a week

 

Berries

At least 2 servings a week

1 serve a week

Less than 1 serve a week

 

Nuts

5 servings a week

5 serves a week to 1 serve a month

Less than 1 serve a month

 

Beans - green, kidney, cannellini, chickpeas, mung beans etc.

At least 3 serves a week

2 serves a week

Less than 1 serve a week

 

Whole grains

3 or more servings a day

1 - 2 serves a day

Less than 1 serve a day

 

Fish

Once a week

2-6 serves a week

Less than 1 serve a week

 

Poultry (like chicken or turkey)

2 serves a week

More than 2 servings a week

More than 4 serves a week

 

Olive oil

Use it as your main cooking oil

 

Not primary oil used

 

Wine (controversial)

One glass a day

More than 2 glasses a day

More than 3 glasses a day

 

Red meat

Less than 4 servings a week

More than 4 servings a week

More than 6 serves a week

 

Butter & margarine

Less than a tablespoon daily

1 tablespoon daily

More than 1 tablespoon daily

 

Cheese

Less than 1 serving a week

1 - 4 serves a week

More than 5 serves a week

 

Pastries & sweets (not including dark chocolate)

Less than 5 servings a week

2-4 serves a week

More than 4 serves a week

 

Fried or fast food

Less than 1 serving a week

2-4 serves a week

More than 4 serves a week

 

Ideal score on MIND scale is 10 or more (out of 15)

   

Total

 

 

The 5-Point Microvascular phytonutrient Protocol:

Peripheral circulation is often compromised as we age and in many health conditions, particularly Dementia & Alzheimers.

  • Boost dietary nitrates: raw beetroot or juice & green leafy vegetables

  • Increase cocoa intake: 20g/day of 85% chocolate, or cocoa powder 15g/day

  • Increase Berries (Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries) 50-100gm/day (for the antioxidants - anthocyanins & resveratrol)

  • Raw crushed garlic 1/2 - 1 clove/day

  • Increase herbs & spices: especially Green tea 3-4 cups/day, Turmeric & Ginger 

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