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700 Club Interactive - August 21, 2017

Why is suicide increasing? Filmmaker Ray Comfort believes his latest project, Exit: The Appeal of Suicide, will inspire hope in those struggling with depression. Read Transcript


Andrew: SUICIDE IS ON

THE RISE.

THE FILM-MAKER RAY COMFORT

BRINGS HOPE TO THOSE

SUFFERING FROM DEPRESSION

IN HIS NEW MOTIVE, "EXIT."

PLUS...FIND OUT HOW TO

REDUCE YOUR RISK OF

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE.

THOSE STORIES AND MORE ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

HERE IN VIRGINIA BEACH, WE

HAVE A FEW HOURS TO WAIT

FOR A NEAR MAXIMUM

ECLIPSE.

AND I'M PREPARED WITH

THESE SPECIAL GLASSES THAT

SAY SAFE FOR DIRECT SOLAR

VIEWING.

IF YOU'RE WATCHING IN

CALIFORNIA, YOU'LL BE ABLE

TO SEE A PARTIAL ECLIPSE

IN LESS THAN AN HOUR.

TIM TEBOW IS DOING HIS

PART TO MAKE THE WORLD A

HAPPIER PLACE.

ONE FAN ASKED THE MINOR

LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER TO

GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO HIS

GRANDMOTHER.

WHAT HE DIDN'T KNOW IS THE

YOUNG MAN'S GRANDMOTHER

WAS RECOVERING FROM A

STROKE.

TAKE A LOOK.

HEY, TIM, CAN YOU SAY

HI TO MY GRANDMA.

CAN YOU SAY HELLO TO

MS. MARGARET.

HELLO, MS. MARGARET.

HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY.

GOD BLESS YOU.

WOW!

Andrew: TIM TEBOW

WOWS ALL OF THE LADIES, NO

MATTER THE AGE.

HER GRANDSON, DANNY, LATER

WROTE ON TWITTER THAT IT

WAS THE BIGGEST SMILE HIS

GRANDMOTHER HAS HAD SINCE

SHE HAD HER STROKE.

THAT IS NOT THE ONLY TEBOW

STORY GOING VIRAL.

ON JULY 29th, WHILE

TEBOW WAITED FOR HIS TURN

AT BAT, SETH, A

10-YEAR-OLD BOY WITH

HIGH-FUNCTIONING AUTISM,

MADE HIS WAY DOWN TO THE

FRONT ROW.

HE WAS HOPING TO GET A

HIGH-FIVE FROM HIS HERO,

TIM TEBOW.

THERE YOU CAN SEE HIM

WALKING DOWN.

THE BOY SOMEHOW MANAGED TO

GET TIM'S FASHION, AND IN

TYPICAL TEBOW FASHION, HE

DROPS WHAT HE IS DOING TO

GIVE HIM A HANDSHAKE.

WHEN HE IS MAKING HIS WAY

BACK TO HIS MOTHER, HE

BEGINS TO CRY.

AND THEN GUESS WHAT

HAPPENS NEXT?

HE BLASTS A THREE-RUN

HOMERUN.

AND AFTER THE GAME, HE

EVEN MADE TIME TO GET A

PICTURE WITH HIS YOUNG

FAN.

AND TIM TEBOW CONTINUES TO

AMAZE US, IT SEEMS, EVERY

COUPLE OF WEEKS THERE IS

ANOTHER TIM TEBOW STORY OF

HIM SPREADING JOY.

THAT LITTLE BOY WAS SO

EXCITED HE GOES FROM

CRYING TO SMILES.

AND THERE IS THE PICTURE.

A GREAT MOMENT.

THANK YOU, TIM TEBOW FOR

WHAT YOU ARE DOING FOR

PEOPLE.

TRISHA HEATON AND "THE

MIDDLE" IS SHOWING HER

STRONG SUPPORT FOR LIFE

AND THOSE BORN WITH DOWN

SYNDROME.

SHE IS DOING IT ON

TWITTER.

LAST MONDAY CBS PROMOTED

ONE OF THEIR UPCOMING

STORY, IN THIS TWEET,

ICELAND IS ON PACE TO

VIRTUALLY ELIMINATE DOWN

SYNDROME CHILDREN.

HEATON RESPONDED TWEETING,

"ICELAND ISN'T ACTUALLY

LIELIMINATING DOWN SYNDROME.

THEY'RE JUST KILLING

EVERYBODY THAT HAS IT.

BIG DIFFERENCE."

HUNDREDS WERE REPLYING TO

HER POST AND SHARING HER

SUPPORT FOR HER BOLD

STAND.

MOST OF THOSE RESPONDING

WERE INDIVIDUALS WITH DOWN

SYNDROME OR THEIR FAMILY

MEMBERS.

THESE ADORABLE PICTURES OF

CHILDREN WITH DOWN

SYNDROME PROVES JUST HOW

EVIL ICELAND'S PUSH TO

ERADICATE DOWN SYNDROME

REALLY IS.

> WELL, HERE IS SOME

GOOD NEWS FOR YOU, AND

AFTER THAT LAST STORY,

YOU'LL WANT TO SEE THIS.

TALIA WEISS DISCOVERED A

COFFEE SHOP IN NORTH

CAROLINA THAT IS GIVING

PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

A GREAT CHANCE TO WORK.

YOU WON'T FIND A MORE

WELCOMING SHOP THAN GIDEON

BOWS IN WILMINGTON, NORTH

CAROLINA.

IT IS PUTTING SMILES ON

EVERYONE'S FACES.

THE EMPLOYEES WELCOME

COSTUMERS, TAKE DRINK

ORDERS, AND RUN A CASH

REGISTER.

THE SHOP'S OWNER, AMY

WRIGHT, SAYS IT WAS AN

IDEA THAT GOD GAVE HER,

AND IT WAS INSPIRED BY HER

OWN TWO CHILDREN WHO HAVE

DOWN SYNDROME.

HI.

HI.

WE'RE BROTHERS AND

SISTERS.

THESE TWO ARE NOT

LOOKING FOR JOBS RIGHT

NOW, BUT THEIR MOM HAS

ALWAYS HAD A HEART TO HELP

PEOPLE LIKE THEM, YOU SEE,

ALMOST EVERYONE ON STAFF

HAS A DISABILITY, FROM

DOWN SYNDROME TO AUTISM,

AND EVEN CEREBRAL PALSY.

BUT THANKS TO AMY, THEY'RE

LIVING OUT THEIR WORK

DREAMS AND HAVING A GOOD

TIME DOING IT.

THE SHOP IS A BIG HIT IN

THIS TOWN.

AMY TOLD US THE BEST PART

OF HER JOB IS BUILDING A

COMMUNITY OF ACCEPTANCE,

INCLUSION, AND LOVE.

NOT A DAY GOES BY THAT

TEARS AREN'T SHED, AND

THEY'RE HAPPY TEARS

BECAUSE WE FEEL LIKE WE'RE

MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

AND WE SEE THAT WHEN

GUESTS COME IN AND THEIR

HEARTS ARE CHANGED.

Reporter: HER CREW IS

THE HEART BEHIND THIS

BUSINESS, AND THEY'RE

HELPING TO BRIDGE A GAP IN

WILMINGTON.

SO IF YOU'RE EVER IN THE

WILMINGTON AREA, STOP BY

AND GRAB A CUP OF JOE.

I'M TALIA WEISS.

UNTIL NEXT TIME, MAKE TIME

TO SPREAD A LITTLE BIT OF

GOOD NEWS.

Andrew: IT MAY BE

WORTH THE DRIVE INTO

WILMINGTON JUST TO GET A

CUP OF COFFEE.

WHAT A GREAT ENDEAVOR.

LOOK AT THE NEWS COMING

OUT OF ICELAND AND WHAT

PATRICIA HEAT TOON HAD TO SAY

AND THEN THAT STORY ABOUT

THESE WONDERFUL PEOPLE

BEING EMPLOYED.

> STILL AHEAD, SUICIDE

IS ON THE RISE.

SO WHAT CAN WE DO TO FIGHT

THIS EPIDEMIC?

AFTER THE BREAK,

FILM-MAKER RAY COMFORT

TALKS ABOUT HIS LATEST

PROJECT AND WHY IT IS

ALREADY HELPING PEOPLE

STRUGGLING WITH

DEPRESSION.

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.

STAY WITH US.

Andrew: DID YOU KNOW

THAT SUICIDE IS THE SECOND

LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR

AGES 10 TO 20.

FILM MAKER RAY COMFORT

WANTED TO HELP THOSE

STRUGGLING WITH DEPRESSION

AND SUICIDE THOUGHTS.

SO HERE IS A BRIEF LOOK AT

"THE EXIT" MOVIE.

HAVE YOU EVER

CONSIDERED SUICIDE?

I HAVE.

I TRIED ATTEMPTING IT A

FEW TIMES WHEN I WAS A

TEENAGER.

I'M 23 NOW.

HAVE YOU EVER HAVE

SUICIDAL THOUGHTS?

YES, RECENTLY.

DID YOU ATTEMPT

SUICIDE?

YES.

WHAT HAPPENED?

HALF WAY THROUGH, I

DIDN'T WANT TO DO IT.

DID YOU EVER THINK

ABOUT SUICIDE?

YES.

DID YOU EVER THINK

ABOUT SUICIDE?

YES.

I TRIED IT BEFORE.

WHAT DID YOU DO?

I TOOK PILLS.

I TRIED TO, LIKE, SHOOT

MYSELF AND I TRIED TO HANG

MYSELF.

ON THREE DIFFERENT

OCCASIONS?

THREE DIFFERENT

OCCASIONS.

Andrew: RAY COMFORT

JOINS US NOW BY SKYPE FROM

BELLFLOWER, CALIFORNIA.

THANK YOU FOR COMING AND

JOINING US TODAY.

I APPRECIATE YOU HAVING

ME ON.

THANK YOU.

Andrew: YOU SPOKE TO

PEOPLE ABOUT THEIR SUICIDE

ATTEMPTS, AND WHAT WAS

YOUR GREATEST DISCOVERY

THAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW

BEFORE?

I DIDN'T REALIZE HOW

MANY WERE CONTEMPLATING

SUICIDE.

THE ONLY TIME YOU HEAR

ABOUT A SUICIDE IS WHEN A

CELEBRITY TAKES THEIR

LIFE.

BUT SOMETHING LIKE 42,000

PEOPLE ATTEMPT SUICIDE A

YEAR.

THIS IS A VERY DEPRESSING

SUBJECT, IT IS ABOUT LIKE

THE EXCITEMENT OF A SKUNK

WITH HALOTOSIS.

THE CHURCH HAS GOT TO STEP

UP.

THE EXPERTS IN THE WORLD

DON'T HAVE A CLUE WHAT

CAUSES CHRONIC DEPRESSION.

BUT WE KNOW THAT WE LIVE

IN A FALLEN WORLD, AND

FAITH IS THE ANSWER.

THIS MOVIE CONTAINS THE

GOSPEL AND OFFERS HOPE.

Andrew: RAY, DO YOU

HAVE ANY INSIGHT INTO WHY

THERE IS AN INCREASE IN

SUICIDES?

I THINK IN PAST

GENERATIONS, AMERICA HAS

BEEN KIND OF GOD FEARING.

PEOPLE KNOW WHY THEY EXIST

AND THEY WERE CREATED BY

GOD.

THEY HAVE A HOPE OF

HEAVEN.

THIS GENERATION HAS

EMBRACED ATHEISM, AND IT

HAS LEFT THEM WITHOUT

HOPE, AND SUICIDE HAS

BECOME AN ALTERNATIVE TO

THEM.

LITERALLY MILLIONS OF THEM

HAVE EMBRACED EIGHTH THISM ATHEISM AND

THAT'S AN OPTION.

Andrew: WHAT DO YOU

THINK OF THE NEW

PROGRAM --

THEY FORGOT ABOUT THE

LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF

KIDS THAT CUT THEMSELVES,

AND THEY'RE GETTING USED

TO SUICIDE.

IT IS HORRIFIC.

I THINK ONE OF THE MOST

RELEVANT THINGS STATED IN

"EXIT," WAS AN A YOUNG

LADY SAYING I'VE GOT AN

ECHO, CAN YOU GET RID OF

THAT -- THAT'S MUCH

BETTER.

ONE OF THE STATEMENTS THAT

THE GIRL SAYS IS SHE HAS

SUICIDAL THOUGHTS ALL OF

THE TIME.

AND I SAID, ISN'T THAT

SCARY?

AND SHE SAID, NO, YOU GET

USED TO IT.

AND CUTTERS GET USED TO

IT.

THIS IS REAL SCARY WHEN

THEY DO SOMETHING LIKE

THAT.

Andrew: YOU ALLUDED

TO IT EARLIER, RAY, THAT

THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

DOESN'T SEEM TO WANT TO

ENGAGE IN THIS TOPIC, AND

YET MANY CHRISTIANS ARE

STRUGGLING WITH

DEPRESSION.

HOW DO WE FIGHT THIS?

WELL, THROUGH FAITH IN

GOD.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN

BEING A CHRISTIAN AND A

NON-CHRISTIAN.

ONE DOESN'T HAVE A

PARACHUTE, UTTERLY

DEPRESSING.

AND THE OTHER HAS A

PARACHUTE.

ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER

FOR GOOD, SO WE DO SUFFER

FROM DEPRESSION, AND WE

GET GLOOMY, BUT WE HAVE TO

LIFT OURSELVES SAYING ALL

THINGS ARE WORKING

TOGETHER FOR MY GOD, AND I

TRUST GOD IN THIS.

Andrew: DO YOU THINK

THE AMERICAN PUBLIC

DOESN'T REALIZE THE

PROBLEM AND THE EPIDEMIC

THIS REALLY IS?

NO, I DON'T THINK SO.

ONE OF THE REASONS PEOPLE

SHOULDN'T COMMIT SUICIDE,

IF I MAY SHARE THIS, THE

PHILIPPIANS JAILER WAS

GOING TO KILL HIMSELF.

WE KNOW PAUL AND CYRUS

SUNG HYMNS, AND GOD DID A

MIRACLE, AND THE CHAINS

FELL OFF AND THE

EARTHQUAKE TOOK PLACE AND

THE DOORS OPENED.

THIS PHILIPPIANS JAILER

DIDN'T REALIZE THAT ALL OF

THE PRISONERS WERE STILL

THERE.

HE THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO

SUFFER AT THE HANDS OF THE

ROMANS BECAUSE THE ROMANS

WERE VERY DILIGENT IN

MAKING SURE YOU DID YOUR

JOB.

IF HE WAS GOING TO BE

CRUCIFIED, YOU HAD TO BE

CRUCIFIED.

SO THIS JAILER WAS GOING

TO END IT ALL, AND PAUL

SAYS, NO, DON'T DO

YOURSELF ANY HARM.

WE'RE ALL HERE.

SO THAT'S THE REASON WE

SHOULD NEVER, EVER THINK

OF TAKING OUR LIVES

BECAUSE GOD DOES MIRACLES.

IF YOU TAKE YOUR LIFE, YOU

NEGATE THE HAND OF GOD.

THAT'S THE PRINCIPLE OF

SCRIPTURE.

MOSES WAS IN THE

IMPOSSIBLE SITUATION, AND

GOD DID THE IMPOSSIBLE.

AND THE SAME WITH DANIEL

IN THE LION'S DEN.

AND WE SEE WITH JOB, JOB

WANTED TO DIE, AND HE

SAID, GOD, YOU KILL ME,

BUT HE DIDN'T TAKE HIS

LIFE HIMSELF.

WHAT WE'VE GOT TO DO IS

TRUST GOD.

WHAT SEEMS HOPELESS AND

IMPOSSIBLE, ISN'T HOPELESS

OR IMPOSSIBLE TO GOD.

NOBODY SHOULD EVER COMMIT

SUICIDE.

THEY SHOULD LOOK TO GOD

AND TRUST HIM.

Andrew: YOU WENT OUT

TO INTERVIEW YOUNG PEOPLE,

AND YOU GO ON THIS

COMPASS, AND YOU ENCOUNTER

PEOPLE WHO NOT ONLY TRIED

TO COMMIT SUICIDE ONCE,

BUT MULTIPLE TIMES.

OUT OF HOPELESS IS WHY

SO MANY ARE TURNING TO

SUICIDE.

WE PRODUCED A BOOK TO GO

WITH THE FILM, "HOW TO

BATTLE DEPRESSION AND

SUICIDAL THOUGHTS."

I'D LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU

THE OPENING OF THAT BOOK

BECAUSE IT IS SO POWERFUL.

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT A

FRIEND OF MINE, HIS NAME

IS SCOTTIE.

HIS BROTHER WAS TAKEN IN

2012 IN UTAH BY A GROUP OF

MASKED MEN WITH KNIVES.

AND THEY KNOCKED HIM OUT,

CUT OPEN HIS CHEST AND

TOOK OUT HIS HEART, AND NO

ONE DID A THING TO STOP

THEM.

YOU SAY THAT'S HORRIFIC.

ITHEY WERE SURGEONS, AND

THEY KNOCKED HIM, TOOK OUT

HIS HEART AND REPLACED IT

WITH A NEW HEART.

WHAT THEY DID WAS

WONDERFUL.

THAT WAS THE OPENING OF

THIS BOOK.

A YOUNG MAN WAS GOING

ACROSS THE GOLDENGATE

BRIDGE IN THE FOG, AND HE

COMES ACROSS THIS GUY AND

SAYS, DON'T DO IT.

AND HE SAYS, YOU CAN'T

STOP HIM.

AND SO HE TELLS HIM THAT

STORY.

AND HE GOES, THAT'S

HORRIBLE.

THEY TOOK OUT HIS HEART.

AND THEN HE SAYS, THE GUYS

WERE SURGEONS.

AND HE SAYS, OH.

AND HE SAYS, OH, INDEED.

YOU CHANGED YOUR MIND

ABOUT SOMETHING BEING EVIL

TO BEING GOOD IN AMOUNT OF

SECONDS BECAUSE OF

INFORMATION.

I HAVE INFORMATION FOR YOU

THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR MIND

ABOUT WANTING TO COMMIT

SUICIDE.

AND THEN BEGINS A

DISCOURSE BETWEEN THE TWO

OF THEM, AND IT IS

WONDERFUL BECAUSE THE

YOUNG MAN CHANGES HIS MIND

ABOUT WANTING TO COMMIT

SUICIDE.

WE'VE PRODUCED THAT BOOK

IN BULK.

BECAUSE ONE OF THE

SCARIEST THINGS ABOUT

SUICIDE IS THERE ARE NO

SIGNS.

SO WE WANT TO GET TO

PEOPLE BEFORE THEY TAKE

THEIR LIVES.

WE WANT TO GIVE THEM THE

ISSUES AND MAKE THEM THINK

ABOUT THE ISSUES OF LIFE

AND DEATH.

AND THIS BOOK DOES IT, AND

SO DOES THE MOVIE.

Andrew: THAT IS WHAT

I WAS GOING TO ASK YOU,

WHAT IS YOUR MAIN HOPE?

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO

ACCOMPLISH THROUGH THE

MOVIE?

WE HAVE ACCESS RIGHT

INTO THE WORLD, AND WE

WANT PEOPLE TO SHARE.

IT IS A FREE MOVIE.

IT GIVES THE GOSPEL.

YOU'RE A FLY ON THE WALL,

AND YOU HEAR THE GOSPEL

PRESENTED TO OTHER PEOPLE.

SO THERE IS NOT THIS

INTIMIDATION.

SO 46 MILLION VIEWERS, AND

WE WANT TO GET THIS MOVIE

OUT TO WHERE PEOPLE WILL

WATCH IT.

WE WANT CHRISTIANS TO GO

TO THAT WEBSITE, THE

"EXIT" MOVIE AND HIT THE

SHARE BUTTON AND PREVENT

PEOPLE FROM TAKING THEIR

LIFE.

Andrew: YOU CAN WATCH

THE "EXIT" MOVIE FOR FREE.

RAY COMFORT, THANK YOU FOR

BEING WITH US TODAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Andrew: UP NEXT, IT

IS A PROBLEM AFFECTING

FIVE MILLION AMERICANS,

AND WORSE, THERE IS NO

CURE.

THIS IS A PROBLEM THAT

DOESN'T JUST AFFECT

MEMORY.

IT EVENTUALLY ROBS A

PERSON OF WHO THEY WERE

AND THEIR ABILITIES TO

CARE FOR THEMSELVES.

Andrew: WE'RE GOING

TO LEARN HOW YOU CAN

PROTECT YOUR BRAIN FROM

ALZHEIMER'S.

Andrew: BY THE YEARTO

20 '01, I2050, IT IS ESTIMATED MORE

THAN 50 MILLION PEOPLE

WILL SUFFER FROM

ALZHEIMER'S.

THE GOOD NEWS, THERE ARE

WAYS WE CAN DELAY AND EVEN

PREVENT THIS DISEASE.

GORDON ROBERTSON EXPLAINS

MORE IN PART ONE OF OUR

SERIES "PROTECT YOUR

BRAIN."

Gordon: FIVE MILLION

AMERICANS HAVE IT, AND

THERE IS NO CURE.

IT WILL

THERE ARE ANSWERS TO

REDUCING YOUR RISK OF

DEVELOPING THIS DREADFUL

DISEASE.

FOR THIS DOCTOR, THE FIGHT

AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S IS

PERSONAL.

UNCLE BOB IS A VERY

SPECIAL PERSON IN MY LIFE.

SO FOR MANY REASONS --

MORE THAN ONE -- I'M HERE

TODAY BECAUSE OF HIM.

Gordon: IT IS THE

LAST AND MOST SEVERE STAGE

OF THIS DISEASE THAT MOST

PEOPLE THINK OF WHEN THEY

PICTURE ALZHEIMER'S.

AND YET THE WARNING SIGNS

SHOW UP LONG BEFORE

SOMEONE REACHES THIS FINAL

STAGE.

STAGE THREE IS WHEN

SOMEONE HAS DEMENTIA, OR

THE PERSON CAN'T CARE FOR

THEMSELVES.

NOW, AS A PRELUDE TO THAT,

WE HAVE STAGE TWO

ALZHEIMER'S, WHICH IS

CALLED MILD COGNITIVE

IMPAIRMENT DUE TO

ALZHEIMER'S.

THEY ARE HAVE SOME

COGNITIVE CHANGES, AND

SLIP-UPS WITH MEMORY, BUT

THEY'RE ABLE TO TAKE CARE

OF THEMSELVES.

BUT THERE IS SOMETHING

CALL PRESYSTEMATIC

ALZHEIMER'S.

THE DISEASE HAS STARTED IN

THE BRAIN, BUT THERE ARE

NO SYMPTOMS.

THERE IS ALSO A STAGE

BEFORE THAT, WHERE THERE

IS NO MEMORY LOSS.

AND THAT'S TRUE

ALZHEIMER'S PREVENTION.

Gordon: WHILE IT IS

NOT CLEAR WHAT CAUSES

PEOPLE TO GET ALZHEIMER'S,

MEDICAL RESEARCH IS

SUGGESTING THAT MANY OF

THE SAME RISK FACTORS FOR

HEART DISEASE, STROKE, AND

DIABETES ALSO PUTS YOU AT

RISK FOR DEVELOPING THIS

DISEASE.

WE KNOW THAT

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

DOESN'T JUST (SNAP) START

LIKE THAT.

ALZHEIMER'S DEVELOPS OVER

DECADES IN THE BRAIN.

Gordon: ANALYZE YOUR

RISK.

START BY CREATING AN

OVERALL PICTURE OF YOUR

HEALTH.

CONSIDER YOUR FAMILY'S

MEDICAL HISTORY.

IS THERE A HISTORY OF

DEMENTIA OR ALZHEIMER'S.

AND HERE IS AN IMPORTANT

RISK FACTOR TO LOOK AT:

MEDICAL RESEARCH SUGGESTS

THERE IS A STRONG

CONNECTION BETWEEN BODY

WEIGHT AND ALZHEIMER'S

DISEASE.

AN UNHEALTHY BODY WEIGHT

INCREASES THE RISK FOR

DIABETES.

IF YOU ARE DIABETIC, YOU

ARE AT A GREATER RISK OF

DEVELOPING ALZHEIMER'S.

THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE

WARNING SIGNS THAT

DR. ISAACSON LOOKS AT WHEN

EVALUATING HIS PATIENTS.

WE LOOK AT THE PERCENT

OF BODY FAT, THE AMOUNT OF

LEAN MUSCLE MASS.

MOST PEOPLE DON'T THINK

ABOUT BLOOD SUGAR AND

GLUCOSE OR BLOOD SUGAR

REGULATION AS A PART OF

BRAIN HEALTH.

BUT CHOLESTEROL, BLOOD

SUGAR, AND NUTRITION, AS

WELL AS IMFLAMMATION --

THESE ARE ALL IMPERATIVE

FACTORS.

Gordon: YOU CAN

REDUCE YOUR RISK FOR

ALZHEIMER'S STARTING

TODAY.

BEGIN BY EATING AND

DRINKING SMARTER.

EVERYONE TODAY CAN TAKE

THEIR NEXT MEAL AND MAKE

IT INCREMENTLY BRAIN

HEALTHIER BY MAKING ONE

CHANGE HERE AND ONE DAY

THERE.

Gordon: BEGIN YOUR

DAY WITH A CUP OF COFFEE.

STUDIES SUGGESTED IT

OFFERS MANY BRAIN

PROTECTIVE BENEFITS.

A STUDY FOUND THAT

MODERATE COFFEE

CONSUMPTION HELPED REDUCE

THE RISK OF DEVELOPING

TYPE 2 DIABETES.

LOWERING YOUR RISK OF

DIABETES LOWERS YOUR RISK

OF ALZHEIMER'S.

AND FOR EVEN MORE HEALTHY

BENEFITS, ADD THIS TO YOUR

NEXT CUP OF COFFEE: COCOA

POWDER.

MOCHA FOR YOUR MEMORY.

CAFFEINATED COFFEE, SIX TO

EIGHT OUNCES, AND ADDING

DARK COCOA POWDER.

AND SPECIFIC TYPES OF DARK

COCOA POWDER HAVE BEEN

PROVEN TO IMPROVE BRAIN

HEALTH OVER TIME.

Gordon: AND ADD SOME

BERRIES TO YOUR BREAKFAST.

BLUEBERRIES AND

STRAWBERRIES ARE PACKED

WITH ANTIOXIDANTS THAT

HELP PROTECT THE BRAIN.

AND THEY'RE ALSO LOADED

WITH VITAMINS THAT WILL

BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM.

EATING BERRIES, A HALF

CUP AT LEAST TWO OR THREE

TIMES A WEEK, IS SHOWN TO

DELAY COGNITIVE DECLINE

FOR UP TO TWO YEARS.

Gordon: ONE OF THE

BEST WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR

BRAIN IS TO REDUCE THE

SIZE OF YOUR FOOD

PORTIONS.

IF YOU CAN EAT LESS

THAN 2100 CALORIES OR SO

EVERY DAY ON AVERAGE, YOU

CAN REDUCE YOUR CHANCES OF

DEVELOPING ALZHEIMER'S

SIGNIFICANTLY.

Gordon: CHANGING WHAT

YOU NEED IS ONLY PART OF

WHAT YOU NEED TO STAY

BRAIN HEALTHY.

YOU NEED TO MOVE.

DAILY EXERCISE IS SHOWN TO

GREATLY REDUCE YOUR RISK

OF DEVELOPING A LONG LIST

OF DISEASES.

INCLUDING ALZHEIMER'S.

SIMPLY PUT: WHAT IS GOOD

FOR THE WAISTLINE IS GOOD

FOR THE BRAIN.

EXERCISE PROBABLY HAS

THE GREATEST INFLUENCE IN

PROTECTING BRAIN HEALTH.

Gordon: ONE OF THE

BENEFITS OF EXERCISE IS

INCREASED BLOOD FLOW TO

THE BRAIN.

JUST LIKE THE REST OF YOUR

BODY, YOUR BRAIN NEEDS A

CONSTANT SUPPLY OF OXYGEN

AND NUTRIENTS TO STAY

HEALTHY.

ONE OF THE HALLMARKS OF

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE IS THE

BUILD UP OF AMYLOID BETA

PLAQUES.

ANYONE WHO WANTS TO

REDUCE THE AMYLOID THAT

MAY BE IN THEIR BRAIN

ALREADY CAN EXERCISE.

IT IS THE ONLY THING WE

CAN DO.

WE DON'T HAVE A MAGIC PILL

TO DO THAT TODAY, BUT

EXERCISE DIRECTLY LOWERS

AMYLOID IN YOUR BRAIN.

Gordon: AND MAKE SURE

TO END YOUR DAY WITH A

GOOD NIGHT'S REST.

WHILE WE SLEEP, NEW

CONNECTIONS ARE BEING

FORMED TO STRENGTHEN AND

CREATE MEMORIES.

IT IS ALSO DURING THIS

TIME THAT THE BRAIN IS

BUSY CLEANING UP.

WHEN WE SLEEP, AMYLOID

NEEDS TO BE DISPOSED OF.

THE GARBAGE TRUCKS COME

AND GET RID OF THE

AMYLOID.

BUT IF SOMEONE IS NOT

SLEEPING PROPERLY, THE

AMYLOID STAYS IN THERE.

Gordon: EVERY STEP

YOU TAKE TOWARDS LIVING

HEALTHIER ADDS UP.

COMMIT TO MAKING

BRAIN-HEALTHY CHANGES

RIGHT NOW.

IT IS WHAT TRISH WHITAKER

DID.

WHEN TRISH STARTED, SHE

WAS TIPPING THE SCALES

TOWARDS OBESITY AND

FLIRTING WITH DIABETES.

SHE ALSO NOTICED THAT HER

MEMORY WAS SLIPPING.

SHE KNEW THAT SHE NEEDED

TO MAKE CHANGES AND QUICK.

AND I WAS MOTIVATED

BECAUSE WITH SO MUCH

ALZHEIMER'S IN MY FAMILY,

IT IS LIKE IT IS JUST

ALWAYS RIGHT HERE.

Gordon: AT THE

ALZHEIMER'S PREVENTION

CLINIC, SHE WORKED WHY

DR. ISAACSON AND HIS STAFF

TO CREATE A PLAN TAILORED

TOWARDS HER INDIVIDUAL

RISK FACTORS.

TODAY SHE IS LIVING HER

LIFE WITH NEW HOPE.

I WAS IN A SIZE 18, AND

AFTER A YEAR, I WAS IN A

SIZE 6.

ALTHOUGH WEIGHT LOSS

WASN'T MY PRIMARY GOAL, I

WAS NOT UNHAPPY WITH THAT.

AND EVEN BETTER THAN WAS

ALL OF MY HEALTH TESTS

WERE SO MUCH BETTER.

IT IS KIND OF EMPOWERING.

I'M NOT JUST LYING DOWN

AND LETTING WHATEVER IS

GOING TO HAPPEN TO ME WASH

OVER ME.

I'M SAYING, I'M GOING TO

TRY TO TAKE AN ACTIVE ROLE

TO CONTROL WHAT IS GOING

ON IN MY LIFE.

Gordon: TAKE AN

ACTIVE ROLE IN YOUR HEALTH

TODAY.

REMEMBER, YOU CAN DO ALL

THINGS WITH GOD'S HELP.

THERE IS AN ABUNDANT LIFE

PROMISED TO EACH ONE OF

US, AND GOD WILL BE WITH

YOU EACH STEP OF THE WAY

ON YOUR ROAD TO A HEALTHY

BRAIN.

Andrew: THANK YOU,

GORDON.

IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT

MORE WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR

WAY, WATCH "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE" THROUGHOUT

THIS WEEK, OR YOU CAN

ORDER THIS D.V.D.

IT HAS ALL FIVE PARTS TO

THE SERIES, AND YOU'LL

LEARN HOW TO LIVE SMARTER

AND STAY MENTALLY SHARP.

BEST OF AWE, I OF ALL, IT IS

COMPLETELY FREE.

CALL US AT 1-800-700-7000.

> WELL, WE LEAVE YOU

WITH THESE WORDS FROM

PSALMS 119: 2: "JOYFUL

ARE THOSE WHO OBEY HIS

LAWS AND SEARCH FOR HIM

WITH ALL THEIR HEARTS."

THANKS FOR JOINING US

TODAY.

UNTIL NEXT TIME, I'M

ANDREW KNOX, AND WE'LL SEE

YOU NEXT TIME ON "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

BYE-BYE.

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