Go with the old adage that an apple a day (make that two apples or two cups of juice) keeps the doctor away. Apples help fight inflammation, reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and gum disease and promote a smaller waist – all factors that contribute to Alzheimer’s disease. insects. Use non-toxic cleaning products. Use glass instead of plastic containers in the microwave. Wash your clothes instead of dry-cleaning them, or ask your drycleaner to wet-clean them.