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Alzheimer's Disease Health Assessment

submitted by: admin on 10/15/2016
  Our extensive Alzheimer's Health Assessment delves into how this disease affects your lifestyle, what drugs and supplements you are using to manage its symptoms, how thorough a work up was done to make the diagnosis, and how you can cope with this disease.  Alzheimer's disease (AD) is like an electrical "brown out" that develops...

Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: admin on 05/29/2016
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is like an electrical "brown out" that develops as energy production in certain brain cells begins to fail. Using nutritional tools makes it possible to resuscitate mitochondrial energy production and either stabilize or improve symptoms. Drugs are of known minimal value and they also have plenty of side effects. Lifestyle...

Treating Alzheimer's Disease with Light

submitted by: admin on 05/29/2016
A study published in the January 2016 issue of Frontiers in Neuroscience reports that near infrared light can lessen the behavioral deficits associated with Alzheimer's disease but also has neuroprotective effects and can slow the underlying death of brain neurons. Considering that treatment of Alzheimer's disease is all but non-existant, this is big...

Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Diseases and the Failure of ATP Production

submitted by: admin on 05/28/2016
Parkinson's disease is not cured by any treatments we have today. Treatment is centered on blocking the symptoms of this chronic disease. There is a failure of energy production in vital areas of the brain that make dopamine. The energy producing part of the cell, the mitochondria, don't make enough energy to make dopamine and Parkinson's disease...

Can Anti-anxiety Drugs Cause Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
Scientists from Canada and France published in the May 2015 issue of The Lancet that the use of benzodiazopines was linked to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. They reviewed health insurance records of about 1800 patients who were recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. They then determined those patients who had been...

Drug Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease is Lacking

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
Drugs developed to treat Alzheimer's disease produce only fleeting memory improvements and do not slow the overall course of the disease. Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors such as Aricept, Razadyne, and Exelon and NMDA receptor inhibitors such as Namenda have very limited value. There is a new experimental drug called J147 that at least in mice enhances...

Nutrients that Improve Memory in Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
  MIT studies have shown that a combination of choline, uridine, and DHA can improve memory in patients with early Alzheimer's disease by stimulating the growth of new synapses. About 40% of patients who consumed this cocktail improved on a test of verbal memory. It does not work on moderate or severe cases. There are several other approaches...

Vitamin D3 Helps Clear Amyloid in Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
  Vitamin D3 and curcumin stimulate macrophages to clear the beta amyloid from the brain of patients with Alzheimer's disease according to an article published in the March issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Low levels of vitamin D3 are associated with Alzheimer's disease. Researchers studied macrophages isolated from patients...

Ten Strategies to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
  We tend to focus on what causes Alzheimer's disease and how to treat it, but what about how to prevent it? The UCLA Center on Aging has come out with 10 strategies to prevent this common disease. These strategies include coffee, flossing your teeth, keeping your brain active, exercise, omega 3 fatty acids, low stress, adequate sleep, weight control,...

Alzheimer's Disease Overview

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
  Alzheimer's disease (AD) is like an electrical "brown out" that develops as energy production of the hippocampal region of the brain begins to fail and atrophies. Nutritional programs make it possible to resuscitate some mitochondrial energy production and either stabilize or improve symptoms.  Drugs are not a good solution...

Artificial Butter Flavoring Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: admin on 06/22/2015
  Diacetyl, the artificial butter flavoring, is linked to respiratory disease in workers exposed to it as well as possibly playing a role in causing Alzheimer's disease to occur. Diacetyl increases beta amyloid clumping and enhanced its toxic effect on nerve cells grown in tissue culture. It crosses the blood brain barrier and interferes with...

Apples and Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: admin on 05/16/2015
Most treatments for Alzheimer's are marginally effective and have side effects. Apples have been found to increase the production of acetylcholine with few side effects. Curcumin reduces placques.                

Fish Oil May Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: admin on 08/18/2014
A Rhode Island Hospital retrospective study published in the July 2014 issue of the journal, Alzheimer's & Dementia, showed that the participants with normal cognition at the start of the study who reported taking fish oil had fewer signs of Alzheimer's disease. These patients were followed every 6 months with MRI scans. Those people with...

Vitamin D and Alzheimer's Disease with Bill Grant

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  The role of vitamin D in preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease is reviewed. Epidemiologic studies on diet showed it had a powerful effect in causing Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Grant's research shows that high energy, high fat diets lead to an acidic balance that has an effect on certain transition metals that leads to the production...

Type 3 Diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease with Russ Jaffe, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
There is an epidemic of Alzheimer's disease. Diabetes of the brain is called type 3. The brain makes its own diabetes and its own receptor sites. Alzheimer's is an energetic glucose regulation defect that leads to an energy deficiency. We cannot use the glut of sugar that is available because it cannot be transported into brain cells because of insulin...

Surgical Menopause May Prime the Brain for Stroke and Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
  Women who abruptly and prematurely suffer from estrogen deficiency caused by surgical menopause have a two fold increase in cognitive decline and dementia. This conclusion comes from research published in the March issue of the journal, Brain that was done on rats with surgical menopause, of which some were given no estrogen replacement, some late...

Salt, Exercise, and Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
There is a lot of confusion about what salt does for the risk of hypertension, heart attacks, strokes, peripheral vascular disease, stroke, congestive heart failure, and mortality. Recent studies have shown that for people without heart disease or stroke, that salt does not increase mortality. There is no question that salt is a bad idea for someone with congestive...

Indications of Alzheimer's Disease is Evident 20 Years Before Dementia

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Biochemical signs of Alzheimer's Disease are reflected by the brain's limited capacity to metabolize glucose occur 20 years prior to the memory and cognitive defects we associate with the clinical disease. A shortage of ATP (energy) in the brain eventually leads to an electrical brown out manifested by recent memory loss and cognitive defects...

Chinese Exercises for the Elderly

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Chinese exercises such as tai chi and qigong can help with balance, strength, and focus. As we age this gentle and easy exercise is doable. We lose 1-2% of our muscle mass every year after age 40. Staying fit helps delay or prevent both osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease. Everyone can exercise; even imagery helps build muscle mass.    

Can Surgery Bring on Alzheimer's Disease?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Many of our seniors having surgery suffer cognitive loss and the question that often comes up is does the anesthesia or surgery itself cause the problem. An article published in the September issue of Annals of Surgery compared the effect of anesthesia alone vs anesthesia plus surgery and showed that in fact the surgery itself is the most potent in...