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Alzheimers Disease

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
The symptoms and treatment from both mainstream and CAM are reviewed. New cutting edge nutritional approaches are offered as well as reviewing complications of adding certain anticholinergic drugs. Both prevention and treatment through mental and physical exercise are highlighted as is the importance of social activities.          

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.                

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...

Common Drugs Linked to Cognitive Decline

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Medications with anticholinergic activity, which include many drugs taken by older adults, cause cognitive impairment. Over the counter sleeping aids such as Excedrin PM, Nytol, Sominex, Tylenol PM, and Unisom are especially problematic. Other drugs include Paxil, Detol, Demerol, and Elavil. Anticholinergics work by blocking the brain's neurotransmitter,...

Cough and Asthma with Dr. Fred Nachtway

submitted by: admin on 06/21/2018
Asthma is found across all age groups and it often presents as a cough. Allergic rhinitis and reflux esophagitis often cause cough too. Bronchial provocation testing helps identify those people with a cough who have asthma from those with esophagitis. The prevalence of asthma is increasing and air pollution is probably part of the reason. Taking a careful history...

Designs For Health: GlyceroPhosphoCholine 300mg 60caps

submitted by: admin on 06/21/2018
  To better reflect the dosages that were used in most clinical studies (600-1200 mg per day), GlyceroPhosphoCholine (GPC) has been reformulated to a 300 mg per capsule dosage, and is now available in a 60 count size(which yields 33% more GPC per bottle than the previous GPC product). GPC (GlyceroPhosphoCholine) is a protective...

Designs For Health: Phosphatidyl Choline 420 mg 180 softgels

submitted by: admin on 06/21/2018
  Phosphatidyl choline helps protect the liver against damage from alcohol, pollution, toxins, prescription and over the counter medication, mushroom poisoning, and radiation. Phosphatidyl choline (PC) is one of the most important nutrients to consume daily for optimal health. PC is found in nuts, seeds, dandelion greens, and egg yolks: foods we consume...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Preview, Alzheimers Disease

submitted by: admin on 06/21/2018
The symptoms and treatment from both mainstream and CAM are reviewed. New cutting edge nutritional approaches are offered as well as reviewing complications of adding certain anticholinergic drugs. Both prevention and treatment through mental and physical exercise are highlighted as is the importance of social activities.