Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia. Dementia is a group of symptoms associated with a decline in the way your brain functions, affecting your memory and the way you behave – it includes memory loss, mood changes and problems with communication and reasoning. There are many types of dementia and the most common are Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse.
Alzheimer’s disease attacks nerves, brain cells and neurotransmitters (chemicals that carry messages to and from the brain). It is most common in people over 65 years of age, and affects slightly more women than men.
Dementia in people under 65 years of age, known as early-onset dementia, is less common. In the UK, around 2% of all dementia cases are early-onset dementia.
It is also estimated that one in three people over 65 in the UK will develop dementia. The risk increases with age, and people who are over 80 years of age are thought to have a one in six chance of developing the condition.
In the United States, it affects approximately 10% of those over the age of 65 and almost 50% of those over the age of 85.
Alzheimer’s was first identified in 1907 by German neurologist Alois Alzheimer who, during post mortem examinations, discovered abnormal formations of plaque on nerve endings and tangles of nerve fibres in the brain tissue of individuals who had exhibited symptoms of senile dementia.
The progression of Alzheimer’s is characterized by a number of changes that take place in the brain’s biochemistry, structure, and function. Nerves in the Alzheimer’s patient’s brain die, severing important links between the two sections of the brain (the forebrain and hippocampus) responsible for thinking and memory.
It must be noted that doctors often misdiagnose Alzheimer’s disease with less pronounced forms of senile dementia. Some health experts estimate that as many as 40% of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, do not, in fact, have the disease.
Cause of Senile Dementia, often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s Disease
Two treatable conditions capable of causing senile dementia are often confused with Alzheimer’s—pernicious anaemia (a blood disease marked by a progressive decrease in red blood cells, muscular weakness, and gastrointestinal and neural disturbances) and cerebral vascular insufficiency (a lack of blood supply to the brain due to constricted arteries). Other possible causes of senile dementia that can appear as Alzheimer’s are: multiple strokes, Parkinson’s disease (a disease in which the cells that normally produce the neurotransmitter dopamine die off, resulting in a loss of muscle control), Huntington’s chorea (a hereditary disease of the central nervous system characterized by progressive dementia and rapid, jerky motions), thyroid disorders, brain tumours, and head injuries. Drug reactions, environmental toxins and heavy metals, nutritional deficiencies, allergies, candidiasis, depression, alcoholism, and certain infections such as meningitis, syphilis, and AIDS can also mimic symptoms of Alzheimer’s.
Many of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are similar to those of other conditions.
No two cases of Alzheimer’s disease are ever the same because different people react in different ways to the condition. However, generally, there are three stages to the condition:
Alzheimer’s disease tends to ‘creep up’ on you, so you may not notice the symptoms immediately. The symptoms progress slowly over a seven- to ten-year period. However, the rate at which they progress will differ for each individual.
Mild Alzheimer’s disease
Common symptoms of mild Alzheimer’s disease include:
- poor memory and forgetfulness
- mood swings
- speech problems
These symptoms are a result of a gradual loss of brain function. The first section of the brain to start deteriorating is often the part that controls the memory and speech functions.
Moderate Alzheimer’s disease
As Alzheimer’s disease develops into the moderate stage, it can also cause:
- hallucinations: where you hear or see things that are not there
- delusions: where you believe things that are untrue
- obsessive or repetitive behaviour
- a belief that you have done or experienced something that never happened
- disturbed sleep
- incontinence: where you unintentionally pass urine (urinary incontinence) or stools (faecal or bowel incontinence)
During the moderate stage, you may have difficulty remembering very recent things. Problems with language and speech could also start to develop at this stage. This can make you feel frustrated and depressed, leading to mood swings.
Severe Alzheimer’s disease
Someone with severe Alzheimer’s disease may seem very disorientated and show signs of major confusion.
This is also the stage where people are most likely to experience hallucinations and delusions. They may think that they can smell, see or hear things that are not there, or believe that someone has stolen from them or attacked them when they have not. This can be distressing for friends and family, as well as for the person with Alzheimer’s disease.
The hallucinations and delusions are often worse at night, and the person with Alzheimer’s disease may start to become violent, demanding and suspicious of those around them.
As Alzheimer’s disease becomes severe, it can also cause a number of other symptoms such as:
- difficulty swallowing
- difficulty changing position or moving from place to place without assistance
- weight loss or a loss of appetite
- increased vulnerability to infection
- complete loss of short-term and long-term memory
During the severe stage of Alzheimer’s disease, people often start to neglect their personal hygiene. It is at this stage that most people with the condition will need to have full-time care because they will be able to do very little on their own.
Alzheimer’s disease affects a person’s ability to look after themselves when they are unwell, so another health condition can develop rapidly if left untreated. A person with Alzheimer’s may also be unable to tell someone if they feel unwell or uncomfortable.
Alzheimer’s disease can shorten life-expectancy. This is often caused by those affected developing another condition, such as pneumonia (inflammation of the lungs), as a result of having Alzheimer’s disease. In many cases, Alzheimer’s disease may not be the actual cause of death, but it can be a contributing factor.
Researchers have highlighted some important factors that affect our risk of developing different types of dementia. Most now believe that our risk of developing dementia depends upon a combination of genetic and environmental factors. We are all at some risk of developing dementia, but some of us are more at risk than others. However, a person who has some of the risk factors for dementia will not necessarily go on to develop the condition.
Age is the most significant known risk factor for dementia. It is possible to develop dementia early in life, but the chances of developing it increase significantly as we get older. One in 50 people between the ages of 65 and 70 has some form of dementia, compared to one in five people over the age of 80. This increased risk may be due to factors associated with ageing, such as:
- higher blood pressure
- an increased incidence of some diseases (for example, heart disease and stroke)
- changes to nerve cells, DNA and cell structure
- the weakening of natural repair systems.
Gender affects different types of dementia in different ways. Women are slightly more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than men, even if we discount the fact that women are more likely to live longer. One factor that has been suggested in the development of Alzheimer’s disease is a lack of the hormone oestrogen in women after the menopause. However, controlled studies have suggested that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has no beneficial effect on the development of Alzheimer’s disease, and may even increase a person’s risk of developing the condition. It is not recommended that women take HRT as a way to reduce their risk of developing dementia.
Vascular dementia, on the other hand, seems to be more common in men than women. This may be because common risk factors for vascular dementia, such as heart problems and high blood pressure, are more common in men than women.
Scientists have been aware for some time that the genes we inherit from our parents may partly determine whether we will develop specific diseases. The role of genetics in the development of dementia is still not fully understood, but researchers have made some important advances in recent years.
There are some families in which there seems to be a very clear inheritance of dementia from one generation to the next. This is usually in families where the disease appears relatively early in life. Dementia-causing diseases that may be hereditary in some cases include Huntington’s disease, Familial Alzheimer’s disease (a very rare form of Alzheimer’s) and Niemann-Pick Type C disease.
Certain genes can affect a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, and scientists are learning more about these. For example, a gene called apolipoprotein E (ApoE) has been shown to play a part in the development of Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. However, having a parent or other relative with later onset Alzheimer’s disease only makes your own chances of developing it a little higher than if there were no cases of dementia in the family at all.
Specific medical conditions can increase a person’s chances of developing dementia. These include multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, Down’s syndrome and HIV. Conditions that affect the heart, arteries or blood circulation can particularly affect a person’s chances of developing vascular dementia. These conditions include mid-life high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol levels, stroke, diabetes, and heart problems such as a heart attack or irregular heart rhythms. Mid-life obesity can also increase a person’s risk of developing dementia in later life.
People who suffer severe or repeated head injuries are at a three-to-four-fold increased risk of developing dementia. It is possible that deposits that form in the brain as a result of the injury may be linked to the onset of dementia. Professional boxers sometimes develop a form of dementia known as ‘dementia pugilistica’.
Diet − Diet can affect a person’s risk of developing many types of illness, including dementia. A healthy and balanced diet that enables a person to maintain a normal body weight is likely to reduce the likelihood of developing high blood pressure or heart disease, both of which put a person at greater risk of developing dementia.
Too much saturated fat can cause narrowing of the arteries, making heart attack or stroke more likely − and heart attacks, stroke and vascular disease increase a person’s risk of developing vascular dementia.
Smoking − Smoking has an extremely harmful effect on the heart, lungs and vascular system, including the blood vessels in the brain. This increases the risk of developing vascular dementia. Despite early studies which suggested that smoking might cause a reduced risk for Alzheimer’s disease, more recent epidemiological research has shown that smoking is a significant risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, with smokers almost twice as likely to develop the disease as non-smokers.
Alcohol − People who drink excessive amounts of alcohol over a long period of time increase their risk of developing a form of dementia. However, some research has suggested that moderate amounts of red wine, which contains antioxidants, might help to protect the brain against dementia and keep the heart and vascular system healthy.
Aluminium and other metals − Trace levels of many metals are present in the brain. Aluminium is the metal that has been most often studied in this context, and that has received the most publicity. Aluminium is extremely common within the environment, and exists in many different chemical forms, so exposure is very difficult to measure. However, the majority of scientists do not believe that there is a causal link between aluminium and Alzheimer’s disease. Other metals, such as copper and zinc, may be important in the way that key proteins are processed in the brain.
While the source of aluminium toxicity in the body has not yet been proven, aluminium can enter the body through inhalation (by factory workers in certain industries) and by oral ingestion. It has been suggested that aluminium ions may leach into the body from aluminium cooking utensils, cans, and foil, as well as underarm deodorants, antacid pills, and other common products, many of which contain traces of aluminium. In addition, Aluminium is commonly used by water treatment plants to brighten drinking water. This causes the excess aluminium in the water to flow from the treatment plants to the communities downstream of these plants, causing the populations there to receive a double dose of aluminium.
Mercury Post mortem examination of brain tissue from Alzheimer’s victims has also indicated the presence of high levels of mercury. Reactions to high levels of mercury in the body can range from nervousness and depression to suicidal tendencies and severe neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease (a syndrome marked by muscular weakness and atrophy due to degeneration of motor neurons), and Alzheimer’s. Mercury metal fillings also create low levels of constant electrical activity that is conducted directly to the brain, creating aberrant behavior. While the electrical charge created by metals in the mouth does not itself directly suppress the immune system, it enables metals to leave the fillings faster and to be absorbed into the blood.
Environmental Influences: Toxins such as chemicals in food and tap water, carbon monoxide, solvents, aerosol sprays, and industrial chemicals can cause symptoms of brain dysfunction that may lead to an inaccurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or senile dementia.
Hormone Imbalances: The hormone melatonin plays a role in the synchronization of brain cells and, as a potent antioxidant, helps protect brain tissue from free-radical damage. Daily concentrations of melatonin appear to decline in those who have Alzheimer’s disease. Stress and the stress hormones, particularly cortisol, play a major role in Alzheimer’s. Although some cortisol is needed for proper brain function, chronic exposure to toxic levels of cortisol can kills brain cells. Cortisol damages the nerve cells of the hippocampus and blocks their ability to absorb blood sugar (glucose), causing sluggish responses. Brain scans of Alzheimer’s patients show that the temporal (site of the hippocampus) and frontal lobes have a decreased capacity to absorb glucose.
Caution: Studies conducted at the University of Pittsburgh and Yale University found, after conducting autopsies of Alzheimer patients, that between seven and eleven per cent of all cases were due to Mad Cow Disease.
Impaired Blood Flow to the Brain: There may be a relationship between heart disease, reduced blood flow to the brain, and the onset of Alzheimer’s. According to Dr. Khalsa, a medical doctor from Tucson, Arizona, 77% of Alzheimer’s patients have cardiovascular disease. More than 85% of people 65 and older who suffer from coronary artery disease also exhibited brain tissue plaques similar to Alzheimer’s.
Nutritional Deficiencies: Reduced levels of certain vitamins, minerals, and amino acids have been tentatively linked with Alzheimer’s, including folic acid, niacin (vitamin B3), thiamin (vitamin B1), vitamins B6, B12, C, D, and E, magnesium, selenium, zinc, and tryptophan. The brain functions through the transmission of chemical messenger molecules (neurotransmitters). These neurotransmitters can have far-reaching effects in distant areas of the body. Effective transmission of impulses is dependent upon proper pH (acid-alkaline balance) and the presence of a variety of nutrients (vitamins, minerals, amino acids), hormones, and neurotransmitters. If any nutrients are lacking or present in imbalanced proportions, brain function will be adversely affected and a person will display various symptoms commonly associated with dementia.
As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here.
Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:
- Eliminate Candida: Click here to find out how
- Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system:
- Drink 3oz of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 days www.utopiasilver.com Silver has long been recognised as a powerful natural antibiotic. Colloidal silver is silver that has been removed electronically from its source and then suspended in water. It is used to treat a myriad of diseases.
- Go on a fast to clear your system of toxic waste www.wecarespa.com
If you do the Jeff McCombs Candida Protocol you will already be avoiding all of the foods that are detrimental to health. However here are the foods to avoid at all costs.
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food or chain restaurants and all processed food.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eat mostly fresh, organic vegetables and fruits.
Improving the diet can help Alzheimer’s patients and promote brain longevity. In general, maintain a diet that features a balance of proteins, complex carbohydrates (not the simple sugars of the typical fast food diet), and healthy fats. The optimal brain diet reduces the intake of: processed food (monosodium glutamate or MSG and aspartame are two food additives that are proven neurotoxins), genetically engineered or refined substances (sugars and flour), while favouring plenty of organic fruits, vegetables and purified water. Alcohol and nicotine are also not recommended, since these substances measurably decrease brainpower. The amount of protein in the diet is important, since various brain chemical messengers, such as serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins, are manufactured from amino acids and other substances found in the diet. A whole foods diet provides healthy amounts of fibre, antioxidants, and other nutrients essential for optimal brain function. It helps to balance pH (an acidic environment inhibits neuron function), normalize blood sugar levels, and prevent insulin resistance. This is important since hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) triggers the body’s stress response, causing the brain to be exposed to higher levels of a cortisol.
Fresh fruit and vegetables contain many vitamins and antioxidants, which may prevent heart disease and protect the brain. A number of research studies have shown that the polyunsaturated fatty acids found in oily fish might also help to protect the heart and blood vessels and lower the risk of developing dementia.
Some research has suggested that caffeine, and various spices and herbs including curcumin, sage and lemon balm, might have a protective effect on the brain.
A Mediterranean style diet may help reduce risk and is relatively easy to follow. This will help to manage your cholesterol and blood pressure. Drink alcohol, especially red wine, in moderation, if you wish.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC): This amino acid (protein building block) enhances brain energy, helping to improve mood and reduce the effects of age-associated memory impairment. Typical dose: two divided doses of 1,000-2,000 mg each day.
B-Complex Vitamins: The B-complex vitamins are important for healthy nerve function. Women using oral contraceptives increase their utilization of the B vitamins and need to supplement their diet with B complex, as should individuals under high stress. Since the B vitamins are water-soluble, they are not stored in the body. These vitamins must be taken when you have food in the stomach; if taken on an empty stomach, pain and nausea may result.
Vitamin C: Concentrations are 15 times higher in the brain than in any other body tissue, which means this nutrient is vital for brainpower. Vitamin C extends the life of vitamin E and is needed for the production of several key brain chemicals, including acetylcholine and dopamine. It is important to take vitamin C in staggered doses throughout the day, as the body can fully absorb only 500 mg at a time. Typical dose: 1,000-5,000 mg daily or up to bowel tolerance (just short of producing diarrhoea).
Coenzyme Q10: CoQ10 is necessary for the generation of energy in all cells and has been found to improve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s in some patients. CoQ10 improves cardiovascular fitness and blood circulation to the brain. As a potent antioxidant, it helps to keep the nerve cells free of brainpower-damaging substances. Typical dose: 100 mg daily.
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA): DHA is a long-chain fatty acid found in fish, egg yolks, and marine algae, and is the predominant omega-3 fatty acid in brain tissue. As the brain is dependent on dietary fatty acids, reductions in DHA content of the diet may contribute to degenerative changes in the nervous system. Dietary sources include fish (tuna, salmon, sardines), red meats, organ meats, and eggs. Typical dose: 500-1,500 mg daily.
Vitamin E: Vitamin E is an important fat-soluble antioxidant that promotes stable cell membranes and reduces damage to the mitochondria, the cell’s energy producer. Vitamin E traps free radicals, interrupting the chain reaction that damages brain cells. Typical dose: 400-800 IU daily.
Phosphatidyl Choline: Phosphatidyl choline is the major structural and functional component of brain-cell membranes. Without this chemical, brain cells undergo degenerative changes. The brain requires choline to produce acetylcholine, a chemical that plays a vital role in memory. Phosphatidyl choline is derived from choline and lecithin; natural sources include eggs, soybeans, cabbage, cauliflower, organ meats, spinach, nuts, and wheat germ. Typical dose: one tablespoon of lecithin provides 250 mg of choline or supplement with 1,200 mg of phosphatidyl choline, 2-3 times daily.
Phosphatidyl Serine (PS): Phosphatidyl serine is a large fat molecule found in trace amounts in lecithin and derived from soybeans. Although the brain normally produces PS, if the diet is deficient in essential fatty acids, folic acid, or vitamin B12, PS production may be blocked. PS plays an important role in maintaining the integrity of brain-cell membranes. Perhaps most significant is its ability to lower the level of stress hormones such as cortisol, which damage brain cells and lead to the accumulation of calcified plaques in the brain. Typical dose: 100 mg three times daily.
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually dis-ease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:
- Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
- Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
Vital Balancing. Find out more by clicking here.
- Dr Callahan’s Tapping Techniques – rogercallahan.com
- Consider going to Hippocrates Health Centre, Century Wellness Centre in Reno & Sierra Integrated Medical in Reno
- Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
We recommend you consult with a licensed practitioner, who may recommend the following ayurvedic herbs triphala and gotu kola, which taken in combination, can help improve brain cell function. The herb macunabrure can also help improve circulation, thereby enabling the brain to receive an improved supply of oxygen and vital nutrients. Ayurvedic physicians also employ specific dietary regimens according to patients’ specific doshas, or metabolic types.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
To halt the advance of the disease in the early stages, a combination of Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutrition, and an exercise program, can help to offset symptoms of the disease.
Scalp acupuncture can actually clear pathways through the plaque that has accumulated in the brain and therefore alleviate many of the problems associated with Alzheimer’s. Other treatments included the herbs ginseng, dong quai, and ho-shou-wu to enhance vitality and mobility.
Beneficial oils to begin with are lavender, bergamot and Ylang ylang . These can bring about calm. Restlessness and interrupted sleep can usually be remedied by using lavender , especially at bedtime. Other helpful oils include rose, neroli, geranium, jasmine and Roman chamomile.
Other oils than may be helpful for dementia and Alzheimer’s include basil, ginger, rosemary, black pepper and cardamom. These oils should be tried during waking hours as they can evoke memories and in some cases cause too much stimulation to the brain for later in the day use.
We all know that Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients also have poor appetites. Oils that may help to stimulate appetites and help with memory include lemon, lime, nutmeg, clove, coriander, orange, grapefruit, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and black pepper.
We recommend you consult a licensed practitioner who may wish to discuss Natrum Sulphuricum which has proven beneficial in the treatment of Alzheimer’s. Other homeopathic remedies include:
- Nux Vom – disposition to find fault with everything and everybody; extreme sensitiveness to the words and attention of others, suicidal tendencies, irritable, quarrelsome, vindictive.
- Mercurius – complete loss of all sense of decency; poor personal hygiene, poor memory, impaired vision; foul breath; heavy coated tongue.
- Ignatia – extreme mental sensitiveness due to grief, disappointment in love affairs.
- Calcaria Carb – complete lack of development of brain and other organs with forgetfulness. Slowness and inability to acquire knowledge.
- Lycopodium – great depression of spirits; despondent; worried about being able to perform duties; about passing in examination, fretful, irritable, morose, very vehement and angry. Constipation.
- Staphisagria – sleeplessness. Coward with shamefulness, disgust, humiliation, despair, shyness with desire for solitude.
- Chamomilla – sensitiveness; irritability, peevishness; very easily angered and suffers profoundly as a result.
- Terentula His – rages over something and throws whatever is at hand. On slightest contradiction or objection will hit out at someone.
Ginkgo biloba can improve circulation and increase mental capacity. The herb has been effective for treating problems associated with cerebral circulation, neurotransmission (the energetic impulse of nerve cells), neuron membrane lesions caused by free radicals, and neuronal metabolism threatened by lack of oxygen. It is a safe herb to use and can offer improvements for vascular disorders and help to improve mood for those experiencing early signs of cognitive loss.
Mental and Physical Exercise: Just as exercise physiologists discovered decades ago that the muscles waste away with disuse, so too have neuroscientists found that brain function erodes with idle neglect. The period from ages 60 to 80 is most critical in determining the level of mental degeneration. While most 60-year-olds show little cognitive decline, by age 80 it is rare to find individuals functioning at the same level as they were 20 years earlier. This decline is far from inevitable—continually learning and solving problems stimulates the mind and prevents it from getting “rusty.” Mental stimulation that can help maintain brain function includes: sharing ideas, discussing news headlines, doing crossword puzzles, playing music, engaging in some artistic endeavour, or even going to movies. Crossword puzzles can help exercise the mind when a person begins to feel information and words are no longer at their fingertips. Jigsaw puzzles help a person’s spatial sense. Even square dancing can help, since it requires a person figure out how to work through a complex movement. Physical exercise can also decrease the rate of memory loss. Aerobic conditioning has been found to improve mental function by 20%-30%, while increasing blood flow and generating the production of nerve growth factors. While it cannot prevent Alzheimer’s, exercise appears to be able to delay it, possibly by reducing other risk factors that lead to the onset of Alzheimer’s, such as toxin accumulation, high blood pressure, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases. It may also prevent the deposition of amyloid plaques around nerve cells in the brain, thought to be a factor in Alzheimer’s.
Stress Reduction: In the short term, high stress levels impair a person’s ability to pay attention, focus, and easily recall information. However, the long-term effects of stress are more severe, since they accelerate the aging process and cause brain degeneration.
Meditation provides substantial benefits by inhibiting the release of cortisol and lipid peroxidase (a marker for free-radical activity) and increasing levels of DHEA. Lowered cortisol levels and improved memory function can be documented in subjects who are taught to meditate. Relaxation techniques alone may not be able to reverse Alzheimer’s disease, but some methods of stress reduction have been found to improve symptoms. Any stress reduction method that effectively disengages the body’s fight-or-flight reaction and therefore inhibits excessive cortisol production is useful to ensure optimal brain longevity. Diaphragmatic breathing, meditation, exercise, guided imagery, and the use of essential oils are just a few examples of the ways available to soothe the body and calm the emotions.
Biological (Holistic) Dentistry: The goal of this treatment is to balance the chemistry of the body and improve oxygen blood flow. Removing amalgam fillings is the first step in this multidisciplinary approach to treating Alzheimer’s and senile dementia. This process is supported by intravenous vitamin C and other solutions to protect the immune system from stress. Silver fillings are replaced with fillings made of materials that have been tested for biocompatibility. After the fillings are removed, detoxification is performed to remove residues of mercury and other poisons from the body. Mercury poisoning is recognized as a serious risk to the body, but only accounts for a small percentage of the process.
Smoking: If you smoke, you should stop – this will be of huge benefit to your health in a number of ways as well as reducing your risk of dementia.
Coconut oil and Alzheimer’s: www.anh-usa.org/coconut-oil-and-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-disease
Essential oils and Alzheimer’s: www.anandaapothecary.com/aromatherapy-essential-oils-news/2009/07/essential-oils-studied-for-treatment-of.html
How laughter changed my Alzheimer’s: www.laughteryoga.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1926:how-laughter-yoga-changed-me-and-others-with-dementia-a-alzheimers-&catid=202:testimonials&Itemid=405
Kundalini yoga and Alzheimer’s: www.kundalini-yoga-info.com/alzheimers-and-kundalini-yoga.html
Natural cure for Alzheimer’s: video.foxnews.com/v/4337733/natural-cure-for-alzheimers-disease
Ayurvedic home remedy for Alzheimer’s: www.youtube.com/watch?v=sayjxtR4gDw
Natural treatments for Alzheimer’s: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGwgR6AtK1M
Huperzine A and Alzheimer’s: Huperzine A and dementia: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2684515
Ayurveda plant raises Alzheimer’s Hope: www.telegraphindia.com/1120201/jsp/frontpage/story_15077580.jsp#.UCog1j2PXMU
Juices may reduce Alzheimer’s: www.naturalnews.com/023247_disease_juice_Alzheimers.html
Drugs for Alzheimer’s patients do harm without benefits: www.naturalnews.com/023235_patients_drugs_Alzheimer%E2%80%99s.html
Red wine reduces Alzheimer’s risk: www.naturalnews.com/021044_wine_disease_red.html
Fish oils for brain health: www.naturalnews.com/016353_omega-3_fatty_acids_mental_health.html
The power of beetroot/beets: www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/get_with_the_beet_and_get_brainy.php
Further Information (links and books)
The Brain Wash: A Powerful, All-Natural Program to Protect Your Brain Against Alzheimer’s, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Parkinson’s, and Other Diseases – Michelle Schoffro Cook; Stop Alzheimer’s Now!: How to Prevent & Reverse Dementia, Parkinson’s, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis & Other Neurodegenerative Disorders – Russell L. Blaylock; Anti-Aging – Natural Ways to a Better You – Lambert Klein; The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life – Gary Small
Kath May firstname.lastname@example.org – reiki, tai chi.
Lillian Bridges email@example.com – Chinese medicine, living naturally.
Andrea Butje | Aromahead firstname.lastname@example.org – aromatherapy
Carrie Vitt email@example.com – organic food recipes.
David Spector-NSR/USA firstname.lastname@example.org – meditation, stress
judith hoad email@example.com – herbalist.
Monika firstname.lastname@example.org – aromatherapy.
Rakesh GAC@AyurvedicLifeStyles.com – Ayurvedic Practitioner.