Natural Remedies for Alzheimer's and Dementia

Last Modified on Feb 04, 2014

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Coconut Oil

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12/17/2010: Thenewguyintown from Westwood, New Jersey, Usa: "I recently came across something that seems to revive the brains of those suffering from this horrible affliction [Alzheimer's Disease]. Some of you may be familiar with Doctor Mercola, anyway he sent out an video link in his last email update about VCO & Alzeimers. I highly recommend that anyone dealing with this affliction on any level take the time to view it. I was SO impressed that I upped my personal intake of VCO as a preventive. Apparently the medium chain fatty acids are the perfect brain food. When combined with ALL the other good that VCO provides, its a no brainer (no pun intended)."

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12/19/2010: Tcnz from Auckland, New Zealand replies: "Link for info on Alzheimer and coconut oil connection.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOrDIixbGMs&feature=player_embedded"


11/03/2008: Siggy from Munich, Germany: "Coconut Oil cited as Alzheimer Remedy

http://www.tampabay.com/news/aging/article879333.ece
I recently received this article on the benefits of coconut oil against Alzheimer's. Others may be interested, too!

Regards, Siggy Reichstein"


Coffee

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YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  07/19/2008: John from Glasgow, UK: "Drinking coffee has been tipped as a possible way of delaying and even preventing Alzheimer's disease in previous research. However these studies have only ever involved a small number of people and were reliant on participants remembering how much tea and coffee they drank earlier in their lives.

This latest study showed that cognitive decline was significantly less among people who drank three cups of coffee every day. These findings add weight to the body of existing evidence suggesting long-term caffeine intake may have a protective effect against the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

It is too soon to say our morning coffee or afternoon cup of tea is anything more than a pleasant pick-me-up. It is important to now research further how caffeine consumption impacts on dementia risk."


Dementia

03/12/2011: Tom from Regina, Sk: "I couldn't find "Niacinamide" nor "B3" listed under the big main "Supplements" Tab, so I'll put it here.

Also, I note some topics have a "Remedies Wanted" URL link on the right, yet others like this Alzheimers don't?

Supposedly, according to very recent research at UC Irvine on mice, daily high doses of plain old niacinamide form of Vitamin B3 (NOT the niacin form, which gives the "hot flush"), in amounts equivalent to 2000-3000 mg/day per adult human divided into 4 doses, totally reverses Alzheimers within about 4 months!

The B Vitamins are all water soluble, so like Vitamin C to get maximum flooding of body tissues they need to be taken in doses spread out throughout the day.

Any Search with about 4 of the keywords will return dozens of results. This one is late 2009:

http://www.articlesbase.com/alternative-medicine-articles/will-remarkably-inexpensive-nutrient-cure-alzheimers-disease-1433911.html

How does niacinamide work? Neurons are constructed with microtubules. These are scaffolding within the cells that conduct information. When the microtubules break down, the cells can die.

The tubules are like highways inside cells. Dr. Green said that niacinamide is "making a wider more stable highway. " Alzheimer's disease breaks down the highway (tubules). But niacinamide prevents this from happening.

I've previously told you how the toxic metal mercury also destroys these microtubules, potentially causing Alzheimer's disease. So anything that can prevent the damage or reverse it is a huge discovery.

Note that the mice were bred with a genetic defect to produce the amyloid plaques, so it seems the niacinamide just completely overrides that. IOW, it did not eliminate the plaques!

The articles in the Search give slight variants of the dosage. Another article says " 500mg 4 to 6 times/day".

If you have dementia of any kind, consider niacinamide, 1, 500 mg twice daily."

EC: Hi Tom,

Thanks for the suggestion. New B-3 (Niacin/Niacinamide) supplements page created.

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04/30/2011: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "Of course nicotine gets converted into b3.. Nicotinic acid.. Thats why the docs suggest if you got diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease you should start smoking.. So b3 seems to be the key with the latest resesarch. I rememberd that poor whites that smoked in the southern states didnt suffer from a certain vitamin B deficiency hence nicotinic acid gets converted into b vitamins.. (correct me if im wrong)."
12/22/2011: Peter from Folkestone, England replies: "E.C. Just to point out that the article specifically states to use the niacinamide type of B3 and not niacin."


Essential Oils

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BETTER BUT NOT CURED (1)
100%

12/03/2010: Beth from Hamilton, Ohio: "My father has early Alzheimer's. People with this disease often have problems with sun downing and getting to sleep. We have a little bottle of lavender oil he rolls on his wrists in the evening and before he goes to bed. I was pretty surprised, it really seems to help! Also, he can be a real cranky pants in the morning. For the heck of it, I had him use his lavender oil then, too. It helped tremendously! I've heard other aromas help, too, but have only just started with this. If anyone has any tips, please let me know! Anything to avoid his being over-medicated is a blessing!"

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12/16/2010: Anon from City, State replies: "Maybe a lavender sachet in his clothes drawer, or a lavender candle or room diffuser. I wonder if vanilla would work. I get depression, and eating bananas helps tremendously. It feels like morning all day. I have to stay away from gluten, if I have to eat it such as at a party, I have milk/kefir or psyllium before leaving for the party. A Chamomile/Lavender/Lemon balm tea is good, too. Things that help my liver and kidneys help my mood tremendously, too. You might try those things with your poor Dad. My heart goes out to you both. Try Kefir, goat milk, fresh fruit (lots of it oranges, strawberries, kiwi, cherries, blackberries, peaches), fresh green salads (spinach, romaine, red pepper, tomatoes, boiled egg, sardines, a little salt, no pepper, olive oil, amen. ), Cat's Claw, ginger, fresh garlic (no milk with or before it, only an hour or so later), basil/chamomile/catnip tea (no milk till hour later). Failing that chocolate and coffee work. And if all else fails, ice cream... Make a smoothie with frozen orange segments, frozen strawberries, and fresh baby spinach. These heal the body and thereby heal the mind."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  11/20/2011: Lane from Reno, Nevada, United States replies: "Various essential oils have improved cognitive function in human beings in clinical trials. Jimbo and colleagues used a diffuser to deliver rosemary and lemon essential oils in the morning and lavender and orange essential oils in the evening to 28 patients with dementia (including those with Alzheimer's disease). After 28 days, all 28 patients "showed significant improvement in personal orientation related to cognitive function. " Akhondzadeh and colleagues using tinctures of lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) and sage (Salvia officinalis) saw significant improvements in cognitive function over placebo in 84 patients with Alzheimer's disease over a four month period. Essential oils high in methoxyphenols (such as clove, cinnamon leaf, rosemary, sage, lemon balm, oregano, thyme, and laurel) appear to provide a particular effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease. These compounds scavenge peroxynitrites (convert them into a less dangerous form) and partially reverse the damage that they do to receptors involved in short-term memory, sleep, mood, smell, alertness, and awareness.

My sisters and I began to give our mother rosemary essential oil to smell four years ago (she has had Alzheimer's disease for seven years). This year we added many of the essential oil listed above. As a result of aromatherapy (she takes no medications), she can recognize her own home again, sleeps through the night, feels comfortable around relatives, has some short-term memory (can spell her own name, can sometimes remember the order of days and month, can complete sayings such as I scream, you scream, we all scream for... Ice cream, etc. ), and is much more alert and aware than before she began aromatherapy. Except for allergies or excessive use (my mother smells the oils for just a few seconds under each nostril every morning), there appears to be few side effects from aromatherapy. Essential oils are one of the few treatments for Alzheimer's disease that has worked both in animal models and in human beings."


General Feedback

11/27/2011: Grannie Gay from Lakeland, Fl: "I had read Dr Wright's article on Lithium Orotate several years ago. My husband has been treated for Alzheimer's for several years. I decided to try the treatment. He had an immediate decline, so we discontinued treatment immediately.

We do use several supplements: Hup A (Huperzine), Digestive enzimes, Lions Mane Mushroom tablets, DMAE and lecithin. We had run out of the Lions Mane last spring - his decline increased at that time, and although he's taking it again, he never recovered what he lost. Although decline continues, he gets along pretty well.

I find that changes - travel - even to visit family members for holidays, etc, are the greatest challenge to his functioning.

(His younger brother died just a couple of years after Alzheimer's Disease diagnosis. He didn't have early medications to delay disease progress. ) Their mother and maternal grandmother both had the condition, and the youngest brother, @76, is also taking Alzheimer's Disease medications now."


Huperzine A

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YEA (1)
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[YEA]  08/22/2013: Toourlady89 from Hayward Ca: "Huperzine A helped me gain my short term memory back. For years, I hated it when I would start a story, then I could not remember the name of the item I am talking about. After a week of Huperzine A, it's back. They use Huperzine for Alzheimer's with promising results."

EC: More about this supplement here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huperzine_A


Lemon Juice

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BETTER BUT NOT CURED (1)
100%

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  12/10/2012: Mary Jane from San Antonio, Texas, 78249, Usa: "Hello everyone, My dad has Alzheimer's and was having two bad days and nights of asking every few mintues to take him back home and that he move out of the house and wanted to know how the furniture got back to the house he live in right now. My mom had not slept so my sister called and ask if I would go and spend time with my Dad so she could rest for awhile... I give God the Glory and Honor for this: I cut a whole lemon in half and squeeze all the juice and pulp in a glass of water put sweet and low to give it a little taste with some ice and he drank it in about 20min he stop asking about the other house. And another 15 minutes past by and he said he was going to go take a shower and he got up from his chair and took a shower. Since my Dad have been sick he hate to take shower. Please try it, I saw this work on my dad so my mom and sister went and bought a big bag of lemons and will start a morning and night routine... Stay Blessed"

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12/19/2012: Mary Jane from San Antonio, Texas, Usa replies: "Update on my Dad, its been over a week and he is doing great, my Mom is still giving him 2 lemon per day. One in the morning and the other at night. I also read Ted advise on Alzheimer's Disease and I started giving him 2 pills of Lysine in the afternoon a total of 1000 mg. Thank You Ted... Thanks, and God Blessed..."
12/30/2012: Mary Jane from San Antonio, Texas,usa replies: "Update on my Dad, he is doing great, still doing the lemon and l-lysine every day for Alzheimer's Disease. He did have a bad day so I question my Mom and she told me she had skip 3 of his lemon juice drink because she was sick and didn't give my Dad his lemon juice but was still taking the l-lysine. We put him back on the lemon juice and he was back to normal the following day. He is starting to use the phone again he had stop calling us when he was sick. He is also starting to eat some of his meal in the table. He was only eating in his chair in the lliving room. My Mom called me a few days ago and said that my Dad was doing great and she wanted to start taking the l-lysine also. So now my Dad is still at 1000 mg in the evening and my Mom is taking 500mg. Stay Blessed"
12/31/2012: Sue M. from Worden, Il, Usa replies: "Hi Mary Jane.... There is all kinds of information about Alheimer's and Virgin Coconut Oil and how much it can help."
01/05/2013: Anon from Appleton, Ny Usa replies: "Mary Jane, please give more updates about your Dad. Has drinking the fresh lemon juice helped his memory at all? Have you seen any definite improvement in his memory? Any less confusion in his thinking? Thanks."
01/09/2013: Mary Jane from San Antonio, Texas, Usa replies: "01-09-13. Up date on my Dad, he is still doing very well.

Anon, First I want to tell you why I gave my Dad the lemon juice. I was searching the net for remedies for alzheimer and found a site that said Lemon Balm may improve people memory's that have alzheimers. The evening when I went over to help with my Dad so my Mom could rest and shower, he was being very mean to my Mom, and he was upset about leaving the house they had just move in, he would just keep talking about the house. My parent have not move they have lived in the same house for about 25 years. When I was there sitting in the living room with him, I remember reading about the lemon balm. I had never heard of lemon balm and didn't buy any, but I knew I had lemons so that why I use lemon. It was very upsetting to me to see and hear my Dad just losing it. My brothers and sisters were already thinking of putting him in a home since he was starting to be mean to my Mom... My Dad is 78 year old and I have never seen him be mean to her.

So to answer your question, his memory is awesome, he knows who we are, if I ask my Mom where are your scissors he will answer first and he will tell me where to find them. And again I give God all the Glory and Honor... Stay Blessed"

01/09/2013: Anon from Appleton, Ny, Usa replies: "Mary Jane, thank you for posting about Alzheimer's Disease. It's great that you give God the glory and honor. He is truly the source of every good gift. (John 3:16)

Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but it sounds like before you tried this treatment, your Dad was terribly confused, upset, acting mean, and his memory was very poor. And now all of these things, including even his memory, have improved dramatically??

Please continue to post any clarifications or details or developments that you think are helpful.

I'm sure many people will be reading what you're posting here. Maybe some will try the freshly squeezed lemon juice (in water, with added non-sugar sweetener) twice a day and report their results."
01/10/2013: Mary Jane from San Antonio, Texas, Usa replies: "Update on my Dad, talk to my Mom today and my Dad is doing great :)

To Anon, Yes to all your questions. And yes I hope people start trying the lemon juice on there love ones. I have told a few people that I know with family member with Alzheimer's Disease and they look at me like I'm crazy... If it helps millions of people that would be awesome but if it only help one person in this crazy world we live in that would be awesome too... Stay Blessed"

01/10/2013: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "700 Club began their broadcast the other night with another installment of Coconut Oil for Alzheimer's. The medical editor says that researchers believe the medium chain fatty acids of C.O. are utilized by the brain as an energy source (something to do with ketones) where the standard source of energy (glucose) is somehow depleted or non-functional (causing the mental decline). The use of the lemons may also suggest that Alzheimer's is a metabolic disorder, as lemon stimulates digestion.

If this is true, supplementing a good multivitamin/mineral plus extra Chromium and Cinnamon should improve Alzheimer's, along with dietary changes like ACV or Lemons. I would also venture to assume supplementing DMG or/and Quercetin should make big improvements in all manner of age-related declining health conditions. Many researchers believe that Cancer is essentially a metabolic disorder of decreased cellular energy."

02/06/2013: Mary Jane from San Antonio, Texas, Usa replies: "Update on my Dad. He is doing very well. Still giving him his lemon juice and l-lysine everyday. If my dad doesn't want to go with my mom to the store she now can leave him alone at the house for a while since he is doing great... Stay Blessed."
02/07/2013: Anon from Anon replies: "Hi, Great news! I look forward to your feedback - keep up the good work."
03/14/2013: Mary Jane from San Antonio, Texas, Usa replies: "Update on my Dad, he is doing great, he turn 78 in February. He just went to his apointment 2 days ago to see his doctor. And the doctor told my dad he is doing very well and does not have to see him for another 6 months. My Dad ask if he can drive again and his doctor told him no, lol. Still giving him his l-lysine and lemon juice everyday... Stay Blessed."
03/15/2013: Joy from Battleground, Wash replies: "New book at the library written by a doc who treated her hubby with coconut oil for his alzheimers... Very interesting.. Won't work for everyone but certain sugar uptake issues in the brain are healed by coconut oil added in the diet... hope this helps."


Lithium Aspartate

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WARNING! (1)
100%

02/09/2009: Fico from NY, NY: "Alzheimer's cured with lithium aspartate???

Lithium, the rediscovered (missing?) element for your brain's regeneration
The Misunderstood Mineral

By Jonathan V. Wright, M.D.
(Reprinted From "Nutrition and Healing"
http://www.oradix.com/health-library/article.php?id=031

excerpt: There are many other research findings that also strongly suggest that lithium will protect against potential Alzheimer's disease and slow the progression of existing cases. Researchers have reported that lithium inhibits beta-amyloid secretion, and also prevents damage caused by beta-amyloid protein once it's been formed.20-23 Beta-amyloid peptide is a signature protein involved in Alzheimer's disease: the more beta-amyloid protein, the worse the Alzheimer's becomes...

Lithium Orotate - Alzheimers Disease, Aluminum, Fibromyalgia: Is There a Relationship?
http://www.smartbodyz.com/Lithium-Orotate-Alzheimers-Disease-Aluminum-Fibromyalgia-Pg2.htm

excerpt:Chris D. Meletis, N.D. reports in Vitamin Research News, "Studies show that lithium, in general, inhibits the atrophy of the hippocampus. Atrophy of the human hippocampus is seen in a variety of disorders including Alzheimer's disease."(1)"

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[WARNING!]  02/10/2009: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "I don't like lithium aspartate it's an excitotoxin much like aspartame. It may reverse, but only temporarily. Therefore the preferred lithium needs to be lithium carbonate, lithium citrate being the safest one. Long term use does more harm in aspartate form then good. Aspartate, MSG and aspartame are all excitotoxin. The beta amyloid is a toxicity of high level exposure of metal zinc, and hence 1000 mg of L carnosine and some small amounts of EDTA to remove zinc, as well as other metals is the cause of the alzheimer. Scientist found beta amyloid removes heavy metals, but in excess, beta amyloid becomes a problem. Therefore it makes more sense to use those that gives energy to the brain without the excitotoxins such as drops of methylene blue which is protective of the cell's mitochrondria systems, and the removal of heavy metals such as cilantro and carnosine and perhaps drops of sodium thiosulfate, or even chlorella to help remove the heavy metals. Potassium citrate will further alkalize the brain so the brain can heal. i don't believe in lithium aspartate because I have received several years ago that while initially it helped alzheimer, the condition later on became progressively much worse. It was from the excitotoxin of the aspartate.

Ted"
02/10/2009: Fico from NY, NY replies: "thank you so much for your imput, I'm really looking for personal experiences before use it and your comment is of great help. nevertheless i'd like to deep more into this issue.

lithium carbonate is more toxic, it needs high levels in order to cross the brain barrier.

if lithium aspartate has that toxic effect, what is your experience with lithium orotate?

Low dosages of lithium have been found to be safe.[9] Dr. Jonathan Wright suggests 20 to 30 mg. of lithium aspartate or lithium orotate daily as an appropriate dose to stop brain aging. This is 1/3 to 1/6 the dosage of lithium carbonate used to treat manic depressive disorder. Dr. Hans Nieper of Germany has learned that lithium orotate or lithium aspartate penetrate cells more effectively than lithium carbonate so smaller doses can be used. One tablespoon of flaxseed oil daily along with 400 I.U. of vitamin E ensures that no lithium toxicity can develop

HOW TO ENLARGE YOUR BRAIN AND IMPROVE BRAIN PERFORMANCE
By Dr. James Howenstine, MD.
May 5, 2004
NewsWithViews.com
http://www.newswithviews.com/Howenstine/james11.htm

recent research has shown that low doses of lithium preserve and renew[1] brain cells. Eight of ten persons given lithium showed an increase in brain grey matter of 3 % after only 4 weeks. By promoting brain cell regeneration and increasing brain size lithium can function as an anti-aging nutrient for the brain.

Lithium also accomplishes the following benefits for brain cells:

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Lithium enhances DNA replication which is the first step to formation of new cells.
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The damaging effects of excitotoxins. (monosodium glutamate (MSG), aspartame (Nutrasweet) etc. can be blocked by lithium.[2]
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Animal research shows that lithium can decrease the areas of cell death after induced strokes by 56 %.
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Lithium protects rat brain cells from the. increased levels of brain cell death caused by anti-convulsant drugs (Dilantin phenytoin , Tegretol, carbamazepine etc.)
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Lithium may protect against adverse effects from mood altering drugs, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, 'uppers"and "downers", and marihuana all of which cause brain damage with long term use.
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Abnormally functioning signaling pathways may become repaired by lithium.
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The aluminum felt to be a possible cause of Alzheimer's Disease (AD). is chelated[3] by lithium so it can be more easily removed from the body.

Research has suggested that lithium blocks the secretion of beta-amyloid in Alzheimer's disease and prevents damage from pre-existing beta amyloid. Overactivity of the brain cell protein tau contributes to death of neurones in Alzheimer's Disease. Lithium inhibits this tau protein damage and the formation of the neurofibrillary tangles seen in AD.

I'm looking for natural neurogenesis boosters, like THC from hemp, but it is illegal in US."
11/01/2011: Sura78 from Florence, Al replies: "In regards to the Lithium Oratate dosage and Vitamin E or Flaxseed oil to prevent Lithium toxicity, would Krill oil or Coconut oil suffice in this aspect as well, or does it strictly have to be the Vitamin E or Flaxseed oil? Thank you."
12/04/2012: Annamaria from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia replies: "Ted, what is your opinion regarding Lithium Orotate. I have been wary of Lithium Aspartate because of the aspartate so it surprised me to read that Dr Wright has been taking it in low doses for years."


Nattokinase

10/28/2013: Prioris from Fl, Usa: "Prevent Alzheimers Disease with Nattokinase. Here is explanation:

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Alzheimer’s disease occurs when there’s a build-up of amyloid. Amyloid is oxidized protein. It’s a waste product that builds up inside all non-dividing cells. This includes the cells in your heart, brain, kidneys, etc. It builds slowly. And it slowly shuts down the ability of your cells to properly function. It irritates them, sort of like a chigger on your skin. Your brain cells are particularly sensitive.

It’s rare to find a compound that can dissolve amyloid. But recently, researchers discovered that my favorite enzyme, nattokinase, cleaves to the protein and enhances its removal. What’s interesting is that other protein dissolving enzymes, including trypsin and plasmin, don’t do it. Trypsin is a protein-dissolving enzyme made by your pancreas. Plasmin is a protein in your blood that dissolves clots.

Interestingly, nattokinase got its fame as a clot buster or clot preventer. Now science is showing its superiority in dissolving this other unwanted protein.

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I noticed Nattokinase was missing from Earth Clinic's Alzheimer remedy list."

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10/28/2013: Rsw from Uniontown, Oh replies: "Do you know if Serrapeptase also clears this plaque? Thank you."
10/29/2013: Prioris from Fl replies: "Here is a link that would support the use of both Nattokinase and Serrapeptase in rats with Alzheimers: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23821590

Since Serrapeptase also has fibrolytic activity, I should have somewhat same effect on amyloid plaque. It is not as natural to the body as Nattokinase but that may be why to add it. Many supplement formulas used both to remove plaque from arteries. When one considers the list of very positive effects that these fibrolytic enzymes have on clots, heart attacks and strokes, i'd add it even if I didn't have Alzheimers especially if one is 40 years or older."


Niacinamide

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YEA (2)
100%

[YEA]  12/01/2013: Kh from Las Vegas, Nv: "Niacinamide worked for my mother's dementia. The dosage was time-release 1500 mg twice a day (breakfast and bedtime).

She went from asking the same question every 60 seconds (for example, she would ask where my father was, we'd answer that he was in the hospital, then seconds later she'd ask again) and being unable to take a shower because she couldn't remember how to do it, to being 100% her old normal self pre-dementia.

She can now shower and dress herself and apply her own make-up. She is back to cooking my parents' meals. She keeps the house clean. She remembers answers to questions. She is able to participate in conversations. She remembers events of the past few years that she had completely lost. She knows what year it is. She knows her age and my father's age.

Also, she had gotten very erratic emotionally. Now she's got her old personality back.

She got it all back.

She had no trouble with side effects.

We've been tapering down her dosage to see how she handles it. Right now she's on 1000 mg time release 2x a day, and so far so good."

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12/01/2013: Kh from Las Vegas, Nv replies: "I forgot to mention that it took just under four months for us to see what seemed to be a full cure, but we started to notice improvement even after a few days.

For example, my mother was able to remember that my father was in the hospital after about three days on niacinamide. She was able to remember how to shower after about a week and a half, but she still forgot where the soap was. She was able to remember where the soap was a few days later.

She was able to remember to feed the dogs (and what to feed them) after about three weeks. It took almost a month for her to remember what year it was and her age."

12/01/2013: Jillery from North America replies: "Why take her off of something that it appears her body needs badly? Maybe supplement with some good all round multi vit & minerals also. Keep her at the level you have her at and let her be connected with life as she is. It is wonderful you found that the niacinamide worked for her!!"
12/01/2013: Shawna from Torrance, California replies: "KH, that is wonderful!! WOW!!! Thank you so much for sharing. I am going to share this with everyone I know, including my parents!"
12/01/2013: Gavin from Northland, New Zealand replies: "Niacinimide is also ingested from smoking tobacco, nicotine is converted after inhalation. I often wonder if, the anti smoking brigade factored in the rise of altzhimers and parkinsons, into the new world health model."
12/02/2013: Kh from Las Vegas, Nv replies: "My mother asked me to post another message about what the past few months have been like (since she started on the niacinamide). She said that it was like having windows suddenly flung open, like she could suddenly see things again that had been hidden from her.

Earlier I had posted that she had no side effects. She asked me to tell you that she tended to feel dizzy with physical exercise - for example, at the end of a walk. This is something that she has only reported since being on the niacinamide. I am just thrilled that she can remember having felt dizzy."

01/16/2014: Mary from Buenos Aires Argentina. replies: "It cured my son from schizophrenia with Niacinamide B3 and Lysine under Ted's advice. Took 4 months but he was reacting really well from the beginning. It worked and I was able to take him of all meds. I now have a perfectly normal, well balance wonderful kid. His psychiatrist thought I was nuts but it worked!!!! And he is not medicated!!! I had all my prayers answered. Thank you Earth clinic!!!

Now I am healing myself form colon cancer. Declined Chemo. healing naturally!!!"

[YEA]  01/20/2014: Lisa from Providence, Ri replies: "My mother started taking Niacinamide 500mg twice daily for Alzheimer's and realized immediate improvement with her memory and cognitive functioning. We could see a dramatic improvement with the first dose, and continued improvement with each successive dose. Over the course of a week or so, she is functioning at close to 100%. If you have a loved one with Alzheimer's, please try this remedy. KH, I can't thank you enough for your post!"

EC: Yes, we were impressed by KH's posts and asked Mary Post to research more on this subject for our January newsletter. Here's the link to Mary's article if you haven't already read it.

01/20/2014: Courtney from Granite Bay, Ca replies: "I tried Niacinamide (500mg 2x/day) months ago and noticed absolutely no improvement in my memory.

I even tried the 1,500mg timed-release 2x per day as someone else posted, with no improvement either.

After reading the claims, I was so optimistic. :(

I've also tried Lion's Mane and Taurine, both separately and together and experienced some (slight) improvement, but not enough to continue taking them, since they were expensive."

01/20/2014: Beverly from Rochester, Ny replies: "According to Mary Post's article on EC, the best way to take niacinamide for Alzheimer's is... "250 mg. every 90 minutes, 12 times a day seems to be the best method." However, I would research liver toxicity and niacinamide first before taking this large amount if I were you.

A great supplement I take for memory is Citicholine. I started having impressive memory recall the day after I started taking it!"

01/20/2014: Kt from Usa replies: "Courtney, I have read that turmeric has been shown to dissolve the amyloid plaque in the brains of lab animals. Pubmed.gov is a good site for this information or maybe try Google. I have noticed improvement with my memory and even my hearing."
01/21/2014: Prioris from Fl replies: "I saw this quote..."withanolides, chemical compounds derived from ashwagandha, help improve the structure of both healthy and already damaged brain cells in subjects with Alzheimer's disease". There is a product called Ashwagandha KSM-66 which has 5% withanolides. I actually bought some a couple weeks ago just to experiment with it for cognitive related problems. It seems to get a lot of positive reviews."
01/21/2014: Prioris from Fl replies: "Regarding Alzheimer's, the beta amyloid always gets mentioned as the culprit. Here is another perspective.

..."If beta amyloid were the cause of Alzheimer's disease, then why would ridding the brain of this protein actually cause patients to worsen? Harvard researcher Dr. Stephanie Soscia and her associates may have the answer. Their recently published research questioned why beta amyloid accumulates in the Alzheimer's brain in the first place, and concluded that in fact, the protein actually serves to rid the brain of a variety of bacteria and viruses. They described beta amyloid as an "antimicrobial peptide" which accumulated in response to an infectious agent. Their work looks upon beta amyloid in a new light as they stated, "If the normal function of beta amyloid is to function as an antimicrobial peptide, then an absence of the peptide may result in increased vulnerability to infection." Rather than causing the disease, beta amyloid may be our brain's natural response to an infectious agent, accumulating as a way of defending us against a pathogen. So perhaps we should reconsider beta amyloid since it has been said that "the enemy of my enemy is my friend...."

Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-david-perlmutter-md/alzheimers-herpes-could-be-a-cause_b_814047.html"

01/22/2014: Timh from Ky, Usa replies: "This may be more evidence as to the efficacy of Coconut Oil in preventing or treating Alzheimers. We have been assuming the saturated fats in VCO was supplying the brain w/ an alternative fuel source in the absence of glucose, but the antipathogen properties of VCO may also be at work here."
01/31/2014: Francoise from Quebec, Canada replies: "Hi KH,

I am curious about the niacinamide supplement used for your Mother in curing her Alzheimer condition. All the ones I have looked at contain magnesium stearate which I understand blocks the absorption of the vitamin. One contained hypromellose, and though I have looked at various sites regarding the safety of this ingredient, I would really appreciate Earth Clinic's take on whether it is safe or not. Can you please tell us what brand was used for your Mom? Many thanks, Francoise"

01/31/2014: Tony from Tn, Usa replies: "Hello Francoise from Quebec, Canada:

Solaray makes a niacin supplement without magnesium stearate. PureBulk makes a powder form of niacin without any type of additives whatsover. Vitaspace is another powder without any additives as well.

I think the controversy about magnesium stearate is a little exaggerated but I still try to avoid it if possible. Here is a link to compare niacin supplements and their ingredients: http://www.toxinless.com/niacinamide

God Bless and hope you can find a niacin supplement to fit your needs."


Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil

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[YEA]  01/24/2014: Joyce from Asheville, Nc: "I would like to share how I cured my 89 year old mother from Alzheimer’s! Six years ago my mother was diagnosed by a very reputable specialist with Alzheimer’s. At the time she had difficulty remembering things she had done that day. She would ask the same questions over a lot. She would say things that did not make sense and she had become quite angry and irrational. The doctor told us that her condition would continue to deteriorate and that within about 3 years she would not be able to function on her own (even at that time she needed full-time caregivers to remind her what to do). I am a holistic health practitioner and so I am familiar with a lot of supplements, herbs and foods to cure different conditions. So I started her on some of the supplements that I knew about for Alzheimer’s. These included Phosphatidylserine (PS), L-Carnitine, Tumeric, Ginkgo and vinpocetine as well as a multi-vitamin. Two years after she started this protocol she went back for a follow up appointment with the Alzheimer’s specialist who had originally diagnosed her. He was quite surprised that her condition had remained the same for two years and not progressed as he said it would. I believe that these supplements halted the progression of the Alzheimer’s. But we really wanted to see improvement. Here is where the cure comes in!

I had read about studies done using Niacinamide to cure Alzheimer’s. The studies suggested giving it in small doses many times throughout the day to keep constant levels in the bloodstream. It suggested giving an oral dose of Niacinamide 12 times a day! This is very impractical for my mother who struggles to take all of her other pills. So we ended up giving her a 500 mg. capsule three times a day with meals. At this time I had also read about studies showing that high doses of vitamin A actually dissolves Beta Amyloid deposits in lab animals. The study found that it not only dissolved the deposits, but it did so in a matter of hours! The article I read which was published by a doctor recommended a form of vitamin A called “Mycellized A” in liquid form as this is better absorbed. So I also started her on the mycellized vitamin A. After starting her on these two new supplements (Niacinamide 500 mg 3 times a day, and Mycellized Vitamin A 100, 000 mg. a day for 3 weeks, (then cut back to 20, 000 mg a day maintenance) we noticed a big improvement. Later we added a couple of other things which I believe helped her as well. One of them is Coconut oil. The other is to make sure that she does not have a bladder infection. My mother is prone to UTI’s and we noticed that whenever she got one that her mental symptoms would get much worse. So we have to make sure that those are kept in check. As long as we are doing all of these things she does great. It has been 6 years since her diagnosis and instead of progressing her Alzheimer’s is gone for the most part. She is now back to her old self. Her thinking and cognition are good. She remembers almost everything about her day. She rarely repeats questions, her attitude is so much better. She is not angry or unreasonable anymore. She actually has conversations with me now where she can give me helpful advice on problems I may have. She’s back to acting like my mom again! To recap, I feel that what really helped her the most has been the Niacinamide and the Mycellized vitamin A, and secondarily the coconut oil and preventing UTI’s. Please try these as they may work for you as well.

A note about UTI’s: It is quite well known by nursing home staff that when an elderly person gets a UTI that it really affects them mentally. It can cause confusion, anger, and unreasonable behaviors. This is important-elderly people do not always have the typical symptoms on a UTI (frequent or burning urination, etc.) This is why it is so important if an elderly person is struggling with mental symptoms, especially if they come on suddenly that they go to a doctor and have a urine test done to check for a UTI. Usually they will perform a dipstick test on the urine at the doctor’s office to check for bacteria and traces of blood. But if the dipstick test does not find anything please ask your doctor to send a sample of the urine to a lab for culture. This is a very simple thing for them to do. There are times that the culture will pick up an infection when the dipstick test does not. I hope that this information helps others who are suffering with Alzheimer’s as my mother was. It is a difficult disease but I believe it can be cured with the above protocol. My mother is living proof!!!"

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01/24/2014: Tony from Tn, Usa replies: "Great story Joyce! Isn't God great? I take niacin myself for multiple health issues. Interesting to read about the Vit A form used. My mother is showing signs of Alzheimer's so this story I'll share with her. This sounds like a good plan for her. Thanks for sharing this great testimony. God Bless and may your mother continue good health!"
01/24/2014: Labrat from Burlington, Vt replies: "That is wonderful. Very happy for you. If only the same would work on everyone with that dreadful, insidious disease.

You mentioned coconut oil but didn't say how much you gave your mom per day."

01/25/2014: Andrea C from Wales replies: "Hi, to back up what you said about UTIs, a nurse in the hospital told me the SAME THING!! And it's not just in the Elderly but most common with them. But UTIs can make anyone really ill and cause chronic pain all over the body as well as other problems. Love Andrea C xxx"
01/25/2014: Nowhereman from Indiana replies: "Very impressive!!

I'm assuming you used Vitamin A in palmitate form since that's the only type I found online. If you could confirm that would be great.

Also, I am having a heck of a time finding a conversion chart that will convert mg's into IU's and hoped you could clear that up too. Evidently, not all conversions are created equal...converting Vit. A and Vit D from mg's to IU's involves a different process.

So if the Vit. A drops {palmitate} are 5, 000 IU's per drop, how many drops would = the 100, 000 mgs that you gave your mom? Since Vit. A is stored vs. eliminated, I want to be careful!

Like another poster here, I would also be interested in how much coconut oil you gave your mom each day too.

Thank you for sharing your success story. It's very encouraging!"

01/25/2014: Mike62 from Denver replies: "Nowhereman: This may be a one time thing and she might not be monitoring the site any more. Maybe I could be of assistant. She may have intended to say 100,000iu instead of mg. 1mg of animal a is 1000iu. 1mg of beta carotene is 50iu. Many sites do not recommend palmitate because this is a synthetic isolate and has side effects. The proper ratio of animal a to d3 is 7-1. The daily dosage is 35,000iu of animal a to 5,000iu of d. Eskimos get this from blubber and liver. More is not more beneficial. Less is less beneficial. People also need some iodine and k2 for optimal functioning."
01/25/2014: Tony from Tn, Usa replies: "Hello guys! The daughter stated it was specifically "Mycellized Vitamin A". That comes in liquid form. The site where I order my herbs and supplements has this form of Vit A. It comes in a 1 oz. bottle. The brand name is Kirkman Labs. It's not expensive but not real cheap either. Should be affordable for most people. Thanks & God Bless!"
01/30/2014: Joyce from Asheville, Nc replies: "Hi Everyone,

Sorry that I have not been on the site to answer questions. My password was not working and I couldn't find my post. But I got the problem fixed.

Some of you asked about the brand and amount of Vitamin A etc.

Here is what I used. Klaire Labs Micellized A drops. I gave her 100, 000 IU's for 3 weeks, then cut back to 20, 000 IU's for maintenance. Sorry about the typo on my previous post. It is IU's (not mg's). The doctor who wrote the article stated to not worry about the high doses of vitamin A. He says that he regularly puts patients on 100, 000 IU's or more for several months with no problems. But this protocol only calls for doing that for 3 weeks so you should have nothing to worry about. And of course the maintenance dose of 20, 000 needs to be continued for life.

Here are places that carry it online....

http://pureformulas.ecomm-search.com/search?catalog=yhst-37598795206756&.autodone=http://store.yahoo.com/yhst-37598795206756/&query=Klaire+Labs+micellized+A&x=0&y=0

http://www.rockwellnutrition.com/Micellized-Vitamin-A-by-Claire-Labs.html

As for the coconut oil we try to give her 3 TBLS a day spread out throughout the day. We put in in her food over vegetables, on toast, cook eggs with it, etc.

Here is a super healthy recipe for using coconut oil that tastes like chocolate! The measurements are approximate as I don't measure when I make it.

SUPER HEALTHY CAROB COCONUT OIL RECIPE.....

In large bowl mix together about 1/2 cup (8 TBLS) coconut oil, 3 TBLS flax oil, a couple of spoonfuls of Chatfields Carob powder (put enough so that it doesn't look translucent anymore and looks like chocolate-if you put too much or too little it doesn't taste as good). Add unsweetened shredded coconut, and some cashews or walnuts broken into small pieces. Mix well. Then spread out on wax paper or parchment paper on top of a cookie sheet and FREEZE until hard. Then break off pieces and enjoy.

Hope this answers any questions. I will try to check my post for any future questions. Be well."

01/31/2014: Hashieaussie from Melbourne replies: "Thankyou for your post. I lost my own mother 18 months ago and wish with all my heart that we had known this and joined some dots. Maybe someone else will benefit. My family observed that every time my mother deteriorated, (over at least 8 years) which did not happen steadily but in bursts, that she had a strong distinctive smell around her body. I now think this was due to the urinary tract infections you describe which of course we knew she had too but never drew the connection. I have also read recently that silica in mineral water has been shown by researchers to reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer's and stave it off, they think by chelating aluminium. Interestingly, horsetail or equisetum, which has a lot of silica is traditionally used to treat urinary tract infections. Perhaps this is something else to try for your mother - some horsetail tea probably easier than the litre a day of silica water used by the researchers. We also had some success with coconut oil skin cream which 'woke' my mother up after 15 minutes or so in the later stages. I wish you all the best and thankyou for your insightful posts."
02/01/2014: Joyce from Asheville, Nc replies: "Thank you Hashieaussie for your advice about silica and horsetail tea being good for UTI's. I will try them."


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11/22/2012: Melissa from Cincinnati, Ohio: "I am interested in helping our mother who was recently diagnosed with Alz. And she has had many health and life struggles! I think too much medication can make problems worst and completely understand we need to for some major health reasons. But recently the Doctor put her on med's and I feel she has become worst! Please help our family! If you knew our Mother and you would realize how special she is and deserves to have a healthy happy life!!! Thank you!"

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11/23/2012: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Melissa, read up on coconut oil for Alz."
11/23/2012: Baldev from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India replies: "Hi Melissa, Every mother is very special. I appreciate your feelings and your concern about your mother, I don't know as to how old is your mother, because it is an aging process. My mother is 101 and is running her 102nd year and she too has developed this, but since I have started her on extra virgin coconut oil I find there is definite improvement in her condition. The medicines bring other side effect related problems and therefore we stopped her medication, they do deserve to have medication/problem free happy life with their children, grand, and great grand children. Baldev"
11/23/2012: Sue M. from Worden, Il, USA replies: "Melissa, I'm enclosing a link to Bruce Fife's website for you to do some reading on VCO. The studies that they are finding about VCO is wonderful. Hope this helps. http://www.coconutresearchcenter.com/hwnl_9-1.htm"


12/28/2011: Robert Henry from Ten Mile, Tn Usa : "I am researching Alzheimers and people there is very little imformation on this site. Am I the only old codger here? If you a youngun then you will be here pretty soon. The traditional medical folks have nothing to offer. I have been at this for about a year, and here's what I have come up with: B 12, Folic Acid, Virgin Coconut Oil and Acetyl -L- Carnitine, and Gluthionine. Dang, that's it. 'Course the typical crap... Like work puzzles. That's BS. This is a physical thing happening to your brain. It all goes back to what you are exposed to, either nutrionally or enviromentally.

Can any of you shed any light on this? This site covers the world so if we put our experiences togeather it will be more potant than any medical group. Let's do it. I believe that Alzheimers is caused by a natural thing and we can solve it by putting our collective minds togeather. Whatever story you got, spit it out. It will cause someone to think of their experience. We may not can solve this, but we can damn sure put a dent in it.

I want to cry when I think of Pat Summit, the coach of the Lady Vols. She is doomed because the people around her don't want her exposed to natural healing. The only answer the medical folks have is HGH and that's outlawed. It works.

Excuse my rant =====ROBERT HENRY====="

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12/28/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Robert, I would also research niacin and alpha lipoic acid

A lot of the treatments being given to autistic kids would apply to alzheimers, that is chelating the body of heavy metals and detoxing the body. Many of these kids had no speech and could not communicate. After detoxing their body of toxins, they came back. Worth looking at anyway. We live in a toxic world."

12/28/2011: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "Don't forget smoking, since the "powers that be" have decided that smoking is a dirty dangerous pastime and have started to tax it out of existence.. The Obesity rate has rocketed and doctors don't tell you to start smoking if you get Alzheimers, as it was the only thing that stopped or delayed its onset. So what's the pay back for the anti smoking lobby? Is there more money for big Pharma with a chronically obese population?..

Nationally anti smoking hasn't done one iota for the general health of the population, now we have the diseases of obesity to deal with, plus the fact that most people who get lung cancer don't smoke anyway."

12/28/2011: Dud from The Woods Of, Wv, Usa replies: "in reply to - 12/28/2011: Robert Henry from Ten Mile, Tn Usa-

Free book download:

http://www.hdfoster.com/sites/hdfoster.com/files/users/user6/Foster_Alzheimers.pdf

What really causes Alzheimer's disease

There is currently a global Alzheimer's disease pandemic, involving tens of millions of victims. This book shows what to do about it, including memory loss issues. This book suggests how to reverse memory loss in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease."

12/29/2011: Francisca from Zug, Switzerland replies: "Sorry but your link sent me to a page with a screensaver with some old guy, nothing else! I am interested to know what book you are talking about so in case you could post the title I would appreciate!"
12/29/2011: Robert Henry from Ten Mile, Tn Usa replies: "HASHIAUSSIE, all I can say is WOW. The URL you posted has sent me to school and the fellow who collected the data for this E novel is a good man. I spent the morning reading it and am only half way done. All old folks should read this before it is too late. The young ones can dodge bullets and jump tall building so they will not heed his findings. Their time is coming. Thanks to all for the tremendous response. =====ROBERT HENRY=========="
12/29/2011: Robert Henry from Ten Mile, Tn Usa replies: "DUD, I apologize, because it was your URL that I read. Guess I am further along than I thought. Sorry 'bout that. =======ROBERT HENRY======="
12/29/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Robert Henry have you investigated aspartame and MSG being a cause of alzheimers? I just read some of the section on this site on Aspartame and its use can cause alzheimer symptoms. There are now 30 year old people with alzheimers.

Many foods have hidden aspartame and MSG in them."

12/29/2011: P from Middle Of, Fl replies: "hi! I visited the website for the water cure and took some time to read articles. Can't buy the book, but really got the main jist of things reading what I could!

The Doctor basically says that your brain is in a water drought and that's the cause of alzheimers, because of the lack of water, your brain cells start to shrink and become prune like.

It's suggested that if you drink half your weight in ounces of water a day; that's sufficient to keep your cells hydrated. He also states that if you add sea salt to your diet will give you much needed minerals. he states that your body like our earth is a majority of saline water and nothing on this planet could exist with out it! Your brain, eyes, every living cell in your body, skin, digestion.

This system not only keeps alzheimers away, it keeps cancer, ulcers among many illnesses he researced. He claims that in medical school they do not teach such things! He came upon this research during a political imprisonment. He later on went to learn that our brain produces histamine and histamine is the water regulator of our body when there is a drought signals go off and send pain to the area in most need of water. Now the big pharma companies introduced anti-histamine to block the signals thus taking the pain away, the very signal that is indicating your thirsty!

NOW he says that the brain has first priority to water and everything else follows, so that means if having alzheimers is really a water drought occurring then imagine what the rest of your body is going through! Thick blood, lack of eyesight so on and so forth.

He also indicates that our bones are made up of calcium, magnesium and salt, our cells need saline water as well and when the body lacks this solution it pulls salt from male prostates thus making them have issues!

All I know is that slowly but surely I have tried to follow with my fellow earthclinicers into a healthier life. I admit I don't exercise, but that soon will get introduced. I have replaced my pepsi with water a little over a year now and since going to the water cure websites, I no longer babysit my water. To all of you whom posted that site- thanks!

and here it is;.....

http://www.watercure2.org/

http://www.watercure.com/"

12/29/2011: Dud from The Woods Of, Wv, Usa replies: "In reply to-12/29/2011: Francisca from Zug, Switzerland-

Francisca; This is a direct link to download a book in. Pdf format. It is not a web page in.html. That picture you are seeing of a old man is on page 1 of that. Pdf book. !!!!!

This page #1 [the photo] is shown while the rest of the 278 page book is being downloaded. Just be patient, and it will all download onto your hard disk. Save it to a folder in your file system, and read it anytime you choose, later on."

12/29/2011: Carly from Seattle, Wa - Usa replies: "I wanted to bump this link back up to the top and tell Dud what a great and interesting read this was. Much appreciated. My father in law died of this last month... And his mother before him. Let's just say I have a vested interest in keeping my husband from the same terrible fate.

Thank YOU.

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12/28/2011: Dud from The Woods Of, Wv, Usa writes: "in reply to - 12/28/2011: Robert Henry from Ten Mile, Tn Usa-

Free book download:

http://www.hdfoster.com/sites/hdfoster.com/files/users/user6/Foster_Alzheimers.pdf

What really causes Alzheimer's disease

There is currently a global Alzheimer's disease pandemic, involving tens of millions of victims. This book shows what to do about it, including memory loss issues. This book suggests how to reverse memory loss in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease."

12/30/2011: Timh from Louisville, Usa replies: "If I might add, the amino acid Taurine is also recommended for Alzheimer or any brain disorder as it is an effective antioxidant to that area; T also helps the body regulate & utilize minerals and thus boosting the power of water in the body."
12/30/2011: Timh from Louisville, Usa replies: "Robert Henry, Pat's been needing a retirement from B ball for a good while now and she can do so comfortably IF she does anything bout that alz thing other than conventional watered down facts, skewed studies, and worthless treatments. Proly not, and if bad goes to worse, she'll be another poster-person for the continuation of diseases like Michael J. Fox; going about indulging and exaggerating his condition that "has no cure". She has the potential to lead literally thousands of otherwise healthy folks into an early Alzheimers.

Don't forget (pun intended) Lecithin w/ its powerful Choline & Phosphatidylcholine (Dr. Murray recommends NOT using the Cholines at the same time as Acetyl L-Carnitine as they compete against each other). Sam-e as well as DMG & TMG. Put the overlooked amino Taurine on the list. And also put the overlooked Glandular Therapy on the list w/ Raw Bovine Brain Tissue. Also Magnet Therapy is good for the entire body."

12/30/2011: Bess from Calgary, Alberta, Canada replies: "Thank you, Dud, for the link to the PDF on Alzheimer's - and thank you Carly for bumping it up! I've just started to read it (it's 276 pages) so there is a lot of information to take in. Very interesting.

And it's free - thanks so much for sharing! Cheers, Bess"

12/30/2011: Linda from New Haven, Ct replies: "Perhaps these links will be of use to you Robert Henry.

http://coconutoil.com/AlzheimersDiseaseDrMaryNewport.pdf

http://healthimpactnews.com/2011/is-the-misguided-low-fat-dietary-philosophy-primarily-responsible-for-alzheimerâ€TMs-disease/"

12/31/2011: Annette from Fairbanks, Alaska replies: "http://www.articlesbase.com/alternative-medicine-articles/will-remarkably-inexpensive-nutrient-cure-alzheimers-disease-1433911.html Hope this helps :)"
02/12/2012: Fred from Bartlett, Tn replies: "I notice that Gavin has tried to say a couple of times here that cigarettes would help. However the threat of catching something on fire by giving a cigarette and lighter to an Alzheimer patient would not make cigarette smoking a good idea. I want to say that Gavin is correct, absolutely, that nicotine can be helpful for this illness. This has been studied for quite a while, and I can provide a link for an example. It will be hard to read for many, as it is in research and scientific jargon, and describes each step of experiments with animals, including rats. The potential for using nicotine for several illnesses where there has been a "slowing down" of brain function is discussed in clear enough terms, knowing that nAChR is nicotine receptor site in brain cells, and CNR is central nervous system. It does state IMO my interpretation, that they need to come up with "new" nicotine drugs, simply because medical science would be too embarrassed to simply use what is already available after all the extreme negativism regarding nicotine already "out there. " I see this as shameful delay just to save face, when there are persons who need this help now. I would strongly suggest you attempt to read, or have a sympathetic and not brainwashed rabidly anti-nicotine scientist friend (if there are any others like me left) to read and interpret this for you. You will want to buy a nicotine patch for your loved one to assist his/her brain with more clarity. The link is from 2000, so as soon as the PTB make all smokers die or quit, or throw them in jail and cigarettes and patches no longer available, you will see brand new "medicines" for Alzheimers, Parkinson's, Tourettes,
ADD, schitzophrenia, and other diseases which meds are basically just nicotine gum or patch repackaged and much more expensive... Or perhaps they will really make something else from cotenine or nicotine, and call it "safer" while failing to eliminate newer horrid side effects much worse than what is already extant today. If you are brainwashed to be anti nicotine so much that you won't even try this, you need to think more about the money Big Pharma stands to make by coming out with great "new therapies" for each of all these illnesses. What does your loved one have to lose from a nicotine patch at this point, when some level of clarity and memory might be gained?
I hope this helps someone out there.

www.acnp.org/G4/gn401000009/default.htm"

02/13/2012: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Fred: would niacin or niacinamide (it's nicotinic acid, or something like that) work? I think Dr. Hoffer has had success with that for schizo etc. Is that the same stuff as cigarettes?"
02/13/2012: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "Thanks for the balanced view on nicotine for Alzhiemers.. In reality its Vit B3.. Smoking puts it directly into the blood stream. As some people cant metabolise it in the normal way.. The Coconut oil is another sword in the armory for this brain disease as well. With regards to the PTB. Getting down on smoking, we are now seeing that the fruits of the ban can be seen in the growing Obesity epidemic.. And probably B3 deficiency which apes Schizoprhenia. So all in all we are worse off than before the ban started.

On a slightly different tack, it occured to me that a great deal of disease, strangely enough responds to natural cleaning compounds? Sodium bicarb, Vinegar, lemon juice, and Hydrogen peroxide. Can it be that a lot of disease is caused by cells getting clogged up at the molecular level, and the stuff thats doing the clogging when removed by one of these naturals starts to perform like they were programed to do. As a practicle example my right ear has been virtually deaf for years it seems to crackle back a bit and then go deaf again. Two weeks ago since the weather has been getting warmer I thought id try an old fashioned lemonade recipe, I subsituted the sugar for a third of a cup of honey.. I've been swigging on this concoction for about a week and feel realy good, and the ear has virtually come back to full use. Since it is the only thing I've changed in the regime, it must be prolonged use of lemon juice.. my eyes are clearer and seem to focus better as well.

For anyone interested Its a cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice.. A third of a cup of honey gently heated in a cup of water in the saucepan, stir this in the lemon juice when disolved, then add five cups of water and drink chilled... Ive added a bit of root ginger and at night I put a capfull of ACV.. In it, which dosn't alter the taste one bit. It tastes nice as well which is a bonus as a lot of the good stuff can be a bit challenging to get down."

02/13/2012: Maria from Gippsland, Australia replies: "Hi Mmsg, I have been wondering this too. Have found it mentioned a few times but without any references. The following is from: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=83

The names "niacin, " "nicotinic acid, " and "nicotinamide" are all derived from research studies on tobacco in the early 1930's. At that time, the first laboratory isolation of vitamin B3 occurred following work on the chemical nicotine that had been obtained from tobacco leaves."

02/14/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Citicoline is emerging as a nutrient w/ big anti-Alzheimers potential."
02/14/2012: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Gavin, is it only lemon/honey or did you put baking soda in this lemonade too?"
02/14/2012: Francisca from Zug, Switzerland replies: "Hi Gavin, I think that you are forgetting some important points about smoking, here! You think that things are worse now than when the ban started? I can tell you a different story! My husband and I don't smoke, never have and have always suffered when we had to share restaurants with smokers. When the partial ban came into action restaurants started to ban non-smoker to little back rooms and we suffered again. All the best places were taken by smokers. Once we were even sent to a very small kind of corridor where non-smokers had to wait for their turn in order to be able to eat, all the rest was reserved to smokers. When the full ban finally started working we felt like valued costumers again, not part of the banned people (and mind, you, we were the ones who weren't doing anything wrong! ). We still have the problem of sitting comfortably on a terrace outside when there is no wind to blow all the smoke away or the wind blows it in the direction of our table! So.... Things are better now people can't smoke inside anymore! Near where we live now there is a hotel with a very nice lounge/bar, often with live music but.... That is reserved for smokers and as it is not big no way we can sit there. We have to sit in the reception of the hotel! Again, as non-smokers we lose out!

As far as nicotine helping Alzheimer's patients.... There must be a better way, surely? And your lemonade, aren't you adding the orange juice anymore? I have been making it with one orange, half a lemon, a bit of Manuka Honey and a tspoon of ACV. What do you think? It tasted a lot better than orange juice alone as oranges nowadays don't have much taste anymore! I don't add any water! And I also added a little bit of olive oil because it helps to absorve the beta-carotene (I suppose oranges have that too?)."

02/14/2012: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Timh, in what foods is this Citicoline nutrient found?"
02/14/2012: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "Hi francisca.. I did some research on oranges and they have been getting sweeter as the sugar content has been rising untill they contain about an eigth of the vitamin C they did a few years ago.. So I dropped them and substituted the lemon, which still is fairly original, with all its original stuff.. I suppose grapefruit would be good as well since its a cross between an orange and a lemon. But as you say to make it pallatable , it has to be taken with a sweetener and diluted or it will disolve tooth enamel just like ACV. So honey is best option as it leaves an alkaline ash.

With regards to my ear!! It seemed to flair back into life with the ACV when I started but just seem to go dead again.. But with the lemon juice its coming back nicely and staying functional, Ive just started juicing carrots again, I think its the constancy of taking these things which has to be maintained. With regards to Lemon juice taken on a constant basis, its well worth a google, as it drops BP. Strengthens the heart, etc and drops the risk of stroke amazingly... Hillary stated after climbing Everest he couldn't have done it without the lemon which stoped internal bleeding and Odema at those altitudes.

As far as smoking goes, I can't see any problem with moderation with a natural product. Anyway the subject has got so political, with dishonesty spouted on both sides of the argument, I suppose time will tell."

02/14/2012: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "No I just squeezed the lemons, and gently swished the honey in a cupfull of water warmed in a pan untill it disolved... Definiatly not too hot as it would denature the product, I didnt add baking soda, just some ginger which gave it a nice zing. And a capfull of ACV, into the nightime half a glass. But you could play around with it, its nice to drink. I would guess if someone wanted to lose weight, its great as you don't feel hungry after a swig."
02/15/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "I don't believe it is a naturally occurring nutrient; it is an intermediary metabolized from Choline and it manufactures phosphatidylcholine."
02/15/2012: Maria from Gippsland, Australia replies: "Hi Mmsg, Liver and Brains both contain Citicoline and now interestingly both are not eaten by most people. It is also converted in our bodies from choline. Lecithin contains choline, egg yolks being a good source of lecithin. I found it hard to find info on food sources of Citicoline as most of the places are also selling the product. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/745068

Early in the 80's Lecithin/Choline was being talked about for its benefits in Alzheimer's and Dementia, there were even studies being done. Apparently most showed no real results although some people showed slight improvements but then the 2 studies I heard of were for about 12 weeks. This seems a short time to see real results for these conditions!"

02/17/2012: Fred from Bartlett, Tn replies: "Francesca, regarding tobacco use, there may be other ways to use the leaves of this herb than to smoke them. Unfortunately, because of extremism of anti smoking campaigns, tobacco and the nicotine (also cotenine) it contains are not included much in herbal medicines anymore. Tobacco poultices for example used to be recommended for several uses, but rarely are noted in herbal medicine anymore, now that "tobacco is the devil" attitude prevails. If an Alzheimer patient (or anyone else for that matter) wears a patch, how will that harm your enjoyment of restaurants? It is a crying shame that an herb known since ancient times is now considered anathema (note the religious word here) to so many herbalists.

Soon as I stated above, you will only be able to get this herb in any form from a pharmaceutical company, since even natural herbalist manufacturers and stores jumped so quick on the anti-nicotine bandwagon they do not have/make natural tobacco based remedies. Folks need to clear out some propaganda and think clearly: tobacco/nicotine/cotenine is not evil. Abuse and misuse of any natural material is!

Someone asked if niacin and nicotine are the same. No, but it may be said that they are both made into very similar, if not identical nicotinic acid in vitro. There are receptors on brain cells that take this up, in fact they are specific for this nicotinic acid, and are called nicotine receptors. This uptake helps regulate brain chemicals. It seems that whether this comes from niacin tablets or tobacco makes no difference to the receptors, for our bodies seem to be able to break down both to a nicotinic acid product that the brain cells need to perform essential work. That said, some people cannot properly absorb B vitamins from the gut, and most will experience side effects from niacins that are, to me, evidence that the body is having trouble with this method of intake. Severe flushing, heat, rash... These are symptoms of poisoning... Remember that not every poison is fatal. I have not read evidence of fatal niacin poisoning because I just haven't looked, but I would bet it exists, so look that up and see.

Basically, extremism due to improper USE of an herb has left those preferring natural cures extremely antagonistic to that herb. (Do a brain cleanse, and think this through! Tobacco plants are not evil, they are herbs. )

Big Pharma fully intends to profit from it."

02/17/2012: Francisca from Zug, Switzerland replies: "I think that you are right, Fred and tobacco should be studied if there are chances that it can help people's health. And no, I was not saying that is an Alzheimer's patient uses it as a poultice it would bother me, what I meant is when people are smoking in restaurants and public places! Gavin, I think it was, was talking about the smoking ban! I am not against using tobacco for anything else or even telling people not to smoke although I am deeply sad that my daughter and son-in-law smoke, actually two of my daughters. What I am against is that I have to put up with other people's smoke(which they actually never do!).

Thanks for your very interesting explanation and yes, Big Pharma will always find a way to make a profit!"

02/17/2012: Fred from Bartlett, Tn replies: "For those who wish to believe that niacin is great while nicotine is evil: niacin was discovered from studies of nicotine in tobacco in the 1800's. Niacin was created from tobacco herb, by using acid on nicotine. Niacin was found to cure pellagra, in many people. Again Some persons cannot absorb B vitamins from the gut. There are drops used under the tongue, so that B can be absorbed via mucous membranes (mouth skin. )

People who smoke, dip, chew tobacco are absorbing nicotine the same way, and once inside, the body acids create the same finished product, to fit the receptors specific for this on the brain cells. (But many become addicted, and use too much, and are also subjected to the disease causing chemicals used in manufacture. As well, those who smoke too much are getting tar and by products of smoke inhalation. )This leads one to wonder if this addiction is partly so strong because a body has found a ready source of the chemical needed for production for those receptors. Likely it is also a strong addiction to other chemicals put in during manufacture. Again, it isn't either one or the other, but several.

Perhaps hard core smokers really can't quit partly because they can't absorb b vitamins from their guts? (Those who claim to be former hard core smokers who quit and feel better may have been addicted to by products of manufacture and well able to absorb B's from foods, while those who still haven't quit may be unable to absorb B's. ) We can't say, because Smokers are considered devils who need to quit or die and are not sick with a disease that requires research: They should all be shamed instead. Many may want to argue this, but I did not say this is the case, but merely that we do not know. And that we don't know because we (our culture) have chosen not to find out, but rather to create a witch hunt type hysteria regarding smokers. Now people who do not smoke, but use a nicotine patch(which hurts no one else in any way) cannot get jobs and are stigmatized and harmed.

As soon as Big Pharma gets all its new meds ready, and some way for government to recoup major profits that will be lost from tax on tobacco, a miracle cure will finally be found for smoking addiction... Wait and see. In all honesty, I can see that tobacco, the natural herb, has been made a victim. So have those who smoke, dip, ect. and so have all the people who might have been helped from appropriate uses of the herb.

Btw, I briefly looked for niacin poisoning on the web. Yep it's there. Gov. Bev Perdue recently announced a new tobacco-like crop will be grown in NC. Whatcha wanna bet, it will be used to make new miracle-treatments for those same diseases I talked about above. Whatcha wanna bet it's a tobacco engineered by science so it can be called by another name?"


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[WARNING!]  07/07/2010: Sarah from Seattle, Wa Usa: "There is a statement someone posted on Earth Clinic that soy milk may help Alzheimer's, or help prevent it, is untrue, and could be terribly damaging if people follow it. There is very overwhelming evidence that eating unfermented soy, such as soy protein or tofu, can help TRIGGER Alzheimers, not prevent it! The recommendation to drink it "in case it may help" is sheer nonsense, and sheer suicide for those trying to avoid getting Alzheimers!

Two foods that appear to help PREVENT Alzheimers are coconut oil (unhydrogenated) and Turmeric (the spice)"

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02/04/2014: Zark from Emerald City, The Land Of Oz replies: "People have been eating tofu for hundreds of years in Japan and China.. and they haven't suffered an Alzheimer's epidemic because of it. In fact the opposite is evident. My suggestion is if you can't find some evidence to support this then I would disregard the warning.

This part I agree with the above poster: Soy protein powders sound kinda synthetic/industrial and unnatural so I would be avoiding it due to likely contamination/corruption. I did try some soy protein powder once when I was a teenager (trying to put on weight and muscle), and that didn't make me feel well.

Tofu has never made me feel unwell though - it is a very different to these nasty soy protein powders, one is natural and time honoured, the other is not.

My 2c"






 



 

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