Natural Remedies for Alzheimer's and Dementia

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Coconut Oil   1  0   

Posted by Thenewguyintown (Westwood, New Jersey, Usa) on 12/17/2010

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).

Posted by Tcnz
Auckland, New Zealand
12/19/2010
Link for info on Alzheimer and coconut oil connection.

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

Posted by Siggy (Munich, Germany) on 11/03/2008

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   1  0   

Posted by John (Glasgow, UK) on 07/19/2008

[YEA]  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   0  0   

Posted by Tom (Regina, Sk) on 03/12/2011

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.

Posted by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
04/30/2011
340 Posts
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).
Posted by Peter
Folkestone, England
12/22/2011
2 Posts
E.C. Just to point out that the article specifically states to use the niacinamide type of B3 and not niacin.

Essential Oils   0  0   

Posted by Beth (Hamilton, Ohio) on 12/03/2010

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!

Posted by Anon
City, State
12/16/2010
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.
Posted by Lane
Reno, Nevada, United States
11/20/2011
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   "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.

Exercise   2  0   

Posted by Clare (England) on 08/16/2014

[YEA]  I was doing just that. I am 64 and overweight and happy to lounge around watching tv and resisted any form of exercise. About two months or so ago I started doing Dr Johanna Budwig's protocol and as the days went by I started to get more and more energy. Now I just can't lie around anymore as I feel I want to move and exercise. I can't tell you how good this is.

I was resigned to feeling more and more ill as the years go by, and now my mental outlook has changed too. Whether this is because I have more energy I don't know but I suspect it is. I have got my PT bouncer from its home in a cupboard and bounce three times a day. This is the most amazing exercise and because my hips and knees ache I am being careful, but this ever increasing energy has me putting on my iPod and going mad on the rebounder while listening to a Trance track with a fast beat. I am feeling better every day. Rebounding is wonderful. The more you do the better you feel. Hips and knees are taking it well. I was getting a bit weak and wobbly on my legs which made me feel unsteady. That is nearly gone and I have only been using the rebounder for a matter of days. I forgot to say I started the flax seed oil, flax seeds and quark regime for a painful lumpy breast and that went fairly soon into the regime.

Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, US) on 08/14/2014

[YEA]  Two months ago my 85 year old father was using a cane and having quite a bit of trouble getting around.

Since then, he has been going to the YMCA 3-4 times a week for an exercise class for Seniors. It is an hour long. Some attend in wheelchairs.

I just got back from a visit with him. I am amazed at how well he is doing. He no longer needs a cane. He can walk much further. He even had some decorative brick work around some flowerbeds that he put in himself! He would walk around his yard picking up stray leaves in the yard!

Anyway, it is exciting to see him improving in his mobility. Perhaps I won't underestimate the value of exercise again!

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Oscar
Syracuse, New York
08/15/2014
Dear " Mama to many ". I very much agree with you about the importance of exercise for all people, especially the elderly. I am talking about moderate exercise. I am now an older person at 65. It is all too easy to fall into a pattern of just laying or sitting about doing very little exercise watching TV, reading books and such. Everyone needs to exercise. Bike riding, hiking, swimming and such. I also recommend avoiding jogging because it damages the joint tissues especially in older people. Also drinking plenty of quality water can only help. Sitting on your butt all day is NOT the way to remain healthy....Oscar

General Feedback   0  0   

Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 09/19/2014

One morning I had a message from Google saying the new article in my e-mail might interest me. It showed an elderly lady with a nice cat in her arms in front of her house.

Since I am known as the cat lady in some places I thought it was about rescue. Oh no! I kept on reading about this lady and over three hundred readers replies.

This happened near Vancouver, BC and made the headlines that day. This lady was in her early eighties and had been diagnosed with advanced Als. I forget the terminology. She was an intellectual, so were her husband and acquaintances. She made it public that she would commit suicide not being able to face her destiny by dragging a mattress onto a scenic spot by her residence and take pills. She succeeded .

The gist of this is as I see it: She is not the only one and reading of the conditions in old age homes and that the body forgets even the most basic functions, is too much to handle. Thus her decision. Caregivers gave much account of the heinous effects of that condition .

Our medical community is making money out of this, but no cure. No public education either. No care, period.

When in the best years of life, stress and total ignorance as to the body's basic needs plus spiritual balance, when intellect is thought to be all that makes the man, disaster is in the offing. Some succumb early, others late.

Many of us know through EC the many steps that must be undertaken to prevent such disasters. We are making use of it and get educated. But is seems we are a civilization that sees no other option than suicide in view of the horrors awaiting even before old age. Most of the readers would have followed that old lady's decision and a tiny handful made mention of our creator. There is a serious gap existing and I personally put much of the blame at the present disease mongering system for profit. Please wake up and do your utmost to prevent such tragedies. Study EC and take your life into your own hands - nobody else can do it.

Namaste, Om

Posted by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn.
09/19/2014
HI U OM, , , , , , , , , now I understand why you beat me about the head and shoulders about my mange treatment for dogs. You a tree hugger. I got a mixed interpertation about where you were going with the Euthanasia topic. If you have a pet that needs to be put to sleep, I'm sure you think that is the way to go. Why not with humans? It was just 7 years ago when I first went to a nursing home to visit a friend. I had never seen people in this shape. It was an eye opener. These folks were not alive, they were just not rotting. There's money to be made here and we are in the Greed Mode. Love you like a sister.

ATS ====OLE ROBERT HENRY=====

Posted by Grannie Gay (Lakeland, Fl) on 11/27/2011

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   1  0   

Posted by Toourlady89 (Hayward Ca) on 08/22/2013

[YEA]  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   0  0   

Posted by Mary Jane (San Antonio, Texas, 78249, Usa) on 12/10/2012

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  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

Posted by Mary Jane
San Antonio, Texas, Usa
12/19/2012
7 Posts
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...
Posted by Mary Jane
San Antonio, Texas,usa
12/30/2012
7 Posts
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
Posted by Sue M.
Worden, Il, Usa
12/31/2012
10 Posts
Hi Mary Jane.... There is all kinds of information about Alheimer's and Virgin Coconut Oil and how much it can help.
Posted by Anon
Appleton, Ny Usa
01/05/2013
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.
Posted by Mary Jane
San Antonio, Texas, Usa
01/09/2013
7 Posts
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

Posted by Anon
Appleton, Ny, Usa
01/09/2013
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.

Posted by Mary Jane
San Antonio, Texas, Usa
01/10/2013
7 Posts
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

Posted by Timh
Louisville, Ky, Usa
01/10/2013
1257 Posts
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.

Posted by Mary Jane
San Antonio, Texas, Usa
02/06/2013
7 Posts
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.
Posted by Anon
Anon
02/07/2013
Hi, Great news! I look forward to your feedback - keep up the good work.
Posted by Mary Jane
San Antonio, Texas, Usa
03/14/2013
7 Posts
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.
Posted by Joy
Battleground, Wash
03/15/2013
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.
Posted by Frank
New York, US
09/20/2014
Hello Mary Jane,

Could you tell me how much lemon juice you are using and how advanced your dad was with Alzheimers when you started?

Lithium Aspartate   0  0   

Posted by Fico (NY, NY) on 02/09/2009

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)

Posted by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
02/10/2009
[WARNING!]   "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

Posted by Fico
NY, NY
02/10/2009
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.

Posted by Sura78
Florence, Al
11/01/2011
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.
Posted by Annamaria
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
12/04/2012
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   0  0   

Posted by Prioris (Fl, Usa) on 10/28/2013

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.

Posted by Rsw
Uniontown, Oh
10/28/2013
Do you know if Serrapeptase also clears this plaque? Thank you.
Posted by Prioris
Fl
10/29/2013
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.

Niacin   1  0   

Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, US ) on 08/14/2014

[YEA]  My father has been taking 325 mg of "no flush" niacin for 4 months. (I would like to see him taking more, but he takes a lot of medication and even getting in that one pill a day is a step in the right direction.)

I, and others, have noticed a lessening of his Alzheimer's/Dementia symptoms. He is less confused. He is sharper. As mentioned in another post, I just got back from a visit with him. We played cards. He played a spelling bee type game with my son. He would not have done these things a few months ago.

After my mother passed away four months ago, we expected my dad to decline steadily. He is doing so much better than we expected. He does have less stress now (watching your spouse die of Alzheimer's over the course of a couple of years is very stressful.) He is also getting regular exercise. Those and the niacin may all be contributing to his improved mental condition. Whatever it is, we are glad!

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
08/15/2014
Oh joy!!!!! To hear about an older person getting BETTER!!!! Thank you, Mama to Many!

Niacinamide   2  0   

Posted by Kh (Las Vegas, Nv) on 12/01/2013

[YEA]  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.

Posted by Kh
Las Vegas, Nv
12/01/2013
4 Posts
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.

Posted by Jillery
North America
12/01/2013
48 Posts
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!!
Posted by Shawna
Torrance, California
12/01/2013
KH, that is wonderful!! WOW!!! Thank you so much for sharing. I am going to share this with everyone I know, including my parents!
Posted by Gavin
Northland, New Zealand
12/01/2013
340 Posts
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.
Posted by Kh
Las Vegas, Nv
12/02/2013
4 Posts
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.

Posted by Mary
Buenos Aires Argentina.
01/16/2014
18 Posts
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!!!

Posted by Lisa
Providence, Ri
01/20/2014
[YEA]   "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.

Posted by Courtney
Granite Bay, Ca
01/20/2014
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.

Posted by Beverly
Rochester, Ny
01/20/2014
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!

Posted by Kt
Usa
01/20/2014
333 Posts
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.
Posted by Prioris
Fl
01/21/2014
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.
Posted by Prioris
Fl
01/21/2014
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

Posted by Timh
Ky, Usa
01/22/2014
1257 Posts
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.
Posted by Francoise
Quebec, Canada
01/31/2014
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

Posted by Tony
Tn, Usa
01/31/2014
186 Posts
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.


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