According to a paper published this month (October 2015), http://www.nature.com/articles/srep15015, Alzheimer's disease is apparently associated with fungus in the brain. It is not clear whether the fungus may be a cause for the disease, or whether the disease itself may render the patient more vulnerable to fungal infection. In 14 out of 14 cadaver brains of Alzheimer patients, traces of fungus were found, whereas no fungus was found in the brains of 11 individuals without Alzheimer's disease.
Acetaldehyde is a toxin produced by fungus. The abstract for the above-linked study from 2006 states that, "In the presence of acetaldehyde, dopamine is converted into salsolinol, a neurotoxin involved in apoptosis of dopaminergic neurons." In other words, fungus produces a toxin which combines with dopamine to make a neurotoxin, which then causes the dopamine-making neurons to self-destruct (apoptosis is programmed cell death).
Some researchers call Alzheimer's "Type 3 diabetes", as the patients seem to have high glucose levels in their brains. It stands to reason that, in a high-sugar environment, fungi could thrive. Does anyone have thoughts on this?
San Fernando, Philippines
Hope, Bc Canada
San Fernando, Philippines
HI U GOOD FOLKS DOIN,,,,,,,,,,,, guess most saw the articles on the Harvard study that equated Alzheimer's with such things as the Lyme bacteria, etc.
The commenters on one article noted that the natural folks have known this for many years and the conversation went down hill from there. Now we are learning that the polio vaccine was developed using the Rhesus Monkey which had the cancer virus and the shot was given to 200 million Americans. That is the reason in 1900 only 1 in 100 got cancer. Now 1 in 3 do. As Pogo said, we have found the enemy and he is us. I can promise you that I will outlive you by growing my own food and not taking vaccine shots, nor antibiotics. Cancer has been solved using many protocols in the last 70 years. I am using 3 of these in my own case.
As I have stated in the past ........ follow my path and learn one way or the other. Also learned that the US has 8X the Alzheimer's that India does. What is the difference? Curcumin.
October 30, 2007: does exposure to aluminum cause Alzheimer's disease? A friend's father (65) just passed away with Alzheimer's. His mother (63) died over a year ago with Alzheimer's. They were both diagnosed within 6 months of each other. My friend said that the nutritionist noted that both parents consumed beer on weekends and drank from cans. (Cheaper) Both parents consumed 6 to 8 soda's a day with cans. His mother cooked meat loafs and meats in aluminum pans for easy throw-a-way. If this is true, is there a remedy to remove aluminum from the body? My husband has quit drinking soda's all together.
Richardson, Tx, Usa
Philadelphia , Pa
Alzheimer Disease. The body-mind connection.I have worked with people who have been diagnosed with this condition on a personal level in health care setting. What I have witnessed is that the dominent one, in a marriage or relationship, never has this Alzheimer's Disease condition.It is always the one that is the dominated one. I have seen them come out of the condition for short periods of time when they are removed from their mates company. People who stay in relationships because they feel like they have to stay for religious reasons (keep the family together;don't ever leave, ect) find relief from the toxic feeling of helplessness and escape by creating this condition. A warning to all of us to be equals in our relationships with friend and family. If anyone is interested I will be happy to give exact casees and what I learned more completely.
The Beach, Canada
Ireland, Ireland, Ireland
Seattle, Wa Usa
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Union Grove, Wisconsin
Fort Worth, Texas
Los Angeles, California
San Fernando, Philippines
Fountain Inn, Sc
Fountain Inn, Sc
Hope, Bc Canada
Do silver plated utensils contribute to Alzheimer's? Three old ladies I know with memory impairment/Alzheimer's have that old fancy silver plated silverware, and use it.
Alzheimer's seems to be caused by the herpes virus!!!!!!!!!!!!!! see for yourself-- http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/12/081207134109.htm
Oz, KS, US
Tustin, California Usa
Does anyone know anything about apoaequorin or where to get it? Its a natural protein that clears excess calcium from the brain. One of those nobel prize-winning discoveries that has been suppresed by the Alzheimers industry.
This is the best link I can find on it, apologies for any inherent bias. http://naturalhealthinsiders.com/AwakeningfromAlzheimers...
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.
My husband was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. His memory had gotten to the point where he could no longer even take a walk in our neighborhood without getting lost. He was even losing his ability to speak. We started giving him 2-3 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil in homemade hot cocoa (split into 2-3 cups) every day. This improved his memory dramatically. We then started giving him a mega dose of vitamin B12 (sublingually, under the tongue ones that melt). This has almost completely cured his Alzheimer's. He lost many family members to this horrible disease. We asked the Lord to give us the answer, and He surely did. If you are having memory issues, this is the way to go!
I have given a b12 lozenge that contains hydroxycobalamin with a drop of a high-potency folic acid liquid supplement that contains 5 mg per drop on top of the lozenge every day to parents to help dementia. It really does help as some medications depete the body of these nutrients. Gives energy to them. Cognitive thinking. Not any b12 and folic acid will work.
London, United Kingdom
Here some publshed articles about the implication of chronic bacterial infections in neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer:
The funny things is the company Kenrico already patented Nattokinase for Alzheimer disease, because the enzyme digests the biofilms of Chlamydia pneumoniae and abviously the amyloid proteins are nothing but something related to Chlamydia biofilms in the brain in the second article.
I have found so many articles about MS and lyme disease. I will post the articles when I have more time. But it's interesting to know that the so called chronic disease can be treatable if the medical community and the pharmaceutical companies focused in the causes rather than symptoms. These pharmaceutical companies hire brilliant talented young scientists and I'm pretty sure they know all about this. But Money comes before health and it's up to us THE HUMANS to stop this and tell people the truth for a better world for all of us.
Money is not happiness. Maybe a means. Helping others is the true happiness.
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
A study published in 2011 describes success using water soluble cinnamon extract to reduce plaques and improve cognitive ability in animal models of Alzheimer's Disease. Has anyone tried water soluble cinnamon extract to address Alzheimer's disease?
Interested persons can read the study here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3030596/?tool=pmcentrez
Note: Do not confuse water soluble cinnamon extract with cinnamon oil. The researchers make this distinction in the last paragraph of the introduction.
I hope this helps someone...
I will post every month, but my Father has severe Alzheimers, is 76 and it was downright scary. Forward 6 weeks later now, and three tablespoons of extra virgin coconut oil each and every day, his symptoms have improved so much that I think we are all still stunned. I will keep this thread alive with my posts to let everyone know what is going on with his progress. I overcame gallstones myself, so our family has had a little awakening at how certain foods can have such a vast affect on our bodies to make them well again.
It's much too early to tell which way my Father is going as he is quite stubborn, but so far, it's hard to believe his progress. Will post every month or so and keep everyone updated, but today he did a happy dance that made us all burst out with laughter. If you could have seen him about 6 weeks ago, you would swear he was on his last legs.
York County, Southern Maine
Vancouver, Bc, Canada
This is a video that everyone should see about Coconut Oil for Alzheimer's. A doctor came up with this cure for her husband with Alzheimer's: http://www.cbn.com/tv/1472017228001. Everyone needs to see this video.
Louisville, Ky, Usa
Rustenburg, North West, South Africa
My father was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's. We knew as far back as 10 years ago something was wrong. His sister just died of the disease a year ago. This is after my father followed the politically correct (lipid hypothosis) version of nutrition that forbade meat, eggs, animal fats... The very foods that nourish the brain. He also had a diet high in sugary snacks.
Once my father was "officially" diagnosed my parents began to finally listen to my diet advice. I have since put my father on coconut oil (building up to three TBS three times a day), phosphatidylserene and vitamin B3.
One theory of Alzheimer's Disease is that it is a type of diabetes. It has been discovered the brain makes is own insulin (sugar regulating factor, I'll call it). If there is a problem with the brain making it, or the cells of the brain not being senstive to it, then the sugar the brain needs for fuel will not be available. Cells begin to weaken and die. When enough cells have been affected symptoms appear, but the damage begins decades earlier.
The alternative fuel the brain can use (besides sugar) is ketones, produced by the body from coconut oil. (The other two supplements I listed with the coconut oil are important for strengthening aspects of the brain cells themselves, simply put.)
My dad also takes many other general nutritional supplements like liver (copper, vitamin A) and iodine (in the form of kelp, but I use Lugol's), eggs (minerals and choline, vital for the brain), meat, raw milk, limited whole grains, fresh vegetables, fruits (limited) sea salt, vitamin D, B12, cod liver oil (vitamins A and D), magnesium, vitamin C. He is in otherwise very good health (other than weight being low due to Alzheimer's Disease). He haas good BP, heart rate, etc.
Bottom line, Dad experienced a recent more accelerated decline due to the Alzheimer's Disease. He was becoming withdrawn, more confused, glum, grumpy, non-conversational, etc. Upon starting the coconut oil he showed a marked improvement in mood, concentration, socializing with some improvement in memory (more progress may be made long-term in the memory areas we hope). He has stopped declining and that is key.
Please do research on ketones and coconut oil and Alzheimer's Disease for yourself on the Internet and then try this for your loved one. There is nothing to lose and lots to gain.
Other neurological diseases such as Parkinson's also respond to the coconut oil.
I'm writing this post to give back to the community for all the direction I've received in the past for other conditions... Including the idea for further researching coconut oil for Alzheimer's Disease. I'm so glad I did.
As an aside, elderly folks often feel cold (as do some younger folks like me). A nice side effect of the coconut oil (and iodine) is a general warming.