Top Natural Remedies for Alzheimer's and Dementia

| Modified on Jul 13, 2021

Glutathione
Posted by ORH (TEN MILE, TN) on 03/27/2021
5 out of 5 stars

How to make reduced glutathione for nebulizing:

HI U OLE PATOOTS DOIN, ORH here and I have another yawn to spin. Getting senile, so I may have told this tale before.

My Natural Doctor uses a Glutathione IV in his treatment for folks with dementia. He is cheap by comparison, but it is over $100 a pop. I first did this and then I went to compounding and inhaling with a nebulizer. I called a few months ago and my compounding guy said Big Pharma had the rules changed so you can now only get two weeks supply at a time. They are part of the carbol that is about to fall.... along with the demons in the DUMBS.

Since I's SJS, I researched and found an L-Glutathione Plus reduced product that I could mix with saline, nebulize, and keep my brain sharp enough to stay two steps ahead of D. You can find this product on the net and it is dirt cheap. It has the same sulfur smell as my compound stuff, so I feel good about it. I can only work about a couple of hours a day at the farm, but like Wildroot Cream Oil, a little dab will do you. I think I may be able to get our garden in again this year. Hooray, we will not have to go to the PIMA camps and get the vaccine. Maybe I get to live to see the end.

ATS ===ORH===


Essential Oils
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 02/01/2021

See this article:

Chemicals in lavender and tea tree oil appear to be hormone disruptors | Endocrine Society


Essential Oils
Posted by Tawanna (New Jersey) on 01/30/2021

😆 That is absolutely false, this info has been floating around for years and people keep repeating the same info.I would be concerned about pharna meds making me look deformed than lavender altering my hormones.


Coconut Oil
Posted by Natalia (M?xico City) on 10/10/2020

Can You please update your dad's progress? I hope he is doing great.


Essential Oils
Posted by Bridget (New York) on 09/14/2020

I have heard that lavender alters your hormones if taken on a regular basis. I would research this before diving in.


Gingko Biloba
Posted by Adele McN (Aussieland) on 08/08/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, I am 68 and have been taking ginkgo for over a decade. I believe it has kept my brain sharp. I started with one capsule once a day in the initial years but have increased over the years to four capsules per day. I also drink at least a liter of water each day.


Curcumin
Posted by Johann (Atlanta) on 03/07/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Curcumin supplementation for Alzheimer's and Dementia. Heartily recommend (I give to my 86 yo mother). Start in your sixties if not before. Turmeric is anti-inflammatory, aids digestion and is a potent antioxidant. If you can't afford curcumin, just buy turmeric powder in bulk and take a teaspoon of the powder in a non-dairy beverage every day.


Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Stig (Sweden) on 11/20/2018

Do you really mean " 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", or do you mean microgram?

Stig.


Serrapeptase
Posted by Janet (Starke, Fl) on 09/04/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I started taking Serrapeptase for the first signs of dementia and it's helping a lot. After reading your newsletter, it may be the reason my inflammation has been a doing so much better also.


Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Littlewing (Boston) on 09/01/2018

If you go to the Alzheimer's page on EC you'll see that Mary Newport's info has been on this site for over five years.


Alzheimer's and Fungus
Posted by Jerry (Miramar) on 09/01/2018 9 posts

What's TCM?

EC: TCM - Traditional Chinese Medicine


Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Marsh57 (Denver) on 08/30/2018

My sister-in-law heard about an MD who reversed her husband's alzheimers: Dr. Mary Newport, coconutketones.com. I hope EC allows this content - it's too vital not to pass along.


Niacin
Posted by Rose (Texas) on 07/29/2018

Isn't (or IS) no-flush niacin the same as Niacinamide?


Coconut Oil
Posted by Sharon (Ca) on 06/10/2018

I am in the same boat with my Dad. I am giving him coconut oil 3x a day.

Are there any particular brands of those supplements that you recommend?


B12, Coconut Oil
Posted by Linda (Ne) on 05/26/2018

I wouldn't be so quick to condemn sugar. My aunt has used it in her coffee for 60 years & in her mid 80's she is sharp as can be. I would be more concerned about chemicals, drugs & shots than I would be about sugar. My dad was also a big sweet eater and he was very sharp up until he died. My mother-in-law has alzheimers & she lived on that crappy coffee creamer full of artificial ingredients; she also had some work on her teeth a year before losing her memory; same thing happened to Peter Falk (Columbo) the poisons travel to your brain. She also rarely ate protein & just ate processed food (more artificial food) Just food for thought...........


Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by José (Portugal) on 05/28/2018

Where did you buy the Mycellized Vitamin A? Where can I buy online?

How did you measure in mg if the product comes in ml, in liquid form?

How long did you make this treatment?

Thanks


Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Robert (Nc) on 05/18/2018

My wife is presently on ability, citralopram. Having reactions I don't like. How can I remove her off these meds effectively. Thanks, Robert.


Probiotics
Posted by Art (California ) on 04/12/2018 899 posts

To add to my previous post about probiotics and AD, here is another article showing that curcumin, which is an active component derived from the spice turmeric is also useful for improving the symptoms of dementia.

This study was conducted at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) using twice daily dosing for 18 months. Here is a link to the article:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180123101908.htm

Again, this study is important because it was a double blind, placebo controlled study and because it is a human study as opposed to a rodent study and it showed benefit in the patients who received the curcumin compared to those who didn't!

Art


Probiotics
Posted by Art (California ) on 04/12/2018 899 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is a tough disease that is growing each year in the number of people it affects. Unfortunately the currently available medications are not very effective at treating the disease process and are even less effective for some people with AD. It is estimated that 5.7 million Americans are now living with AD!

https://www.alz.org/facts/

With the Baby Boomers now in the senior citizen range, the number of people with AD is expected to reach unprecedented proportions that could potentially bankrupt are medical system because of the tremendous costs involved in the care of AD patients. These costs will continue to rise over time.

Given the poor prognosis for AD patients in general with the currently available meds that are unable to stop the disease process, we need alternatives to act as adjunctive help to go along with the prescription meds.

On that note, the following study shows that a 12 week course of a specific probiotic treatment was able to improve some disease symptoms in the treated patients. What is good about this study is that it is an actual human study as opposed to a mouse or rat study because those models do not always equate to humans in a like manner. A good example of this was the niacinamide mouse study that was done at the University Of Irvine California that showed almost complete reversal of AD symptoms in the AD model mice. The results were so good that a human study was done shortly after the results from the mouse study were released. Unfortunately the human study showed only marginal benefit at best for people with AD.

Here is a link to the probiotic / AD study:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5105117/

Another great point to this study is that the positive results were seen in just 12 weeks! It makes you wonder if a longer study period would have produced even better results. Another great positive to this studies is that other health parameters were improved along with cognition!

Probiotics have a good safety profile, are readily available and the ones used in this study are not the exotic ones which are almost impossible to find when you search. This is great news for people living with this horrible disease that affects not only the patient, but their family, friends and caregivers negatively.

Art

Coconut Oil
Posted by Dan (Pasadena, Texas ) on 04/10/2018

Maybe mct oil will help more than coconut oil


Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Rsw (Oh) on 03/01/2018

Hi Leslie,

My Father-in-law developed Alzheimer's disease, and he would also repreatedly say he wanted to go home, as if he was lost. My sister-in-law read that what he may have meant was that he wanted to go back to the way things used to be. You can imagine the safety and security that we felt as children around our Mothers and extended family, and for people who no longer recognize their own homes where they may have lived for decades, along with their spouses, a longing for that kind of childhood security would be very important to them. I found when I thought of his longing through this lens, it became more tolerable and I became more sympathetic. I understand how difficult this can be on everone involved. You are a blessing to your Mother.


Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Leslie (Fl) on 03/01/2018

Please update!


Coconut Oil
Posted by Jeno (Kona, Hawaii ) on 01/19/2018

Aloha, coconut water comes out of the coconut and it is clear. Coconut milk is made from the white meat of the coconut. Whole coconut milk does contain coconut oil, however it is processed if you are cooking with it and it came from a can. It is far more beneficial to your body to eat organic virgin coconut oil


DMSO
Posted by Lynne (Texas) on 01/18/2018 1 posts
5 out of 5 stars

I found your site a few days ago after hearing about DMSO having the ability to do miraculous things. After reading all the information on here, I purchased the 99% pure liquid & 99% pure gel. In particular, I'm interested in using it orally for Alzheimer's & topically for chronic pain caused by a failed back & neck fusion. My father has Alzheimer's & my mom & myself have the chronic pain, but we are wanting to take it orally also. The dilution seems to be a subject that I'm not clear on, with so many using it differently & buying it in different strengths, to use both orally & topically. We used distilled water with the liquid for dilution to paint it on my mom's back & arms, but just winged it as to the strength. She felt unbearable burning on the places she DIDN'T hurt. We had to use a cold washcloth to wipe off the DMSO & then applied aloe vera gel. Strange though, the burning places didn't even turn red. We attempted to take it orally mixing 1 tsp in a glass of water. The taste was horrible! I poured some flavored Aloe Vera in with it, but could never get it palatable. We will have to get it to a palatable taste for my dad to drink it & us also!

My questions are:

1. To be most effective, what is the ratio of 99% pure DMSO/distilled water to apply topically & how should it be applied (cotton, spray, roller, etc...?)

2. What do I use to dilute the 99% pure DMSO gel & to what ratio?

3. What is the best way to mix the 99% pure DMSO liquid to take orally to make it palatable, especially for Alzheimer's patients?

I would appreciate all suggestions!

Thank you!

God Bless!


Alzheimer's and Fungus
Posted by Anon (Usa) on 11/01/2017

Thank you for the link, Tim. The music is nice. Have you tried essential oils like wild oregano oil, thyme, lavender, etc? I like oregano oil especially.


Vitamin B
Posted by Anon (Usa) on 11/01/2017

Uhh... How do "they" know that there's no "magic bullet" to treat alzheimer's? Has anyone tried treating it with azithromycin? A while back I was given some and it cleared my head, gave me a lot more energy, made my stomach feel better, fixed my depression, made me actually feel sociable. It is an antifungal. Please try it.


B12, Folic Acid
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Usa) on 08/11/2017

Rosina, I am so sorry you suffered as your mother was struggling with life. It is true that one man's help is another mans poison. I cannot eat salmon or olive oil. My stomach goes into absolute fits and swells out like a balloon. I use coconut oil for my memory and for me it works best with some sugar. My mother has no memory and knows nothing at 81 yrs of age. My brother cares for her and he will inherit the estate for his time and energy. She was mentally ill as long as I can remember and quite intelligent all the while she was out of her mind. It affected all of her children, who self medicated with street drugs as youth. My brothers drink and drug. My sis and I just use supplements trying to get our health back. I hope you find the sweet spot with your supplements and friends where your life is filled with JOY. Love, Charity

p.s. Mary Newport wrote a book on coconut oil helping her spouse with memory restoration


B12, Folic Acid
Posted by Rosina (London, United Kingdom) on 08/10/2017

I totally agree with Kathryn about folic acid, I have read a lot of bad things about this. She is correct when she is talking of folate. I also sadly disagree with Bill Thompson although I know he is absolutely brilliant, but to tell someone to take 1500 mg of niacin made me extremely ill. I phoned a priest once in desperation, he asked me if, when I looked at clocks? Did I get the hands mixed up? Yes I did, he told me to take 1500 mg of niacin! Never ever again! I was seriously ill and felt I was fighting for my life. I had to phone my doctor who asked me what I was taking? I told him "oh various vitamins? He told me to go through each vitamin or pill I was taking? And if the symptoms went I would know which one was causing it? I went through each vitamin and realised it was the niacin! I was so ill I thought I was dying, I was fighting for oxygen, I was boiling hot from head to toe and when I told my doctor he said "who the hell told you to take 1500mg of niacin? Now I cannot tolerate any doctor from the NHS but this doctor was the most wonderful and the only doctor I ever praised. He was a missionary, white, and had helped people as a missionary in Africa, no matter what was wrong if I mentioned a vitamin or anything at all, he was quite willing to let me try it. At the time I suffered severe depression, chronic anxiety, afraid of people, afraid of what people thought of me, was diagnosed as agrophobic? No I didn't fear open spaces, this was caused by my sick evil mother who was locked away for two years in a secure mental unit and let out after having 12 ETC treatments only to continue doing what she had already done, I cannot put it on here, the horrific treatment was bad enough all I will say is had the little 6 year old girl been taken away I don't think that little girl would be alive today! A long story, but she had it in for me. I loved my mum, but I was petrified of her sick evil mind, and she knew it, I turned to a priest In desperation who thought I had the symptoms of hypoglycaemia? Whatever he thought, the 1500mg of niacin made me feel so ill, even my doctor knew about niacin and said I should have started off slow. No one should ever start off with a high dosage of 1500 mg. As for coconut oil? I think this has been hyped up. I am a 71 year old lady who spent over 31 years dominated by my evil sick mother, whom I still loved very much, but in no way do I have any signs of alzheimers disease. I think if you keep active, do crosswords, keep your mind adjusted it really helps. I am one of the most intelligent people anyone will ever meet, I can recall anything from the age of 3 years! Every day a memory comes back to me from 3 years of age and I will relive that situation again again and again! I honestly don't think coconut oil will improve a serious illness like alzheimers disease, neither do I think a dominant personality causes it. I am one of the most gentle, loving, caring people anyone could wish to meet, I will do anything for anyone despite what they have done to me, and willing to forgive, not that it ever worked, I have 13 letters after my name, been under so called psychiatrists whom I had to correct their every mistake and was shocked when I requested my medical records as to what girls in their 20s had put about me, which I felt was totally sick and certainly untrue. I stopped taking 1500 mg of Niacin, simply because I really felt I was dying, I was literally near to collapse, and although I know there is a doctor who has saved many people (with psychiatric disorders) I too have been there with 31 years of chronic tranquiliser addiction, fighting to pretend I was normal in the face of the medical profession who almost took my life away with their ridiculous writings in their notes! I was cleverer than any of them. I had to fight to stay sane! And I won!

I know Bill is highly thought of but I beg anyone who is going to attempt to take niacin, if you know what I went through, please start at a very low dose. I honestly don't think coconut oil will help people with alzheimers disease? I am a researcher and have spent years going from website to website and made many notes of any serious illnesses, and I read of a man who actually cured his wife of alzheimers disease. It was cheap and to him it worked? Now I don't know about that but it is worth a try? The problem is I write everything I find that will help absolutely anyone, I take notes, but at the moment having hundreds of so called cured for cancer, etc, etc, I have mislaid it, but as soon as I find it I will put it on earth clinic? Now if it doesn't work then it wont, and if it does that would be brilliant, you see I have a male friend who breaks down every time he sees his sister who is suffering with severe alzheimers disease, he is suffering more than her, and if I can help my friend, I will do just that! I have never charged a penny for anything I do, and have even bought medicine to help people with no charge. My aim in life is to help others unconditionally. I have been coming to Earth clinic for many years, and I also tell anyone I know if you have a problem go to earth clinic and just type in what is wrong with you? Sadly I was chronically ill 3 days ago, so I came online, I wrote down every single thing in an attempt to help myself, but not one single thing worked, not one! But I am willing to try and what didn't work for me could work for others! Alzheimers is a terrible illness, and so sad to see someone you love who doesn't recognise you, can be heartbreaking so I know where each and everyone of you is coming from, you are looking for answers, and I think that is wonderful. Don't give up! Like I said, what works for some wont work for others, but please, niacin is probably a wonderful thing, but please take it very slow, I really thought I was dying and my wonderful doctor and the only one I ever believed in tried so hard to help me but I did it all myself. Even today, I have 5 Polish half sisters who I've done so much for, I cannot believe what they have done to me, they don't care if I live or die, but I don't care about them anymore, I am a better person than they will ever be, because I will help anyone I can, no matter what creed, colour or race, if I can find what a man said that cured his wife in two weeks, I will put in it earth clinic, now like I said I have no idea if it will work? But it is cheap and worth a try? As I don't have anyone neither have I ever had of anyone in my family suffering with alzheimers disease. I finally joined a few days ago, around 9th August, but I can assure you every time something is wrong with me, I come straight on earth clinic? And I have to admit, I feel I owe Earth clinic and its members a very big thank you when I thought I was suffering with a heart attack and had no one to help me? My chest was on fire, like a block in the centre of my chest. The pain was unbearable, it turned out to be chronic acid reflux? I rushed out of my computer room and swigged a dose of gherkin vinegar? Yes, I was violently sick, but it took all the massive heat from my chest, and although it took me two days to recover, I felt without the help of the wonderful people on Earth Clinic, I could have been in a worse situation. Try whatever you can, no matter how silly or trivial it sounds whether it be coconut oil or anything else, all I am saying is, alzheimers disease is a very serious illness and I simply cannot see how coconut oil could assist? I know of many people that are losing their hair with the long term use of coconut oil and I value my hair! So no! I won't touch coconut oil in an form any more than I will horsetail, licorice herb etc, and nuts that people are taking in extremel quantities? and they wonder why their hair is falling out? Too much of anything can do more harm than good? Start off slowly with anything. Now if I can find what I read about alzheimers disease I will certainly come back to Earth clinic and will write down what I took notes off. May I wish you all the very best and hope you find your cures in whatever ails you. Rosina from London, United Kingdom x


Coconut Oil
Posted by Marco (Italy) on 08/02/2017

Hi there, any updates from your dad?


Lemon Juice
Posted by Marco (Bologna - Italy) on 08/02/2017

Hi there Mary, any update on your dad? How is he doing on the juice?

Thanks M.


Niacin
Posted by Marco Tushar Deepak (Bologna - Italy) on 07/14/2017

What you wrote is true.

Let's take this study for example:

https://www.clinmedjournals.org/articles/jgmg/journal-of-geriatric-medicine-and-gerontology-jgmg-3-021.pdf

The administration of NA alone did not have the desired effects, one should take more factors into account for best results, no matter what.

M.


Coconut Oil
Posted by Sherry (Azle, Tx) on 07/04/2017

So what happened with your dad? Did the coconut oil help?


Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Mary (Fulton, Ms) on 06/19/2017

How much coconut oil and how is it taken?


Coconut Oil
Posted by Art (California ) on 01/26/2017 899 posts

In reply to Sandra (Usa),

According to this converter,

http://convert-to.com/568/organic-raw-coconut-oil-conversion-with-nutrition-facts.html

5 teaspoons of coconut oil equals 23 grams and 23 grams equals 23,000 milligrams.

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=23+grams+equals+how+many+mg

Art


Coconut Oil
Posted by Sandra (Usa) on 01/26/2017

How does one convert 5 tsp (liquid) to milligrams? Too difficult for my ALZ brain. Thanks for any input.

Also, does anyone ever see comments by patients rather than relatives or caregivers. Is anyone you know with ALZ researching as much as I am? My problem is compiling (the nature of the disease, I guess). But doing the research has been good for my mind and attitude ... and maybe someday will help someone else. Thank you to anyone who will share.


PQQ
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 07/24/2016 2086 posts

I have recently researching the amazing nutrient Pyrroloquinoline Quinone or PQQ. PQQ has proven effective in restoring my damaged mitochondria and thus restoring energy and also insuring longevity, but more research is finding it's efficacy in preventing or treating Alzheimer's & Parkinson's disease.

Hope this link works for further reading.

https://doctormurray.com/pqq-the-next-nutrient-superstar/


Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Art (California ) on 07/23/2016 899 posts

A computerised tomography (CT) scan is not fullproof for detecting Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Having an older base scan to compare with a recent scan can be helpful. The CT scan is helpful to rule out other causes such as tumors.

Many conditions and prescription meds can cause dementia like symptoms and some are reversible. A review of your mother's meds for possible negative side effects or dementia like side effects seems like a reasonable first step to rule out medication adverse event as a possibility.

Sometimes a vitamin B-12 deficiency can cause similar symptomology as dementia, especially in the elderly, but that can be tested for or simply ask the doctor to give a B-12 injection to rule that possibility out. If there is noticeable improvement in mental function or clarity shortly after the injection, a deficiency may be the cause or a contributing factor and should be corrected to improve quality of life before further testing.

Art


Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Alicia (Hollister, Ca ) on 07/22/2016

What brand do you recommend.of supplements? And can a 51 year old take this to prevent it? I'm very forgetful and it scares me, But I also work with a 101 year old who has all the symptoms of Alzheimer's but she had a CT Scan and they didn't find anything. She remembers the past but can't remember the present. In 5 minutes forgets and repeats her self. Please I love her and want to help her. Please answer me. Thank you.


Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Nadine (Union Grove, Wisconsin) on 07/20/2016 14 posts

Dear Heather, I would like to know if your Chronic fatigue S. has been any better these days. I have this terribly also. Many of your posts sound like all the issues I have been having through out the years. I am using Methylane blue not to help and I use borax which is a big help. Please let us communicate about this so we both can learn. Many thanks for posting here on the earth clinic all your results. Nadine


Alzheimer's and Fungus
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 06/08/2016 2086 posts

Anon: It is refreshing and empowering to read your recent post.

In my current situation I haven't the wherewithal to do all the kitchen recipes you suggest. The extent of kitchen remedies is making Liposomal Vit-C and Colloidal Silver, so I simply rely heavily on supplements.

Yes, I do keep chemical exposures to a minimum. As for the fungus in my spine, it has recently made a comeback as I have not been zapping properly & effectively, so it's gonna take a few wks to get the fungal infections that have spread through out my body killed back. Taking Chitosan helps very much to prevent the absorption of those spores in the gut, but I do not take daily as I should; anyway, now focusing on zapping my entire spine. Using magnets prior to zapping helps very much.

I constantly drink watered down coffee/black tea for a minimal caffeine which seems good for me. Tyrosine is great for the Thyroid, energy, and mood, but currently I can only use occasionally as it raises my BP. Lot's of St John'sWort to fight the Hep and boost the mood. I listen to lots of healing harmonics on YT which helps. Here's one I like and would love to share.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKa_H7vVAAA

Happy to share the healing journey with you.


Alzheimer's and Fungus
Posted by Anon (Anon) on 06/05/2016

Timh:

You're talking about headaches and brain fog. I was having that and sinus stuffiness, aches and pains all over, chronic fatigue, depression. And more. I'm like the poster child for thyroid deficiency. But by a stroke of God's mercy I stumbled on EarthClinic years ago and discovered the benefits of vinegar and baking soda. I stopped using moisturizer on my face and the sinus problem went away within a day. I stopped using conditioner on my hair and the brain fog and chronic fatigue went away. I actually was having a bad day, feeling very unmotivated, cranky, and washed my hair later that night and washed off the conditioner and felt much better within minutes. I felt so much better I went around cleaning the apartment. I used vinegar and baking soda instead of body wash and the aches and pains went away.

Vinegar seems to be especially refreshing. Rub it into your skin, pour it over your head, inhale the vapors (carefully); I put the vinegar on my hair as conditioner and blow dried my hair. Applying organic raw virgin coconut oil to my skin and scalp is very nice, too. It gets rid of the brain fog and fatigue. But it makes my hair too oily to use as conditioner, and leaves the ends too dry. Vinegar doesn't work for the ends, either. I use hand lotion.

Even if your problem is a fungus, you might want to try quitting all the chemicals, cologne, dish soap (wear gloves), etc. for a week. You may feel a great improvement.

You might also like parsley. It is one of the things that greatly improves my mood. It has glutathion, vitamin C, and chlorophyll. I put it in smoothies, a whole bunch at a time. Cherries, parsley, and a spoonful of frozen orange juice concentrate is very good. Or parsley and lemon juice, but in two separate cups, not mixed together, that tastes terrible.

I also make a drink from artichokes, lemons, and ginger.

How to make artichoke juice:

1. First juice the lemons so you can keep the artichokes from oxidizing. Four lemons per artichoke is what I use. Save the pulp if you want to add it in at the end.

2. Pour the juice into the cup of your high power smoothie maker and add a quarter of a large artichoke. Stem, thorns and all. The stem has a beautiful floral pine scent. You can add a little water if you have to, if the machine makes a lot more noise than usual you probably filled it too much.

3. Blend the ever living daylights out of the artichoke. It turns the juice a very delicate shade of green. If you don't have enough lemon it will darken.

4. Then pour the mixture through a towel layed in a strainer resting over a large bowl. Strain out the pulp carefully, artichokes have thorns. I squeeze the towel to extract the juice, the thorns don't hurt my hands. I also strain it twice, just to be safe.

5. Pour the strained liquid back into the cup and add another artichoke quarter.

6. Repeat steps 3 through 5 with remaining artichoke.

You can add the lemon pulp and thinly sliced ginger to the juice at the end, and blend, otherwise the lemon pulp will make straining out the thorns nearly impossible.

Parsely, artichoke juice, lemons, cherries, green tea, raw potatoes, beans. Cottage cheese, plain yogurt. All quite good. Green tea, cherries raise melatonin. No peanuts, wheat, milk, sugar, tomatoes.

This older lady I knew, they said she had Alzheimer's. They gave her meds for depression if I remember right. She used to drink diet soda, she baked for her church bake sales, she made wedding cakes for people. So you've got the fluoride?, aspartame, the caffeine, the bromide, the glyphosate, the high carbs. And she lived in the goiter belt. Oh yea, and she was constantly getting her hair permed, which adds ammonia? and God knows what else. She was nearly blind and deaf when she died. She was a wonderful lady who deserved better than what she got.

They say aspartame breaks down into formaldehyde and wood alcohol. Don't drink diet soda. And aspartame causes inflammation of the pancreas. Wood alcohol will make you blind. But they'll tell you it's diabetes doing all that, not aspartame?

Maybe the people in India don't get Alzheimer's because they're too poor to drink diet soda. And coffee. Let me tell you about coffee. Coffee (from what I've gleaned online) puts your body in the fight or flight mode. At the same time it causes your body to retain sodium and excrete potassium. This is to protect your heart from dehydration. While in the fight or flight mode your body does not do necessary maintenance as it normally would. Things get put on hold. Like your immune system for example. If you are constantly drinking coffee your body never has a chance to recover and keeps burning the wick at both ends, so to speak. This would create a lot of fatigue eventually (called adrenal fatigue) and lead to increasing amounts of disrepair and inflammation. Your insulin is always high because caffeine raises insulin. Is this starting to look like diabetes? Now add aspartame to your caffeinated diet soda. You've got high insulin, chronic inflammation, formaldehyde, wood alcohol, high blood pressure, dehydration, and low blood sugar. Or do you prefer Splenda? They say 15% of Splenda is indeed digested. That means a tasty sugar and chlorine beverage. What's wrong with ingesting spoonfuls of chlorine? Right?

Rant.

But the sun is out today and the birds are singing. And EarthClinic is awesome :)

You might want to supplement vitamin A, E, and C, and take some omega 3s if you've been on the caffeine rollercoaster.


B12, Folic Acid
Posted by Brenda K. (Tx) on 06/01/2016

Its best to not to supplement with folic acid. Recently found out that I have MTHFR gene mutation. About 40% to 50% of people have it and don't know it. People with MTHFR mutations don't break down the Folic Acid which is man made. They need to get it naturally from food or take the methylated folate, 5-methyltetrahydrofolate. And most importantly they should avoid foods fortified with folic acid. Excess folic acid reduces immune function and has been found to mask Vitamin B12 deficiency.


Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Deb (Florida ) on 05/30/2016

Dear ORH, you are right as usual! We have many Mad scientist creating unbelievable things for pHARMa profit! If people knew what is in vaccines they would never believe it. Aluminum, mercury, formaldehyde, aborted human fetal cells, animal DNA, GMO yeast, polysorbate 80, are just a few ingredients. And we wonder why America is so sick.

https://www.newswithviews.com/Tenpenny/sherri123.htm


Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn.) on 05/29/2016

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.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/26/health/alzheimers-disease-infection.html?_r=0

http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/8/340/340ra72

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.

============ORH=======

Vitamin B
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 05/15/2016 2086 posts

There is increasing criticism of long-term psych meds with patients that do no get better and big med & big pharma getting wealthier. That's a loose for you and a win for them. I prefer a fair game of win/win. So, in order to get your mental health back, see if you can slowly wean yourself off the meds.

An holistic approach would include Nutrition, Positive Thinking, and Eastern practices like Yoga & Meditation.

A few suggestions to get you started right away. As for Nutrition, yes all the B-Vit are good but they need Minerals to form co factors and co-enzymes that fuel the very complex physiology of the Nervous System. So get the best Multivitamin/Mineral supplement you can find. One big area in enhancing brain function is Fats or Fatty Acids. You will need to increase cold water fish like Salmon, Mackerel, and Sardines. Coconut Oil and Flax Oil are great. Triple Strength Lecithin is great. Once you get weaned off the pharma meds begin natural brain meds like SAM-e, Tyrosine, 5HTP.

A small glass of Wine once or twice a wk is beneficial as small amounts of alcohol are very powerful adaptagen. To test this suggestion, take a day when it's been a long & tough at work and all the "to do" items pilling up and trying to get them done, get home and very exhausted, drink a small glass of wine (no alcohol with the psych meds). The Yoga & Meditation is also rejuvenating, and depending on your time, would be excellent to rotate with the Wine. These suggestion are powerful stress busters and you will be happier as a result.

There are numerous ways of improving your diet. In short, I think a good start in this direction is eliminating the top 10 worst foods in the modern diet, and increasing the top 10 best foods. I have been wanting to make this list for some time, but haven't the wherewithal lately, but you should be able to find a list on the internet somewhere.

Hope this helps and welcome your response and followup.


Vitamin B
Posted by Susan Reed (Michigan) on 05/12/2016

I take 10 mgs of Biotin (over the counter, 10,000 mcgs = 10 mgs) 3x a day with food, I see my hair grow wonderful, I had issues in the past with tons of psych meds and I went nearly bald. Even Women's Rogaine did nothing for me. A friend of mine told me that her brother was diabetic and he was losing hair, I am borderline and my mom has diabetes, my dad had it before he passed away. I'm more than likely to have it myself. I was put on another series of psych. meds and I read up a lot on how it will affect the vitamin B in my body, it also said somewhere I read that my body will need more than usual with different vitamin B's. Biotin has plenty of that, and I do take 5 mgs more than the average person because I do lack it in my system. It helps with tons of awesome things and no need for a script.

Also along with this, I drink only 1-2 cups of coffee per day, I know my limit on that, it doesn't cause side affects and I read something on that regarding coffee with lower back pain (which I am diagnosed with chronic arthritis), something in that decreases the pain slightly, helps my brain function better. Most things I remember well like a memory from long ago. But I have trouble remember the names of an item like if I'm talking to someone I say "whatcha call it" and then the name of the item or object comes up. Not sure what that's about, but I also read Alzheimers can happen at any age really. I'm 43 and the following issues I am diagnosed with: PTSD, OCD, severe anxiety, depression and I'm 3 meds for those right now. It's annoying to not remember the name of an object when I see it right there in front of me or try to talk about it. But I can go back "in time" in my memory and talk about dates, times, years that pop up suddenly and I can even visualize where I was at the time.

The remember a name of an object problem started roughly 2 years or so ago and it's not getting much better. I don't know what else I can eat or drink that will help with that. I am allergic to orange juice and I don't like curry at all, the smell of that just is gross to me. If anyone has any other suggestions to be helpful (I read most of what can be helpful) please let me know. I can eat real oranges not a problem.. but with juice my heart will race bad and I don't drink it, apple juice is okay but I drink an okay amount of that, but if it's too strong like cider I can't, same thing happens if I drink orange juice.


Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Sonia (Florida) on 03/11/2016

Joyce, could I use these recommendations on my father even when he takes Namenda and Aricept?


Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Nicole (Québec) on 03/02/2016

I agree with Shining Star and with your comment as you are both right. Alzheimer's is more complex and cannot be diagnosed one way only. It is true that we often find the less dominant in a relationship with Alzheimer's as described by Shining Star. Others with Alzheimer's are the type with very controlling active brain. Those people eventually get so exhausted that they just let go and eventually are no longer able to lead. It could just be light dementia and exhaustion but too often the doctor jumps to conclusion and prescribes medicine for A and most of the time it is not a cure but a crutch. I have a partner who is beginning Alzheimer's and he has both qualities you mentioned. His previous partners were very controlling and being the soft kind one, he just let them take over. He was also very active mentally doing many complex things at the same time. He does tend to let me want to take over but I have to help him be who he really is and it's not easy. I am succeeding.


Music
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 02/12/2016 2086 posts

TY Mama for sharing your commitments to your dad. Coconut Oil & healing Music will go a long way for him.

I was, not long ago, very touched to have learned that one of my favorite folk musicians Joan Baez was such a serious & professional musician as well as humanitarian. Joan, along with her sister Mimi, made big commitments to keep music personal not industrial and healing rather than recreational.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKQ-WzzQvyY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlbbjybMY2I


Music
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 02/10/2016
5 out of 5 stars

My Dad is 87 and has Alzheimer's. I went to visit him last weekend (He lives near my siblings, ten hours away.) I only get to see him every few months. I arrived and he was sitting on the edge of his bed. I greeted him and he wasn't very responsive. He wasn't sleepy, he was just kind of vacant. I encouraged him to get up and go sit with me and several of my kids in the living area. He was having a hard time comprehending basic directions. He was making a repetitive noise, which was new for him since I last saw him. I was feeling pretty discouraged.

We got to the living room. My kids had stringed instruments and started to play. They played some songs that I knew he loved and had been singing for more than half a century. Dad immediately perked up. He sang along, he smiled, he showed nostalgic recongnition. He even stood up and started "directing." We sang and sang and sang. He clearly enjoyed it. What was interesting is that he seemed mentally better after we had been singing. When I had arrived, I don't think he knew I was his daugther or even someone he knew. Later he was introducing me to someone as his daughter. He couldn't recal my name. I supplied it and he said, "Oh, yes, " and then he said my middle name.

I have seen music affect my babies. I have seen music help children learn to read. And I know it is powerful.

I wonder what would happen if my Dad had a lot more singing time each day.

The nursing home where he lives does work hard to cater to the needs of memory care patients. The movies they play are the oldies that most residents would rememember from younger days - lots of black and white movies, even. Every day during meal time they play "big band" music. I have often seen my dad begin to dance a little when he hears the music. He loved to dance as a younger man even taught ballroom dancing.
I know research is being done with regards to the elderly and music. I would love to understand it more. But meanwhile, I know that music helps the brain, even of those with Alzheimer's.

How to put this into practice? If you have a loved one with Alzheimer's, make a point of playing music they loved when they were younger. Sing with them, when you can. I don't think all music is equally helpful. Music is emotional - it evokes happiness, depression, anger, excitement, restlessness, peacefulness. So be mindful what the music you chose is going to promote.

I am also convinced that complex classical music does amazing things for the brain. If you do not know where to start with classical music, start with Bach. It will keep you busy for years. Play Bach for the elderly people you love. Play it for your babies and toddlers and children, too. In fact, play it for yourself. I think it is something from which everyone can benefit.

"To send light into the darkness of men's hearts, such is the duty of the artist." Robert Schumann (German composer from the 1800's).

Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Carolyn (Capitan, Nm) on 01/09/2016

I didn't dismiss your post because I knew a lady who had Alzheimer's and had gone completely silent. She couldn't find her own room in her own house. Her husband refused to care for her because he had always been a rat bas---d. Her kids moved her to a care facility 150 miles away from him. She immediately began to visit, interact and pray for all her new friends. I wouldn't dismiss your observations outright because the causes, like many conditions, can be physical and emotional.


Alzheimer's and Fungus
Posted by Janet (Indiana) on 12/15/2015

Robert Henry,

I was reading a reply to posting Dr. Nordquists you tube video on killing spirochaetes in the mouth and one of the group I am in, talked to a Dr. practicing Chinese medicine and he mentioned the eight ingredient chinese blend in the video is most likely Nin Jiam Peu Pa and has allot of honey in it and is very sweet. several patients in the jawbone group are purchasing to benefit their mouths before surgery. Remains to be seen for an outcome.

But thought you might like a name to research.

Janet


Alzheimer's and Aluminum
Posted by Tammy (Texas ) on 12/04/2015

Chlorophyll will remove heavy metals from the body use separate in the morning 1 hour apart from any medications or supplements, because it will remove them as well. Will help to build healthy clean blood. The spice turmeric also works well.


B12, Coconut Oil
Posted by Phil (Nj) on 11/21/2015

Sugar? There is nothing sweet that is beneficial for anything. For good health, sugar should not exist even in the smallest amount in any diet. It is poison and immediately addictive not to mention that EATING ANY KIND OF SUGAR HAS THE POTENTIAL TO REDUCE YOUR BODY'S DEFENSES BY 75% OR MORE FOR FOUR TO SIX HOURS. Ask Dr. Pauling.


Alzheimer's and Fungus
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 11/04/2015 2086 posts

Another contributing factor for a big portion of the population is the food additive, sugar substitute Aspartame, which contains wood alcohol or methanol, which for some people, never get completely metabolized or detoxified and becomes formaldehyde which is directly linked to neurodegenerative disorders.

Zinc & Niacin deficiency is likely responsible for the people who do show symptoms of Aspartame toxicity, especially if they consume alcohol beverages regularly.

Here's a link for more info on Aspartame: http://www.lovethetruth.com/truth_about_aspartame.htm


Alzheimer's and Fungus
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 11/03/2015

I would certainly agree with you Om about teeth and the dangers of mercury leakage into the body. But, for me, what comes out of all this in a more general way is that the oral cavity -- the teeth and gums region -- is a potential nest of vipers -- a pathogen haven that can be one of the major reasons for your chronic autoimmune disease.

Not only do we have to cope with heavy metals in the teeth, we have to cope with bacterial pathogens infecting us by leaking into our blood supply from bleeding gums or root canals. Also consider that the oral cavity is very near the brain blood supply, so pathogens (as well as the mercury) can leak directly into the blood and go straight to the brain(as Dr Nordquist mentions in the videos).

It also strikes me that you could have the perfect remedy for every disease and you would still be outfoxed by these pathogens. Because they can hide away from your cure in many regions of the body inclusing mouth, intestines, nasopharynx region (behind the nose), backbone fluids, ears, et al. Most people think -- OK I'm taking this nutrient or drug that will definitely kill this pathogen and people seem completely happy with that view. But nobody ever considers or asks the question, "Hey, why is my cure not working?" or "Why does my disease keep coming back?". It isn't working probably because the killer nutrient you are taking cannot even reach or penetrate the pathogen's hidden hideaway or fortress eg biofilms. Or the pathogen has adjusted to it. Or you have been misdiagnosed (think lyme disease and candida) by the doc. If the docs have failed you badly then it all boils down to us successfully doctoring ourselves with a view to a cure and not, as seems to be the doc's habitual advice, just to manage your disease symptoms with truckloads of expensive, poisonous drugs for the rest of your life.


Alzheimer's and Fungus
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 11/03/2015 2086 posts

I first read about a person that testified to being diagnosed with Mycoplasma infection in the spine which was eventually cured by Ozone injections.

So, there are a number of especially virulent pathogens (virus, fungus, bacteria, and of course the fungal/bacterial hybrid --mycoplasma) that can escape the compromised immune system as well as standard antibiotic therapy, and bone, spinal, and joint fluid seems like the main reservoirs for these P's.

I first started treating brain pain w/ magnet therapy a few yrs ago, and eventually needed to graduate to zapping which, again eventually, zapped my spine and my brain-fog was much reduced and sleep dreams were much clearer. Now my protocol is first do Magnet, then Fir Belt, then Zapping. A local Chiropractor or Massage Therapist could probably use some local natural antibiotics to penetrate those areas with further results.

As for diagnosis, well there is a very large school of scientific study now with the latest researchers, scholars, professionals, educators etc. in the latest format of presentations on YouTube; and there is that great disparagement with the "applied sciences" aka conventional diagnosis & treatment.


Alzheimer's and Fungus
Posted by Sweetorange (Larnaca, Cyprus) on 11/03/2015

Bill, thank you for your reply. Your description of how spirochetes dominate and thrive despite our immune system is interesting. And the way that they reproduce when under attack is scary.

Perhaps it's not surprising that TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) works better than anything else to kill spirochetes. Herbs have complex chemistry, many different compounds within their cells. It's hard for a pathogen to adapt to resist a complex therapy.


Alzheimer's and Fungus
Posted by Sweetorange (Larnaca, Cyprus) on 11/03/2015

Timh, thanks for your kind reply and for sharing your chosen therapies. You wrote, "... the intermediate stage from high glucose levels to fungal infections in the brain, is the same infection in the spine."

So, if fungal infection of the spine can be diagnosed, that can shed light on the possibility of Parkinson's in the future? And there is hope for preventing an existing spinal fungal infection from getting established in the brain?

I read that fungus can enter the body through a leaky gut and follow the tract of the vagus nerve from gut to brain. Probably either scenario is possible ...

I'd like to see a cadaver brain study done for Parkinson's disease, similar to this one done for Alzheimer's. http://www.nature.com/articles/srep15015


Alzheimer's and Fungus
Posted by Janet (Indiana) on 11/03/2015

Thank You Bill. Great videos. Janet


Alzheimer's and Fungus
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 11/02/2015

Hello, Bill (Philippines) ---

Thanks for your post with video links. Most interesting and most appreciated.

However, I look back at swallowing mercury in the dentist chair and a few other things such as they peddling fluoride and mercury fillings at my own peril. Added to which the procedures which cost thousands of dollars and have caused havoc destroying the health of many.

I for one would have to become indebted and lose my home. Is that the way to go?

I have now lost three teeth this year, make daily efforts to stay above this situation. I hear very well what consequences one may be facing. I have no pain as I keep doing urine therapy but my mouth looks now like those of the head hunters in the trophics who file their teeth.

I have absolutely no confidence in allopathic med. and at eighty am doing actually quite well. So, what to do?

Namaste, Om


Alzheimer's and Fungus
Posted by Sweetorange (Larnaca, Cyprus) on 11/02/2015

How about “Fungus and Parkinson's” as well, folks? The second research link in my original post, explaining the fungus-acetaldehyde/dopamine-salsolinol dynamics, really pertains more to Parkinson's disease than to Alzheimer's disease. It is the death of the dopamine-making neurons in the substantia nigra of the brain that causes dopamine levels to drop drastically, causing parkinsonian symptoms. Other researchers and/or authors have pointed to fungus as a possible cause of Parkinson's.

http://www.jns-journal.com/article/S0022-510X(13)00865-4/abstract

Fungal volatile organic compounds: Biogenic toxins as etiological agents for Parkinson's disease

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mds.870040407/abstract;jsessionid=A3B2BCF1576B95E7AD833F0EE18DF39F.f01t01

Parkinsonism secondary to bilateral striatal fungal abscesses

https://books.google.com.cy/books?id=Kr9I8vJIUJ4C&pg=PA106&dq=Acetaldehyde+is+one+of+fifty+different+toxins+that+is+produced+by+the+Candida&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CBoQ6AEwAGoVChMI04W-8sXlyAIVoiVyCh1TiwOd

The book, Road to Recovery by Richard Rodgers, discusses the author's belief that Parkinson's is caused by a fungal infection. This topic is addressed on page 106. You can read that page by following the above Google Books link.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17051898

Chronic polysystemic candidiasis as a possible contributor to onset of idiopathic Parkinson's disease.

http://www.vrp.com/digestive-health/a-health-destroying-toxin-we-cant-avoid-and-must-detoxify

A Health-Destroying Toxin We Can't Avoid And Must Detoxify

Article is written by a Clinical Laboratory Scientist--see paragraph titled Detrimental Effects.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3689266/

Acetaldehyde and parkinsonism: role of CYP450 2E1

In the paragraph titled Acetaldehyde and Parkinson's Disease, they don't mention the fact that acetaldehyde is a by-product of fungus; they relate it to alcohol consumption, which is another reason for acetaldehyde to be present in the body.

http://www.ojs.ukw.edu.pl/index.php/johs/article/view/2015;5(3):68-78

Fungal infection possible pathogenic role in Parkinson disease and parkinsonism

This 2015 journal article published in Poland by researchers at Odessa National Medical University in Ukraine is published in the Russian language, but the abstract has been translated into English.

https://www.google.com/patents/US6652866

Method for treating diseases of fungal, yeast, and prion protein etiology

This veterinarian believes that many neurodegenerative disorders are caused by fungi. He has developed a method of treating symptoms of the disorders by administering anti-fungal fatty acids, as explained in his patent application.


Alzheimer's and Fungus
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 11/02/2015

Hi Sweetorange...For many years I have believed that fungal and mold diseases have been one of the root causes and main perpetuators of chronic disease that can also perpetuate as well as extend many other associated diseases because if its renowned capability of so soundly trashing the immune system using its special and unique weapons - chemical warfare(fungal waste toxins), hormone receptor disruption, biofilms, heavy metal accumulation, breeding with host cells, phenotipic switching (pleomorphic behaviour), disruption of the digetive tract etc. And once the fungus has trashed all that, it then lets in all its pathogenic friends into your body as well to join the party -- other pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, includiing its close and dangerous cousins mycoplasma and mycobacteria.

I've read research where there was a connection found between, heart disease, Dementia, Parkinsons, diabetes, leaky gut, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, depression from the effects of these fungal waste poisons in our bodies. And the sad part about all this is that the doctors are all still pretty clueless about the effects of fungus and mold on the human body. Doctor's are only every taught about drugs, bacteria, vaccines and viruses. They're pretty clueless about parasites as well from the research I've been read over the years.

Other things that I've been researching recently have also quite surprised me. Take spirochetes for example. This is another bacterial form that also has fungal behaviour. This means that spirochetes don't split into two when they reproduce. I watched a video which showed an immune system phagocyte ingest a spiral, corkscrew shaped spirochete in the blood. And then I saw the spirochete being digested inside the human phagocyte. Then suddenly -- bingo!! -- the parent spirochete was suddenly gone and it released 16 baby spirochetes as dark spores which then proceeded to eat and kill the phagocyte from the inside out. Our immune system is clueless on how to handle or stop these spirochetes. Check out this video and this video by Dr William Nordquist if you want some more hints and reasons for unstoppable chronic autoimmune diseases. These videos also try to answer the question, 'How do you kill spirochetes in the body? ' -- and the result from this research were very surprising...Colloidal Silver and iodine did not kill the spirochetes. Almost no effect at all. But honey and TCM did kill the spirochetes in large numbers. Can Lyme spirochetes hide in the same oral areas and gum pockets as ordinary oral spirochetes that cause gingivitis? Watch the videos.


Alzheimer's and Fungus
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 11/02/2015 2086 posts

SO: My thoughts are Thank You for posting and I agree with the broad findings of the article. This is very good research even though I haven't read the article itself, as your abstract post seems entirely sufficient and collaborates with much of my personal experience as well as others here on E.C. who have chronic infections like fungal in particular.

One item I will add, is that the intermediate stage from high glucose levels to fungal infections in the brain, is the same infection in the spine. I have made major progress with the spinal fungus but am still battling it with local Magnet therapy, FIR Belt Heat therapy, and Zapping therapy. No more headaches & brain pain, no more brain fog, and much more clear dreams during REM sleep.


Alzheimer's and Fungus
Posted by Sweetorange (Larnaca, Cyprus) on 10/31/2015

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.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17051898

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?

Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Kayjay (Carmel, Ny) on 08/23/2015

I had terrible panic attacks and it was LYME! And I know of many more with this symptom from LYME!


Coconut Oil
Posted by Wendy (Columbus, Oh) on 06/29/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Use, Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO), preferably organic. You can start with a teaspoon twice a day, and after a week increase to a tablespoon 2-3 times a day. NOTE: too much VCO may create a mild case of diarrhea.

It's easier to take if you melt the VCO first. Simply place the entire container of VCO in a pan of hot water. VCO becomes liquid at 76 degrees. Then you can easily measure out a teaspoon or tablespoon.


Coconut Oil
Posted by Rowena Capacite (Philippines) on 06/28/2015

I want to know the exact amount of coconut oil to be given to the patient with Alzheimers. Thank you


Coconut Oil
Posted by Carmel (England) on 06/16/2015

Iodine helps people to feel warm because it helps with underactive thyroid which causes people to feel cold. If your thyroid is working fine then maybe it would not do this.


Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by John ( Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona ) on 05/13/2015

Joyce, I read your testimonial on the affects Niaminicide & Mycellized Coconut Oil had on your mother. and was wondering if you would be kind enough to give me the brand names of the products you used. My mom is 84 and dealing with almost identical memory problems. She is in good health & on no medications as we believe in Natural cures with no side affects. And do not want her on any phyco tropic medications. After reading your post I believe this may also work for her.I too have read many research studies trying to find something natural, as I believe it could be related to a vitamin deficency. Thank You for your time, John


Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Lucy (California, Us) on 04/29/2015

Hi can you please give the MG's and frequency on the phosphatidyl serine (PS) L-Carnitine, Tumeric, Gingko, Vinpocetine? You had the dosages for Vitamin A and Niacin but not the ones above. Thank you!


Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Marcin (Toronto, Canada) on 04/14/2015

I second that. Well said.


Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 04/13/2015

I cannot help but disagree with these findings. Just using common sense. Have you ever seen how chickens live and are tortured by the people who make a living that way? They allow them no space, debeak them and tear their tail feathers by brutal force. Their food is GMO even if they are "free run". There are some additional practices which hidden from consumer knowledge, would change the minds of many. You are also taking in the subtle part - their suffering that will make up your psyche, the brain and a hidden source of heart disease. This is called "heart bypass" if you understand right.

As to anything from the ocean, not what the placard in my grocery store proclaims " The Ocean, a Healthy Place". North Americans continue as if nothing has or is, happening. Fact is that many newborns have thyroid problems as this radiation affects the young in particular.

So people eat food procured by exquisite cruelty, thinking it is for good health. Part of our ocean has died but see how many times the comment "I only eat fish or chicken".

We are made up of the five elements as is everything we see. We do it to ourselves and we also experience the results.

Many Alzheimer sufferers have in the past put faith in Allopathic meds that actually cause eventually their condition. Wake Up.

Namaste, Om


Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Ron (Montpelier, Id) on 04/12/2015

If you look at the brains of these patients one will see that they look like swiss cheese or dried up fruit. The brain is 40% cholesterol , called Mylitan, and has increased to one of the leading causes of death in the past 15 years. Also consider that we have been told that cholesterol is terrible for our health. My doctor, Dr Joel Wallach, has shown that it is the low/no cholesterol is the real cause of Alzheimer's and Dementia. Eggs are the best source for safe cholesterol and he recommends that everyone eats 4 - 6 eggs daily. I have 4 a day and have seen remarkable changes in my health and vitality. With that, I also take fish oil 3 times a day to keep the veins and arteries clear. That oil also helps with brain function.


Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Lin (California, US) on 04/03/2015

I don't see discussion here on Alz/Dementias being a Type III diabetis of the brain. There is a lot of science data on this now. The brain is unable to process glucose which is the main source of energy. This could have many causes. Our pancreas's may have had it with all our dietary and toxic abuses. There is some data showing that vaccines & GMO's may contribute to diabetis. But regardless of cause. Excess sugar or carbs that break down to sugar will surely advance things. Also the brain is literally starving for a fuel it can process to create new brain cells. Coconut oil is rich in ketones/medium chain fatty acids that the brain can use for fuel. 4-9 tblspoons spread out 3x day seems to be recommended.

It is also interesting that the plaques contain sticky misfolded Prion proteins, (a much more advanced misfolded prion protein shows up with Mad Cow disease/advanced brain wasting). No one knows yet, why these proteins are reverting to abnormal almost virus like proteins. But it is theorized that the Beta Amyloid is actually an immune response. Which may also explain why no drugs have been able to stop the formation of the Beta Amyloid plaques.

Turmeric/Curcumin to combat inflamation and Coconut Oil are musts. Along with dietary changes. My brother has mid range Frontal Dementia, and he got a huge recovery within 48 hrs of Curcumin capsules. Early onset folks on Youtube show immediate recoveries on even just coconut oil.


Coffee
Posted by Bonnyjishop (Donegal, Ireland) on 02/02/2015

Hi John

Just read with interest what you had to say about coffee and Alzheimer's, I am a big coffee drinker and am still very forgetful, But I read an interesting article about Alzheimer's and Dementia and water intake. We live in a world where today Tea and Coffee (and alcohol) is the preferred drink and yet all are diuretics, Think of the Elderly in nursing home, The Tea trolley is always around but sadly never a fresh jug of water like in hospital. Our brain needs more water otherwise it shrinks, think too when we are dehydrated we always tend to get headaches as a 1st sign, People suffer with back pain more today than ever. Usually dehydration and the kidneys crying out for water, I wonder if water is the key to better mental and physical health? Greetings from the Emerald Isle


Vitamin B3
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn.) on 01/30/2015

HI U HAPPY, , , , , , , , , told this story numerous time but you can check it out on the net. The U of Cal, Ervin did a mice study about 5 years ago where they engineered mice to have Alzheimer's , they then fed them nicianamide , which is Vit B 3. They all recovered in about 6 weeks. They were elated and said that they were next doing this with humans. That never happened. My ole boss in Wi., wife was having problems. We waited and waited and he finally called them. That trial was not to be. Like cancer, too much money to be made by treating, instead of curing.

Whenever I flub up mentally, my wife asks, " are you taking your Nicianamide"? My answer is usually , "No".

For all you folks suffering from dementia , research Vit B 3. The cost is about $ 4 a month. It is another one of those 'Merican things.

Time is neigh, =====ORH==========


Vitamin B3
Posted by Happy (Wva) on 01/30/2015

Hebster-

you said... "I'm looking for some insight into why this would have happened. My mother-in-law has Alzheimer's. She injured herself in a fall and got a steroid shot. The next day we noticed a significant change in her function, it was almost as if she had reverted back to the beginning stages of 5-6 years ago, an amazing improvement."

The explanation is found in a paper written by a Vit B3 expert, Abraham Hoffer. He says that the cortisone shot stimulated the production of Nicotine acid [= B3] by the body..... thru the tryptofan to nicotine pathway. So the cortisone shot was acting to cure her Vit B3 deficiency, and thus the cause of the dementia.

The cortisone shot gave her some extra B3. Read the entire paper here: http://www.doctoryourself.com/hoffer_niacin.html


Music
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 01/29/2015

A new movie documenatary is on the market and in theatres of a study done in nursing homes with music specifically arranged for each person that lights up their brain and they are seeing vast improvement in seniors locked in a world of their own. I found out yesterday ... spread the news. Here's a 30 minute interview with the filmmaker on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEaBER0bUbc


Vitamin D, Juice
Posted by Sp (New Jersey, US) on 12/10/2014 30 posts

Melatonin can cause Crohn's-like symptoms in some people. Sadly, it does that to me.


Vitamin D, Juice
Posted by Logan (Ca, US) on 12/10/2014

I want to comment that one should take NIACINAMIDE in ONE DOSE per day, and NOT the time-release Niacin- as that could lead to LIVER DAMAGE.

Also, MELATONIN has been shown to reverse Alzheimer's. Therapeutic doses are between 10-25mg/night

MELATONIN has no toxicity levels and no side effects.


Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 10/22/2014

Mary...also besides what to take is what to make sure the sufferer is OFF of....

Someone suffering from dementia styled issued must get off of statins. Statins STOP the liver's beneficial and necessary production of cholesterol in the Liver...with that production stopped (80 percent produced by our own body) then cell development is impaired.

They will likely have a shortage of CoQ10 also. So for a long term statin user; get extra CoQ10 and Evening Primrose Oil. EPO is wonderful for helping with all kinds of myelin sheath issues. And dementia styled issues can be linked to that deficiency also.


Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Mary (Arcadia, California) on 10/21/2014 50 posts

Dear Dave,

Thank you so much for your valuable information. I really want to live and am so tired of this constant fear. Blessings to you always.

Peace, Mary


Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Mary (Arcadia, Calfornia) on 10/21/2014 50 posts

Dear Bill:

Thank you so much for this information you have given me the most excellent information to help me live again. God bless you always and for taking the time to give me the source of your information, I will go and get asap!

Peace, Mary


Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 10/21/2014

Hello Mary:

Re your panic attacks and forgetfulness;

I use niacin for panic attack issues. See "Doctor Yourself" .... Dr. Abram Hoffer's work on Niacin Therapy is very enlightening for his use of Niacin; which is Vitamin B 3.

Use of niacin helps with forgetfulness with me. I also use some brain nutrients such as phosphatidylcoline, phosphatidyserine, ginko, calcium AEP (NOT just any calcium, but AEP). I also use real ginger as a tea. Ginger is a "driver" and increases circulation.


Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Timh (KY) on 10/21/2014 2086 posts

I forgot to mention Acetyl L-Carnitine as it is very good for brain function.


Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 10/20/2014

Hi Mary...If you are having both panic attacks and depression, try taking higher dose niacin. To fully understand niacin's beneficial and useful effects, please read this.

How to Take Niacin for Depression and Anxiety

Although niacin(Vitamin B3) is the cheapest and best form to take (and the form that I take regularly ) -- it can give you an unpleasant flush effect on your body. You can also take the no-flush niacinamide form. But, as the article in the link above says, niacinamide does not appear to be as good as niacin for relieving depression or anxiety.

Another useful alternative for you to supplement is the no-flush or slow release niacin form called Inositol Hexanicotinate. You can buy this slow release niacin form at any health shop chemist.

Try taking this slow release niacin form at 1500 mgs twice a day at mealtimes. This should help to rapidly reduce your depression and your anxiety and will also help you to sleep better and you will wake up rested with more energy.

I would also take 1 x B50 vitamin complex pill per day(with a meal) along with higher dose vitamin C(1000 mgs three times a day) every day as well together with the niacin.

Taking a tablespoon of VCO twice a day with your meals also significantly helps against Alzheimer's.

Virgin Coconut Oil and Alzheimer's Disease

VCO Research

By the way, niacin also helps protect against dementia and Alzheimers. See these links

Niacin/Altzheimer Reseach

Mayo Clinic Niacin Research

I currently take 500 mgs niacin regularly for maintenance and would increase this dose during more stressful periods in my life. That's the way to use niacin. I've also found that supplementing niacin keeps me both calm and clear-thinking.


Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Mary (Los Angeles, California) on 10/20/2014 50 posts

I just read that if you are a nervous person you are more likely get Alzheimers. I have had severe panic attacks and depression for many many years. I have already started to forget so many things. Does anyone have help for me? Thank you. Mary


Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Timh (KY) on 10/20/2014 2086 posts

Vit-A has a specific affinity to epithelial tissue like intestines, lungs, and skin; so it doesn't appear to protect brain tissue.

For antioxidant protection of the brain supplement Ginko Biloba, Chinese Skullcap, Hemp Oil/CBD and Taurine.


Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Mother Earth (Ks) on 10/19/2014

Hi Earth Clinic here's a link for Hj re: information on Vitamin A and Alzheimer's: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22221326.


Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Hj (New York, US) on 10/19/2014

When I put in the above search, several articles about pancreatic cancer came up. When I looked up mercola, vitamin A, and Alzheimer's, the search only came up with articles with Alzheimer's and vitamin E, Alzheimer's and vitamin D, Alzheimer's and B12, and Alzheimer's and basically anything except vitamin A. Does anyone have an exact direct link? Thanks in advance.


Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Anon (US) on 09/27/2014

google pubmed and/or ransworld Research Network and/or mercola


Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Hj (New York, US) on 09/26/2014

Hi Joyce. I was just wondering if you can share the link to the doctor's article that you read. I searched for it by putting in "vitamin A and Alzheimer's" and "vitamin A and beta amyloid, " but all that keeps coming up is vitamin E or vitamin D, nothing about vitamin A. Please help if you can. If you are restricted from putting a direct link on this site, please give some key search terms that I can use and maybe the doctor's name. Thanks so much in advance.


Alzheimer's and Aluminum
Posted by Love,joy,peace,harmony&gratitude2all! (USA) on 09/25/2014

Have you considered glass cookware? Check out Amazon.com where they feature glass stovetop and glass ovenware. We use a glass kettle to boil water for tea. Corningware might also be an option.

Let us know what you come up with when you find a solution. All the best to you!


Alzheimer's and Aluminum
Posted by Hj (New York) on 09/25/2014

Can you or anyone reading this suggest good and safe types of cookware. It looks like every set of cookware has aluminum in it. Even ceramic will have nonstick coating which is also dangerous. I thought cast iron was the answer, but I read here that iron is a problem as well. I have even read that stainless steel is a problem, and that it doesn't even really exist except as just a brand name. Please help. Everything around us is either aluminum or plastic. What material/brand is safe to use? If you cannot mention a brand name, please include a link where I can purchase safe cookware and supplies. Thanks in advance.


Vitamin B3
Posted by Happy (Up The Creek, Usa) on 09/21/2014

Colorado Mike;

What we are advocating is that you get yourself some clean, pesticide free, chemical free, tobacco leaf and use that, and see if that gives you niccotine and other tobacco nutrients; without the side effects of toxicity and addiction. Use the natural tobacco leaf without the added man-made poisons.

You do not have to smoke it. Chew it, transderm it thru the soles of the feet, vaporize it, grind it up and take small oral doses of it, etc, etc. Then see if these methods make a nicotine addict out of you, or not. Maybe you can have the good effects without the bad effects. Maybe the commercial products are booby-trapped?

Off the shelf products will be contaminated with the usual applied toxins. If you grow your own you will know that it is clean.

That is what we were trying to say. They are poisoning the tobacco before it ever gets to you.

I have also seen organically grown tobacco leaf for sale on the internet.


Lemon Juice
Posted by Frank (New York, US) on 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?


General Feedback
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


Vitamin B3
Posted by Mike (Colorado, US) on 09/09/2014

If it is just the nicotine you are after, that can be found in many off the shelf products such as the patch, pills or even non tobacco chew. You seem to be going for moderation or the "a little bit often" approach many have found that difficult with tobacco products including myself. I do still think you would have side effects from the smoke over a period of time. Growing tobacco might make for a fun hobby though.


Turmeric
Posted by Zark (Emerald City) on 09/07/2014

Just reporting back regarding my father who has Alzheimer's.

His Alzheimer's has improved nicely and has now stabilised. The improvement in short term memory and ability to manage conversations is quite noticeable. The most important thing is that the gradual decline has been halted.

He is still taking Turmeric regularly (the preparation they chose includes black pepper), and the BHT is no longer necessary.

My last post was in April, but I should add that my father had been on Turmeric for some time already. He has been using this for over a year.


Exercise
Posted by Clare (England) on 08/16/2014
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Exercise
Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 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


Exercise
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, US) on 08/14/2014
5 out of 5 stars

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~

Niacin
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 08/15/2014

Oh joy!!!!! To hear about an older person getting BETTER!!!! Thank you, Mama to Many!


Niacin
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, US ) on 08/14/2014
5 out of 5 stars

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~


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