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.
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!
There is a statement someone posted on Earth Clinic that soy milk may help Alzheimer's, or help prevent it, is untrue, and could be terribly damaging if people follow it. There is very overwhelming evidence that eating unfermented soy, such as soy protein or tofu, can help TRIGGER Alzheimers, not prevent it! The recommendation to drink it "in case it may help" is sheer nonsense, and sheer suicide for those trying to avoid getting Alzheimers!
Two foods that appear to help PREVENT Alzheimers are coconut oil (unhydrogenated) and Turmeric (the spice)
People have been eating tofu for hundreds of years in Japan and China.. and they haven't suffered an Alzheimer's epidemic because of it. In fact the opposite is evident. My suggestion is if you can't find some evidence to support this then I would disregard the warning.
This part I agree with the above poster: Soy protein powders sound kinda synthetic/industrial and unnatural so I would be avoiding it due to likely contamination/corruption. I did try some soy protein powder once when I was a teenager (trying to put on weight and muscle), and that didn't make me feel well.
Tofu has never made me feel unwell though - it is a very different to these nasty soy protein powders, one is natural and time honoured, the other is not.
Alzheimer's and Fungus
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.
Fungal volatile organic compounds: Biogenic toxins as etiological agents for Parkinson's disease
Parkinsonism secondary to bilateral striatal fungal abscesses
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.
Chronic polysystemic candidiasis as a possible contributor to onset of idiopathic Parkinson's disease.
A Health-Destroying Toxin We Can't Avoid And Must Detoxify
Article is written by a Clinical Laboratory Scientist--see paragraph titled Detrimental Effects.
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.
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.
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
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?
Alzheimer's and Fungus
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.
Alzheimer's and Fungus
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.
Happy to share the healing journey with you.
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.
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~
There is a great deal of good research being done on Turmeric for Alzheimer's. Also my father is doing well on this, but he has also recently added BHT to his regime (in case of HSV infection).
Here is some research from Japan:
Effects of turmeric on Alzheimer's disease with behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia
Ayu. 2012 Oct-Dec; 33(4): 499-504.
We describe here three patients with the Alzheimer's Disease (AD) whose behavioral symptoms were improved remarkably as a result of the turmeric treatment, which is the traditional Indian medicine. Their cognitive decline and Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) were very severe. All three patients exhibited irritability, agitation, anxiety, and apathy, two patients suffer from urinary incontinence and wonderings. They were prescribed turmeric powder capsules and started recovering from these symptoms without any adverse reaction in the clinical symptom and laboratory data. After 12 weeks of the treatment, total score of the Neuro-Psychiatric Inventory-brief questionnaire decreased significantly in both acuity of symptoms and burden of caregivers. In one case, the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score was up five points, from 12/30 to 17/30. In the other two cases, no significant change was seen in the MMSE; however, they came to recognize their family within 1 year treatment. All cases have been taking turmeric for more than 1 year, re-exacerbation of BPSD was not seen. The present cases suggest a significant improvement of the behavioral symptoms in the AD with the turmeric treatment, leading to probable benefit of the use of turmeric in individuals with the AD with BPSD.
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
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.
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.
This may be more evidence as to the efficacy of Coconut Oil in preventing or treating Alzheimers. We have been assuming the saturated fats in VCO was supplying the brain w/ an alternative fuel source in the absence of glucose, but the antipathogen properties of VCO may also be at work here.
B12, Folic Acid
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
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==========
I'm about to start this for my father, 79. And myself, 52. Might not be alzheimers or dementia, but he has severe memory issus and mine is getting bad. Must be genetic but I'll be dammed if I let the Monsanto madness take me out like that. Thanks for this thread and best of luck with your efforts.
Update on my Dad, its been over a week and he is doing great, my Mom is still giving him 2 lemon per day. One in the morning and the other at night. I also read Ted advise on Alzheimer's Disease and I started giving him 2 pills of Lysine in the afternoon a total of 1000 mg. Thank You Ted... Thanks, and God Blessed...
Update on my Dad, he is doing great, still doing the lemon and l-lysine every day for Alzheimer's Disease. He did have a bad day so I question my Mom and she told me she had skip 3 of his lemon juice drink because she was sick and didn't give my Dad his lemon juice but was still taking the l-lysine. We put him back on the lemon juice and he was back to normal the following day. He is starting to use the phone again he had stop calling us when he was sick. He is also starting to eat some of his meal in the table. He was only eating in his chair in the lliving room. My Mom called me a few days ago and said that my Dad was doing great and she wanted to start taking the l-lysine also. So now my Dad is still at 1000 mg in the evening and my Mom is taking 500mg. Stay Blessed
Update on my Dad, he is doing great, he turn 78 in February. He just went to his apointment 2 days ago to see his doctor. And the doctor told my dad he is doing very well and does not have to see him for another 6 months. My Dad ask if he can drive again and his doctor told him no, lol. Still giving him his l-lysine and lemon juice everyday... Stay Blessed.
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...
In reply to Sandra (Usa),
According to this converter,
5 teaspoons of coconut oil equals 23 grams and 23 grams equals 23,000 milligrams.
My husband and I take 2 TSP of coconut oil everyday. There is also growing evidence of its efficacy in treating Alzhemier's. Dr. Newport couldn't get her husband recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease into a clinical trial using the MCTs from coconut oil, she put him on 2 TSP/day about 2-3 years ago. She saw improvement almost immediately, and he continues to improve. If it can't be completely cured, I believe it's quite possible to at least manage it better using coconut oil.
My mom died from Alzheimer's Disease about 11 years ago, and if I'm one of those with a predisposition (APOE4 ), I plan to continue taking it.
I recently came across something that seems to revive the brains of those suffering from this horrible affliction [Alzheimer's Disease]. Some of you may be familiar with Doctor Mercola, anyway he sent out an video link in his last email update about VCO & Alzeimers. I highly recommend that anyone dealing with this affliction on any level take the time to view it. I was SO impressed that I upped my personal intake of VCO as a preventive. Apparently the medium chain fatty acids are the perfect brain food. When combined with ALL the other good that VCO provides, its a no brainer (no pun intended).
Alzheimer's Cause Theories
I'd have to disagree as well. I have worked with the aged and seen patients from pre to post alzheimers and could't see a definite trend in dominence. I have seen couples get it and hit a point where they didn't know each other.
There was one couple, very gentle people, who didn't know each other. If you asked him who she was, he would say he "didn't know her at all but from everything he heard she was a very nice woman altogether." Posing the same question to her she thought he might be a new neighbour. But if she saw any of the nurses or doctors or helpers going too close to him she would violently attack them and tell them to leave him alone. Walking away she would keep shouting that they fancied him. She couldn't tell us why she did it. And it never happened with anyone other than her husband.
The original attraction was still there.
Alzheimer's Cause Theories
I absolutly agree with your Alzheimer's Disease comment towards the end of your feedback. My father-in-law is very "diabeticly sick". Everything bad they could have, he has it. For starters I have countless of times tried giving his wife remedies, she would try it once and say its not working or come up with her own ideas! I feel sorry for them because I know he could better himself, but there ignorance wont allow them. Her patience with him is very low and talks to him as if he were a child and not to mention he was not a very good husband, so she now has resentment towards him, is very angry that she now has to care for her once abusive and now helpless husband. AND if they just listen a little, he could be taking care of himself. Love all you earth clinic-ers! =)
Alzheimer's Cause Theories
The two people I've known who died from Alzheimer's were very domineering (the "boss" in the family but not necessarily in a good way - both women) so I completely disagree with this idea.
I'm more inclined to beleive the aluminum/heavy metals theory (and therefore detox from those), and would also look into coconut oil/ ketones as a cure.
Alzheimer's Cause Theories
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.
Alzheimer's and Aluminum
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.
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.
Alzheimer's and Fungus
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
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
I have a marsh we haven't cleaned it up in years and it's dark and wet slippery mud with puddles and streams and full of horsetail. Horsetail is full of nutrients and silica . Silica helps the body excrete aluminum and aids in the absorption of calcium. It helps bones and teeth be strong and helps fight candida and other fungi. You can make a hair wash with it or drink it as a tea or make other products to use for health.
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.
Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
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.
While it is encouraging to discover that B3 vitamin appears to be helpful in effecting the course of Alzheimer's positively, yet not completely to the point of reversal or even as a prophylactic, one has to ask the question why there is so much emphasis on one agent, when in fact all chronic diseases are a result of multiple deficiencies. Can people not think in multiple factorials? Or is it mental laziness that prompts people and scientists to want single solutions for diseases which they have decided are a single entity caused by a single factor or agent. All agents that will help to energize brain cells, such as D ribbose, creatine, MSM, coconut oil, coQ10, should be taken into consideration. One must also remember that toxins such as aluminium, fluoride and mercury are neurotoxic and probably play a major role in causing mental deterioration. If such factors are ignored, the research done on any disease becomes null and void and of no value what so ever.
HI U GOD FEARING FOLKS DOIN, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Just read an interesting article that equated Alzheimer's with the advent of mercury flu shots and folks that stopped smoking. The article had a graph of the last two and the advent of Alzheimer's. The graphs tracked. Upon more research, I learned that tobacco is an herb where our B 3 vitamin comes from. Research has shown that B 3 helps your brain. Mercury does not. The problem with smoking or chewing today's tobacco is not the tobacco, but all the chemicals that has been sprayed on it. That includes insecticides, fungicides, and pesticides. Only a few years ago arsenic was sprinkled on the plant to kill the boll worms. If you smoked you got all that garbage. I don't have a clue about nicotine, but now all the smart people are saying that caffeine is good for you. The problem with coffee is that unless you buy organic you are still getting the stuff that you did with tobacco. They spray coffee plants too.
I quit smoking back in '73, but I loved it. I now think that there may be a way to smoke and it actually would be healthy for you. It would have to be organic and could only smoke one cig after each meal or some other protocol . Anyways, this is a story of how greedy folks can take a good thing and make it into a bad thing. Hope this makes you think.
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I found an article on MSN dated 5/22/2013...
Vitamin B keeps your brain from shrinking, reduces Alzheimer's risk
"A new study shows that vitamin B supplements reduced brain shrinkage by up to 90 percent in certain areas vulnerable to Alzheimer's, suggesting the vitamin may be more protective than previously thought. Dr. David Smith of Oxford University, who led the study, said, "our work shows that a key part of the disease process that leads to Alzheimer's disease, the atrophy of specific brain regions, might be modified by a safe and simple intervention. " Others caution that there's no magic bullet against Alzheimer's..."
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.
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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.
Mary Jane, please give more updates about your Dad. Has drinking the fresh lemon juice helped his memory at all? Have you seen any definite improvement in his memory? Any less confusion in his thinking? Thanks.
Mary Jane, thank you for posting about Alzheimer's Disease. It's great that you give God the glory and honor. He is truly the source of every good gift. (John 3:16)
Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but it sounds like before you tried this treatment, your Dad was terribly confused, upset, acting mean, and his memory was very poor. And now all of these things, including even his memory, have improved dramatically??
Please continue to post any clarifications or details or developments that you think are helpful.
I'm sure many people will be reading what you're posting here. Maybe some will try the freshly squeezed lemon juice (in water, with added non-sugar sweetener) twice a day and report their results.
Hi, Great news! I look forward to your feedback - keep up the good work.
New book at the library written by a doc who treated her hubby with coconut oil for his alzheimers... Very interesting.. Won't work for everyone but certain sugar uptake issues in the brain are healed by coconut oil added in the diet... hope this helps.
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?
I had read Dr Wright's article on Lithium Orotate several years ago. My husband has been treated for Alzheimer's for several years. I decided to try the treatment. He had an immediate decline, so we discontinued treatment immediately.
We do use several supplements: Hup A (Huperzine), Digestive enzimes, Lions Mane Mushroom tablets, DMAE and lecithin. We had run out of the Lions Mane last spring - his decline increased at that time, and although he's taking it again, he never recovered what he lost. Although decline continues, he gets along pretty well.
I find that changes - travel - even to visit family members for holidays, etc, are the greatest challenge to his functioning.
(His younger brother died just a couple of years after Alzheimer's Disease diagnosis. He didn't have early medications to delay disease progress. ) Their mother and maternal grandmother both had the condition, and the youngest brother, @76, is also taking Alzheimer's Disease medications now.
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.
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If you were diagnosed with alzhiemers.. A few years ago a doctor would tell you to start smoking! He didnt know why nicotine halted or slowed the onset.. But it might be the antifungal properties of nicotine got through the the blood brain barrier.. And disrupted a possible fungal trigger?... The possibility that Parkinsons and altzhiemers are the same.. Is well worth considering as Parkinsons can progress on to alzhiemers. So perhaps methyl blue might be a consideration as for parkinsons.
I have heard that lavender alters your hormones if taken on a regular basis. I would research this before diving in.
See this article:
Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Hi Raquel: I think you are really onto something here! It takes a lot of energy to suppress negative emotions. If she spent her life with an emotionally abusive/neglectful partner, maybe she did want to check out. Her moment of clarity is a snapshot of her marriage of all thoes years. Wow so sad!
Alzheimer's Cause Theories
I think you are seeing things here and trying to link things that are not linkable. My mother, aunt, and grandmother, and several great-aunts and uncles all have/had Alzheimers. It is very genetic. But for many years, no one knew what the symtoms where cumulative of, or called it something else, just like my ADHD. That is called Medical Progress. And it will continue. I am sure there may be a case or two where people just give up, and their symtoms over take them, I've seen that. But to link one set of symptoms only on one disease, and not conclude that there could be other factors or diseases at work is incorrect to do. It is misleading. It looks like Alzheimers can also be caused by our environmental factors of what our diets are, our nutrition, vitamins and suppliments. Even though Alzhemimer's has everything to do with memory and loss of, and there are great emotions, I don't think your conclusions hold water. I don't think dominate people won't get it vs. dominated people will get it. This is just not relevant in the world of Alzheminer's. What you are seeing is what you want to pick out and try to make work, but it isn't there. There are many domintate individuals who have gotten it. For example. My grandmother. Mother, Uncles, Father, and the lists go on for many. It, like ADHD, is not a one set of symptoms-fits-all diagnosis.
Alzheimer's Cause Theories
I also do not agree with the "domineered" theory as a cause for Alzheimers. My mom has it and was definitely THE domineering type, both in marriage (which ended in 2 divorces) and at work, where she was a tough manager. If anyone has anything else on the coconut oil remedy or anything else, please advise.
Alzheimer's Cause Theories
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.
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.
By the way, niacin also helps protect against dementia and Alzheimers. See these links
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
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
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.
I don't like lithium aspartate it's an excitotoxin much like aspartame. It may reverse, but only temporarily. Therefore the preferred lithium needs to be lithium carbonate, lithium citrate being the safest one. Long term use does more harm in aspartate form then good. Aspartate, MSG and aspartame are all excitotoxin. The beta amyloid is a toxicity of high level exposure of metal zinc, and hence 1000 mg of L carnosine and some small amounts of EDTA to remove zinc, as well as other metals is the cause of the alzheimer. Scientist found beta amyloid removes heavy metals, but in excess, beta amyloid becomes a problem. Therefore it makes more sense to use those that gives energy to the brain without the excitotoxins such as drops of methylene blue which is protective of the cell's mitochrondria systems, and the removal of heavy metals such as cilantro and carnosine and perhaps drops of sodium thiosulfate, or even chlorella to help remove the heavy metals. Potassium citrate will further alkalize the brain so the brain can heal. i don't believe in lithium aspartate because I have received several years ago that while initially it helped alzheimer, the condition later on became progressively much worse. It was from the excitotoxin of the aspartate.
In India alzheimer is almost non existent and cancer is more rare, especially male types of cancer. Researchers found that it has to do with the consumption of large quantities of turmeric (also known as kunjit) in the curry. Especially the combination of chilly powder, turmeric and cauliflower and broccoli seems to do the trick. If you prepare a curry don't just use the herbal mix form the grocery but add your own paste of vegetable oil (arachide, sunflower or sesame oil), chilli powder and turmeric powder. Wash and cut the cauliflower and broccoli and let them sit for 15 minutes before cooking, as this improves the health benefits.
Hi Connie. I am afraid that I'm not knowledgeable enough to answer the technicalities of your questions!
The Indian diet has changed but it's a complicated point because diet is entirely determined by one's social and economic class. Rich people tend to eat too much and do too little exercise, as a result of which they are plagued by many of the lifestyle diseases of the West (such as type-2 diabetes).
Poorer people don't have the money to eat properly - too little protein and vitamins in their diet - and just carbohydrates to fill themselves up. Even lentils, traditionally the protein for the poor, are becoming very expensive for the very poor in India.
The principles of the Indian diet are excellent and many can and do follow these principles, so it is not as if we have lost our traditions entirely!
Alzheimer's Cause Theory
Doesn't turmeric, since it's antiviral, help prevent Alzheimer's and also help with herpes cold sores?
Alzheimer's Cause Theories
If a herpes virus does turn out to be one cause of Alzheimer's Disease then the amino acid Lysine could be a useful addition to any treatment regimen as Lysine is quite effective at treating cold sores. Lysine has been shown to be safe at levels that will control cold sores and can cross the blood / brain barrier as can the antioxidants alpha lipoic acid and melatonin which have both shown benefits of varying degrees in Alzheimer's patients and rodent models. Of course the patient studies seem to be of more practical value for those that feel that rodent models of Alzheimer's diease are a poor substitute for the real thing.
Coconut oil also has the ability to inhibit some herpes viruses and there is increasing anecdotal evidence that it can improve the Alzheimer's disease state at doses that are reasonably practical.
In the case of melatonin, it is not only an antioxidant itself, but it also acts to activate the bodies own antioxidant system, something that not all antioxidants are capable of. Melatonin also acts in an anti-inflammatory role which is an important aspect of Alzheimer's disease progression. Melatonin has also shown the ability to protect the human brain from many of the known damaging effects to the brain caused by Alzheimer's disease. Melatonin also can help alleviate some of the sleeplessness symptoms associated with AD. Another benefit shown in human studies is melatonin's ability to alleviate the symptom refered to as "Sundowning".
The good news is that not only are these supplements generally considered safe, they are readilly available, relatively cheap and are purported to have many other health benefits also!
Alzheimer's and Aluminum
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.
Alzheimer's and Aluminum
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!