Top Natural Remedies for Alzheimer's and Dementia


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.


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

Prevent Alzheimers Disease with Nattokinase. Here is explanation:


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

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

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


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

Replied by Rsw
Uniontown, Oh

Do you know if Serrapeptase also clears this plaque? Thank you.

Replied by Prioris

Here is a link that would support the use of both Nattokinase and Serrapeptase in rats with Alzheimers:

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


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

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

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

Replied by Rose

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

Replied by Prioris

Does she take it on an empty stomach?

It has been said that one should take B vitamins with food and other B vitamins because it is synergistic. Then you read about therapies taking it on an empty stomach especially in larger doses.


Posted by Kh (Las Vegas, Nv) on 12/01/2013
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Niacinamide worked for my mother's dementia. The dosage was time-release 1500 mg twice a day (breakfast and bedtime).

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

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

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

She got it all back.

She had no trouble with side effects.

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

Replied by Kh
Las Vegas, Nv

I forgot to mention that it took just under four months for us to see what seemed to be a full cure, but we started to notice improvement even after a few days.

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

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

Replied by Jillery
North America
84 posts

Why take her off of something that it appears her body needs badly? Maybe supplement with some good all round multi vit & minerals also. Keep her at the level you have her at and let her be connected with life as she is. It is wonderful you found that the niacinamide worked for her!!

Replied by Shawna
Torrance, California

KH, that is wonderful!! WOW!!! Thank you so much for sharing. I am going to share this with everyone I know, including my parents!

Replied by Gavin
Northland, New Zealand

Niacinimide is also ingested from smoking tobacco, nicotine is converted after inhalation. I often wonder if, the anti smoking brigade factored in the rise of altzhimers and parkinsons, into the new world health model.

Replied by Kh
Las Vegas, Nv

My mother asked me to post another message about what the past few months have been like (since she started on the niacinamide). She said that it was like having windows suddenly flung open, like she could suddenly see things again that had been hidden from her.

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

Phoenix, Az

My father has dementia and is on Namenda XR and Donetezil HCL currently, but it is no longer working. I wanted to know if your mother was taking any medication when she started taking the niacinamide and if there is any danger in mixing his current meds and niaminacide?


Many pharmacists are able to answer questions about drug / supplement interactions. In fact, they're more likely to have the answer than doctors are. Find a pharmacist you like, then ask!

Replied by Mary
Buenos Aires Argentina.

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

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

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

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

Replied by Prioris

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.

Replied by Prioris

Regarding Alzheimer's, the beta amyloid always gets mentioned as the culprit. Here is another perspective.

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


Replied by Timh
Ky, Usa
2111 posts

This may be more evidence as to the efficacy of Coconut Oil in preventing or treating Alzheimers. We have been assuming the saturated fats in VCO was supplying the brain w/ an alternative fuel source in the absence of glucose, but the antipathogen properties of VCO may also be at work here.

Replied by Francoise
Quebec, Canada

Hi KH,

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

Replied by Tony
Tn, Usa

Hello Francoise from Quebec, Canada:

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

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

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

Replied by Lynda

Hi, I have read Joyce, and Kh testimony in curing their parents Alzheimer , and it gave me hope. I would like to ask them today , after one year or so how are their parents? are they still well? are their conditions , stable?

If you could answer my question or anyone who has tried the niacinamide, vitamin A , coconut oil and turmeric to share their experience please.

Thank you,


Replied by Kt

Hello Lynda,

I am still using the turmeric and ginger on much of what I eat. I periodically make a tea with 1/4-1/2 tsp. of turmeric and about 1/4 tsp. ginger. I think the turmeric has helped my memory (husband has noticed this too) and 1/2 tsp. of turmeric alone seems to open my ears when they feel "plugged". I am able to hear better but, at the same time, I have tried to stay away from hidden sources of MSG. Animals we eat and get milk or eggs from are fed genetically modified grasses and grains (GMO's). That can also have an effect on whether the spices are going to benefit. Portions make a difference.

After reading the posts above, I thought about trying some niacin but haven't yet.

Replied by Lynda

Hi Kt ,

Thanks for your post, it's very interesting to know that turmeric has a good effect on people's memory. Also, I have read that it's very good to prevent cancer and to cure it as well, so let's the turmeric be in our daily diet . Best wishes, Lynda

Replied by Zark
Emerald City

Here is a relevant abstract on this matter:

Nicotinamide Restores Cognition in Alzheimer's Disease Transgenic Mice via a Mechanism Involving Sirtuin Inhibition and Selective Reduction of Thr231-Phosphotau

Memory loss is the signature feature of Alzheimer's disease, and therapies that prevent or delay its onset are urgently needed. Effective preventive strategies likely offer the greatest and most widespread benefits. Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors increase histone acetylation and enhance memory and synaptic plasticity. We evaluated the efficacy of nicotinamide, a competitive inhibitor of the sirtuins or class III NAD+-dependent HDACs in 3xTg-AD mice, and found that it restored cognitive deficits associated with pathology. Nicotinamide selectively reduces a specific phospho-species of tau (Thr231) that is associated with microtubule depolymerization, in a manner similar to inhibition of SirT1. Nicotinamide also dramatically increased acetylated a-tubulin, a primary substrate of SirT2, and MAP2c, both of which are linked to increased microtubule stability. Reduced phosphoThr231-tau was related to a reduction of monoubiquitin-conjugated tau, suggesting that this posttranslationally modified form of tau may be rapidly degraded. Overexpression of a Thr231-phospho-mimic tau in vitro increased clearance and decreased accumulation of tau compared with wild-type tau. These preclinical findings suggest that oral nicotinamide may represent a safe treatment for AD and other tauopathies, and that phosphorylation of tau at Thr231 may regulate tau stability.

Replied by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc

Thank you Zark;

Zark cites an article; actually an abstract from the Journal of Neuroscience. For the ones who, like me, had to wade through the technicals, essentially it said that the non-flushing form of niacin/B-3, is really helpful in reducing the amount of "forgetfulness" associated with Alzheimer's. And interestingly the very next post discussed the same benefit in psychological issues referring the reader to a Doctor Mercola interview. From my perspective, I take the flushing form almost daily to ward off migraine attacks.

Replied by Maddie H.

I was concerned when I read that removing amyloid plaque might make matters worse, so I looked up ultrasound for dementia which has been used successfully to improve the memories of mice in experiments conducted in Australia. I was relieved to read that the ultrasound removed plaque from the mice's brains, and instead of getting worse they improved. If nattokinase can cross the blood/brain barrier, seems it would be a much simpler way to improve an Alzheimer patient's memory.

Replied by Mercy

Hi KH. I was wondering if you could give us an update on your Mother's condition? Thanks.

Replied by Suzy

Dave, I believe my mother would benefit from taking niacin. I take it daily and know it works. The problem I see is flushing. I don't think I could get her to take the niacin a second time. I read so much about how it has to be the flushing kind. Is that true? I don't understand the difference. Can you set me straight on this. Thank you for all you do for us on Earth Clinic.

Replied by Trudy

As to taking the niacin, get a bulk powder of pure niacin. Measure it out so you get an ultra-small dose, say 10 mg or so. Get her used to that and then move it up as she tolerates it. I started at 25 mg once per day, then went 25 twice per day and them moved incrementally until now I take 1000 mg twice per day and don't really notice the flush. I just put it in food when it was a small dose, but now I put it in capsules for convenience.

Replied by Sekhem

Reading this almost made me cry, hearing the death sentence from doctors is so disheartening. seeing this, and hearing something so Vile from doctors make you think the world is completely mad.

How is your mother doing in 2018 if you dont mind telling us? also Did she remember anything from when she actually had the pathology of alzheimers? was she in there experiencing everything but not able to control it? or is she completely unaware of the things that were going on?

Replied by Sekhem

Could you explain how she was erratic emotionally? and at what point during this treatment did she overcome the erratic emotional behavior, it hasn't been a week yet with my mother, But I have her on the same treatment, and her behavior....Seemingly a paranoid schizophrenic type behavior at times is very taxing, if you could just give me a timeline to when she'll be over that, It would be so appreciated.

Replied by Sekhem

Earth Clinic, is it possible that you could please try and reach KH for an update somehow please....this is unprecedented stuff here.

EC: Hi Sekhem, we reached out a few years ago and never got a reply, unfortunately. We'll try again.

Replied by Art
675 posts

In reply to Sekhem (Fl),

Although niacinamide was excellent in the mouse studies, it was not effective in the human studies. Here is a link to the full human study.

On the other hand, certain fairly common probiotics were helpful in another human study for AD as mentioned here:

This study is very interesting because it is a human study and positive results were seen in the relatively short 12 week study, which is pretty unheard of when it comes to AD!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand

Of course nicotine gets converted into b3.. Nicotinic acid.. Thats why the docs suggest if you got diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease you should start smoking.. So b3 seems to be the key with the latest resesarch. I rememberd that poor whites that smoked in the southern states didnt suffer from a certain vitamin B deficiency hence nicotinic acid gets converted into b vitamins.. (correct me if im wrong).

Replied by Bhart M.

Wow, what a terrible misunderstanding! this is a complete awful nonsense: nicotinic acid has absolutely nothing to do with nicotine from tobacco smoke. In fact, smoking, reduces the absorption of this important b vitamin.

Replied by Anne

While smoking increases risk of Alzheimer's disease, the nicotine patch, pure nicotine is slowing the progression of Alzheimer's. Lots of articles about it online. There is something to this.

Replied by Marco
Italy - Bologna

Thank you for sharing your valuable experience.

I have one question though, do you think a dose superior to 1500mg is necessary to obtain these results?.

Yesterday I have checked the latest news on Niacinamide, as I really heard lots of people getting result from this, and the following recent study popped out:

The result of this study using 1500mg of time release was not good, I'm really trying to understand what is the difference and which factor I'm not considering...

Help! :-)


Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil

Posted by Joyce (Asheville, Nc) on 01/24/2014
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I would like to share how I cured my 89 year old mother from Alzheimer's!

Six years ago my mother was diagnosed by a very reputable specialist with Alzheimer's. At the time she had difficulty remembering things she had done that day. She would ask the same questions over a lot. She would say things that did not make sense and she had become quite angry and irrational. The doctor told us that her condition would continue to deteriorate and that within about 3 years she would not be able to function on her own (even at that time she needed full-time caregivers to remind her what to do).

I am a holistic health practitioner and so I am familiar with a lot of supplements, herbs and foods to cure different conditions. So I started her on some of the supplements that I knew about for Alzheimer's. These included Phosphatidylserine (PS), L-Carnitine, Tumeric, Ginkgo and vinpocetine as well as a multi-vitamin. Two years after she started this protocol she went back for a follow up appointment with the Alzheimer's specialist who had originally diagnosed her. He was quite surprised that her condition had remained the same for two years and not progressed as he said it would. I believe that these supplements halted the progression of the Alzheimer's. But we really wanted to see improvement.

Here is where the cure comes in!

I had read about studies done using Niacinamide to cure Alzheimer's. The studies suggested giving it in small doses many times throughout the day to keep constant levels in the bloodstream. It suggested giving an oral dose of Niacinamide 12 times a day! This is very impractical for my mother who struggles to take all of her other pills. So we ended up giving her a 500 mg. capsule three times a day with meals.

At this time I had also read about studies showing that high doses of vitamin A actually dissolves Beta Amyloid deposits in lab animals. The study found that it not only dissolved the deposits, but it did so in a matter of hours! The article I read which was published by a doctor recommended a form of vitamin A called “Mycellized A" in liquid form as this is better absorbed. So I also started her on the mycellized vitamin A.

After starting her on these two new supplements (Niacinamide 500 mg 3 times a day, and Mycellized Vitamin A 100, 000 mg. a day for 3 weeks, (then cut back to 20, 000 mg a day maintenance) we noticed a big improvement.

Later we added a couple of other things which I believe helped her as well. One of them is Coconut oil. The other is to make sure that she does not have a bladder infection. My mother is prone to UTI's and we noticed that whenever she got one that her mental symptoms would get much worse. So we have to make sure that those are kept in check. As long as we are doing all of these things she does great.

It has been 6 years since her diagnosis and instead of progressing her Alzheimer's is gone for the most part. She is now back to her old self. Her thinking and cognition are good. She remembers almost everything about her day. She rarely repeats questions, her attitude is so much better. She is not angry or unreasonable anymore. She actually has conversations with me now where she can give me helpful advice on problems I may have. She's back to acting like my mom again! To recap, I feel that what really helped her the most has been the Niacinamide and the Mycellized vitamin A, and secondarily the coconut oil and preventing UTI's. Please try these as they may work for you as well.

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

Replied by Tony
Tn, Usa

Great story Joyce! Isn't God great? I take niacin myself for multiple health issues. Interesting to read about the Vit A form used. My mother is showing signs of Alzheimer's so this story I'll share with her. This sounds like a good plan for her. Thanks for sharing this great testimony. God Bless and may your mother continue good health!

Replied by Labrat
Burlington, Vt

That is wonderful. Very happy for you. If only the same would work on everyone with that dreadful, insidious disease.

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

Replied by Andrea C

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

Replied by Nowhereman

Very impressive!!

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

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

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

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

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

Replied by Mike62

Nowhereman: This may be a one time thing and she might not be monitoring the site any more. Maybe I could be of assistant. She may have intended to say 100,000iu instead of mg. 1mg of animal a is 1000iu. 1mg of beta carotene is 50iu. Many sites do not recommend palmitate because this is a synthetic isolate and has side effects. The proper ratio of animal a to d3 is 7-1. The daily dosage is 35,000iu of animal a to 5,000iu of d. Eskimos get this from blubber and liver. More is not more beneficial. Less is less beneficial. People also need some iodine and k2 for optimal functioning.

Replied by Tony
Tn, Usa

Hello guys! The daughter stated it was specifically "Mycellized Vitamin A". That comes in liquid form. The site where I order my herbs and supplements has this form of Vit A. It comes in a 1 oz. bottle. The brand name is Kirkman Labs. It's not expensive but not real cheap either. Should be affordable for most people. Thanks & God Bless!

Replied by Joyce
Asheville, Nc

Hi Everyone,

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

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

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

Here are places that carry it online....

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

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


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

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

Replied by Hashieaussie

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

Replied by Joyce
Asheville, Nc

Thank you Hashieaussie for your advice about silica and horsetail tea being good for UTI's. I will try them.

Replied by Hj
New York, US

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.

Replied by Anon

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

Replied by Hj
New York, US

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.

Replied by Mother Earth

Hi Earth Clinic here's a link for Hj re: information on Vitamin A and Alzheimer's:

Replied by Timh
2111 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.

Replied by Timh
2111 posts

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

Replied by Lucy
California, Us

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!

Replied by John
Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona

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

Replied by Sonia

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

Replied by Alicia
Hollister, Ca

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.

Replied by Art
675 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.


Replied by Mary
Fulton, Ms

How much coconut oil and how is it taken?

Replied by Leslie

Please update!

Replied by Rsw

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.

Replied by Robert

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

Replied by José

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?


Replied by Marsh57

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

Replied by Littlewing

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.

Replied by Stig

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?



Posted by Timh (Ky) on 07/24/2016 2111 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.


Posted by Art (California ) on 04/12/2018 675 posts
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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!

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:

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.


Replied by Art
675 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:

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!



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.

Replied by Sarah
Seattle, Wa Usa
1 out of 5 stars


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)

Replied by Zark
Emerald City, The Land Of Oz

People have been eating tofu for hundreds of years in Japan and China.. and they haven't suffered an Alzheimer's epidemic because of it. In fact the opposite is evident. My suggestion is if you can't find some evidence to support this then I would disregard the warning.

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

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

My 2c


Posted by Ted (Bangkok)

There are two studies that seemed to link this to the fact that drinking soy milk can help Alzheimers that I think is remotely interesting.

One study showed that the brain of an alzheimer's patient is extremely low in hydrogen sulfide, while on the other hand, it was found that baby infants who drink soy milk had high levels of hydrogen sulfide.

Now I am not saying that hydrogen sulfide is good or bad, it is one of the three gaseous molecules the body uses to control, many biological functions. The other two is nitric oxide and carbon monoxide produced in very low amounts to control the body's physiology.

It is quite possible that by taking soy, Alzheimers might be helped, remotely anyway, through the increase in hydrogen sulfide through driking soy milk. The reason being is Alzheimer's brains are low in hydrogen sulfide while soy milk causes increase in hydrogen sulfide. Ted"

Here are the two research studies. By the way, neither soy nor cow's milk is recommended for infants.


1: J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2001 May;32(5):534-41.

Gas production by feces of infants.

Jiang T, Suarez FL, Levitt MD, Nelson SE, Ziegler EE.

Fomon Infant Nutrition Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA.

BACKGROUND: Intestinal gas is thought to be the cause abdominal discomfort in infants. Little is known about the type and amount of gas produced by the infant's colonic microflora and whether diet influences gas formation. METHODS: Fresh stool specimens were collected from 10 breast-fed infants, 5 infants fed a soy-based formula, and 3 infants fed a milk-based formula at approximately 1, 2, and 3 months of age. Feces were incubated anaerobically for 4 hours at 37 degrees C followed by quantitation of hydrogen (H2), methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), methanethiol (CH3SH), and dimethyl sulfide (CH3SCH3) in the head-space. RESULTS: H2 was produced in greater amounts by breast-fed infants than by infants in either formula group, presumably the consequence of incomplete absorption of breast milk oligosaccharides. CH4 was produced in greater amounts by infants fed soy formula than by infants on other diets. CO2 was produced in similar amounts by infants in all feeding groups. Production of CH3SH was conspicuously low by feces of breast-fed infants and production of H2S was high by soy-formula-fed infants. CH3SCH3 was not detected. Only modest changes with age were observed and there was no relation between gas production and stool consistency, although stools were more likely to be malodorous when concentrations of H2S and/or CH3SH were high. CONCLUSIONS: Gas release by infant feces is strongly influenced by an infant's diet. Of particular interest are differences in production of the highly toxic sulfur gases, H2S and CH3SH, because of the role that these gases may play in certain intestinal disorders of infants.


Alzheimer is low in hydrogen sulfide: Brain hydrogen sulfide is severely decreased in Alzheimer's disease

Authors: Eto K.1; Asada T.2; Arima K.2; Makifuchi T.3; Kimura H.1

Source: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Volume 293, Number 5, May 2002, pp. 1485-1488(4)


Although hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is generally thought of in terms of a poisonous gas, it is endogenously produced in the brain from cysteine by cystathionine-synthase (CBS). H2S functions as a neuromodulator as well as a smooth muscle relaxant. Here we show that the levels of H2S are severely decreased in the brains of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients compared with the brains of the age matched normal individuals. In addition to H2S production CBS also catalyzes another metabolic pathway in which cystathionine is produced from the substrate homocysteine. Previous findings, which showed thatS-adenosyl-l-methionine (SAM), a CBS activator, is much reduced in AD brain and that homocysteine accumulates in the serum of AD patients, were confirmed. These observations suggest that CBS activity is reduced in AD brains and the decrease in H2S may be involved in some aspects of the cognitive decline in AD.


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

Cure of cognitive impairment of down syndrome may help Alzheimer's sufferers.
Changing minds is a protocol to treat the cognitive impairment seen in down syndrome. After only 13 weeks of treatment the IQ start to rise. Here you can find the protocol, a documentary trailer, testimonies and research:

and here you can see other fragments. Watch nichole who has a dual diagnostic of down syndrome + alzheimer.

keep in mind that The connection between Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease is complex. Studies of the brains of people with Down syndrome reveal that, by the age of 40, almost all develop the brain changes characteristic of Alzheimer's disease.

I know the protocol use 2 prescription drugs, but one is no necessary, the other one is prosac, and its main use is for neurogenesis= creation of new neurons with strong synapses. so there is possible cure for the cognitive impairment, and the article about the lithium is very interesting, looks like it does the same as prosac. exercise stimulate neurogenesis and THC also.

changingminds's protocol

Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo Biloba - In 2003, Stanford University discovered the main culprit, GABA receptor, an inhibitor, was ON continuously in individuals with Down syndrome. (View details) The result was- it did not allow the nerves in the memory area of the brain to fire. To get the proper level of GABA, a GABA antagonist was used to turn it down. (View details) Ginkgo Biloba is a GABA antagonist which has been used for over 4000 years (View details)

Prozac (Fluoxetine)
Prozac - The University Of Maryland School Of Medicine treated Down syndrome mice with prozac for 24 days (2006). It increased neurogenesis (the formation of new nerves) to a normal level (View details). This is like increasing the hardware on your computer. It allows you to run more complicated software. In fetuses with Down syndrome, neurons fail to show normal dendritic development, yielding a "tree in winter" appearance. This developmental failure is thought to result in mental retardation (View details)

Focalin XR
Focalin XR is an ADHD medicine that increases focus and decreases impulsiveness and hyperactivity. It is a mild stimulant. As our children improved, we became increasingly aware of their inability to attend to the tasks at hand.

Phosphatidylcholine is a phospholipid that makes up 50% of the cell membrane. The membrane is the lining of every nerve cell that carries our signals. We are trying to heal the brain by growing new neurons and allowing them to fire. Giving PC is like bringing the bricks to the construction site when building a house. (View details)

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Of the tens of thousands of molecules that make up the life of a cell, Phosphatidylcholine (PC) stands apart; probably the most important one of all. BodyBio PC is made of only pure phospholipids which automatically form liposomes in the watery environment of the body, but it goes one important step further.... it is also formulated with the essential lipids at a 4:1 ratio. Most PC currently available has an EFA ratio of ~12:1. BodyBio PC not only has a higher concentration of PC, up to 66% but also maintains EFA concentration at the preferred 4:1 ratio, a BodyBio exclusive.

Body Bio Balanced Oil
Body Bio Oil - There is a growing body of evidence that inflammation and degeneration go hand in hand. This oil provides the body with the building blocks to reduce inflammation and improve health. Link to references

4:1 Ratio of Organic Sunflower and Flax Seed Oil Blend in its Virgin State. Fatty acids are not only good for you -- they are ESSENTIAL! One of the very best supplement programs includes additional Essential Fatty Acids of Omega 6 to Omega 3 at a 4:1 ratio. This special formulation of organic sunflower and flax is now available as BODYBIO BALANCE!

Folinic Acid/ B 12 (methylcobalamin)
Folinic Acid/ B 12 (methylcobalamin) - Dr. Jill James has a detailed study looking at methylation and the need for these nutrients in the patient with Down syndrome. (View Details)


  • Ginkgo Biloba - The dose is approximately 2.5 mg/lb for the dry herb but must be adjusted on the basis of clinical response and tolerability.
  • Prozac - The dose needs to be adjusted in the range of 5 mg to 20mg/day on the basis of clinical response and tolerability.
  • Focalin XR - dosage should be individualized according to the needs and responses of the patient
  • Phosphatidylcholine - depends on age, check table below
  • Body Bio Oil - depends on age, check table below
  • Folinic Acid/ B 12 depends on age, check table below



Posted by Zark (Emerald City, The Land Of Oz) on 02/04/2014
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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.

Replied by Zark
Emerald City

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.

Posted by Suzanne (Rotterdam, Netherlands) on 02/05/2009
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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.

Replied by Ruma
Calcutta, India

It is NOT true!! Cancer is not rare at all in India, though certain types of cancer are rare (such as colon cancer). Also, Alzheimer's is getting more and more common - one of my aunts suffered from Alzheimer's before she died.

But Turmeric is a powerful herb - it is a purifier of the blood and it is very good for you. It is best eaten in its raw form, and also does wonders for the skin if you make a paste out of the root and slather it over the face.

It really is an amazing herb but one needs to be careful before making claims about the occurrence of cancer!

Replied by Kasturi
Mountain View, California, USA
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All "research" that claims a low incidence of Alzheimer's in India is ERRONEOUS! Especially, it is amusing when westerners make this claim based on whatever "research" they managed to do. Let me clarify a few facts about India:

1) Majority of the doctors (not to mention the layman) in India are woefully unaware of Alzheimer's. Only in the last decade has awareness been introduced through campaigning.

2) Statistics in India about Alzheimer's is very skewed because of non-diagnosis and mis-diagnosis. Not surprising if even doctors are unaware of this ailment.

3) Longevity in India is around 60 years for men and 65 years for women. Put simply, they don't live long enough to get dementia or Alzheimer's.

4) In India, parents live with their sons as a rule. So, even the real Alzheimer cases are "kept under wraps" by the family and not really admitted to a nursing care facility. It would be tantamount to "abandoning" your parents or "exposing" their dementia to the world. Just not the Indian culture.

I am currently caring for my mother who is diagnosed with Alzheimer's after I brought her with me to the US. Prior to that, my father and relatives were complaining that she is acting crazy and is really difficult to get along with. But nobody even thought of it as a possible mental condition, they just attributed it to her "evil" nature. Sounds horrible, but that is the sad truth in India. Mental illness is often brushed off or ridiculed as if it is a personality trait. That is also why India is not very advanced in Psychiatry. Not because Indians don't magically have depression or other psychiatric issues. It is just that the society is not tuned in that well to these ailments.

Replied by Connie
Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA

Thank you for your input, Ruma!! Could you tell us, is the water fluoridated and/or chlorinated there? What do you know about excitotoxins and free glutamic acid consumption in India? Has diet changed there like it did here in the USA from mostly homegrown, home-cooked food mostly free of pesticides and preservatives, to a lot of store-bought premade processed food? What would you say might be the cause of the rise in Alzheimer's disease in India?

Replied by Ruma
Calcutta, India

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!

Replied by Zark
Emerald City, The Land Of Oz

Just wanted to point out that the "NAY" above would appear to be more specifically against Turmeric preventing cancer rather than Alzheimer's. There is pretty decent research indicating the *likely* effectiveness of Turmeric.

Turmeric is the fourth anti-inflammatory shown to help Alzheimer's that I am aware of. The other research/examples are: A DMARD injected into the neck (very controversial), NSAID's such as Aspirin (not controversial IMHO), steroids (listed on these very pages)

EC: Thanks, Zark. We'll remove that erroneous rating.

Vitamin B

Posted by Toourlady89 (Ca, Usa) on 08/24/2013

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..."


Replied by Gavin
Northland, New Zealand

This might give a clue as to what nicotine (B3) can do and why the big pharma want in.

Replied by Susan Reed

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.

Replied by Timh
2111 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.

Replied by Anon

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.

Vitamin B3

Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn.) on 12/06/2013

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.

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

Replied by H
Up The Creek In Wv, Usa

Hay Robert Henry;;

What you need to do is grow your own natural tobacco. The hi-nicotine varieties that the Indians used as a sacred plant. then you could control the amount of pesticides and herbicides on it. I myself do not grow it, or use it, but I do take nicotine in the form of supplement pills. The Indians were exactly right; tobacco''s nicotine content is a necessary nutrient for the human body. They got their supply by smoking tobacco, that their creator gave to them. Then came the barbarians from Europe on to their continent, and killed them all, about 300 milion of them, except for a small remnant of them; and began putting poison on the sacred herb.

You are exactly correct about the true source of the diseases caused by tobacco consumption being the poisonous herbicides, pesticides, curing agent chemicals, put on the leaf by man.

They have never proved that tobacco causes cancer, or any other disease. That never happened. No experiment that they performed ever showed that.`A guy named "captain Joe" ( or some similar name) on the internet, tried to track down the research that proved tobacco caused cancer. He never found it. It don't exist. What he found out was that in the original research; the test animals were given cancer causing radiation in order to induce cancers, to the tobacco test subjects.[animals] So if I gave you cancer with radiation while you are testing milk out, and you get cancer; does that prove milk causes cancer? Of course not. And neither does it prove that tobacco causes cancer. What it does prove; is that radiation causes cancer.... which everyone already knew.

This is a case exactly like the cholesterol research that they have falsely reported on. If you go and find the original research clinical studies, and read them yourself, you will find the original research studies proved that high cholesterol diets DID NOT cause heart disease rates over and above low cholesterol vegetarian diets. The entire interpretation of the diet research was a fraud.

The Polio epidemic was caused by nuclear bomb testing radiation fall-out coupled to DDT pesticides. The Polio epidemic went away when these 2 things went away. There never was any polio virus. That was a fraud. People got polio from the DDT and nuclear bomb testing fall-out. It was the poisons, and not some evil virus creature., that never existed. Remember the news-cast films of the government employees spraying people and children with DDT as they walked down the streets of America, in the 1940's and 1950's , IN A CLOUD OF DDT DUST ?

Syphilus disease was caused by mercury poison. Mercury was a favorite medicine of the white man up until the 1950's, or so. All the symptoms of syphilus are the exact same symptoms of chronic mercury poisoning. Syphilus went away when the mercury was taken out of the food & medicine chain.

The same for aids; caused by man-made chemicals, and not a evil virus creature. Follow the money trail.

Replied by Gavin
Northland, New Zealand

I agree with most of what you have said. But they did do some in depth experiments on mice to either prove or disprove whether tobacco caused lung cancer. They found out that the mice who were breathing strontium got lung cancer, they found out that those who were breathing Tobacco smoke didn't. When they made a mix up and put the mice who were breathing strontium, onto breathing tobacco, it was found that it protected them, by the fact that the mucous floated the strontium particles out of there lungs.

So the conclusion was that Smoking protected them from lung cancer. this of course was not what they wanted to hear. So the conclusions were shelved and ignored. Moderate smoking of the natural leaf, probably protects the smoker from a host of diseases, Bowel cancer. Parkinson's. Alzheimer's. Obesity. Depression. Schizophrenia. Pellagra. Asthma. There are many more I cant remember. But if self medication is removed from just these, we all know who stands to benefit.

Replied by Mike 62
Denver, Colorado

Nicotine stimulates the central nervous system. All longevity experts do not recommend products that stimulate the central nervous system. They recommend products that nourish the central nervous system.

Replied by Mike
Colorado, US

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.

Replied by Happy
Up The Creek, Usa

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.