Alzheimer’s disease

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Description

This is a degenerative disease of the cerebral cortex in the brain that is characterised by the gradual and progressive loss of mental faculties. This condition can affect both sexes in middle and old age.

Note:
1. It may be prudent to first have a hair analysis done to rule out the possibility of heavy metal poisoning.
2. The symptoms of alcohol abuse and Alzheimer’s can be very similar.
3. It is important to rule out a vitamin B12 deficiency before accepting an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. If there is a positive response to a course of b12 injections Alzheimer’s may be ruled out.
4. Regular exercise throughout adulthood as well as refraining from smoking may minimise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s

Symptoms

In general, there is a progressive deterioration in mental and physical abilities including memory loss.

Warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease:
1. Memory loss that may start affecting job performance
2. A difficulty in performing familiar or simple tasks.
3. Problems with language occur when inappropriate words are often used making speech incomprehensible.
4. Disorientation to time and place, such as getting lost in a familiar environment, not knowing how to get home, etc
5. Poor or decreased judgment
6. Problems with abstract thinking, adding numbers, etc
7. Misplacing things.
Changes in mood or behavior, often exhibiting rapid mood swings
8. Uncharacteristic personality changes may occur.
9. The ability to smell may diminish in some cases up to two years prior to the beginning of the mental decline

In the late stages, there may be an inability to speak with total incontinence, paralysis and a total loss of memory may also occur.

Treatments

1. Intravenous ozone therapy.
2. Studies have shown that the use of antioxidants can slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
3. DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) may assist in preventing Alzheimer’s disease.
4. Conventional treatments may involve various drugs still in clinical trials

Note:
a. Refrain from drinking tap water as it may contain aluminum, instead only consume eight glasses of steam-distilled water daily.
b. Avoid alcohol, processed foods, and environmental toxins. Smoking may double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Nutrients and supplements:
1. Ginkgo biloba – an antioxidant that also assists increase blood flow to the brain, helping to stabilize and improve mental functioning.
2. Acetylcholine – a deficiency in acetylcholine has been implicated in those suffering from dementia.
3. Folic acid – assists in controlling homocysteine levels. High homocysteine is associated with Alzheimer’s.
4. Selenium – a powerful antioxidant
5. Buffered vitamin C – an antioxidant
6. MCT oil – MCT oil has been shown to improve cognition in Alzheimer’s patients
7. Vitamin E – may slow down the advancement of Alzheimer’s by 25%
8. Vitamin B Complex

Causes

No definitive cause has yet been established by researchers, although some believe that there is a connection with the deposits of aluminum found in the brain through contamination, by using aluminum cookware and other products containing this metal.

Alzheimer’s is also thought to be caused by the abnormal build-up of proteins in and around brain cells. One of the proteins involved is called amyloid, deposits of which form plaques around brain cells. The other protein is called tau, deposits of tau form tangles within brain cells. Mercury is also thought to play a role primarily through exposure over time by its release from dental amalgams into body tissues.

Genetic factors and lifestyle choices may also play a role.

The estrogen levels in women suffering from Alzheimer’s are much lower than in their healthy counterparts.

Underlying Emotions

Anger, resentment, hopelessness. helplessness, the refusal to deal with the world as it is. Feelings of not being nurtured, being overwhelmed by responsibilities. Wanting to be taken care of. Having unresolved generational traumas.

Diet

Increase foods rich in Calcium, Phosphorus, Manganese, Sulfur, Iodine, and tryptophan. Include foods containing plenty of fiber.

Avoid meat, alcohol, hot sauces, salty, spicy, fried, and fatty foods, any rich foods, foods, coffee, caffeine, sweet foods, and sugar.

Drink filtered water

Remedies

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