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Effective Nutritional Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease
 
There are several effective remedies for Alzheimer’s disease. This may surprise you, as one is led to think that such a condition, of what appears to be irreversible brain damage, is untreatable. But, people are making amazing recoveries from this dread disease today.
 
The two most important aspects to treating Alzheimer’s disease are removing heavy metals, especially mercury, from the persons brain and providing high dose sublingual (dissolves in mouth) Vitamin B12 , especially in the form of Methylcolbalamin. 
 
Vitamin B12 Methylcolbalamin : Regenerative Nutrition supply this remedy in High-dose sublingual Lozenges, Each Lozenge contains 1 milligram (1,000 micrograms) of Methylcolbalamin a form of bio-active B12 that is well absorbed and crosses the blood brain barrier more effectively than other forms of B12. This makes it suitable for general/systemic wide B12 deficiency, and more uniquely for brain/nerve disorders. Please read our online article about this important remedy
 
Heavy Metal Detoxification:  The product Deep Cell Detox (DCD) is designed to remove heavy metals, including mrcury from the system. This  comprises Seagreens, MSM, Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbate), Alpha-Lipoic Acid & Acety-L-Carnitine. Currently all of these supplements are available individually from Regenerative Nutrition. Please read our online article about Heavy Metal Detoxification
 
A simple protocol for treating Alzheimers would be thus:
  • Begin with Vitamin B12 Methylcolbalamin Lozenges. Dissolve one lozenge in the mouth one or more times daily.
  • After a week or so add in the Deep Cell Detox (DCD) Formula
Although there are many other aspects to the causation of Alzheimer’s disease such as amyloid beta compounds accumulation and poor circulation, prioritizing the heavy metal removal and supply of Vitamin B12 is an approach that has the most, anecdotal, positive results. Most cases of Alzheimer’s disease respond well and improve considerably just with Vitamin B12 Methylcolbalamin and DCD, but if the disease is well established then deeper therapy may be needed. There are a few  supplementary nutrients (listed below) that will further support recovery from more advanced stages. 
 
The use of specific anti-oxidants has been shown, in studies (see below), to potentially help improve brain function in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Some of these anti-oxidants have also been shown to help offset some of the toxic effects of amyloid beta compounds in the brain cells, as well as improve brain function. These anti-oxidants include grape seed OPC, Ginko Biloba and Tumeric.
 
  • Grape Seed OPC: The June 18, 2008 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience published the discovery by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York that administering grape seed polyphenols reduces amyloid beta aggregation in the brain and slows cognitive impairment in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Ginko Biloba: has a reputation of also helping in lessening the severity of Alzheimer’s disease. It works by improving circulation to the brain and acting as an anti-oxidant. A 2004 conference paper summarizes how various trials indicate that Ginkgo shows promise in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (L. Witkam and I. Ramzan (2004). "Ginkgo biloba in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease: A miracle cure?". From Cell to Society)
  • Turmeric:  Curcumin (an extract from the bright yellow herb Tumeric) A 2004 UCLA-Veterans Affairs study involving genetically altered mice suggests that curcumin might inhibit the accumulation of destructive beta-amyloid in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients and also break up existing plaques associated with the disease (Yang, F; Lim GP; Begum AN; Ubeda OJ; Simmons MR; Ambegaokar SS; Chen PP; Kayed R; Glabe CG; Frautschy SA; Cole GM (February 2005). "Curcumin inhibits formation of amyloid beta oligomers and fibrils, binds plaques, and reduces amyloid in vivo". Journal of Biological Chemistry 280 (7): 5892–901. American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.)
Grape seed OPC, Ginko Biloba and Tumeric are available as Vital Protect Anti-Oxidant formula from Regenerative Nutrition. Please read our online article about this important remedy.
 
Alpha-Lipoic Acid & Acetyl-L-Carnitine: These also have a role in heavy metal detoxification, especially in the brain, and helping the brain cells to function properly as evidenced by studies involving improved cognition and memory.
  • Studies of rat aging have suggested that the use of Alpha-Lipoic Acid & Acetyl-L-Carnitine results in improved memory performance and delayed structural mitochondrial decay. As a result, it may be helpful for people with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease (G. Aliev, J. Liu, J. C. Shenk, K. Fischbach, G. J. Pacheco, S. G. Chen, M. E. Obrenovich, W. F. Ward, A. G. Richardson, M. A. Smith, E. Gasimov, G. Perry, B. N. Ames (2008). "Neuronal mitochondrial amelioration by feeding acetyl-L-carnitine and lipoic acid to aged rats". J. Cell. Mol. Med. Epub ahead of print: 080329002216155).
Alpha-Lipoic Acid & Acetyl-L-Carnitine is such an important remedy combination that it is available from Regenerative Nutrition as a single capsule, as well as being part of the DCD formula. It is a valuable promoter of healthy brain function. Please read our online article about this important remedy
 
Another important aspect in brain function restoration of Alzheimer’s patients and the elderly is restoring the ability of cells to function properly. Every cell has a ‘mini-cell’ inside called a Mitochondria. These are like biological spark plugs that get the cells to breathe and to produce energy. These mitochondria are easily damaged by toxins that accumulate over time and also by toxins that are produced by the amyliod beta aggregation. Perhaps even more important is that their function is hampered by mercury, that is found in far higher levels, in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.
 
Specific enzymes do have an effective role in restoring mitochondrial, and hence cell, function to the brain. They also can contribute to the overall health of a person. Zell Immunocomplex contains these enzymes and is a very useful tools for dealing with any released toxins. This is not an essential part of the protocol as Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbate or Sodium Ascorbate with Acerola Cherry) can also help in this area. However, the broad-spectrum support obtained from Zell Immunocomplex and the specific respiratory enzymes it contains will help the Alzheimer’s patient make a fuller recovery. Zell Immunocomplex contains specific respiratory co-enzymes that help restore aging and damaged cells, including brain cells, towards normal function. These co-enzymes include NADH, Q6 and Q10. Please read our online article about this important remedy
 

In summary, for more advanced cases, our recommended protocol would be thus: (Plus adding Magnesium, Apoaequorinand coconut oil as detailed below)

  • Begin with Vitamin B12 Methylcolbalamin Lozenges, dissolve one lozenge in the mouth one or more times daily also Zell Immunocomplex 30ml daily.
  • After a week or so add in the Deep Cell Detox (DCD) Formula.
  • After a further 2 weeks add in Vital Protect Anti Oxidant

Note: Often good results can be obtained from just the use of one supplement, so if there is a problem with patient compliance or other administration problems, or finance problems do not give up, do what you can with your selected supplement(s) of choice. Our role is to provide you with all the main tools (nutrients) that can be helpful. Incrementally introducing them all over a period of time stands the best chance of complete success. Note: if finance is a problem then using 5 grams of MSM powder daily in juice or water will remove mercury from the brain, but nutritional support for detoxification such as vitamin C and preferably also some Immunocomplex will often be needed


August 2012 - Additional Information

The most cutting-edge research suggests that Alzheimer's may stem from an inability of the brain to process glucose, leading to cell death. But the brain has another source of fuel: ketones, produced by the body from mid-chain triglycerides like those found in coconut oil. In fact, the most promising experimental Alzheimer's drugs being tested today is nothing more than medium-chain triglycerides derived from coconut oil.

No need for drugs, for some people, coconut oil has proven to slow the progression of Alzheimer's and may have even prevented it. A good degree of return to normal occurs in some cases.

One of those people is Steve Newport, whose Alzheimer's has slowed considerably. Some of his symptoms even reversed, thanks to the unlikely treatment prescribed by his wife, Dr. Mary Newport, a physician who runs a neonatology ward at a Tampa, Fla., hospital.
Dr. Newport became determined to help her husband after the severity of his disease was discovered through an Alzheimer's test in which the person being tested is asked to draw a picture of a clock.

"He drew circles and several numbers just in a very random pattern, didn't really look anything like a clock," she said.
"And the doctor pulled me over to the side and said, 'You know, he's actually on the verge of severe Alzheimer's at this point, he's beyond moderate," Dr. Newport recalled.

"So that was very, very devastating news," she said.

Dr. Newport began learning everything she could about her husband's disease.

"It appears to be a type of diabetes of the brain and it's a process that starts happening at least 10 or 20 years before you start having symptoms and it's very similar to type 1 or type 2 diabetes in that you develop a problem with insulin," she explained.

Alternative Brain Fuel

In this case, insulin problems prevent brain cells from accepting glucose, their primary fuel. Without it, they eventually die.
But there is an alternative fuel -- ketones, which cells easily accept. Ketones are metabolized in the liver after you eat medium chain triglicerides, found in coconut oil.

Dr. Newport added coconut oil to her husband Steve's diet. Just two weeks later, he took the clock test again and demonstrated stunning improvement.

"I thought at the time, was it just good luck? Was it a lot of prayer? Was it the coconut oil?" she said. "And I thought, well, we're going to keep the coconut oil going."

Three weeks later, Steve took the clock test a third time and continued to perform better on it. And it wasn't just intellectually, he also improved emotionally and physically.

"He was not able to run. He was able to run again," she recalled. "He could not read for about a year and a half, but after two or three months he was able to read."

"Instead of being very sluggish, not talking very much in the morning, he would come out in the morning with energy, talkative, and joking, and he could find his water and his utensils," Dr. Newport said.

She documented Steve's success in a book titled, Alzheimer's Disease: What If There Was A Cure? Dr. Newport received many "thank you" letters from people whose loved ones were suffering from Alzheimer's. Each of the letters claimed their family member was helped after they followed Steve's diet.

Coconut Oil Myths
So until a high potency ketone ester is available to the general public, coconut oil is still a good ketone source.
Just make sure it's pure, in other words, non-hydrogenated. Avoid any hydrogenated oil, including coconut oil, because hydrogenated oils are the same thing as dangerous trans fats. Check the list of ingredients for the word, "hydrogenated."

Some people are afraid to eat coconut oil because they think it's bad for your heart. But it's actually very healthy.
Dr. Beverly Teter is a lipid biochemist researcher at the University of Maryland and an expert in the area of dietary fat.
She said that years ago, coconut oil was criticized for raising cholesterol. But scientists have since learned there are two kinds of cholesterol -- LDL, the bad kind, and HDL, which is very good for you. HDL, the good cholesterol, is the kind that coconut oil raises.

"So they put out the message that it increased serum cholesterol," Teter explained. "But the truth of the matter is, it was helping the profile of the serum cholesterol."

"That never has been corrected in the public press, and I think that's the reason people have misconceptions about it," she said.
Defense against Disease

Not only does coconut oil improve cholesterol levels, Teter said the way it helps the brains of some Alzheimer's patients can even be extended to people with Parkinson's disease, ALS , epilepsy, dementia, even schizophrenia and autism.

Apoaequorin and Alzheimer’s relief

Apoaequorin—a protein with a very important property: It binds itself to harmful excess calcium in your brain cells.
This protein is so important that the guy who discovered it won the Nobel Prize! The discovery was far more important than either the scientist or the Nobel committee knew at the time. This protein's calcium-binding properties may save the mental health of millions of people.
Click here for details of the discovery

Our brains need a certain amount of calcium for good cell-to-cell communications. But as we age, our ability to get rid of excess calcium slows down. The brain's delicate calcium balance gets thrown out of whack, inflammation sets in and cell death skyrockets. Those inflamed and dying brain cells can trigger memory loss and even Alzheimer's. Recovery from Alzhimers can occur rapidly with some people by removing excess calcium according to this source: click here

Apoaequorin is a completely safe protein you already have in your own body. It can reverse this process. As it did for Carolyn.
In fact, a major study proved that it can keep brain cells alive longer and cut cell death by up to 50%.
In addition, a recent study confirmed that it significantly improves memory, attention and concentration. Many people see improvement in as little as a week.

Here is a company that supplies Apoaequorin at a reasonable price

The Importance of Magnesium

However the original cause, the root of the problem of excess calcium in the brains nerve cells is most likely due to magnesium deficiency. Taking supplemental magnesium will have multiple benefits for the brain and the overall health. It promotes proper nerve function and reduces inflammation, a cause of nerve cell impairment and eventually destruction. It protects the brain from excess calcium and has even been found to reduce aluminum and mercury uptake of the brain, two major toxicities linked to nerve damage and hence Alzheimer’s.

The best way we know of to get sufficient magnesium into the body is the use of topical applications of magnesium Chloride. It can be massaged into the skin anywhere on the body and does not have to be taken by mouth.

Quoting from Transdermal Magnesium therapy by Dr Mark Sicus (chapter 20 Blood-Brain Barrier &magnesium in Alzheimer’s) ….. "and researchers think that this metal (magnesium) protects brain tissue against the effects of cerebral ischemia, brain injury and stroke through its actions as a calcium antagonist and inhibiter of excitatory amino acids"

So by supplying adequate amounts of magnesium (e.g. 10 to 30 ml daily of the oil applied to the skin) not only is excess calcium removed but nerve  integrity will be enhanced as magnesium is the most important mineral for nerve health and function. It is known to be deficient in all neurological disorders.

To view details of Magnesium Chloride, or to purchase click here









Removal of Blocks to Health, Healing and Wellness

We have defined the major blocks to health improvement which should be considered the number one priority for resolution before one goes on to a more specific healing regimen such as that detailed in the programme above. By removing these blocks one will feel stronger and more prepared for a specific programme and will achieve far greater success with it. Please read this essential article here

The Autoimmune Protocol

Not all of the remedies listed here will neccessarily be needed. We strive to bring you the most effective remedies to resolve your health problems in the simplest supplemental regime possible. We aim to treat the actual root causes of health problems holistically rather than supply remedies that will give temporary or partial relief from only the symptoms. This has been our mission since the founding of Regenerative Nutrition in 1994. As we uncover more fundamental truths about the causes, and therefore the relief, of diseases and health problems we update and revise our product range and recommendations.

Above, we detail targeted remedy recommendations for Alzheimer's, but we further suggest that you view the autoimune protocol article and supplement pages by clicking here

To achieve overall good health and long term resolution of this health problem the remedies selected here should be combined with the autoimmune protocol remedies for the best results.

It may well be that there is some overlap and that many of the remedies in the autoimmune protocol are listed here also.

If you need any assistance in selecting the most suitable remedies, or have any questions, please Contact Us


 

Supplements for Alzheimers

The supplements recommended for the treatment of Alzheimers are listed below. Not all will necessarily be discussed in the article, as some may have been added after the article was posted. If a listed supplement is not mentioned within the article, or you wish to know more about any of the listed supplements, you can find out more information by clicking on that supplement below. You can also now add to your basket directly from this page.


Alpha-Lipoic Acid (R-ALA) & Acetyl-L-Carnitine
£13.20  /  30 V/Caps
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Cinnamon
£12.45  /  400mg 120 VegeCaps
$US   €EU   $AU

Circulate Formula
£16.35  /  110 V/Caps
$US   €EU   $AU

Deep Cell Detox
£21.35  /  120 V/Caps
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Ginkgo Biloba

L-Carnosine
£13.85  /  60 V/Caps
$US   €EU   $AU

Mag Sea Pure
£19.55  /  250 ml
$US   €EU   $AU

Pollen (Wild Spanish)
£16.00  /  170g
$US   €EU   $AU

Vitamin B12 - Methylcobalamin
£11.95  /  60 Lozenges
$US   €EU   $AU

Vitamin D3 4000IU
£15.80  /  60 V/Caps
$US   €EU   $AU

Zell Immunocomplex
£19.70  /  250ml
$US   €EU   $AU

 

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