Alzheimer's disease and other dementias affect 47 million people worldwide and the situation can only get worse...if we fail to act to prevent the disease first rather than to cure it.
Dementia is essentially the slow and progressive dying of brain cells, usually resulting from a neurodegenerative disease like Alzheimer’s. The main causes of dementia is the buildup of toxins, chemicals, drugs that block acetylcholine, and heavy metals in the brain, along with nutritional deficiencies. The statistics for potential increases in Alzheimer's do not consider the wholesale poisoning of the environment with aluminum via chemtrails. Combating the ogre of Alzheimer's is likely to restructure human society more towards the essentials of healthy living. Alzheimer's disease is on the rise, with Alzheimer's disease becoming the third leading cause of death in the United States behind cardiovascular disease and cancer. By 2050, it's estimated that 160 million people globally will have the disease, including 13 million Americans, leading to potential bankruptcy of the Medicare system.
Integral Cognitive Repair: A study, by the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and the UCLA Easton Laboratories for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, is the first to objectively show that memory loss in Alzheimer's patients can be reversed, and improvement sustained, using a complex 36-point therapeutic program that involves comprehensive personalized changes in diet, brain stimulation, exercise, optimization of sleep, specific pharmaceuticals and vitamins, and multiple additional steps that affect brain chemistry. After several months on the protocol there was a clear improvement in patient’s recall, reading, math, navigating, vocabulary, mental clarity and facial recognition. Proving that an extensive broad-spectrum lifestyle change approach to cognitive decline is highly effective for reversing Alzheimer's symptoms.
Synapse elimination, or “synaptic pruning,” is a normal process that occurs during brain development. However in Alzheimer’s the mechanisms involved in such pruning might be aberrantly turned back on or hijacked, so to speak, contributing to synapse loss. In the pruning process, microglia eat away at synapses to assist the immune system. Heparan sulfate, is a linear polysaccharide produced by mast cells, found on the surface of cells (including neurons), where they interact with a plethora of ligands. Heparan sulfate essentially “traps” amyloid peptides, causing them to aggregate and form deposits that will eventually lead to amyloid beta plaques and tangles in the brain that trigger inflammation and result in the loss of brain connections called synapses, the effect most strongly associated with cognitive decline, neurodegeneration and dementia.
The early vulnerability of ageing to the Locus coeruleus (LC), the major noradrenergic nucleus of the brain and to neurodegenerative disease like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases is of considerable significance. Noxious stress and anxiety-provoking extremes cause heightened arousal and activation of the sympathetic nervous system, which overworks the dopamine and noradrenaline circuits thereby aging the protective neuromelanin pigmentation and causing nerve cell death.
Dr. Richard Deth found autism and other attention disorders like ADHD, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease can be attributed to impaired function of the D4 subtype of dopamine receptor due to high oxidative stress and a reduction in folate-dependent methylation reactions, including their regulation by dopamine and growth factors, as well as their inhibition by neurodevelopmental toxins. Molliver et al. (1989) remarked on the similarity between serotonergic axons damaged by the drug Ecstasy and those seen in Alzheimer's disease.
Regulating Blood Sugar
High sugar/carb diet feeds low-grade infections such as Candida yeast and bacterial overgrowth in the gut; a low-grade infection slowly drains the body’s energy by repeatedly tapping into your immune-inflammatory and stress response system. You can control and eliminate infections in the body by eating fermented foods and drinking probiotic beverages. See The Body Ecology Diet, for a diet that is sugar-free, gluten-free, casein-free, and probiotic-rich.
Excess sugar in your system, glom onto fats and proteins in a process known as glycation forming Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs), which cause protein fibers to become stiff and malformed. Increased insulin resistance and the accompanying higher blood sugar is associated with higher Carbonic Anhydrase levels, and the glycation of proteins…thus deforming their functional properties. This glycation of proteins, enzymes and metabolic dysfunction is a causal factor in entire spectrum of MetaboliX Syndrome diseases and cognitive/social dysfunction besides. Metabolic dysfunction lowers the functioning, integration and depth of human consciousness and the human experience. The connective-tissue damage and chronic inflammation resulting from diabetic high blood sugar can lead to debilitating conditions, such as cataracts, Alzheimer's, vascular tightening, and diseases of the pancreas and liver. Following a low glycemic index diet—that means one with less refined sugars, carbohydrates, and sugar-containing foods reduces the production of AGEs. Taking supplemental carnosine, an amino acid that has shown to protect against AGE buildup.
Insulin and insulin receptors located in the brain are also essential for memory and cognitive functions, and these have been found to be significantly lower in Alzheimer’s patients. The Alzheimer’s brain is “insulin resistant” so cinnamon helps with that and it also helps stop the disintegration and dysfunction of the tau protein. By keeping this protein strong, scientists believe neurofibrillary tangles can be prevented and even reversed. Sage and Lemon balm have been found to have some effect on the enzyme thought to play a part in the development of Alzheimer's. Turmeric, Ginger, Cinnamon, Black pepper, Chilli’s (Cayenne pepper), Coriander and Garlic, Reishi and Cordyceps mushrooms, Rosemary, Ginkgo, Ginseng, Ashwaganda, Chinese Club Moss, Licorice, Cat’s Claw.
Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibition
It is now widely accepted that mitochondrial dysfunction triggers the progression of the neuronal and vascular death seen in Alzheimer's. Mitochondrial dysfunction is caused by a buildup of amyloid beta proteins, which, in turn leads to amyloid plaque accumulation in the brain. Scientists have discovered that larger amounts of a protein called carbonic anhydrase within the mitochondria powerhouses of the cells in neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Carbonic Anhydrase is an enzyme present in red blood cells that aids in the conversion of carbon dioxide to carbonic acid and bicarbonate ions (HCO3), helping red blood cells expel carbon dioxide from the body. CO2 continually formed by body and carried in blood to alveoli, where it is expelled. Carbon dioxide is “chemically” carried in the blood in physical solution as it is 20X more soluble than oxygen and so carbon dioxide is transported as bicarbonate in the blood. While much more oxygen is normally transported combined within hemoglobin than is physically dissolved in the blood.
All metabolism, whether oxidative or fermentative, ends in the production of acids (CO2 or lactic) and, hence, cells, organs and systems have evolved complex and redundant pathways to maintain pH within strict limits. The acidic pH values present in tumors are well outside of normal limits and carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX) is fundamental to tumor pH regulation. CAIX is commonly expressed in cancer, but lowly expressed in normal tissues. Thus reducing the acidic and free radical byproducts of metabolism through using natural Carbonic Anhydrase inhibitors may be a preventative measure and treatment for Alzheimer’s, cancer, edema, glaucoma, obesity, osteoporosis and arthritis.
Numerous studies have shown that chronic activation of the brain’s immune system is closely connected to Alzheimer's. Many of these studies also have shown that the greatest risk is among those with impaired immunity. We know that as we age, the immune system becomes impaired, primarily because of poor nutrition. The immune system in the brain is composed of microglia cells that “turn on” and release inflammatory messages when your blood sugar is dysregulated, such as diabetes or insulin resistance; there is head trauma or poor blood circulation to the brain; when there is inflammation outside the brain, such as an inflamed gut or systemic yeast infection; and when we have allergies and sensitivity to environmental pollutants, perfumes, and chemicals.
Elimination of amyloid-beta deposits was associated with increased "efficiency" of the microglia cells, which uptake and digest amyloid beta. The accumulation of lysosomal and mitochondrial-derived reactive oxygen species (ROS) are the most important causative factors for “microglia-aging.” Autophagic lysosomal ROS dysfunction and the consequent mitochondrial DNA damage in the central nervous system (CNS) are prominently found in microglia. Thus the prevention lysosomal autophagic dysfunction and mitochondrial DNA damage in microglia may therefore be a potentially effective new pharmaceutical intervention against brain aging and Alzheimer's. Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors (CAIs) help prevention mitochondrial dysfunction, as well as activate cerebral blood flow thereby improving the clearance of amyloid beta proteins from the brain.
Polyphenols like resveratrol, catechin, silymarin and pycnogenol inhibit Carbonic Anhydrase by competing with the CO2 for enzymatic action. Natural foods that contain such Carbonic Anhydrase inhibiting polyphenols include: cat’s claw, cacao, green tea, milk thistle, pine bark, grape seed, pomegranate, turmeric, capsaicin, bilberry, magnolia bark, Quercus ilex (evergreen oak) and Salvia miltiorrhiza (red sage). An anti-inflammatory brain herb blend includes cat’s claw in combo with Bacopa monniera, Ginkgo biloba, Gotu kola, and Rosemary.
REMOVING THE BRAIN BURDEN OF ALUMINUM:
Aluminum is thought to play a major role in most of the neurodegenerative diseases and has been a suspect in Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig’s disease, multiple sclerosis and other degenerative diseases. Removing aluminum via chelation can reverse the pathological changes characteristic of Alzheimer’s dementia. Chemicals that remove toxic metals such as aluminum from the tissues and organs of the body, do so by a process called chelation, hence they are called chelators.
Microwaving through the use of HAARP and wifi technology increases the leakiness of the blood brain barrier...allowing more of the aluminum, barium and other toxic ingredients of the chemtrail cocktail into the brain.
Fluoride, when combined with aluminum, produces dramatic destruction of the same brain cells that are destroyed in Alzheimer’s disease. Beware of fluoridated water can increase aluminum absorption by up to 600%. The excitotoxic amino acid glutamate, as found in monosodium glutamate (MSG), also increases aluminum absorption and deposition in the brain. Lemon juice is high in citric acid, as are most citrus fruits, so don’t add lemon to tea, because this increases aluminum absorption from the tea (which contains very high aluminum levels) over sevenfold. Excitotoxins generate large numbers of free radicals in brain cells and brain cell connections (synapses). Vitamin E, C, the carotenoids and special antioxidants from plants called flavonoids all act together to protect the brain from free radicals and, hence, excitotoxicity.
Silicon is a transporter for other minerals, thus silicon rich mineral water may combat aluminum toxicity by promoting its excretion through the urine. Other silicon sources are horsetail, cornsilk, nettle, bamboo sap, organic cucumbers and the stalks of vegetables. Soluble Oligomeric but not monomeric silica prevents aluminum absorption in humans.
Calcium—The intestines have built-in safeguards against absorbing much of the aluminum that’s naturally present in foods. These safeguards operate well unless calcium intake drops too low. When your calcium intake is too low, your body makes more parathyroid hormone (PTH), which significantly increases intestinal aluminum absorption.Thus to prevent aluminum absorption make sure your dietary calcium intake is adequate. A calcium-magnesium supplement with 1,000 milligrams or more of calcium and plenty of raw greens will ensure adequate blood calcium levels.
Magnesum citramate (citrate and malate) Magnesium reduces brain levels of mercury and the citramate, eliminates of aluminum from the body. Magnesium citramate combined with Ascorbate (as magnesium or calcium ascorbate) further increased the removal of aluminum. Magnesium Ascorbate is a very effective chelator of aluminum, especially when the aluminum was bound to brain cell DNA.
The malic acid in magnesium malate binds to aluminum. Malic acid is also known to cross the blood-brain barrier and bind to aluminum, helping to draw the aluminum away from a particular enzyme so magnesium can plug into the receptor sites instead. The aluminum can now be flushed out of the brain and the body.
Pyruvate (as calcium pyruvate) has been shown to effectively prevent aluminum absorption. Flavonoids, such as quercetin and hesperidin, also prevent aluminum absorption.
Magnesium, such as magnesium malate/citrate, may also be helpful as supplements to reduce aluminum levels in the brain, as well as to protect against excitotoxicity.
Reducing Iron—Aluminum in the brain can increase the toxicity of iron in the brain, magnesium supplementation may be helpful. Flavonoids including quercetin, rutin, hesperidin, catechins from green tea, or grape seed extract, which may also help with binding iron. Ricebran removes excess iron from the blood. Both Vitamin E, Alpha Lipoic acid and glutathione may provide some protection against "iron-induced lipid peroxidation.
Caffeic acid comes naturally in foods such as cabbage, cauliflower, bok choy, kale, and apples. An Indian study also found that Caffeic acid can help protect blood lymphocytes against ionizing radiation.
Sulfur may also help for the elimination of toxic aluminum. Organic sulfur is found in MSM and foods like Garlic, Onions, Leeks, Shallots, and Chives. And asparagus is great for its glutathione, selenium, and zinc. Artichokes are recommended not only for its high levels of antioxidants, but also for its glutathione-boosting silymarin.
Chrysin— (Passiflora coerulea). Chrysin is an aromatase inhibiting bioflavonoid used to treat hormone sensitive cancers, by inhibiting estrogen production. Aromatase inhibitors reduce levels of unbalanced estrogen in the body. Chrysin is said to enhance testosterone levels and male virility by reducing estrogen dominance. Chrysin is found in Passiflora incarnate, commonly called passion flower. Other plants containing chrysin are yerba santa, Australian fever tree, eastern white pine, balm of Gilead, black poplar, Baikal skullcap, common skullcap, and genet (Spartium junceum L.). Chrysin and other flavonoids from flowers are found in significant amounts in bee propolis and bee pollen. Honeycomb also contains small amounts. Piperine is an alkaloid from black pepper has been found to significantly boost the bioavailability of chrysin. Maintaining adequate zinc levels also helps inhibit production of aromatase.
Apigenin—Plant flavonoids and pigments like apigenin reduce inflammation in the brain leading to improvements in memory and learning deficits, reduction in depression and anxiety and lowering of cortisol. Flavonoids may increase neurogenesis by increasing blood flow to the brain and/or increasing levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) not only preserves existing brain cells, it also activates brain stem cells to convert into new neurons and effectively makes your brain grow larger. Apigenin promotes neurogenesis from stem cells and neurons make more sophisticated connections among themselves, improving the way they communicate within the brain. Apigenin binds to estrogen receptors, which affect the development, maturation, function, and plasticity of the nervous system. Apigenin may even be one reason why drinking chamomile tea has been found to reduce thyroid cancer risk by up to 80 percent. Eat a lot of fresh vegetables containing Apigenin, a yellow plant pigment found in: parsley, celery, thyme, onions, oranges, tea, chamomile, wheat sprouts, feverfew and marigold extracts. Apigenin has anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, and antioxidant properties that help combat the development of cancer.
NUTRIENTS FOR ALZHEIMER’S:
Building up the body’s immune system and keeping the microglial cells healthy is absolutely vital for the prevention and reversal of dementia. Several studies have shown that increasing these antioxidants in the diet slows the course of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease and may prevent the disease in some cells we see destroyed in Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, several studies have shown that aged-related immune problems can be corrected with nutrients such as selenium, vitamins E and C, and the carotenoids. Most individuals with Alzheimer’s disease have low levels of vitamin C, beta-carotene, B1, B6, folate and vitamin B12. The latter three are particularly important, since they regulate a special series of metabolic steps in brain cells necessary for forming neurotransmitter chemicals and repairing DNA.
Of even greater importance is the finding that vitamin D3 plays a major role in preventing overreaction of the immune system, as seen in these diseases.
While part of the immune system is impaired, another part is overactive. This imbalance causes the problem. Nutrition can re-establish the proper immune balance. Vitamin D deficiency has been repeatedly linked to brain problems such as poor memory and recall attainability. Vitamin D could quite possibly be the most important and crucial nutrient for all dementia sufferers. Researchers believe that vitamin D protects brain cells and may even be able to help damaged neurons regenerate. The Vitamin D binding GcMAF is a universal cure for cancer. It's also believed to be capable of treating and reversing autism, HIV, liver/kidney disease, diabetes, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as reduce cancerous breast, prostate and kidney tumors.
Panax ginseng (Ginsenosides) not only protect the brain by reducing inflammation, but also providing the potent ability to promote neurogenesis and thereby regenerate parts of the neuronal network in damaged brains by stimulating the production of a protein, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which plays a key role in creating new neurons.
Astaxanthin crosses the blood-brain barrier, allowing it to protect and feed brain tissue and counteracts the oxidative impact of abnormal proteins in both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Take in association with a teaspoon of Lecithin in your smoothie, or other phospholipid rich food like sunflower seeds for better intestinal absorption of supplemental carotenoids. Supplements containing flavonoids, such as quercetin (leafy greens) and hesperidin (oranges), rutin (buckwheat bran, apple peel), anthoxanthins (blueberries/raspberries/strawberries) actually help prevent aluminum absorption. These supplements are in addition to the antioxidant vitamins you normally take.
Turmeric—Curcumin may help inhibit the accumulation of destructive beta-amyloids in the brain of Alzheimer's patients, as well as break up existing plaques. Turmeric, is not only a potent antioxidant and anti-cancer food, but may also aid in DNA repair and in binding iron, Curcumin, is an anti-inflammatory molecule in the turmeric root, a relative of ginger. Turmeric has been called the Asian Aspirin due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Some people attribute the low incidence of Alzheimer's to a high intake of turmeric in Asia. Curcumin (diferulomethane) was isolated as the major yellow pigment in turmeric and is a polyphenol similar to other plant pigments (eg. extracted from grapes in wine (resveratrol), or in green tea (catechins) or in certain fruit juices (blueberries, strawberries, pomegranates etc.). For MCI and Alzheimer's etc… the effective neuroprotection and neuro anti-inflammatory dose is 4-8 capsules of Turmeric (125 mg of curcumin) per day. Black pepper increases the bioavailability of curcumin as does oil or fat.
Celery may be particularly beneficial, as in addition to containing apigenin, it's also a rich source of luteolin, a plant compound that may calm inflammation in the brain. Inflammation is a primary cause of neurodegeneration!
Ashwagandha works against Alzheimer's by boosting a protein in the liver, which enters the bloodstream and helps clear amyloid from the brain.
For Vitamin E the best source is without a doubt unprocessed red palm oil, which is incredibly high in all eight different forms of molecules categorized as vitamin E (including alpha-tocopherol), it’s also high in the healthy ketone fats. One tablespoon of Wheat germ oil holds 100% of your daily Vitamin E requirements. Pumpkin, spinach, sunflower, avocado, hazelnuts, almonds, asparagus and broccoli are also good sources of Vitamin E.
B group vitamins, in particular, vitamin B6, B12 and folic acid, can help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Good intestinal bacteria health is necessary for B vitamins.
The best Omega-3 to use is omega-3’s Krill Oil because it contains a neuron protective substance called Astaxanthin. Chlorella is a powerful detoxifier, with a unique ability to pull heavy metals out of the body but leave the good minerals (essential minerals) alone. Chlorella helps remove mercury and lead and may remove aluminum. I suspect that keto-diet energy metabolism is the way to establish both immune system reconstitution, higher cognition and creativity rebooting, neurogenesis, DNA repair and longevity.
False Flax Oil (Camelina Sativa) —Camelina oil has a 4:1 ratio of oleic:erucic acid that halts the breakdown of the myelin sheath and mimics the myelin sheath. It is 93% Gamma E Tocopherol. and a 2:1 ratio of Omega 3:6. Camelina oil amplifies the healing effects of CBDs by acting as a carrier oil to pass through the blood/brain barrier.
Coconut Oil—Use raw coconut oil and lemon juice to make salad dressings as coconut increases thyroid function, supports anti-aging steroid hormones and is anticandida. 100% organic, virgin coconut oil contains fuel substances called ketones, also helps to rebuild the lining of the nerves to enhance brain communication and healthy nerve function. Lauric acid, a saturated fat in coconut oil, destroys 93% of colon cancer cells over a 48-hour period thus coconut oil is an ideal fuel source for the ketogenic diet to eliminate cancer. Supplemental coconut oil or MCT oil will keep ketone levels elevated. Also make up some coconut milk and coconut kefir or yogurt to use instead of using cow’s milk.
Melatonin is an important free radical scavenger with neuroprotective effects on the brain. It is also and is important for cancer prevention. Some foods, like oats or cherries, may also provide a natural source of melatonin; and make sure your bedroom is completely dark at night.
Steven Fowkes “Nutrients for Better Mental Performance,” Alzheimer's Reversal series on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz2WJ0KBEoc
Dr. Christopher Exley has dedicated his life to the study of aluminum, and is a world-recognized expert. Aluminum and Alzheimer's Disease: The Science that Describes the Link, by Christopher Exley, Jul 1, 2001