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Alzheimer's

Description: Alzheimer's disease was discovered in 1906 by Dr. Alois Alzheimer. From that time until now, there has been no treatment or drug for the cure of Alzheimer's disease. Instead, people deteriorate steadily with a variety of symptoms. It causes a devastating loss to a loved one, a loss of intelligence and the ability to love. The inability to love may be the worst because there is no longer any expression of emotion. There is disorientation and no sense of time. There are mental changes: lack of comprehension, inability to concentrate, a short attention span, memory loss, abstract thinking is lost, and there is a loss of judgment and delusions. An Alzheimer's patient may have no judgment about how hot a bath should be and draw a scalding hot bath and get in. There will be emotional changes: loss of emotional control, anxiety, irritability, hostility, stubbornness, no sense of humor, suspicion, jealousy and paranoia. There will be altered behavior, no initiative, apathy, and inability to perform various personal needs. There will be restlessness, ongoing sorting and organizing, impulsiveness, hoarding, hiding and misplacing items, and loss of inhibition. Because the stages of Alzheimer's disease affect the brain cells, there is steady damage and deterioration until eventually the brain cells don't function any longer.

STAGES OF ALZHEIMER'S: There are seven stages to Alzheimer's disease. Stage one is normal behavior. Stage two is minor memory lapse. In stage three there is confusion and loss of names; this a borderline condition which does not necessarily lead to Alzheimer's. Stage four or "mild" Alzheimer's is the inability to think rationally. In stage five, "moderate" Alzheimer's, the patient can't remember names of close relatives. In stage six, "moderately severe" Alzheimer's, there is inability to dress oneself and take care of personal needs. In stage seven, there is loss of speech and incontinence. The eighth stage of Alzheimer's disease is death.

PATHOLOGICAL BRAIN CHANGES: In Alzheimer's patients, the nerves of the brain have a series of breaks or tangles called neurofibrillary tangles, so that they crunch up and do not even attach to each other. The synapse is destroyed which means the brain impulse cannot cross the synapse opening, and the brain impulse is lost. This occurs because of a natural body protein called amyloid which we all have in our bodies and which usually functions normally until around age 45 or so. Thereafter, the amyloid starts to change and alters itself into beta amyloid, which will not have a pathological aspect unless we come in contact with toxic metals. The metallic molecules combine with the beta amyloid protein which is already tending towards pathology and change the beta amyloid to cause destruction of nerve cells and the formation of neurofibrillary tangles. Then the tangles combine together in a kind of gel in the brain and create senile plaques. You can't test for the presence of senile plaques, but there is a change in the behavior of the patient. You will see the plaques only after death when there is an autopsy on the patient's brain, and indeed that proves that the patient died of Alzheimer's disease.

SOURCES OF TOXIC METALS Alzheimer's disease is an accumulation of metallic particles. There are six toxic metals which are linked with Alzheimer's disease: aluminum, mercury, lead, cadmium, iron and manganese.

ALUMINUM is the most commonly found toxic metal in the brains of Alzheimer patients. It has a specific affinity for the brain, specifically the tangled brain cells that characterize the disease. Aluminum pots and pans, aluminum foil, and soda and beer cans are all sources of excessive aluminum ingestion, especially when they are in contact with vinegar, and acidic fruits and juices including tomatoes. Check the ingredients when you buy products. Cheese products, baking powder, free flowing table salt, pizza, and non-dairy creamers often contain aluminum additives, all approved by the FDA. Hair spray, deodorant, douches, lipstick and other cosmetics, toothpaste, etc. contain aluminum compounds. Antacids, buffered aspirin, arthritis formulas and antidiarrheal drugs contain aluminum. Aluminosilicates are found in talcum powder, asbestos, cat litter and cigarette smoke.

MERCURY amalgams in your teeth predispose you to Alzheimer's disease. You should get rid of your dental amalgams.

LEAD contaminates the land near foundries, gas stations and highways. It is found in toys and eating utensils made in China. It is present in drinking water in homes fitted with old plumbing and new dripless faucets made of alloys containing lead. It is present in insecticides, private wells, certain plastics and lead crystal. It is present in old paints, enamels and glazes made before it was banned in the US in the early 1970s.

CADMIUM like mercury is toxic to all body systems. Cadmium poisoning can result from cigarette smoking. Cadmium is found in fungicides, pesticides, superphosphate fertilizers, paint pigments, polyvinyl plastics, silver polish, soft water, evaporated milk, oysters and seafood, etc. Cadmium toxicity is neutralized by zinc.

IRON excess causes a delay in the transmission of the various neurotransmitter agents in the brain that send thought processes. I would suggest that you not take any nutritional supplements containing iron especially if you take more than 20 mg. of iron per day. If you have to take iron because of anemia or some other problem, then you should take zinc to neutralize the iron.

MANGANESE When manganese is present in the brain, it causes antisocial behavior. Violent criminals who commit rape and murder and armed robbery were examined in California, and it was found that these violent criminals had about seven times more manganese in their brain tissues than the townspeople around the prisons. So if you want to avoid antisocial behavior, you should try to avoid manganese in your body. A five mg. intake of manganese is all right, but 20 mg. is dangerous. So look at your nutritional supplements and make sure you are not taking too much manganese.

TREATMENT FOR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE: There is no allopathic treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Chelation therapy is not part of mainstream medicine. Dr. Richard Casdorph found that when he gave chelation therapy to his patients to remove atherosclerotic plaques from the arteries, the minds of his patients began to clear up and function appropriately. He discovered that chelation therapy works beautifully to bring Alzheimer's disease patients out of the convalescent homes and back to their loved ones if enough treatment is administered in a specific dosage range. This protocol is described in the book. The usual number of treatments for heart disease begins with a series of 20 intravenous infusions, then goes on to another series of 20, and can be up to 80. If toxic heavy metals are removed by chelation treatments, the brain clears up. Dr. Casdorph published his studies in professional journals, and many physicians around the world have adapted the Casdorph protocol for their own patients with Alzheimer's disease.

Fatty acid balance in the body is extremely important in all neurological diseases, but especially Alzheimers disease.  Proper ratios of omega 3 and omega 6 oils, saturated and unsaturated fats, short chain fats, and long chain fats are essential to keep in balance in treating Alzheimers disease.

Phosphatidylcholine IV therapy: "PC" as it is called is being used for Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases. It is combined with Leucovorin, Folinic acid, and high doses of Glutathione. PC is very important for cell membrane function and repair. You can read more about PC treatment on this website at the PK Detox tab.

EDTA
: Chelation therapy consists of intravenous injections of a synthetic amino acid, a protein, whose name is ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid, also known as EDTA. It consists of hydrogen, carbon, sodium, oxygen and nitrogen. It actually captures a metallic particle floating in the bloodstream, surrounds it and draws it into its center where it is trapped. The body has no use for EDTA and gets rid of it, so the EDTA molecule with the trapped metallic particle is urinated out of your system within 24 hours. This is an effective way of detoxifying your arteries and your brain cells.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) affirms that chelation therapy is the best remedy for heavy-metal toxicity. In the U.S., chelation therapy was used against lead poisoning in battery factories and for sailors who regularly repaint Navy ships. Its most current use is for radiation poisoning. Exercise is also a chelating agent which pulls toxic metals out of the arteries. You are getting rid of the toxic metals by evacuation and urination.

The protocol for Chelation therapy is set down by the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM). It is a protocol that works, rarely has side effects and is relatively risk free. If the protocol is not followed, for example by speeding up the process or taking lower dosage for shorter periods of time more frequently, that may likely cause the patient some problems.

DIAGNOSTIC TESTS: A very informative combination of two tests that would show toxic heavy metal involvement, balance of fats in the body, and nutritional deficiencies are the Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA), and the Holman Omega 3-6 fatty acids profile.  Both can be done in the convenience of your home.
 
ANTI-ALZHEIMER'S DIET:
 A combination of essential fatty acids have been found to help brain function and memory of Alzheimer's patients.  In general cold-water oily fish are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids, but it is better to derive this nutrient from fish oil. There is a difference in fish oils because fish is often exposed to contaminated waters. The best is from Nordic Naturals, namely ProOmega, that contains DHA and EPA. These should be taken in rather high doses. A healthy diet consists of fresh vegetables, brown rice, whole grains, fish, and organic or grass fed meat. Eat any legume (like beans, lentils,) sometime during the same day. We suggest removing coffee, black tea, cola, cocoa and alcohol from the diet of the Alzheimer's patient.  Smoothies with vegetables and fruit, or fresh vegetable juicing to preserve the enzymes is good.

SUPPLEMENTS: Supplementation helps to retard the progress of Alzheimer's disease. Calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, folic acid, niacin, pyridoxine, thiamine, vitamin C and vitamin E, L-tryptophan, Phosphatidylcholine (PC) and acetyl L-carnitine would be advantageous supplements. Gingko balboa is effective in the early stages of Alzheimer's due to its anti-oxidant properties. It is very important to take the correct supplements in the correct amounts, since an imbalance can create more problems, as well as interactions with pharmaceutical drugs you may be taking.

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