New studies are changing the way we look at Alzheimer’s these days. It appears that we have been treating this debilitating disease all wrong, and that Alzheimer’s is not the incurable illness that we thought it was.
Modern medicine has been throwing drug after drug at this debilitating disease, focusing on Alzheimer’s as a progressively futile decline. The increase in Alzheimer’s is proof that the pharmaceutical drugs are NOT working.
Big Pharma continues to market “drugs” as the only cure. But stepping outside of this repetitive and ineffective box, solutions are surfacing.
It now appears that diet and lifestyle changes are reversing this disease, and a lifetime-dependance on drugs is now being proven as a very costly and impotent solution.
The Good News
Good news is emerging from the side effects to this healthy approach of reversing Alzheimer’s because the major side effects are improved health and an improved body mass index. This is a stark contrast to the side effects caused by the never-ending drugs pumped into Alzheimer’s patients.
No single drug has yet to be found to stop or even slow the progression of Alzheimer’s, and pay attention to the reality that prescribed meds only have limited effects masking the symptoms. In the past decade alone, hundreds of Big Pharma’s clinical trials have been conducted on Alzheimer’s without success, and at a cost of over $1 billion US.
Our Best Steps Forward
Any healthy outcome when suffering from any disease comes with lots of effort, on-going independent research, good nutrition, and trail-and-error. This is where we find the cures.
Technically, no one is allowed to use the word “cure” anymore, primarily because our current black-box pharmaceutical science hasn’t provided any cure to any disease, based on drugs alone. Therefore, “no cures” have been found for diseases such as Alzheimer’s or cancer, and will probably never be found as long as the corporate research excludes nutritional medicine.
Think about this – it takes multiple factors to cause a disease. So, it requires multiple factors to cure a disease. This includes combining
- allopathic discoveries (pharmaceuticals)
- natural medicines (homeopathic and herbal discoveries)
- spiritual/emotional healing (positive life changes)
- detoxing (nutritional methodologies)
More Than A Single Pill
Reversing Alzheimer’s is no doubt complex, and one of the biggest challenges is that the burden or success really falls on the patient and the caregivers.
Studies show that success comes when the patients stick to the entire protocol. When both the patient and the caregiver realistically accept the fact that reversing Alzheimer’s comes from more than just taking a prescribed “pill”, positive outcomes unfold.
If you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, or if you are a caregiver, it is important to understand that rather than accepting a single targeted agent as a “solution“, positive outcomes come from a multiple-component system approach.
It is critical to realize that Alzheimer’s disease is more complex than a single target. The research is showing that multiplicity is working.
The Tip Of The Iceberg
The new research proving that Alzheimer’s can be reversed, and hopefully cured, confirms that more trials need to be funded. The independent studies currently done are addressing key questions that are not being raised by Big Pharma, such as:
- the degree of improvement that can be achieved routinely,
- how late in the course of cognitive decline reversal can be effected,
- whether such an approach may be effective in patients with familial Alzheimer’s disease,
- how long improvement can be sustained.
This is just the tip of a very big iceberg, but an exciting one, no less.
Dr. Dale Bredesen of the UCLA Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging has proven that Alzheimer’s can be reversed. In a personalized and comprehensive program to reverse memory loss, nine out of 10 participants displayed improvement in their memories beginning within three to six months.
Because reversing Alzheimer’s is such a new concept today, more extensive, controlled clinical trials are definitely needed, but positive results are already proving that researchers, like Bredesen, are on to the solutions that will resurrect true answers to the increase in Alzheimer’s today.
What You Can Do Now
Some of the solutions in Dr. Bredesen’s program include:
- eliminating all simple carbohydrates, gluten and processed food from your diet, and eating more vegetables, fruits and non-farmed fish;
- meditating/praying twice a day
- yoga/yoga-type exercises to reduce stress;
- sleeping seven to eight hours per night (up from four to five hours);
- supplementing with melatonin, methylcobalamin, vitamin D3, fish oil, and coenzyme Q10 each day;
- optimizing oral hygiene using a flosser and electric toothbrush;
- monitoring hormone balance;
- introducing fasting between dinner and breakfast, and between dinner and bedtime (no late night eating);
- exercising for a minimum of 30 minutes, four to six days per week.
I recommend getting a hair analysis to see if you are accumulating toxic metals that can impact the brain. Then, you can design a very effective detox protocol.
This Growing Problem
Today, Alzheimer’s affects around 5.4 million Americans and 30 million people globally. Without effective prevention and treatment, by 2050, an estimated 160 million people globally are expected to have the disease, including 13 million Americans.
If we continue to push Big Pharma drugs as the only solution to this problem, this could potentially bankrupt the US Medicare system. Alzheimer’s is on the rise, and recent estimates predict that it will become the third leading cause of death in America behind cardiovascular disease, cancer, and deaths caused by the medical community and pharmaceuticals, themselves.
A Better Future
As with most alternative protocols, the downside is that the burden falls on the patient and the caregiver to follow it. In Bredesen’s studies, few to none of the patients were able to stick to the entire program.
We have become conditioned to the take-a-pill mentality, and this has made many Americans apathetic and lazy when healing, or preventing, modern diseases.
There are solutions to Alzheimer’s that are healthy and less costly. Which would you choose?
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