Healing dementia

Lynne McTaggart

While medicine wrings its hands over the explosion in cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and the inability of the pharmaceutical industry to produce an effective drug to counter them, a few forward-thinking doctors here and there are quietly carrying out new research showing that medicine has it all wrong about the cause of the disease or its possible cure.

To date, most drug research has focused on the sticky amyloid beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients and now considered the hallmark of AD.
A new cause of Alzheimer’s discovered
But Dale Bredesen of the University of California, Los Angeles, a well-known researcher in neurodegeneration, decided to peer a little closer—down to the molecular level of the cells.
What he discovered is nothing short of revelatory. He uncovered that a specific protein in the brain essentially has an ‘on-off’ switch, which either sends a signal to nourish neurons and their connections or sends them a suicide capsule, in the form of special death-inducing messages.
He also discovered that the suicide pill doesn’t inevitably progress to total cell death. It’s simply the body’s conservation of resources, when the brain gets overloaded and needs to trim back inessential neuronal connections.
In fact, Bredesen discovered many factors—like certain pharmaceutical drugs and medical conditions—that flip the suicide switch, and many others—like vitamin D—that turn back the ‘on switch’ in those patients with anything other than the most advanced dementia.
The biggest hidden danger
Surprisingly, according to Dr Joseph Mercola, one of the biggest suicide capsules of all, as far as your brain is concerned, is vegetable oil.
Mercola and his fellow author Dr James DiNicolantonio stress that these vegetable oils are not ‘vegetable’ at all, but in fact derive from grains, beans and seeds like soybeans, or sunflower or safflower seeds.
In order to extract oil from these intractable seeds, manufacturers must apply gargantuan amounts of damaging pressure and heat, then more heat to bleach, deodorize and clarify them before they are bottled. They are damaged further as they sit on store shelves for months, exposed to constant light, usually in clear glass or plastic bottles, before being heated once again for cooking.
All this heat, light and pressure wreaks havoc on these delicate and relatively unstable oils, causing a chemical change, oxidation, that triggers domino-style damage all over the body, but particularly in the brain.
Nevertheless, vegetable oils, with their damaged omega-6 fatty acids, are the staple of any processed foods, most restaurants—and many home kitchens. Mercola and DiNicolantonio report than the use of soybean oil alone has increased over 1000 percent in the 1990s alone.
Small wonder that we consume 30 times more omega-6 fats than brain-healthy omega-3s.
The problem with this imbalance is that omega-6 causes inflammation, while omega-3 extinguishes it. With the entire house on fire, filled to the brim with damaged vegetable oils, we would need truckloads of fish oils to quench the fires we’re brewing inside ourselves.
The other piece of this puzzle is that AD and dementia also result from a ‘starving brain,’ with a reduced uptake of glucose from impaired insulin sensitivity. Small wonder that AD has been called ‘type 3 diabetes.’
Reconditioning the brain
The good news is that both Mercola and Bredesen have discovered ways to recondition a brain on suicide alert. Bredesen’s protocol is one of the first comprehensive programs proven to reverse early Alzheimer’s in 100 patients studied by 16 researchers from clinics across the US and Australia, both on cognitive tests and also brain imaging. Breseden claims to have reversed AD in at least 1000 patients.
Only those in advanced stages see no improvement.
Breseden’s protocol covers a range of tests to determine how well, say, your hormones or thyroid are working, and what your genetic blueprints are, plus a special low-carb, ‘high fat-burning’ diet, intermittent periods of fasting, a large range of supplements and herbs, and brain-training exercises.
Dr Mercola’s program mimics that to some extent, but focuses on the need to avoid vegetable oils at all costs and to ingest omega-3 fatty acids in far larger amounts than we’ve been accustomed to. Certain studies show that a low-carb diet, coupled with high intake of the right fats, can wake up the brain; patients with mild cognitive decline taking omega-3 fats show improvement in recall and processing speed.
The bottom line, as we’re discovering, is that AD isn’t inevitable, even if you have a certain high-risk genetic profile. Keeping your marbles into old age has everything to do with what you choose to feed your body—particularly what you choose to feed your head.

Facebook Comments

We embed Facebook Comments plugin to allow you to leave comment at our website using your Facebook account. This plugin may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the commenting interface, including correlating your Facebook account with whatever action you take within the interface (such as “liking” someone’s comment, replying to other comments), if you are logged into Facebook. For more information about how this data may be used, please see Facebook’s data privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update

Lynne McTaggart

Lynne McTaggart is an award-winning journalist and the author of seven books, including the worldwide international bestsellers The Power of Eight, The Field, The Intention Experiment and The Bond, all considered seminal books of the New Science and now translated into some 30 languages.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

1,020 comments on “Healing dementia”

  1. I find this very interesting and want to learn more about intentionality questions etc

  2. medication from mexico pharmacy [url=https://mexicanph.com/#]mexican mail order pharmacies[/url] mexican pharmaceuticals online

  3. best online pharmacies in mexico [url=https://mexicanph.shop/#]reputable mexican pharmacies online[/url] mexico drug stores pharmacies

  4. mexican mail order pharmacies [url=https://mexicanph.shop/#]buying from online mexican pharmacy[/url] buying prescription drugs in mexico online

  5. mexican pharmaceuticals online [url=https://mexicanph.com/#]buying from online mexican pharmacy[/url] mexican pharmaceuticals online

  6. reputable mexican pharmacies online [url=http://mexicanph.com/#]mexican pharmaceuticals online[/url] best online pharmacies in mexico

  7. mexican rx online [url=http://mexicanph.com/#]medicine in mexico pharmacies[/url] purple pharmacy mexico price list

  8. http://mexicanph.com/# mexican pharmaceuticals online
    purple pharmacy mexico price list [url=https://mexicanph.com/#]mexico pharmacies prescription drugs[/url] medication from mexico pharmacy

  9. buying prescription drugs in mexico online [url=http://mexicanph.shop/#]mexico pharmacy[/url] mexico drug stores pharmacies

  10. mexico pharmacy [url=http://mexicanph.com/#]mexican drugstore online[/url] п»їbest mexican online pharmacies

  11. buying prescription drugs in mexico [url=http://mexicanph.shop/#]mexican mail order pharmacies[/url] buying from online mexican pharmacy

  12. mexican online pharmacies prescription drugs [url=http://mexicanph.shop/#]mexican border pharmacies shipping to usa[/url] medicine in mexico pharmacies

  13. buying prescription drugs in mexico [url=https://mexicanph.com/#]mexican border pharmacies shipping to usa[/url] mexico drug stores pharmacies

  14. mexican pharmacy [url=https://mexicanph.shop/#]п»їbest mexican online pharmacies[/url] purple pharmacy mexico price list

  15. http://mexicanph.shop/# mexican border pharmacies shipping to usa
    mexican online pharmacies prescription drugs [url=https://mexicanph.shop/#]mexico drug stores pharmacies[/url] mexico drug stores pharmacies

  16. mexican online pharmacies prescription drugs [url=https://mexicanph.shop/#]buying prescription drugs in mexico online[/url] mexico pharmacies prescription drugs

  17. buy lasix online [url=http://furosemide.guru/#]buy lasix online[/url] lasix furosemide 40 mg

  18. purchase stromectol [url=http://stromectol.fun/#]ivermectin 5ml[/url] stromectol 6 mg dosage

  19. prednisone acetate [url=https://buyprednisone.store/#]prednisone best prices[/url] prednisone 20

  20. prednisone prescription online [url=http://buyprednisone.store/#]prednisone 475[/url] order prednisone from canada

  21. online shopping pharmacy india [url=http://indianph.xyz/#]Online medicine order[/url] indian pharmacies safe

  22. ciprofloxacin order online [url=https://cipro.guru/#]buy cipro[/url] buy ciprofloxacin over the counter

  23. generic for doxycycline [url=https://doxycycline.auction/#]doxycycline without a prescription[/url] where to get doxycycline

  24. buy doxycycline for dogs [url=https://doxycycline.auction/#]doxycycline hyc[/url] online doxycycline

  25. diflucan 100 mg tablet [url=https://diflucan.pro/#]buy diflucan medicarions[/url] diflucan price south africa

  26. ciprofloxacin 500 mg tablet price [url=http://cipro.guru/#]buy generic ciprofloxacin[/url] cipro online no prescription in the usa

  27. buy cipro online canada [url=https://cipro.guru/#]cipro online no prescription in the usa[/url] ciprofloxacin 500 mg tablet price

  28. tamoxifen cyp2d6 [url=https://nolvadex.guru/#]tamoxifen and depression[/url] tamoxifen dose

  29. canadian pharmacy scam [url=https://canadianpharmlk.shop/#]Certified Canadian pharmacies[/url] legitimate canadian pharmacies canadianpharm.store

  30. onlinecanadianpharmacy 24 [url=https://canadianpharmlk.shop/#]My Canadian pharmacy[/url] certified canadian pharmacy canadianpharm.store

  31. best online pharmacies in mexico [url=http://mexicanpharm24.com/#]buying prescription drugs in mexico online[/url] buying from online mexican pharmacy mexicanpharm.shop

  32. cheapest online pharmacy india [url=http://indianpharm24.shop/#]Generic Medicine India to USA[/url] reputable indian pharmacies indianpharm.store

  33. can you purchase amoxicillin online [url=https://amoxilst.pro/#]buy cheap amoxicillin[/url] amoxicillin 500mg over the counter

  34. cheap prednisone online [url=http://prednisonest.pro/#]prednisone price[/url] buy prednisone online australia

  35. 10 mg prednisone tablets [url=http://prednisonest.pro/#]price of prednisone tablets[/url] can you buy prednisone online uk

  36. cheap prescription medication online [url=https://pharmnoprescription.pro/#]canadian prescription prices[/url] mexican pharmacies no prescription

  37. pharmacy discount coupons [url=https://onlinepharmacy.cheap/#]canada pharmacy online[/url] cheapest pharmacy prescription drugs

  38. top 10 online pharmacy in india [url=http://indianpharm.shop/#]Online medicine order[/url] mail order pharmacy india

  39. precription drugs from canada [url=https://canadianpharm.guru/#] canada rx pharmacy[/url] canada drugs

  40. canadian pharmacy online reviews [url=https://canadianpharm.guru/#] canada pharmacy world[/url] maple leaf pharmacy in canada

  41. canadian pharmacy non prescription [url=https://pharmacynoprescription.pro/#]ordering prescription drugs from canada[/url] non prescription canadian pharmacy

  42. best canadian pharmacy to order from [url=http://canadianpharm.guru/#] cheapest pharmacy canada[/url] canadian online pharmacy reviews

  43. mexican drugstore online [url=http://mexicanpharmacy.shop/#]mexican online pharmacies prescription drugs[/url] mexican pharmacy

  44. buying prescription drugs in mexico [url=https://mexicanpharmacy.shop/#]mexico pharmacy[/url] mexico pharmacy

  45. medicine in mexico pharmacies [url=https://mexicanpharmacy.shop/#]mexican rx online[/url] reputable mexican pharmacies online

  46. legit canadian pharmacy [url=http://canadianpharmacy24.store/#]canadian online pharmacy[/url] canadian online pharmacy reviews

  47. india pharmacy [url=http://indianpharmacy.icu/#]indian pharmacy[/url] indian pharmacy paypal

  48. purple pharmacy mexico price list [url=http://mexicanpharmacy.shop/#]Mexican Pharmacy Online[/url] mexico drug stores pharmacies

  49. best online pharmacy india [url=http://indianpharmacy.icu/#]indian pharmacy[/url] top online pharmacy india

  50. mexican pharmaceuticals online [url=http://mexicanpharmacy.shop/#]mexico pharmacy[/url] mexican rx online

  51. can you buy prednisone over the counter uk [url=http://prednisoneall.shop/#]can you buy prednisone over the counter in canada[/url] cheap prednisone 20 mg

  52. where to buy amoxicillin 500mg [url=http://amoxilall.shop/#]amoxicillin 500mg cost[/url] where to buy amoxicillin over the counter

  53. amoxicillin buy no prescription [url=https://amoxilall.com/#]generic amoxicillin over the counter[/url] amoxicillin over counter

  54. buy zithromax canada [url=http://zithromaxall.shop/#]buy zithromax 500mg online[/url] zithromax coupon

  55. Cheap Cialis [url=https://tadalafiliq.com/#]cialis best price[/url] п»їcialis generic

  56. Viagra tablet online [url=https://sildenafiliq.com/#]best price on viagra[/url] Cheap generic Viagra

  57. sildenafil over the counter [url=http://sildenafiliq.com/#]cheapest viagra[/url] Cheapest Sildenafil online

  58. Sildenafil Citrate Tablets 100mg [url=http://sildenafiliq.com/#]sildenafil iq[/url] Sildenafil 100mg price

  59. buy viagra here [url=http://sildenafiliq.xyz/#]buy viagra online[/url] Cheapest Sildenafil online

  60. Viagra online price [url=http://sildenafiliq.xyz/#]Generic Viagra for sale[/url] sildenafil 50 mg price

  61. sildenafil over the counter [url=https://sildenafiliq.xyz/#]cheapest viagra[/url] Buy Viagra online cheap

  62. reputable indian pharmacies [url=http://indianpharmgrx.shop/#]indian pharmacy delivery[/url] indian pharmacy paypal

  63. best online pharmacy india [url=http://indianpharmgrx.com/#]indian pharmacy[/url] indian pharmacies safe

  64. canada pharmacy online legit [url=http://canadianpharmgrx.xyz/#]canadian pharmacy[/url] global pharmacy canada

  65. online shopping pharmacy india [url=https://indianpharmgrx.com/#]Healthcare and medicines from India[/url] indian pharmacies safe

  66. canadian valley pharmacy [url=http://canadianpharmgrx.xyz/#]My Canadian pharmacy[/url] legitimate canadian pharmacy

  67. top 10 pharmacies in india [url=http://indianpharmgrx.com/#]indian pharmacies safe[/url] india pharmacy mail order

  68. buying prescription drugs in mexico [url=http://mexicanpharmgrx.shop/#]Pills from Mexican Pharmacy[/url] best online pharmacies in mexico

  69. reputable mexican pharmacies online [url=https://mexicanpharmgrx.com/#]Mexico drugstore[/url] best online pharmacies in mexico

  70. canadian pharmacy in canada [url=https://canadianpharmgrx.xyz/#]List of Canadian pharmacies[/url] canadian pharmacies

  71. generic doxycycline [url=http://doxycyclinest.pro/#]doxycycline 100mg dogs[/url] buy doxycycline online 270 tabs

  72. cipro 500mg best prices [url=http://ciprofloxacin.guru/#]cipro[/url] buy generic ciprofloxacin

  73. п»їcytotec pills online [url=https://misoprostol.top/#]buy cytotec over the counter[/url] Abortion pills online

  74. where can i get doxycycline [url=http://doxycyclinest.pro/#]buy cheap doxycycline online[/url] purchase doxycycline online

  75. where can i buy diflucan otc [url=http://diflucan.icu/#]buy diflucan online india[/url] buy diflucan prescription med

  76. Abortion pills online [url=https://misoprostol.top/#]cytotec abortion pill[/url] Cytotec 200mcg price