How soon before I can buy those at Walgreens???
Is this some hi-tech April Fool’s joke only scientists get?
A combination of uridine and fish oil is also showing some promise:
Both uridine and fish oil are currently available on the market, just be sure you get a good quality fish oil which has been molecularly distilled to remove the heavy metals.
Dr’s story about coconut oil helping her husband from yesterday.
Here’s a book with good information on natural supplements for Alzheimer’s: Awakening from Alzheimer’s: How 9 Maverick Doctors are Reversing Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Memory Loss
Turmeric has also shown promise but is difficult to deliver to the bloodstream in sufficient amount for demonstrable therapeutic benefit. The digestive tract destroys most of it, so patches or sublingual liquids have been tried with limited success. There’s also the aesthetic problem of turning yellow.
The incidence of Alzheimer’s disease is increasing. Why? I think this has several ‘causes’.
One is the toxic environment, from many sources...drinking water, air pollutants, food supply (especially in packaged foods), vaccines, dental amalgams, even pharmaceuticals.
Another is the push to control cholesterol. The liver produces cholesterol because the body has to have it to live, and it is especially needed in the brain. The pharmaceutical industry has convinced doctors and the public that cholesterol is bad for us. Statin drugs are huge moneymakers for the drug companies. I contend the cholesterol is not a disease, nor is it connected to a disease, unless there is not enough of it.
There is a lot of evidence that statin drug use can cause dementia-like symptoms...read that ‘Alzheimer’s’. If used long enough, especially by persons who might be susceptible because of other likely factors (toxins) the incidence of Alzheimer’s is likely to increase to pandemic levels. We see that happening.
Mazz, your comments about proteolytic enzymes are also important for us to remember. Pancreatic enzymes acting proteolytically help rid the body of toxins. And the nattozimes that deal with fibrin along with serrapeptase from silk worms work to improve the blood supply to the brain and to improve blood circulation in general.
There is the third factor, which we have discussed here...diet. Our great American diet is carbs, carbs, carbs, low fat and varied consumption of meats. If minimizing carbs, adding medium chain fatty acids (MCT’s) from coconut oil, and enjoying meat helps control Alzheimer’s, why not for prevention too?
To summarize this, deal with toxins, stay away from statin drugs, and change the diet (remember that many of the natural things in diets linked to the absence of Alzheimer’s should be included in the diet). I suggest that this could begin the reversal in the incidence of Alzheimers disease.
I am an Ayurvedic herbalist and I have seen excellent results in my small way with Ayurvedic herbs. I use Shankpushpi a lot but never used Aparajta. I will look into it, it’s harder to get.