Alzheimer's & Brain Disorders
B12 Shortage Linked to Cognitive Problems and Stroke
Not getting enough vitamin B12 may take a serious toll on the brain. Two new studies of the elderly link impairments of memory and reasoning with an indirect measure of vitamin B12 deficiency. Worse, brain scans reveal that those with signs of insufficient B12 are more likely to have shrinkage of brain tissue, vascular damage and patches of dead brain cells than are people with higher levels of the vitamin.
Helicobacter Pylori and Alzheimer’s
Over the last few years, research has suggested H. pylori infection might also be a risk factor in the development of Alzheimer’s Dementia. There are at least two studies showing patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia were more likely to be positive for signs of H pylori infection than people their age without dementia.
Expert Gives Advice on Alzheimer’s Prevention
Dr. Gary Small, a New York Times best-selling author and director of the UCLA Center on Aging, spoke at Baylor College of Medicine last week about his new book, The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program (Workman Publishing). He talked to Houston Chronicle reporter Todd Ackerman about the expected explosion of the brain-robbing disease, the steps people can take to reduce their risks and the effect of the Internet.
Are Vaccinations Causing Early Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer’s disease is predicted to be a public health crisis in America over the next 20 years. Theoretical data on the inflammatory nature of vaccines, especially in the large numbers given to children at an early age while their nerves are developing response patterns for future life, means that they cannot be ruled out as one main factor that primes the Alzheimer’s pump.
Tofu May Raise Risk of Dementia
There is growing research which now suggests that the consumption of high levels of some soy products - including tofu - may possibly raise the risk of memory loss.
FLORIDA STARTS MICROCHIPPING ALZHEIMER’S PATIENTS DESPITE CANCER RISKS
Everyone agrees that Alzheimer’s is a frightening disease with little hope for relief in for the sufferer. Recently, many Alzheimer’s patients are being promised assistance by using a medical microchip that is surgically implanted into the Alzheimer patient. The controversial microchip creator VeriChip Corp. is at the head-of-the-line in encouraging this surgical procedure for Alzheimer sufferers. Is this really a good solution or is this a front for an under-lying agendas?
The Misunderstood Mineral
The term lithium is usually associated with mental disorders. However, low-dose lithium orotate or lithium aspartate which are lithium salts may prove to be a safer and better way to use lithium in such diseases as alzheimer’s, parkinsons, bi-polar and depression.
Alzheimer’s is at epidemic proportions especially as the baby boomers are now reaching the golden years. There are natural therapies that can be implemented and will work. However, the best medicine is always prevention. This article provides several natural medicine answers to those concerned about the possibility of developing Alzheimer’s.