Compelling Evidence That Low Levels of Vitamin D Have a Causal Role In Development of High Blood Pressure

New international research published in Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology has shown that low levels of Vitamin D is not only correlated with hypertension, but actually one of the causes.

An international study examining the relationship between vitamin D status – measured by 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) concentration – and high blood pressure (hypertension) using mendelian randomisation of more than 100,000 people has suggested that low vitamin D may be causally linked to hypertension. The causal role comes from genetic research providing ‘compelling evidence.’

We know that in the absence of vitamin D from sunlight, disease increases more than 1000 percent. (more…)

A Radically New Understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease Causes and Cures

A Radically New Understanding of Alzheimer's Disease Causes and Cures

Alzheimer’s disease is expanding unchecked throughout the modern world, despite billions spent annually on pharmaceutical interventions. Could the calcification of the brain play a role?

Despite the multi-billion dollar successes of conventional pharmacological interventions for Alzheimer’s disease, lackluster treatment outcomes have revealed them to be an abject failure. The ongoing hypothesis for the past few decades has been that Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a lack of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, but acetycholinesterase inhibitors (drugs that inhibit the enzyme that breaks this neurotransmitter down) have failed miserably to produce anything but momentary palliative improvements, if that.  In addition, post-marketing surveillance data now clearly shows these drugs may actually cause new, more serious neurological problems, such as seizures.

And why should we surprised? We do not know of a disease in existence that is caused by a lack of a pharmaceutical agent. And what are Alzheimer’s disease drugs but patented xenobiotic chemicals, completely alien to human physiology? Therefore, the answer is to look deeper at the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease, and preventing, addressing and reversing them whenever possible — the perennial goal of compassionate and logical medicine.

Pineal Gland Calcification and Alzheimer’s Disease

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Glutathione—Nature’s First Antioxidant & Master Detoxifier

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Raw goat whey is an excellent source of glutathione.
Glutathione is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants. It may also be the most useful nutritional supplement, except that it doesn’t absorb well when taken as a pill or in a capsule.
The good news is that your body produces its own glutathione. The bad news is that processed foods, pollution, prescription drugs, stress, trauma, aging, infections, and radiation all deplete glutathione levels.

Low glutathione levels leave you susceptible to unrestrained cell damage from oxidation caused by free radicals, which is associated with chronic infections, cancer, and other chronic diseases. The good news is that we are learning more about glutathione all the time.

What Makes Glutathione So Special?

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7 Proven Ways to Keep Your Brain Young

7 Proven Ways to Keep Your Brain Young

Alzheimer’s disease affects about 5.3 million Americans. It’s the leading cause of dementia and the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.  And it’s growing at an alarming rate.  Already 13% of people over 65 have been diagnosed with the disease.  An astounding 43% of those over the age of 85 are victims.[i]

Alzheimer’s has been called the defining disease of the boomer generation.  Its victims are expected to triple by the year 2050.

In addition, it’s estimated that 10,000,000 others suffer with severe dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

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Big Pharma want to “Protect” the Elderly from “Dangers” of Coconut Oil and Natural Supplements

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Brian Shilhavy
Health Impact News Editor

Dr. Taya Varteresian, a board certified psychiatrist working for the Veterans Administration, is the lead publisher in an article to appear in the journal Current Psychiatry Reports titled: “Natural products and supplements for geriatric depression and cognitive disorders: an evaluation of the research.”

According to the abstract, more and more elderly people are starting to use “Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for late-life mood and cognitive disorders.” This obviously concerns psychiatrists, since their main remedies for “cognitive disorders” are powerful anti-psychotic drugs. They are not trained in natural supplements, therefore they apparently felt the need to educate other psychiatrists about the “side effects and indications for various natural products” so that psychiatrists could “protect their patients.” (more…)

Aloe Vera Found to Stave off Alzheimer’s, Improves Cognition

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Researchers with the University of Miami’s School of Medicine found that a compound from Aloe vera could reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and even increase cognition scores. The study was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and established participants who received a supplement of aloe polymannose for a period of one year saw significant improvements.Forty-six percent of the study participants experienced improvements in their cognition. Also, several inflammatory factors were reduced in the participants. These factors paired with reduced cytokines are related to a reduction in neuro-inflammation which could trigger Alzheimer’s disease and/or it’s symptoms.

Best of all, unlike Big Pharma solutions, the Aloe product didn’t have side effects.

The research involved a supplement called BiAloe, created by Lorand Laboratories who is no doubt looking to make a profit. It’s always important to keep in mind who is funding the research. However, the health benefits of aloe vera are well established and the research into its effects on Alzheimer’s is promising.

The researchers wrote:

“Participants tolerated the APMC supplement with few, temporary adverse reactions. Our results showed improvements in both clinical and physiological outcomes for a disease that otherwise has no standard ameliorative remedy.”

Alzheimer’s disease affects an estimated 5 million Americans. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the country and one-in-three seniors will die while suffering from the disease. Generally, Alzheimer’s treatment is limited to popping Big Pharma solutions that may or may not alleviate the anxiety and stressors of the disease, without actually changing the condition itself. But a new study indicates a solution could be as close as your potted aloe plant.

Other recent research has linked the use of Aloe vera in the treatment and prevention of skin cancer. According to researchers with the University of Belgrade School of Medicine, compounds within the aloe can stop the proliferation of cells associated with skin cancer.

As Case Adams writes:

“The gel of the Aloe leaf and its other plant parts contain many constituents outside of those tested in these studies, including quercetin, luteolin, apigenin, kaempferol, isoorientin, isovitexin, saponarin, lutonarin, chlorogenic acid, pectic acid, caffeic acid, 5-P-coumaroylquinic acid, caffeoylshikimic acid, feruloylquinic acid, coumaric acid, ferulic acid, as well as glycosylchromone aloeresin B, and aloin, which is a precursor to Aloe-emodin (the compound tested in the skin cancer study).”

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Fluoride combined with even trace amounts of aluminum in water can cause major brain damage

Renowned medical doctor and neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock holds nothing back when it comes to telling it like it is, even when “it” goes against the prevailing schools of thought within his profession. And one of his latest Blaylock Wellness Reports is no exception, shining light on the very real dangers associated with fluoride exposure, especially when that fluoride interacts with other toxic chemicals commonly found in municipal water supplies. (more…)

A Natural Approach to Preventing and Overcoming Dementia

A Natural Approach to Preventing and Overcoming Dementia

When people talk to me about growing older, they tell me that one of their greatest fears is that they will become forgetful. They fear that memory loss is the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease and that it signals an inevitable mental and physical decline. For as long as I can remember, and for long before that, traditional medicine practitioners have told us that memory loss and confusion are simply normal parts of growing older. They implied that we should simply accept such changes in our mental capacities as an inevitable part of the aging process. (more…)

New Trigger of Alzheimer’s Identified: Stress

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The connections between stress and physical and mental health are undeniable. Studies have found links between acute and/or chronic stress and a wide variety of health issues.

This includes reduced immune function, increased inflammation, high blood pressure, and alterations in your brain chemistry, blood sugar levels and hormonal balance, just to name a few.

According to recent research, stress also appears to be related to onset of Alzheimer’s disease, which currently afflicts about 5.4 million Americans, including one in eight people aged 65 and over.1

It is projected that Alzheimer’s will affect one in four Americans in the next 20 years, rivaling the current prevalence of obesity and diabetes. There is still no known cure for this devastating disease, and very few treatments. Alzheimer’s drugs are often of little to no benefit, which underscores the importance of prevention throughout your lifetime.

Fortunately, there’s compelling research showing that your brain has great plasticity and capacity for regeneration, which you control through your diet and lifestyle choices.

Avoiding gluten and casein, or wheat and dairy primarily, appears to be of critical importance, as is making sure you’re getting plenty of healthful fats (including demonized saturated fats). Casein is the primary protein found in dairy, and can be problematic for dairy intolerant individuals. However, it’s also found in human breast milk. Additionally, raw dairy is generally well tolerated by casein sensitive individuals, but contraindicated for those with a severe allergy.

Fasting also has a remarkably beneficial influence on your brain health. At the end of this article, I share my best tips for maintaining healthy brain function well into old age.

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency and Brain Health

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One of the most remarkable papers I have read in the psychiatric literature was about a 57 year old woman who was treated with months of both antipsychotic and antidepressant medications and given two rounds of electroconvulsive treatment before anyone bothered to check her vitamin B12 level.

Her symptoms were years in the making including tearfulness, anxiety, movement abnormalities, constipation, lethargy, and eventually perceptual disturbances (hearing her name called) and the ultimate in severe psychiatric pathology: catatonia. Despite her inpatient treatment, she remained suicidal, depressed, and lethargic. (more…)