Big Pharma fumbles with toxic dementia drugs while ignoring natural remedies

Alzheimer’s disease is becoming an epidemic among baby boomers. But mainstream medicine cannot reverse Alzheimer’s. They do offer medications intended to make dementia more bearable, but with unbearable side effects. Meanwhile, Big Pharma’s quest for patents ignores evidence of a few safe natural substances that reduce Alzheimer’s.

Pharmaceuticals don’t work well and create adverse effects (more…)

Gluten May Threaten Your Brain

The future of the American brain looks murky. One in 10 children reportedly suffers Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and millions are taking ADHD medication.1 At the same time, the memories of many older Americans have started to falter as they begin to experience the mind meltdown known as dementia. The possible common factor that may be driving a portion of this collective brain dysfunction: our boundless appetite for bread and other gluten-containing foods. (more…)

5 Reasons High Fructose Corn Syrup Will Kill You

Harry Truman once said, “If you can’t convince them confuse them.”

The current media debate about the benefits (or lack of harm) of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in our diet misses the obvious. The average American increased their consumption of HFCS (mostly from sugar sweetened drinks and processed food) from zero to over 60 pounds per person per year. During that time period, obesity rates have more than tripled and diabetes incidence has increased more than seven fold. Not perhaps the only cause, but a fact that cannot be ignored. (more…)

Vitamin B12 and Alzheimer’s Disease

As baby boomers age and the senior population swells, more people than ever before are faced with the impact of aging on the brain. Loss of memory and thinking ability is one of aging’s most tragic consequences. Without memory, we lose our sense of identity and relationship to the world around us. A haunting song about aging recorded by Simon and Garfunkel in the 1960s ends with the words: “Preserve your memories, they’re all that’s left you.” How sad that so many people spend their final years with few memories left intact. Senile dementia is the medical term for senility, the gradual loss of mental function that so often occurs with aging. Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of senile dementia, accounts for more than 60 percent of the cognitive function disorders in the aging population. (more…)

Astaxanthin May Prevent Dementia

Dementias are disorders with symptoms of memory loss and a decrease in cognition and the ability to reason. Dementia, sometimes called “senility,” is not a part of the normal aging process, and shows that some other disease may be present. Dementia affects a person’s ability to be successful in carrying out their activities of daily living. Accurate diagnosis of the disease that is present is necessary for treating the dementia properly. (more…)

Carnosine improves cellular antioxidant reserves to battle stress and improve cognitive function

Carnosine is a naturally occurring antioxidant and metal-chelating nutrient that is shown to minimize the damaging effects of stress on cellular function. Research presented in the PLoS One journal explains that carnosine can help to drastically reduce the formation of amyloid beta protein associated with the brain tangles seen with Alzheimer`s disease. Our antioxidant defense system is in a continual state of flux, being tested by external pathogens, metabolic glycation and stress that can determine quality of health and risk for disease. Carnosine is shown to boost and recycle existing antioxidants throughout the body to provide a natural shield against chronic illness, and it may specifically halt the progression of deadly diseases that lead to dementia and cognitive dysfunction. (more…)

Antioxidants Preserve Memory

Your body uses antioxidants as a primary system of defense, including defending your nerves from wear and tear and consequent decline.  Many antioxidants work synergistically to support the function of the primary cellular antioxidant, glutathione.  A new study in adults age 50-74, without existing dementia, showed that a comprehensive blend of antioxidants1 taken for four months improved memory function.  Another study showed that a key antioxidant, NAC2, directly inhinited the formation of beta-amyloid plaque that is known to cause Alzheimer’s disease. (more…)