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Alzheimer’s

Here are Dale Bredesen’s Alzheimer’s treatment and prevention details, taken as best I could from his peer-reviewed article which you can and should read here:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4221920/pdf/aging-06-707.pdf

  1. Eliminate all simple carbohydrates. (I didn’t see any details about potatoes, artificial sweeteners, etc. Obviously this doesn’t include fruits which are encouraged in #3 below, but are full of simple carbs. I wish I could ask Bredesen about this.)
  2. Eliminate gluten and processed food. (Read “Grain Brain” by Perlmutter if you doubt the wisdom of this one.)
  3. Increase vegetables, fruits, and non-farmed fish. Limit meat to occasional grass-fed beef or organic chicken.
  4. Do Yoga. (No other details were given, unfortunately.)
  5. Meditate for 20 minutes twice per day. (“Reduce stress with meditation and relaxation.”)
  6. Optimize oral hygiene using an electric flosser and electric toothbrush.
  7. Don’t eat anything for 12 hours between dinner and breakfast, and also three hours between dinner and bedtime. (This is for improving your glucose metabolism, believed to be an important component.)
  8. Exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes, 4-6 days per week. (Some patients did a lot more, including “exercising strenuously,” swimming 3-4 times per week, cycling twice per week, and running once per week.)
  9. Sleep 7-8 hours per night.
  10. Melatonin, 0.5 mg each night before bedtime (qhs).
  11. Methyl B12, 1 mg each day. One patient took 1 mg 4 time / week.
  12. Methyl-folate, 0.8 mg each day.
  13. B6, 50 mg each day. One patient took 20 mg each day.
  14. Vitamin D3, 2000 IU each day. One patient took 5000 IU each day.
  15. Vitamin C, 1g (1,000 mg) each day.
  16. Vitamin E, 400 IU each day.
  17. Zn picolinate, 50 mg each day.
  18. Fish oil, 2000 mg each day. One patient was listed as taking DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) 320 mg and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) 180 mg each day. Another patient took DHA, 700 mg and EPA, 500 mg, twice each day.
  19. CoQ10, 200 mg each day.
  20. Probiotics. (No specifics were given.)
  21. Bacopa monniera, 250 mg each day.
  22. Ashwagandha, 500 mg each day.
  23. Turmeric, 400 mg each day.
  24. Citicoline, 500 mg twice each day. One patient took 200 mg each day.
  25. α-lipoic acid, 100 mg each day.
  26. Hormone replacement for the two women. (No specifics were given. No hormone replacement was mentioned for the men.)

Caution / Disclaimer: I’m not giving medical advice here, just summarizing part of an important article that I think is worth reading so you can discuss it with your doctor before making lifestyle or medical decisions. Common sense, right?

With warm regards,

Talmage

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