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An Effective Remedy For Alzheimer's Disease
Here is what appears by all accounts to be an effective preventive remedy for Alzheimer's disease. It works extremely well for people who have taken a bowl out of the cupboard, then turned around and taken the cereal out of an opposite cupboard, and upon turning around again, are completely surprised to see the bowl on the counter. They had totally forgotten that they had taken the bowl out already.
These are the early symptoms of Alzheimer's - and can be completely remedied with the following approach, for the reasons as outlined below. I do not know, however, how effective it is against cases of advanced Alzheimer's, but it's well worth trying.
A Daily Serving of Seafood
The first defence again Alzheimer's is the inclusion of a daily serving of at least 4 ounces (125 grams) of seafood - any kind of food from the sea - in one's daily nutrition [see
SUPREME HEALTH in these pages]. Here are the reasons why.
Alzheimer's disease is characterized by the massive accumulation of plaque consisting of beta-amyloid proteins in the brain. Amyloid proteins are normally found in humans and all animals. These normal antibodies circulate in the blood and break down over time. Beta-amyloid antibodies do not break down as easily. Instead, the beta-amyloid proteins accumulate in the bloodstream, eventually leave the blood, and are then deposited in the brain and other organs, causing Alzheimer's or other diseases. In Alzheimer’s disease, beta amyloid is abnormally processed by nerve cells and becomes deposited in amyloid plaques in the brains of persons with the disease.
Here is what the University of California, San Diego, Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, in La Jolla
says about beta-amyloid proteins.
"The amyloid fibril protein isolated from the cerebrovascular amyloid deposits seen in 92% of cases of Alzheimer's disease, and 100% of cases of Down's syndrome over the age of 40, has been shown to have a previously unknown amino acid sequence. This protein has been designated beta protein (beta P) and the type amyloid fibrils, ACv beta. Polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies raised to a synthetic peptide comprising the first 10 amino acids of beta P localized both to cerebrovascular amyloid deposits, as well as to the amyloid cores of all "senile" plaques. An amino acid sequence analysis based on that of the beta P has been reported indicating that the plaque amyloid fibril deposits are also composed of beta P. These deposits must cause severe disruption of neuronal fibers. Thus beta P in the form of amyloid deposits seems intrinsic to the destruction of neuronal competence and thus to the ensuing dementia of Alzheimer's disease. Since proteolysis converts the beta P precursor (Pre beta P) into amyloid fibrils, it is possible that 1) an abnormality in synthesis of the Pre beta P, perhaps during post-transitional events, or 2) an abnormality in proteolytic processing occurs to afford beta P deposits and the pathologic changes in Alzheimer's disease. Regardless of the processing abnormality, beta P represents a major component in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease."|
[ Glenner GG, Murphy MA. Amyloidosis of the nervous system. J Neurol Sci. 1989 Dec;
94(1-3):1-28. Review. PMID: 2559163 ]
The crucial factors here are that the beta-amyloid protein has a "previously unknown amino acid sequence"; that 1) there is "an abnormality in synthesis of the Pre beta P"; and 2) that "an abnormality in proteolytic processing occurs; and "regardless of the processing abnormality" - all as stated above.
The abnormal structure and function of these beta-amyloid proteins is either a clear and typical indication of a deficiency in a trace element or trace elements - the protein lacks a crucial trace element and consequently forms abnormally when assembled - or it is a consequence of too much aluminum in the brain. Or of both – since far too much aluminum in the brain is another characteristic of Alzheimer's disease.
A daily serving of at least 4 ounzes of seafood supplies the average 140 lb. person with the minimum amount of the complete natural range of the 72 nutritional trace elements. And if a trace element deficiency is the cause of the abnormal folding of the normal amyloid protein - as appears to be the case - then this daily nutritional routine will prevent the abnormal folding of the natural amyloid protein.
A Daily Omega-3 Supplement
While all fatty seafood (sardines, herring, and other dark marine meat) in particular, contains high amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids - which are a major component of neurons, nerves and our brains - our regular daily food is severely deficient in Omega-3 acids as well, while having an abnormal overabundance of Omega-6 fatty acids.
There appears to be another trace element deficiency at work here which prevents the normal assembly of Omega-3 fatty acids in our bodies. It has been found, for instance that wild Bison and Buffalo have high amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids, which they appear to produce readily from their natural forage - and without eating any kind of seafood or other sources of Omega-3 fatty acids. The clinching factor is that all 'virgin' or 'wild' soils - and hence all wild forage - essentially contain the complete natural range of the 72 trace elements.
So, to make sure that we have sufficient Omega-3 fatty acids in our systems, a pure Omega-3 fatty acid supplement (as opposed to the common Omega-3 and Omega-6 supplements), every day is the second line of defence against Alzheimer's.
The third line of defence is far more fun. It consists of playing solitaire - and the more challenging the better - as fast as one can on the computer. This will tax and exercise the cognitive capacity of the brain, and as recent medical research has discovered, our brains regenerate cells even in old age, albeit slowly.
Learning a new language, or to play an instrument, are other effective means of challenging and exercising our brains. This guarantees that the brain remains active, lively and capable even in old age. So, if you don't have a computer already, get one and play solitaire as fast as you can for at least 1/2 hour per day.
In any case, all early symptoms of Alzheimer's start to disappear after about 3 months of this 3 pronged defence against Alzheimer's.
Finally, eliminating all aluminum kitchen ware for food preparation, serving and and storage of food is the only way left to us which will reduce our intake of aluminum [see
FOR MOTHERS in these pages] - the other, and much neglected factor in Alzheimer's disease. And whether this is cause or consequence, the bottom line is that Alzheimer's victims have far too much aluminum in their brains.
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