January 18, 2017

Best Turmeric Supplements

updated May 2016

There is a saying that goes, “A teaspoon of turmeric a day keeps cancer at bay!”

This Indian spice is one of nature’s most powerful healers. 

The medicinal properties of turmeric have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder, beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease…and even Lupus.

turmeric the wonder herbTurmeric is also used to treat digestive and liver conditions, arthritis pain, irregular menstrual periods, heartburn, stomach ulcers and gallstones. It has natural anti-inflammatory qualities as well as blood-thinning properties that help rebuild brain cells and repair stroke damage.

Many uses of turmeric relate to the antioxidant or anti-inflammatory activities of curcumin, the primary active compound in turmeric.

This wonder herb can:

  • Help relieve indigestion
  • Prevent ulcerative colitis from intensifying
  • Help reduce joint pain swelling, morning stiffness and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Treat psoriasis
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Reduce the proliferation of a wide variety of cancers, especially pancreatic and colon cancer
  • Improve blood sugar levels by boosting the activity of insulin secreting cells in the pancreas. This lowers the chance that pre-diabetes will lead to diabetes
  • Improve mental functioning in Alzheimer’s patients

However, curcumin capsules or turmeric supplements vary in quality, strength, and purity. So, in choosing the best turmeric capsule, read the label carefully. Look for products standardized for 95% curcuminoids.

The standardization process ensures manufacturing consistency in the amount of curcumin from bottle to bottle. In other words, you won’t be shortchanged on the amount of this key ingredient. This is a significant factor in that many clinical trials and medical studies have shown the best results with turmeric supplementation in dosages containing 95% curcumin.

Products lacking the expected curcuminoids that are NOT recommended for consumption are:

  • Advanced Physician Formulas Curcumin – less than 10% of labeled amounts
  • Paradise Herbs and Essentials Turmeric – contains only 14.7% of labeled curcuminoids

The Best of Turmeric

Top turmeric supplementsThe choice of which turmeric brand to buy can be daunting. Do you go for quality, price, brand recognition, or all of the above?

These turmeric products provide the best value (providing 500mg of curcuminoids at the lowest cost):

  • Doctors Best® Best Curcumin C3 Complex®
  • NOW® Curcumin

If you are interested in bioavailability, these turmeric supplements are recommended with bioperine (black pepper) to enhance absorption:

  • Nutrigold® Turmeric Curcumin Gold®
  • Life Extension SuperCurcumin with Bioperine

New research also shows that products that include BCM-95 may have even greater bioavailability (about 7 times of normal curcumin). Though more expensive, supplements with BCM-95 are a good value:

  • Life Extension® Super Bio-Curcumin®
  • Curcumin Extreme

The good thing is that there are already a lot of curcumin supplements available in the market. These supplements have enhanced curcumin in them, which means your body will be able to absorb them better and keep them where they’re needed for a longer time. These are our favorite supplements that will help your body get the most benefit out of curcumin.

Turmeric and CurcuminHere are the remaining 11 best turmeric supplements according to an independent lab testing company that are safe for consumption according to quality, price and label accuracy:

  • Finest Nutrition Turmeric
  • Jarrow Formulas® Curcumin 95
  • Nature Made® Turmeric Curcumin
  • Nutrigold Turmeric Curcumin Gold
  • Organic India® Turmeric Formula
  • Planetary Herbals Full Spectrum Turmeric Extract
  • Progressive Labs Curcumin BCM-95®
  • Puritan’s Pride® Turmeric Curcumin
  • Solar® Turmeric
  • Thompson® Turmeric Curcmin 300 mg
  • Vitacost Turmeric

Take 400 to 600 milligrams of turmeric, three times per day or as directed on the product label.

Curcumin or turmeric taken orally is best absorbed when taken with black pepper or piperine, a constituent of black pepper responsible for its pungency. When shopping for the best turmeric supplements, we recommend that the one you choose contains bioperine or piperine. Be patient when taking turmeric supplements: the full benefits may not be apparent for eight weeks.

Cooking with Turmeric

If you’re cooking with turmeric, be sure to add some black pepper to the food. Ways to eat it: one of the easiest, fastest ways to get your daily turmeric is just to mix a small spoonful of the powder with some warm water, stir briskly, and drink. Yes, it actually tastes quite good, especially once you get used to it.

Or, sprinkle a spoonful or two on your cauliflower or broccoli, in your soups, seafood or meat. Almost any combination works with this amazingly tasty and healthy spice. To help you get on board with this trendy superfood, we’ve provided recipes on how to cook with turmeric so you can be sure to use it.

Turmeric is one of the world’s great antioxidants. Plus, nothing is more important than maintaining a healthy inflammatory response — and this spice helps your body do just that. It’s a great defense mechanism against cancer, joint pain, Alzheimer’s and Lupus….and so much more!

Taken in normal doses, turmeric should be safe for most people. But as with nearly any powerful herb, taking doses that are too high can produce ill-effects.

We are discovering that more and more disease processes appear to depend on inflammation to wreak their havoc on our brains, arteries and joints. The best turmeric supplements offer us a natural, safe and effective anti-inflammatory agent to help ward off and treat these diseases.

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Parkinson’s Anti-Aging Supplements

by David Kekich

If you or someone you know has arthritis, lymphoma, herpes, HIV, low energy, Parkinson’s or frequent infections including colds and flu, then these people may have a common link—nutritional deficiency. Researchers found that in almost any diseased condition, patients are glutathione deficient.

The supplements, for which we have found the most supporting benefits and the most clinical data by far, are six key antioxidants. These six substances are:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
  • Glutathione
  • Lipoic (100–300 mg/day)
  • Carnosine (1000 mg/day)

Dr. Lester Packer of the University of California at Berkeley, one of the world’s most renowned experts on antioxidants, has found the first five to act as an antioxidant network in your body.

Antioxidant Benefits

One problem with antioxidants is once they detoxify a free radical they themselves become a free radical. In fact, vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, can actually become a pro-oxidant (a free radical) and cause damage if it is not supported by other antioxidants. This where the antioxidant network shines.

The combination of vitamins C, E, glutathione, CoQ10 and lipoic acid form a supporting network, according to Dr. Packer’s studies. This allows each of the members of the network to recycle each other and prevent any formation of more free radicals. By detoxifying each other, they keep your ability to eliminate free radicals robust and healthy.

Reactive oxygen species (free radicals) play a direct role in heart disease, cancer, Type II diabetes, strokes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cataracts and arthritis. The advantages of having a great antioxidant system are many:

  • Antioxidants, especially vitamin E and CoQ10, have been shown to be effective in preventing heart disease.
  • Antioxidants, both oral and topical, can prevent skin damage and rejuvenate older looking skin.
  • Antioxidants enhance the effectiveness of your immune system.
  • Antioxidants reduce all types of inflammation, and arthritis in particular.
  • Antioxidants will slow brain aging and prevent memory loss and mental problems later in life.
  • Antioxidants have been shown to improve concentration and focus.

How Much Should You Take?

The daily requirements for each of these antioxidants as established by the USDA are far too low, according to the accounts of a large number of scientists and physicians. There is still a heated debate as to what the correct dosages should be, and they will vary from person to person. At present, the following guidelines are based on the general recommendations of Dr. Lester Packer.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C, according to Dr. Packer, should be taken in doses of 250 mg, twice daily. According to the results from his work, any more is not going to do any harm if you have a well-supported antioxidant network. Above this amount though, much of it is just excreted in the urine without being used.

Vitamin E

The USDA recommended daily allowance (RDA) for vitamin E is woefully low. Vitamin E is one of the frontline defense systems against free radicals. Dr. Packer and many other sources recommend a total of 500 mg of vitamin E per day, and higher dosages for people with cancer or heart disease.

Some of these recommendations are for alpha tocopherol (vitamin E) alone. But others, including Dr. Packer, recommend mixed natural tocopherols and tocotrienols, members of the vitamin E family.

CoQ10

CoQ10 is naturally found in nearly every cell, tissue and organ in your body. It is found in especially high concentrations at the source of most of your free radical production, the mitochondria, your cells’ “power plants.” It improves your cells’ ability to transport electrons in and out of the mitochondria. CoQ10 is especially attracted to high energy organs such as your heart and brain.

It directly recycles vitamin E and is one of the primary molecules in the energy production system of cells. As we age, the production of CoQ10 declines, and this may be a factor in heart disease as well as diminished cellular energy.

The antioxidant action of the reduced form of CoQ10 (ubiquinol) is now considered to be one of its most important functions in cellular systems. Ubiquinol is a potent antioxidant capable of regenerating other antioxidants and provides important protection against oxidative damage to fats, proteins and DNA. Recent studies also reveal function in gene expression involved in human cell signaling, metabolism and transport.

Many recent studies point out that plasma ubiquinol declines in response to neurodegenerative disease, cancer, fatigue and especially Type II diabetes, in addition to cardiovascular disease. The ubiquinol acts as an important first-line defense against the oxidative insult associated with these diseases.

If you take ubiquinone instead of ubiquinol, make sure it is the water soluble form. It may be just as effective at a much lower cost.

If you are in the older and/or are in a disease/stress category, you may want to start at 200 to 300 mg per day. Studies show the CoQ10 plasma levels plateau at about two to three weeks at this dose. A good maintenance dose after that is in the 50 to 100 mg per day range. Make sure you take ubiquinol, the reduced form or water soluble ubiquinone. Other forms are easily oxidized and are therefore inefficient.

The February, 2011 issue of Life Extension Magazine reports on the newest companion product to CoQ10. It is pyrroloquinoline quinone, or PQQ. Early in 2010, researchers found it not only protects your mitochondria from oxidative damage, but it stimulates growth of fresh mitochondria!

The implications of this are huge! PQQ protects your brain, heart and muscles against degenerative disease. It is also shown to optimize health and function of the entire central nervous system and may be a potent intervention in Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease. In addition, it has the potential to reverse cellular aging by forming new mitochondria in aging cells.

PQQ is a master antioxidant and is now classified as an essential nutrient. Daily recommended dose is 20 mg. Coupled with 300 mg of CoQ10, it may even reverse aging-related cognitive decline in humans.

Glutathione

A low level of glutathione is one of the key indicators for premature death. Unfortunately, the body breaks down glutathione in the digestive tract, so supplementing with an unprotected version of glutathione won’t do you much good. However, as I previously indicated, there is now a protected version of glutathione. Another way to keep your glutathione levels up is to avoid nitrates found in processed lunchmeats, smoking and alcohol. Supplementing with N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) may increase your levels as well.

Non-Digest Enzyme Imbalance

Lastly, internal cellular functions depend on multiple enzymatic reactions occurring with precise timing. Aging causes enzyme imbalances primarily in the brain and liver, which results in severe neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s or the persistent memory loss aging people so often complain about. Impaired liver function results in toxic damage to every cell in the body. No supplements, oral or injected, no hormones, or anything else help when your liver is weak. One of the best ways to maintain optimal liver function is to boost your cells’ glutathione levels.

Some methods to counteract non-digest enzyme imbalance: Consider supplementing with 400–1200 mg a day of SAMe (s-adenosyl-methionine) and 900 mg a day of silymarin.

If we had a treatment that could reverse Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, osteoporosis, arteriosclerosis or diabetes—who in their right mind would turn it down?

 

David KekichDavid Kekich (Living Healthy to 120: Anti-Aging Breakthroughs) is President/CEO of Maximum Life Foundation that focuses on aging research, a 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to curing aging-related diseases. For more information, visit: www.MaxLife.org. David contributes to our column Living Healthy to 120: Anti-Aging Breakthroughs. MaxLife is helping to make the anti-aging dream a reality with cutting edge Bio-Engineering research and products.

 

Dr. Saunders’ Personal Alzheimer’s Protection Plan

5 Prevention Techniques to Protect Your Brain Tissue

“I think he has Alzheimer’s disease…” the wife of a man in his seventies began.  Larry was having difficulty concentrating, had problems with memory and wasn’t able to work anymore.  He seemed depressed all the time.  We did some testing and found that all those years of welding had built up a large amount of heavy metals in his body – including lead.  After a series of chelation treatments to “get the lead out” his wife said, “He’s like a teenager!  He smiles again. He’s working, laughing, playing with the grandchildren and…” she leans forward and whispers, “We have sex again.”

Alzheimer’s is a decline in memory and cognition, which means the ability to think. There are many causes of declining mental function, as we noted above. The loss of brain function is not always Alzheimer’s disease.  Unfortunately, most doctors will “diagnose” every old person with dementia as “Alzheimer’s” and not look for any other cause.  It’s important for family members to know that there are many other ways to lose memory and anyone — at any age — with thinking problems needs proper testing to find out why.

This topic is personally important to me because my family moved into the home of my grandparents to take care of my grandfather who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.  It was a very difficult job for four adults to manage his care because he didn’t recognize us, or even his wife of over fifty years.  Now, I’m told I am at an increased risk of having this disease, so I have tried to find how to avoid and prevent it.

Here’s what I’ve learned.

Avoid Inflammation

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Green Tea is a natural anti-inflammatory. Drink a cup a day — or brew it like sun tea, refrigerate and serve. My favorite is Jasmine Green Tea.


Inflammation comes from our food.  When we eat high-calorie and low-nutrient foods we create inflammation.  These include all processed foods, sweets, starchy foods, and fatty foods. In short, all the things your mom told you to avoid!  Instead, eat high-nutrient, low-calorie foods, such as fresh vegetables, fruit, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds.

Moreover, we can turn off the genes that produce inflammation by fasting.  One to three days per month of fasting will keep most inflammation at bay.  I know of one patient who was bent over with a genetic arthritis called Ankylosing Spondylitis.  He went to Russia and went on a twenty-day fast that put his disease into complete remission. He is still doing well — as long as he fasts for several days per month.

Detoxify Continually

We can find all sorts of “Detox” or “colon cleanse” programs on the internet, but the best way to keep toxins out is

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How To Be A Healthy Caregiver

As the American population ages, more and more people each year will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Already, there are more than 5 million Americans suffering with Alzheimer’s. The care of these aging individuals falls mostly on the shoulders of their family, and some friends, through the winding maze of this disease, sometimes without ever finding the exit out. Eleven million people are providing unpaid care to support Alzheimer’s patients; care that takes an emotional, physical, and financial toll on family caregivers.

According to a study from New York University:

  • Caregivers are twice as likely as non-caregivers to report physical and mental health complications.
  • One in three caregivers use medication for caregiving-related health problems.
  • Depression among caregivers is three times greater than for non-caregivers in their age group.

If the mind maze of Alzheimer’s wasn’t difficult enough, the stress and toll of caregivers is another layer of the puzzle on top of an already crooked path.

Another study compared the healing process of caregivers and non-caregivers. The two groups were given identical wounds. Caregiver’s wounds took up to 24% longer to heal than non-caregivers. Their immune systems were too stressed to function efficiently.

The stress pile on one caregiver can be daunting. Yet, they keep doing and doing and doing. They keep caring for others and ignoring their own needs. The mantra repeats, “I can do this one more day. Just one more day. And one more day.” Until, after years of self-neglect, caregivers discover the breast lump or have a heart attack or stroke. Then, the elders they are caring for need to go into a nursing home, because those crucial to their survival and health can’t be there for them. Worse, they are left alone to adjust without stable care they rely on because their caregivers are just too ill.

Not All Spouses Can Be Good Caregivers

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Adopting A Smart Brain Diet

According to current research, a smart brain diet is one that reduces the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s. This diet is designed to encourage good blood flow to the brain and is low in fat and cholesterol. Like the rest of your body, the brain needs the right balance of nutrients to function and perform properly, as well as to continue to function as we age. A smart brain diet is most effective when combined with continued physical and mental activity, and deep social interactions.

The brain is an extremely complex organ. It works non-stop and does an infinite amount of tasks. Even while we sleep your brain is working; we must feed it the right nutrients to help us concentrate, stay motivated, improve our memory and prevent mental deterioration.

Manage your body weight for good overall brain and body health

A long-term study of adults found that those who were obese in middle age were twice as likely to develop dementia in later life. Those who also had high cholesterol and high blood pressure had six times the risk of dementia. Adopt an overall food lifestyle, rather than a short-term diet and eat in moderation. A larger lunch is better than a big dinner.

Things to remember for keeping a healthy weight:

  • Eating a heavy meal before going to bed can disrupt your sleep, but a lighter meal will help you get more rest at night.
  • Eat in moderation
  • Adopt a long term healthy eating lifestyle

Reduce Your Intake of Foods High in Fat and Cholesterol

Studies have shown that high intake of saturated fat and cholesterol clogs the arteries and is associated with higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease. However, HDL (or “good”) cholesterol may help protect brain cells. Be sure to add protein to help you sustain a good energy level. Protein breaks down in the digestive system into amino acids and research has shown that some types of amino acids can improve alertness and mental agility.

Things to remember for heating low fat:

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Remember to Exercise…Exercise to Remember

Studies Show Physical Activity Decreases Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Exercise is touted as an integral part of fitness, health and maintaining a trim physique, but what if it also could benefit the brain? Recent research suggests that physical activity could be an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.3 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and it is now the seventh leading cause of death. No cure for Alzheimer’s exists right now. Regular exercise, however, has been shown to improve cognitive performance in older adults, and researchers say regular exercise and physical activity is better than supplements and prescription drugs in treating the advance of Alzheimer’s.

Researchers from the University of Washington conducted a six-month clinical trial with 33 participants, 17 of whom were women. All showed early signs of Alzheimer’s disease and were between the ages of 55 and 85.

Physical Agility for Mental Clarity

The experiment participants underwent a six-month intensive aerobic training program, spending 45 minutes to an hour four times each week on a stationary bicycle or treadmill. At the end of the six months, the participants saw improvement in mental agility, while the control group showed no improvement. Researchers are planning further studies to conduct larger and longer duration trials, following volunteers for years instead of months, for more conclusive data as to whether exercise can prevent full-blown cases of Alzheimer’s.

Exactly how Alzheimer’s affects memory is not understood fully, but researchers theorize that protein fragments, known as amyloid plaques, begin to cluster in the brain, causing larger, more tangled strands of other proteins to appear, which lead to symptoms of dementia often associated with Alzheimer’s.

But how does exercise stop this from occurring? Researchers Allison Bonner and Sandra O’Brien Cousins of the University of Alberta say exercise increases activity in the cortex of the brain, boosts the immune system and may “moderate the arteriosclerotic disease process of the brain,” Bonner and Cousins said in a 1996 paper published in Activities, Adaptation & Aging.

Resist Alzheimer’s with Resistance Training

Other similar studies have been conducted, where researchers have measured the health benefits of resistance training for women between the ages of 65 and 75 who are most at risk for developing Alzheimer’s. In one study, after one year of physical activity training, women who had completed the training showed better scores on mental acuity and conflict resolution tests than those who didn’t, according to an article, “Regular Exercise and Resistance Training Are Good for the Brain,” published on alzinfo.org.

Jeffrey Kaye, director of Layton Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Oregon Health and Science University, told The Oregonian, “The challenge now is to understand, at a scientific level, what elements of physical activity really do enhance brain function, and what level, what dose of activity is needed.”

Third-year College student Haley Carpenter has a family with a history of Alzheimer’s disease, which can be passed down from generation to generation.

“It’s been hard watching a family member struggle with dementia and the progression of Alzheimer’s,” she said.

But Carpenter said she remains optimistic that progress is being made in Alzheimer’s research, especially after learning about the benefits of exercise in her Contemporary Health Issues class.

“I already try to remain as active and healthy as possible and am glad to see my grandparents have incorporated daily physical activities such as biking and doing some weight training,” she said. “I do think adding more weight-bearing exercises like walking and running — if possible — could be beneficial as well.”

David Kekich (Living Healthy to 120: Anti-Aging Breakthroughs) is President/CEO of Maximum Life Foundation that focuses on aging research, a 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to curing aging-related diseases. For more information, visit: www.MaxLife.org. David contributes to our column Living Healthy to 120: Anti-Aging Breakthroughs. MaxLife is helping to make the anti-aging dream a reality with cutting edge Bio-Engineering research and products.

Overcome Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) Naturally

Has someone you care about recently been told it’s time to settle their personal affairs and start arranging for “long-term” care — all because of symptoms of Alzheimer’s?

If your life seems to be suddenly going down a road you don’t want to go down because of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, then STOP and turn it around.

There’s only one reason 50% of Americans are told they will have irreversible Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by the time they reach 85 . . . because it’s a BIG FAT LIE that’s sells more drugs!

Statistics like that are appalling because they’re nothing but ignorant predictions based on the absurd assumption people aren’t going to find their own cure for the problem.

Truth is Big Pharma would love to sell their Alzheimer’s drugs to everyone, if they could get away with it. They claim there’s no cure, because they don’t know the cause. Problem is they’re just not looking hard enough.

Just because your doctor is a “nice person” doesn’t guarantee he or she knows what they’re doing. There are a lot of well intentioned doctors out there that are nothing more than glorified drug dealers.

I know. It’s sad. But, what do you expect when only 3% of our medical institutions and universities don’t even offer nutritional and dietary courses? Medicine should be about healing, not money.

The fact is huge pharmaceutical companies currently fund many schools. Once funded, Big Pharma can influence the students, teachers and even the study courses.

“Despite the investment of hundreds of billions of dollars of research, not even a single degenerative disease has been cured in the last hundred years.” ~ Dr. Alan Greenberg.

So, once you get past the misinformation and lies, you’ll find relief that Alzheimer’s disease is NOT a drug deficiency or the inevitable “longterm” sentence it’s being played out to be.

Discovering The Truth about AD

The cause of Alzheimer’s is suspected to be a combination of poisons from vaccines, pesticides, herbicides, heavy metal amalgams (dental fillings) and artificial food additives (known to be neurotoxins), all coming together at once.

Frankly, it’s no wonder we’re seeing an explosion of neuro-degenerative diseases! Consider all the carcinogenic and excitotoxin Americans are exposed to Americans these days.

IF people keep taking drugs to treat simple nutritional imbalances caused from toxic exposure, then 50% or more of Americans will wind up institutionalized in some government funded “long term” care ward for Alzheimer’s victims — maybe even before they’re 85 years of age.

Here’s Where Your Brain Needs To Focus . . .

Alzheimer’s disease has a root cause just as everything does; it’s an inescapable the law of cause and effect.

It’s a simple concept when you think about it. Problem is most “Big Pharma-trained” doctors haven’t a clue how to find the root cause of anything. Not that they couldn’t, it’s just that they’re not inclined to. Most doctors just “react” to whatever effect, or symptoms, you may be complaining about by writing up another prescription or recommending surgery.

That’s typical Westernized medicine in a nutshell.

Getting To The Root Of The AD Problem

The main complaints from Alzheimer’s patients are loss of clear thinking, creativity and mental function. Once you lose your ability to reason, you’re in serious deep water.

When a doctor can’t find the root cause of a health problem, they always treat the symptom and a symptom is just an effect, not the cause.

It’s no mystery why mainstream media isn’t advertising a real solution for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It’s the same reason why Big Pharma isn’t investing in a natural cure: there’s simply more money and power in just treating the symptoms.

If you want to find the cure for Alzheimer’s disease, first you need to look for the root cause. So, let’s put on our detective shoes and see if we can get to the bottom of all this.

Nothing threatens your freedom more than this disease. Read on to learn what you can do!

Normally, when all systems are “Go,” your brain and nervous system are continuously sending electrical signals throughout your entire body. As it turns out, your body is 75% water for a good reason. Water is a conductor of electricity if it contains trace minerals, called electrolytes. Every electrolyte carries an “ionic charge” that’s either negative or positive.

You have about 50 trillion cells that are in constant communication, as long as there is plenty of minerals and water flowing around to produce enough energy.

It’s common knowledge that your mental and motor functions depend primarily on all your cells transmitting and receiving information in the form of energy.

As far as your brain is concerned, all energy is information. The more energy, the better the communication. The better the communication, the healthier you are.

That’s how you see, feel, touch, smell and move around and think. It’s all about communication.

Alzheimer’s Disease Is A Communication Breakdown

All your cells are electrically charged. Your Red Blood Cells (RBC) carry a small “negative ion charge.”

As long as they carry this “ionic” charge, they are able to bounce off each other and more rapidly deliver helpful oxygen, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to all 50 trillion of your cells.

Healthy Red Blood Cells (RBC) also cleanse your body of acid waste, toxins and carbon dioxide.

Once they lose this electrical charge, then they start clumping together in clusters, literally collapsing in on their selves and creating dangerous blood clots, which can scar brain tissue and become plaque.

The simple lack of healthy water can cause Alzheimer like symptoms. Given time, these clumps of dirty Red Blood Cell (RBC) clots ravage your brain as oxygen, minerals and nutrient levels plunge.

Your Thirsty Brain

A simple case of chronic dehydration threatens all body functions, including your heart, brain and immune system, meaning it is of primary importance to preventing or curing Alzheimer’s disease.

Without adequate water, all of these sensitive body systems will slowly degenerate as toxic build-up destroys your nerve and circulatory system, cell by cell.

To discover the root cause of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), we must be concerned with how to first stop it before we can begin to heal brain damage. Proper hydration is a vital key.

As you know, your brain is the master control center for everything. Here is an interesting fact:

If you’re an adult your brain weighs about 3 pounds and 85% of it is very similar to seawater in composition. That figures out to 2.4 pounds of water. If seawater weighs about 8 pounds a gallon, then your brain needs exactly one third of a gallon of “electrolyte” rich water.

Keep in mind, water without minerals (A.K.A. electrolytes) can’t carry an “ionic” charge and would be useless to any neurons and other signal dependant cells.

Ions are essential to life. Sodium, potassium, calcium and other ions play an important role in the cells of living organisms.

Two times Nobel Prize laureate Linus Pauling showed that 90% of all degenerative diseases are triggered from mineral (electrolyte) deficiencies. (Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease).

There’s no doubt if you suffer from brain dehydration, you will also have a mineral (electrolyte) deficiency, which can literally shut down your Central Nervous System (CNS), which your brain is naturally a major cog of.

Considering the rest of your healthy body is only 75% water, it’s becomes obvious why your brain, being 80% water, is more dependent on water than any other part of your body.

The vital water bathing your brain cells depends on large amounts of oxygen rich blood to provide minerals and nutrients to create “cerebrospinal fluid” (CSF). This cerebrospinal fluid is higher in sodium than potassium because sodium is vital for neuron activity1.

Could the root cause of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) be from long term dehydration and mineral deficiencies?

The answer is Yes!

Breaking Through The Blood-Brain Barrier

Your brain is pretty well self-contained compared to the rest of your body.

There are special cell membranes that protect your brain from any sudden changes in blood chemistry, acidity or alkalinity (pH). Your brains capillary walls are perfectly sealed by a special cellular filter called the “blood-brain barrier.”

One of the limitations with synthetic drugs is the blood-brain barrier keeps them out. It’s a good thing, too.

However, certain natural plant sourced nutrients, mineral ions and amino acids are allowed to pass through making accelerated healing possible using a few natural remedies.

The problem with drugs and other toxins is they damage the blood-brain barrier trying to break through the capillary walls. The result is microscopic bleeding, which ends up as scar tissue, or “plaque” from the blood clotting process.

It’s this “plaque” that is found present in so many different neurological problems like Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease and epilepsy, to name a few of these devastating diseases.

The more dehydrated a person is the more likely microscopic bleeding will cause further scaring.

So, now you can see another reason why proper hydration is “at least” a helpful preventative to Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Proper hydration is vital for maximum brain health. Now, let’s discuss some other “less obvious” factors which can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

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  • Aspartame, an excitotoxin that kills brain cells.
  • MSG, another excitotoxin that kills brain cells.
  • Methyl alcohol, a byproduct of aspartame that kills brain cells.
  • Formaldehyde, another byproduct of aspartame that kills brain cells.
  • Mercury destroys neuron fibers. Many researchers, with good reason, feel that the actual cause of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is due to toxic metal that leaches from mercury-silver amalgam dental fillings.
  • Aluminum is a protoplasmic poison and a deadly, persistent neurotoxin. Since 1934, aluminum hydroxide has been used as an additive to boost the immune response from vaccines.
  • Statins block the cholesterol nutrient necessary for proper neuron and synaptic signaling.

The Natural Solutions I’ve Found

If I were to put together a food support protocol for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), I would consider using all of these:

    • DHA, also known as Omega-3 Fatty Acid Docosahexaenoic Acid, comprises 40% of the polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in the brain. DHA deficiency is associated with cognitive decline2.

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Huperzine A is believed to work in a manner similar to some prescription drugs for treating symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease: increasing the level of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine by blocking its breakdown.

  • Alpha lipoic acid (ALA): alpha-lipoic acid might delay the onset or slow down the progression of the disease.
  • Huperzia serrata: In the late ’80s, a research team found that Huperzine-A, an extract of the ancient Chinese herb Huperzia serrata, easily goes through the blood-brain barrier and stops AChE (an enzyme) from destroying your precious acetylcholine.
  • Acetylcholine: Although the course of Alzheimer’s disease is unique for every individual, AD is caused by reduced synthesis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
  • Phosphatidylcholine: Choline containing phospholipids are essential for the integrity of the cell membrane.
  • Daffodil extract (galantamine) suppresses the death of brain cells3.
  • Lipoic acid increases acetylcholine (ACh) production.
  • Vitamin C may help reduce risk of Alzheimer’s by 78%4.
  • Magnesium depletion, particularly in the hippocampus, appears to represent an important pathogenic factor in Alzheimer’s disease5.

These are a few potential cures I’ve found in a relatively short period of time. So, never give up hope.

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is considered a progressive neuro-degenerative disorder that destroys human memory and brain function, social communication skills and the ability to carry out every day activities. Leading experts predict if ignored, more than 16 million Americans will suffer from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by 2050.

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the Number #4 Killer of Americans, causing over 100,000 deaths each year in the USA alone. Currently, AD patients occupy more than half of all nursing home beds.

The solution exists. You simply need to believe in it enough to find the right one for you.

So, keep in mind that “you were born to heal!”

References:

1)     Harrington MG, Fonteh AN, Arakaki X, Cowan RP, Ecke LE, Foster H, Huhmer AF, Biringer RG: Capillary Endothelial Na(+), K(+), ATPase Transporter Homeostasis and a New Theory for Migraine Pathophysiology.
2)     Lukiw WJ, Cui JG, Marcheselli VL, Bodker M, Botkjaer A, Gotlinger K, Serhan CN, Bazan NG. pmid=16151530 (2005 October). “A role for docosahexaenoic acid-derived neuroprotectin D1 in neural cell survival and Alzheimer disease”. J Clin Invest. 115(10): 2774–83.
3)     Tariot PN, Solomon PR, Morris JC, Kershaw P, Lilienfeld S, Ding C. A 5-month, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of galantamine in Alzheimer’s disease. Neurology 2000;54:2269-76.
4)     Source: Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; USA Today, Posted 1/19/2004 10:01 PM
5)     Magnes Res. 1990 Sep;3(3):217-8. Magnesium depletion and pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. Durlach J. SDRM, Hôpital Saint Vincent de Paul, Paris, France. PMID: 2132752
Martin Jacobse, a hearing and speech specialist of 30 years, was first inspired by the natural home remedies used by his Cherokee Grandmother. He has since expanded his interests into naturopathic, alternative and energy medicine. Excited to share his findings and close the gap between the medical profession and natural home remedies, Jacobse found a passion as an independent medical researcher and ghost writer, dedicating his life to getting the word out as a consumer health advocate for Barton Publishing. Jacobse spends his free time practicing the healing art of magnetic Qigong, publishing books and enjoying the quiet of a small horse ranch near the Tonto National Forest in Arizona.
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Alzheimer’s, Forgetting the Elderly

In the wisdom literature of the Old Testament, there is an ancient allegory about aging:

“Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, ‘I find no pleasure in them’ – before the sun and the light and the moon the stars grow dark, and the clouds return after the rain; when the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men stoop, when the grinders cease because they are few, and those looking though the windows grow dim; when the doors to the street are closed and the sound of grinding fades when men rise at the sound of birds, but all their songs go faint… then man goes to his eternal home and mourners go about in the streets.  Remember him – before the silver cord is severed… and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.”  Ecclesiastes 12:1-7

It takes a couple of times reading through this for the allegory of aging to really come alive. Notice the picturesque descriptions of:

  • Hearing loss
  • Loss of vision
  • Fewer teeth
  • Physical weakness
  • Not being as mobile as in earlier years

The allegory describes an aging body and the painful process when the mind and senses fade.

Time is a key theme in Ecclesiastes and the one thing medicine cannot cure. Science cannot tame or stop the biological clock. For centuries, people have sought the fountain of youth, but it most certainly does not exist.

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A “sound mind” is clear of fear. There is no benefit in fearing whatever we dread. Face it. Surrender. Trust God for help to overcome.  Peace of mind is worth it.

Yet, God is the beginning and the end and is present at both times and each moment in between. Typically, the mind is the last to go, but Alzheimer’s is increasingly rearing its ugly head.  2 Timothy 1:7 tells us that “a sound mind” is a gift from God. Yet, there is more at work here —far more. Every dimension of human life is inter-related: physical and emotional, emotional and mental, mental and spiritual. With regard to mental and spiritual dimensions, it is impossible to precisely discern where the one stops and the other starts.

Since ancient days, those who bear the image of God (human beings) have been the targets of the enemies of God. The first thing we learn about the devil in the Bible is not that he’s powerful; it’s that he’s crafty: “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made…” He threw up a cloud of confusion at Adam and Eve spiritually: “Did God really say…?”  (Genesis 3:1) He’s been doing it ever since.  It’s not true that all mental problems are demonic in nature. However, some mental problems are demonic in nature, springing up from spiritual and emotional root causes.

In the case of Alzheimer’s, Dr. Henry Wright in his book “A More Excellent Way,” writes about Alzheimer’s as a result of white corpuscles congregating at critical nerve junctions of the brain:

“Whenever I find white corpuscles attacking the body and not doing what God created them to do, I have, without exception, found various degrees of self-hatred and guilt.”

Because root causes are emotional and spiritual in nature, cures for this and other ailments are not to be found in a bottle. Science and profitable pharmaceutical companies are quick to look for and generate miracle drugs, placing false hope in things like gene therapy. We live in a culture that lies to people about who they are; youth are celebrated, the elderly are stripped of their value and purpose in society.  More and more people are aging here in a society that says they have no value any more. When people reach a stage of being unproductive and a greater cost to society, the result is a loss of self-worth, self-hatred and guilt from being a burden.

The fact that there is a greater incidence of Alzheimer’s today reveals there are causes today that were not experienced in earlier generations. We could quickly make a case for eating healthy brain foods like fish, because they are high in selenium. People with selenium deficiencies tend to suffer greater mental problems and be more susceptible to depression and dementia. We know there are other foods and vitamins that improve memory function:

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