REVERSAL OF COGNITIVE DECLINE IN
Are you experiencing Cognitive Decline and/or have been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s disease?
Pharmacological and Monotherapeutic approaches to Alzheimer’s disease to date have sadly not led to successful outcomes in the progression of this now epidemic and devastating disease. A better, more effective solution is urgently warranted.
Alzheimer’s Type 1– Ongoing Inflammation (Systemic inflammation due to a plethora of either physiologic, lifestyle or environmental drivers is leading to inflammation in the brain and resulting in degeneration)
Alzheimer’s Type 2– Trophic, decrease in supportive factors (Disorders like insulin resistance decreasing glucose uptake to the brain, Hormonal Imbalances i.e. Testosterone, Progesterone etc., Thyroid Hormone Issues, poor Fatty Acid Intake, Low Cholesterol, Neural growth factor, etc.) result in the brain having a lack of fuel and building blocks to thrive and hence results in degeneration.
Alzheimer’s Type 1.5– Glycotoxic (combination of Type 1 and Type 2). Commonly seen in long term type 2 diabetics that have not worked to improve or reverse their diabetes.
Alzheimer’s Type 3– Toxic Illness (one of the most common forms is chronic exposure to toxic chemicals including but not limited to aluminum, mercury, etc.)
It is critically important to point out that these processes can take between 10-25 years to start manifesting the hallmark symptoms of dementia/Alzheimer’s. What that means is that for someone who is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at 59, the metabolic processes that led to this devastating diagnosis started likely in their 20’s. This is very alarming! It means that amongst our younger generations there are millions of us developing the metabolic underlying issues that will eventually lead to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. There are some hallmark signs and symptoms we should all be very aware, as they might be the earliest indicators that our brain is headed for trouble. Unfortunately many doctors treat these as signs of normal aging, when we now know that none of us should be seeing cognitive decline and much less neuro-degeneration to the degree where it produces symptoms in our lifetimes.
The Systems Biology Approach, in a powerful study led by UCLA Neurologist and Lifelong Alzheimer’s Researcher Dr. Dale Bresseden MD in conjunction with tools acquired from the Institute for Functional Medicine (Aging, Sept 2014, VOL 6 No.9), was designed to address many of the root causes for the cognitive decline in these patients, instead of just addressing the symptoms or the consequences of the problem. In the first study, 9/10 Patients showed significant improvement both subjectively and objectively and continued to see improvement as long as they stayed on the program. A follow-up study showed improvement in 15 out of 16 patients; the patient with no improvement was a stage 4 Alzheimer’s patient who was too far advanced in the disease.
There is a lot we can do to help Alzheimer’s patients and to help ourselves to protect our brains from the risk of developing this devastating disease. It’s a great triumph for medicine.