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Discussions Health, Mind & Body Alzheimers & Dementia Dementia &Alzheimers

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  • #673607
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    Desi

    If that is right, Bill, how come one member of a family develops the disease and not the others?

    #673609
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    drlivingstone

    As one whose first wife had Alzheimers for over 10 years I don,t believe itAnd I joined Alzheimers Canterbury and received real practical advice & support.A lot of charlatans out there trying to capitalise on peoples fears.

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

    #673611
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    majorminor

    #33 there is no 2 family members on identical lifestyles, diet and stress, so therefore it is a waste of energy to expect the same results from any step/process.

    #34 believe it or not Doc health is an individual responsibility – you cannot ‘do it’ for anyone else. Yes there are Charlatans out there and that is why one has to do the research and trial and error for oneself.
    Because something works for me there is no surety that it will work for you – buyer beware. But make sure you avoid the Allopathic viewpoint – take ‘A’ and it will fix ‘B’ – that is a path for being ripped off.

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    #673613
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    majorminor

    While on the subject, there is an amount of data that shows aluminium being implicated in Alzheimers, and the standard kiwi reaction is ‘ oh i am alright i use all stainless for cooking pots.’
    While i am not pushing that aluminium causes Alzheimers, just as i would not push that sun causes cancer, it is an area that needs a closer look when one considers;

    often the following have aluminium in some form:

    Sunscreens
    Cosmetics
    Baking soda/powder – one of those, i usually mix them up
    and a biggie – vaccines have it as one of 3 common adjuvants

    and that is off the top of my head – i am sure there are more.

    So couple that with artificially trying to lower cholesterol, and it seems to me that it is asking for problems with brain function, and with other lifestyle factors, leading to Alzheimers/Dementia.

    For heaps more info on memory aspect check out spacedoc here;

    http://www.spacedoc.com/lipitor_thief_of_memory.html

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    #673615
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    drlivingstone

    mm,I know full well about health being an individual responsibility. I was diagnosed with MS in 1984 in the days when there was no MRIs or other modern diagnostic tools.It took nearly8 years to be re-diagnosed by a great NZ professor in his field with the condition I have for the rest of my life being managed by injections plus.. I /worked from a wheelchair/scooter for three years in between.

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

    #673617
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    BillH

    Desi: I think majorminor has answered your question (036) 😉 Doc: if you have a look at “Terry Wahls” you will find it interesting and could be of some help. 8)
    How many know that one of the “free flow agents in “table salt” is an aluminium product. 🙄
    All of us may get some ideas from “Fat Sick and Nearly Dead” 😉 (Joe Cross):D He says that we spend the first forty years of our lives trying to kill ourselves and the next forty trying to stay alive 🙄 I think he might have something there:lol:

    #673619
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    majorminor

    and have come across this today;
    C&P
    Aluminum shows up in vaccines in many forms – like aluminum phosphate, aluminum hydroxy phosphate sulfate and aluminum hydroxide, to name a few. It works as an “adjuvant” to stimulate your immune system’s response to the virus in the vaccine. The problem is … aluminum is a particularly dangerous neurotoxin. It has the ability to slip past your body’s natural defenses and enter your brain – potentially causing brain damage … Alzheimer’s disease … dementia … convulsions … and coma. Human and animal studies have shown that aluminum can even cause nerve death.

    Seems to me Russian Roulette has been taken to a new level. 😯

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    #673621
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    BillH

    The way I see it, a heck of a lot hangs on cholesterol. When a doctor tells you that you have high LDL cholesterol and that you should cut out saturated fats and butter and eat margarine instead, then prescribes a statin drug the following could be the result: Firstly there is no such thing as LDL cholesterol. Cholesterol is cholesterol and LDL is a protein that carries cholesterol to areas of inflammation to repair damaged cells. Cholesterol is made from saturated fats, not man made partially hydrogenated fats that are on the shelves in the supermarket. (these cause inflammation and are one of the main reasons why we have inflammation to begin with) Statins stop the manufacture of cholesterol in the liver at it’s start, thereby effecting many other enzymes one of the most important being Co-enzyme Q10. Co-Enzyme Q10 is needed for muscle development ( the heart is a muscle) = muscle and joint pain, also, and this is where things really get mixed up, the brain consists mainly of cholesterol, low cholesterol = memory loss, hostility and suicide tendencies. Most of our hormones are made from cholesterol. without cholesterol we can’t synthesize vitamin D, without vitamin D we can’t absorb calcium = back pain and bone degeneration. As we grow older we need cholesterol for an antioxidant.
    A good insight into "The Cholesterol Fraud " can be found at "Statin Nation" and "I have High Cholesterol and I Don’t Care"
    To make sure that I have plenty of good cholesterol I Have a diet of pure virgin coconut oil, butter, meat with the fat on, chicken with the skin on, free range eggs, oily fish, plenty of veggies right from the garden dress my salads with pure virgin olive oil and plenty of cream on my stewed fruit and porridge; with plenty of exercise I have never felt better

    #673623
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    Maebh

    My 93 year old friend and landlady died very recently. She had advanced Dementia and was very frail. After her last hospital admission, her family were happy to come across a Dr who was quite honest with them about her fraility and the path she was on.
    They agreed on and opted for just keeping her pain free and comfy…if she wanted to, and could, eat and drink, then she could have whatever she wanted. If she didn’t…so be it. Her meds were stopped and her caregivers looked after her tenderly till she died peacefully during the night.
    That’s as it should be…not this ‘treat at all costs’ culture that seems to be the norm in some institutions.
    Dying and death are part of our life cycle…whatever the cause. Best thing we can do is live life to the fullest while we can.

    #673625
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    majorminor

    Came across this today;

    High sugar intake can exert a toxic effect on mental health by causing insulin and leptin resistance; suppressing activity of a key hormone called BDNF, which is critically low in depressed patients; and promoting chronic inflammation, which is thought to be a primary cause of depression

    Previous studies have also shown that aspartame has a detrimental effect on your brain function, neurological, cognitive, and behavioral health

    Genetically engineered foods, as well as the herbicide glyphosate—can significantly alter your gut flora, thereby promoting pathogens while decimating the beneficial microbes necessary for optimal mental and physical health

    and so got to thinking:

    if aspartame has a detrimental effect on your brain function
    if Statins lower cholesterol in the Brain
    and lump those together with heaps of sugar that appears in just about all processed food, is it any wonder that mental health suffers.
    Of course adding GMO into the mix can only make a bad scene even worse. 🙄

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