By Steven Horne
Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease of the central nervous system characterized by mental deterioration. Neurons in the brain that produce a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine are destroyed by free radical damage. Most of the remedies listed here are more for prevention than they are for a cure. Most herbal and nutritional remedies will slow the progress of Alzheimer’s, but may not completely halt or reverse the progress of the disease.
High levels of aluminum have been found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, but most experts now agree this is not a cause of the disease. However, it is still wise to protect the body from this heavy metal by avoiding aluminum cookware, especially when preparing acidic foods like tomatoes. Also avoid antiperspirant deodorants that contain aluminum compounds and baking powder with aluminum.
To prevent Alzheimer’s eat good fats and avoid bad fats. Minimize exposure to alcohol, tobacco and environmental toxins. Eat generous servings of fresh fruits and vegetables every day and stay mentally active.
Once Alzheimer’s has started, antioxidants can slow deterioration. Mind Max may be helpful in enhancing cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients. It may also be helpful to improve circulation to the brain and chelate toxic metals by doing an Oral Chelation program.
Herbal Formulas: Ginkgo & Hawthorn Combination
Herbs: Green Tea Extract, Ginkgo Biloba
Nutrients: 7-Keto, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin B-12, Lecithin, MSM, Co-Q10, N-Acetyl Cysteine
Nutritional Supplements: Vitamin B-Complex, Balanced
Essential Oils: Lemon, Clary Sage
Nutraceuticals: Super Antioxidant, Brain-Protex w/ Huperzine A, DHEA-F (Women), DHEA-M (Men), Mega-Chel (MC), Heavy Metal Detox, Focus Attention, Focus Attention Powder, Thai-Go®, Mind Max™, AnxiousLess
Key Herbs: Bacopa (Water Hyssop), Ginkgo, Gotu kola, Rosemary, Tea
Key Nutrients: Alpha Lipoic Acid, Co-Q10, DHA, DHEA, L-Glutamine, Magnesium, MSM, N-Acetyl Cysteine, Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids, Potassium, SAM-e, Vitamin B-12, Vitamin B-3 (Niacin), Vitamin B-Complex
Dementia is a loss of cognitive and intellectual function, without the loss of perception. Symptoms include disorientation, impaired memory and judgment, and a loss of intellectual capacity. It may be caused by toxins or diseases of the brain. The following remedies may be helpful in preventing, slowing the progress of, or helping the body reverse the process of dementia.
Herbs: Ginkgo Biloba, Gotu kola
Nutrients: Omega-3, N-Acetyl Cysteine, DHA
Essential Oils: Rosemary, Wild, Peppermint, Frankincense
Nutraceuticals: Mega-Chel (MC), Brain-Protex w/ Huperzine A, Mind Max™, Krill Oil with K2, Solstic Cardio
Key Herbs: Bacopa (Water Hyssop), Ginkgo, Gotu kola, Rosemary, Sage
Key Nutrients: Alpha Lipoic Acid, DHA, L-Arginine, Magnesium, N-Acetyl Cysteine, Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids,Vitamin B-Complex
(Products in bold print for both Alzheimer’s and Dementia are key products suggested by Steven. Other products are complementary products to use with key ones.)