How to Reverse Alzheimer’s – Update

I want to see a connected and progressive future for Australia, where we harness our greatest natural resources: sun, wind, and brain power.  Cate Blanchett

Alzheimer’s is fast becoming an epidemic.  Researchers at UCLA successfully reversed Alzheimer’s  in 9 out of 10 patients, within 6 months.  Their memory improved and six people resumed their careers.  The program called “MEND” (Metabolic Enhancement for NeuroDegeneration) includes changes to sleep, diet, plus regular exercise  to improve the critical balance necessary for brain plasticity.

An article by Denise Dador of ABC7.com reported that, “It’s not a drug; it’s not a procedure; it is a novel, comprehensive and personal approach to treating memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s.  UCLA researchers spell out exactly what can be done to reverse what the disease does to the brain.”

Here’s a snap-shot of some quick and easy steps to reverse Alzheimer’s:

Avoid gluten and processed foods
Increase non-farmed fish intake
Do Yoga and exercise regularly to reduce stress
Meditation 20 minutes at a time, twice a day
Take Melatonin at night
Get more sleep at night
On a daily basis take the following:
Methylcobalamin (a form of vitamin B12)
Take daily doses of Vitamin D3
Consume Fish Oil daily
Avoid simple carbohydrates

Many people don’t realize what simple carbohydrates are and how dangerous they can be.  Simple carbohydrates are more refined than complex carbohydrates and are generally found in foods with fewer nutrients.  They are less satisfying and lead to cravings.  They are also more fattening, can be difficult to digest, and therefore contribute to deposits of belly fat.  Stress creates cortisol which also accumulates as belly fat.  Here are examples of some simple carbohydrates:
• Fruit juice
• All Baked Goods made with white flour or “wheat” flour
• Bread made with white flour or “wheat” flour
• Pasta made with white flour “wheat” flour
• Cake, Cookies, Doughnuts, and Deserts
• Most packaged cereals
• Table sugar
• Corn syrup
• Candy
• Soda pop, such as Coke®, Pepsi®, Mountain Dew®, etc.
• White rice
• Crackers
• French Fries
• Chips
• Soda

In greater detail, here is the MEND protocol followed by one female client aged 55:

(1) Fast for a minimum of three hours between dinner and bedtime,
Fast for a min of 12 hours between dinner and breakfast;

(2) Eliminate simple carbohydrates and processed foods from diet;

(3) Increase consumption of vegetables and fruits,
limit consumption of fish to non-farmed, and eliminate meat;

(4) Exercise 4-5 times per week;

(5) Take melatonin 0.5mg po qhs, and sleep as close to 8 hours per night as schedule allows;

(6) Reduce stress with meditation and relaxation (20 minute twice a day);

(7)Take methylcobalamin 1mg 4x/wk and pyridoxine-5-phosphate 20mg each day;

(8) Take citicoline 200mg each day;

(9) Take vitamin D3 2000IU per day and CoQ10 200mg per day;

(10) Take DHA 700mg and EPA 500mg twice per day;

(11) The patient’s primary care provider also prescribed bioidentical estradiol with estriol (BIEST), and progesterone; and,
worked with her to reduce her bupropion from 150mg per day to 150mg 3x/wk.

“UCLA researchers say the findings suggest at least early on, changing a person’s metabolic processes can bring back memory and cognitive function.  Six of the patients of the patients in the study who had to discontinue working were all able to return to their jobs. Study authors say some patients were followed up to two and a half years and the memory improvements remained.”

Other scientific studies determined that Iodine is deficient in 40% of western people due to extensive sodium bromide flour whitening, chlorination and fluoridation. These chemical processes displace Iodine from cells and thyroid hormones. To properly absorb iodine, you must have Selenium and Boron. Iodine can be found in walnuts, seaweed, Selenium is found in broccoli, spinach, garlic, and Boron is found in different nuts, beans and in grapes.

“Iodine deficiency is the most common cause of preventable mental impairment worldwide.”
Professor Michael B. Zimmerman, MD, Pieter L Jooste, PhD, Prof Chandrakant S Pandav, PhD

Vast deforestation, erosion, mono chemical fertilizers, and the prevalent mono-culture farming have depleted vital minerals from the soil. Modern industrial crops and factory farm animals are largely depleted and altered when it comes to mineral content.

Consuming raw vegetable juices and cooked vegetable broths would provide higher concentrations of minerals to our depleted bodies.  Ocean salt contains micro-elements without added aluminum, sulfites, sulfates, nitrates and other so-called ‘industrial improvements’. The importance of micro elements is becoming better understood.  Their deficiency can bring about different complaints including weakness, difficult recovery from illnesses, and chronic conditions.

Plans are underway to do larger studies using MEND as a therapeutic program.  Alzheimer’s is a harsh sentence for patients and loved ones.  If improved sleep, exercise, meditation, and adding nutrient-rich plant-based foods and trace minerals are the cure, these protocols could soon become the norm and be adopted by hospitals, special care and nursing homes for Alzheimer’s patients and people in general.

There are other scientific breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s research.  People have reversed Alzheimer’s by taking 3 T of Raw Virgin Coconut Oil per day.  Note that there can be risks involved with taking high concentrations of fat over the long term.  The American Heart Association and the USDA caution consumers against all tropical oils, including coconut oil.  I avoid it because heart disease runs in my family.

Recently, the Queensland Brain Institute in Australia has developed a promising treatment which clears the brain of the neurotoxic amyloid plaques responsible for the loss of memory and other cognitive functions associated with Alzheimer’s. They’re about one year away from moving into clinical trials.

The way I look at it, change starts with you.  I’ve already incorporated the MEND guidelines into my daily routine and take a daily supplement of Trace Minerals that include iodine.  One day, truly healthy practices will find their way back into the healthcare system.

Many people believe that stress is the source of all illness.  Indeed, in my work as a hypnotist, hypnosis clients can link their illnesses to underlying emotions.  I also channel higher guidance.  On one occasion, twenty Ascended Masters explained that there’s a memory in every kink in your body.  They told me this while they were putting me through hours of channelled Yoga.

Bruce Lipton’s work shows that our belief systems impact our very physiology.  You are what you believe!  This is why I use channelling, healing and hypnosis to improve people’s beliefs about themselves and their reality.