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Proton pump inhibitors are one of the most broadly used types of drugs with over 15 million adults using them by prescription and many more using OTC forms.  As their use has become more long-term for many, several adverse effects have been associated including fractures, pneumonia, Clostridium difficile diarrhea, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), hypomagnesemia, […]

Yet Another Precaution with Proton Pump Inhibitors

December 4, 2019

Functions in the brain such as memory occur by large groups of neurons or nerve cells sending messages to each other.  They do this by sending a chemical signal called a neurotransmitter across the gap between each pair of neurons.  The neurotransmitter in the brain’s pathways that are affected first in Alzheimer’s Disease is acetylcholine […]

Alzheimer’s and Eggs

November 7, 2019

I tip-toe into this blog wanting to not seem like I am blowing my own horn.  Actually, I see it as a “teaching moment”. Talking with patients about the impact of lifestyle improvement they often ask me if I do that.  Regarding factors that are common to good health my answer is “of course”.  As […]

Do I Do This?….of Course

October 22, 2019

Perhaps one of the greatest worries of small plane pilots is engine failure.  When the engine fails to make the plane fly, a crash often ensues.  Some new research shows that the mechanism which causes brain cells to die off in Alzheimer’s disease is the failure of the cells “engine” called the mitochondria. (1) The […]

Brain Cells in Alzheimer’s Suffer From Engine Failure

September 26, 2019

Indigestion, IBS, Reflux Anxiety, Depression, Sleep Difficulty Eczema and Rashes Fatigue, Joint and Muscle pain/stiffness Gluten Sensitivity   We Now Have Answers Food sensitivities have been a controversial topic within medicine.  The opinions range from the idea that food sensitivities do not exist, to they are a significant potential cause of many health problems.  As […]

The Food Sensitivity Controversy

August 23, 2018

Lifestyle and diet changes can help prevent and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s A  study of 720 adults looking at the relationship between this measurement and risk of Alzheimer’s or dementia found that those with cell membrane levels of less than 5.7% had a striking 77% increased risk compared to those with levels >7.0% The […]

One Simple Measurement Tells So Much About Alzheimer’s/Dementia Risk

July 25, 2018

Lifestyle and Health Outcomes Risk of Chronic Disease Studies showing life expectancy to increasingly change based on how healthy your Diet and Lifestyle is   I was honored recently to have been invited as a guest to the Sixth Annual Whole Food Symposium at the Standard Process Nutrition Innovation Center.  The center is part of […]

The Best Science on the Impact of Food on our Health

July 11, 2018

The rates of Diabetes and Alzheimer’s have dramatically increased Diabetes is a major risk factor for Alzheimer’s  Eating high amounts of sugar correlates both with brain volume loss and impaired memory testing While the death rates from many chronic diseases have stabilized or declined over the past 2 decades, there have been 2 exceptions.  The […]

Striking New Data on Sugar and Alzheimer’s

May 31, 2018

Preventing and treating Alzheimer’s Diet and Lifestyle change preventing and reducing the Disease   …and Why Did We Get Involved with It? We are in an fast growing epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease and to date, there has been no way to slow it down or to effectively treat those in its path.  While strides have […]

What is the Bredesen Protocol for Alzheimer’s?

May 31, 2018

Approximately 1 in 3 adults have either one or two copies of the apoE4 gene and therefore are at increased risk of Alzheimer’s When the brain environment is “stressed”, β amyloid is produced causing this programmed downsizing by removing dendrites and thus connections to other cells which results in loss of some functions The apoE4 variant […]

More On apoE4 and Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

May 31, 2018