Omega-3 fatty acids (FAs) are essential fatty acids.  This means that the body needs them for different functions, and they must be consumed as the body cannot make them from other sources.  Systems that are particularly dependent upon the availability of omega-3 FAs are the immune system, the cardiovascular system and the brain. There are […]

The Omega-3 Fatty Acid DHA Offers Protection Against Alzheimer’s Disease

July 12, 2022

One of the early findings in Alzheimer’s disease is that neurons or brain cells struggle to produce enough energy to function and thus begin to die off.  One of the definitive tests to help diagnose early disease is an FDG PET scan.  This test involves injecting a radiotracer glucose before obtaining a PET scan.  Healthy […]

Turning the Lights Back on in Alzheimer’s Disease

July 20, 2021

It Is Lifestyle Related and a Drug Will Not Fix It In what has become an all too familiar story, another drug trial failed to produce any important benefit.  Genentech recently announced that the phase II trial of their drug semorinemab failed to produce any measurable clinical effect in slowing the decline in cognitive function […]

Yet Another Failed Alzheimer’s Drug Trial

October 6, 2020

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

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

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

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

apoE is an apoprotein and one of its major jobs is helping to remove a major abnormal protein that is continually being made in the brain called beta amyloid, which when it is build up in the brain it is a primary mechanism involved in Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia By age 65 approximately […]

apoE4 and Genetic Mediated Risk of Alzheimer’s

May 25, 2018