Thursday, August 6, 2009

Therapies for Alzheimer's

If your loved one has Alzheimer's, or believed to have it, make sure to be advised by Physician. I would like to think you are seeing one that believes in natural approaches or at least open to them. You can always try to find a Naturopathic Doctor, they will have more insights to these treatments.
First if you do not have Alzheimer's but are worried about the Aluminum in the body. You can always start but drinking more Green juices. A green Juices is all Vegetables and Fruit that are green. (celery, spinach, green lettuces, avocado, zucchini, cucumbers, kale, leeks, broccoli, grapes, kiwi, Norri, kelp, asparagus, collards, cabbage, beet tops.) You can make you own combinations, but all of these will help to detoxify the body and blood, and help balance the PH, allowing the body to heal. I would recommend doing a juice fast once a week, to help replenish and detox the body from every day heavy metals. When you Juice fast the body still receives its needed nutrients, and also help the organs to rest from processing the "bad" in the body. In addition to that. Start them on a complete organic diet (start with dirty dozen). These contain more traces minerals that are beneficial to the brain, chromium, magnesium, selenium, and zinc.

If the symptoms of the disease have begun there are steps you can take. Since every degree of degeneration is different from person to person, please be evaluated by a qualified health professional. They can help you make the best decisions on which of these treatments are right for you.
As we age the digestive system has been so taxed that the ability to produce proper stomach acid is diminished. Look at healing this problem and eating foods according to proper digestion. If the digestion is lacking, we can not absorbs the nutrients properly. Vitamin B6 and B12 along with iron are commonly deficient in later years, these also effect the memory.

Some clients have also received injections of B complex. Injections are used so the vitamins are absorbed right into the blood and used according by the body. When oral B-complex is used you can not be sure how much is broke down for use. SAMe, S-adenoslymethionine, is also increased because it is a amino acid that is in virtually every cell of the body. Alzheimer's studies show this to be lacking in extremely low levels.

Lecithin, has a substance know as choline, can enhance production of acetycholine. In a past post you see how this helps with the neurotransmitters. Lecithin, can also help alleviate anxiety, a natural Valium if you will, minus the drug effects. This they see very helpful in the confusion that comes with the disease.

Things that maybe deficient and/or to increase are Magnesium, Selenium, Vitamin C, Zinc, Taurine, Melatonin, Omega-3's, natural hormones, Trytophan, and Tyrosine. There are many things that can be lacking and need increasing. Most of these can be balanced with the food choices mentioned above, and then increasing certain amino acids and enzymes.

You want to also look into a product by Life Extension Foundation called Cognitex. This is a combination of elements that are considered brain boosting, consisting of the much needed choline. Also vital for building cell membrane's in the brain. The product also contains vinpocetine which improves blood flow and utilizes oxygen to the brain.

As always, you have alternatives and choices in your health and wellness. This information is here to show you there are natural approaches and treatments. Before stopping or starting anything, be sure to have Physician on board will decisions.

Have a Healthy and Blessed day!!

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