What Would We Be Without Memory?
May 6, 2009 by Bob Livingston
Loss of memory is equated with dementia or Alzheimer’s. This is enough to terrify any soul.
My mother used to say that she could face anything but dementia. The way she would put it was that she didn’t want to lose her mind.
As little as we think about it, loss of memory will cut you off from life even though you may be physically healthy. So mental health is a serious private concern. In fact, it is paramount—and loss of memory is a tell-tale indicator that our world is changing. Figuratively, we are leaving flesh and blood and headed toward a vegetable. Love and affection will be gone. All of us know someone who has gone through this.
Dementia primarily hits men over age 65 and women over age 50. Commonly found in dementia suffers are deficiencies in thyroid hormones, growth hormones and sex hormones. Sex hormones are estrogen and progesterone in women and testosterone in men.
I hope everyone who reads this The Bob Livingston Letter and Personal Liberty Alerts who uses hormones, uses natural hormones. The natural thyroid hormone is Armour dessicated thyroid from the pig. Only alternative doctors prescribe natural thyroid as well as other natural hormones.
A word here about natural Armour thyroid hormone: One of my favorite researchers is the late Broda Barnes, M.D. His clinical work was greatly based on the thyroid. See his book Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness. Also, David Brownstein, M.D., in his book, The Miracle of Natural Hormones, established that natural hormone therapy is a miracle for many clinical health problems.
I have always been particularly intrigued with the direct connection of low thyroid function and heart disease. Since 40 percent to 50 percent of the population has low thyroid function, is it any wonder that so many people die of heart attacks?
Specifically, the researchers listed above discovered that improved thyroid function via natural thyroid hormone lowered and controlled cholesterol levels. But you know that big pharma wants you to focus on the symptom, cholesterol—not the cause, low thyroid function.
Doctors (allopathic doctors) are not trained to inquire into thyroid function or test for it. When they do test, their T4 blood test gives a distorted picture—most of the time failing to diagnose low thyroid function.
Somebody in the inner sanctums of "orthodox medicine" knows the direct connection of low thyroid function and heart disease, but the statin drug business is far more profitable.
But back to dementia: My belief is that a diet devoid of breads and sugars is important as we age. I especially believe in keeping the blood thin. Thin blood circulates and keeps oxygen supplied to the brain. You know that the blood naturally sludges as we get older and we need to keep it thin. I use garlic, gingko biloba, nattokinase and cod liver oil daily for blood thinners.
Well, what else? I put a lot of faith in phosphatidylserine, and my wife says that my amazing memory is hard to believe.
If you know that your memory may be slipping, then consider adding Piracetam, a derivitave of the amino acid GABA, which is one of the most important neurotransmitters in the brain.
Piracetam is classed as a drug even though it is more like a food supplement. Sound familiar? It is safe and non-toxic with no side effects. Piracetam is a proven memory enhancer. The literature says that it helps people to recover from strokes. It improves blood circulation and oxygen delivery to the brain—the very cause of dementia. Combined with phosphatidylserine (PS), it is powerful. The amount of Piracetam you take would depend on your doctor and your experience. It can be bought from a compounding pharmacy with prescription. Or you can get it at International Anti-Aging Systems. I am sure that I have gotten it from Europe without a prescription.