Alzheimer's Disease—The Curse of Modern Medicine
October 19, 2009 by Bob Livingston
Alzheimer’s disease is the curse of modern medicine.
In general, Alzheimer’s is beta-amyloid accumulations in the brain tissue. Amyloid is a microscopic protein fragment of a larger protein called amyloid precursor, or protein normally found throughout the body. In Alzheimer’s disease, this protein is processed improperly, creating a substance called beta-amyloid, which is toxic to brain cells. In a healthy brain, no problem—but in Alzheimer’s disease these beta-amyloid protein fragments accumulate to form insoluble plaques.
The mechanical breakdown of cognitive function is caused by malfunction of acetylcholine, the brain’s messenger molecule.
Acetylcholine is simply a brain neurotransmitter that is responsible for numerous functions including cognition and memory. An imbalance in acetylcholine affects negatively the nerve impulse that is transmitted between nerve cells.
Trouble is, the medical people don’t have a clue as far as therapy.
We place our confidence in natural nutrition that feeds and keeps the blood thin as we age, supplements such as ginkgo biloba, garlic, niacin, EDTA and nattokinase. An extra word about ginkgo biloba; this well-known and widely used herb is not only an excellent blood thinner, it is an anti-inflammatory because of its excellent circulation capacity. These are age-old blood thinners and nutrients. They are known quantities—just like the Biblical teaching that life is in the blood. "For the life of the flesh is in the blood…the life of all flesh is in the blood." Lev. 17 11:14. Life does not begin until blood becomes present in the embryo.
A product called phosphatidylserine (PS for short) can help reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s, as reported by James F. Balch, M.D., in his newsletter, Prescription for Healthy Living.
He writes that, "As long as you have plenty of PS in your bloodstream, your body automatically builds thousands of vibrant, healthy new brain cells at any age. In fact, PS is already reversing Alzheimer’s symptoms—not just in a few individual cases, but in scores of scientific studies by major institutions involving tens-of-thousands of patients."
PS can be ordered from a company that sells nutritional supplements, such as Health Resources™ (www.healthresources.net).
Dr. Johanna Budwig—the late German pharmacologist, chemist and physicist—discovered that the blood of a seriously ill cancer patient is deficient in certain substances and nutrients. It is lack of these nutrients that allows cancer cells to grow wild and out of control. The magic formula given in her classic book, Fats and Oils, is linseed (flax) oil mixed in a base of low-fat cottage cheese (sulphur-based proteins).
Since the brain is high fat we need balanced fat as in Dr. Budwig’s balanced fat of flax oil and low-fat cottage cheese.
Disturbance in fat metabolism (good fats) is the basis of all disease. This directly applies to heart disease and its attendant symptom of shortness of breath, according to Dr. Budwig. It is a documented fact that many people (especially heart patients) suffer from an oxygen shortage simply because they are deficient in oxygen-active lipids. Remember also that as outlined previously here, here, and here, a body slightly alkalized has much stronger oxygen carrying potential.
Bio-oxidation (oxygen sufficiency) of the cell is seriously inhibited in a malignant tumor. As bio-oxidation decreases, fermentation metabolism of the cancerous cell increases. Dr. Budwig wrote that virgin linseed oil (flax—cold-processed, unrefined, and additive-free) actually stimulates the bio-oxidation of cells and tissues and normalizes the important oxygenation processes throughout the organism. This would include the brain.
So we need the essential proteins (essential fatty acids) and the essential amino acids (proteins) which are present in low-fat cottage cheese.
Why the combination of both essential fatty acids and essential amino acids? The answer is that lipids (good fats) are only water-soluble and free-flowing when bound to protein, thus forming an electric counter pole to their protein carriers. This vitally important type of fat contains accumulated energy in its electron clouds.
The balancing of essential fats and proteins is essential to brain health as well as the entire body. For more information, read Dr. Budwig’s classic Fats and Oils.