Rigorous program against Alzheimer’s disease show improvements in the symptoms of 9 out of 10 patients.
A small study shows evidence of improvement in symptoms of the Alzheimer’s disease victims particularly those at the early stages. Nine out of ten participants of the rigorous program to improving symptoms of Alzheimer’s showed reversal in symptoms. The participants were at a different stage of the disease. The study targeted multiple elements at the same time which resulted in putting a halt in the decline of the affected. Multiple parameters that were addressed collectively were blood vitamin D levels, using supplements of docosahexaenoic acid which is a fatty acid used to bridge the broken circuits in the brain, fasting to affect insulin release and optimizing gut health.
The results of the study were published in the journal Aging. The study emphasized that if the parameters were to be addressed at the same time, it can prove to be beneficial for patients at the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia worldwide which occurs in patients above the age of 45. Genetic factors are very important as 15% of all the cases are familial.
Grossly, the brain becomes shrunk particularly the cerebral cortex and hippocampus. The cerebral cortex is connected to various other parts of the brain which form vital connections that send information. It also receives and processes the sensory information, controls the motor system of the body and deals with the perceptual experience of the world. The hippocampus basically is concerned with long term memory.
According to the study there are around 36 factors which should be taken in to consideration for improvements or even reversal of symptoms which have been broken in to seven for anyone looking in to giving Alzheimer’s a fight.
First is good gut health. Adding prebiotics, probiotics and fermented food may help prevent inflammation of the gut.
Second on the list is to fast strategically. The strategy would be to have a three hour interval between dinner and bedtime and a twelve hour break between dinner and breakfast. This way the body during the breaks will begin to break the beta-amyloids which deposit in the brain as part of the pathogenesis of the disease.
Third, docohexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements.
Forth is to avoid any source of heavy metals. Two on the list tuna contains mercury and aluminum containing deodorants.
Fifth, cut out on simple carbohydrates.
Sixth on the list is sleeping adequately.
Seventh, hormones replacements for imbalance may affect the brain whereas, stress hormone cortisol is also responsible for damaging hippocampus.