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Alzheimers

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss. It is estamated that 50 to 80 percent of those with dementia will have Alzheimers. It is not the only cause of memory loss. It usually occurrs after age 65. Alzheimer's worsens over time and is a progressive disease. The medical industry offers no cure for Alzheimer's disease.

1. "Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks...Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Those with Alzheimer's live an average of eight years after their symptoms become noticeable to others, but survival can range from four to 20 years, depending on age and other health conditions." http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_what_is_alzheimers.asp

2. This web PDF article http://www.hdfoster.com/sites/hdfoster.com/files/users/user6/Foster_Alzheimers.pdf  by Harold Foster discusses the effects of aluminum in relation to Alzheimer's disease. This site has discovered research to substantualte that claim. See our page on Aluminum.   Mr. Foster states that aluminum inhibits three enqymes which cause an injury to the brain resulting in Alzheimer's.

3. "Oxidative stress has been implicated in mechanisms leading to neuronal cell injury in various pathological states of the brain. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive disorder with cognitive and memory decline, speech loss, personality changes and synapse loss...Alzheimer's disease, in fact, involves a chronic inflammatory response associated with both brain injury and beta-amyloid associated pathology...These findings have offered new perspectives in medicine and pharmacology, as molecules inducing this defense mechanism appear to be possible candidates for novel cytoprotective strategies. In particular, manipulation of endogenous cellular defense mechanisms such as the heat shock response, through nutritional antioxidants or pharmacological compounds, represents an innovative approach to therapeutic intervention in diseases causing tissue damage, such as neurodegeneration. Consistent with this notion, maintenance or recovery of the activity of vitagenes, such as the HO gene, conceivably may delay the aging process and decrease the occurrence of age-related neurodegenerative diseases." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=repair%20brain%20injury%20herbs

 

 
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