What the Alzheimer’s ‘game-changer’ REALLY means
You’ve seen the hype: There’s a “breakthrough” new Alzheimer’s drug so promising that it could get rushed into the express lane for fast approval.
And sure enough, the numbers look great.
Heck, even I was excited when I read that high doses of this drug slowed the rate of cognitive decline in dementia patients by 30 percent.
But then I dug into the details.
What I discovered isn’t the dementia-beating miracle that Big Pharma is promising.
I uncovered that this study is the industry’s version of a crooked street-corner shell game!
In a “gold-standard” study, you’re supposed put one set of patients on the treatment and the other on a placebo. Both groups have to be equal: They have to have the same number of people in the same stages of the disease with similar risk factors.
That’s just the basics.
Imagine a study on soap. It would be cheating if one set of patients started out with cleaner hands, right?
Well, that’s what happened here -- one set of patients started out cleaner.
They had cleaner BRAINS – and wouldn’t you know it? They were the ones who got the drug.
But researchers didn’t stop there.
Folks with the APOe4 gene -- which can more than DOUBLE your dementia risk and cause the disease to progress faster -- were plucked out of the high-dose group because of concerns that the drug might cause brain swelling.
But they weren’t removed from the study completely: They were given placebos, guaranteeing that the supposed “control” group would be FULL of patients who would get worse faster.
The deck was stacked.
Naturally, Big Pharma is busily trying to spin the numbers to make the med look marvelous. But in reality, this is just mathematical smoke and mirrors hiding yet another dementia-drug defeat.
But that doesn’t mean that you have to accept Alzheimer’s as part of your future.
Mainstream treatments might be coming up empty, but you’ve still got options… if you’re willing to look outside the box.
If you or a loved one are in the early stages of cognitive decline, two quick actions can slow or even stop this disease.
First, load up on brain-boosting nutrients including vitamin D, vitamin B12, and omega-3 fatty acids.
And second, visit a holistic medical doctor who can test for and treat the “hidden” factors behind dementia, including metals exposure, viral infections, toxins, nutritional deficiencies, and vascular issues.