Alzheimer's

  1. Alzheimer’s ISN’T one disease – it’s SIX!

    [BREAKING] The REAL causes of dementia REVEALED

    Dementia is one of the most devastating and terrifying diseases of aging… and your doctor is utterly powerless when it comes to treating it.

    He can’t stop it...

    He can’t slow it down...

    And he sure is heck can’t cure it.

    But in a moment, I’ll give you what he can’t: REAL hope in the fight against cognitive decline, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

    You won’t want to miss this one, as new research CONFIRMS my science-backed approach to this disease!

    The No. 1 key to treating dementia

    The key to treating dementia successfully comes down to one, simple thing:

    It’s the recognition that dementia isn’t ONE disease.

    No, dementia is MANY diseases all together – which, in turn, means there can be different causes.

    And if you find the REAL cause, and you can find the REAL treatment!

    Indeed, the new study of more than 4,000 Alzheimer’s patients found that Alzheimer’s is actually SIX DIFFERENT diseases.

    If you’re a longtime reader of House Calls… if you’ve got a subscription to Health Revelations… and if you’ve stopped by to see me here at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine… this won’t come as news to you.

    I’ve said all along that this disease has multiple causes – and six is barely scratching the surface.

    But that’s also why I’ve been able to succeed where so many others have failed...

    I’ve been open to this idea, and it’s allowed me to recognize and treat many of the common dementia triggers.

    Here are some of the most common, or what I call the “Three Ms”:

    • Metals: Aluminum, cadmium, mercury, iron, lead and more can all end up inside your brain. It doesn’t take much; chronic exposure to even very low levels of metals can lead to accumulation and damage.
    • Microbes: Dementia can often be the result of undiagnosed infections – including the kind most doctors will never test for, much less treat. In 2015, for example, researchers found evidence of undiagnosed fungal infections in every single one of the 11 Alzheimer’s brains they examined… versus ZERO in non-dementia brains!
    • Medication: Many cases of dementia are actually a complete misdiagnosis. They’re caused by drug side-effects. Eliminating the med can often lead to a complete reversal of the “faux dementia”!

    Metals can be treated with detox and chelation, microbes can be defeated with infection-fighting therapies, and of course drugs can simply be removed and safely replaced with natural therapies.

    Speak to a holistic medical doctor to get all your options, and if you’re in the San Diego area, make an appointment to see me here at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine.

    Not in the area? I’m also available for advice by phone. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.

    And don’t forget to connect with me on Facebook!

  2. Alzheimer’s disease linked to ‘muffin top’ fat

    Could that ‘muffin top’ damage your brain?

    You try your best… but one day, it happens.

    Your belly fat has had enough of your belt and spilled out over the top of your pants.

    Yes, it’s the dreaded muffin top -- and it’s not just unsightly.

    It’s dangerous!

    New research exposes an unexpected risk of all that extra fat around your middle: dementia.

    The more muffin you’ve got spilling out over the top, the higher your risk of getting the disease.

    Maybe it’s time to update that old saying about junk food. A moment on the lips isn’t just forever on the hips. It could slip upstairs and drain your brain!

    None of this is too surprising, as excess body fat triggers hormone responses and insulin resistance that we know are bad for your mood and memory. And over the long term, obesity by itself and diabetes especially are both known dementia risk factors.

    But it’s not just too much fat that can hurt.

    It’s WHERE it’s located, too.

    The new study looked at what’s called your hip-to-waist ratio. For guys, the ideal ratio is a waist that’s about 90 percent of the hips. For women, it’s 85 percent.

    As the two numbers move closer, the extra fat cells can cause damaging inflammation.

    Inflammatory chemicals build up in your blood, where they can travel to your brain and trigger cognitive struggles, memory problems, and even dementia.

    And the other risks -- including metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and heart problems – rise as well.

    If you’ve never calculated your own ratio, you can do it right now in about two minutes.

    Use a cloth tape measure and wrap it around your middle right above your belly button. That’s your waist.

    Then, move down lower and place the tape measure where you’re widest, which is right around your hips and butt.

    If you’re looking at a 36-inch waist, your hips should measure 40 inches if you’re a guy and around 42 inches if you’re a gal.

    If your own waist-to-hip ratio is slipping… and your numbers are proportionately closer together than that… a little weight loss is generally the quickest way to bring it back in line.

    But it won’t always work. In older women in particular, the hormone imbalances that strike after menopause can cause fat to stick to your middle.

    In that case, you may need a little extra help bringing those hormones back into balance before your ratio improves. See a holistic medical doctor who can run some tests and help you decide on the best way to treat it.

    If you’re in the San Diego area, I can help. Make an appointment to see me here at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine.

    Not in Southern California? I’m also available for advice by phone. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.

    And don’t forget to connect with me on Facebook!

  3. Alzheimer’s drug ‘success’ comes at a price

    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...
  4. Alzheimer’s drug falls short, but natural therapies can help

    Alzheimer's drug FAILS... but you still have HOPE! It's another Big Pharma flop! A supposedly promising new drug to treat Alzheimer's disease just flunked in a major clinical trial -- a failure so big that the company that makes it lost 70 percent of its value practically overnight. Yet amazingly, even if the drug had succeeded, it wouldn't be what...
  5. Alzheimer’s stopped with olive oil

    All-natural secret can STOP dementia damage Is there anything a little olive oil CAN'T do? Some extra virgin olive oil and a sauté pan can transform lifeless veggies into a side dish everyone in the family -- even the picky one -- will love. But what olive oil does to your greens is nothing compared to what it can do...
  6. Sleep loss linked to Alzheimer’s damage

    Lost sleep can DESTROY your brain cells! There's nothing in the world quite like waking up on a lazy weekend morning after a full night of snoozing. No alarm clock. No appointments. No pressure... no stress... no problem! If only EVERY day could feel like that, right? Well, friend, life might be too busy to toss the alarm clock. But...
  7. Alzheimer’s damage slowed with grapes

    A grape way to fight Alzheimer’s You never know where the next great "medical miracle" will come from -- because sometimes, the CURES for today's most tragic diseases are found in the humblest of places. Take the latest research on Alzheimer's disease, one of the most devastating conditions facing older Americans. The drug industry has spent billions trying to cook...
  8. Alzheimer’s damage can be stopped

    Alzheimer’s damage in the brain can be stopped – because seniors who have the marks of the disease don’t always suffer the telltale memory loss.
  9. Senior moments not mild cognitive impairment

    Memory lapses or "senior moments" might feel like warning signs of dementia, but they're not. Four of five seniors who experience them will never develop the disease.
  10. Advanced glycation end products

    Grilling, frying and charring meats can produce a substance that damages the brain and may even cause cognitive decline.
  11. Daily sugar intake may cause Alzheimer’s

    Sugar can damage the brain, leading to the type of damage linked to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, schizophrenia and more, according to a new study.
  12. Oral bacteria one of the causes of dementia

    The same germs responsible for gum disease could play a role in dementia and Alzheimer's disease, according to new research.
  13. 1 in 8 seniors fighting memory problems

    New numbers show 1 in 8 Americans over 60 are battling brain fog. Here's your guide to making sure you're not one of them.
  14. Eating to avoid mild cognitive impairment

    You can protect your brain from dementia right now -- and all you have to do is commit to a healthy and delicious diet.
  15. Choline on your mind

    Some nutrients, like vitamin D, always seem to be making headlines -- while others, you just never hear about. Take choline, for example.
  16. The incredible shrinking brain

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    Now, a new study finds that the loss of brain mass found in Alzheimer's patients might actually be detectable up to a decade before the telltale signs of the disease appear.
  17. Statins: Not good for dementia, either

    Researchers have carried out a major review of the studies on this, and they've concluded that statins won't have any impact whatsoever on your Alzheimer's risk.
  18. Worried about dementia? Relax!

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    A study found that people who have less stress have a lower risk of dementia.
  19. Diabetes: Even worse than you thought

    The latest data links the disease to an increased risk of Alzheimer's, and shows how diabetes appears to help dementia take hold faster once it sets in.

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