He also published a paper 3 in the respected medical journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 1992, detailing how the presence of glutamine synthetase in the cerebrospinal fluid may be a potential diagnostic biochemical marker of Alzheimer's disease, as well as more than 100 other studies, 4 including a review of the relationship between mercury and autism, 5 and research showing how the chelating agent he developed, emeramide (NBMI), protects against the cytotoxicity of mercury.
“An urgent need exists to find effective approaches for Alzheimer’s that can arrest or reverse the disease at its earliest stages,” said Laura Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of gerontology and geriatric medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and one of the study’s principal investigators.
I think this could mean that the reason women don't experience as much cognitive decline in later years is because their brains are effectively younger, and we're currently working on a study to confirm that." Advertisement High-Fat Diet Helps Keep Your Brain Youthful While these findings are interesting, it is perplexing to speculate as to what the reason is.
Farmers and farmworkers growing our nation's food and the rural communities they live in have a right not to be exposed to chemicals linked to cancer, autism and infertility." — Kendra Klein, PhD, Friends of the Earth "This study shows that organic works," said study co-author Kendra Klein, PhD, senior staff scientist at Friends of the Earth.
Of the full group of study participants, eight percent were found to have substantial changes to their brains related to Alzheimer’s disease, yet had no diagnosis of the condition.
Recent research 11 by Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D., also highlights the value of DHA bound to phospholipids, showing this form may actually reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease in those with the apolipoprotein E4 (APOE4) gene, which lowers the typical age of onset of this degenerative brain disorder.
Coffee Polyphenols Shown to Prevent Brain Plaque and Tangles that Promote Alzheimer’s Disease Lead researcher, Dr. Iva Holmerova commented , “Cognitive decline is a feature of ageing, and although some changes can be expected in all of us, there is some evidence that diet and lifestyle may be related to cognition.” Epidemiologic findings show that regular, life-long moderate coffee consumption (three to five cups per day) is associated with a significantly reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Byron Caughey, Ph.D., from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, collaborated with researchers from Nagasaki University and developed a method to test brain and spinal cord fluid for the presence of prions in an effort to improve diagnosis of CJD in a clinical setting.8
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound responsible for marijuana’s psychoactive effects, may offer hope for treating Alzheimer’s disease, at least according to a study on mice.1 Rodents with a disease similar to Alzheimer’s were given a synthetic form of THC, which resulted in fewer lost brain cells, 20 percent less sticky plaques in the brain (which are linked to Alzheimer’s) as well as a boost in memory.
As noted by Perlmutter, even though there's no conventional treatment for Alzheimer's, research shows this devastating degenerative neurological disease can be effectively prevented by lowering sugar exposure, increasing exercise and improving the quality of your sleep.
Most recently, researchers warn that having elevated blood levels of the stress hormone cortisol can impair your thinking skills and memory over time.4,5,6,7 The researchers used the government-sponsored Framingham Heart Study database to identify more than 2,200 people who did not have any signs of dementia, and followed them for eight years.
According to the authors, “Our findings suggest that ketogenic diet intervention started in the early stage may enhance brain vascular function, increase beneficial gut microbiota, improve metabolic profile, and reduce risk for Alzheimer’s disease.” Lin also told Eurekalert,20