Alzheimer’s Disease Hope!

Probably the number one disease feared most by my patients over age 50 is Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s disease is now the third leading cause of death in the United States following heart disease and cancer.

There are approximately 5.2 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and it has been estimated that as many as 45 million of the 318 million Americans now living can develop Alzheimer’s disease during their lifetime if no prevention is instituted.

The major reason my patients have fear of Alzheimer’s disease is there has been no treatment and no cure for it over these last many years. There are currently a few drugs for this condition but I have never seen these drugs be of significant benefit. In fact until recently there was very little objective testing that could determne that was the correct diagnosis for a patient. Now with special contrast MRI’s and certain findings in spinal taps, along with cognitive testing, a definite diagnosis can usually be made.

This is very unlike cancer and heart disease for which we have lots of tools to diagnose, and to treat both these conditions. It is also of note that most patients with cancer or heart disease are on several medicines and are asked to implement lifestyle changes in order to help their disease. So I wonder why the drug companies think they can find one “magic bullet” to reverse Alzheimer’s disease?

Because so many my patients over 50 are complaining of mild memory problems it stirred me to do more research into what could be done to prevent it and maybe even to reverse Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and early Alzheimer’s disease?

I am delighted to tell you that my research led me to a study by Dale Bredeson, MD, from UCLA that has now shown that Alzheimer’s disease can be treated and in fact in the small study that was done it was reversed in nine out of 10 patients on the treatment protocol! These nine patients got so much better that they were able to go back to work.

The amazing thing about his study is that no drugs were used. Instead careful metabolic evaluations were done and the treatments were primarily integrative medicines such as herbs, vitamins, and other nutritional supplements along with lifestyle changes, yoga classes, meditation classes and other natural therapies.

This is obviously extraordinarily exciting to me as an integrative physician for the treatment of a condition which up until now has been almost hopeless.

In his article, Dr. Bredeson himself says “That suggested that a broader-based therapeutic approach, rather than a single drug that aims at a single target, may be feasible and potentially more effective for the treatment of cognitive decline due to Alzheimer’s”

He went on to say “The current, anecdotal results require a larger trial, not only to confirm or refute the results reported here, but also to address key questions raised, such as the degree of improvement that can be achieved routinely, how late in the course of cognitive decline reversal can be effected, whether such an approach may be effective in patients with familial Alzheimer’s disease, and last, how long improvement can be sustained.”

Dr Bredeson named his protocol for cognitive impairment the “MEND Protocol”– Metabolic Enhancement for Neurodegeneration.

After reading these articles I was extremely excited to begin addressing these issues in my office with patients who were experiencing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or early Alzheimer’s disease.

Because there are so many variables involved in the metabolic evaluation that was done in Bredeson’s studies, it would involve a lot of testing initially and I was going to organize a team of people in my office to help in the evaluations. This would not only be extensive but could be expensive.

In researching the MEND protocol further I discovered a relatively new company called MUSE laboratories.

MUSE laboratories allow me as a physician to collect blood tests and other tests including metabolic and genetic testing, MRIs of the brain, and cognitive testing and send it to MUSE lab for computerized evaluation on the primary metabolic and other imbalances in that given patient.

They then send me back a series of recommendations for not only lifestyle and diet but also nutritional supplements including doses, which as a physican I can implement with my patient.

The patient can also sign up for the MUSE laboratory protocol support system, where for four months they talk to a health coach on a weekly basis, to make sure they are implementing all the changes that have been recommended. That helps me to supervise and direct the treatment without having a whole team dedicated to give weekly support to patients for whom all of will be a very new approach to improving their health.

Dr. Bredeson’s research that has shown Alzheimer’s disease is not just really a single disease but consists of at least three distinct subtypes. These subtypes are directly addressed in the MUSE protocol. You can read more about it in this article.

In summary, Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is no longer the one-way street that it has been for so long. Now with Metabolic Enhancement and evaluation and the use of integrative therapy techniques this condition can actually be reversed! This brings great hope to the patients and families of older people with Cognitive Issues

I’m so excited to share this information with all my readers and patients.

I’m looking forward to implementing the MEND protocol in my own practice immediately.

By way of reminder, I wanted to let you know again about the big online webinar that starts on Today Monday July 25, that I announced in last week’s newsletter.

Every day for a week, new thought leaders in the field of Alzheimer’s will be interviewed about their recommendations and their research findings. This entire webinar is free for you to listen to, or for you to buy and download for listening at your leisure. I’m delighted to say that Dr. Bredeson will be one of the people interviewed, as well as my longtime friend Dharma Khalsa,MD, who will speak on the value of a specific yogic meditation that his research has shownn to be helpful with Alzheimer’s disease.

I look forward to staying in touch with all of you about these very exciting developments in the treatment and reversal of the disease that has long been considered untreatable.

Dr Soram

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References

Alzheimer’s disease consists of three distinct subtypes, according to UCLA study

Reversal of cognitive decline: A novel therapeutic program

Reversal of cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease

Memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s reversed for first time

Hydrogen Peroxide vs. Bleach: Which is the Better Household Cleaner? And is There an Even Better Option?

Chlorine bleach household cleaners are often the most toxic chemicals found in homes yet most popular in America. Bleach is added to everything from toilet bowl cleaners and counter sprays to dishwashing liquid and laundry detergent. Of course, it’s also often used straight out of the bottle for an endless array of cleaning purposes.

The benefit to chlorine bleach is that it’s very effective in killing germs like viruses, bacteria and fungi. But the benefit does not come without a price. It resides as residue on all surfaces you use it to clean, it goes into your home’s air that you breathe, affecting your lungs, and it’s absorbed very quickly into your skin and your family members’ skin by everything you touch that was cleaned.

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Lumps and Bumps to Watch Out For: Detecting Cancer & Other Health Issues

detecting cancerCancer experts recommend regularly checking your body for lumps or bumps that appear out of the ordinary. Should you discover something that may be, in fact, cancer finding it early will give you the best chance to overcome it.

Here’s a breakdown of what to keep an eye out for.

Breast Lumps

Experts recommend that women do a breast self-exam once a month to check for anything out of the ordinary. Feel for distinct lumps along with areas of “thickness,” skin redness, distension, dimpling or pitting, asymmetry, pain, nipple inversion or unusual nipple discharge.

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10 Riskiest Foods Revealed Which Foods are Most Likely to Make You Sick?

foodMassive egg recalls in past years, prompted by thousands of cases of Salmonella poisoning, is now safely behind us, but there are still foods lurking in your supermarket that have the potential to make you sick.

Food-borne diseases cause an estimated 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths in the United States each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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SUBJECT: The most misunderstood, cruelest and costly of all diseases…

Alzheimer’s disease is becoming epidemic in our world today. It is one of the only diseases in which there is no way to diagnose it early, or to treat it once it is diagnosed with current medication, let alone prevent it.

I am very excited to let you know that in the next newsletter I will be sharing with you a new protocol that has reversed Alzheimers disease in 9 out of 10 patients and 90% of this treatment comes from the world of integrative medicine!

In the mean time I wanted to let you know about this upcoming free webinar series on Alzheimers diease and encouraging you to watch it if there is anyone in your circle with this problem.

I am especially interested in day 2 where my friend Dharma Khalsa, MD is interviewed and talks about the work he has done with meditation and reversing Alzheimer’s disease.

Another interview that I’m extremely excited about is with Prof. Dale Bredeson from UCLA. It is his work that has shown the reversibility of Alzheimer’s disease. As mentioned, I will be talking to you about his work in my next newsletter.

What follows is copy from the company that is putting on the webinar along with the opportunity to you to sign up, for free, to listen to the interviews day by day. Or if you’re interested hearing them at your leasure, to buy the interviews as downloads or CDs:

Are you concerned about brain health? Or, of one day not recognizing your closest friend?  If so, or if you care about friends and family members dealing with poor brain function, don’t miss The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Summit. Brain disorders, including memory loss, are fast becoming the single biggest health problem in the world.

WHY ATTEND?

This event represents a unique opportunity to discover how to prevent, slow down and even reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Join us to find out what you can, and should, do before memory loss is irreversible–because taking action now is the key to protecting your brain health and overall wellbeing!

Register for FREE now at this LINK:

Own all of the expert talks to watch at your own pace, by Clicking Here:

Did you know?

• Every 3 seconds someone gets diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia
• Dementia starts in the brain 30 to 50 years before symptoms appear
• Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death
• The average burden on families dealing with late-stage dementia is $300,000
• 46+ million people are losing their minds (this will double every 20 years)
• The “silent epidemic” of early-onset dementia is on the rise

The 2016 Alzheimer’s & Dementia Summit is online and free from July 25 – August 1, 2016!

Register for FREE at the this link today:

Own all of the expert talks to watch at your own pace by clicking HERE:

I’ll see you at the summit!

With good wishes for your health,

Dr Soram


The Food Revolution Summit

I get asked questions all the time from patients and readers about food and concerns about food for their families. “Should I go Paleo or should I be a Vegan?” is a common question. Now there is an online Summit to help you answer these questions for yourselves.

Are you worried about what’s happening with our food? About the pesticides and GMOs in meals your family maybe eating, and how they might affect you in the long term? Now finally there is a Food Summit to help you answer these questions for  yourselves and it is FREE !

The summit has already started when you read this, so please sign up now!

The statistics show an alarming rise in health issues that parallels the spread of harmful chemicals in our food supply.

The good news is: there are so many ways to eat deliciously and see your health improve—if you know what to watch out for.

Check out the Food Revolution Summit here.

The food industry has hijacked the marketplace and processed junk food is pretty much everywhere. Even many so-called “natural” foods actually turn out to be hazardous to your health.

And now we’re even seeing genetically modified ingredients showing up in “health” foods, even those labeled “all-natural”!

Enough is enough!

From April 30- May 8, my friends, John and Ocean Robbins, are interviewing 25 of the top doctors,activists, and scientists in the food world — including speakers like Christiane Northrup, MD; Mark Hyman, MD; Joel Fuhrman, MD; Jane Goodall Ph.D; David Perlmutter, MD; and Vani Hari.

You can get it all online,from anywhere on earth — for no cost. You’ll discover tips and tools to keep you and your loved ones healthy for life. So if you want to feel good about your food, enjoy more energy, vitality and increased immunity, this is the place to be!

When it comes to your health and the lives of those you love, the time to get informed and take action is NOW. And this is the place to do it.

Check it out and sign up for the Food Revolution Summit here.

I’ll see you there!

Dr Soram

P.S. Remember, The Food Revolution Summit is free! Now you can enjoy inspiration and support from the top 25 food experts, showing you how to eat safe, healthy and delicious food.  I hope you’ll join me! Just click the link to reserve your spot and get the truth about the connection between food and your health.

Diabetes and Your Oral Health: Facts You Need to Know

Nearly 24 million Americans have diabetes, 6 million of whom have not yet been diagnosed. Another 57 million suffer from pre-diabetes, which often progresses to the full-blown disease, and many of these people are also unaware they have the condition.

When you have type 2 diabetes, your body either does not make enough insulin or your cells become resistant to it. This means that when you eat, sugar from your meals builds up in your bloodstream because there isn’t enough insulin to remove it and transfer it to your cells.

The resulting high blood sugar that often occurs in diabetics is associated with a range of health complications, some of which you may not expect. In fact, one of the most often overlooked health issue that occurs alongside diabetes is gum disease … and this can be a very serious issue for your overall health.

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Spring Cleaning for Your Body: 10 Steps to Detoxify and Get Healthier for Spring

Traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, the ancient healing system from India, both recommend springtime as the ideal season to detox your body. The rebirth of nature that happens during this time harmonizes with a cleansing and renewing of your body. Plus, some of us tend to get lax about our diets and exercise routines during the cold winter months, which means come spring we’re ready to come out of hibernation.

Why Do You Need to Detox?

Modern living isn’t exactly pure. Every day we’re exposed to chemicals in our food and water, pollution in our air, and emotional stress in our lives. Over time, these toxins accumulate in your body and can manifest as insomnia, fatigue, digestive problems, aches and pains or even chronic disease.

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Nine Uncommon “Green Leafy Vegetables” Worth Trying

Bok choyYou hear it virtually everywhere these days: eat more green leafy vegetables. And with good reason; leafy greens are among the most nutritious of all vegetables, offering major benefits to your entire body, including your brain, your bones and your heart, while helping to prevent cancer, detoxify your body, boost your immune system and give your more energy. Not bad for a bowl full of greens!

However, most Americans are not eating enough of these incredibly healthy foods. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that less than one-third of American adults eat the amount of fruits and vegetables the government recommends, despite the fact that diets rich in these healthy foods are known to prevent disease.

Give These Uncommon Greens a Try

If your diet is lacking in healthy greens, or if you’re looking to experiment with a tasty and healthy side dish tonight, the following greens deserve a spot on your table. They’re incredibly good for you, low in calories, easy to prepare and, best of all, they’re delicious.

Amazing Facts about U.S. Homes, Mortgages & Homeowners, Plus the Most Common Home Styles

home ownersBuying a home is an integral part of American culture, and ranks way up there on most people’s idea of the “American Dream.” Echoing this, the United States has about 3.75 million homes for sale, and nearly 69 percent of Americans are homeowners, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The average purchase price for a single-family home went up over 14% in December 2015. The average price in your market area matters most! By example the average price was $214,000 in July, 2014, up 13.5 percent from a year prior versus in October 2006 was $306,258, according to the The Federal Housing Finance Board. Although the market has been improving clearly most home owners are still challenged with their homes not being at the price level they would like while many first time home buyers still struggle with finding affordable housing due to the increases in other inflation based costs yet while mortgage rates are going up the deflation trends due to such factors as gas prices should begin to free up more financing..

For instance, average families who live in the middle income areas like Dupage County, IL, and earn the county’s median income of $72,400, could not afford to purchase a single-family home at the median 2006 rate in the area, $343,500. Today they could be struggling with “getting bank approvals” and per government guidelines at the current median rate level of $214,000.

 

 

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