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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Friday, August 16, 2013

babies know best, cancer treatment may help


baby formula is the best thing invented or the worst thing
moms who cant breastfeed for various reasons have this option
baby formula

the problem is that it was and is way over marketed to new moms
its caused a lot of harm in years past in some third world countries
partly due to misuse and partly due to misconduct by the makers of
the formula

when i was in practice i was always a strong advocate of breastfeeding
babies are healthy
they tend to not be obese children and adults
they get held more often and due better because of this

now there is another reason for moms to breastfeed their babies
it doesnt make the babies healthier
it makes the moms healthier

moms who breastfeed their babies for longer periods are less likely to
get that awful disease
alzheimers disease

women who are pregnant for long periods of their life without long periods
of breastfeeding have an higher incidence of alzheimers disease

this all doesnt apply to women with a family history of alzheimers disease

it appears that women who breastfeed have a lower level of progesterone
and get the benefit of higher estrogen levels and benefit from better
glucose tolerance
both are associated with lowering the risk of alzheimers disease

so men we get left out in the deal
yes babies know best


bexarotene an anti skin cancer drug lowers beta amyloid and may be used
to treat alzheimers disease
other similar cancer drugs under development may work the same way and
are under study now in alzheimers disease

studies looking back at patients treated for cancer have found those
patients have a marked decrease in the incidence of alzheimers disease

a gene called cd33 produces rna that prevents the removal of this bad
beta amyloid has been discovered
a drug thats tested for treating acute myeloid leukemia inhibits this
cd33 gene  which may lower the risk for alzheimers disease by
allowing removal of the beta  amyloid

so there appears to be some hope in the future maybe from using
anticancer drugs to treat alzheimers disease


if you are female just breastfeed for a long time

the organicgreen doctor

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