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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
please feel free to follow me along this path
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, July 29, 2016

alzheimers news-grapes of wrath


Alzheimer's Texas

inside red grapes red wine raspberries and dark chocolate is
a chemical called resveratrol

there is this barrier in the brain
called the blood brain barrier
that keeps chemicals and cells and infections out of the brain
like body guards standing at a gate not letting folks in
that dont need to go in

originally it was thought that the inflammation that triggers
the reaction in the brain that leads to alzheimers
was caused by substances inside the brain
now its thought that immune attackers may be coming from
elsewhere in the body doing some of the inflammation
via a leaking bbb blood brain barrier
eg some folks think that inflammation in our gut
may be one of the sources

a recent study showed that resveratrol increases a substance
called sirtuin 1
which increases another chemical mmp 9 in the spinal fluid
that makes the bbb block immune attacks against the brain
to keep bad things out

folks like me with the double apoe 4 gene
thats associated with the increased risk of developing
alzheimers disease
have a lowered sirtuin level
thus taking resveratrol by us affected folks may help

it appears that immune attackers may be one of or may be
the cause of alzheimers disease

so it seems by taking resveratrol
you may block the attackers
slowing down the onset or projectory of alzheimers disease

so add these foods in your diet
there is a lot of work being done to produce a pure form
of resveratrol that may work better

in the meantime
i am taking it every day
its also on the reversal of cognitive decline protocol that
i am on

plus it gives me another reason to drink a glass of red wine
each evening

it takes 1000 bottles of red wine a day to get enough
resveratrol to have this effect
so i also take the pill

lets put a boot to alzheimers

donate and or join my team organicgreendoctor
for the alzheimers texas williamson county walk on september 24th

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