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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, November 4, 2016

alzheimers news-yes i know about it


thats what i told them yesterday
when several people contacted me
about this story that was on nbcs today show
with dr bredesen from ucla

all the links about this protocol are on the above link

let me stop here
if you are a sibling of mine
i have encouraged all of you to get on this regimen
a cousin of mine
a nephew or niece of  mine
a great niece or great nephew of  mine
a son of mine
if you have someone in your family with alzheimers disease
take the time to read the above article
click on the two videos
especially the first one
the second is on the study i am being considered for
jump on board
do all these healthy things i mention below
even if you dont take any of the supplements

your brain will be the better for it
go back and read and watch the videos again

remember those of us who have the diease
have nothing to lose by trying it

i said to those who contacted me
i know all about it

i have been on the bredesen protocol for several months now
ever since it was published 2 years ago in the magazine

he has a 36 point approach to slow down cognitive decline
his study was on only 10 people with different amounts
of memory loss
from barely noticeable to full blown moderate alzheimers disease
the protocol only worked on 9 out of 10 folks
the one with moderate alzheimers disease showed no change

this goes along with what we know about this disease
by the time you reach this stage
you may have reached the point of no return

two of the folks were professionals
one a lawyer
the other a physician
both were at the point where they were going to have to
discontinue their profession
after being on the protocol for awhile several months
their memories improved to the point where they
were able to continue their careers

i looked at the protocol carefully
all 36 things
i realized that i was already doing the majority of them
so was everyone else who was taking good care of themselves
physically mentally spiritually

it did encourage me to check my hormone levels which were ok
my b12 which was way too low
as was my vitamin d3 levels
my homocysteine level it was way too high
all easily corrected with over the counter medicines

there were two items i couldnt do
omega 3 fish oil and coconut oil since it worsened my indigestion

the others i tolerated ok

so along with this protocol
again most of it is healthy stuff i needed to do better on
adding the aricept (donepezil)
my memory returned to a normal level last year
i think based on how i felt i did on my memory test two weeks ago
has remained there

was it the protocol
yes i think so
which parts
i think a lot had to do with correcting my abnormal levels of vitamins
doing all the healthy things i should have been better at doing
controlling my blood pressure my cholesterol
maintaining a normal weight
exercising regularly i was habitating it doing lots of gardening
doing ranch work
improved my sleep back to normal levels
learned to relax i think the aricept does that somewhat
i have no palpable stress
i am happy
i do stop and look inside frequently even when working in the yard
i stay active mentally doing this blog interacting with folks a lot here
and in real life and read books and lots of news articles and
medical articles
i eat a mind diet and am as i say a 90% vegetarian
i drink a glass of red wine a day
i dont use tobacco

so all those things are on the protocol
along with several supplements many of you recognize
like turmeric acid resveratrol coq 10 balance b 100 etc

so add all this up
yes i guess i am on dr bredesens protocol
most i was already doing
i contnue to take aricept (donepezil) to slow down symptoms
i plan to continue all this
if i get on the new treatment study with the new experimetal alzheimers drug
which is discussed in the second video

dr bredesen plans to do a much larger study at cleveland clinic
on a much larger group of folks
to look closer as to whether this protocol really works
whether in the long run whether it stops the disease
or just delays things for a long period of time

he also is commercializing it some
which i have no problem with i guess

my opinion
like aricept (donepezil)
i think it just delays the symptoms for a period of time
hopefully a long time
this disease will end up winning in the end
gaining some more time sure is worth it all

ms b i might make it to your high school graduation afterall

the organicgreen doctor

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