Wondrous Roots Radio Notes - Protecting our brains - May 9, 2015
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SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015 – Becky finishes up her discussion of Alzheimer’s disease prevention and supportive ideas for those already affected. Drugs, foods, beverages, and medical treatments that can damage the brain and affect memory. Listener asks, “If food is the root of nutrition, why do we need to take supplements?” GOOD QUESTION!
FIRST, with regard to my continuation of things we can do to help PROTECT OUR BRAINS and avoid the development of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's.
EXCITOTOXINS - IN OUR FOODS AND VACCINES:
HOW VACCINES CAN DAMAGE YOUR BRAIN AFTER AGE 50: Another Reason to Avoid the Recommended Vaccines - by Russell L. Blaylock, MD
ASPARTAME, MSG, EXCITOTOXINS & THE HYPOTHALAMUS - by Russell L. Blaylock, MD
"HEALTHY FOODS" NOW CONTAIN EXCITOTOXINS THAT CAN LEAD TO BRAIN DAMAGE - Danica Collins -
EXCITOTOXICITY AND CELL DAMAGE - Science Daily - with regard to increased stroke, traumatic brain injury, and neurodegenerative conditions of the central nervous system, including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), fibromyalgia, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease.
HOW VACCINES HARM CHILD BRAIN DEVELOPMENT - Video presentation - Russel L. Blaylock, MD - in depth explanation of glutamate poisoning in the brain in response to inflammatory activity associated with vaccination.
YOUR BRAIN IN THE CLINICAL SETTING:
All set for your SCREENING COLONOSCOPY or other medical procedure? Know what you need to know before blissfully drifting off into La-La Land:
DOES MIDAZOLAM (VERSED) CAUSE RETROGRADE AMNESIA, ETC... from the Journal of Anesthesia & Analgesia
MEMORY NOT AS SHARP AS IT WAS? TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR MEDICATION LIST:
TEN DRUGS THAT MAY CAUSE MEMORY LOSS - Women's Brain Health Initiative
USING KETONE ENERGY TO HELP PREVENT ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND EVEN SLOW/REVERSE PROGRESSIVE SYMPTOMS - Check out this video regarding a doctor who used coconut oil in her husband with remarkable, fast results.
WONDROUS BOOK PIC ON THIS TOPIC: STOP ALZHEIMER'S NOW!
HIGH CONCENTRATION KETONE OIL - BULLETPROOF BRAIN OCTANE - 18% higher concentration medium-chain triglycerides than coconut oil
WONDROUS FOOD IN THE NEWS!
WHAT'S NEW AND BENEFICIAL ABOUT GARLIC - Great scientific informational page with some recipes included
EARLIER FILES USED IN THIS SERIES ON ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE PREVENTION (April 18 & 25):
I talked about my homozygous (double-gene) defect in MTHFR (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) A1298C that can predispose to higher risk for developing AD:
ASSOCIATION OF MTHFR POLYMORPHISMS WITH SUSCEPTIBILITY TO ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE - Clin Neurol Neurosurg, 2013, Sep
This type of genetic defect leads to lowered production of the neurotransmitters necessary for optimal brain health, particularly SEROTONIN:
HISTORY OF DEPRESSION AS A RISK FACTOR FOR DEMENTIA: AN UPDATED REVIEW - Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry Dec 2001
I talked about my mother's history of depression, PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder), my own struggle with PMDD and its relation to low SEROTONIN and its relation to depleted tryptophan. I fixed mine with 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan), an amino acid that increases serotonin levels.
PREMENSTRUAL DYSPHORIC DISORDER - Cleveland Clinic - Lynn Pattimakiel (scroll down to the "Neurotransmitters" section)
HORMONE DEFICIENCY AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE:
I talked about my mom's surgical menopause at age 40, with first signs 'n symptoms of Alzheimer's disease at age 49. Here are references to various hormones and their relationship to AD pathology:
THE NEUROSTEROID ALLOPREGNENOLONE IS REDUCED IN PREFRONTAL CORTEX IN ALZHEIEMER'S DISEASE - Biological Psychiatry - Dec 15 2006
DHEA-S PLASMA LEVELS AND INCIDENCE OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE - Biol Psych. 1999
PROGESTERONE AND ESTROGEN REGULATE ALZHEIMER'S-LIKE NEUROPATHOLOGY IN FEMALE 3X TG-AD MICE - Journal of Neuroscience - Nov 2007
MITOCHONDRIAL ENERGY DEFICIENCY AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE - Another problem in people with MTHFR defects like mine is a lower production of cellular - mitochondrial - energy. Like I "fixed" my low serotonin problem with the nutritional supplement 5-HTP, we can increase our mitochondrial energy production using nutrients such as CoQ10, various forms of l-carnitine, high dose riboflavin, lipoic acid, and more.
MITOCHONDRIAL ALTERATIONS IN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE - J Alzheimer's Dis. 2006, July
PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS AND MITOCHONDRIAL DYSFUNCTIONS - Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2012 Feb
GLUTATHIONE AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE - I keep saying I'm the Mitochondriac and Glutathione Girl!
THE EMERGING ROLE OF GLUTATHIONE IN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE - Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Dec 2013
Get your "glutathi - ON!" The orally absorbed form studied and found to be better taken up by the cells of the body than through IV glutathione treatments: S-ACETYL-L-GLUTATHIONE
ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AND ALZHEIMER'S RISK - probably NOT what you're thinking:
FINALLY, CANNABIS MEDICINE AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE - Don't FREAK OUT, I am referring to cannabidiold (CBD), a nonpsychoactive and LEGAL cannabinoid. We all make cannabinoids endogenously, and optimal health relies on them in many ways!
HERE'S AN INFORMATIVE SHORT BOOK ON CBD OIL: