The Alzheimer’s cure Big Pharma doesn’t want you to find out about
It’s probably what we fear the most.
Slowly losing our memories, forgetting the names of our kids, losing touch with life.
We see people with Alzheimer’s disease on television, in the movies, and often in our own families. And it’s terrifying.
And the disease is on the rise, in a really scary way. That makes Alzheimer’s drugs a big opportunity for Big Pharma. But so far…nothing.
Billions have been spent on developing these new drugs. But experts say they have only “worsened the patient’s symptoms” when tested on them.
But all this time other researchers have been busy looking at what might actually prevent the disease in the first place. And even ways to help those who already are showing signs of dementia.
It’s not a drug or a vaccine.
It didn’t cost billions or take years of research, and there are no side effects!
The best part is, you can start right now, without a prescription or single doctor’s visit.
Food for thought
Recently, scientists announced that they may have finally discovered the secret behind what causes Alzheimer’s patients to lose their ability to remember.
Researchers from Penn State University think that the brain plaques in those with Alzheimer’s trigger overproduction of a chemical in the brain that causes the memory loss.
And they can’t wait to start developing drugs that might “fix” this.
Other scientists are working hard on a vaccine that would wipe out the brain plaques. So far, the vaccine “fix” hasn’t worked on people who have the disease, but not to worry… The plan now is to see what happens if they start vaccinating people in their 40s and 50s!
But there has also been other research going on. And it’s not about drugs.
Recently two big doctors in the field of neurology got together and looked at all the studies that have been done for the past 12 years about how diet can both lower your risk of the disease and even help those who already have it.
And what they found was amazing.
First, B vitamins — folic acid, B6 and B12 — can improve mental abilities in those who are having problems with their memory and understanding things.
But most exciting was how the “Mediterranean diet” can help those with Alzheimer’s. Numerous studies have shown it can not only decrease the risk of the full-blown disease for people who are already showing signs, but even for those who are healthy!
Traditional Mediterranean fare includes lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, fish and small amounts of meat and milk, not too many sweets, and healthy fats — mostly the kind that come from olive oil and fish.
The doctors looking at this research also found that studies show omega-3 fatty acids — the kind you can get from certain fish and nuts — can slow down the signs of Alzheimer’s and that regularly eating blueberries and strawberries can “delay symptoms.”
So what’s being done with all these exciting discoveries about how we may be able to prevent this terrible disease?
So far, not much.
The doctors who analyzed all these studies said they are currently looking at ways to “teach people about these brain-healthy dietary strategies.”
They also said that doctors are busy and may not have the time, or be “comfortable” telling patients what to eat.
Are you kidding me? Docs can be “comfortable” prescribing dozens of risky drugs to a patient but are uneasy about recommending blueberries or strawberries!
And those studies the doctors reviewed are just the tip of the iceberg about how these foods can help!
So while billions are being spent on developing more and more drugs for Alzheimer’s, it just might be that the best way to ward off this mind-robbing disease has been available in your neighborhood supermarket all along.
“More data on diet and dementia” Bret S. Stetka, MD, Richard S. Isaacson, MD, Hilary P. Glazer, MD, June 4, 2014, Medscape, Medscape.com
“Alzheimer’s vaccine to be taken from age 40” Kimberly Gillan, June 5, 2014, Health Hub, health.msn.co.nz
“Secret behind why Alzheimer’s patients cannot make new memories discovered” Sarah Knapton, June 13, 2014, The Telegraph, telegraph.co.uk