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Reversing Alzheimer’s

Is this possible ? draw your own conclusions

According to research Alzheimer’s is now to be looked upon as a form of Diabetes of the brain. They are now beginning to classify it as Type III Diabetes.

Type I diabetes is a condition in which the insulin producing cells of the pancreas are damaged and do not produce enough or any insulin whatsoever(usually people are born this way and so it is by default called Juvenile Diabetes).

Type II diabetes is the condition where the pancreas produces sufficient insulin but the cells of the body have become insensitive to it and do not respond. This condition is usually caused by excessive sugar/starch in the diet of the victims.

Type III diabetes/alzheimers then is the condition of insulin insensitivity of the brain. That is, the insulin receptor sites on neurons are not functioning correctly and cannot adsorb glucose properly and so Alzheimer’s is a disease of the energy depletion of the brain that will ultimately result in brain death unless aggressive intervention is pursued!
Neurons, unlike every other cell, lack the ability to store energy and so any interruption in energy supply quickly results in damage. A neuron at best has on hand merely a two or three minute supply of glucose. Neurons cannot be regenerated after about the age of two, so any brain cell death is tragically not reversible.

It is widely known that the only sugar a neuron is capable of using for energy is glucose, but what is not widely known is that there are two other fuel sources that neurons can utilize without depending upon the insulin response. They are the amino acid l-glutamine, and ketones.

An excellent source of dietary ketones is coconut oil, and in fact there appear to be many claims of reversing alzheimer’s disease using coconut oil. A Doctor, Mary Newport, from Florida, is among these claimants and is currently writing a book about how this food helped her husband.

L-glutamine is an amino acid that the brain can also use for fuel and is readily available in capsule and bulk form supplements. It is brain fuel and also enhances brain function by removing ammonia(ever had foggy thinking?), and is the precursor to two key neurotransmitters.

Although neither is a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease(how do you restore damaged insulin receptor sites is still a mystery, if indeed it is even possible) they should both be able to reverse the symptoms if incorporated into the diet by supplying brain energy through another metabolic pathway. Simply maintaining a high protein diet will increase the amount of glutamine in the body.

In theory, if you were to provide the victim with adequate calories( replacing 2,000 calories of glucose) using ketones and glutamine, Alzheimer’s would halt and restoration of brain function would be fully complete to the exclusion of permanent damage already done to it. And so an early response will limit damage, the earlier the better, best yet to stop eating sugars,rice, potatoes, grain products, and eat only healthy foods before you develop Alzheimer’s?

Avoiding a diet high in both complex and simple carbohydrates will prevent type II and III diabetes. But there are also two natural substances that the consumption of which improves insulin sensitivity once the damage has already been achieved.

R-lipoid acid
Both of these substances are claimed to enhance insulin sensitivity, each by 30%.

With these weapons in your arsenal you should be able to greatly mediate, reverse, or avoid deterioration.

Coconut oil to supply ketones as an alternate fuel for the brain. Supplement with l-glutamine also as another non- insulin dependant energy source. Consume some vinegar daily(or consume a serving of alcohol if the liver is functioning well), and start supplementation of R-lipoic acid to enhance the brains insulin response, and increase the adsorption of glucose by the brain.

It is interesting that it is suggested that the insulin insensitivity of the brain in Alzheimer’s is the result of brain inflammation. If this is true, and it makes complete sense, then the receptor sites are inhibited(the shape has been altered as to be non-functional) as a result of the chemical environment of inflammation, then if you remove the inflammation the function( shape/functionality) of the receptors may be restored, and the disease may be cured? Glutamine absolutely reduces brain inflammation by neutralizing ammonia. If the ammonia build up is the primary cause, then the cure may be very simple and natural.

And it does appear that there is a strong correlation between elevated ammonia levels in the victims of Alzheimer’s. One theory is suggesting that a bacteria migrated to the brain is the cause for this. In any event, the strong anti microbial action of coconut oil, combined with the ammonia neutralizing effect of glutamine seems a very promising and possible total solution.

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via Reversing Alzheimer’s | Energy Medicine and Health.

via Reversing Alzheimer’s | Energy Medicine and Health.

Stories about the Irish hospital system- Diabetes in Crisis

Diabetes services are in crisis, with complications, such as amputations, at a record high, Diabetes Action has claimed.

New figures from the HSE show that in 2010 and 2011, there were 781 diabetes-related lower limb amputations, a 20% increase on the previous two-year period.

Some 190,000 people in Ireland have diabetes and according to the advocacy group, the condition is now the single biggest cause of amputation, blindness, kidney failure and stroke. Yet the HSE is ‘amplifying this public health disaster’ by failing to fill essential posts and make retinal screening available, despite the fact that funding has been available for this since 2010.

Commenting on the figures, consultant endocrinologist, Dr Kevin Moore, described leg amputation as the ‘greatest measure of failure in the treatment of diabetes’. However, he noted that this ‘occurs daily in our hospitals‘.

Furthermore, every week in Ireland, someone with diabetes goes blind as a result of related eye disease, diabetic retinopathy. And ‘promised advances’ in paediatric services to increase the availability of insulin pumps to young children ‘haven’t materialised’.

Dr Moore insisted that the HSE is failing people with diabetes ‘on every front’ and despite some work being done in this area, there has been ‘no impact on health outcomes’.

“Footcare, eyecare and paediatric services have all been funded in successive HSE Service Plans since 2010, however, of 16 footcare posts, nine remain unfilled, the promised retinopathy screening programme has stalled and paediatric nursing and dietetic posts in Cork, Limerick and Galway have not even been advertised,” he said.

Meanwhile, speaking about plans to move some diabetes care from hospitals into GP surgeries, Dr Moore insisted that this would ‘not be safe or acceptable until essential services, such as retinanl screening, are in place’.

“Most GPs are not trained in managing these complex aspects of diabetes care,” he said.

Also commenting on this issue, Dr Anna Clarke of Diabetes Ireland, said that while the government’s policy on chronic illnesses is based on integrated services, none of the elements required for this in the area of diabetes have been delivered.

She also believes that the HSE’s plan to hire 17 diabetes nurse specialists to support integrated care – mainly primary care – could backfire.

“Most nurses applying for these posts will come from the hospital system and because of recruitment embargos they won’t be replaced when they leave. The posts may strengthen certain pilot primary care initiatives, but they will ultimately weaken already deficient services in hospitals where nursing posts will vanish,” Dr Clarke insisted.

Diabetes Action is calling on the Minister for Health to ‘show leadership and insist that the HSE deliver on its commitments’.

via News stories about the Irish hospital system.

via News stories about the Irish hospital system.

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