Alzheimer’s Latest World Research Conference Recommends LIFESTYLE CHANGES for Prevention

Among these eminent presenters were:

  • National Institutes of Health
  • Columbia University Medical Center
  • Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • University of California
  • Stanford University
  • University of Texas
  • Weil’ Cornell Medicine
  • Yale School of Medicine

There were five major categories of presentations that stood out from the research presentations.

  1. 1. Lifestyle modification
  2. 2. Neuroimaging
  3. 3. Blood-based biomarkers
  4. 4. Environmental factors (infections, medications)
  5. 5. Microbiota

Lifestyle; keep inflammation stressors down. This mainly applies to foods but immune challenges like molds, bacteria, viruses and fungi contribute to this as well. But let’s talk about sugar first. Sugar tastes great and we need glucose to survive but refined sugar, corn syrup, agave syrup, eating too many fruits will jam up your brain and body over years and inflame your brain causing dementia. We can survive without eating simple carbs. We NEED proteins fats and complex carbs(fiber) to survive and cannot go without them. But sugar, even fruit we can get by without it.

The newest brain research says, “Sugar stimulates systemic(includes your brain) inflammation” Man made fats and too much Omega-6 fatty acids cause inflammation and eventually rot your brain. Fried foods, margarine, canola oil, corn oil. Crisco shortening, sunflower seed oil are all GMO, high heat processed which breaks down the integrity of the fat molecule making it “bad”. Commercial baked goods from cookies and doughnuts to 9 grain breads all full of sugar and chemical preservatives we can do without. Medicines break down the brain too.

Harmless Zyrtec contains aspartate which “melts” your brain. So season after season of using OTC allergy meds like Zyrtec will lead to memory loss and possibly dementia. Make smarter choices, find out what triggers your allergies and avoid it or do a ‘detox’ program here at the office and desensitize your system using our special system based on Chinese Acupuncture points and cold laser stimulation. It’s not a cure but it helps tremendously with “body sensitivity reactions”.

Post-menopausal vitamin D deficiency associated with low back pain

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By Katherine Rushlau

For the study, researchers evaluated vitamin D status in postmenopausal women and its relationship with disc degeneration and lower back pain. It concluded that vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in postmenopausal women and that a serum concentration of vitamin D less than 10 ng/mL, indicating severe deficiency, should be considered an indicator of severe disc degeneration and lower back pain. It further identified additional risk factors such as smoking, high body mass index, and osteoporosis for lower back pain beyond vitamin D deficiency.

Lumbar disc degeneration is a common musculoskeletal disease that often causes lower back pain. Previous studies have shown the effect of estrogen on disc degeneration, which partially explains why degeneration is more severe in postmenopausal women than in men of the same age. In addition to lower estrogen concentrations, vitamin D deficiency is common during the post-menopause period.

Vitamin D is critical in maintaining levels of calcium and phosphorus, helping to prevent bone diseases such as rickets and osteoporosis. Recent studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency is associated with lower back pain and that supplementation can relieve this pain and improve musculoskeletal strength. But few studies have been conducted regarding the role of vitamin D in spinal degeneration, especially in postmenopausal women.

“This study shows that very low vitamin D levels were linked to a greater likelihood of moderate to severe lower back pain and more severe lumbar disc degeneration, possibly because of the beneficial effects vitamin D has on nerve and muscle pain sensitivity, muscle strength and mass, and inflammation,” said Stephanie Faubion, MD, MBA, medical director of the North American Menopause Society. “Although not all women need vitamin D supplementation, this speaks to the importance of avoiding severe vitamin D deficiency states.”

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The Illusion Is Gone

by Ben Irwin

Tearing up President Trump’s speech may have been the most honest thing Speaker Pelosi could have done.

Refusing to shake Pelosi’s hand, if it was an intentional snub, may have been the most honest thing Trump could have done.

We are finally able to see ourselves as we are.

For years, the State of the Union and other moments of political pomp and ceremony projected at least the illusion of civility, a carefully choreographed image of a country rising above partisanship for the sake of common cause—or at least common courtesy.

There were occasional cracks in the edifice, like the time a congressman shouted “You lie!” during a speech by then-President Obama. But for the most part, the illusion held. Decorum was maintained, the edifice preserved.

During last night’s State of the Union, there was no such illusion. The customary pretense of civility gave way to what was, if nothing else, a more honest reflection back to us—of who we are, and how deeply divided we are.

We’re not going to offer any hot takes on whether ripping the speech was a bold act of political defiance or a petty display of partisanship. Both perspectives are held by members of our team and our wider community. We are not unlike the divided nation many of us belong to.

What last night’s State of the Union made painfully clear is that we can’t escape or ignore our current situation.

Yes, we really are this divided. Yes, 2020 really is going to be as polarizing as many of us fear.

So what are we going to do about it?