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Success in reversal of Alzheimer's related cognitive decline.

Dr Dale Bredesen, et al. have published a new paper in the highly regarded Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinsonism. This research reports on 100 patients, treated by several different physicians, with documented improvement in cognition, in some cases with documentation of improvement in electrophysiology or imaging, as well.

The researchers argue that "Alzheimer’s disease is not a single disease, but rather exhibits several different subtypes , just as for other complex chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, there may be many potential contributors to Alzheimer’s disease, such as inflammation, various chronic pathogens, trophic withdrawal, insulin resistance, vascular compromise, trauma, and exposure to specific toxins. Therefore, a monotherapeutic, approach is likely to be suboptimal, and personalized, multiphasic programs based on each individual’s genetics and biochemistry may be preferable."

The research patients in this paper were treated with a programmatic personalised approach taking into account all of the factors described above. The treatment included measures based around diet, exercise, sleep, stress reduction, brain training and addressing imbalances in hormones, metabolism, blood sugar and insulin. Nutrition and cognitive protection were optimised with supplements until lab values reached appropriate levels . Toxin levels were measured and reduced accordingly and pre-existing infections dealt with.

This is a multimodal approach as opposed to the current offering of drug based monotherapy which has not been an effective treatment with a sustainable, disease-modifying effect. Bredesen's approach addresses root causes (e.g., toxins, insulin resistance, nutrient deficiencies, pathogens) rather than disease mediators such as amyloid plaque.

The hope is that this protocol can be used in conjunction with pharmaceutical and clinical trials going forward. This gives a wonderful outlook to the possibility of an end to this terrifying disease that resonates with so many of us. More importantly, there are steps you can take NOW to support your own brain health #Cogmission.

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