Category Archives: Alzheimer’s Disease

Old Age Doesn’t Cause Alzheimer’s. This Does

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

November 21, 2018

The National Institute of Aging says: “Increasing age is the most important known risk factor for Alzheimer’s.”

Well, that’s just a bunch of baloney.

Alzheimer’s disease is NOT a natural result of aging. Even worse, most of today’s beliefs about the disease are flat-out wrong. Continue reading

Could This Amino Acid Stop Alzheimer’s Disease?

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

July 25, 2018

  • Are amyloid plaques really the driving factor behind Alzheimer’s?
  • Herpes virus is abundant in Alzheimer brains
  • Balancing amino acids to silence herpes

You’ve probably seen the latest news headlines confirming the link between the herpes virus and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. This isn’t a new finding, by any means. I alerted you to this unusual connection back in April of 2012.

But until now it hasn’t been widely accepted.

That’s because many medical professionals are still holding onto an outdated theory called the “amyloid hypothesis”. According to this hypothesis, the build up of amyloid plaques in the brain is the driving factor behind Alzheimer’s disease.

However, when Alzheimer’s patients are given experimental drugs to rid them of these plaques, a strange thing happens. While the drugs achieve their goal of reducing plaques, the progression of the disease becomes worse, not better.

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4 Ways Music Boosts Brain Activity

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

May 25, 2018

  • Music has amazing effects on your brain
  • 4 ways music boosts mental activity in Alzheimer’s patients
  • The best types of musical therapy for increased cognitive performance

Have you ever noticed that certain songs can transport you back in time? Back to a specific moment that evokes a cherished memory?

Or that you can hear a song on the radio that you haven’t listened to for 10 or 15 years and suddenly remember every word, note and nuance of it?

Some music is so familiar and upbeat that you can’t resist tapping your feet and pumping your arms every time you hear it, no matter where you are or what you’re feeling at the time.

And here is something that’s even more amazing. Continue reading

3 Paths to Prevent Alzheimer’s

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

October 4, 2017

  • Exciting news and prevention strategies for dementia
  • 3 distinct subtypes of Alzheimer’s identified
  • ReCode your brain save your mental faculties

Alzheimer’s disease has stymied scientists and the medical community for years. And until recently, nobody could really explain what causes it or how to prevent it.

Now a neurologist who is truly forging new ground in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia may have some much-needed answers. Continue reading

Senior Moment or Dementia?

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

August 22, 2016

  • Memory loss isn’t always the first sign of dementia
  • Changes in behavior may predict mental decline
  • Proposed checklist may offer earlier detection of Alzheimer’s

If you tend to experience “senior moments” every now and then, you may be worried that it’s a sign of impending dementia or Alzheimer’s. But a brief memory lapse, like wondering where you put down your keys or forgetting an appointment, is a far cry from dementia.

In reality, the first sign of problems to come might not show up as memory problems at all. Instead, they could rear their ugly head in the way of behavioral changes.

This was a big topic at the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto. And it may give doctors like me – along with family members – a better way to detect dementia risk earlier than otherwise. Continue reading

Reverse Damage to Your Aging Brain

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

July 15, 2016

  • Reverse damage to your aging brain
  • More mitochondria means more brainpower
  • Three nutrients that fuel your brain

In last issue, I introduced you to Dr. Bredesen’s MEND protocol.

This amazing treatment regimen is the first to show memory loss, cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease are all reversible. This is true even in patients who carry the APOE4 gene – a variant that puts them at greater risk of Alzheimer’s.

It’s a personalized program that deals with much more than the brain. That’s because everything going on in your body affects your brain chemistry. This includes the foods you eat, the way your genes are expressed and even the condition of your mitochondria. Continue reading

Groundbreaking News: You CAN Reverse Alzheimer’s

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

July 11, 2016

  • Reverse Alzheimer’s and boost brain volume
  • No drugs, psychiatric care or side effects
  • Dementia-busting tips you can put to use immediately

Today, there is no medical cure for Alzheimer’s disease. So the true story I’m about to tell you brings a great deal of promise to anyone hoping to revitalize their brainpower.

You see, a 66-year old man with well documented early Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment signed up for a very unique program.

When he started, the volume of his hippocampus (which is critical in consolidating daily information from short term memory to long term) was smaller than 83% of men his age. He also had reduced glucose utilization, which is indicative of Alzheimer’s. Additionally, he carried the APOE4 gene variant, which placed him at greater risk for the disease. Continue reading

Allergy Meds Shrink Brain

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

June 29, 2016

  • Over-the-counter allergy meds linked to Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Are antihistamines shrinking your brain?
  • Here’s how to relieve allergy symptoms… without losing brainpower

I don’t think I know a single person who has never taken an antihistamine. In fact, the use of these over-the-counter drugs is so commonplace that it’s easy to forget that they come with serious side effects.

One of the worst, by far, is their link to the development of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Continue reading

At Home Alzheimer’s Test

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

February 19, 2016

  • Better predictor of Alzheimer’s than forgetfulness
  • Try this at-home test to access your risk
  • Three ways to beat memory problems

When you’re in your 30’s or 40’s and forget a few names or appointments, it’s easy to dismiss. After all, you’re busy. And it’s not hard to imagine that a few things are going to “leak out of your brain” every now and then.

When it happens in your 50’s, you start wondering if it’s a sign of early dementia. So you make a commitment to start keeping better track of things.

But by the time you hit 60’s and 70’s those moments of forgetfulness can become worrisome. It’s hard not to speculate if Alzheimer’s disease in your future.

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A Curious Way to Sniff Out Alzheimer’s

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

July 6, 2015

  • Unusual way to predict Alzheimer’s risk
  • Cut your chances of mental decline with early detection
  • The best prescription for long-term memory

There currently isn’t any medical test that can detect Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading