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by 15380 · May 22, 2013 at 02:43 PM

So there is that new revolutionary study about Alzheimer's and how it can be completely prevented by vitamin B intake. Quote from the article: Vitamin B12 is found most abundantly in animal food products especially meat, liver, fish and milk,... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 22, 2013 at 02:43 PM

Always amazed that scientists are astounded by nutritional deficiencies causing disease and that correcting nutritional deficiencies cures disease. Oh and making such a simple (obvious) connection... garners the authors a prestigious PNAS... (more)

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by 11011 · November 30, 2013 at 02:33 AM

This guys seems to think that copper piping is a big contributing factor to cognitive decline and alzheimers. He also mentions that copper leads to the oxidation of LDL in the blood which is a major contributing factor to the deleterious effects... (more)

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deedee3 0 · November 30, 2013 at 02:33 AM

Check out the research from HRI (Health Research Institute) in Warrenville, Illinois, also known as the Carl Pfeiffer Institute. Pfeiffer's research indicates that copper overload is definitely linked with many health and behavior issues. ... (more)

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by 693 · March 07, 2013 at 03:04 PM

New gene announced... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130306133813.htm I'm going to hazard a guess... go to 23andme to check status (of all nine) Devise a menu to defeat the disease Wait 50 years for modern medicine to catch... (more)

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j3wcy 0 · March 07, 2013 at 03:04 PM

I think with 23andme and similar services becoming more popular we aught to have a conversation about the difference between predisposition and predeterminism. I don't see them as being equal and don't think that identifying a gene that... (more)

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by 952 · December 04, 2013 at 05:49 PM

Dear all! What do you think about creating the ultimate hacking thread for Apo-ε4/ε4 gene mutations to discuss practical real-life implications. What worked and what did not for cholesterol numbers and overall well-being in terms of lifestyle,... (more)

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John_11 0 · March 09, 2013 at 11:08 AM

I just had a conversation with a Prof. Dr. Andro from Suppversity.blogspot.com and he shared several ideas fro APOe 4/4 that I would really love to hear others' opinions on. Here they are: try to keep GSH up (NAC, Alcar, SAM-e), better regular... (more)

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by 10 · February 24, 2013 at 07:32 PM

Hi Everyone, I am quite fascinated by the subject as I am trying to help my grandma make the leap from MCI to full blown dementia. We were especially amused by the Type 3 Diabetes nomenclature that now often comes up with Alzheimers, but the... (more)

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Colin_1 0 · February 24, 2013 at 07:32 PM

Ya, that's a big leap to say that Saturated fat will cause mental decline and promote AD, from an observational study. Coconut oil which is pure saturated fat is beneficial for AD although it may be the ketones that produce the... (more)

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by 105 · November 29, 2012 at 05:36 PM

A close family friend was just diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. She is only 56. I've been trying to research paleo meal plans/supplements/etc that would possibly help. Does anyone know of any resources/studies/ideas we should definitely be... (more)

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Ted_Hutchinson 0 · November 29, 2012 at 05:36 PM

Both Vitamin D3 and Curcumin help clear amyloid from brain. Chronic Inflammation in the Brain Leads the Way to Alzheimer's Disease While it may be too late to reverse the situation it may be useful to know that Vitamin D3 is most effective as an... (more)

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by 343 · May 10, 2012 at 07:58 PM

From http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110912164005.htm: People with high cholesterol levels, defined by a reading of more than 5.8 mmol/L, had significantly more brain plaques when compared to those with normal or lower cholesterol... (more)

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jo60 0 · May 10, 2012 at 07:58 PM

Alzheinmers is beginning to be referred to as Type 3 diabetes. Seek out some podcasts by Dr. McCleary on brain function/disease and diet. He is a (retired) neurosurgeon. does not take much to figure out who/what the usual suspect is ...and it is... (more)

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by 24412 · September 14, 2011 at 11:49 PM

If Alzheimers is really type 3 diabetes, wouldn't a ketogenic diet be preferable to supplementing with insulin? Or have people completely burned out their pancreases by the time they develop... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · September 14, 2011 at 11:49 PM

The article ends with... “We know that insulin has a role in terms of providing energy to the brain, but it also [works] as a brain growth factor in a way, helping nerves work together,” said Besser. “So, they tried this and they found … patients... (more)

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by 3428 · September 02, 2011 at 10:44 PM

A couple of days ago I found out this intriguing study: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0012244 and... (more)

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dzone 0 · September 02, 2011 at 09:57 PM

That's pretty amazing if it works. Another thing thing that is helpful for Alzheimer's is coconut oil- again a Paleo food.

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by 3319 · July 01, 2011 at 09:31 PM

As a Paleo lifer (100% baby), I feel like it's my responsibility to pounce on any evidence that showcases the untapped, medicinal powers of wild plants. There is mounting evidence to suggest that ancient alternatives found in nature are not only... (more)

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dzone 0 · July 01, 2011 at 07:40 PM

BAMBAM, I think coffee may indeed be very good for a large group of the population. Ray Peat has a lot of good things to say about coffee on his website, so you might want to check out some of his articles there. UNFORTUNATELY, I tend to be... (more)

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by 9983 · April 19, 2011 at 11:27 PM

I am not generally a fan of Dr Oz. But my wife watches all the time and recorded a 12 min piece on Alzheimer's. Dr Oz had a medical researcher from Rhode Island Hospital Dr. Suzanne de la Monte and current surgeon general of the US as... (more)

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kim_4 0 · April 19, 2011 at 11:27 PM

The 2005 article is reporting on Suzanne M. de la Monte's findings way back then. See a sample below. So, they are just now reporting something on the Dr. Oz show that did come out 6 years ago. 30 November, 2005 18:42 GMT Could Alzheimer's be... (more)

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by 77340 · April 04, 2011 at 11:07 PM

In what may be good news for pfizer share holders, the New York Times reports that two large alzheimer's studies name cholesterol as suspect . http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/health/04alzheimer.html Dang. I just pitched about 50 bucks worth of... (more)

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Mr__T 0 · April 04, 2011 at 10:42 PM

To me there isn't anything in that article that would make me rethink my thoughts on cholesterol. What kind of diet is most prevalent in their sample? I'm guessing it's not a paleo(ish) diet and I'm guessing most of the subjects with high... (more)

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by 20469 · December 14, 2011 at 09:13 PM

Interesting new research: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110303134435.htm suggests beta amyloid accumulation and alzheimer's disease may actually begin at the liver and then only later accumulate in the brain. If so, the next... (more)

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mth_1 0 · May 14, 2011 at 11:43 AM

Prevention is probably with low carb diet and being in or on the verge of ketosis a good part of your life. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2367001/ "the diet[ketogenic] might protect against β-amyloid toxicity. Thus, direct... (more)

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by 5216 · January 17, 2011 at 11:16 AM

My grandad was just diagnosed with alzheimer. My mom is now on a frantic search to learn as much about the disease as possible. I've heard a good about of noise about ketosis helping alzheimer's but haven't found too much of substance. Does a... (more)

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Scott_4 0 · December 16, 2010 at 06:14 PM

A person with alzheimers is experiencing insulin resistance in the brain. This starves the brain of fuel and so you need to get a different fuel to the brain. A ketogenic diet will do this.