While a magic bullet for Alzheimer’s disease continues to elude conventional medicine, there are holistic therapies that can inhibit and even reverse its effects that are often overlooked by mainstream practitioners.
At the Magaziner Center, we create a personalized treatment plan, based on a thorough evaluation of individual contributing factors, from environmental toxins (including heavy metals), to blood sugar dysregulation to nutrition to vitamin deficiencies or even your current medications.
What is Alzheimer’s disease?
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. Patients are eventually unable to carry out even the simplest tasks. It is currently the sixth leading cause of death among Americans and affects one in eight people over the age of 65.
What causes Alzheimer’s disease?
Less than one percent of Alzheimer’s disease sufferers have inherited the condition, so researchers have had to look elsewhere for causes. Recent findings have shown environmental toxins, nutrient deficiencies, blood sugar problems, excessive pesticide exposure, hormone depletion, and heavy metals to be contributing factors. The condition may also be influenced by general lifestyle choices, as well as other health problems, including head trauma, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and high cholesterol.
What are the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease?
Alzheimer’s disease can manifest itself in a variety of ways, the most common of which include:
- Memory loss that affects daily life
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks
- Confusion about time or place
- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
- Trouble recalling words in speaking or writing
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
- Changes in mood and personality
How they treat it
Typically, Alzheimer’s disease is treated with a cocktail of prescription medications that regulate various chemical messengers in the brain. Unfortunately, these medications have not been very successful to reverse disease and continue to be relatively ineffective. The side effects of these drugs are numerous, including nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, GI bleeding, weight loss, heart problems and seizures.
How we treat it
At the Magaziner Center for Wellness, we approach Alzheimer’s disease by creating an individualized, patient-centered treatment plan.
Every person has a unique biochemistry which reacts to pollutants and toxins differently. In order to determine the factors that underlie each case, we utilize extremely thorough blood and urine tests, as well as a complete examination of every aspect of the body, from mitochondrial function to nutrient imbalances to heavy metal toxicity. We recommend dietary modifications to reduce foods that may cause inflammation while increasing intake of those that are anti-inflammatory. Brain inflammation has been a hallmark of dementia and memory decline.
The treatment plan based on these findings may include chelation therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, antioxidant nutritional supplements, intravenous vitamins, regenerative therapies, diet and nutrition.Learn more about chelation therapy Learn more about hyperbaric oxygen therapy