• March 17, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    The links in this post are not working.If you would like to check into the research and many links I have this posted on http://www.simplesite.com/Marcus on the Alzheimer’s Cure? Page Protect Your Brain
    from Alzheimer’s
    …with a surprise, 26 cent miracle?

    It’s a solution so simple and effective it’s positively revolutionary…

    Quite frankly, mainstream medicine is stumped when it comes to Alzheimer’s. They don’t understand why it strikes, how it erodes your mind, or how to get rid of it once it does.

    The only thing they DO understand is how to overcharge you for useless pills…and how to recommend a good nursing home.

    But no matter what you’ve heard, just know that Alzheimer’s is NOT a death sentence and you DON’T have to lose your wits. Natural treatments exist – and fortunately for you, they’re much cheaper and may even be much more effective than anything requiring a prescription.

    Keep your memory, wit and independence –
    as this miracle mineral may actually rebuild your brain

    Scientists believe they have confirmed what they once thought impossible…that you can actually “regrow” and regenerate your brain – at any age …

    This led the main researcher to exclaim: “This is the first demonstration of a pharmacological (drug) increase of human brain matter.”

    So what is this mineral miracle that’s been hiding under our noses the whole time?

    It’s… lithium .

    Now bear with me here. Most people think Lithium’s for loons in straight-jackets. But that’s lithium carbonate – which is only available with a prescription and used to treat bipolar disorder. Truth be told, lithium isn’t a drug at all. It’s a mineral-part of the same family of minerals that includes sodium and potassium.

    I’m talking about lithium aspartate or lithium orotate – completely safe minerals you can pick up at any health food store for about 26 cents.

    So safe in fact, one healer has used them to treat Alzheimer’s for the last 31 years without reporting a single significant side effect. Try to get those kinds of results from prescription drugs!

    But even more astounding than the decades-long safety record of these two minerals is how powerful they really are…

    Major Alzheimer’s Pathways BLOCKED!

    THE FDA-approved Alzheimer’s drug Namenda® has been touted as the solution, but in reality, it blocks only ONE Alzheimer pathway.

    Meanwhile , Lithium aspartate and orotate have been shown to BLOCK MAJOR PATHWAYS in recent studies!

    Not to mention Namenda® runs about $4.84 a day – almost 20 times what it costs you for your 26-cent-a-day lithium tablets.

    But here’s the worst part – one of Namenda’s® most common side effects is… CONFUSION!?

    That means this drug that supposedly treats confusion is actually causing it!

    Unbelievable you say. Well, this is coming straight from the normally tight-lipped FDA’s own website.

    Now, you have to ask yourself: “Why haven’t I heard about this before?”

    If they can’t patent it, they can’t profit…
    so they don’t want it!

    You see, lithium aspartate and lithium orotate are minerals. Which means they cannot be patented. And without a patent Big Pharma cannot profit.

    Of course, this is the kind of straight-forward answer you’ll never get from them. They’re too busy counting the money they make from your misery and strong-arming you into paying 20 times more for a drug that is only 1/6 th as potent and can actually CAUSE what you are trying to treat.


    HOW TO ENLARGE YOUR BRAIN AND IMPROVE BRAIN PERFORMANCE

    By Dr. James Howenstine, MD.
    May 5, 2004
    NewsWithViews.com

    Conventional medical thinking concerning the brain have always believed that the brain steadily decreased in size with aging and that when brain neurones (nerve cells) died they were lost forever. This explains why elderly persons generally have slightly smaller brains than younger individuals.

    Preserving And Renewing Brain Cells With Lithium

    Medical students are taught that there is a slow steady loss of brain cells with aging culminating in gradual shrinkage of the brain. Lithium has long been known to be an effective therapy for Bipolar Disorder (manic depression) when taken in high doses. However, recent research has shown that low doses of lithium preserve and renew[1] brain cells. Eight of ten persons given lithium showed an increase in brain grey matter of 3 % after only 4 weeks. By promoting brain cell regeneration and increasing brain size lithium can function as an anti-aging nutrient for the brain.

    Lithium also accomplishes the following benefits for brain cells:

    Lithium enhances DNA replication which is the first step to formation of new cells.

    The damaging effects of excitotoxins. (monosodium glutamate (MSG), aspartame (Nutrasweet) etc. can be blocked by lithium.[2]

    Animal research shows that lithium can decrease the areas of cell death after induced strokes by 56 %.

    Lithium protects rat brain cells from the. increased levels of brain cell death caused by anti-convulsant drugs (Dilantin phenytoin , Tegretol, carbamazepine etc.)

    Lithium may protect against adverse effects from mood altering drugs, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, ‘uppers”and “downers”, and marihuana all of which cause brain damage with long term use.

    Abnormally functioning signaling pathways may become repaired by lithium.

    The aluminum felt to be a possible cause of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). is chelated[3] by lithium so it can be more easily removed from the body.
    Research has suggested that lithium blocks the secretion of beta-amyloid in Alzheimer’s disease and prevents damage from pre-existing beta amyloid. Overactivity of the brain cell protein tau contributes to death of neurones in Alzheimer’s Disease. Lithium inhibits this tau protein damage and the formation of the neurofibrillary tangles seen in AD.

    Ten years of research by 27 counties in Texas disclosed that the incidence of homicide, rape, robbery, burglary, arrests for drug possession, and suicide[4] were higher in counties whose drinking water contained little or no lithium. Counties whose drinking water naturally contained higher amounts of lithium had significantly lower rates of all these crimes. These counties with higher levels of lithium in their tap water experienced fewer hospitalizations for homicides, mental illness[5], psychosis, neurosis, schizophrenia, and personality disorder. Low dosage lithium benefits alcoholism and mood disorders seen in heavy users of alcohol and their relatives. This therapy is often obvious to family members[6] when depression, premenstrual tension, temper flareups and irritability cease affecting the individual. Lithium has been helpful in reducing aggressive[7] behavior in children. High dosages of lithium helped two adult women with severe anorexia nervosa[8] regain 26 and 20 pounds in six weeks. Both women experienced improvement in behavioral problems.

    Low dosages of lithium have been found to be safe.[9] Dr. Jonathan Wright suggests 20 to 30 mg. of lithium aspartate or lithium orotate daily as an appropriate dose to stop brain aging. This is 1/3 to 1/6 the dosage of lithium carbonate used to treat manic depressive disorder. Dr. Hans Nieper of Germany has learned that lithium orotate or lithium aspartate penetrate cells more effectively than lithium carbonate so smaller doses can be used. One tablespoon of flaxseed oil daily along with 400 I.U. of vitamin E ensures that no lithium toxicity can develop. These lithium products can be obtained from Tehama Clinic 425-264-0059.

    Footnotes:

    1, Moore G.L. et al Lithium-induced increase in human grey matter. Lancet 2000; 356: 1, 241-1, 242
    2, Nanaka S., Chronic lithium treatment robustly protects neurones in the central nervous system against neuro excitotoxicity by inhibiting N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor-mediated calcium influx. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of U.S.A. 1998; 95: 2,642-2,647
    3, Radesater A., et al, Inhibition of GSK 3 beta by lithium attenuates tau phosphoralation and degeneration. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 2001: 1, 437
    4, Schrauzer,GN et al Lithium in drinking water and the incidence of crimes, suicides, and arrests related to drug addiction. Biological Trace Element Research 1990;105-113
    5, Dawson E. B. The relationship of tap water and physiological levels of lithium levels of lithium to mental hospital admission and homicide in Texas. In Schrauzeer GN, Klippel KF (editors) Lithium in Biology and Medicine VCH Publishers, New York, 1991, pp. 170-187
    6, Wright Jonathan Lithium Part 2 Other Effects Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients April 2004 pg.59-60
    7, Wright J. Lithium, Part 2: Other Effects Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients April 2004 pp. 59
    8, Bsreai A. Lithium id adult anorexia nervosa. Acta Psychiat Scand 1977; 55:97-101
    9, Wright, J., Nutrition & Healing Vol. 10, Issue 7 Augiust 2003 pg.1-4

  • February 5, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Cure of cognitive impairment of down syndrome may help Alzheimer’s sufferers.
    Changing minds is a protocol to treat the cognitive impairment seen in down syndrome.
    After only 13 weeks of treatment the IQ start to rise.
    here you can find the protocol, a documentary trailer, testimonies and research:
    http://www.changingmindsfoundation.com

    and here you can see other fragments. Watch nichole who has a dual diagnostic of down syndrome + alzheimer.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_vHGmPUhQ0

    keep in mind that The connection between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease is complex. Studies of the brains of people with Down syndrome reveal that, by the age of 40, almost all develop the brain changes characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.

    I know the protocol use 2 prescription drugs, but one is no necessary, the other one is prosac, and its main use is for neurogenesis= creation of new neurons with strong synapses.

    so there is possible cure for the cognitive impairment, and the article about the lithium is very interesting, looks like it does the same as prosac.

    exercise stimulate neurogenesis and THC also.

    http://www.news-medical.net/?id=36068

    Alzheimer’s sufferers may benefit from cannabis compound

    has anybody tried the lithium? I’m looking for natural alternatives to do the neurogenesis.

  • February 7, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    My fathers Alzheimer cured?!?, December 25, 2008
    By Karl
    10mg per day (two pills) completely reversed my fathers Alzheimer – over night, just like magic… After three days on Lithium the doctors were stunned and wanted to know what had happened. My mother and father are now celebrating their merriest christmas in many years (as do I)! All symptoms of any dementia are gone. The best Christmas present ever 🙂
    I am very excited about the future development…

    this is a comment found on amazon written by somebody who bought

    lithium aspartate 5mg
    http://www.amazon.com/review/R5N3KUL8M2BZG/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#R5N3KUL8M2BZG

  • February 8, 2009 at 5:43 am

    Lithium Shows Promise Against Alzheimer’s in Mouse Model

    May 21, 2003

    An enzyme crucial to formation of Alzheimer’s plaques and tangles may hold promise as a target for future medications, suggest studies in mice and cells. By blocking the enzyme, lithium stems the accumulation of beta amyloid,

    http://www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers/ResearchInformation/NewsReleases/Archives/PR2003/PR20030521lithium.htm

  • February 8, 2009 at 5:58 am

    Lithium Increases Gray Matter in Bipolar Brains

    Researchers have shown that lithium, the standard treatment for bipolar disorder, increases the amount// of gray matter in the brains of patients with the illness.

    The research is featured in the July issue of the journal Biological Psychiatry and is currently available online.

    Carrie Bearden, a clinical neuropsychologist and assistant professor of psychiatry at UCLA, and Paul Thompson, associate professor of neurology at the UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, used a novel method of three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to map the entire surface of the brain in people diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

    When the researchers compared the brains of bipolar patients on lithium with those of people without the disorder and those of bipolar patients not on lithium, they found that the volume of gray matter in the brains of those on lithium was as much as 15 percent higher in areas that are critical for attention and controlling emotions.

    The neurobiological underpinnings of bipolar disorder — an illness marked by a roller coaster of emotions between mania and depression — are not well understood. Nor is it understood how lithium works in controlling these severe mood swings, even though it has been the standard treatment for some 50 years. These new findings suggest that lithium may work by increasing the amount of gray matter in particular brain areas, which in turn suggests that existing gray matter in these regions of bipolar brains may be underused or dysfunctional.

    This is the first time researchers were able to look at specific regions of the brain that may be affected by lithium treatment in living human subjects, said Bearden.

    “We used a novel method for brain imaging analysis that is exquisitely sensitive to subtle differences in brain structure,” she said. “This type of imaging has not been used before to study bipolar patients. We also revealed how commonly used medicatio
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    http://www.bio-medicine.org/medicine-news/Lithium-Increases-Gray-Matter-in-Bipolar-Brains-19815-1/