Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological brain disorder named after a German physician, Alois Alzheimer, who first described it in 1906. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 percent to 80 percent of dementia cases. According to new analysis, about 44 million people, in 195 countries around the globe are living with Alzheimer’s disease. In United States almost 14 million Americans aged 65 and older will have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia form of diseases by 2060. This alarming statistic, demands development of new effective therapies as indicated by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The projections underscore the need for new research into the underlying causes of the disease so that new treatments can be developed to cure, prevent or slow the course of the illness.
Alzheimer’s Vaccine Causes Life-Threatening Side Effects
While an experimental vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease may work, it was found to cause life-threatening side effects in some cases. It is thought that the vaccine works by causing the body’s immune system to fight against abnormalities in the brain known as plaques. These plaques are thought to cause some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease including forgetfulness and confusion. However, the vaccine may cause an immune overreaction causing severe brain swelling. Some six percent of participants in a trial of the vaccine suffered from severe brain swelling, leading the vaccine manufacturer, Elan, to call of the trial.
Researchers examined the brain of a woman who had taken the vaccine and died after a fall in order to investigate the side effect. They found fewer plaques in the woman’s brain than in Alzheimer’s patients who did not receive the vaccine. However, researchers also found immune-system cells known as T cells in the woman’s brain. T cells are not normally in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s, so the cells’ presence suggests an overreaction of the immune system that may have harmed normal brain tissue and caused inflammation, according to researchers.
An Elan researcher leading the company’s effort to develop an Alzheimer’s vaccine said that, despite setbacks, the company hopes to begin trials of an altered version of the vaccine later this year, and pointed out that the vaccine may have actually removed plaque from the brain. However, other experts say that some patients with Alzheimer’s have very few plaques, so it can’t be concluded that the lower level of plaque was due to the vaccine. Moreover, it has not been proven that reducing Alzheimer’s-related plaque improves symptoms in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. DR. MERCOLA’S in March 17, 2003 commented :No surprise here. I believe it is very safe to predict that vaccines will never be the cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Why can I be so confident? In no way, shape or form do vaccines address the cause of the problem. It is true that vaccines played a major role in the worldwide eradication of smallpox and the eradication of polio from the Western Hemisphere, but vaccine proponents would have us believe that vaccines have been largely responsible for controlling virtually all of the former epidemics of killer diseases in the United States. With the exceptions cited above, the facts do not bear this out. From 1911 to 1935 the four leading causes of childhood deaths from infectious diseases in the United States were: Diptheria Pertussis Scarlet fever Measles However, by 1945 the combined death rates from these causes had declined by 95 percent–before the implementation of mass vaccine programs. According to a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of July 30, 1999, improvements in sanitation, water quality and hygiene,and the introduction of antibiotics have been the most important factors in the control of infectious disease in the past century.
Alzheimer’s is expected to triple over the next generation, so addressing the cause of the problem rather than throwing in an expensive and potentially lethal solution would certainly make sense.Exercise is a very potent way to ward off Alzheimer’s.Previous research showed, the odds of developing Alzheimer’s were nearly quadrupled in people who were less active during their leisure time, between the ages of 20 and 60, compared with their peers. That is one of the reasons why I have been exercising for the last 34 years and, God willing, hope to continue for another 50.Getting the mercury amalgams out of your teeth is another effective strategy to avoiding Alzheimer’s, along with avoiding aluminum–these are the classic recommendations.Following The No-Grain Diet and eating plenty of fresh vegetables with high folate levels are other practical strategies. In other words, the key to the treatment of Alzheimer’s is to make sure you never get it. So just how do you prevent Alzheimer’s? 1. Avoid and remove mercury from you body. 2. Avoid aluminum, such as in antiperspirants, cookware, etc. 3. Exercise for three to five hours per week. 4. Eat 15 to 20 pounds of vegetables per week Avoid flu vaccinations