Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

I published an article in the Journal of Neurosurgery in 2011 that demonstrated that high-dose fish oil could replace the AAP formation after brain trauma induced by a concussion injury by 98%.  I guess that was too many years ago to be noticed by this “cutting-edge” research.

Interfering With Brain Pathway Early Could Improve Memory In Alzheimer’s Patients

Alzheimer’s remains one of the costliest yet most mysterious conditions in the United States, where an estimated 5.1 million Americans are living with the incurable, progressive disease. But researchers at The Rockefeller University have found that manipulating a protein pathway linked with Alzheimer’s helped improve memory impairment in mice- a finding that offers hope for new treatment in humans.

 

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

Another way to help regenerate neurons is the increased resolution of inflammation in the brain by hormones known as resolvins.  Resolvins can only be made if you have adequate levels of EPA and DHA in the blood.  Most of Americans don’t.

Memory Loss Associated With Alzheimer’s May Be Preventable And Reversible

Research exploring protein blocking at the synapse indicates that the loss of memory function associated with Alzheimer’s disease may be preventable and reversible.

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

Alzheimer’s is an inflammatory disease, so the best defense is an anti-inflammatory diet.  The reason that ApoE-4 is predictive of Alzheimer’s is that particular genetic phenotype has difficulty transporting EPA and DHA into the brain to reduce neuro-inflammation that is the ultimate drive of the disease.

 

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

This was purely an observation study that is only suggestive of an intervention trial.  Of course, virtually all intervention trials with Vitamin D have failed.  I believe Vitamin D levels are a general marker of health.  The healthier you are, the higher the levels of Vitamin D and the slower the rate of chronic disease development.

 

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

Most blood pressure drugs increase insulin levels.  ACE inhibitors are the only ones that do not.

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

Once you have pre-diabetes, it usually only takes 10-15 years to develop diabetes.  Once you have diabetes, you are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s.  This is why the surge in pre-diabetes and diabetes should cause concern for the future of America, as I explained in The Mediterranean Zone.

 

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

It’s all about inflammation.  Obesity is caused by inflammation. Alzheimer’s is simply the spread of that inflammation from the adipose tissue to the brain.

 

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

There are only two things we know about Alzheimer’s.  First is that it is an inflammatory disease.  Second, virtually every drug developed for this disease has failed.  An anti-inflammatory diet would be a good starting point, but that seems too simple.

 

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

If you are obese at age 50, it is likely that you probably have either metabolic syndrome or diabetes.  Both conditions are characterized by insulin resistance.  Likewise, Alzheimer’s is also characterized by insulin resistance.  The way to attack all three conditions is to follow an anti-inflammatory diet to reduce insulin resistance.

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

Insulin resistance is caused by inflammation.  Therefore the linkage to an inflammatory disease like Alzheimer’s should not be too surprising.