RealHealth Clinics Patient Information Sheets

 

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Alzheimer's Disease - Emerging Information

 

This sheet explains the emerging understanding of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's is not a brain-only disease. And Dr. Alzheimer, for whom the disease is named, understood the systemic (body wide) nature of the disease.

Alzheimer's - Is Our Treatment a Cure?

 

This sheet explains the consequences of the devastating costs associated with Alzheimer's disease. It shows that proper diagnosis, management, and treatment of Alzheimer's offers families with an AD suffer tremendous savings.

Alzheimer's Patient Treatment Return on Investment (ROI)

 

This sheet explains the consequences of the devastating costs associated with Alzheimer's disease. It shows that proper diagnosis, management, and treatment of Alzheimer's offers families with an AD suffer tremendous savings.

Inflammation and Immune System Health

Inflammation and the Immune System

 

Inflammation is a measure of how our immune system is fighting on our behalf to protect us from disease. However, too much inflammation called chronic or silent inflammation can cause "collateral damage."

Inflammation and Alzheimer's

 

Inflammation is consider a cause or exacerbator of Alzheimer's disease. AD incubates slowly over years or even decades. Chronic inflammation also develops slowly and is called "silent", just like AD during the incubation period.

Rule out Inflammation

 

We believe that Alzheimer's is an inflammatory disease. Other's disagree with this thesis. One way to satisfy each point of view is to rule out inflammation. That is, perform testing to determine if your body has inflammation.

Immune System Health and Alzheimer's

 

A healthy immune system is your first line of defense against Alzheimer's disease. Here we address what happens to your immune system with age and what are the biggest risk factors to its deterioration.

Infection, Inflammation, and Alzheimer's Disease

 

A healthy immune system is your first line of defense against AD. However as it weakens or is compromised, opportunistic infection can attack the brain and cause neuroinflammation that looks like or may be Alzheimer's.

Diagnostics for Alzheimer's

Earliest Diagnosis for Alzheimer's

 

A diagnosis of Alzheimer's can be make long before a patient has symptoms. Certain diagnostic techniques are able to show AD before others in the following order: Blood Tests, Eye Tests, Brain Tests. Read more... 

Diagnosis for Alzheimer's

 

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s dictates treatments that do not work. The label “Alzheimer’s” is for a set of symptoms not root-causes of disease. Neurologists answer “what." Consider our approach to answer the question “why.” 

Multiple Diagnoses for Alzheimer's

 

Two or three tests are better than one, when it comes to predicting the onset of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. We agree, that is why we perform as many as 10 tests to determine your Alzheimer's status.

The Eye and Diagnosis of Alzheimer's

 

The eye is the only part of the body that gives a direct view of the brain, nervous system, and blood vessels. The eye tells about our health varies from how well we can see to do we have Alzheimer’s  disease. Read more...

Cortical Cataract and Alzheimer's

 

The common cataract is the nuclear cataract. A less prevalent type is a cortical cataract. This type of cataract contains the Alzheimer’s hallmark protein - beta amyloid. (Harvard Medical School, 2003).  Read more...

Glaucoma and Alzheimer's

 

An article titled “A Sick Eye in a Sick Body” showed the connection between Glaucoma and overall illness. It is now recognized as not just a disease of the eye but a serious multi-factorial neurodegenerative disease.   Read more...

The Eye is Part of the Brain

 

The retina is part of the brain and can be examined noninvasively in live patients. The relationship between retina decay and Alzheimer’s dates to 1986 research titled, “Optic nerve degeneration in Alzheimer’s.”    Read more...

Cataracts and Early Death

 

Research sponsored by the National Institutes of Health show a clear connection between cataract surgery and pre-mature death. The cause of death most often is from cardiovascular diseases.     Read more...

Macular Degeneration, Alzheimer's, and Cardiovascular Diseases

 

Recent Harvard research shows that macular degeneration shares risk factors like inflammation with

cardiovascular disease. Many people with AMD progress to Alzheimer’s Disease.   Read more...

Measuring Inflammation Helps Diagnosis Alzheimer's Disease

 

Inflammation promotes neurodegeneration by activating microglial cells, which are primary immune cells of the nervous system. Alzheimer's disease is a type of neurodegeneration. Read more...

Risk Factors and Causes of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Prevention

 

A host of information allows us to conclude that Alzheimer’s disease incubates over a long period of time. MRI studies of those with early stages of disease show significant brain atrophy. Read more...

Alzheimer's Risk Factors

 

Evidence suggests that the same factors that put you at risk of heart disease also may increase the chance that you'll develop Alzheimer's. Examples include: exercise, smoking, diabetes, diet, and more. Read more...

Diet and Alzheimer's

 

Here is a recipe to prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease: Avoid sugar and refined fructose. Ideally, you'll want to keep your total sugar and fructose below 25 grams per day.  Read more...

Sugars and Empty Grain Calories Promote Alzheimer's

 

Recent research shows that sugars and other carbohydrates can disrupt your brain function even if you’re not diabetic or have any signs of dementia. Read more...

MIT Researcher's Anti-Alzheimer's Prescription

 

Dr. Stephanie Seneff of MIT writes how an excess of dietary carbohydrates, alongside a relative deficiency in dietary fats and cholesterol, may lead to the development of Alzheimer's disease.  Read more...

Excess Calcium is Deadly

 

Calcium is an important nutrient for bone health, but new research show that older women who take supplements are at increased risk of heart disease and death. Read more...

High Blood Pressure Benefits the Very Elderly

 

Among individuals who developed hypertension at age 90 or later, their risk of also developing dementia was dramatically lower than other very elderly people whose blood pressure remained normal. Read more...

Poor Oral Hygeine Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

 

Periodontal disease is linked to Alzheimer’s disease based on a new long-term study at NYU. The study shows that gum inflammation can spread widely and cause neuro-inflammation    Read more...

High Homocysteine Defines Alzheimer's Disease Risk

 

Homocysteine is a strong predictor of the potential for Alzheimer’s. As homocysteine increases in the blood, so did the future potential for AD. An increase of “5” translates to a 40% greater risk for Alzheimer’s.    Read more...

How Important is Genetics Regarding Alzheimer's Disease Risk

 

There is much more to AD than just genetics. Often identical twins - exact genetic copies of each other - don't both develop Alzheimer's disease.    Read more...

Statins and Memory Risk

 

As long-term data on the use of cholesterol lowering medications is rolling in there are more and more reported cases with memory and cognition loss.  Read more...

Statins and Alzheimer's Disease Risk

 

Statins cripple the liver's ability to make cholesterol, and as a result the level of LDL in the blood plummets. Cholesterol plays a crucial role in the brain,encouraging the growth of neurons. Read more...

Iron Core to Alzheimer's Disease?

 

Most researchers believe the disease is caused by one of two proteins, one called tau. Now, a new UCLA study suggests a third possible cause: iron accumulation.  Read more...

Fend off Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Treatments

 

Alzheimer’s disease is one of aging and inflammation. As we age, our immune system loses potency and we are more susceptible to disease, especially infectious disease.    Read more...

Early Intervention for Alzheimer's

 

Two or three tests are better than one, when it comes to predicting the onset of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. We agree, that is why we perform as many as 10 tests to determine your Alzheimer's status.

Proper Anti-inflammatory substances Curb Alzheimer's

 

We are learning that inflammation triggers many serious diseases as we age. We are also learning that our diet can trigger inflammation.  The good news is that our diet can also control inflammation. Read more...

Vitamin D and Health

 

Researchers realize that Vitamin D is important in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. A 2010 paper titled “Vitamin D and Alzheimer’s Disease: Is there a Link?” reviews the link between low Vitamin D and AD. Read more...

Vitamin D and Alzheimer's

 

Researchers realize that Vitamin D is important in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. A 2010 paper titled “Vitamin D and Alzheimer’s Disease: Is there a Link?” reviews the link between low Vitamin D and AD. Read more...

Antibiotic Phobia and their Value in Alzheimer's Disease

 

In the 1800s brain disorders were attributed to neurosyphilis, an infection of the membranes of the nervous system. In 1906, Dr. Alzheimer’s felt that the disease was caused by microorganisms.  Read more...

Existing Drugs Provide Relief for Alzheimer's Disease

 

Michael J. Fox has Parkinson’s disease and he announced in front of 4000 researchers that a 40 year old drug works better for him than any new drug.  Read more...

Minocycline - Beyond and Antibiotic for Alzheimer's Disease

 

A University of California research team said, “Minocycline is a clinically available antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drug that also demonstrates neuroprotective properties in neurological diseases.  Read more...

A Few Good Medicines for Alzheimer's Disease

 

2014 research explains that AD patients have high numbers of brain “microinfarcts,” or localized areas of dead tissue due to loss of blood flow. More microinfarcts correlated to more cognitive decline.  Read more...

Angiotensin Therapy for Alzheimer's

 

Recent research on ARBs and dementia clearly demonstrate these drugs “are associated with a significant reduction in the incidence and progression of Alzheimer’s disease." Read more...

Lithium Saves Your Brain 3 Ways

 

Lithium has a great brain-boosting 1-2-3 punch: increases human brain grey matter; helps to generate entirely new cells in the brain; protects your brain from the “beating” it gets in the course of everyday life. Read more...

Herxheimer's Reaction Means Therapy is Working!

 

The Herxheimer Reaction is an immune system reaction to the toxins (endotoxins) that are released when large amounts of pathogens are being killed off, and the body does not eliminate the toxins quickly.  Read more...

Eye Screening for Alzheimer's

Looking for Alzheimer's Using a Fundus Camera

 

In 2003, using a Fundus Camera to evaluate the eye, scientists found a link between the brain of Alzheimer's patients and the drusen deposits in their retina that are associated with macular degeneration.  Read more...

Optical Coherence Tomography Screens for Alzheimer's Disease

 

The relationship between atrophy of the retina, as measured by Optical Coherene Tomography, and Alzheimer’s is not new and dates to 1986 in research titled “Optic nerve degeneration in Alzheimer’s.”   Read more...

A Simple Eye Test Can Reveal the Key Alzheimer's Biomarker

 

Harvard Medical School demonstrated that the Alzheimer’s disease Hallmark - beta amyloid - is found both in the brain and eye of Alzheimer’s disease sufferers. A slit lamp evaluation illuminates this protein.   Read more...

Diseases that "Overlap" with Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's is a Disease of Accelerated Aging

 

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is arguably the most devastating of all diseases and it primarily afflicts the aging. The incidence of AD doubles for every 5 years of age after 65.   Read more...

Cardiovascular Diseases and Alzheimer's

 

The presence of vascular risk factors in middle age is associated with the development of AD more strongly than late-life vascular disease.  “Taking care of your heart protects your brain,”Read more...

Cardiovascular Diseases - Emerging Information on Causes

 

The presence of vascular risk factors in middle age is associated with the development of AD more strongly than late-life vascular disease.  “Taking care of your heart protects your brain.”  Read more...

Alzheimer's - Type 3 Diabetes?

 

According to the NY Times “Just in case you need another reason to cut back on junk food, it now turns out that Alzheimer’s could well be a form of diet-induced diabetes. Read more...

Link Between Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer's

 

According to the NY Times “Just in case you need another reason to cut back on junk food, it now turns out that Alzheimer’s could well be a form of diet-induced diabetes. Read more...

Glaucoma and Alzheimer's

 

An article titled “A Sick Eye in a Sick Body” showed the connection between Glaucoma and overall illness. It is now recognized as not just a disease of the eye but a serious multi-factorial neurodegenerative disease.   Read more...

Some Sobering Information

Standard of Care

 

The “standard of care” is a legal term and is the level at which an ordinary, prudent professional having the same training and experience in good standing in a same or similar community would practice under the same or similar circumstances. Read more...

No Effective Medications

 

The barrier for approval of new Alzheimer’s drug is extremely low. Why? Because existing drugs provide no benefit to patients. Thus any new drug that provides slight benefit will be approved by the FDA.   Read more...

Medical Delivery Harmonization

 

Healthcare delivery across the nation is now harmonized by the standard-of-care. That includes the major clinics: Mayo, Mass General, Johns Hopkins, and Cleveland Clinic.  Read more...

A Consequence of Standard-of-Care

The “standard of care” for macular degeneration calls for injections of a drug called Lucentis that stops new vessel growth. Unfortunately this further prevents blood flow to the optic nerve leading to its deterioration.  Read more...

RealHealth Clinics

We Understand Alzheimer's Disease Through Advanced Testing

 

Our approach to gaining your trust is to prove our worth. We start with a simple eye screening that actually provides a great deal of information about your current and future health status.   Read more...

Why Private Pay?

 

Medical insurance, both private and Medicare, provide coverage for “standard-of-care” procedures, diagnoses, and medicines. It often takes years for new techniques to be approved by insurance.  Read more...

Dr. Doug's Fight Against Alzheimer's

 

Dr. Doug was forced to resign from his own private medical practice due to Alzheimer's. He completed his first year of treatment using the RealHealth protocol and his condition continues to improve.   Read more...

Miscellaneous

Alzheimer's Disease Myths

 

The destruction of brain cells brought on by the disease also causes loss of bodily functions, including a person’s ability to talk, walk, connect with other people, think, and eat leading eventually to death.  Read more...