The Ruthless Progression of Alzheimer's Can Be Reversed

A researcher has discovered ways to reverse Alzheimer's. This is not theoretical. It has already been done with hundreds of people — not just slowing the mental decline, but reversing it.

The methods he uses are so far outside normal medical procedure that you've probably never heard of it, even though he's been doing it for years and it is monumental news. The researcher, Dale Bredesen, MD, is more than a researcher. He's also a neurologist with serious credentials.

His understanding of the way Alzheimer's works is almost the opposite of the point of view of the conventional medical establishment. The key markers of Alzheimer's — which you may be familiar with: amyloid plaques and tau tangles — are actually the brain's protective response against inflammation, assaults and deficiencies. In its effort to survive, it ditches brain cells and brain connections like a crew on board a sinking ship might toss valuables overboard to try to stay afloat. Remembering what you had for breakfast is an unnecessary luxury to a brain fighting desperately for its physical survival.

Bredesen has discovered at least 37 pathways to the Alzheimer's response. Through testing, the pathways affecting a particular person are discovered and then remedied. The brain is in either a growing mode or a shrinking mode, and various discoverable factors can tip the scale in one direction or the other.

For example, if the protective response of Alzheimer's is being caused by mycotoxins (toxins from fungi like black mold), the black mold exposure can be eliminated, which stops the protective response, and the scale is tipped in the other direction, and if that's the only thing causing the cognitive decline, the person's mental abilities start to come back.

There are many kinds of toxins that can cause the brain to respond with Alzheimer's symptoms — mercury from fillings in teeth, chemical exposures at work, pollutants in drinking water, etc. These can be discovered by testing. You can then eliminate or reduce the toxic load you're exposed to, and when you do, your brain begins to recover. There are also many ways to improve your body's ability to eliminate toxins, which can also move the balance to the other side.

Sometimes the Alzheimer's response is being caused by a deficiency, like B1 or vitamin D. Again, testing can show what a person is lacking, and the deficiency can be resolved with a change in diet or supplements, and the brain recovers.

Another source of assault to the brain is inflammation. There are a lot of ways to develop a systemic inflammation, and when one of those ways is discovered through testing, it can be ameliorated, and when it is, the brain stops shrinking and starts growing again.

Another pathway to Alzheimer's is insulin resistance. This can also lead to adult-onset diabetes, weight gain, and heart disease. You can easily test your insulin sensitivity, and there's plenty you can do to improve it.

Yes, all of this is inconvenient. Difficult. And it will cost some money. But so will having Alzheimer's. Or taking care of someone with Alzheimer's. But with Bredesen's protocol, things get better rather than getting worse. It's uplifting rather than depressing. The sooner you start, the better.

And there's a lot you can do on your own even before any testing. Read about that here.

Bredesen's protocol is called ReCODE which stands for REversal of COgnitive DEcline. He did a nine and a half minute TED talk that gives a good overview of his discoveries here: A precision approach to end Alzheimer's Disease. You can also watch a documentary about Bredesen's work here: Memories For Life: Reversing Alzheimer's.

Here's a list of the basic principles of the ReCODE protocol: The Bredesen Seven.

Learn more about all this in depth with Bredesen's books. His first book was: The End of Alzheimer's.

He's got two other books. One of them is The End of Alzheimer's Program, which goes into detail about exactly what the method entails. He gives enough of the specifics that you could do the program on your own. You can also get personally coached by people who know Bredesen's protocol well (and can answer any question you have about it) at Apollo Health.

Bredesen's third book is a collection of stories written by some of his ReCODE patients themselves — what they went through, how they first noticed they had Alzheimer's, how they found Bredesen, and what happened after they started applying the ReCODE protocol. Some of them describe what happened when they relapsed (when they stopped doing the protocol and their cognitive decline returned) and then they got back on the program and their Alzheimer's went away again. It's called The First Survivors of Alzheimer's. I would start with this one. It's the most readable.

Here's a video of Dale Bredesen on a Zoom call with four people who have been following his protocol and have experienced their cognitive abilities return: Introducing the first survivors of Alzheimer's.

Read the transcript of a Conversation with Dale Bredesen, MD.

At the National Institute of Health website, there's a paper about Bredesen's program called ReCODE: A Personalized, Targeted, Multi-Factorial Therapeutic Program for Reversal of Cognitive Decline.

If this all seems too good to be true, read this: If Alzheimer's Could Be Reversed, You Would Have Heard About It, Right?

This is a one-hour presentation by Bredesen. It's a good overview of his body of work: Cutting Edge: Women and Alzheimer's is on the Rise! Hope is Here!

One of the people who now works with Bredesen is known as Julie G, who started a website for those with the Alzheimer’s gene (APOE4). The gene causes the body to use fats differently, as well as other important differences. The website is a forum where people with the gene share what they’ve learned about how to prevent Alzheimer’s from developing, or how to reverse it when it does, using lifestyle interventions. Check it out:

If you are worried about getting Alzheimer's, you should look into this. The earlier you do something about it, the easier it is to prevent it from happening. And if you know anyone who has Alzheimer's, or if you know a caregiver of an Alzheimer's patient, please share this article with them (here's an easy way to share it). A diagnosis of Alzheimer's doesn't have to turn into the nightmare we all fear. We can do something about it now.

Adam Khan is the author of Principles For Personal GrowthSlotralogyAntivirus For Your Mindand co-author with Klassy Evans of How to Change the Way You Look at Things (in Plain English)Subscribe to his blog here. You can email him here.

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