Alzheimer’s disease is one of the top three leading disease cause of death. It’s right up there with cancer and heart disease. Throughout the last few decades, its rate has increased significantly. The outlook isn’t good either, as the numbers could triple by 2050.
The big pharmacy companies are actually quite clueless in some regard. However, there are numerous remedies that are not expensive and less toxic that seem to be getting overlooked.
You may have heard about coconut oils and how they can be used to help energize brain cells. This is because the medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oils can produce ketones.
There are also herbs you can use, and these herbs have been used for a very longtime in Chinese medicine. Unfortunately, big pharma pushes treatment options with the intention to make as much money as possible.
Cannabis is another non-pharmaceutical solution that’s worth discussing. In fact, it may help with symptoms experienced by those with Alzheimer’s.
Those who are in the late stages of Alzheimer’s can be difficult to manage. They are considered to be the senior citizen equivalent to children who are autistic.
One daughter told a story of how her mother was in the final stages of the disease and she decided to get her off of pharmaceuticals and put her on medical marijuana. Her mother arrived at her home, which is in Oregon, and she was in bad shape because of the disease. She was given six months to live.
The older lady didn’t eat organic foods, take special supplements nor used holistic medicines. Asides from the disease, she was taking several medications for a number of ailments. However, positive results occurred after she received organic meals and used cannabis.
Instead of being antisocial, angry, feisty and acting inappropriately, she became more cooperative and she was more social. Her cognitive abilities improved drastically.
At the age of 83, the daughter’s mother did pass away, but the mother and daughter bond was established once again. In other words, if she wasn’t receiving cannabis as a form of treatment, then she may have not excited the earth as peacefully as she did.
In 2013, a study involving mice had some interesting results. The study involved looking at cannabis for Alzheimer’s. In short, the results lent support to the idea that stimulation of CB2, which is a cannabinoid, receptors altered various parameters in the diseases. This includes impaired memory, oxidative stress responses, oxidative stress damage and selected tau kinases.
What’s amazing is that this isn’t the only study that has reached a similar conclusion. In fact, a study that was done by scientists in Florida took a very close look at how cannabis demonstrates a lot of efficacy, but without side effects that are toxic.
A professor at Ohio State University (OSU), said he was searching for a drug that could reduce brain inflammation in rats for over 25 years. He said the first and only class of drugs he has seen be effective was cannabinoids.
The professor added that the perception of the drug is changing. He said this means that people in the future won’t fear it as much as they do now and he can only hope this will be the case at some point. When people become less fearful of it, then more people may use it for Alzheimer’sRead more