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Old 01-13-2012, 14:58   #11
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Hope they can slow the process down Ruth. I'll be pulling for you

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If your meter allows it, set an alarm on that. Also, if you have a smartphone, set alarms on that. Just use a logbook so that you don't accidentally take extra doses.

Keep us up to date and post as often as you need or want.

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I just looked up my "likes" and found out that I had put this thread in last July. I am sorry, I really do not remember. I hope you will overlook my repeats, confusion and forgetfulness.
I actually like the way you use language. You also tend to do your paragraphs the way I do. The damage can't be very advanced for you, or maybe it is for me.

I'm sure we all have things that could benefit from people overlooking them. There is no such thing as normal anyway, so not much point in worrying about differences.

In my experience on projects, different views become strengths when hearts are in the right places.

My mother had Alzheimer's and I haven't had much of a memory for 30 years. That is supposed to be an indication that it could happen to me too. But a couple of things I've learned about memory might help.

The only thing you really have to remember is that you are going to forget, so take care of whatever you are thinking about, or make a reminder.

Staying organized and busy are both big helps. The busy part is because while I am going around the house, I will be reminded of things I forgot to do. Having a well organized kitchen or desk helps me remember where everything is.

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With a parent and a grandparent now both dead from Alzheimer's, I view this as a real possibility for myself but of course I'm hoping not. Allow you to tell me what I tell (and will tell) myself in case there is a benefit.

It turns out that just like diabetes, there are very real findings (still preliminary but significant) on easy and med-free ways to treat Alzheimer's. In both cases, these methods leave no opportunity for profit-making and so get very little attention or funding except the occasional government-sponsored research. In both cases, you are extremely unlikely to ever hear abou them from any healthcare professional.

The good news is that they are both ONE AND THE SAME SOLUTION.

Get on a full Ketogenic Diet as soon as you can and stay on it. The problem in the brain is a problem with glucose. It started many years ago. The brain (nerve) cells had the same inability to uptake and utilize glucose that your peripheral cells had which in that case we call "diabetes". Over many years, this caused degneration of these cells/tissues in the brain and this results in Alzheimer's.

After about three weeks on the KD (no exceptions or slip-ups), 90% of your brain cells will be "liberated" from the glucose problem and will be running more efficiently than ever on ketones. Continue longer and virtually all of the brain will be converted and the problem circumvented. This will have immediate benefit in terms of short term memory, etc. and there is a good chance that actual healing (regeneration) will also take place at least partially reversing the condition.

Oh, and BTW, this is the best possible course for maintaining normal blood sugar at the same time. It is unlikely you will need any meds or insulin as long as you keep doing this.

Be sure to include lots of virgin coconut oil in your diet as it is more prone to producing ketones than any other fat making it easier to get into and maintain ketosis, the state needed by your brain.

I know this sounds like it is from left field and your doctors are telling you completely other things and testing all kinds of chemicals on you. Believe me, or research for yourself. Here are some words to include in your searches:

Dr. Veech
NIH
ketones
type 3 diabetes
alzheimer's

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Hi Everyone,

Thank you for your support. I have learned what it is like to have AD.

I have good news!!

I was misdiagnosed!! My neurologist did not do a contrast MRI. Therefore, he could not see if I had any plaques or tau tangles in my brain. I thought he did a contrast MRI.

I was in ICU for seizures. My regular doctor decided to do a contrast MRI. It was the longest MRI that I have ever had. Then he did another one the next morning. He wanted to make sure of the results.

He told me that no plaques or tau tangles showed up in the two MRI's that he did. He told me that I do not have AD.

I have MCI, Memory Cognitive Inpairment. That is no where at all from having AD.

I appreciate your support. I know who my friends are. I am welcome here!! I am not going back to the support groups that dropped me or tell them that I do not have AD.

I have learned what it is like living with AD. I really feel for those who have AD. People want to keep them "in the closet." There are very few people who do not stay "in the closet." I understand why!!

I thank you again for your continued support for me and everyone else who is in the forum.

Ruth

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Best news I've heard all day!!!

Wooo-Hooo!


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Thank you very much Shaynne, foxl and 1970clea.

I wanted to add that I changed my diet to a partial gluten-free diet. AD is caused by an excess of glutamate in the brain. I have only gone on a partial diet because our brains do need glutamate.

Ruth

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Hmmmm ... interesting stuff! Gluten, Glutamate & Neurological Disease | HealthNOW Medical

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Ruth here is a very inspiring video of AD I don't know if you have watched it before but it gives much hope
http://www.cbn.com/media/player/inde...p4/LJO190v1_WS

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Thank you foxl!! I looked it up and read it. I went to their home page and signed up to see them. I live in CA and they are in CA. It will not be hard for me to see them.

I went to HealthNOW Medical Center | Multidisciplinary Medical Center.

I hope everyone here looks it up. I learned a lot more from them and they are able to help anyone who wants help. I asked for their help.

I will keep everyone updated.

Thank you for the Video, I found it very helpful.

Ruth

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