Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that slowly but surely devastates mental, emotional, and eventually, physical functioning. Most conventional doctors will offer you two types of treatments, the first is a prescription drug called Aricept, and the other is Vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that slows the destruction of brain cells. In the past, doctors thought treating Alzheimer’s with Vitamin E was nonsense and useless, but results have proven different.
There are other natural remedies that can help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and perhaps even prevent its later stages that lead to total memory loss. However, Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative illness, similar to cancer, so the natural remedies should be used under the supervision of a doctor’s care and in conjunction with a full range of medical tests and treatments, both prescription drugs and natural remedies.
A few of the natural remedies for Alzheimer’s include:
Huperzine – Slows memory loss without side effects. It is similar to the drug donepezil, but without the side effects or the expense.
Phosphatidylserine – Boosts mental capacity and regenerates the outside layer of neurons, reversing the chronological age of the cells by as much as 12 years and improving the mental capacity of patients. Recommended usage is 300 mgs a day during three meals.
Vitamin E – Regenerates Brain cells and helps shield neurons from free radicals and unstable molecules that damage cells. Recommended use is 2000 IU daily of the d-alpha tocopherol form of the nutrient, which is the most effective.
Coenzyme Q10 – Protects mental energy. CoQ10 is vital for producing energy in neurons throughout the body. It also is a neuroprotector that helps stop the destruction of neurons by free radicals. Recommended use is 200 mg a day.
Ginkgo – Unfortunately, doctors have underestimated the power of this herb but Ginkgo maximizes the flow of blood to the brain and helps protect neurons from free radicals. Recommended usage is 240 mg a day.
DHA – is a fat that is a building block for the brain and can help Alzheimer’s patients retain brain function. Recommended use is 100 mg a day.
Fish – Last but not least, fish is good for the neurons. Often called brain food, fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and nutrients that help protect brain cells. Eating plenty of cold-water fish, such as tuna, trout, mackerel, and salmon.