The End of Alzheimer’s

As a supporter of ARPF’s long-time goal to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, especially through our innovative research, I know you’ll love this story, as told by Kirti, our COO.

“In early November I flew back home to Rome, Italy, to spend time with my parents and siblings. It was a very enjoyable and heart-warming experience.

 One of the moments that I will always remember was when my mom and I went to visit Ada, my grandmother’s best friend. While my grandma died 35 years ago, Ada is now 97. I have very clear memories of playing with her as a little kid, and her bouncing me on her knee as she taught me children songs. One of my favorites was about a little poodle.

 Ada was always a small woman, and in the last 10 years since I last saw her, she’s become a tiny elderly lady. But I was thrilled  to see that she still is incredibly sharp mentally. We spoke of the desert where I live, and her green yard and the plants she loves.

 With her unbound love, she asked about everyone in my family by first name – all three generations of us. Then she told us the news about her family.  She has 3 children, 4 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren – and they all have lunch with her every day!  What a great way to keep your mind sharp.

 For me it was an emotional visit. As we said goodbye, tears were rolling down our cheeks. Tears of happiness and gratefulness for the kindness, caring and love we have for each other. The visit probably took 30 minutes, but the memory of it will last forever in my heart – it was truly a transforming moment.

 I’ve always loved my elders. There is so much to learn from them, and their stories are so fascinating and full of interesting details. When was the last time you spent time with an older friend or relative? Did you find it an incredibly fulfilling experience?  

 That’s why I am so passionate about improving our elders’ quality of life and helping people stay as mentally sharp as possible as they age.”

 Thank you, Kirti. Here at the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation our goal is to prevent Alzheimer’s. And since we’ve been doing this work for 20 years, we can proudly say we know a thing or two about helping you keep your mind alive forever.

 To help further our innovative research work, we are having a year-end $50,000 donation drive.

We absolutely need your help to make it happen. If you can help us raise this sum by the end of the year, we can have a tremendous impact on ending this horrible mind-robbing disease in our life-time.

You can make a big difference in making this vision a reality.

Please make your tax-deductible donation now. http://www.alzheimersprevention.org/donate.php

Thank you.  I wish you a very Happy Holiday Season.

Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
Founding President and Medical Director

PS: The ARPF offers leading edge research, education, and early detection screenings. We’re asking for your support.

$25 Provides free early detection screening for 2 people

$50 Provides one hour of education at a health fair

$100 Provides a half-day education session at a senior center

$200 Will go towards creating a new publication to share our successful research with the medical community

$1,000 Will support a new research study at a leading medical school

PPS: Any amount you give can have a tremendous impact. Your donation allows us to continue our research on Alzheimer’s prevention.

Stop the Communication Breakdown

Good communication skills are one of the keys to success in both your personal and professional life.  The same is true in your brain.  When your brain cells stop communicating like they should, you’ll experience declines in memory, learning and even social skills.

One reason your brain cells stop talking is a lack of phosphatidylserine (PS), a vital  phospholipid nutrient that supports memory and enables your brain to repair damaged cells and even make new ones.   Adding PS to your vitamins replaces the naturally produced PS in the membranes of your brain cells.  PS has the awesome power to eliminate those embarrassing “senior moments” that occur more and more frequently as you age. Isn’t that remarkable?

Here’s why this is so important to memory and brain health.  As you age, your body produces less PS, causing brain cell membranes to become thinner and thinner.  When this happens, memory lapses become more frequent and attention span becomes shorter.   You’re then on the road to mild cognitive impairment — a condition that can only get worse without PS supplementation.

Even the FDA who notoriously puts the kibosh on health claims made by vitamin manufacturers about their products endorses PS, by stating: “consumption of phosphatidylserine may reduce the risk of dementia in the elderly” and “consumption of phosphatidylserine may reduce the risk of cognitive dysfunction in the elderly”.

Coming from the FDA, that’s the highest form of praise a nutritional supplement can get.

Since dietary sources of PS mainly come from the organ meats of animals, it’s easy for most of us to develop a deficiency.  That’s why taking a high-quality supplement is so important.  It’s crucial to your brain health and very hard to get enough of from your diet alone.

PS has been studied extensively in clinical trials.  In people with early stage cognitive decline, PS   supplementation was shown to produce significant improvements.  In patients with moderate to severe age-related cognitive impairment, improvements were seen in socialization, motivation, and initiative.

Additional research shows that everyone benefits from a healthy supply of PS.  In middle-aged and elderly people it also helps to reduce stress and anxiety.  I encourage you to look into this amazing nutrient for your brain health.

To Your Health,

Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2005/oct2005_report_brain_01.htm

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2011/jan2011_Feed-Your-Brain_01.htm?source=search&key=phosphatidylserine   

Where Aging Begins

Here’s something I’d like you to think about.  Memory loss, poor eyesight and hearing, heart problems, lack of energy, wrinkles on your skin and a host of other age-related issues stem from one primary cause: cellular aging.

That’s right.  Your health, whether good or bad, is all about the health of each individual cell in your body.  In fact, it’s almost like a domino effect – one diseased or damaged cell can negatively affect healthy cells nearby – causing more and more of them to stop dividing until they finally become diseased too or simply die off.  This is when chronic disease starts and the effects of “old age” become apparent both inside and out.

 Scientists are working on highly sophisticated technologies right now to slow or even reverse cellular aging, in the hopes of extending the healthy lifespan for years or even decades.  Unfortunately, it will take many years until anti-aging technologies are safe and affordable for us to enjoy.

Should you despair over missing out? Absolutely not! And I say that with absolute certainty because proven research has shown that tremendous anti-aging and disease prevention results can be achieved with proper diet and the right nutritional supplements to keep your cells healthy and disease free well into your twilight years.

Aging begins when cells no longer produce enough energy, resulting in reduced activity and the accumulation of cellular debris.  There are supplements you can take that can assist in anti-aging and disease prevention:

  • Amino acid, L-carnitine, boosts energy metabolism in the cell and helps block the formation of harmful debris.
  • CoQ10 boosts energy levels and keeps your cells healthy and disease free.
  • Resveratrol and Quercetin are natural plant compounds slow cellular aging while providing powerful antioxidant protection to individual cells from disease-causing free radical damage. 
  • Alpha-lipoic acid reduces cellular mitochondria, improves metabolic functioning of the cell, and helps prevent free-radical damage.
  • Milk thistle has remarkable detoxifying properties that work with your liver to neutralize harmful toxins and remove them from the body.
  • Herb Turmeric is one of the most effective natural substances on earth to reduce chronic inflammation and the premature aging and disease processes it causes.

Finally, no discussion of anti-aging would be complete without mentioning the rejuvenating effects of the amino acid, N-acetyl cysteine.  This life-saving compound replenishes levels of your body’s most potent antioxidant called glutathione, which diminishes with aging.  NAC is also a powerful inflammation fighter and has been shown to reduce the development of many different types of cancer. 

When you include these supplements into your diet, they are part of a holistic Alzheimer’s Prevention plan for your body.   Combining these supplements with nutrition, exercise and stress management, you can be sure you are preventing disease every day.

To Your Health,

Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2010/may2010_N-Acetyl-Cysteine_01.htm?source=search&key=nac#supplements-menu

 

 

 

        

Help Us Help Others! Vote for the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation in the Chase Community Giving Program

As you may have seen, The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) has been nominated to receive a grant to further our research.  You can help by casting your vote for us so we can end Alzheimer’s in your lifetime.

The ARPF has been advocating for the Prevention of Alzheimer’s disease for 20 years.  Our research is groundbreaking and our holistic lifestyle approach is now mainstream.  BUT WE CAN DO MORE!

We are very excited and grateful to have this opportunity to receive a grant from JP Morgan Chase – and we need your help!  Chase will donate a total of $5,000,000 divided between 196 Eligible Nominated Charities who receive the most votes.

This means that ARPF could receive as much as $250,000 to further our Alzheimer’s Prevention Plan research on Kirtan Kriya, our innovative memory meditation.  That is a very meaningful grant and it would be an incredible help as we continue to spread the word about Alzheimer’s prevention through our research.

In fact whatever we are awarded will go directly into our new research.

Voting began September 6, 2012 and ends September 19, 2012. There are two ways to vote:

You can cast your vote for us by visiting https://www.facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving/app_162065369655?app_data=ein|86-0735832

1. If you are a Chase Customer with a Chase Online Account:

  • Log in using your Chase Online account information.
  • Search for “Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation” and cast your vote.
  • If you are a Chase Customer with a Chase online account, you will receive two (2) votes. Each vote must be cast for a different Eligible Nominated Charity.

2. If you are a Facebook User:

  • On the left hand side you will see a box titled “Your Votes.” You must allow the app in order to cast your vote.
  • In the Search Box type “Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation” and cast your vote
  • As a Facebook User, you will receive two (2) votes. Each vote must be cast for a different Eligible Nominated Charity.
  • Additionally, Facebook Users may earn a bonus vote which can be used to cast a second vote for ARPF. To earn a bonus vote, users must share the Chase Community Giving App to their networks by clicking on the “Like” button, the “send” button, the “tweet” button or “copy link” button while on the Chase Community Giving App.

Very Important: If you are both a Chase Customer with a Chase online account AND a Facebook User, you will receive 4 opportunities to vote. Two of those votes can be used for ARPF (one cast via www.ChaseGiving.com; the other cast via Facebook)!

Please note: For our international supporters, you can still participate and make a difference by voting via Facebook. If you have questions, email us at info@alzheimersprevention.org.

Voting has to be done between September 6, 2012 and September 19, 2012.

Your votes totally count and are critically important.

 Please spread the word to your friends and family and help us to be one of the top 196 charities that will receive a considerable donation!

 If you have any questions about how to vote, please call us at (888) 908-5766 and we will be happy to guide you through the process.

Or go back and follow the link above.

Thank you for joining us for 2 very exciting weeks. We will continue to update you on our progress.

Best of Health.

Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
Founding President and Medical Director
Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation

P.S. With your help, we can continue our innovative research on the Kirtan Kriya memory meditation to prevent Alzheimer’s. Please vote for us today!

Are You Avoiding the Healthiest Foods on Earth?

One of the best things you can do for your health is something most Americans ignore.  I’m talking about eating enough fiber.  Most people eat just 15 grams per day even though the Institute of Medicine says that women should have 25 grams per day and men should have 38 grams.

Fiber has some wonderful health benefits besides helping you move your bowels regularly – although that’s important too!  Research shows that a high-fiber diet:

  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Controls blood sugar levels
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Helps prevent colorectal cancer
  • Lowers risk of arterial disease and Metabolic  syndrome
  • Aids in digestion

With these awesome contributions to your good health, it’s easy to see why you should throw out the sugar, white flour, and trans-fats and replace them with all-natural high-fiber foods.

Fortunately there are countless high-fiber fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains to keep your menu interesting and your taste buds happy.  While these foods are your best sources of dietary fiber, they’re also loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants and trace minerals that keep your immune system strong and healthy. 

Here’s something to remember.  As you add more high-fiber foods to your diet, do it gradually and you’ll avoid bloating and gastrointestinal issues.  Try adding 5 grams per day until you reach your desired intake.

Good nutrition is one of the 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention™, and sticking to a healthy diet is one of the best ways to prevent any disease.

Wishing you great health,

 

http://www.streetdirectory.com/food_editorials/beverages/beverages/green_drinks_a_great_way_to_get_your_greens.html

http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/fiber-how-much-do-you-need

Shining the Light on Alzheimer’s

I’m very happy to share with you a very positive study I recently read about the effect of vitamin D3 on Alzheimer’s.   It supports what I have been saying for many years.  You have the power to defeat Alzheimer’s with a healthy lifestyle that includes proper nutrition and adequate intake of proven nutritional supplements.

In this latest study, researchers tested the blood of Alzheimer’s patients and a healthy control group to isolate certain immune cells called macrophages.  These specialized cells have the ability to engulf beta-amyloid plaque to prevent it from causing damage in your brain.

After incubating the macrophages overnight with beta-amyloid, the researchers treated them with the active form of vitamin D3.  They found that the vitamin D3 played a key role in regulating genetic and intracellular mechanisms that allow macrophages to swallow up and clear beta-amyloid.   

The same researchers previously showed that curcuminoids from the spice turmeric were also able to regulate one type of macrophage to remove beta-amyloid in the same way as vitamin D3 – although vitamin D3 up-regulates two types of macrophages. 

If you haven’t been paying attention to your vitamin D3 intake, this study gives you one more excellent reason to start right now – especially if you live in a cloudy northern climate.

Read more in these 2 enlightening articles. 

  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120306131845.htm

http://www.emaxhealth.com/11306/vitamin-d-reported-clear-alzheimers-plaques

Wishing you a healthy summer.

Why this Nutrient Deserves a Silver Star

You probably know by now that I highly recommend ginkgo to improve your memory and overall brain health.  Because it improves cerebral blood flow, your brain will receive more oxygen and vital nutrients to function at its best.

What you may not know is that ginkgo does so much more to keep your brain and arteries in great health.  Here’s what I mean.  Ginkgo helps dilate and tone your blood vessels, keeping them strong and healthy.  It also interferes with the clumping of blood platelets that can cause dangerous blood clots leading to stroke or heart attack.

Ginkgo improves energy metabolism in your brain, keeping your brain cells alert and active to process new information and then retain it.  Research shows that it may even help prevent depression – another factor in memory loss.

Ginkgo doesn’t get much press for being a potent antioxidant – but it is.  Its antioxidant ability means that ginkgo is protecting your brain cells and mitochondria from dangerous oxidative damage that leads to disease and ultimate cell death. 

That’s a whole lot of protection from one single nutrient, and it’s why I’ve prescribed ginkgo to thousands of people over the years.   Try it, you’ll be glad you did.

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2005/apr2005_cover_cognitive_03.htm?source=search&key=ginkgo