Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is affecting approximately 6 million people in the United States and 44 million people worldwide. This disease is rapidly growing, and there is a good chance that someone in your family or circle of friends has been impacted by this condition. Right now, I can think of seven people that I know personally who have dementia or did have AD before they passed away. This disease is heartbreaking, especially in the beginning stages when the affected person is aware that something is not right with his or her mind but cannot put their finger on why.
The Cost of Alzheimer’s Disease
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are many costs involved with the individual person and the families who are impacted by the presence of AD. These costs are physical, emotional, mental, and financial. In 2020, 67% of total healthcare costs were spent by Medicare and Medicaid caring for those with AD and other dementias. Compared with the majority of the population, people living with Alzheimer’s typically have twice as many hospital stays and are more likely to have chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart or kidney disease.
The Gut-Brain Connection
Science has proven a direct correlation between the health of our gut and the health of our brain. As much as 90 percent of serotonin is made in our gut and about 50 percent of dopamine. These neurotransmitters impact cognition. If the gut microbiome is out of balance then mental health suffers. Two ways to support your gut health is by taking a high-quality probiotic and fish oil supplement
- Choosing A Probiotic – MentaBiotics is a comprehensive nutritional system that contains specific strains of healthy bacteria (probiotics), specialized fibers (prebiotics), and phytobiotics which protect the healthy bacteria. MentaBiotics also contains Suntheanine which has been shown to sharpen concentration and improve learning performance.
- Quality Matters with Fish Oil – OmMega is a sustainably sourced, lavender-infused fish oil that features a 5:1 ratio of EPA to DHA. It has NO environmental toxins such as PCBs, heavy metals, mercury, or lead. This purity results in a nearly water-like appearance — drastically different from the typical yellow orange fish oils on the market, which are less pure.
The Value of PEMF Therapy
There are research studies in PubMed which have examined the value that low-frequency magnetic field stimulation can have upon people with AD. Two of these studies are highlighted here.
- Patient Blood Samples exposed to PEMF: Samples of blood were taken from patients with AD. For each patient, blood cultures were exposed to a low frequency Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF). Non-treated blood cultures were evaluated as controls. The PEMF cultures stimulated both tissue regeneration and brain signaling capacity in the patient blood samples with AD. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5434238/
- Patients Directly exposed to PEMF: This study researched the synergistic effect of magnetic field exposure combined with cognitive training on patients with AD. This combined therapy approach had a remarkable improvement upon the memory capability in the patients affected by AD. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26365021
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The author, Susan Kapatoes, MHA is the founder of Inspire Your Journey, a holistic wellness company. She is a Wellness Partner with Amare Global, and an Independent Distributor with BEMER Therapy and Healy World. She lives in Massachusetts.