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August 2018 Newsletter: Preventing and Reversing Cognitive Decline (Alzheimer's)
10th Anniversary Newsletter Edition!!!
AUGUST 2018 NEWSLETTER
Tenth Anniversary Edition of the Monthly Newsletter
Welcome to the Tenth Anniversary of my Monthly Newsletter! Amazing how time flies! I want to take the opportunity to thank all those who support me daily in this work – my wife Susana, my mentors, and all my clients – past and present!
Preventing and Reversing Cognitive Decline (That's Code for Alzheimer's Disease)
Last month you met Dr. Jason Fung who works with Type 2 diabetes patients to fully reverse and prevent this disease without medications or surgery. He is using a special diet to control insulin with intermittent fasting.
This month, I am introducing Dr. Dale E. Bredesen, a Professor at UCLA, Founding President of the Buck Institute, and Chief Medical Officer of MPI Cognition. In 2017 he wrote, The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline. My summary of the book is the feature article of this newsletter.
I am also encouraging you to participate in my Share the Care program. Refer a friend or loved one to Rosen Wellness and you will both receive a benefit. See below for the offer details.
Alzheimer’s is feared like no other disease for two reasons: there is no effective treatment and the progression of the disease can be extremely challenging for both the person and his or her loved ones. As Dr. Bredesen says, “Everyone knows someone who’s survived cancer, but no one knows anyone who’s survived Alzheimer’s – until now.”
Alzheimer’s affects an estimated one in nine Americans 65 or older, which is approximately 5.2 million people. As the population ages this number is expected to continue to increase. The number of people affected by Alzheimer’s is creating a tremendous burden on Medicare, Medicaid, and our long-term care facilities, and of course on the families who are dealing with the disease progression.
In his book, Dr. Bredesen turns the conventional wisdom upside down! He believes that rather than Alzheimer’s being caused by the buildup of amyloid plaques in the brain, these plaques are the protective response of the brain from at least one of three main threats. He also states there is no single cause to Alzheimer’s and each type of threat requires different actions. It is not a question of what is “wrong” with the brain, rather it is a question of what conditions in each affected individual is causing this reaction in their brain. In many cases more than one of the three threats is present.
These three threats are: 1) Inflammation from infection, diet, and other causes; 2) The decline and shortage of supportive nutrients, hormones, and other brain-supporting substances; and 3) Toxic substances such as metals or biotoxins (poisons produced by microbes such as molds).
I am pleased to reintroduce the Share the Care program. It provides a wonderful incentive to share your success improving and restoring your health and quality of life with friends and relatives.
The program is designed to help people you know take the next step with their health – and to express my gratitude to you. Here is how it works: Tell your friends and family what I do and how I have helped you. If they are interested, provide them my contact information.
They will receive $50 off their initial consult and you will receive 10% off your next purchase.
Thank you for being a valued client.
At Home Gluten Test Kit
I recently became aware of an at home gluten test kit. It is called Gluten Detective and it is the first at-home test for the identification and monitoring of gluten consumption.
Gluten is hidden in many products and sometimes we can believe we are eating gluten-free foods and yet still being exposed to gluten. This test helps to identify if that is the situation.
Gluten Detective offers 25% off the purchase of your first kit. There are stool and urine kit options available. Even at full price these kits seem to be reasonably priced.
I was recently contacted by Consumer Safety Guide and asked to add a link on my Resources page. I was very impressed with the information they provide and wanted to share it with you on my Website and here:
In their own words, “Consumer Safety Guide was created to keep the public informed about consumer dangers and safety issues associated with numerous products that can cause the public harm. Our website is constantly being updated with the most recent information on the most popular prescription medications and FDA-approved medical devices that could be endangering your health or putting your loved ones at risk. Our mission is to keep you informed and help you make the most educated decisions about your health care!”
The Importance of Trust
“I have gone to Bernie with different issues over the past few years. I appreciate his vast knowledge outside of traditional western medicine. With each concern I bring he is always thorough, professional and dives right in to find the best solution. I know I can trust him when it comes to my health & wellness.” K.K.
“Have a fabulous vacation-I just wanted to say that today after taking my drops and pills, I felt so zen and like in a state of being relaxed! So, whatever they are doing...I’m excited️. Thank you so much!” H.J.