OOPS… this video link had technical issues. Instead I’m sharing with you a recap of an Alzheimer’s seminar I gave last night at the Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine.
An enthusiastic crowd joined me at the Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine to talk about cutting-edge Alzheimer’s therapies.
Yesterday, more than 60 people gathered in the fitness studio at my anti-aging clinic.
They came to hear about the root causes of Alzheimer’s disease.
Like our toxic environment. And a deficient, substrate food supply that can’t provide you with the nutrients your body needs to defend against this memory-stealing disease…
But more importantly, they wanted to learn about the breakthrough therapies that can prevent Alzheimer’s.
And even reverse it.
The mainstream medical establishment will tell you that it’s impossible to reverse Alzheimer’s. But what they really mean is that they can’t produce a pill to treat it…
Just last month Big Pharma giant Pfizer announced it was abandoning all research into new drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease.
Before that, Merck cancelled its late-stage clinical trial because their “promising” Alzheimer’s drug was found to be a total flop.
Four months earlier, the same thing happened at Eli Lily…
In fact, 99.6% of Big Pharma’s Alzheimer’s medications fail before they ever hit the market.i
To me this just proves that traditional doctors don’t have any idea about what causes this devastating brain-destroying disease.
And even less idea how to treat it. And that’s tragic…
Of all the diseases I see, Alzheimer’s disease is one of the cruelest and most debilitating.
Mainstream medicine may say there’s no hope for Alzheimer’s, but I know it isn’t hopeless. Every day at my clinic, we’re proving that alternative therapies can defeat this disease.
And the area that shows the most dramatic advancement is with telomere therapy. Let me explain…
Telomeres are the “time keepers” attached to the end of every strand of your DNA. Each time your cells divide, your telomeres get shorter.
When your telomeres shorten, it causes the next generation of cells to be weaker, more vulnerable and more decrepit. And these older brain cells make you a prime candidate for all of those “senior moments” that come from memory loss.
Studies published in respected journals like Annals of Neurology and Neurobiology of Aging show shorter telomeres are connected to some of the scariest age-related brain concerns like stroke, dementia and Alzheimer’s.ii
But when you slow down the loss of your telomeres, you not only extend your brainpower, you stay younger longer.
One of the most effective ways to keep your telomeres from shortening and boost your brain power is with an amino acid called acetyl-L-carnitine, or ALC.
Studies show that ALC activates the human telomerase gene by ramping up production of a brain chemical called acetylcholine.
The science proves it. Researchers looked at the effects of ALC in people with mild cognitive impairment and even early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. After taking ALC, they showed significantly improved brain function after three months.iii
I recommend 250 mg of ALC per day. It’s best taken in liquid form on an empty stomach.
By activating telomerase, you have the opportunity to produce younger cells… even as you get older.
Activate telomerase to boost brainpower
Here are three nutrients I recommend to increase telomerase-boosting ALC in your brain.
- Choline. Choline is the fuel your brain uses to create acetylcholine. In one study, people with a choline deficiency showed dramatic improvement in memory tests after taking choline for just six months.iv
Women need at least 425 mg of choline a day and men need at least 550 mg.
The best way to get choline is to eat pastured eggs and grass-fed red meat. Liver is also a great source. Two ounces of beef liver have 174 mg of choline. One large egg has 141 mg.
You can also take supplements to boost your choline. I recommend 535 mg of choline citrate and 35 mg of its cousin, CDP choline. They each work in different areas of the brain.
- Phosphatidylcholine. When phosphatidylcholine enters your brain, it helps build and repair new cell membranes. But its most important function is to increase choline supply in the brain.
I recommend 400 mg three times a day.
- DMAE. Choline also works synergistically with dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) to produce acetylcholine. Studies prove just 50 mg twice a day of DMAE improves brain function. It can also improve your mood, increase your awareness and attention, and prevent brain fog.
The best sources of DMAE are wild-caught fish like salmon and small, oily fish like sardines. You need at least 35 mg per day.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD, CNS
i. Cummings J. Alzheimer’s disease drug-development pipeline: few candidates, frequent failures. Alzheimer's Research & Therapy. 20146:37.
ii. Honig L, et al. Shorter telomeres are associated with mortality in those with APOE ε4 and dementia. Annals of Neurology. DOI: 10.1002/ana.20894
iii. Montgomery et al. “Meta-analysis of double blind randomized controlled clinical trials of acetyl-L-carnitine versus placebo in the treatment of mild cognitive impairment and mild Alzheimer’s disease.” International Clinical Psychopharmacology. 2003. 18(2):61-71.