Everything old is new again!
For YEARS, scientists fingered “brain plaques” as the main cause of Alzheimer’s disease. Then, a bunch of hacks out to make names for themselves started blaming everything else.
But the latest research now confirms that in many cases — maybe even most cases — it’s those ugly beta amyloid plaques and tangles after all.
Believe it or not, that’s GOOD news.
It means we can finally end this stupid wild goose chase and get people the help they need ASAP, when it can actually make a difference.
In fact, the new study shows how we can use beta amyloid to spot folks at risk long BEFORE the obvious brain lapses kick in… and even before the plain old “brain burps,” which can sometimes be the first warning sign, turn up.
The study started out with perfectly healthy seniors, at least when it came to brain function. NONE of them had any obvious signs of cognitive battles, but brain scans revealed that SOME of them had those nasty beta amyloid plaques crawling around in the attic.
Over four years, the folks with those plaques did far worse on cognitive tests.
And over ten years, they were the ones much more likely to end up locked in a nightmare battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
We’re not talking some little bump in risk here. Close to NINETY PERCENT of the subjects with high amyloid plaques ended up with dementia, compared to just a third of those with low levels.
There’s a downside here. It’s a small one, but it’s there: By treating anyone with amyloid EARLY, you’ll end up treating a whole mess of people who may have never gone on to develop dementia.
It’s the approach the mainstream uses with meds: Treat EVERYONE, and hope you hit the people who really need it. And if that’s what they end up doing… giving dementia drugs to everyone with brain plaques… we’ll be in for a disaster.
That’s not the story with a treatment called chelation.
Instead of side effects, you’ll get bonus benefits!
Even if it turns out you don’t need this treatment for brain health, the same therapy can clear gunk out of the arteries and protect you from a heart attack.
Of course, the mainstream absolutely hates chelation, despite the fact that even a government-backed study found it can cut heart risk in some people.
So if you want it, you’ll have to seek the advice of a naturopathic medical doctor who can evaluate your risks and see if the treatment is right for you.