Last night i had the opportunity to go and hear Dr. Rodney Soto http://www.holisticalabama.com/ speak on Brain Regeneration and Overcoming Diseases of the Brain. Dr. Soto is a neurologist and was the medical director of the Stroke Unit at UAB. His experiences have led him to finding out the causes of diseases, how to prevent them, and how to reverse them.
These notes are just a small part of what he covered, but if you want more information, please contact his office and he said he would be glad to send anyone studies of the talk or further information…256-325-1648.
Brain Regeneration: Need to restore brain function by regenerating new cells…after age 55 there is a gradual decline of brain dysfunction….it doesn’t have to be this way. You don’t want to wait until you start having symptoms…you can have 20 to 25 years and be completely free of symptoms. The time to start regenerating new cells, and caring for your brain and your family’s brain is NOW.
Alzheimer’s Disease Facts: One in eight over 65 have Alzheimer’s.
Mechanisms of Neuronal Dysfunction: Chemicial Exposures, microbes, oxidation, inflammation, causes destruction of brain cells.
We must identify Root Causes that creates inflammatory process.
The brain is a highly energetic organ!
Causes of Brain Degeneration:
- Processed Foods
People in poverty rely on cheap foods
Alzheimer’s =Type 3 Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Oxidation
Most foods in the supermarket are neurotoxins!
Study after study shows that plant based nutrition dramatically reduces dementia, Alzheimers.
Fresh veggies, whole grains, and legumes. Must use good fats and good phytonutrients.
Pigment in food activates neurotransmitters….more colorful food is, better it is for you and your brain!
Nutrition studies show fish containing Omega 3 oils lower Alzheimers
Vit. C and E are good.
Nutrients to Restore Brain Function:
- Fatty Acids (DHA)
- Vitamin E, C, B12, Folic Acid
- Green Tea
- Gingko Biloba
- Coconut Oil
- Vit D
- CoQu 10
- Acetyl L Carnitine
Need to take tumeric with fats…olive oil, coconut oil
Food- Dr. Soto mentioned restricting calories activates genes that help the brain. The less you eat, the longer you live. But these must be healthy, nutrient rich calories….
Chemical Toxins- Driven toward brain lipid soluble…. Brain absorbs cigarette smoke like a sponge and other chemicals.
Alzheimer’s can be dramatically reduced
Dental amalgams – mercury 50% very toxic to the brain
Increased blood mercury levels in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
Cell phone use- very detrimental to brain- cell phones penetrate thru bone…. Radiation penetrates deeper in life. Think about talking before you use cell phone… Alzheimer’s
Detrimental to the brain:
- Cholesterol lowering agents
- Beta blockers
- Steroid drugs
- Immune modulators
- Anti acid med
Check out http://www.everydayexposures.com/ to find out toxins you are being exposed to in your home each day….
Detoxify the body….
Detox at least twice a year
Gut brain connection-
Gluten sensitivity: gut brain connection
Eradication of Heliobacyer pylori may be beneficial in management of Alzheimer’s
How hormones impact brain function
Risk decrease risk …. Natural hormones
Estrogen replacement reduces risk of Alzheimer’s
Stress- excess cortisol toxic to hypo campus
Exercise 3-4 times a week
Presence-attention to the present moment
Neurofeedback- provides patient with information about brain activity, improves cognitive performance
TMS- transcranial magnetic stimulation –
Stimulates brain- nowadays delivered thru psychiatrists
High pressure oxygen delivery- improves oxygenation to the tissue- ( my note,- Alfred Johnson in Richardson Texas does this (http://www.johnsonmedicalassociates.com/AboutUs/AlfredJohsonDO/tabid/60/Default.aspx) if you are out in that area…)
For those who can afford it it is very effective.
Stem cell therapy- adult stem cells-adult stem cells
From you and putting them back inside you…who does this? Very promising tool. for Alzheimer’s,
Parkinson’s , multiple
Who is at risk?
B.e.a.m. Brain mapping….an
Accurate predictor of
Doesn’t mean we don’t have
- Optimal nutrition
- Have to aim at looking at root causes
Power up your brain… Dr David Perlmutter
The Edge Effect- Eric R. Braverman, M.D.
Stop Alzheimer’s Now- By Bruce Fife ND
Must prepare the ground… Address nutrition, intestinal health, balance between nutrition and detox
Cholesterol- people who have cholesterol over 200 live longer
Particle size of LDL, hdl more important
The Lower your
Cholesterol, the sooner you die.
Petdaxa… Newest blood thinner….
Not going to have good effects on body.
Walnuts – olive oil,
Infectious process has deficiency of b12
Next month- reversing heart disease
Chelation -removing metals will have signicant impact on the brain….
Next month’s talk is REVERSING HEART DISEASE – on Oct. 16 at Grille 29 in Providence Place, Huntsville, Al You can call 256-325-1648 to make your reservations. These talks are excellent and they fill up in a hurry…you better make your reservations early…the food is also yummy!