Symptoms

Symptoms

Symptoms

The next read is an excerpt from “The Doctor’s Book of Survival Home Remedies”, Chapter: Alzheimer’s and Dementia, pages 21-23:

“When you lose your memory, you lose everything. You lose everyone who ever mattered to you.”

I’d like to clear up a common misunderstanding at the outset of this section. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia. Many people think they are two separate diseases-they are not. So when I refer to Alzheimer’s and dementia in the singular, this explains why.

Invasions take place in the brains of people suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. Maybe you’ve watched that scene in the ’79 sci-fi horror film Alien, where the alien bursts out of Sigourney Weaver’s stomach. The hostile aliens multiply.

The brain invaders are a type of protein called beta-amyloid. They are unusual, blob-like structures and have no right to be there. They ooze out of the cells, and lodge between the cells.

These amyloid invaders are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s and dementia. They destroy synapses, the messengers that carry information from cell to cell. The eventual outcome in people with Alzheimer’s and dementia is total memory loss.

A 2018 study at King’s College London shows, for the first time ever, a critical link between synapse loss and beta-amyloid in the first stages of the disease. The researchers also found two pieces to the Alzheimer’s-dementia puzzle:

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Signs and symptoms can be as innocuous as turning the wrong way onto a one-way street. Trying to unlock a stranger’s car in a parking lot, refusing to listen to others who say it’s not your car. These were both signs Neil’s family observed about two years before he was finally diagnosed with dementia.

Here are a handful of signs commonly associated with AD/dementia.

Forgetting the time, date, or weekday, or even season is common. Forgetting where you are going or where you have been.

Declining vision is another common problem. Changes in the brain may also cause difficulty in reading and judging distance and depth of field. Also affected is the brain’s ability to determine color and contrast.

Making any kind of plan becomes a challenge. It could be as simple as making arrangements to meet a friend for coffee. Or as complex as devising a plan to declutter a room or build a sundeck.

Short-term memory loss that eventually interferes with daily life is the hallmark sign of this disease. Sure, memory naturally declines as we age. But dementia-related memory loss is a bit different. Asking for the same information over and over is not symptomatic of typical age-related memory loss. There is a difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia memory loss. Dementia generally affects short term memory, whereas Alzheimer’s affects both short- and long-term memory. The latter happens in the late stages of the disease.

Irrational outbursts, irritable without apparent reason, and otherwise different behavior. It’s common to become uncharacteristically fearful, suspicious, or anxious.

It becomes increasingly more difficult to read words and numbers.

Changes in sleep patterns are common. This includes difficulty falling and/or
staying asleep.

This includes keeping track of information. For example, someone gives you
their phone number and you forget where you put it. Whereas in the past you would have immediately entered it into your cell phone, you no longer think to do that. Tasks like gathering all your receipts, tax forms, and so on to do your annual taxes are challenging. Chances are high that these papers will be scattered here and there, and you won’t know where to start looking for them. When you do find them, you may not have planned where to put them so they could end up scattered about again.

Math problems are also a huge challenge. Even simple calculations become
perplexing.

Struggles with finding the right words are not uncommon. Not knowing how to join a conversation or getting into one and suddenly stopping, unsure what to say next. Handwriting becomes progressively less legible, the script is small and squiggly.

Opting out of family gatherings or social events with friends is a usual sign. Even a long-standing coffee date with a few friends in a coffee shop may be too much to handle for someone with dementia.

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Dr. John Herzog has been a third-generation osteopathic orthopedic surgeon for nearly 35 years, having evaluated over 200,000 people during office visits and performing over 15,000 surgeries.
He focuses on educating his patients on the importance of a healthy lifestyle, being an advocate of a plant-based diet, and admitting “It is the best fuel for the human body and mind”. One of the pioneers in Platelet Rich Plasma, a concentration of thrombocytes and stem cells, and Stem Cell Regeneration, Dr. Herzog is set apart as the most experienced orthopedic surgeon in New England.
He performed over 3,000 regenerative orthopedic procedures and he is also an expert on the use of the ultrasound.
Dr. Herzog has been a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon for 30 years and is a fellow in the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics where only 1% of surgeons are listed with this honor.
In the beginning of his career, Dr. Herzog went to medical school 4 years earlier than the average, at 20 instead of at 24, going through all the branches of medicine.
He partnered with T. Colin Campbell, the author of ‘The China Study’ – to examine the link between the consumption of animal products, including dairy, and chronic illnesses.
Dr. Herzog is also specialized in working with people suffering from arthritis.
His main focus is to keep people out of the Emergency Room by being prepared like his dad was.

Minor point: The alien did not burst from Sigourney’s stomach. It was a crew member. Had it been from Sigourney, she would not have been able to save the ship.

Also, the article was a little short on just what to do. A good start, but more is needed. Thank you.

My husband passed away from other coplications, but he had dementia. What to do? First, always be loving , kind and patient with the person. He prepared to repeat yourself contantly. Please don’t get frustrated. They don’t know things they used to know anymore. Like button the shirt correctly. If my husband had his shirt button and it wasn’t right, I just left it be. I tried very hard not to draw attention to the little things like that. He prepared to listen to the same childhood story over and over again and act like it was the first time they ever told the story and how much you liked it. My husband’s balance was affected by his type, so he fell a lot. Sometimes it seems like they are more there than they really are so never give them the benefit of the doubt about anything. EVER. They are not thinking properly anymore so if you think they are putzing around Hoover over them like a helicopter mom, or dad. One time I left my husband alone for a little while in our back room. Later, in that short amount of time, he had taken all of our important documents out of the safe and put a box of baseball cards in the safe because he thought they were worth way more money then pages with stuff on it….. It took me well over a month to find all the documents. He had out then in so many different places. So, expect to treat them like they are a child. Because that is how their brain will function, but not as well as time goes by. I hope this helps.

It is helpful to read about Alzheimer’s and dementia but it is still very difficult to understand! My Mom and two of her sisters, all very bright and able people, have been diagnosed with Alzheimer disease. Two of the sisters have by now passed away as a direct result of the disease. My Mom had on-set of Alzheimer disease from about the age of 55 and she is now 79, with a clear and rapid regression in the past five years. I could personally not deal with the trauma of the disease and looking after my Mom became near impossible. Eventually, out of desperation, I placed her in a special frail care facility for Alzheimer patients. I would highly recommend this for any individual who has the responsibility of taking care of an elderly parent where it has to fit in with normal day to day activities and routines, as the stress from monitoring an affected parent can be debilitating, to say the least. My Mom would drink dishwashing liquid, eat raw frozen meat, become aggressive and physically violent when we had to bathe her. She would undress herself in public and panicked when she had to go to the Doctor or for medical examinations. Any change of environment was extremely stressful for her. It is sad to say the least, but knowing my Mom is in a loving environment with a handful of patients, where she is understood and respected, makes it bearable to be around her. To others who either have a partner with Alzheimer, or a parent living with them, consider all your options before committing to long term care unless you are able to be fully devoted to your patient.

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Anxiety

Anxiety

Anxiety

The next read is an excerpt from “The Doctor’s Book of Survival Home Remedies”, Chapters: Anxiety and Depression, pages 33-34 & 117-118:

Anxiety and depression are different conditions, but they often appear together. Which is why one is commonly misunderstood for the other. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, depression can trigger anxiety and the other way around.

Brain imaging technology enables researchers to see an intriguing link between these two conditions. A study involving a group of depressed women examined the hippocampus, which is at the side of the brain. It’s important for long-term memory and recollection.

Researchers observed a smaller hippocampus in most of the subjects.

They suspect the stress hormone (i.e. anxiety) damages the system that grows nerve cells in that region. So without new cells, the hippocampus stops growing[1].

But let’s take a quick look at each condition individually to gain a better understanding of them.

Imagine your adolescent daughter asks if she can sign up to join a softball team that meets after school every Tuesday. Jessie’s never shown any interest in sports, so you jump into action. It sounds like a good way to stay out of trouble! You sign her up in a heartbeat, online.

A week later you ask her if she’s gone to practice yet. Nope. A few days go by and you ask her again. Crickets. And on it goes. Eventually, it’s the end of the season and you ponder why your daughter asked to sign up for baseball and didn’t go to even one practice.

You find your mind going to dark places thinking of the possible reasons why. But you soon give your head a shake. You know you can trust her. She’s a good person who would do anything for her family.

Chances are…anxiety is what prevented her from going to even a single game. What else had her stopped from doing?

Jessie’s not a unique case. Anxiety is more or less part of the human condition. We all have to learn how to deal with the external pressures we have, which causes most of our anxiety.

A certain amount of anxiety is unavoidable. The fight or flight response that our body uses to prepare us for action gets triggered mentally by some form of stress. If the trigger is something that risks our safety, like a vicious Doberman bearing its teeth and growling in your face—your ‘fight or flight’ type of anxiety is good.

If, on the other hand, you freeze with fear and anxiety when you see a small dog quietly walking on a leash held by its owner? Not good. You would be exaggerating the potential danger of that cute little dog, causing yourself undue anxiety.

So that external pressure I mentioned above? Well, it’s actually coming from your internal self—it’s internal pressure. It activates when you have to deal with things that are uncomfortable. Symptoms of anxiety erupt at those times.

What’s important here is that if the cause of the anxiety is internal, you can learn to control it.

It helps to understand that anxiety turns up at a young age—much younger than Jessie, in fact. Even such trauma as potty training, trying to get good grades in school, trying not to be late, or trying to keep up with your classmates in sports. All of these can cause uncomfortable feelings that we call ‘anxiety’.

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Scientists now know this illness is more complex than simply a chemical imbalance. If only it were that simple. It appears that there are various causes of depression – like mood regulators gone nuts – which scientists are just beginning to discover.

One thing they’ve long known is that the electrical system – the cells, neurons inside the cells, neurotransmitters, and synapses – plays a significant role in depression.

Neurotransmitters are chemicals that act as messengers, carrying information from cell to cell. They keep a healthy person’s senses, learning, movement, and mood[2] all running tickety boo.

But a person with major depression will have an impaired system. The neurotransmitters stop working optimally for a variety of reasons. A message might get lost if the originating cell does not produce enough of a neurotransmitter, for example. Or a neuron’s receptors just stop communicating with certain neurotransmitters. So the synapses stop firing.

The question is, then, how does someone with the (above) impaired electrical system experience their senses, learning, movement, and mood? It’s clear that people with major depression stop experiencing joy in life. Could that loss of joy be connected to the impaired electrical system?

Scientists know that anxiety and depression are biophysical conditions, signs of which can be seen with Electroencephalography (EEG). This records abnormalities in your brain waves. EEGs have shown hypervigilant central nervous systems when subjects were in a fight or flight state of mind. More signs and symptoms are as follows.

Panic Attack: Symptoms include a feeling of being out of control, dizziness, *chest pain, clammy hands and feet, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, or hyperventilation.

*Chest pain from a panic attack is often mistaken for a heart attack. One difference is that heart attack victims are usually active when it comes to. People with anxiety-based chest pain are usually at rest.

Brain Fog, forgetfulness, and insomnia disrupt the flow of everyday life.

Emotional signs include fear or panic of an imagined danger; a general sense of doom. In addition, overall worry is a common symptom.

The thinking process gets stuck in a jam, looping back, again and again, ad nauseum to that which worries you.

Avoidance – at all costs – of the activity that triggers the anxiety.

Anxiety affects your organs: the gastrointestinal system, for example. Symptoms are diarrhea or tummy upset because your gastrointestinal system becomes hyperactive. This causes it to secrete more acid than normal.

Even your circulatory system can’t escape. Anxiety can give you hypertension and even make your heartbeat pound louder and faster—sometimes causing hyperventilation.

The largest organ—skin—also can show signs of anxiety. It sweats more, the hair on your arms might stand up on end, and you might feel flush and generally sweaty.

According to The National Institute of Mental Health[3] if you feel some of the following types of symptoms every day for at least two weeks you probably have depression.

Loss of interest in your usual activities, including hanging out with your friends.

Constant fatigue but problems sleeping.

Slow talking and lack of concentration.

Loss of appetite and digestive problems without apparent cause.

“Empty” mood and often irritable.

Feelings of hopelessness and thoughts of death or suicide.

Consistently, a sleep deficit can lead to anxiety. One reason is that your circadian rhythm will be interrupted. The circadian system regulates a wide range of biological functions, including metabolism and the release of hormones[4].

You also have a regulator called ‘homeostatic sleep-drive’, which tells the body when to sleep and when to wake up. It regulates your quality of sleep, among other functions. Many things can have a negative impact on your homeostasis, including medications, stress, sleep environment, and what you eat and drink.

Exposure at night to the light from your mobile phone, tablet, and/or computer disrupts your homeostasis. In other words, you stay awake. If this becomes a chronic sleep problem, it can lead to anxiety.

It might be obvious but is worth mentioning. Serious illness can and usually does cause a great deal of worry for the person who is ill and her loved ones. As mentioned above, worry is a symptom of anxiety.

Loss of a loved one (including a pet), failure of a marriage, loss of a job or demotion, loss of property due to natural disaster or criminal activity, and more.

Recent research shows that chronic pain causes brain inflammation[5], which leads to anxiety and depression. The inflammation alters the region of the brain that regulates mood and motivation.

The cognitive function of emotional facial processing[6] and the visual recognition network are actively engaged when people interact in social situations. Researchers found evidence of a link between depression and structural change in these regions of the brain.

People with depression may have low levels of brain chemicals commonly known as EPA and DHA[7]. These are also be found in fish oil.

This condition can trigger depression. Read on and find the guidelines for the management of these conditions. They will all benefit both anxiety and depression.

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Our society has been hoodwinked into thinking we can dissolve anxiety and depression with a pill or two. If you or anyone you know has struggled with crippling anxiety or depression – or both – you’ve maybe seen firsthand that anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, and anti-psychosis pill just numb the mind. Often causing worse complications—the worst, of course, being suicide.

The good news is, you can make some simple adjustments in your lifestyle to provide your mind and body with what it needs to stay calm. Here are some ways to manage anxiety and depression. Most of them will not cost you a penny.

It’s simple. Our bodies function better when we get a consistently good sleep at night. A good habit to promote sleep is to put yourself on a schedule and stick to it. Going to bed and getting up at the same time every day helps your circadian and homeostasis rhythms.

Create a peaceful atmosphere in your bedroom if you can. Keep low lights in your bedroom and no TV or computer. Fragrant plant-based oils (like lavender, orange, chamomile, lemon balm, pine, fir, cedar, or gardenia) dispersed in the air at night with a diffuser can put you in just the right mind frame to sleep. In fact, the sound of the water trickling in the diffuser might lull you to sleep as it does me!

Omega-3 Fatty Acids[8] are found in fish. Varieties with high oil content like salmon, trout, herring, and sardines are good sources. Cod liver oil – a tablespoon a day – is also a good source if you can stand the taste.

St. John’s Wort, evidence shows, may combat mild to medium cases of depression. It has been used for centuries in Europe for anxiety, depression, and other mental disorders.

Researchers found that vitamins B, B12, and folic acid[9] might be low in people with depression. Eat a daily diet rich in foods that provide these nutrients. Folate-rich foods like beans, lentils, dark leafy greens, sunflower seeds, avocados, and more.

While there is no scientific evidence that herbs like Lavandula angustifolia (lavender), Matricaria recutita (chamomile), and Melissa officinalis (lemon balm) treat depression effectively, many people report their emotionally calming effect.

Turmeric is excellent for inflammation and easy to prepare at home. (See PART II, Chapter 3 for method)

Reishi mushroom for inflammation. (Available at a health food store or online)

Steamed broccoli for inflammation. Steam for 10 minutes 1.5 cups per day or make fresh juice with a masticating juicer.

Eat a balanced diet that includes 2-3 enormous vegetable servings every day. Snack on vegetables — especially broccoli, because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Also include parsley, cilantro, squash, carrots, and other antioxidant-rich vegetables. Refresh yourself in mid-day with a glass of fresh vegetable juice if you have a juicer. Yes – at the end of the day – that’s a heck of a lot of vegetables!

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[1] https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/what-causes-depression

[2] https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/what-causes-depression

[3] https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml

[4] https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Understanding-Sleep

[5] https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150609213337.htm

[6] https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320112.php

[7] https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/expert-answers/fish-oil-supplements/faq-20058143

[8] https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/expert-answers/fish-oil-supplements/faq-20058143

[9] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26413529

Dr. John Herzog has been a third-generation osteopathic orthopedic surgeon for nearly 35 years, having evaluated over 200,000 people during office visits and performing over 15,000 surgeries.
He focuses on educating his patients on the importance of a healthy lifestyle, being an advocate of a plant-based diet, and admitting “It is the best fuel for the human body and mind”. One of the pioneers in Platelet Rich Plasma, a concentration of thrombocytes and stem cells, and Stem Cell Regeneration, Dr. Herzog is set apart as the most experienced orthopedic surgeon in New England.
He performed over 3,000 regenerative orthopedic procedures and he is also an expert on the use of the ultrasound.
Dr. Herzog has been a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon for 30 years and is a fellow in the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics where only 1% of surgeons are listed with this honor.
In the beginning of his career, Dr. Herzog went to medical school 4 years earlier than the average, at 20 instead of at 24, going through all the branches of medicine.
He partnered with T. Colin Campbell, the author of ‘The China Study’ – to examine the link between the consumption of animal products, including dairy, and chronic illnesses.
Dr. Herzog is also specialized in working with people suffering from arthritis.
His main focus is to keep people out of the Emergency Room by being prepared like his dad was.

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