2003-11-19 06:54:27 UTC
It's a sad day when someone you love can't drive because they can't
At the age of 68 my mother wanted so much to drive, but my father
wouldn't let her. I loved her dearly and felt I could let her drive
with me. Her concentration was so poor that she looked everywhere
except in front of her. It was a frightening day and very
heartbreaking for me, but I decided my father was right. She couldn't
My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, a horrible disease affecting
the mental ability to direct the body. Over the years, I saw the
anger, the frustration and disappointment in her eyes, because she
was unable to communicate coherently. A heartbreaking experience for
both my mother and those who loved her. Ten years later she passed
I have since been looking for something to prevent or even reverse
that sort of thing. There has been a lot uncovered about the disease
since my mother died, memory problems are being resolved today
Here's something I learned recently.
Tom Warren was diagnosed with Alzheimer's after having a CAT scan.
Four years later, another CAT scan showed a normal brain. And, he
was living a normal life again.
Tom has written a book, "Beating Alzheimer's" in which he gives his
full story. Because of my personal experience, I feel a certain
responsibility in sharing this information. Anyone who knows an
Alzheimer's victim or anyone suffering from brain fog or even slight
memory loss would do well to read this book. It gives an overview of
what to do and provides where to do further research. For me, this
book has opened the door to hope that other families will not go
through what my family and I experienced.
An electrical connection is a good example to better understand what
happens when a person begins to lose their memory.
The nerve endings in the brain must be exposed and in good condition
to transmit impulses similar to electricity moving from an outlet onto
the receptors of a plug. When these nerve endings are tangled and
coated, they lose their ability to function as transmitters and
communication becomes garbled.
The research I have done over the last 15 years indicates that,
“brain fog,” memory loss and Alzheimer's are the result of
foreign substances in the brain. With Tom Warren's book, he brings
all the findings together with his final victory over the disease. He
provides evidence of the foreign substances and/or allergic reactions
in the brain causing swelling and the accumulation of plaque residue.
Research has shown brain tissue of Alzheimer's victims as tangled
nerve fibers coated with plaque residue. This plaque can come from
many sources - toxic metals like mercury and aluminum,
petrochemicals, hydrocarbons, foods, pollens, etc.
These tangled nerve fibers coated in plaque residue are found at the
nerve endings (synapses) where the transmission of impulses occurs.
These synapses, disfigured and coated, will not send and receive
impulses, thus communication breaks down.
So, I see that a lot can be done if people just want to take the time
to learn and do what it takes! I have been studying the effects of
acid and alkaline imbalances of the body over this last year and know
that most sources of this plaque mentioned above turn the body more
and more acidic. According to Dr. Baroody's book, "Alkalize or Die,"
loss of memory and loss of concentration is an intermediate symptom
when the pH's of the body that should be slightly alkaline become
I am 62 years old now and I am working on balancing my own body's pH
(acid alkaline balance). I know that having the correct acid alkaline
balance throughout the body will ensure my own body's internal
communication systems function properly. I want to grow old
gracefully with all my mental faculties in tact.
I have learned that healthy blood is slightly alkaline. When too much
acid accumulates in the body, it acts as a poison. The body has to
deal with the acid overload by neutralizing it, storing it or
excreting it through various channels. The liver can become sluggish
doing a poor job, allowing the acids to accumulate. This results in
many health problems like brain fog, joint pain, weight problems, etc.
From what I have learned, if you want to reverse memory problems,
it’s tricky, but can be done. Learn all you can and map out a
program with your healthcare practitioner to take you or your loved
one through to recovery. This would include:
*Bringing the pH's back into the normal range,
*Removing foreign substances and/or allergens causing the problem,
*Detoxifying the body,
*Ensuring a daily intake of appropriate nutrition, vitamins and
*Maintaining a mild exercise program on a daily basis. An hour walk is
It may not be easy, but if someone wants their life back, in my
opinion it's well worth going for. I would certainly attempt it
rather than sit by and do nothing, feeling helpless all the while. I
now know progress has been made. There is hope. Life can be taken
back from this dread disease.
I am passing this on to you and encourage you to look further for
yourself and those you love.
Student of Healthy Living, a Lifetime Education
My contact information is on my website page.