Posted on 08-10-2012
I wanted to address some of the myths out there today circuling some of our more mysterious illnesses within our population. Today I'll start with Alzheimers Disease.
Myth: Alzheimer's has always been around.
Fact: AD was a very rare disease and barely noticed during the first half of the 20th century. It was not until 1976 that its prevalence and severity was even recognized.
A leading Alzheimer researcher searched for papers on AD:
I looked everywhere. I looked on 3 continents and in every medical library I could find, including the Library of Congress and the British Museum library ... but no matter where I looked, I couldn't find anything that indicated there was very much AD prior to the 1960s…. I don't believe for a second [that AD was not noticed] because of all diseases, Alzheimer's is one of the most difficult to miss.... The only other plausible explanation is that it was less frequent then than it is now.
In less than a generation Alzheimer's disease has gone from an obscure and rare neurologic diagnosis to a leading cause of debility and death. Why?
Myth: Memory lapses are a sign of oncoming Alzheimer's.
Fact: AD is not mere forgetfulness. For example, forgetting where you put your car keys may be a sign of aging but forgetting what to do with those keys could be AD. Other symptoms of AD include agitation, suspiciousness, combativeness, repetition and wandering.
Myth: Genes will unlock the secrets of Alzheimer's.
Fact: Although researchers are exploring genetic causes, AD can't be a genetic disease because genetic diseases don't suddenly surface; something else must be happening.
Since AD is a new disorder we must and should ask, "What are we doing or being exposed to now that we weren't doing or being exposed to just a few decades ago?"
Many of you have followed this blog and will recall I bring up all sorts of environmental exposures in our food supply, medicines, etc. The key is....keep it natural. Keep it as close to how God created it and you will be light years ahead of everyone else. For a great short video on the topic, Google "Town of Allopath" and get an idea of what I mean.
Have a blessed weekend folks, I know I will!
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