One of my patients recently asked me what I would do if I had a relative with dementia.
First, let me share some background on Dementia :
Dementia is a general term for a human state where there is a severe decline of the mental ability which may interfere with daily life. The commonly affected areas of dysfunction include the natural memory, visual-spatial, language, attention and problem solving abilities of individuals. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia, with 70% – 80% of cases. Dementia tends to steadily worsen over time and there are warning signs for the family for when it is becoming severe which include :
- Wandering or restlessness
- Abnormal motor behavior
- Elated mood
- Speech and language difficulty
- Trouble eating or swallowing
- Memory distortions
- Changes in sleep habits
- Changes in appetite.
Dementia is caused by degeneration of the brain from many possible causes that all produce insufficient circulation of blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).What are we concerned with here? The problems should all sound familiar—we all fight these problems every day:
1) Remove Build-up of plaque from heavy metals, severe stress, systemic toxicity, and chronic infection – Remove the arteriosclerotic plaque with IV chelation, oral chelation, rectal insufflations with ozone, autohemotherapy with ozone and improve adrenal and thyroid hormone functions. Dementia is most commonly caused by the build-up of plaque in arteries (atherosclerotic or arteriosclerotic plaque aka hardening of the arteries) in the brain.
Chelation therapy is the most prominent therapy to remove plaque with a fifty-year history of safe treatments. Chelation removes the heavy metals incorporated into the plaque. It does not remove infections or remove other toxins.
Ozone treatments are experiencing a revival after a 60-year disappearance from the medical mainstream. Ozone, a form of oxygen that has 3 atoms of oxygen instead of the typical 2-atom oxygen molecule, is very unstable and reactive, forming a variety of compounds: O2, the typical oxygen that we breathe, O-, a rare form of oxygen that quickly combines with heavy metals, and OH*radical, a form of hydroxyl that is lethal to most bacteria, all fungi, all viruses, and all cancer cells. We are safely exposed to ozone in limited dosages because of catalase, an enzyme that breaks down the hydroxyl free radical. The MRSA infections that you have read about are bacteria that have incorporated the same enzyme into themselves.
There are two ways to get ozone into the body because breathing it is not safe, and adding ozone to water neutralizes many of the benefits. The original method of adding ozone to the body was to insert a catheter into a vein and to inject the ozone directly. This works well if the injection is not pushed too rapidly, leading to scarring of the veins.
Autohemotherapy again uses a vein catheter, but this time the blood is withdrawn from the body and ozonated outside the body before being injected back into the body. This can be done with either one or two catheters, with the two catheter techniques being much more thorough. Sometimes the two-catheter technique has been called Recirculatory Hemoperfusion (RHP), Super Oxidative Apheresis (SOAP), or Polyatomic Apheresis (PA). There are ozone treatments where the patient sits inside a large bag or in a body-only sauna that are useful for skin conditions, but will not help dementia.
The least “medical” of the ozone treatments is rectal insufflations, where the patient first has an enema or colonic, followed by an ozone “enema” where up to a liter of concentrated ozone gas is squirted into the rectum and colon through a silicon catheter. The ozone goes directly into the portal circulation, quickly entering the liver and altering functions there. With repetition, the liver begins passing the ozone into the rest of the body. This is a very gradual, accumulative technique that can be performed at home for a low cost.
2) Increase circulation with foods and herbs such as niacin, gingko, lemon balm, garlic, cayenne, ginseng, green tea, and with nutraceuticals like apoaequonin (Prevagen) and centrophenoxine (Centro-Pro).
3) Increase circulation through exercise
4) Decrease inflammation by lowering insulin levels (insulin is an inflammatory hormone) and by consuming omega-3 and omega-9 oils by eating few simple carbohydrates and plenty of oily, protein-rich foods, especially seafood and grass-fed animal products.
So far we have only talked of biochemical problems leading to senility. But never fear, Dr. Howell the physical medicine specialist is here, and yes, there are great improvements available with physical medicine, too! Namely, of course, NeuroCranial Restructuring, which is the technique that I developed and remains my specialty.
I can mechanically change your body so that the skull bones pinch the brain less and less, improving the patterns of flow of CSF and blood with each and every treatment. If the biochemical methods don’t help, you must try physical methods next. The NCR is listed last, but it may be the most important of the dementia-improving techniques!