forms of treatment

Gut microbiome and Alzheimer’s disease

By |2020-11-04T08:31:04+01:004. November 2020|Categories: causes, forms of treatment, nutrition, prevention|

The fact that our health begins in the gut has been known for thousands of years. Today it is clear that our intestines are more than just a "digestive tube", as this important organ fulfils a variety of other functions. For example, a disturbance of gut health is directly related to the development of chronic diseases.  The intestinal flora, i.e. the microbial colonization of the intestinal mucosa, plays a particularly important role in this process. The intestinal flora is also known as the 'intestinal microbiota'. It is the most important part of our immune system and thus offers us effective protection against infection.

Against any narrow-minded Ignorance: Intervention Studies and Information Sources on Dementia

By |2020-06-16T18:56:03+02:0017. June 2020|Categories: causes, clinical trial, forms of treatment, prevention|Tags: , , |

You go to a doctor - usually a neurologist - ask about natural or lifestyle-oriented therapeutic methods for dementia - and you often look into blank eyes, at worst into an aggressively wrinkled forehead "Don't give me that, all dangerous nonsense, there are only a few pharmacological approaches that may really work!" 

New trails on anti-Amyloid drug failed

By |2019-12-16T11:16:23+01:0018. December 2019|Categories: clinical trial, forms of treatment, medication|

Lanabecestat is a potent inhibitor of Amyloid beta (Aβ) formation – the main component of amyloid plaques. Aβ is formed through cleavage of amyloid precursor protein (APP) by proteases known as secretases (β and γ). The Beta-site-APP-cleaving enzyme 1 (BACE1) cleaves APP at the β-secretase site, after which APP is cleaved by γ secretase to generate Aβ peptides. Lanabecestat inhibits BACE1 and was able to reduce levels of Aβ1-40 and Aβ1-42 in the brain, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and plasma in several animal models, as well as in human CSF and plasma. Besides that, Lanabecestat is brain permeable meaning that an adequate amount of this substance is able to reach the brain after oral intake.

Our brain is what it eats – an Arte documentation and what we can learn from it

By |2019-11-25T14:46:56+01:0027. November 2019|Categories: causes, forms of treatment, micronutrient deficiencies, nutrition|

This descriptive documentation of the Arte TV channel shows very clearly the connections between an unbalanced diet, the resulting micronutrient deficiencies and the effects on the brain. Various experiments have shown that mice that grow up with a deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids have deficits in the formation of their neurons and are much more anxious.

Pharmacological Treatments for Dementia still distant- Prevention is the reasonable alternative

By |2019-06-25T11:14:02+02:0026. June 2019|Categories: forms of treatment|Tags: , |

Despite the significant health problem posed by the disease, only five medical treatments are approved for Alzheimer's disease (AD), which are intended to control symptoms rather than change the course of the disease. By understanding the overlapping mechanisms of AD pathology, it is possible to get an idea of the complexity of this problem.

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