Dr. Russell Blaylock may be a quack. He’s certainly been called that and worse. He also thinks he has a better handle on factors that possibly lead to Alzheimer’s Disease than most, and his views don’t fit into those of the conventional medical world. Since I am interested, I wanted to simply pass along some of his thoughts, right or wrong though they may be. If you find that you are interested as well, I would definitely suggest some research.
Russell L. Blaylock is a retired neurosurgeon and a former clinical assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. His works include Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills (1994), Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life (2002), and Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients (2003). His monthly e-newsletter, the Blaylock Wellness Report, is sold via email subscription. The list of other works by Dr. Blaylock is long and impressive.
According to Blaylock, he has developed strategies to not only prevent certain forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, but also to treat and reverse the dreaded symptoms. He also believes that following his strategies would reduce the risk of certain cancers.
The study is extensive, but I’d urge you to spend some time doing a little reading and make up your own mind on a subject that affects us all. Today, I’m giving you the nutshell version of the villians.
1. According to Blaylock, dementia such as Alzheimer’s is primarily caused by inflammation and free radical damage, and there are specific triggers for generating both (pesticides and herbacides, harmful ingredients in food and drink, toxic metals, sugar substitutes, Omega 6 fats, vaccines, and excitoxins). Controlling both the inflammation and the damage from free radicals will drastically reduce your risk. (Taking fish oil/cod liver oil suppliments help control inflammation.)
2. Parkinson’s Disease is caused by (according to Blaylock) the above. Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s patients have very low levels of the antioxidant glutathione. Avoiding processed foods with glutomate as well as the excitotoxin MSG and are the best ways to avoid these low levels.
Also, if you have low levels of glutathione, supplimenting is imperative; however, you must stop the excitotoxins which create inflammation and free radicals.
An excitotoxin is a substance that “excites” the system. It is also viewed by many as poison to the system. Excitotoxins are often used in foods to stimulate the system into thinking you are eating something very good; I assume so you will eat more of it. The most popular wording is “flavor enhancer,” and the most common enhancer is MSG (monosodium glutamate).
Of course, now that we are getting smarter about those initials, food companies have had to add MSG under other names which include autolyzed yeast, yeast extract, maltodextrin, hydrolyzed protein, sodium caseinate, mono-potassium glutamate, and textured protein. Read More…
Aspertame which is found in most sugar substitutes including diet colas and gum is another common excitotoxin as are certain types of metals and flouride.
“Excitotoxins have been found to dramatically promote cancer growth and metastasis. In fact, one aspartame researcher noticed that, when cancer cells were exposed to aspartame, they became more mobile, and you see the same effect with MSG. It also causes a cancer cell to become more mobile, and that enhances metastasis, or spread. These MSG-exposed cancer cells developed all of these pseudopodians and started moving through tissues, which is one of the earlier observations from cancer.
When you increase the glutamate level, cancer just grows like wildfire, and then when you block glutamate, it dramatically slows the growth of the cancer…” Read More…
Avoiding the Omega 6 oils is equally important, and I’ve done so for years. Those to avoid are Soybean Oil (actually avoid anything to do with soy), Sunflower Oil, Canola Oil, Safflower Oil, and Corn Oil.
Since you cannot avoid these oils altogether, be sure to suppliment with Omega 3 Oils to help reduce the effects of the Omega 6s (the Cod Liver Oil suppliment is best) and use olive oil and coconut oil for cooking at home.
One study showed that supplimenting with the Omega 3s reduced the risk of Alzheimer’s by 60%!
And finally, and the one you will hate to hear the most, is that one of the best ways to avoid excitotoxins, inflammation, free radicals, etc. and the damage they bring is to avoid carbs when at all possible. (This I can vouch for myself because I’ve done it for years.) Dr. Blaylock actually goes so far as to suggest that President Reagan’s Alzheimer’s Disease may have been partially a result of his jelly bean “addiction.”
I realize that I’ve given you an extremely narrow overview of a terribly broad and important subject, but I hope it has been enough to whet your interest and that you will do some studying of your own. If there is one thing I have learned it is that we have to take our health in our own hands. Blindly trusting any system to take care of us usually does nothing but take us where we do not want to go.