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William Thies, Ph.D., Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Alzheimer’s Association

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#1

To William Thies and others. I have a serious problem with your organization (socials and benefits)serve wine – the very drink that negatively affects the brain.
*We encourage drinking wine/alcohol, yet there are dangers from even smaller amount. See Alcohol-Alzheimer’s under “Alcohol” on my website – http://www.jrussellshealth.org.

June Russell – russells@embarqmail.com (I also reveal how deceptive the media reports and the studies themselves are).
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THE HARM FROM SMALLER AMOUNTS OF ALCOHOL/WINE

Alcoholic beverages are now classified by our government to be a class “A” human carcinogen, along with arsenic, asbestos, tobacco, etc., and the presence of alcohol hastens the breakdown of antioxidants in the blood, speeding their elimination from the body. Antioxidants (such as resveratrol) have possible benefits, but that does not translate into wine being healthy. The American Institute for Cancer Research tells us that alcohol is a tumor- promoter and that cancer risk may be increased by drinking ‘any’ amount of alcohol. There have been no clinical trials to prove that alcohol can be healthy, only by association/observations, which is how HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) was erroneously shown to be healthy for women.

The ‘French Paradox’ was disproved years ago by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other health organizations because of faulty data. It should cause concern that these facts have not been reported to the public to balance the “Wine good for you” vs. “Wine bad for you.”

Studies are often skewed, as in the studies about wine. Wine drinkers, as a group, have a healthier lifestyle in general (not inclusive of the wine), and the ‘sick quitters’ are often included in the nondrinkers. These facts should cause the public to question the possible positive effect of alcohol, and there is no requirement for the drug alcohol to reveal its dangers (side effects).

Evidence shows that alcohol use is dose related, that is, smaller amounts do less damage, but there is still harm from even smaller amounts. Alcohol is a toxin to every part of the body. Healthy for the heart? Although studies suggest that smaller amounts of alcohol/wine may lessen the incidences of the ischemic stroke (which is more prevalent), there is an increase in hemorrhagic stroke, which does more damage. Alcohol also destroys an enzyme in the heart needed for contraction. (See Alcohol – Heart”). Using an alcoholic drink to relax? This is not true relaxation, it is anesthetizing/drugging, the drinker. It actually interferes with sleep. (See “Alcohol -Sleep”)

I am a retired health educator, researcher, writer and journalist, writing for newspapers and disseminating information to organizations/groups/individuals and to other health websites, as well as my own. Your health is your most prized possession, ask anyone who doesn’t have it! Spend time to find out the true facts. As the pharmaceutical companies increase their power, there will be more information on drugs and less information on natural therapies/cures/prevention.

*June Russell, 94 Oak Forest Circle, Charlottesville VA 22901-russells@embarqmail.com – 434-974-6595 – Fax: 434-974-1799 http://www.jrussellshealth.org – for more health topics.
There are references on the dangers of light and moderate alcohol use, and I examine the deceptions of the studies ‘and’ the media reports.

#2

Alzheimer’s is the result, regardless of how one reaches that state, the result of an individual subconscious decision to withdraw “Source connected focus from the physical body” . Alzheimer’s is the result of quitting on finding or creating things in the individuals environment, in this physical life experience that one has created; quitting on finding or creating things that interest; then exsite the soul.

The Soul is located in the core of the heart. It is there from the moment of conception.

The loss of a long familiar partner, loss of ones familiar space ( home ). or loss of companionship of any kind can lead to a depressive state that escalates to a numbness and shutting down.

Case to the Point as per a comment posted on the Alzheimers Association website

at 09/12/2009 :: 10:35:14 AM

MY MOTHER DIED OF ALZHEIMERS AT AGE 76AND I AM BEGINNING TO HAVE MEMORY PROBLEMS AT AGE 71.
I REACT TO THIS IN PANIC MODE…..I AM PETRIFIED TO TAKE AN ALZHEIMERS TEST……IF I FOUND OUT I HAVE THE BEGINNINGS OF THE DISEASE…..MY LIFE WOULD BE OVER……I DON’T WANT TO KNOW….I WOULD WANT TO DIE….I CANNOT DO THIS TO MY KIDS…..I HAVE NEVER REALLY GOTTEN OVER MY MOTHER’S DEATH AT AGE 76, FROM THE RAVAGES SHE SUFFERED….AT THAT TIME YOU NEVER EVEN HEARD THE TERM ALZHEIMERS….MY FEAR IS THAT I WILL TALK MYSELF INTO ALZHEIMERS……DEATH WOULD BE MY CHOICE BUT WE CAN’T CHOOSE THAT. IT WOULD KILL MY KIDS, AS MY MOTHERS ALZHEIMERS KILLED PART OF ME.

” My mothers Alzheimers killed a part of me” This woman is already looking for clues and at the first sign of forgetfullness she will be running to her doctor , the doctor will take not of her family history and suggest ( instill in her brain the “gunky thought ” that she too may very well be a candidate, and each time she forgets …. …… it will be yet another notch in the creation of that which she focuses on, that which she doesn’t want. What you focus on grows. What the medical world focuses on grows, Instead of balancing peoples energies we look to finding a cure for result of wrong thinking.

Chronic negativitity and failure to see further opportunity for growth , cuts one off from the never ending stream of Joy that is always available; it never runs out. Cutting off the stream of Source Energy ( JOY ) for which your emotions are, have been and always will be your indicator, causes the physical experience of this life in body to be shortened.

While age is the biggest driver of Alzheimer’s, some of the same factors that trigger heart disease – obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes – seem to increase the risk of dementia, too. Without exception all heart conditions ultimately come down to a ” a state of denial of the lack of joy on some level in ones life and the unmodified behaviours and persistent feelings and crippling emotional blockages. This problem of dementia is also on the rise in many developing countries. The biggest threat is a rise in occurence in poorer countries, where finally people are living long enough to face what is mostly a disease of the 65-and-older population in developed countries. the longer one lives in an impoverished lonely state the more likely they are to subvert into an unconscious state of eshistence.

In India, such terms as “tired brain” or “weak brain” are used for Alzheimer’s symptoms amid widespread belief that dementia is a normal part of aging – when it’s not.

Beliefs are the number one cause of the manifesting of any condition of the body. What you believe to be true for others will become true for you. We are not separate we are all connected.

That mistake isn’t confined to the developing world. Even in Britain, a report from 2005 which by now is grossly outdated and the figures quoted in a 2005 study much higher found, over half of the families caring for someone with dementia believed the same thing.

**Major studies under way now should show within a few years if it’s possible to at least slow the progression of Alzheimer’s by targeting a “gunky substance” called beta-amyloid that builds up in patients’ brains, noted Dr. William Thies of the U.S. Alzheimer’s Association. ** Article By Lauran Neergaard, The Associated Press.

The “Gunky Substance” DR Willians Thies refers to ultimately is the Totality of the accumulation of negative mindchatter associated with Large Intestine imbalance, Lung Imbalance associated with unexpressed grief, Heart imbalance associated with lack of Joy and respect for oneself or others, Kidney imabalance associated with Fear of life in general, Spleen associated with Worry, Liver associated with Anger.

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#3

The two comments on this story are an excellent example of how mislead some people are regarding Alzheimer’s disease. I just wanted to post something to express that these two comments are so ridiculous as to be unassailable by logic.

#4

I was just reading the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s. My husband is 85 and has all the signs but is still functioning. His doctor recommended the patch, Excelon, which shouldn’t interfere with all the other medications he is taking for his heart and high blood pressure. It is much too expensive and he has no drug coverage. He gets his medications from the Veterans Administration but they do not have this patch. Does this patch really work?

#5

I’d like to agree with comment number 3. The first two had me shaking my head in disbelief and despair at such opinions being public!

#6

I just watched my grandpa suffer from this disease, it eventually took his life at the age of 81. He passed away March 9, 2011. He wasn’t eating and had a horrible stomach ache for days. We took him the the hospital the day after Thanksgiving, sadly he was never the same after. He went to a nursing home after for some “rehab” to get his strength back and walk again from spending a week in the hospital. He never walked again, he wasn’t making sense when he talked anymore, he was hallucinating, weak and couldn’t lift a glass or fork. He went from bad to worse in the nursing home and wasn’t getting any better. He changed so fast, it was pretty much on a daily bases. Nothing was helping that they were giving him to make his progress of this disease slow down. For the woman that asked about if the patch helps at all, No, it didn’t. It was so heart breaking to watch this happen to a man I love so much, he raised me like I was his daughter. Most of the family didn’t go visit him because they “couldn’t handle it” it was horrible and I never want to watch anyone go through what my poor grandpa went through. I am doing the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in memory of Clifford R Anderson, my grandfather, and in hopes of finding a cure. Please make a donation to put an end to this disease.

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