Have we been looking at Alzheimer’s disease all wrong? Check out this interesting new research on Alzheimer’s disease and learn more about Alzheimer’s disease prevention.
0:00 Introduction: Alzheimer’s disease explained
2:15 Alzheimer’s research
6:08 Potential triggers
7:35 Alzheimer’s disease prevention
10:15 Learn more about epigenetics!
Let’s talk about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. A lot of Alzheimer’s disease research is focused on getting rid of amyloid plaquing. But we may have been looking at this the wrong way.
New research suggests that this plaquing is actually a very important antimicrobial peptide.
The immune system has two parts:
1. The innate immune system that you’re born with.
2. The acquired immune system that you develop over time.
But, the brain only has the innate immune system, and they found that the plaquing is an innate immune system reaction to a microbe. This reaction leads to neuroinflammation and collateral damage. This infection is typically subclinical and develops over time.
Key pathogens associated with Alzheimer’s disease:
• Herpes simplex
• Chlamydophila pneumonia
Some people may also have a gene susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease. If someone has this gene, they may also be more susceptible to allowing the herpes virus to cross the blood-brain barrier.
Potential factors involved in Alzheimer’s disease prevention:
1. Supporting the immune system
2. Supporting the gut microbiome
3. Supporting healthy blood sugar levels
4. Consuming a keto diet
5. Avoiding alcohol and smoking
7. Consuming foods with antioxidants
8. Keeping stress low
9. Getting plenty of sleep
10. Avoiding harmful chemicals
11. Fasting (OMAD)
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Done a lot of videos and Alzheimer's I've talked about Amyloid plaquing I've talked about some Falsified research relating to amylene Placking I talked about the genetic Factor of getting Alzheimer's or putting That risk by 30 to 50 percent if you Have a very specific it's called an APO E4 if you have that mutation you're 30 To 50 percent more at risk right and I've done all these videos as I find More information but I stumbled on Something that is groundbreaking it's Actually quite amazing and you have to Hear about it the more you understand The true mechanism of a problem the more A solution will pop out if you were to Take a match and you're in the woods and You would light the match And start the woods and fire would it Help to focus all your energy on putting Out that match The answer is no you know as a child I Love to play with matches unfortunately It got me into trouble I remember one Time when I was a really small probably Actually this was last year no I was Eight years old and a friend and I were Um Uh playing with matches and I found some Matches and we went in the back of the Field and I wanted to see what would happen if I Let a match into this empty bird nest
That was just sitting there there's no Birds in it I just want to see what Would happen So I light it and fire and my friend Says put her down I said no Let It Go a Little bit longer well within a matter Of seconds it just starts spreading like Crazy we bolted to uh the back of the Neighborhood to someone's house to get Water and then we turn around and the Entire field is on fire okay and so I Had to run home and tell my father that I lit the field on fire and as he looked Across you can see the neighborhood with These Flames behind the entire Neighborhood that's spreading to the Next neighborhood and you can imagine How much trouble I got into and how I Felt but just my luck it started raining I just I seem to luck out it started Raining and it put the fire out but that Was a scare I don't know why I told you The story but it does relate to the Match Forest concept well that's what Research has been doing the last 20 Years Focusing on the match okay with very Very little results if any in fact Sometimes the treatment for Alzheimer's Is worse it can actually progress the Condition and so most of the research Has been focusing on this theory that This amyloid plaquing is this metabolic Junk that shouldn't be there it has no
Purpose we should just Target and get Rid of it Well it is true that there's MLA Placking involved in Alzheimer's right But amyloid plaquing would be equivalent To that match that starts to fire trying To wipe out the amyloid plaquing is Going to be a waste of your time the Gene that makes this amyloid plaquing Which is kind of this fibrous tissue in The brain that ends up destroying the Neurons in the brain has been around for A very very long time like 400 million Years because this Gene is also in other Species so why has it been unchanged in The genetics for this long unless there Was a very important purpose of this Plaquing well incidentally two Researchers which I'm going to put down Below stumbled on something that is just Quite amazing they found out that this Beta blocking is a very potent Anti-microbial peptide a hundred times More potent than penicillin well let me First give you some background there's Two parts of the immune system you have The innate immune system that you're Born with it's the ancient first line of Defense immune system okay part of your Army And then you acquire this other immune System it's called the acquired immune System and that's when you have all the Antibodies and T cells and the B cells
And all these other things and that Usually is delayed it takes time for Your body to develop that okay but in The brain There is only the innate immune system We don't have this other immune system Of the brain because it might maybe Because it's just too powerful it can Create a lot of collateral damage and The brain is very sensitive so this is What they found they found that this Amyloid plaquing is really an innate Immune system reaction to a microbe that Seeds or triggers this reaction and so There's always this kind of this Cascade Between amyloid plaquing and this other Thing called neurofibrillary Tangles Okay so that's a mouthful that basically If you look at that like fishing line The plaquing and these Tangles work Together to entrap and contain pathogens And so when they grab these microbes Right let's say virus they start to Release certain chemicals and one is Bleach yeah bleach and so that just Kills the microbe insulin bam Envision Like this ball of um uh fishing line That's just it's all fused and just gets All tangled around this pathogen and so If you were to look inside this plaque And you'd find this dead microbe right If there's anything remaining and then Because we have this reaction okay We get inflammation in the nerves it's
Called neural inflammation and so now we Have all this collateral damage that's Occurring okay and then we basically It's it's all reacting to dead nerve Cells okay so we have this whole Cascade Thing that's happening Alzheimer's is an Innate immune reaction To an infection Now usually that infection is not Necessarily a full-blown infection it's Usually a subclinical infection that Tends to brew in the oven this is why Plaquing usually develops over 20 years And by the time you have the first Symptom you're at the peak of plaquing Okay and then it kind of goes down from There and so the question is like what Seeds this whole thing what is the Triggers well there are several really Key Pathogens that are associated with Alzheimer's You have the herpes simplex one virus Okay that's been known to trigger Alzheimer's you also have spiral Keats In Lyme disease you have something else Called climidophilia pneumonia which is A microbe involved in pneumonia and There's several others and as far as Someone having this Gene susceptibility To alzheimer's that's that APO E4 which Has a risk between 30 and 50 percent of Getting Alzheimer's apparently if you Have that Gene you're more susceptible
To allowing the herpes virus to cross The blood-brain barrier into the brain Which explains a lot and so then this Got me thinking isn't there a microbiome In the brain and apparently there's been This long-standing thought that no it's All sterile just like the blood was Sterile until they found out now it's Filled with microbes well the brain does Have a microbiome that's right and it's There probably to help protect you okay And there's a huge relationship between Alzheimer's and an altered microbiome in Your gut But people don't talk about the brain And there's just not a lot of research With this microbiome what can we do About it right well The most important thing is to do Whatever you can to prevent it there's Some other things that are involved in This as well okay having a strong immune System having a strong Diversified Microbiome And also doing whatever you can to fix Insulin resistance which also makes you Very very susceptible I mean over 50 of The population has insulin resistance And that alone adds to the fire the Inflammation in the brain not being on The ketogenic diet Being on too many carbs adds more Inflammation to the brain you want to Run your body on ketones that bypasses
The whole thing and so I think if you Get it in time you can turn things Around really nice once you have it it's Just more difficult I think you can Improve it it all depends on how much Damage that's there and the other thing Is if you have this genetic weakness This APO E4 you should definitely not be Drinking alcohol being exposed to Smoking okay you should be exercising Which will help the genes you should be Doing keto you should be eating Extremely healthy things with Antioxidants so some other things to Think about since 95 of the population Has herpes simplex one okay Is to keep that darn virus in remission As much as you can right do what you can To keep your body healthy Um because I've noticed people that get Head injuries and go through major Losses and stresses and then develop Alzheimer's right I think it kind of Just activates What's already there the herpes a virus That kind of comes out of remission and Then just makes things worse so we have Some key factors to look at we have the Epigenetic things you can do right now Okay and I have a lot of data on this Get enough sleep the exercise keeping Your stress low eating extremely healthy Avoiding chemicals that can trigger this If you keep your stress really low and
Keep your resistance high with your Immune system you can keep these viruses In remission I think that's really the Key but there's also one more thing if You also practice fasting anyone who has Alzheimer's must be doing intermittent Fasting one meal a day not two meals but One meal a day why because you need the A good amount of fasting To put your body into an autophagy Situation autophagy is where your body Is cleaning house it's cleaning up old Dead proteins It's also strengthening your immune System it's also bringing your Inflammation down in your brain It's also going to help increase your Resistance to pathogens and on that note I have a great video on epigenetics Right here check it out