Awakening from Alzheimer’s : how 9 maverick doctors are reversing Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss

From  Ginny  Pisciotta
Author:  Peggy Sarlin
Title:      Awakening from Alzheimer’s : how 9 maverick doctors are reversing Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss
Awakening From Alzheimer’s is  fascinating, informative and encouraging.  The book is short and easy to read – you don’t need to be a scientist or doctor to understand it.  You will be encouraged by the stories of Alzheimer’s patients who got their lives back using various remedies mentioned in this book.  The book is mainly anecdotal, but does mention studies done on some of the supplements.  It is not about one particular course of action, but about various methods used by different doctors with success.

One of the doctors the author interviewed is Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. , a frequent guest on T.V. shows such as The Dr. Oz Show.  According to Dr. Teitelbaum,  many people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s don’t actually have it.  Dementia has a lot of causes and many of them are treatable.

A few of the supplements mentioned in the book are coconut oil, prevagen, lion’s mane (a medicinal mushroom), methylene blue, pycnogenol, PS, Huperzine A, Curcumin, Vectomega and Co-Q10.

In my opinion, this book is definitely worth reading.  Many of the suggestions are simple enough and inexpensive enough to at least try.  Although using several different supplements could get expensive, it would still be a bargain if it eliminated the need for assisted living.   Even if you don’t know anyone with dementia, this book is full of information to help safeguard your own cognitive abilities.

Trick or treatment : the undeniable facts about alternative medicine

From Lola Ferris
author: Singh, Simon &  Ernst
Trick or treatment : the undeniable facts about alternative medicine
If you are considering treatment with unconventional techniques please read this book before you make a phone call to a specialist in such methods. A medical journalist (Singh) and a medical doctor (Ernst) set out to discover the truth about the lotions, potions, pills and pummeling that make up the world of alternative medicine. They were determined to be objective, to investigate clinical trials, and any scientific evidence that might support claims that alternative medicine works. What did they come up with? Very little evidence that the scientific method was used to evaluate such treatment. Claims of specialists in this field were found to be anecdotal in most cases, and a placebo effect in others, with very little true scientific investigation ever taking place.

Using many fascinating historical case studies, they ask what works, which
claims are the truth, who is ripping you off, who can you trust, which cures have some merit and which can be harmful. Written in a lively, reasoned style, this book is a must for anyone thinking of using alternative therapy, although if you’ve already spent time and money and are a true believer, reading this book will only result in a headache.