Sunday, 22 November 2009

Look after your brain, Part 2.

Mum used to use a transdermal Natural Progesterone Cream (to reverse hair loss) but she stopped using it some time before she became mentally impaired. I found a half-full pot of the stuff in mum's house and have instructed the nursing staff to rub a blob of cream on mum's skin each day to see if it makes any improvement to her Lewy Body Dementia. See Regeneration in a degenerating brain: potential of allopregnanolone as a neuroregenerative agent , Regenerative potential of allopregnanolone and Progesterone receptors: form and function in brain.

Getting mum to eat more smoked salmon has definitely perked her up. I've also managed to re-introduce turmeric into her diet (she was spitting out the turmeric pills as they were large & unchewable) by getting the nursing staff to stir a teaspoonful of turmeric powder into her orange juice (I & she can't taste it) once every few days. Luckily, she never had any problems taking the Vitamin D3 & K2 capsules/gelcaps.

Finally, I'm trying to get mum on low dose Aspirin, as Aspirin inhibits the aggregation of proteins (synuclein, beta amyloid) on charged polymers in amyloid diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, etc., according to Dr Art Ayers. As mum has a hiatus hernia, which causes acid reflux, her GP may not allow her to do this even though mum is taking a Proton Pump Inhibitor and Gaviscon. See The role of anti-inflammatory drugs in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and other anti-inflammatory agents in the treatment of neurodegenerative disease.

Continued on Look after your brain, Part 3.