A recent study published in the journal Scientific Reports has researchers saying that they may finally have found the missing link in Alzheimer’s disease.
And it’s not those “plaques and tangles” you’ve heard so much about the past few years.
No, it’s a connection I made long ago. In fact I made this “discovery” a part of my own practice a decade ago.
According to researchers Alzheimer’s disease may in fact be a fungal infection that’s taken hold in your brain.
Fungus found in Alzheimer’s brains
When the brains of almost a dozen Alzheimer’s patients who had passed away were carefully examined the scientists uncovered fungal growths in not just one, not even just five… but ALL 11 brains!
Interestingly the fungal infections weren’t just a single variety, but rather several different kinds.
The 10 Alzheimer’s free brains that the researchers examined were fungus free… as expected.
As I mentioned earlier I’ve suspected the fungal Alzheimer’s link for a long time now. In fact I’ve seen some pretty dramatic improvements in dementia patients who I have treated with an antifungal diet.
But of course, it’s important to keep in mind that should the fungal infections link be confirmed by further research, fungal infections are far from the only dementia trigger out there.
Alzheimer’s isn’t a single disease
Because while mainstream medicine is always trying to toss all their eggs into a single basket, their stubborn refusal to recognize that Alzheimer’s isn’t a single disease with a single cause is going to hurt a lot of folks who will not be getting the treatments they so desperately need.
Toxic metal exposure, for example, can trigger dementia… or cause it to get worse. Metals such as mercury and aluminum can accumulate in the brain. And in cases of heavy metal linked dementia detoxification can be the key to slowing or even reversing the disease.
But mainstream medicine tunnel vision could leave a patient suffering with metal linked dementia… or cognitive decline caused by a dozen other reasons… out in the cold.
That’s why it’s so important to find a holistic physician who is willing to do the detective work needed to find out what is contributing to your case, or that of someone you love.
With that being said the fungal infection link to Alzheimer’s is an important one. And the good thing is you can do some things to lower your own risks.
If you’re at risk for Alzheimer’s disease… or even already in the early stages of cognitive decline yourself… making a switch to an antifungal diet might help. You can find resources online and a holistic doctor can help. Next, call in some professionals to check your home for fungal growths which can take hold in basements, under sinks and even in carpeting.
Don’t leave something as important as your memories in the hands of mainstream medicine.
Dr. Mark Stengler has appeared as a medical expert on FOX, CBS, NBC and hosts his own weekly PBS TV show, “Natural Healing with Mark Stengler.”
He’s also written 17 books, including “Prescription for Natural Cures” and The Natural Physician’s Healing Therapies which have now sold over 1 million copies.
When he’s not busy sharing his knowledge of amazing alternatives to toxic mainstream therapies, Dr.Stengler practices what he preaches at his state-of-the-art Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine in Encinitas, California.
Dr. Stengler has treated tens of thousands patients of all ages, with a wide range of health conditions, such as...
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Dr. Stengler completed premed studies at Mt. Royal College and the University of Calgary, and graduated from naturopathic medical school at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He is Board Certified in Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Stengler lives in San Diego County, California with his wife and three children. He enjoys quality time with his family. His hobbies include several sports and theological studies.
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