Aug
16

One Element of Health and Wellness that you Should Know About but Don’t: Stem Cells

I now want to take this opportunity to introduce to you why I feel that the 7th Academic Summit: Breakthroughs in Brain Health, CVD, and Autoimmunity will be the most important and enlightening conference that you will attend. Although I have introduced my topics during the last several newsletters, I want to introduce to you one of the most important topics and lectures that pertains to our goal of optimizing health and wellness. Oddly, it is a subject that most of us know nothing about and that I had never heard of personally in all my reading and research. Even physicians in the field of hematology/immunology are not familiar with the concepts as there is no venue for us/them to attend in order to learn anything about it (except through WLM). It truly fits into the category of anti-aging or disease prevention. I stumbled upon it by accident. A WLM attendee, Todd House, told me that I needed to go see this guy in Florida. I inquired as to why I needed to do this, and Todd just simply told me that if I wanted to get fixed and healed, then I needed to go see him. When I further pressed Todd to explain what, why, and how, Todd simply said that it was too complex to explain but that I needed to just do it. Todd explained that if I wanted to learn why my stem cells, exosomes, PRP, and all other treatment modalities weren’t working for me, then I really needed to go see Dr. Maharaj in Florida. However, I first need to tell you about me and what wasn’t working.

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Jul
29

Testing for Dementia and Successful Therapies After Diagnosis

Testing for Dementia and Successful Therapies After Diagnosis by Neal Rouzier, MD Alzheimer's Dementia Case Study Recently, I was asked to consult on a 70 y/o man who was diagnosed with AD. Ten years ago he was gainfully employed as an accountant but had rapidly progressive dementia thereby making work impossible, thus mandating retirement. After undergoing
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Jul
29

Hormones and Alzheimer’s: Prevention & Treatment

Hormones and Alzheimer's: Prevention & Treatment by  Neal Rouzier, MD In keeping with my intent to provide a literature update/review that goes beyond that which is taught in the Hormone Optimization series, I wish to address another organ and system that is of utmost importance, but that is not well addressed by mainstream medicine at
By Neal Rouzier | Academic Summit 2022 . Blog . Dementia . Disease
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Jul
28

Insulin Resistance and Alzheimer’s Dementia

Insulin Resistance and Alzheimer's Dementia by: Neal Rouzier, MD At Hormones and Beyond 2020, I addressed the effect that Insulin Resistance had on the risk and progression of cancer. Last year, at Hormones and Beyond Jason Fung presented his latest book on cancer with a focus on preventing and treating IR via fasting. Although 90%
By Neal Rouzier | Academic Summit 2022 . Blog . Dementia . Diabetes
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Jul
26

Protecting The Aging Brain

Protecting The Aging Brain by Krista Russ Reviewed by: Ken Sharlin, MD Although we discussed, some of the many observable features of Alzheimer’s dementia and clues as to its development, such as changes in brain glucose utilization and conversion of tau to the incorrect isomeric form due to proteins sitting in the brain for too
By Krista Russ | Academic Summit 2022 . Blog . Dementia . Disease
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Jul
22

Alzheimer’s Disease: Potential Causes & Treatments

Alzheimer's Disease: Potential Causes & Treatments by Krista Russ Alzheimer’s Dementia (AD) is a disease of multifactorial origin. It does not have one specific cause; rather, there are multiple pathways that contribute to its development and progression. We know that Alzheimer's Disease is multifactorial because it features a multitude of biochemical changes such as the
By Krista Russ | Academic Summit 2022 . Blog . Dementia . Disease
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Jul
22

Hormones and Long-Term Brain Health

Hormones and Long-Term Brain Health by Krista Russ We have now discussed several etiologies behind Alzheimer’s Dementia. We know that a healthful lifestyle, including maintaining a healthy weight, are important factors correlated with lower AD risk. Many of the pathways that contribute to AD are unique from each other, but what all of them share
By Krista Russ | Academic Summit 2022 . Blog . Dementia . Other
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Jul
22

LDL Cholesterol: Is It Responsible for CVD and are Statins the Solution?

LDL Cholesterol: Is It Responsible for CVD and are Statins the Solution? by Krista Russ Statins have long been the gold standard for treating high cholesterol since 1987, over thirty years ago, when the first ever statin, lovastatin, was introduced for commercial use in the United States (1). One would think with the introduction of
By Krista Russ | Academic Summit 2022 . Blog . CVD . Disease
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Jul
21

Prevention and Reversal of Dementia: What Role Does Insulin Play?

As many providers can attest, Alzheimer’s Dementia (AD) is a complex brain disease that slowly destroys a person’s memory and thinking abilities until sufferers become so debilitated that they cannot carry out the simplest of tasks (1). Over six million Americans over the age of 65 suffer from dementia  (1). Even grimmer, as the condition progresses, it can become fatal within as little as 3-10 years (1). Few providers would disagree with these statements. Where the tables turn is the consensus on the causes of dementia, who will get it, and whether or not dementia is a destined part of aging. Dementia is debilitating, life-altering, and ultimately, life-ending. The question is, does it have to be? Can dementia be prevented or even reversed?

By Krista Russ | Academic Summit 2022 . Blog . Dementia . Diabetes
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Jul
15

The Multiple Pathways and Causative Factors of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Every year I struggle with the decision as to what topic would be the most appropriate for the next APIM Annual Summit. Three years ago, at Hormones & Beyond Symposium 2019, we reviewed diabetes, fasting, treatment options, and pathophysiology. Two years ago, we covered How Estrogenics are making you Fat, Sick, and Infertile. Last year, we reviewed cancer, hormones, cardiovascular disease, and prostate cancer. So, now what? Fortunately, the FDA has recently approved the first and only treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease.  This was extremely political and controversial. Also recently, I attended a lecture by Dale Bredesen from U.C.L. A., a world’s expert on dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. As a result of the foregoing, the topic for this year’s symposium was easy.

By Neal Rouzier | Academic Summit 2022 . Blog . Dementia . Disease
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