Above: Spiral Form of Borrelia Burgdorferi
Supposedly the cause of Alzheimer's Disease ( AD ) is unknown and supposedly there is no cure. Alzheimer's disease is increasing at an exponential rate....along with the increasing incidence of Lyme disease in the population. AD is a type of dementia and is very similar to the cognitive issues associated with Lyme disease and syphilis (a close cousin of Lyme disease). An aging population is not a good excuse for the rising incidence of AD. AD is not a natural inevitable part of aging.
Before we get into the study and the video below, I would like to share some of my experiences and a couple of books that have changed my whole perspective on Lyme disease, blood sugar control, dental work and dementia. Very important connections! I was misdiagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for 8 years...when all along I had Lyme disease.... and therefore was left untreated for that length of time. The spirochete had ample time to set up permanent housekeeping. During this time I began having cognitive...or you could say...dementia issues from the Lyme disease. When I finally connected with a Lyme literate doctor she had a SPECT Scan done on my brain which measures blood flow to the various parts of the brain. The first SPECT scan showed pretty severe restriction of blood flow to certain parts of the brain. The radiologist reported that it was a SPECT scan typical of Alzheimer's patients. I went on antibiotics on and off for about a year and my brain seemed to be clearing up. At this point my doctor ordered another SPECT Scan which showed may brain was almost back to normal. Because of the political controversy surrounding the treatment of Lyme disease, I was taken off the antibiotics. After about a year I was again having severe neurological symptoms which included the cognitive issues. Another SPECT scan was ordered and this scan showed that the blood flow to the brain was almost as bad as the first time. I was again put on antibiotics with more improvement.
A few years ago my attention was brought to the research of Alan MacDonald and Judith Miklossy. They have both found, upon autopsies of Alzheimer's brains, that Lyme disease spirochetes and other ORAL spirochetes were found in the brains of Alzheimer's patients but not in the autopsies of the control brains.About a year ago I read the books written by Dr. Nordquist which speak of spirochetes...oral spirochetes and Lyme spirochetes.... and their relation to heart disease and dementia. Well....a curious person might ask...what would oral spirochetes have to do with heart disease or dementia. How would these oral germs get into the bloodstream,heart and brain? Dr. Nordquist explains how gum disease and different types of dental work, including root canals, can offer this open access of oral germs to the rest of the body. He wrote
The Silent Saboteurs: Unmasking Our Own Oral Spirochetes as the Key to Saving Trillions in Health Care Costs and The Stealth Killer: Is Oral Spirochetosis the Missing Link in the Dental and Heart Disease Labyrinth? .
These two books opened my eyes to what may have been one of the inciting factors in my own illness. I used to be a smoker and as a result had poor gum health. It got to the point where gum surgery was recommended. Looking back I can now see what may have happened. Living in the woods I was bitten by many ticks but around the time I became very ill there was no known tick bite or rash that I remember but after looking back at my medical records I have discovered that I had gum surgery about a year before I became severely ill. Our mouths are full of bacteria, including oral spirochetes and maybe Lyme spirochetes (borrelia burgdorferi). More research needs to be done in this area. During that year between the gum surgery and the acute onset of illness (Lyme or other spirochetosis) I began having low back aches, chills, little flulike illnesses, gastrointestinal problems, low blood sugar, heart palpitations, headaches, and achy joints. Then that summer it hit me full force. Was the dental work partially to blame? Is our exponential rise in dementia due to the many root canals, infected gums, gum surgery, implants...allowing direct access of our oral germs directly into the brain (heart also)?
My father-in-law was diagnosed with Normal Pressure Hydrochephalus which includes the symptom of dementia. I insisted on a lyme test and the blood test showed that he had the most positive lyme test my doctor ever saw. His main symptom was dementia. He had been a gardener all his life and appeared to have accumulated spirochetes through the years when finally in old age, his immune system could no longer keep it in check. He was given a month of IV antibiotics in which time his shuffling began to improve and his dementia also BEGAN to improve. BUT....medicare would not pay for more IV antibiotics so after he was taken off he swiftly deteriorated and eventually passed on. I wonder how much dental work he had done in his lifetime?
Another book I found extremely helpful and important is Dr. Fife's
Stop Alzheimer's Now!: How to Prevent & Reverse Dementia, Parkinson's, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis & Other Neurodegenerative Disorders
Dr. Bruce Fife speaks of how Alzheimer's Disease is becoming known as Type 3 diabetes. He also connects the disease with Lyme disease and other infections. He explains how the cells of the brain have difficulty up taking glucose for the energy that the brain needs to think. He reports on how ketones are another very acceptable source of energy for the AD brain and how coconut oil can provide these ketones and in some cases improve and/or arrest the disease. His other book about Oil Pulling has valuable information also.
Let's just say that oral health does play a key role in the health of our hearts and brains. If so....then we need to learn how to keep our gums and teeth healthy naturally. A book I would very highly recommend is
Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition, 2nd Edition
PLEASE SEE THE STUDY AND VIDEO BELOW