Archive for the ‘Alzheimers’ Category

Longevity/Fasting/Stem Cells and Dr Valter Longo, the Guru of Longevity

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Professor Valter Longo is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of ageing studies and related diseases. His discoveries include some of the major genetic pathways that regulate aging and life-threatening diseases and the identification of a genetic mutation that protects men from several common diseases.

He is a Professor of Gerontology and Biological Science and Director of the Longevity Institution at the School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, one of the leading centers devoted to teaching and research on ageing. He is also director of the Oncology Laboratory and longevity at the Institute of Molecular Oncology IFOM in Milan.

Professor Longo received the Nathan Shock Lecture Award from the National Institute on Ageing (NIA/NIH) in 2010 and in 2013 the Vincent Cristofalo ‘Rising Star’ Award for Research on Ageing, and the 2016 Glenn Award for research in the Biology of Aging.

In 2015, after a number of his papers were among the most widely cited in the biomedical field, Time magazine called him a ‘guru of longevity’.

Doctor Longo received a PhD from North Texas in 1992, and another one from UCLA in 1997 and completed post doctoral training in 2000. He has carried out research in the areas of fasting and longevity, cell biology and genetics, the regulation of aging and multiple  stress resistance systems in yeast and mammals, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.  He has over 70 peer reviewed articles, 4 books/chapters, multiple research grants, active grant reviewer, and student research advisor. He is author of the best seller The Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease, and Optimize Weight

More information is available at:                                                                              http://gero.usc.edu/cv2013/CV-LongoV2013.pdf

www.CreateCures.org

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Alzheimers-Here today. Gone tomorrow. Good News.

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Dale Bredesen is internationally recognized as an expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. He graduated from Caltech, then earned his MD from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He served as Chief Resident in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) before joining Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner’s laboratory at UCSF as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow. He held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA and the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Bredesen directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before coming to the Buck Institute in 1998 as its founding President and CEO.  Dr Bredesen has mentored many, many physicians and PhD learners in his lab, presented over 300 papers, written over 200 peer reviewed papers written numerous book chapters and abstracts,, written several books including his recent the End of Alzheimer’s: The first program to prevent and reverse cognitive decline, received numerous patents and honors. In addition, recently he has been interviewed on many television  and radio shows including Dr Oz. You can see his curriculum vitae at: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/1a2e49_f0a51bffa9a341dca2ab7af9b6fd0c3d.pdf

The uniform failure of recent drug trials in Alzheimer’s disease has highlighted the critical need for a more accurate understanding of the fundamental nature of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Bredesen’s research has led to new insight that explains the erosion of memory seen in Alzheimer’s disease, and has opened the door to a new therapeutic approach. He has found evidence that Alzheimer’s disease stems from an imbalance in nerve cell signaling: in the normal brain, specific signals foster nerve connections and memory making, while balancing signals support memory breaking, allowing irrelevant information to be forgotten. But in Alzheimer’s disease, the balance of these opposing signals is disturbed, nerve connections are suppressed, and memories are lost. This model is contrary to popular dogma that Alzheimer’s is a disease of toxicity, caused by the accumulation of sticky plaques in the brain. Bredesen believes the amyloid beta peptide, the source of the plaques, has a normal function in the brain — promoting signals that allow some of the nerve connections to lapse. Thus the increase in the peptide that occurs in Alzheimer’s disease shifts the memory-making vs. memory-breaking balance in favor of memory loss. This work has led to the identification of several new therapeutic candidates that are currently in pre-clinical trials.

Dr. Bredesen’s novel insights into the fundamental nature of Alzheimer’s disease recently attracted an investment of $3.5 million toward a $10 million goal for initial clinical trials of these new therapeutics. This generous support came from the private venture capitalist Douglas Rosenberg, who is helping to fund the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Network, centered at the Buck Institute. The unit is screening drug candidates to find those that can preserve a healthy balance in the signaling pathways that support memory. Dr. Bredesen’s work on nerve cell signaling is also the focus of a collaboration between the Buck Institute and BioMarin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which is seeking treatments for a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease, early onset Familial Alzheimer’s Disease (eFAD), which may develop in people as young as 30 years of age.

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Interviews with Dr Jacob Teitelbaum (Fibromalgia, CFS, Alzheimers) and Kristin Mallon (Midwifery) Now Available for Listening.

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Guests on the show yesterday were Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum (left) and Kristin mallon (right).

Dr Teitelbaum is one of the leading authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and has written best selling books, appeared on major radio and television programs and spoken internationally. More information is available at: http://www.endfatigue.com

Kristin Mallon is a certified nurse midwife with a masters in nursing and is in private practice in northern new Jersey and is a published author and breastfeeding counselor. More information is available at: http://www.njmidwifery.com

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Three Holistic Practitioners Discuss Babies to Altzheimers of the Elderly

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

My guests on the Holistic Health Show yesterday were Dr Rallie McAllister (left), Dr Paul Bendheim (center) and Dr Tom Potisk (right).

Dr McAllister is a board certified family physician;  co-founder of Momosa Publishing, LLC; coauthor of two books;  has appeared on multiple radio and tv programs;  authored articles in national magazines;  and hosted her own radio program. More information was presented earlier on this site or can be found at: http://www.MommyMDGuides.com

Dr Paul Bendheim is a board certified neurologist, founder and CEO & Chief medical and Scientific Officer of  Brainsavers; an authority on Alzheimers, and author of The Brain Training Revolution: A Proven Workout for Healthy Brain Aging. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: http://www.Brainsavers.com

Dr Tom Potisk is a chiropractor and holistic family doctor of 25 years who authored Whole Health Healing: The Budget Friendly Natural Wellness Bible for All Ages. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: http://www.WholeHealthHealing.com

Three Holistic Physicians Discuss Care From Babies to the Aging Brain.

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Guests for the Holistic Health Show on Saturday are from left to right:Dr. Rallie McAllister, Dr. Paul Bendheim,and Dr Tom Potisk.

Dr. Rallie McAllister, MD, MPH, MSEH  is a board-certified family physician, specializing in natural, holistic approaches to health and healing. She is also the cofounder of Momosa Publishing LLC, publisher of www.MommyMDGuides.com and the Mommy MD Guides book series. She is the coauthor of The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth and The Mommy MD Guide to Your Baby’s First Year.

Dr. McAllister’s nationally syndicated newspaper column, Your Health, appeared in more than 30 newspapers in the United States and Canada was read by more than a million people each week. She has been the featured medical expert on more than 100 radio and television shows. She recently appeared on Good Morning America Health and Fox News. She’s the former host of Rallie on Health, a weekly regional health magazine on WJHL News Channel 11 with over one million viewers in a five-state area, and No Bones About It, a weekly radio talk show. A dynamic public speaker, Dr. McAllister educates and entertains audiences from coast to coast with her upbeat, down-to-earth delivery of the latest health news.

Dr. McAllister’s healthy-eating tips and interviews have been featured in dozens of popular publications, including USA Today, Women’s Day, Better Homes and Gardens, Redbook, Family Circle, Parenting, Prevention, Men’s Health, Women’s World, Cosmo, Glamour, Health Magazine, Energy Times, Arthritis Today, and dozens of newspapers.

Greatly in demand by journalists, Dr. McAllister receives more than two interview requests each week. Dr. McAllister has authored hundreds of health articles, with millions of additional readers, on dozens of health-related web sites, including WebMD.com, lifetimetv.com, ivillage.com, parentsmagazine.com, msn.com, parentingbookmark.com, familyresources.com, Christianmommies.com, womenof.com, and babycenter.com.

Dr Paul Bendheim received his BA cum laude from Pomona College with honors in art history, and his MD from the University of Arizona, College of Medicine where he was elected to AOA, the medical honor society. He did his neurology residency and a post-doctoral fellowship at the U of California San Francisco.

Dr. Bendheim is a board certified neurologist who works full-time as CEO and Chief Medical & Scientific Officer of the company he founded in 2004, BrainSavers, America’s Healthy Brain Company. He is also Chairman of the Clinical Advisory Board, Intellect Neurosciences, a public company developing novel biotechnology treatments for Alzheimers.

Previously, among other positions he was the Max Varon Visiting Professor of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel; Medical Director of Development and Research  Neurologist at the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Phoenix, Arizona; and Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Mindset Biopharmaceuticals.

Dr. Bendheim has held academic appointments in addition to the Weizmann Institute at University of California Medical Center, San Francisco and Downstate Medical Center, State University of New York, Brooklyn.

An authority on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, Dr. Bendheim has lectured around the world and has written numerous scientific articles.

He is a member of the American Neurological Association, the American Academy of Neurology, and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation.

An authority on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, Dr. Bendheim has lectured around the world and has written numerous scientific articles and abstracts. Dr. Bendheim is the author of the book, “The Brain Training Revolution: A Proven Workout for Healthy Brain Aging”, published by Sourcebooks in Dec 2009 and released in a new trade edition in 2012.

Dr. Tom Potisk AKA the “Down to Earth doctor” has been a lifelong Christian and a holistic family doctor for 25 years. He is an author, speaker, and blogger on holistic living. He was a winner of the Chiropractor of the Year Award and has certifications in nutrition counseling and wellness.  He is called the “down-to-earth” doctor because of his family oriented country lifestyle and his simplistic, practical, and easy to implement health advice. He is the author of the new book – “Whole Health Healing: The Budget Friendly Natural Wellness Bible for All Ages”

His extensive world travels to remote places, sometimes on volunteer medical missions, adds to his unique perspective and his philosophy. His goal with his books and presentations is to improve people’s lives and save them money by empowering them to make wiser healthcare decisions.