Close to half of all Americans over the age of 85 have Alzheimer’s disease. At this time there is no cure for this type of dementia that affects memory, thinking, and behaviours, but drug and non-drug treatments may help with both cognitive and behavioral symptoms. Researchers are constantly looking for new treatments to alter the course of the disease and improve the quality of life for people with dementia.
The human body is a wonderfully precise machine that constantly seeks a state of equilibrium or homeostasis. In fact, the body’s need for balance is so great that rather than falling apart, it will bend itself backwards, and even accommodate abuse in order to survive. The greatest threat to this state of equilibrium is toxic input via disastrous dietary choices, an erratic lifestyle, chronic stress, constant stimulation of the senses and emotional trauma. And these are just a few of the things that we subject our bodies to daily and still expect to stay in good health. Contrary to popular beliefs, crash or fad diets, pill popping, calorie counting, and rigorous aerobic exercise are not required to keep body weight in check and systems ticking along like clockwork.An overweight or obese body is a body in distress. But the human body is resilient, and it is possible to reverse the processes that led to this state and re-balance the body’s biochemistry to achieve its normal, comfortable, and optimal weight.