Archive for November, 2011

The Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease with a Commentary and Vignettes

November 7, 2011

Reports of progress in Alzheimer’s disease have been disappointing. No significant breakthroughs have ben reported for treatment or preventionof Alzheimer’s (AD). Diet, exercise, mental gymnastics, social activities and other advised activities have not shown any benefit.
Frequent interviews with scientists also fail to report any breakthroughs. Both Dr.Jonathan Haines and Dr, Rudolph Tanzi from Harvard and MGH report that it will take another 10-15 years to understand how genes interact with each other.
The EPA has been in court for two years over air pollution law suits and does not have the money or personnel to carry out supervision of reservoir water for Helicobacter pylori.(HP) Water pollution with HP is the source of human infection worldwide and is the cause of AD. AD is not caused by heredity,aging or misfolded genes. AD is also not caused by kissing, hugging, fecal-oral infection,dental plaques or lack of mental or physical exercise. It is communal and familial drinking of polluted water that creates the illusion that heredity is the cause of AD. Heredity related AD is rare.
Ad results from amyloid deposits in the brain. The amyloid is produced when a chronic infection exists . The infection stimulates genes to make bits of protein which after traveling in the blood stream congregate around neurons at the base of the brain causing neuron dysfunction and AD.
It is well accepted that HP is the cause of gastritis, peptic ulcers and cancer of the stomach. It is the chronic infectious gastritis mostly without symptoms that is the usual chronic infection which triggers amyloid production. HP{ infectin can be diagnosed with an antibody blood test, a breathing test and a biopsy by gastroscopy if necessary.
STudies from Penn. STate, MIT, and the EPA have documented tnhat about 65% of drinking water sources are infected with HP. Migratory water birds are the source. They produce about one pound of droppings into the water or shoreline daily. Where the migrating birds congregate, is where the number of D patients are most common.
although there are several companies that manufacture test kits for HP. the EPA has not mandated their use. As a result, none of our reservoir water is tested for HP. The EPA has told me they are short of money and personnel and will not be able to order HP testing for another two years. HP can be eradicated by Chlorine and Chloramine.
The President has recently appointed a 20 man committee with a goal of finding the means of prevention or treatment for AD .within the next ten years. If the President ordered the EPA to order testing and treatment of our water, the end of AD would come into sight.
Three short true vignettes illustrate how HP affects our society while means of prevention are in plain sight for those who can see.
A female age 60 presented with Cancer of the Pancreas. Her brother, a bright college professor died with AD at 50. Both conditions are attributed to HP.
The second involved tnree members of a family. The father died at age 82 with Cancer of the stomach. A daughter age 60 died with cancer of the pancreas, and the third was another daughter with gastric ulcer. All three conditions are attributed to HP infection and probably from drinking water from wells at their summer home.
The third was a manwho bought an old home with a barn on a hill above the house. He came down with a bleeding gastric ulcer and fainted. He was found to be positive for HP and drainage from the abandoned barn was found connected to his well.
It is accepted by all authorities that HP causes gastritis, peptic ulcers, cancer of the stomach and my research indicates that cancer of the pancreas is also caused by HP infection. That will be the subject of another blog.
A recent meeting of the American Socuetyt of Oncology featured calls for begttr research oriented to real and urgent needs of the public. The EPA must be directed to order testing of our water for HP with suitable treatment. We test for E-coli. Why not for HP, produced by droppings from water fowl?