“Alzheimer’s is not a simple disease”, says Bredesen. He refers to the fact that, a hundred years ago, people were dying from “simple illnesses”. Most of these diseases—tuberculosis, diphtheria, pneumonia, hepatitis, etc.—were infectious. Such illnesses are caused by one organism. There is one bacterium, virus, or parasite which is the target. Bredesen: “The great success of 20th century medicine is that between public health policies and antibiotics most of these diseases have been conquered.”
Today, people die from “complex chronic degenerative illnesses”: cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and more. In these diseases, cells and organs increasingly deteriorate and die over time. “The problem is that we use the same strategy to treat these diseases as we have successfully used with the simple infectious diseases,” says Bredesen. Conventional medicine is searching for one drug to cure Alzheimer’s—a degenerative disease that is caused by lifestyle and environmental circumstances in which many different factors play a role.
‘I Love Life’: Why These People Claim to Be the First Survivors of Alzheimer’s Disease
CBN’s health correspondent interviewed Dr. Dale Bredesen and two of the seven survivors featured in his new book “The First Survivors of Alzheimer’s.” In the article ‘I Love Life’: Why These People Claim to Be the First Survivors of Alzheimer’s Disease, Julie and Sally discussed their successful battle against Alzheimer’s despite a sense of hopelessness after diagnosis. Their realization, that they could do something, led to a search for solutions. They ultimately discovered Dr. Bredesen and his protocol for preventing and reversing cognitive decline. This led to the reversal of their symptoms and prevented further deterioration, vastly improving their quality of life and overall health.
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During a balmy 60ºF December morning, Rene Zepeda is driving a Volunteers of America minivan through Salt Lake City, Utah, looking for the homeless who may be camping by the railroad tracks or over by the river, sometimes in the foothills. Cold weather is on its way, so the van is packed with sleeping bags, thermal clothing, coats, sock, boots, hats, protein bars, nutrition drinks and canned goods. According to Rene, once the day is finished, everything will be gone. “I want to get them into homes,” he says. “I tell them, ‘I’m working for you. I want to get you out of the homeless situation.’”
Rene works for a program called Housing First. It has decreased the number of homeless by an extraordinary 72% — mainly by providing permanent free housing. Critics bemoan the expense, but once the numbers were thoroughly crunched, it was discovered the program actually costs the state far less than if people were left on the street. Moreover, in a nation where a large proportion of the homeless population are military veterans, adopting such a program is not only a social or financial imperative but a moral one…
TED Talk: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness.
If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.
Robert Waldinger is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and Zen priest. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and directs the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest-running studies of adult life ever done. The Study tracked the lives of two groups of men for over 75 years, and it now follows their Baby Boomer children to understand how childhood experience reaches across decades to affect health and wellbeing in middle age. He writes about what science and Zen can teach us about healthy human development.
Science has a long and storied history of looking for one thing but finding something better instead. Penicillin, radioactivity, science boxes…I mean microwave ovens — all of these discoveries came in the the search for something else. Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee announced that they too had unintentionally discovered something incredible: a means of transforming carbon dioxide directly into ethanol using a single catalyst…
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