Series Code: AL
Program Code: AL000214A
00:01 We had a conference in Huntsville.
00:02 They talked about Alzheimer's diseases
00:05 and I think the thing that was the more surprising
00:07 was the causes of Alzheimer's.
00:10 So on today's show we are gonna talk about
00:12 the causes of Alzheimer's.
00:14 Stay by.
00:48 Hi, welcome to Abundant Living.
00:50 This is Curtis Eakins,
00:51 and my bride of 20 glorious wonderful years, Paula Eakins.
00:56 Hello. How are you doing today?
00:59 You are looking pretty good, pretty good too.
01:00 Yeah that's a new hairstyle by the way?
01:02 I like that. Thank you.
01:04 Okay. We both wearing pink.
01:07 Pink, my favorite color. Real men wear pink.
01:10 Absolutely. That's what I'm told.
01:12 Absolutely. Absolutely.
01:14 That's a word up. That is, that is true.
01:16 That's the word up and the word down, okay.
01:18 For those who may not understand us
01:20 that's the terminology we're using today.
01:24 You mean, now though of course
01:25 we did Alzheimer's in Huntsville, Alabama,
01:27 a seminar there, Seniors Ministry,
01:31 my mom is part of that or she is over there.
01:33 She brought us in and we had
01:35 a good crowd there over I guess 60.
01:38 I mentioned this before been on 3ABN for many years now
01:42 and taped over I guess some 300 programs.
01:46 The one program that we get the most response,
01:49 the most phone calls, the most emails,
01:52 is Alzheimer's diseases.
01:55 So we did this I guess eight to ten years ago.
01:58 We decided to bring it back, update some information
02:02 and some fresh information as well.
02:04 Some of the information you are gonna see today,
02:06 hear today is gonna be eye opener.
02:08 So I'm gonna tell you right now folks,
02:09 if you're listening I strongly advice you
02:13 to go ahead and get out a paper and a pen.
02:16 You're gonna write some things down.
02:18 This gonna be some eye opening things for us--
02:21 not just Alzheimer's but dementia in general
02:24 and Alzheimer's in particular.
02:26 So just go and get your pen and paper out now
02:29 because it's gonna be some eye opener
02:31 as far as some possible causes
02:33 of dementia and Alzheimer disease as well.
02:36 Well, you know, they had this book that was there
02:38 and the thing I think that blew my mind
02:40 that was talking about medications.
02:42 And it was talking about the medication side effects,
02:44 that a lot of the medications that people are taking
02:47 and that we were looking at those medications
02:49 and we were seeing certain things
02:51 that was actually in that formula
02:53 that could cause some issues
02:54 with Alzheimer's and also dementia.
02:55 And what brochure is that?
02:57 This is a brochure called the Basic Alzheimer's Diseases
03:00 and that's what Mitchell
03:01 you know who was the person
03:02 who actually did most of our talking.
03:04 Oh, the representative of Alzheimer's Association, yes.
03:06 And so we talked-- we looked at the medications
03:09 and we also did the drug side effects
03:11 and so I thought
03:13 that was kind of really, really, interesting.
03:15 So can you talk a little bit about that?
03:16 Yeah, that was interesting because that's one
03:18 of the latest brochures of Alzheimer's Association,
03:21 talk about the side effects, drugs, medication,
03:25 that causes memory loss and behavioral change.
03:29 The side effects of medication.
03:32 So we're gonna get into that and some other things too.
03:34 And so let's first go to the screen,
03:37 let's look at the Alzheimer's brain at this time.
03:41 And here we have it of course on left side
03:44 you have the healthy brain,
03:45 the Alzheimer's brain based on autopsies is shrunk.
03:50 Shrunken to about 80 percent, sometimes 70 percent.
03:54 You see here the main cortex is smaller
03:58 and hippocampus is smallest way on.
04:02 You see the ventricles
04:03 they enlarge to compensate for that.
04:05 The ventricles are the small openings
04:07 in that brain on the left side.
04:09 So in typical Alzheimer's brain is simply smaller.
04:16 Now having said that, I thank you for that graphic.
04:18 What we want to do,
04:19 we want to set the stage as to why the brain shrinks.
04:25 Wow. Wow.
04:26 Now you mentioned in the brochure
04:27 about lot of side effects of drugs
04:30 and how they cause impermanent, talking of impermanent
04:33 from the American Association of Alzheimer's.
04:35 And the side effects memory loss as well.
04:39 I'm gonna first talk about the effects of B12.
04:44 It's very important in the body.
04:45 And let's talk about this because we're gonna set
04:47 the stage for how important B12 is
04:50 in relationship to this program.
04:53 B12 is needed for red blood cell development.
04:57 But also is need for the healthy condition
05:01 of the brain and the central nervous system.
05:05 So therefore if there is a deficiency of B12
05:11 then this gonna impact cognitive development
05:15 and impair memory as well.
05:17 Now B12 lot of people, you know,
05:22 what they say is that we are what we eat.
05:26 Well, I'm gonna tweak that a little bit.
05:29 We are what we absorb.
05:32 If we have a deficiency of B12
05:35 number one, it shrinks the brain.
05:40 Those have a deficiency
05:42 their brain shrinks six times more than those
05:44 who don't have the deficiency.
05:46 So B12 is very critical
05:48 as far as cognitive impairment, all right.
05:52 Now sometimes you have B12 deficiency
05:55 and what happens is that you have pernicious anemia
05:58 that causes the intrinsic factor
06:00 in the stomach.
06:01 So we can eat cartons of eggs, pounds of beef, gallons of milk
06:09 and still be deficient of B12
06:11 because the body simply is not absorbing it.
06:15 So we may take supplementation of B12.
06:18 We fear that intrinsic factor in the stomach
06:20 is not gonna be absorbed.
06:22 That's why sometimes those have deficiency
06:24 need to have injections,
06:26 therefore you bypass the stomach
06:28 and go straight to the blood stream.
06:30 So B12 is very important but in particular
06:34 the healthy condition of the brain
06:37 and the central nervous system, B12.
06:41 So when it is deficient then we have memory problems,
06:44 behavioral problems in B12 deficiency.
06:48 So very critical to the body.
06:51 So, okay, we are talking about the causes of Alzheimer's
06:55 and you just hit on a whole thing about B12.
06:58 So I'm just trying to figure out
06:59 and I'm sure that audiences is also trying to figure out
07:02 and what does B12 have to do with the Alzheimer's issue.
07:10 I mean, you are saying the cause
07:12 and we are talking about the drug.
07:14 So how does that play a part then?
07:16 What drug?
07:17 Okay, I'm glad you asked that question.
07:20 Because there-- now this you need to write this down
07:23 I hope because this one will be all ill of that an eye opener
07:29 as far as the medication is concerned.
07:31 Number one, there is a group of drugs
07:35 that causes a deficiency of vitamin B12.
07:41 It is conclusive evidence, evidence based.
07:45 Now, have you said that let's go to the screen.
07:53 Antacids and vitamin B12 deficiency.
07:57 This comes from the Journal
07:58 of American Medical Association and says this.
08:00 "Using antacids consistently for two years or more
08:08 was linked to a deficiency of vitamin B12,
08:11 which can have adverse effects for the nervous system."
08:17 A deficiency of B12, taking antacids
08:23 consistently for at least two years or so--
08:25 thank you for that graphic.
08:26 Now there are two groups of antacids.
08:30 We have the pump inhibitors, which is the Nexium,
08:35 you have the Prevacid,
08:38 you have the Zantac both are pump inhibitors.
08:44 They cause a deficiency in B12.
08:47 Also there is a warning on those
08:49 that also causes fractures of the wrist,
08:52 forearm, hip and spine too,
08:55 FDA warning in addition to B12 deficiency.
08:58 These are the other group of antacids
09:01 we call those histamine H2-receptor.
09:04 Those are your Tagamet, Axid and Pepcid.
09:09 Those are the histamine 2-receptor.
09:14 They too cause a deficiency of B12.
09:16 So both of those groups taken consistently
09:20 can simply shrink the brain
09:24 and causes memory impairment and behavioral changes
09:29 just by taking antacids for a long period of time,
09:32 about two years consistently.
09:34 So that's one area wise.
09:36 You know, one group of drug
09:37 that can cause impairment of our cognitive.
09:42 Okay, so I'm trying to understand this now,
09:45 so you are saying that there is a strong possibility
09:49 that these antacids they--
09:53 you want to look at that as a possible cause.
09:54 So in other words--
09:56 It is a cause not possible, yeah it is a cause.
09:58 So I'm kind of saying like you know,
10:00 there is someone their parent or whoever
10:03 they are taking care of has got dementia, Alzheimer
10:06 that they, they might want to look at them.
10:09 Look at the different drugs they are taking
10:12 because this could be a part of some of the things
10:14 they are experiencing has to do with the drugs
10:17 they are taking and so just-- that's, that's heavy.
10:21 Yeah. That's heavy.
10:22 Well, it gets, it gets even worse
10:25 because so it was happenings that
10:27 take an antacid because it keeps--
10:28 and what happens that
10:30 antacids simply causes malabsorption
10:35 of B12 in the stomach.
10:37 Therefore, no matter what you eat,
10:39 eggs, milk, cheese, pork, taking beef, lamb
10:42 which is B12 in it when goes to the system its not absorbed
10:46 because the antacids stops the absorption of B12
10:49 in food that we eat.
10:51 That's why injections are necessary
10:54 to bypass the stomach so that you get that B12
10:57 if we are deficient because of antacids.
10:59 And lot of people take them
11:00 because they are eating too fast and acid comes up.
11:03 So really slow down what you're eating,
11:05 do not drink with your meal
11:07 because down the acid and therefore
11:08 you don't have to take those antacids on a consistent basis.
11:11 Is there any other drugs then we need to be looking at?
11:14 Well, now there's another drug that cause,
11:16 again a B12 efficiency in the blood stream, all right.
11:21 Now I want you to hold on to your seat for this one, folks.
11:24 Let's go to the screen at this time.
11:27 Metformin and B12 deficiency.
11:31 This is taken from the British Medical Journal.
11:33 Listen to this.
11:34 "Individuals with who are treated
11:38 for long periods of metformin are at risk of developing
11:44 gradually worsening vitamin B12 deficiency."
11:50 Now metformin, those who know about metformin
11:53 this is the first line of drugs for diabetes
11:58 and millions of people taking metformin on as daily basis.
12:02 So this drug also causes B12 deficiency.
12:08 Now you that once you off this drug
12:10 the B12 deficiency gets even worse
12:13 after you finish taking it.
12:15 So therefore, this is another major drug
12:18 that people maybe taking right now
12:20 that causes the B12 deficiency
12:23 plus also has to health or the body
12:25 particularly the brain's central nervous system
12:28 that causes memory loss and behavioral changes.
12:33 But now it gets even worse still.
12:38 Not just an antacid, not just a metformin
12:42 but there's something as well.
12:44 Okay, you know, we didn't know what that one is.
12:48 What is that? Okay.
12:49 The next one.
12:50 Now there is another group of drugs
12:55 that causes not so much of B12 deficiency
12:58 but let me explain this,
13:00 I'm gonna kind of do it here
13:02 in hope the camera can come in with this.
13:06 Imagine this fist right here, if you can come in,
13:09 this is an X arm
13:11 and then at the end of my fist is a nerve cell.
13:15 For this nerve cell to connect to this nerve cell
13:18 there needs to be some communication
13:20 between the two fists so that therefore,
13:23 we keep thinking cognitive development
13:26 one nerve cell communicates with this nerve cell.
13:30 There are a group of drugs is over 80 of them
13:36 that simply blocks this nerve cell
13:40 communicating with this nerve cell.
13:43 It blocks it right here, all right.
13:45 Now have in mind let's go to the screen.
13:48 You want to write this one down,
13:49 here is the group of drugs that causes a block
13:53 from one nerve cell to the next.
13:55 Let's go the screen at this time.
13:57 Anticholinergic drugs.
14:02 "Taking these drugs was linked to cognitive impairment
14:08 and for the first time
14:11 these drugs were also linked to death."
14:15 This is from the Journal of American Geriatrics Society.
14:20 And it is a list of 80 drugs and I have the list right here,
14:26 it's about 80 drugs right here folk,
14:28 and these drugs here they have different categories
14:32 like there's a level three,
14:34 that's the highest of powerful portion
14:37 and properties in these drugs.
14:39 There's a level two, there's a level one.
14:42 And so those individuals who are taking these drugs
14:45 that's on this list here of 80
14:48 their cognitive impairment simply becomes impair.
14:52 And they start noticing that within 60 days
14:58 if you taken category three.
15:01 If you taken category one about maybe 90 days.
15:05 And so it's called the anticholinergic risk scale.
15:11 Anticholinergic risk scale.
15:16 And you will get a list like this
15:18 not just this a few weeks ago,
15:21 you see the list of drugs
15:23 and these drugs have-- those have taken them
15:25 then you can also block that signal
15:29 therefore there's gonna be some cognitive impairment
15:33 and it drops really
15:34 ability to think, to reason as well.
15:38 Now of the 25 drugs that most seniors take
15:41 are the 25 the most seniors take
15:43 17 are those drugs are on this list.
15:48 Okay, now, somebody is gonna say I know,
15:50 I know it's gonna happen.
15:51 When the show airs they are gonna say
15:53 where is the list?
15:54 So therefore, that list can be available to people?
15:57 Well, they can contact us,
15:58 we'll give them our website abundantlivingtv.org.
16:02 Go there email us and we will download you
16:05 that list as well.
16:06 Okay, you heard that Rebecca,
16:07 that's the best way to get the hold of it
16:08 and if you are trying to get that list.
16:10 I guess my question then would be
16:11 we talked about the drugs, we talked about the causes
16:13 and that is what about lifestyle?
16:15 Well, just one another thing
16:17 that also can cause cognitive impairment
16:21 and let me just say this
16:22 but I'm going too deep into anomie physiological.
16:25 There are two hallmarks for Alzheimer's diseases.
16:28 One is called the beta-amyloid.
16:31 Beta-amyloid, all right.
16:33 And this is a key protein in Alzheimer's diseases,
16:38 beta-amyloid for those who want to do research.
16:42 And so when this key protein is high
16:45 there is a high risk of Alzheimer's diseases.
16:48 When the protein is low
16:50 there is a low of risk of Alzheimer's diseases.
16:52 So this is one key protein that we don't want.
16:54 I want to make sure everybody understand that.
16:56 Now have you said that there's one thing that we can do,
17:01 that people do that will raise their beta-amyloid,
17:05 this key protein that resolves in Alzheimer's diseases.
17:10 One thing, hold on to your seat,
17:14 not going to bed, sleep depravation.
17:20 They did a study, sleep depravation,
17:24 a group of people stayed up one night
17:26 and those went to sleep-- they had two groups
17:29 they tap their cerebrospinal fluid
17:31 and determined that those who has sleep depravation
17:35 had an increase of beta-amyloid in the brain
17:40 therefore causing cognitive impairment.
17:44 This is from Washington State Medical Center,
17:48 they are in St. Louis
17:49 and numerous other studies about
17:51 how sleep causes impairment in cognitive ability.
17:56 Those who went to sleep
17:58 will have a normal sleep of activity
18:00 from seven to eight hours or nine hours of sleep,
18:03 their beta-amyloid actually dropped.
18:05 So sleeping stand up
18:08 not getting adequate amount of sleep
18:10 can cause cognitive impairment and memory loss.
18:16 Okay, that was a lot of information, wasn't it?
18:19 I mean, that was a lot.
18:21 So you are saying to yourself are they cooking today?
18:24 Well, we are cooking today believe it or not
18:27 and we haven't talked about we did little bit by the B12
18:29 and we are gonna talk more about nutrition
18:31 as we continue on with this program.
18:33 And that is we are gonna go into the kitchen
18:34 and we are gonna be fixing a tangy fruit oatmeal.
18:39 I'm telling you it is not down track.
18:40 You will love it.
18:41 Get your paper and pencil and meet us in the kitchen.