Participants: Paula Eakins, Curtis Eakins
Series Code: AL
Program Code: AL00137A
00:01 Alzheimer's disease has reached
00:03 epidemic proportions. Drug therapy is at
00:05 best mediocre, stem cell availability is still
00:08 years away. However, God has something in
00:12 nature that will reverse Alzheimer's disease,
00:14 so our program is entitled
00:16 "Alzheimer's Disease Part 2" stay by.
00:45 Hi, welcome to Abundant Living I am glad that
00:47 you with us today our part II of our series
00:50 Alzheimer's disease and I would like to introduce
00:52 my wife Paula Eakins
00:54 wonderful wife of over 10 years.
00:56 I am, that's right. At the time it is taping on
00:58 this program maybe more after that.
01:01 You are doing now right today?
01:02 I am doing absolutely fantastic.
01:03 Okay, you are looking good too.
01:05 Thank you very much. You welcome very much.
01:06 Okay, as we get on the subject.
01:08 As we get on the subject. On the subject
01:09 of Alzheimer's, of Alzheimer's disease.
01:10 Okay, we met before and talked about this
01:13 before too, and so this time we're gonna do
01:16 just a brief summary because we have lot to
01:19 cover in this particular one of Alzheimer's,
01:21 so why don't you give our viewing audience
01:23 a little information about Alzheimer's
01:25 definitional term and the status.
01:27 Okay, just a quick review because this is
01:28 part 2 of a 2 part series, well one thousand people
01:31 are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease,
01:33 one thousand every single day, and it starts
01:36 about 65 years of age from 65 to 75 about 2%,
01:41 from 75 to 85 about 20% and over 85 years of age
01:45 it can be up to 1/2 and of course the
01:49 baby boomers are, may turn 50 every 7 seconds
01:53 so of course the parents are now in their 70's
01:55 so that's why become more epidemic and the causes
01:59 we talked about the homocysteine levels,
02:03 this is a common threat for those
02:04 who have Alzheimer's disease.
02:06 They always have, usually have a high rate of
02:08 homocysteines we talked about how one can get
02:11 high homocysteine levels in their blood stream
02:14 by eating animal products of course methionine
02:17 is an essential amino acid. Once it is eaten
02:21 it converts into homocysteines.
02:23 And homocysteine is a trademark for those
02:25 who have Alzheimer's disease and those foods
02:27 are we mentioned about the chicken and cheese,
02:31 Cheddar, not Cheddar but Parmesan cheese
02:33 and Swiss cheese are high methionine contents
02:37 in those foods. Milk has twice as much as
02:39 soy milk, so all animal products you can
02:42 have that. Plant based products have it too
02:44 but not as much as animal products.
02:46 And then we mentioned about the diagnosis
02:48 of course brain scan when the person is alive.
02:51 There are several tests a person take as well to
02:53 determine whether or not they have
02:54 Alzheimer's disease. They would normally
02:56 rule out some other problems that would mimic
02:58 those symptoms such as thyroid problems,
03:01 deficient in B12, brain tumor, depression,
03:06 and so it's about 90% probable that a person
03:10 can have Alzheimer's disease while the person
03:11 is alive but of course autopsy would be
03:15 definitive and of course as caretaker would mention
03:17 about that we also really suggest caretakers
03:21 to really join support group, the loneliness,
03:24 isolation, depression, a guilt, distress
03:26 and so caretaker there are some funds,
03:29 scholarship funds. Alzheimer's disease
03:32 associations across the nation that may be
03:34 available so people can come in for maybe
03:36 four hours with that caretaker can take care
03:39 of their personal business on a daily basis
03:41 or a weekly basis. Very good, very good,
03:44 I guess we would like to see what exactly
03:45 Alzheimer's brain looks like, of course,
03:48 people who had Alzheimer's what their
03:50 brain might be looking like.
03:51 Okay, let's before we go into our first graphic,
03:53 there are two hallmarks for those individuals
03:56 who have Alzheimer's disease two hallmarks.
03:59 This is after an autopsy now folks.
04:01 This is very important. Let's go to our first
04:04 graphic here and this hallmark here as you see
04:07 the beta-Amyloid protein. Now, this is a type of
04:10 protein, it's called diffused plaque,
04:12 but let not get confuse with the plaque that
04:15 you normally find in the coronary arteries,
04:18 so this plaque does not consist of cholesterol
04:21 and fat, but consist of a particular protein
04:25 structure and what happens is that you see
04:28 the neuron at the bottom left hand corner
04:30 of the screen there that nerve impulse sends
04:34 a message from that neuron to the neuron
04:37 at the top right hand corner, however this
04:40 beta-Amyloid protein is like a little small
04:44 hole or vacuum, thereby the nerve impulse
04:48 cannot reach to the other neuron thereby
04:51 that's why a person have short term memory
04:54 is below par so that's a small hole in the brain
04:58 and again most brains about 1,300 grams
05:04 as far as weight is concerned.
05:05 Alzheimer's brain is about 300 or less that's
05:09 about 10% so those holes will create in a
05:12 brain as a result of free radicals,
05:16 causes inflammation, causes the beta-Amyloid
05:19 plaque build up in a brain thereby those nerve
05:23 impulses cannot get through to the other
05:24 nerve that's why you have problems was short term
05:27 memory so that's very prevalent.
05:30 This was discovered by Dr. Alois Alzheimer,
05:34 back in 1906. He knows a woman who died
05:38 unusual death, a mental ill health
05:42 and so he decided to do an autopsy on her
05:44 brain in 1906 and discovered that her
05:47 brain looked like that is one of hallmarks
05:50 of Alzheimer's disease, so again free radicals
05:53 is the major culprit of that.
05:55 Now you say, free radicals, you made a comment
05:57 about the holes in the brain.
05:58 Now, I remember we've been talking before
06:00 I mean I've heard lot about this
06:02 mad cow disease. Now that also is a one way
06:05 it says, indicative that there are holes also
06:08 in the brain or brain material,
06:10 so is there any relationship between
06:12 Alzheimer's and mad cow disease?
06:14 Okay, now folks I want you to hold on to your seat,
06:18 now I don't say that too often but hold
06:20 on to your seat. Now when a cow is said
06:24 to have holes in a brain and goes mad we call
06:27 that mad cow disease. But now when a person
06:33 has those same symptoms we don't say that
06:35 we have mad cow disease because we are not cows.
06:38 It's a human variant form so we called
06:41 Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease or sometimes by the
06:46 initials CJD that a human variant form
06:50 Mad Cow disease. Now hold on to seat folks,
06:55 Creutzfeldt-Jakob comes from two individuals.
07:00 Dr. Creutzfeldt and Dr. Jakob both them were
07:05 young associates of Dr. Alzheimer's in 1906.
07:12 They too discovered holes in the brains as well,
07:16 that's why there is a close association between
07:18 mad cow and Alzheimer's. They were associates
07:22 of Dr. Alzheimer's in 1906 and this is what
07:25 they found, this is the second hallmark of
07:29 Alzheimer's disease. Let's go to our next graphic.
07:31 Let's see what we are talking about.
07:33 There is the Neuron Tangled Tau,
07:35 now this is a neuron, when I say neuron,
07:38 meaning nerve cell. Neuron, nerve cells are
07:41 interchangeable words. The top right hand corner
07:44 is a normal neuron that's the way it suppose
07:47 to look but now at the bottom middle picture
07:50 there that neuron is now tangled and therefore
07:54 its just a awful mess there that's why that neuron,
07:57 that nerve cell cannot transmit any nerve
08:01 impulses to another neuron and that's why a person
08:06 have behavioral problems, physical problems
08:09 cannot function, cannot think, have depression,
08:12 psychosis, and that's why and again this neuron
08:17 is due to as I said before a lot of the
08:21 free radicals that has been accumulated in the brain,
08:25 so again this is very prevalent as far as
08:29 our mad cow disease and Alzheimer's disease,
08:33 closely associated. Now, that's very interesting
08:35 of I guess that we're wondering as our audience
08:39 and myself what about medications as far as
08:41 is there medications that can help with this situation.
08:43 Yeah, there are two top medications that has been
08:46 approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
08:48 The number one is probably tacrine,
08:51 T- A-C-R-I-N-E that has been improved by the FDA.
08:56 The number two medication is Donepezil,
08:59 that's also been approved by the FDA
09:01 but there as I said before in a tease,
09:03 at best they're mediocre, it causes vomiting,
09:07 has side effects, nausea, and diarrhea,
09:11 that's the good news and also causes
09:14 inflammation of liver. It's so bad that one drug
09:17 company manufacture has actually stopped
09:20 marketing, tacrine as a drug for
09:24 Alzheimer's disease because it's so bad.
09:26 And so you know, like I said, before stem cell
09:29 research is still years away so really we need
09:32 something else in its place because medication
09:35 is a best mediocre as far as Alzheimer's disease
09:37 is concerned. So therefore, there is not
09:40 much hope when you look at medication in
09:43 relationship to Alzheimer's disease.
09:45 So you almost kind of like making a bad thing
09:47 worse really when you think about it,
09:49 I mean you know.. Well, it tends to enhance
09:52 somewhat the memory and behavior skills, okay,
09:55 but again you have the downside of the
09:57 side effects which all drugs held with them,
10:00 some more than others. What about herbal medicine,
10:03 okay, is there anything in herbal medicine?
10:05 Yes, there is now, this is very interesting,
10:08 this is one that's very dear to my heart
10:10 because I think what happens is that like
10:13 I said before Alzheimer's disease
10:14 is now has reached epidemic proportions.
10:17 There is something in nature that
10:19 God has provided that has been proven very
10:22 effective for the management of
10:25 Alzheimer's disease and this has been used for
10:30 years in China. This is a herb we called
10:33 a clubmoss and they have extracted this herb
10:37 and extract from this herb is call Huperzine A.
10:41 we'll spell it for you later on in the program,
10:43 Huperzine A. And Huperzine A
10:46 has been used very effectively as for as
10:48 Alzheimer's disease in improving the memory
10:51 and also protecting the Neuroma and also gives
10:54 a person more mental function as well.
10:58 Let me give you a time line as far as this
11:00 extract herb is concerned. Back in 1993 the first
11:05 landmark clinical study in China was done in
11:07 Beijing Institute of Mental Health
11:10 and they looked at several individuals,
11:12 a hundreds individual who had Alzheimer's disease
11:15 and they gave these individuals the
11:18 Huperzine A in this clinical trial here,
11:22 and it was actually published in a remarkable
11:25 landmark clinical journal there in Chinese.
11:28 Let's go look at this clinical study and see
11:31 the results of the Huperzine A
11:33 in relationship to Alzheimer's disease.
11:35 Here is a double-blind study; after 4 weeks
11:38 treatment of Huperzine A, over 70% had improvement
11:42 as measured by "MQ" that means memory quotation
11:46 and cognition tests, 70% this is remarkable,
11:51 and so this was done at the Beijing Institute
11:54 of Mental Health and it was also published
11:56 in a major medical journal as well emphasizing
11:59 that particularly clinical study.
12:00 That's in back 1993, 1994. Well, at 1996 because
12:05 Huperzine A is a Chinese herb and all the clinical
12:09 studies being done in Chinese over a 100,000
12:13 Chinese in Medical Journals in China.
12:16 It takes a while for that information to get over
12:18 here to United States but guess what,
12:21 it's here now, amen, back in 1908, that's an amen.
12:25 We need that. Yeah, we need that,
12:27 now back in 1996, a Professor by Kozikowski
12:33 he was a Professor and still Professor at
12:35 the Georgetown University of Cognition.
12:37 He standardize the Huperzine A for further
12:41 clinical studies in this country and so also
12:45 this is so remarkable that those individuals
12:48 who did a clinical study in that was even published
12:51 in a Peer Review Medical Journal in this country.
12:55 Now medical journals do not normally publish
12:59 herbal medicine if they do usually it's not
13:02 always positive but this Peer Review
13:06 Medical Journal called it the journal of the
13:08 American Medical Association.
13:11 In 1997 of March, says that this Huperzine A
13:16 can be even more effective than the Food
13:19 and Drug Administration approved drug for this
13:22 disease which is Tacrine and Donepezil,
13:25 that is very and highly unusual for a
13:28 Medical Journal to say that about an herb,
13:30 a Chinese herb in it's relationship and being
13:34 better then a Food and Drug Administrations
13:36 drug approve for this disease,
13:38 and they've mentioned in their articles so that's
13:40 very profound. I just talked to before we came up
13:44 here to the major researcher in
13:48 Washington DC. Right now this year,
13:51 this in 2004, I'll go ahead and state that,
13:55 right now 23 universities across this country
13:59 here in United States are now beginning to go
14:03 through clinical trails with this Huperzine A
14:06 in Alzheimer's disease, phase I, phase II
14:11 and phase III. Phase I, usually about 20 people
14:15 involved in phase I, they deal with that and
14:18 also the side effects in adults, that's phase I,
14:21 then next we go to phase II which
14:23 encompasses about a 100 to 300 people
14:26 that's in phase II, still monitored the
14:28 side effects and then phase III the last type
14:32 of phase in clinical trail which is over
14:35 1000 individuals, I just talked to her,
14:38 Sally Walsh, there in Georgetown University,
14:39 she said that Huperzine A has already passed
14:43 phase I with flying colors in this country,
14:47 phase II is going on the way as I speak right now.
14:51 There is other almost a dozen or two dozen
14:54 clinical studies going around throughout this
14:56 country emphasizing Huperzine A
14:59 and the benefits of improvement
15:02 Alzheimer's disease as far as short term memory,
15:05 behavior and learning skills as well so you see
15:09 and hear more about Huperzine A further on as
15:13 this topic is be more promoted in the near future.
15:17 That's, that's very, very good and that means
15:19 there is some hope once again.
15:20 Yeah, there is some hope, there is some hope,
15:22 and let's go to our last graphic and let's see
15:25 how it works the Huperzine A,
15:26 this is very more remarkable. Number 1,
15:29 Huperzine A, it protects the brain neurons
15:33 or nerve cell, remember tangled tau we saw
15:35 as our tangled, where Huperzine A goes in
15:38 and protects the nerve cell, the neuron
15:41 so it stays intact. Number 2, it promotes
15:44 neuronal growth, what, that means that one neuron
15:48 sends a nerve impulse to next neuron.
15:51 In Alzheimer's disease patients the impulse
15:54 is short. It doesn't reach to next neuron.
15:56 Huperzine A extends that impulse to the next
16:00 neuron thereby is more efficacious and
16:03 at number 3, it increase acetylcholine.
16:05 Acetylcholine is a thing that once it's increase
16:08 it also increase the function of brain,
16:11 mental activity, so you can see that's why
16:14 Huperzine A is at the fore front now you know
16:17 it was ginkgo biloba that's still good but
16:21 ginkgo biloba doesn't come close to Huperzine A
16:24 as far as Alzheimer's disease in reversing
16:27 the process. Huperzine A is that gonna be,
16:31 is it out now, I mean its studies and tests
16:34 are being done. So I mean like before you would go
16:37 and purchase certain types of herbs.
16:38 Can you purchase you know, should a person
16:40 get it now and. Okay. Let me, good question,
16:43 yeah, the dosage, number 1, based on
16:45 clinical studies. There has being several clinical
16:47 studies you just go to clinicaltrials.gov
16:51 type in Huperzine A, Alzheimer's you see
16:55 a whole list of at the timeless tapping,
16:57 23 clinical studies being done in this country.
17:01 You can even be involved in these clinical
17:02 studies by the way but let me go back
17:04 and say that based on these clinical studies
17:06 100 micro grams per day has being very
17:10 effective for reverse or improving the
17:14 Alzheimer's disease symptoms and folks
17:16 you can get it at the regular health food store
17:20 and is less than $20 a month.
17:26 Most health food stores will have that Huperzine A,
17:28 alright, it's extract from the clubmoss.
17:31 Well, you don't want to clear up because the
17:33 reason I don't want to clear it up for
17:34 two reasons. Number 1 is that a lot of times
17:36 when people watch this program
17:38 and here us say things, they say you know
17:41 I think I got Alzheimer's or something that
17:42 so be us go ahead... I can't find my car keys,
17:44 it does not... you want to go
17:46 and see a physician, that's true and you want
17:47 to make sure that it is diagnosed, right.
17:49 You want to get the brain scan
17:52 that was more definitive other than you know
17:56 of course the autopsy and also have some tests
17:58 and rule out some other things to be,
18:00 they want to be properly diagnosed.
18:01 That's the bottom-line and the bottom-line is that,
18:02 lets get the word out. Now the thing is also
18:05 we talked before about the plant based diet,
18:07 the diet of the creator God, our creator God
18:09 has given us. Nuts, grains and seeds shall be
18:12 your meat, eating good foods and good vegetables
18:14 and whole grains and staying away from,
18:17 member staying away from the dairy kingdom.
18:19 Okay, the milk, the meat, the cheese not the eggs
18:21 on that stuff and so once again we want to
18:24 go into the kitchen and you know you trying
18:26 to figure are we gonna cook?
18:27 The answer is yes. Alright. We're gonna fix
18:28 an enchilada casserole so you want to get
18:31 your paper and pencil, and stay by.