Dietary Recommendations for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that causes progressive deterioration of memory, thinking, language, and behavior. This gradual loss of brain function occurs over a period of time and has been associated with plaques and tangles in the brain as well as a variety of other causes including genetics, heavy metal toxicity, environmental pollutants (an inability of the body to effectively remove toxins) and oxidative stress. Since Alzheimer’s is a degenerative illness, management of one’s personal health is important. The recommendations below are intended to help reduce symptoms and possibly slow the progression of the disease.

Sanoviv Medical Institute offers amazing health guides with a functional medicine approach to different conditions and these guidelines are form Sanoviv.

Specific Dietary Recommendations

  • Since Alzheimer’s Disease may be associated with food sensitivities, try the Sanoviv Elimination diet which eliminates and helps to identify common food allergens.
  • Strictly avoid all artificial sweeteners (sucralose/Splenda, saccharin, aspartame) and food additives and preservatives (especially Monosodium Glutamate-MSG).
  • Avoid pesticides, herbicides, and chemicals by eating organic fruits and vegetables.
  • Eliminate alcohol and caffeine.
  • Eat 4-8 teaspoons of coconut oil daily. The medium chain triglycerides in this organic oil have been shown to help improve Alzheimer’s symptoms. Strictly avoid damaged fats and trans fats (deep fried foods, processed oils) as these may worsen symptoms. Your brain is made up of mostly fats. The right type of fat is beneficial to your brain and thought processes. The wrong type of fat may promote brain degeneration.
  • Drink green tea daily.

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New Directions in Cancer Treatment – Hyperthermia

coaching for wellness professionalsHyperthermia (also called thermal therapy or thermotherapy) is a type of cancer treatment in which body tissue is exposed to high temperatures (up to 113°F).

How Does it Work?

Research has shown that high temperatures can damage and kill cancer cells, usually with minimal injury to normal tissues . By killing cancer cells and damaging proteins and structures within cells. Hyperthermia is under study in clinical trials (research studies with people) and is not widely available.

When Is It Used?

Hyperthermia is almost always used with other forms of cancer therapy, such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Hyperthermia may make some cancer cells more sensitive to radiation or harm other cancer cells that radiation cannot damage. When hyperthermia and radiation therapy are combined, they are often carefully timed. Hyperthermia can also enhance the effects of certain anticancer drugs.

Types of Hyperthermia

Sanoviv uses two different types of hyperthermia – whole body and Local

Whole-body hyperthermia is used to treat metastatic cancer that has spread throughout the body. This can be accomplished by several techniques that raise the body temperature to 107-108°F, including the use of thermal chambers (similar to large incubators).

Local hyperthermia where heat is applied to a small area, such as a tumor, using various techniques that deliver energy to heat the tumor. Different types of energy may be used to apply heat, including microwave, radiofrequency, and ultrasound. Depending on the tumor location, there are several approaches to local hyperthermia.

Many clinical trials are being conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of hyperthermia. Some trials continue to research hyperthermia in combination with other therapies for the treatment of different cancers. Other studies focus on improving hyperthermia techniques.

To learn more about clinical trials, call NCI’s Cancer Information Service (CIS) at 1–800–4–CANCER (1–800–422–6237)

New Directions in Cancer Treatment – Curcumin

SANOVIV 12I am attending a Physician Symposium at Sanoviv Medical Institute on Integrative Oncology and amazed at the advances in personalized cancer treatment. I will be sharing some of my insights to open the door of awareness of what is possible and perhaps help with questions to ask if you are seeking an integrative approach. One of the main topics has been  the powerful effect that highly concentrated curcumin can have as part of an integrative cancer treatment program.

Curcumin has many physiological properties that are: anti-inflammatory, anti oxidative, anti-angiogenic, pro-apoptotic and anti-proliferative.

  • It reduces systemic inflammation
  • It reduces systemic oxidation (free radicals)
  • Reduces insulin resistance
  • Effective in the treatment of depression
  • Reduces weight loss during chemotherapy and radiation therapy
  • Reduces gastrointestinal symptoms during chemotherapy and radiation therapy (i.e. nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and constipation)
  • Reduces memory and cognitive changes during chemotherapy
  • Reduces the risk of neutropenia (immune suppression) and infections during chemotherapy

Sanoviv’s curcumin is a high-potency herbal extract from the tropical plant Curcuma longa, a member of the ginger family. It contains powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. When taken orally, curcumin is not easily absorbed into the blood stream. However, when administered in high doses through a special IV preparation as they do at Sanoviv, it can effectively target and weaken cancer cells. IV Curcumin is a natural substance with very few side effects.

The Curcumin Cancer Program includes

Laboratory Testing

Ultrasound

Microscopic Blood Analysis

Chest X-ray

Medical Consultations

Nutrition Assessment

Chiropractor Assessment

Fitness Assessment & Individual sessions

Psychology Consultation

Dental Evaluation

Ozone Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen

Whole Body Hyperthermia

IV Homeopathics

IV Hydration

IV High-Dose Nutrition (personalized formulas may include: amino acids, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, IV lipid solutions, etc.)

Major Autohemotherapy + UV

Bioenergetic therapies

Daily Meditations and Energy Medicine

Food Preparation & Juicing Classes

Fitness Classes

3 Weeks Accommodations, Oceanfront Room

All Meals (organic, free of gluten & dairy)

Laboratory Tests

Complete Blood Count

Blood Chemistry

Urinalysis

Spa treatments may include

Swedish massage

Lymphatic massage

Reflexology massage

Seaweed body wrap

Fango body wrap

Craniosacral therapy

MRT and parafango

Thalassotherapy treatment

For more information visit www.sanoviv.com