After two failed, government-funded “Decades of the Brain” big science projects, mainstream medicine is now ready to admit its failure to cure Alzheimer’s disease with drugs. But they have a new excuse or — ahem — explanation.
They say a well-known microbe might cause Alzheimer’s disease. And they believe Alzheimer’s may be an infectious disease like so many others illnesses that mainstream medicine thought it had cured or eradicated.
According to this new “germ theory” put forth by a worldwide team of 31 expert doctors and researchers, the herpes virus could cause Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, they say there is evidence of a role for chlamydia and spirochete bacteria as well.
Of course, you contract these microbes through sexual contact. And one could plot the rise of Alzheimer’s disease with the increase in unrestrained sexual activity and the rejection of abstinence as a public health strategy.
Germs can and do affect brain function
A connection between spirochete bacteria and brain disease goes way back to early clinical-pathologic medicine in the late 19th century. Syphilis was the infamous spirochete bacteria of that era, until the development of modern antibiotics in the 20th century.
As you may know, chronic syphilis can cause mental illness. But at the time, they called it “General Paresis of the Insane” or GPI, and doctors thought it was an inherent mental illness — without a specific pathologic cause. On the other hand, they thought inherent mental illnesses like “Dementia Praecox” (today’s schizophrenia) did have a specific pathologic cause.
But they had it exactly backwards.
Sigmund Freud started out his career as a neuro-pathologist looking for the infectious agents that could explain each common mental illness. Because medicine had it all backwards, he gave up as a pathologist and became a founder of modern psychiatry, which is still looking for the organic causes of mental illnesses and brain conditions.
The current mainstream thinking on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease blames the build-up of sticky amyloid plaques and misfolded tau proteins. But as autopsy studies show, researchers only find these specific brain changes in half of the people with clinical Alzheimer’s. Furthermore, these hallmark brain changes ARE present in half of people who did not have Alzheimer’s disease.
So — by this standard, the association appears totally random. And therefore, their plaque/tau protein brain changes theory has some holes in it as well.
When all your 21st technology fails, fall back on a 19th century theory
In the new statement, the team of international experts says it’s the viral or bacterial infections that trigger amyloid build-up in the first place. The presence of these viruses and bacteria may also cause chronic inflammation, which experts increasingly recognize as a factor in other chronic diseases — such as cardiovascular disease, some cancers, obesity, and Type II diabetes.
But the top researcher at the Alzheimer’s Society says the evidence is insufficient for infectious transmission of Alzheimer’s disease in the vast majority of cases. And other scientists say there has been no evidence of infections causing Alzheimer’s.
While the jury is still out, it is an interesting theory, to say the least. I will stay tuned to this latest “new” theory and keep you informed when new developments unfold.
In the meantime, real research results show a dozen natural approaches can reverse Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, in just three to six months, nine out of the 10 people who followed these all-natural approaches had substantial improvements in their memory.
I’m just putting the finishing touches on my Alzheimer’s Reversal Protocol with all the details about this research, but you can find a preview of my plan on my website, www.drmicozzi.com, by accessing the February 2016 issue of my Insiders’ Cures newsletter with your username and password. If you’re not yet a subscriber, now is the perfect time to become one.8
In the meantime, stay active. Stay socially connected. And keep using that brain. It’s the best way to protect it.