2 people say they were able to beat Alzheimer's

May 28, 2024  08:35

Recently, two people announced that they managed to overcome Alzheimer's disease by significantly changing their lifestyle, reports CNN.

This claim has become part of ongoing research aimed at studying the influence of lifestyle on the development of this disease. The authors see great potential in this because every person can change their daily habits, and if it is an effective treatment, it can help millions of people.

The research, which is told in the movie The Last Alzheimer's Patient, is dedicated to these patients and is to be published in June in the journal Alzheimer's Research & Therapy. The study is led by Dr. Dean Ornish, who is known for his work in the field of preventive medicine and health promotion. It is dedicated to the usefulness of a plant-based diet, wrote Focus.

Participants Cici Zerbe and Simon Nicholls shared their experiences with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a CNN medical reporter. Zerbe emphasized the importance of meditation, exercise, and dietary changes as important elements on the road to recovery. And Nicholls reported significant improvements in his health after giving up sugar and processed foods, as well as starting vigorous walking.

Nicholls said that he walks every morning, which helps him to take more than 10,000 steps. Similarly, Zerbe noted how she felt better after switching to a plant-based diet, despite her fondness for ground veal.

Their treatment was monitored by preventative neurologist Dr. Richard Isaacson, who noted that the signs of Alzheimer's disease had apparently disappeared within a year, although he avoided using the term "regressed" about the disease.

Dr. Ornish, known as the author of the Ornish Diet, developed in 1977, includes a plant-based diet, regular exercise, group support, yoga, and meditation. A study in 2023 found that people following a Mediterranean diet had fewer signs of Alzheimer's disease.

The details of this new scientific work, as well as the facts, are not yet known and are being prepared for publication, but the obtained results point to lifestyle changes as a potentially important mechanism in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, giving hope for improving the health of millions of people who suffer from this devastating and incurable disease.

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