With a plethora of malevolent diseases taking over humanity, the word “breakthrough cure” seems to bring back much needed hope to people everywhere, even if these discoveries are nothing but clinical trials on mice. In a recent study by the University of Glasgow, in collaboration with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, researchers were able to completely reverse the effects and symptoms of Alzheimer’s in lab mice, by using an injection of a new protein called IL-33. In fact, this protein is produced by the human body as a part of its immune defense against serious infections and diseases that target the nervous system. Within one week only, the mice were returned to their normal cognitive and neurological state.
However, these tests have not yet been done on humans, and hence, the results may defer immensely on different species, regardless of the genetically altered similarities. Professor Eddy Lieu, lead researcher on this study, said that there’s still a huge distance to go before the lab tests become clinical trials. He goes on to say that scientists have gone through innumerable false “breakthroughs” that were no closer to a cure than any other discovery. For instance, last year, an Australian team of researchers used non-invasive ultrasound to remove toxic plaque and lesions on nerve cells that are attributed to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. That study was also considered a “breakthrough” and could still turn out to be the cure, after extensive trials.
A shocking 65 million is the predicted number of people with Alzheimer’s by year 2030. And while everyone is so busy searching for a cure – just like for every other lethal disease including cancer – scientists seem to be concentrating less and less on the cause. In fact, there is no definitive known cause for Alzheimer’s; however, a wealth of information and data exists that associates Alzheimer’s with environmental toxins. These toxins would include pesticides on food we consume, as well as toxic household products. Furthermore, what scientists do seem to be sure of is the association of nerve cell lesions with Alzheimer’s. An example of these lesions is neurofibrillary tangles found in the neutrons; this takes place through the disruption of nutrient transportation to the brain.
Literally hundreds of studies have been done on the benefits of food items and nutrients in treating Alzheimer’s. For instance, turmeric has been shown to have some neuro-protective physiological actions, and dozens of studies have linked it to treating Alzheimer’s disease. Moreover, scientists would advise people to incorporate coconut oil, cocoa, sage, folic acid, and other foods into their diets to reap their supposed anti-Alzheimer’s disease benefits.