Interview with Dr. Dale Bredesen
Dr Joseph Mercola | 29 June 2023
In 2014, Dr. Dale Bredesen published a paper demonstrating healthy lifestyle choices could reverse Alzheimer’s in 9 out of 10 patients. His team is now launching a new randomized, controlled trial at six sites. Biological aging, brain aging and epigenetics will be included in this trial, using newer blood tests that weren’t available even a few years ago.
The glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) test can be a valuable tool. This test basically looks at brain changes associated with astrocytosis. Astrocytes respond when there’s a problem in the brain, so it can give you a heads-up that something is afoot up to 10 years before symptoms set in.
Supporting energy production and reducing inflammation in the brain are the two most important factors to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s.
The entire family of herpes viruses is associated with changes in the brain and neurons. Left untreated, chronic infections put your innate immune system into overdrive. Alzheimer’s is an innate immune system mismatch with the adaptive system. You’re not clearing the pathogen, so you’ve got a continued onslaught of cytokines causing damage in your brain.
Valuable adjuncts that can help improve mitochondrial energy production include methylene blue, niacinamide, NAC and glycine.
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Dale Bredesen - How to Help Prevent and Treat Alzheimer’s Disease