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At Integrated Nutrition of Mount Kisco, PLLC and Blood Logic, Inc. we work in close partnership with you towards developing your natural healing plan. What you do not need is a generalized “one size fits all approach.”  Our approach for clarifying your health issues, finding hidden causes of your health problem(s) and developing natural solutions has been woven into our carefully designed longevity approach that we call The Blood Detective’s Longevity Plan. We believe that developing a Metabolic Map of your entire body by performing specialized health tests (e.g., biomarkers) is a truly holistic way of viewing, appreciating and managing your health concerns. As a concierge practice, we make ourselves truly available to you.  As a paperless office we are concerned about the world environment as it affects our “internal environment”…namely, your health.

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Weight loss, poor memory, intestinal issues, hormone problems, pain, fatigue, muscle aches and pains…whatever your health concerns(s), Dr. Michael Wald, The BloodDDetective has the answers…naturally. The Blooddetective blog is filled with dozens of radio shows on just about every health topic that you can think of. “Ask The Blooddetective is Dr. Wald’s weekly radio show covering nutrition and naturopatic, dietary and exercise, disease and health topics.

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#Brain #Infection - #Alzheimer’s Disease, #Toxicity and Loss-Of-Self – The #Blood #Detective Answer?

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Dr. Michael Wald, The Original Blood Detective

Dr. Michael Wald, The Original Blood Detective

Alzheimer’s caused by infections? Harvard researchers have finally caught up with what Dr. Wald has been saying for years. Namely, that various infections product toxins that provoke the brain to produce protective lesions. The problem is that the lesions that are known to characterize Alzheimer’s disease, a type of plaque called amyloid proteins, are actually produced as a protective effort by the brain, but this plaque

Here is how it works – you get a viral, bacterial, parasitic or fungal infections and these bugs produce toxins. The toxins make there way through the normally protective barrier that surrounds the brain and the nervous system called the blood-brain-barrier (BBB). Once past the BBB the toxins’ presence cause the nervous system to produce the amyloid proteins; it is these proteins that are part of the reason why the individual with Alzheimer’s suffers from “loss of self” – an often rapid and sometimes slow loss of brain cells and thus memory and other bodily functions.

Dr. Wald says,

“This is new information to Harvard researchers, but is a concept that has been promoted by Dr. Wald for years. My approach has always included the following for those wishing to try and prevent and manage Alzheimer’s disease:

THE BLOOD DETECTIVE LONGEVITY DIFFERENCE! - DR. MICHAEL WALD, The Original Blood Detective

1.              First I have my patients complete important questionnaires that prioritize the body systems to work upon. After all, the bugs that produce the amyloid plaques may have come from the gut or even the mouth.

2.              I examine and test at least seven levels of immunity as the immune response is always part of the bodies attempt to manage infections

3.              I check for heavy metals because they are often associated with neurotoxicity themselves and immune disfunction in general. Metals are also know to be stored, causing damage, in the brain and brain stem.

4.              I check for food allergies – because they can cause leaky gut and this allows infections to make there way into the blood stream and through the BBB.

5.              I check hormones because hormones help control information and they may act as “nervous system stabilizers”

6.              I check for nutrient levels, tests of nutrition absorption and nutrient use – and fix whatever I find.

Overall, my Blood Detective Longevity Panel of tests, questionnaires and overall approach is one of the most comprehensive you can find.”

Visit Dr. Wald, or arrange a phone consult, by calling 914-242-8844 or email him at: info@intmedny.com.

Your Brain On Walnuts – How to prevent Alzheimer’s Dementia

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Dr. Michael Wald, The Blood Detective, comments on keep your mind...preventing Alzheimer's disease dementia.

Dr. Michael Wald, The Blood Detective, comments on keep your mind...preventing Alzheimer's disease dementia.

A review by Dr. Michael Wald - The Blood Detective 

What is dementia & how to avoid losing your mind…literally

Dementia is not a specific disease. It is a descriptive term for a collection of symptoms that can be caused by a number of disorders that affect the brain. People with dementia have significantly impaired intellectual functioning that interferes with normal activities and relationships – in other words, you become disabled. They also lose their ability to solve problems and maintain emotional control, and they may experience personality changes and behavioral problems, such as agitation, delusions, and hallucinations. While memory loss is a common symptom of dementia, memory loss by itself does not mean that a person has dementia. Doctors diagnose dementia only if two or more brain functions - such as memory and language skills -- are significantly impaired without loss of consciousness. There are no known medications to prevent dementia. However, dozens of studies have shown that nutrition, when used right, can significantly offset one’s risk of getting dementia in the first place, but doctors have virtually no training in nutrition so visit a doctor that is specifically qualified. People with moderate or advanced dementia typically need round-the-clock care and supervision to prevent them from harming themselves or others – so it is up to each and every one of us to take small steps almost every day to avoid getting dementia in the first place.  Below is my review of a recent study that reviewed thousands of studies that ultimately show that nutrition is the way to go!

Nutrition does reduce your risk of dementia…

This recent study was actually not a study at all but a comprehensive review of thousands of studies that examined the benefits of omega 3 fatty acids – you know, that stuff found in fish, walnuts and other common foods. The study included a thorough review of the medical literature from the National Library of Medicine database and other sources – but here is what you really need to know…

Lots of studies prove that you can keep your memory, intelligence and personality longer…

The report on walnuts and Alzheimer’s disease arose out of a request by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements and several NIH Institutes. Five thousand eight-hundred-sixty five articles were surveyed, but only sixty-two met the inclusion criteria of the researchers – meaning, they were conducted just right.

Fish brain…

Overwhelmingly, a higher dietary intake of omega 3 fatty acids, that include foods as flax seeds, walnuts, sardines and salmon was determined to be associated with a statistically significant reduction for the risk of developing many diseases including Alzheimer’s dementia. One should not expect that eating just walnuts would reduce one’s risk of developing dementia.

 Dr. Wald’s advice…

A well-rounded food plan that includes a variety of foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids is best to insure a high intake of omega 3 fatty acids. In my clinical experience, almost no one consumes therapeutic levels of omega 3 fatty acids sufficient to reduce dementia risk. I advise all of my patients, and have for the last 25 years of my clinical practice, to consume omega 3 supplements in addition to a well-balanced diet. I use certain blood and assessment questionnaires that help individualize the level of omega 3 fatty acids needed for each person – as well as other complementary nutrients. For example, it has also been shown that higher intake of vitamin E in its natural form can help reduce the risk of developing dementia and may also help slow down its progression when it has occurred.

SCHEDULE A NO-COST 15-MINUTE CONSULTATION WITH DR. WALD TO DISCUSS PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OPTIONS. 

Read the abstract of the study here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK11893/

 About Dr. Michael Wald – The Blood Detective..

Dr. Michael Wald, nicknamed The Blood Detective, is the director of Longevity Services at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, located in Westchester New York. He has appeared on ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, Channel 11 PIX, Channel 12 News, CNN, The Food Network and other media outlets. Dr. Wald earned the name Blood Detective for his reputation to find problems that are often missed by other doctors. He earned an MD degree, is a doctor of chiropractic and a certified dietician-nutritionist. He is also double-board certified in nutrition. He has published over a dozen books with three additional titles due for release late 2013 including: Frankenfoods - Genetically Modified Foods: Controversies, Lies & Your Health and Gluten-A-Holic: How to Live Gluten Free and the Blood Detective's Longevity Secrets. Dr. Wald can be reached at: www.intmedny.com or by calling: 914-242-8844 (Ext. 1).

 

 

 

 

 

AE AllExperts reply by #Dr. Wald - #Alzheimer's Disease and #curcumin

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Your question answered about the herb curcumin and severe dementia - Alzheimer's Disease

Question:Dr. Wald, I am a 57 yr old male. My 81 yr old mother has Alzheimer's disease. A very high percentage of her relatives in her generation and previous generation have died from Alzheimer's. I don't like my odds; therefore, I'm looking for possible options to stave off this dreaded disease. I don't want to fall prey to snake oils, but obviously modern medicine doesn't have all the answers. I have done a bit of research into curcumin and would appreciate your opinion on it's use. Thanks for your time.

Answer:

Dr. Michael Wald


Hello Ed:

Ed, I am very sorry to hear about your mother and her diagnoses of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Your question is essentially - "What is my option of the herb curcumin (Tumeric) for Alzheimer's Disease. Here is what you need to know.

Sadly, Neuologists have virtually nothing to offer the Alzheimer's sufferer

Traditionally neurology, sadly, has little to offer for AD, a progressive form of dementia or memory loss. The medications used have virtually no value, but you already know this because of your own investigations. So what about curcumin for slowing the progression of this disease? Ed, you could easily find natural practitioners, even scientific studies, that show that curcumin reduces neuro-inflammation, chelates heavy metals such as aluminum (implicated as an environmental cause of Alzheimer's disease) and other potential benefits. 

25 Years of Experience has taught me a few things...
I can tell you from 25 years experience in this area that you will notice no difference whatsoever using this herb. What curcumin could potential help with, along with a large number of other nutritional supplements, is slow down the progression of this condition. Having said this it is best to take what amounts to a large number of nutrients and alter the diet of a Alzheimer's sufferer as early in the course of this disease as possible. If one waits until the disease has progressed significantly little or no noticeable benefit will happen. 

The approach must be individualized

My approach is to perform a large number of blood and other types of tests to determine the cause and or potential ways in which to slow this condition. Having said this, you must understand that diet and nutritional supplements are not recognized by mainstream medicine as an effective strategy for AD. Here are some important considerations for searching for causes and natural solutions for AD:

Tests and natural approaches
1. Test for heavy metals particularly aluminum - correct accordingly
2. Test for various vitamin and mineral levels- correct accordingly
3. Check hormone levels particularly estrogens, progesterone and testosterone- correct accordingly
4. Review for potential environmental toxins- correct accordingly
5. Body composition- correct accordingly
6. Consider hyperbaric oxygen therapy
7. Check for viral, bacterial, parasitic and fungal infections - correct accordingly

There are several basic supplements that I use for all of my patients with a diagnosis of AD, but I supplement on top of these with many more depending upon health history, overall health goals, extent of the condition and result of laboratory tests - among other factors. 

My top nutritional pics are:
Active Folate
B12 sublingual or liquid
Boswellia 
Brain Energy Blast
Greens Detox
Krill Oil
Longevity Complete
Reds Protect
Tumeric
Ubiquinone
Zinc Picolinate

All of these are my label and are available at: www.blooddetective.com

Keep in mind that some drug-nutritional interactions exist that require a professional to review. 

All treatments must be based on the specific findings, not general protocols found in nutrition books (they are often way off), and the health history of the person affected. 

I do hope that this helps.

Dr. Michael Wald
Blood Detective
DC, MD, CDN
914-242-8844
www.blooddetective.com
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