Sunday, December 21, 2008

Beware Of Bogus Alzheimer Treatments

Yesterday I posted about stem cell research as a means of treating Alzheimer Disease.
Today, I thought to myself, "Well, they tried it with cancer and AIDS, why not with AD?"

http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/healthday/2008/12/03/bogus-stem-cell-therapies-sold-on-internet.html

Take a look at this: http://tampabay.com/news/aging/article879333.ece

Here you have a medical doctor treating her husband with coconut oil, and it seems to be working.
So how do you know what will work for you, if you have AD?

You don't. You put your faith in your neurologist and hope that what he prescribes you works long enough to tide you over until such time as a cure is found.

I myself am using the coconut oil, but I cannot say for sure that it is working for me, and that means it may not work for everyone. My friend Tom, who also has Early Onset says it works, and that's great for Tom, but because I am still having "episodes" I cannot yet make that claim.

Hell, even a placebo might work for someone's pyschologically disposed to thinking it will!

Here is an item from quackwatch: http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/signs.html


So before spending thousands of dollars on something that may not work, do your "homework" and find out for yourself.

Remember Laetrile (from apricot pits)? as a cure for cancer?

If that is true why are we still sinking millions of dollars into research and why are sites like this one: http://www.laetrilesupply.com/selling it with this disclaimer:"Statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease......."


Be careful out there!

Enjoy your Sunday



Bill

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