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Medications/Treatments for Alzheimer_s
Alzheimer's disease - a neurospirochetosis?
quote:"Cinnamomum verum ("True cinnamon", Sri Lanka cinnamon or Ceylon cinnamon)"
quote:Cinnamon and its extract, irrespective of source, have been associated with a variety of health beneficial effects, including anti-microbial, anti-viral, antioxidant, and insulin-like activities.Many of the corresponding bioactivities are possibly attributed to cinnamaldehyde, a major constituent of the essential oil responsible for the flavor and aroma of whole cinnamon.In addition, a number of polymeric polyphenol molecules known as proanthocyanidins are present in the aqueous extract that are likely responsible for the majority of the antioxidant properties of cinnamon.
quote:"... we showed for the first time that a daily supplement of 50 µg vitamin D for 9 mo is able to increase serum concentrations of the antiinflammatory cytokine IL-10 and to prevent an increase in serum concentrations of the proinflammatory cytokine TNF-α in CHF [congestive heart failure] patients... Our results agree with experimental data showing that vitamin D is able to suppress the release of TNF-α..."
quote:... some studies have shown that the sodium bicarbonate must be allowed to interact at least 30 minutes with the bacteria cell to be fully effective. Fletcher et al. showed that sodium bicarbonate had no effect on the viability of S. mutans when exposed only for a short time. (7) A study by Pihlstrom et al. also showed no benefit of using sodium bicarbonate. (In many cases, sodium bicarbonate was found to be effective against periodontal microorganisms. In a study by Rams et al., a five-minute exposure to sodium bicarbonate quickly immobilized spirochetes and motile rods. (9) Gram-positive cocci bacteria, such as S. mutans, were also shown to be susceptible against 4% sodium bicarbonate in a study by Drake. (5) Additionally, in a four-week study by Legier-Vargas et al., it was found that regular use of Arm & Hammer Dental Care dentifrice (Church & Dwight, Inc., Princeton, NJ), containing 65% sodium bicarbonate, lowered the level of S. mutans in saliva. (10) It has also been demonstrated that brushing with a dentifrice that contains high concentrations of sodium bicarbonate may not only suppress harmful bacteria in the mouth, but may also lead to increases in healthy bacteria. (11)As well as affecting microbial populations, sodium bicarbonate may also neutralize the acidic environment in the oral cavity produced by the bacteria present. (10) The critical pH level in human dental biofilm is from 4.5 to 5.5. (12) When the pH is at the critical level, enamel is more susceptible to decalcification, which can lead to dental caries. The ideal pH of dental biofilm is a neutral 7.0. Acting as a buffering agent, sodium bicarbonate can raise the pH from the critical pH to a safer pH closer to neutrality. Thus, in addition to the ability of sodium bicarbonate to reduce the effects of harmful bacteria in the mouth, it also increases pH levels to a safe, neutral level.