Lifestyle Changes Bring Back Memory & Cognitive Function – A UCLA Study

I LOVE reading articles such as this one. Amazing…let’s hope that people are willing to try. So many people refuse to admit they play a role in their own health and chalk everything up to “it runs in the family.” I used to be one of those people.

“Ten memory-loss patients, some with brain-scan-confirmed patterns of Alzheimer’s, participated in a small UCLA trial called MEND (Metabolic Enhancement for NeuroDegeneration).
In the UCLA protocol, patients made dramatic lifestyle changes. They avoided simple carbs, gluten and processed foods. They increased their fish intake, took yoga and meditated. They were instructed to take melatonin, get adequate sleep, incorporate vitamin B-12, vitamin D-3 and fish oil.
Within six months, nine patients saw a noticeable improvement in memory. One patient, who was in the late stages of Alzheimer’s, did not show improvement. UCLA researchers say the findings suggest at least early on, changing a person’s metabolic processes can bring back memory and cognitive function.
Six of the patients of the patients in the study who had to discontinue working were all able to return to their jobs. Study authors say some patients were followed up to two and a half years and the memory improvements remained.

I still very much love men

But i met the coolest girl yesterday!!  Unfortunately she was also at the iv therapy center to treat pain and fatigue issues. But it was great to meet someone who was there seeking the same things. We both griped about the fact that we can get Percocet for a lifetime but nobody will prescribe us the vitamin therapy.

Yesterday I skipped the high dose c and the B 12. I can’t explain it but i knew i could not handle the pull on my immune system. I have to trust my gut and how i feel as i maneuver through this process.  The Myer’s Cocktail and the glutathione made me feel like a million bucks after. I had so much energy and yet i felt calm at the same time.

I just booked a Swedish massage for the early evening.  I am realizing that the calming factor of the Swedish massage may help me even more than the direct help to my muscles and joints. I also did my qi gong last night before an epsom salt bath. It’s funny how i can feel stressed out (for no reason, just my system is amped) and put on a 20 minute meditative form of qi gong and basically fall asleep during it.  That’s what you call relaxation.  It felt like five minutes had gone by but it was 20.

IV Vitamin C – Week 5 Report

I wanted to give a little report now that i am more than half way through my IV C vitamin therapy. It’s hard to measure pain because it is so affected by just about everything you do. But here’s what I’ve noticed:

— I work from home as a result of my RSD.  Normally if I put too many hours in or things are too stressful, I end up exhausted  and in a ton of pain. I often then end my work day.  The last few weeks have been crazy at work. I worked all last weekend. It’s been hectic and stressful. But, I haven’t had any days where my pain has been out of control and I have put more hours in than i otherwise normally can.  I have had far more energy.  This, to me, is amazing since one of my biggest gripes about RSD is the fatigue from pain.

— I have a small patch of eczema on one of my fingers. If you’re not looking for it, you’d probably not notice it. It has been much smoother since I started the IV C. On the days i have IV C, it looks like normal skin.  Considering eczema is an inflammatory symptom, I’m excited to actually SEE a difference.

— There is one thing that’s bizarre but also makes sense. I think the day after the infusion my immune system is stimulated. That feeling goes away. I have no idea if other people even perceive that feeling at all or i’ve become way too in touch with my body.

— It’s funny that what i call stress is different than what other people do. I now see the slightest pull on my reserve as stress. I try my hardest not to let things hit me or to run around like i need to be somewhere as if my life depended on it. It doesn’t. I know that any stress is triggering an inflammatory response. I felt my inflammation go bananas last Friday night (from work) and i made an immediate appointment for swedish massage. It was amazing and turned it right off.  AND she restored my neuro signal for a little bit and i even jogged (ok “jogged”) home in the rain for a block after.

I think the biggest test will be to see how my bloodtests come back next month. Hopefully there will be changes to my previously abnormal test results (but in the right direction). 


So it looks like my flu made the iv c pretty awful for me the last few weeks. Being sans flu and eating a Nutrigrain bar half way through my glutathione drip made all the difference. I had the IV C after the glutathione and that went quickly and i felt just fine during.

Also, it put the fire out on my pain. Nice bonus!! I skipped the B 12 shot this week since i’ve had no acupuncture in over two weeks. With my nervous system running wild without Dr Lee, i figured i would not invite more excitement to my system with either the B 12 itself or the physical act of getting a shot.

Anyway, happy to report this feels like it helped me today. 🙂

In 10 days I begin my IV high dose vitamin c

In 10 days I begin my IV high dose vitamin c trial.  I will go once a week and be there for a few hours to get the high dose C, the glutathione, the Myer’s Cocktail and a shot of B 12.  I will do this once a week for 8 weeks and then meet up with the doctor. He thinks I will be substantially better at that time.  I feel the effect that eating for my condition has on me and so to directly get those nutrients to my cells without just hoping I am metabolizing…it’s HUGE. I have this vision that my cells are just thirsty and my condition has made it harder to feed them.  I can’t wait to saturate them with all those vitamins and minerals and to have amazing detox effects from the glutathione.

I will report back so that if there are others out there who are interested in trying this, you will have some feedback from someone who has done it. I am holding out hope that this will kick me into permanent remission.  If anyone reading this has done it, please let me know how it went for you.