Unfortunately, there is a huge amount of misdiagnosis in Conventional Medicine…and when it comes to the aging, the misdiagnoses is most alzheimer's braincommonly with Parkinson’s and Alzeheimer’s – both of which can be misdiagnosed Lewy Bodies.  Unfortunately, none of the conventional medications help for any of the conditions.

Parkinson’s Lewy Body Symptoms:

  • Loss of spontaneous movement
  • Rigidity
  • Tremor
  • Shuffling walk
  • Face has a flat, unexpressive look

Alzheimer’s Lewy Body Symptoms:

  • Memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Declining decision-making capacity
  • Other common symptoms
  • Confusion and memory loss fluctuate more than Alzheimer’s disease
  • Visual hallucinations or delusions
  • Depression
  • Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep disorder

Symptoms of dementia with Lewy bodies include:

  • Changes in thinking and reasoning
  • Confusion and alertness that varies significantly from one time of day to another or from one day to the next
  • Parkinson’s symptoms, such as a hunched posture, balance problems and rigid muscles
  • Visual hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Trouble interpreting visual information
  • Acting out dreams, sometimes violently, a problem known as rapid eye movement (REM) sleep disorder
  • Malfunctions of the “automatic” (autonomic) nervous system
  • Memory loss that may be significant but less prominent than in Alzheimer’s

Key differences between Alzheimer’s and DLB

  • Memory loss tends to be a more prominent symptom in early Alzheimer’s than in early DLB, although advanced DLB may cause memory problems in addition to its more typical effects on judgment, planning and visual perception.
  • Movement symptoms are more likely to be an important cause of disability early in DLB than in Alzheimer’s, although Alzheimer’s can cause problems with walking, balance and getting around as it progresses to moderate and severe stages.
  • Hallucinations, delusions, and misidentification of familiar people are significantly more frequent in early-stage DLB than in Alzheimer’s.
  • REM sleep disorder is more common in early DLB than in Alzheimer’s.
  • Disruption of the autonomic nervous system, causing a blood pressure drop on standing, dizziness, falls and urinary incontinence, is much more common in early DLB than in Alzheimer’s.

When one recognizes that the brain:

  • is 60-70% fats
  • needs high levels of glutathione
  • needs good amounts of T3 & T4
  • uses about 20% of the body’s oxygen
  • uses huge amounts of the body’s nutrients
  • can become inflamed like any other part of the body
  • can become toxic like any other part of the body

While effective elimination of toxins and inflammation along with effective increased good healthy fats, glutathione, oxygen and other nutrients – we find we can have a huge impact on both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.  At this point, however, we still do not know how to deal with Lewy Bodies.

We do know, however, that excessive amounts of sugars and AGEs (Advanced Glycation Endproducts) both contribute to a variety of similar conditions in the brain.  In fact, we may find that even the microbiota, which can cause Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s may also cause Lewy Bodies.

Be responsible, do your research, find a good health practitioner.

Here’s to your health!

For more information, contact: Dr Holly at holly@choicesunlimited.ca

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