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Are We Taking the Wrong Approach to Curing Alzheimer's?

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posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 10:28 AM
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Are We Taking the Wrong Approach to Curing Alzheimer's?


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…plaque-clearing drugs may be not only useless against Alzheimer's, but possibly dangerous. … plaques (may be) like toxic-waste sites, binding up bad-for-the-brain molecules. Open the toxic-waste dump, and you release the brain-poisoning molecules. That makes you wonder just how bad an idea vaccines against amyloid are… If vaccines "work," in the sense of stimulating the immune system to destroy plaques, it might be the brain equivalent of releasing all the poisons in an encased Superfund site.

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posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 10:28 AM
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In the case of Alzheimer's, as described in the source article, vaccines to prevent amyloid plaque formation actually assist the disease process. Ooops. Turns out the amyloid plaques seem to bind the disease-causing prions and toxins.

Conversely, the antihistamine dimebolin seems to help the body sequester the disease-causing prions and toxins in the amyloid plaques, and thus, prevents their causing disease and affecting brain function. Turns out amyloid plaques are probably a good thing.

In fact, much evidence suggests that the whole idea of "vaccines" is seriously misguided for every disease, not just Alzheimer’s. Never mind autism, consider the emergence and spread of so-called "modern" diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, the autoimmune syndromes and diabetes. These diseases all became pandemic in tandem with the increased use of vaccines, first in the developed world and now in developing countries.

Unfortunately though, vaccines are Western medicine's last line of defence against infectious disease. Most bacteria are now antibiotic resistant and the rest are getting there; even new viruses quickly develop resistance to anti-viral drugs. Drug companies can't keep up with the mutations, and the antibiotic and antiviral drug arsenal is rapidly becoming useless. Which leaves vaccines.

Consequently, questioning the efficacy of vaccines is professional suicide for any researcher. Not smart if the mortgage needs to be paid.

But it sure looks like vaccines actually work against our bodies' and species' natural long term defenses, including those that protect the integrity of DNA. Maybe vaccines work by forcing viruses and bacteria to mutate into slower-acting strains or new diseases, or to go latent, and simultaneously, by modifying the patients' genetic structures.

Who knows? No one has bothered verifying the systemic impacts of vaccine use. The vaccine concept and rationale is based on Koch's principles of disease as are the impacts. As a result, vaccine evaluations are restricted to considering one-cause-one-effect. Systemic doesn't figure.
But Koch's Principles are arguably obsolete, and emphatically cannot explain or even describe modern multifactorial disease.

In fact, preserving obsolete medical concepts to protect economic interests is what's dangerous here. Misconceptualized ethical concerns about public confidence versus public panic have simply paved the way to creating a world that is spiralling out-of-control biologically. As a direct result of this kind of thinking, virtually every living organism on this planet is in an evolutionary crisis.

Time to rethink, methinks.




NOTE: Perhaps coincidentally, antihistamines are known to inhibit prion multiplication and replication in the body. Ie., see: New inhibitors of scrapie-associated prion protein formation in a library of 2000 drugs and natural products. PDF link



Several classes of compounds were represented in the 17 most potent inhibitors, including naturally occurring polyphenols (e.g., tannic acid and tea extracts), phenothiazines, antihistamines, statins, and antimalarial compounds. ...many are either approved human drugs or edible natural products...



FYI - Topping the list with antihistamines are green tea, curry (curcumin) and sage.


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