A review by Jay Ross
Dr. Bredesen is an internationally recognized expert in the field of neurodegenerative diseases. In The End of Alzheimer’s, Dr Dale Bredesen carefully lines out what causes Alzheimer’s Disease and then gives a protocol for stopping it, and in many cases, reversing it.
In his book, he describes in detail under what conditions the brain is able to function optimally, and what causes things to go wrong. When things go wrong, Alzheimer’s disease results. Dr. Bredesen has identified thirty six different mechanisms that can act to elicit Alzheimer’s disease. He describes how to address each one and has called this the ReCODE protocol.
The book covers how to test for these mechanisms that may encourage Alzheimer’s disease, and how to address each one. Dr. Bredesen considers Alzheimer’s Disease a chronic disease that results from a constant barrage of insults to the system. To correct it, you change and or remove the insults. As I read this, it occurred to me that this actually applies to nearly all of today’s common chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and even depression.
There is also a chapter that lists many of the hurdles that his clients have faced while on the protocol, and his best suggestions for dealing with each one. This is where working with your health coach comes in. He even encourages it! We all need to be in control of our health. With lifestyle changes, we can greatly reduce our chance of contracting many diseases. If we can make these changes, then perhaps we can live Mr. Spock’s (from Star Trek) admonition: live long and prosper.