AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
A RATIONAL BLUEPRINT
No specific or effective
treatment has been found for this new
degenerative social and economic scourge. It
destroys memory, undermines personality, and
ultimately causes or accelerates death.
cannot be attributed primarily to
"aging," heredity, or exposure to
aluminum. Evidence of changes in the brain
can be found 20-30 years before memory
Prevention should be a paramount effort.
But relatives and other concerned persons search in vain for
realistic advice about diet, hygiene, and other prophylactic
measures that are consistent with the nature of this
disease. Numerous neurotoxins associated with food
processing and supplements (drugs, anesthesia),
environmental chemicals, and even air travel require
H. J. Roberts, M.D. has condensed decades
of careful observation and considerable personal research in
this extraordinary book. The nature and evolution of
Alzheimer's disease, including early warning signs, are
clarified. He also places important issues in clearer
perspective, such as the fact that "familial" is
not necessarily "hereditary."
Dr. Roberts lists and concisely explains
the most likely "risk factors" and clues for
Alzheimer's disease with a minimum of medicalese. While many
are common, few physicians consider them in this context.
Chronic unexplained fatigue provides an example.
Dr. Roberts uses this large body of
observation and research to crystallize a program of
possible preventive measures before extensive brain
damage develops. These encompass nutrition, the minimizing
of exposure to neurotoxins (aspartame, MSG, mercury, and
fluoride), and wise suggestions about handling the stress of