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Exercising Away Alzheimer's Risk - I.V. Ozone, Chelation - Save Your Brain with Ozone

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 21, 2019 5:00:00 AM / by Winter Ninivaggi

Exercise away Alzheimer's Risk. 

A new study has shown that there is a strong association between a hormone released during exercise and the prevention of neurodegeneration. Irisin, induced from exercise may improve brain plasticity and memory helping explain how exercise has beneficial effects on brain health. 

There is still debate over how beneficial it is in slowing or reversing the progression of dementia and Alzheimer's disease but studies have found that it can directly enhance brain health and cognition in younger adults. 

The research first revealed that irisin, a hormone unregulated by exercise and released by muscles during exertion, is significantly reduced in the hippocampus and central nervous system of late-stage human Alzheimer's disease patients and animal models engineered with the disease.The study then artificially impaired irisin levels in the brains of normal mice resulting in reductions in synaptic plasticity and memory. Boosting irisin levels in mice engineered with Alzheimer's also demonstrated notable improvements in synaptic plasticity and memory. (Haridy, 2019)
It is still early days for the research, and there are plenty of questions that remain unanswered. Does irisin confer these same pro-cognitive effects in humans? How exactly does the hormone move from muscles into the brain? And what mechanism does it specifically trigger in the brain to help protect against dementia-related neurodegeneration?

Nevertheless, this is an intriguing new discovery that may ultimately help direct researchers towards new treatments for aging patients unable to engage in functional levels of physical exercise.

Patients living with Alzheimer's disease often have very different patterns of activity as compared with healthy controls. By understanding the daily patterns of physical activity, the design of effective interventions and sleep improvement for people with Alzheimer's, can be developed. According to study findings cited in an article published online in Neurology Reviews, “[m]ild Alzheimer’s disease was associated with less moderate-intensity physical activity, lower peak activity, and lower physical activity complexity, particularly during the morning.” For people already living with Alzheimer’s disease, physical activity can help them function better, decline more slowly, and help them with symptoms like agitation, wandering, and sleeplessness.

The types of activities that might be found helpful for patients with Alzheimer's are low intensity activities such a walking around the neighborhood or local park. It is important that they do things to keep moving to avoid sitting continuously.

The cause of Alzheimer disease is unknown. Several investigators now believe that converging environmental and genetic risk factors trigger a pathophysiologic cascade that, over decades, leads to Alzheimer pathology and dementia.

We recognize elevated heavy metals that cross the blood brain barrier as risk factors for Alzheimer disease. We test and treat heavy metal toxicity with I.V. ozone chelation therapy. It's safe, effective, advanced treatment that prevents further damage. All ozone and I.V. nutrient therapies are MD/NP ordered in NYS. 

We get new patients every week with early dementia, cognitive decline and or Alzheimer's. We do extensive testing to find the "root cause" of their disease pattern, change their diet, use strategic supplements and I.V. ozone to reverse, not manage, the course of their disease. I.V. Ozone works. Safer and more effective than any pharmaceutical on the market. 

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Haridy, R. (2019, January 08). Exercise-induced hormone may protect against Alzheimer's and dementia. Retrieved from

Winter Ninivaggi

Written by Winter Ninivaggi

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, RN, MS, CNS LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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