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Alcohol and the Brain

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Question: My husband was diagnosed with dementia in July. He quit drinking alcohol and has instead been drinking aspartame-sweetened tea. His dementia has progressed dramatically during this period. Could the aspartame have brought on this horrible progression in the dementia?

Dr. Blaylock's Answer:

Alcohol is a potent brain toxin, but much of the damage it can cause can be reversed by a good diet, using the right supplements, and avoiding toxins such as aspartame.

Many drugs, especially if used in combination, can cause dementia or a worsening of dementia. You should speak to your husband’s doctor about which medications are absolutely necessary, and which ones can be stopped.

Alcoholics are deficient in a number of critical vitamins, such as thiamine, B6, niacinamide, folate, and B12. Treatment consists in giving high doses of each — usually 100 mg of the B vitamins and 5,000 mcg of methylcobalamin (B12).

Alcoholics are also deficient in magnesium and require about 500 mg twice a day. Time-released forms are best. Phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylserine supplements also replace lost brain lipids. Several flavonoids, such as curcumin, quercetin, ellagic acid, and luteolin, will also help.


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