Dementia is associated usually with older adults over 65. Majority of Early Onset Dementia according to the Alzheimer’s Association occurs between the ages of 40 and 50.
There is no one test that can confirm for Alzheimer’s Disease. But in the more early-onset Dementia, there are several etiologies to investigate including heavy metal toxicity, mold infestation and other considerations in environmental medicine. Other causes of early onset can include genetics, also kno
A study published in the the Canadian Medical Association Journal revealed that people low in vitamin B12 had an increase risk of a fatal heart attack and stroke. The study focused on the relationship between homocysteine, B-12 and carotid artery plaque. The study showed that higher blood levels of B vitamins are related to lower concentrations of homocysteine leading to decrease plaquing in the carotid arteries. However, an elevated blood homocysteine level revealed a strong
Ever heard that Alzheimer’s Disease is now coined as ‘Type III Diabetes?’ Dr. Bredesen identifies AD with 6 different subtypes - one of them being ‘glycotoxic,’ or sugar toxicity. There is evidence supporting the association between Diabetes and AD: ► Those who are diabetic exhibit deficits in cognition which also occurs in AD. ► Having high levels of insulin, or hyperinsulinemia, is associated with memory decline. This is a hallmark of diabetes, and is found to be a risk of
To celebrate the start of Naturopathic Medicine Week 2019, I am excited to introduce myself to my new followers, as well as re-introduce myself to those that have followed me, seeing my talks, or have personally worked with me in my practice. My name is Dr. Romi Fung, and I am a Naturopathic Physician practicing in the City of Richmond, British Columbia. My clinical interests lie in treating patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. Now, why would some be so interested
A common complaint I get from patients in practice is chronic pain: Low back pain, sciatic pain, knee pain, neck and shoulder pain. And by the time they get to me, they have likely tried the whole range of extensive bodywork and practices including Massage Therapy, Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Cupping, Tuina Chinese Massage, Shiatsu, Physiotherapy, etc. I do admit each one is very effective, especially when the actual cause of the pain is indicated for that therapy. I will e