FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY, A COMPREHENSIVE DIETARY REGIME IN THE TREATMENT OF ALZHEIMER’S PATIENTS: RECODE
An Alzheimer’s patient starts getting sick 15-20 years before they are diagnosed, usually due to improper nutrition. In addition to improper nutrition, factors such as lack of physical activity, poor sleep, exposure to toxins, and stress create a highly suitable environment for the disease.
Based on the idea of “eliminating the causes to treat a disease,” in 2012, D. Bredesen and his team started a study in the United States, and in 2018, they published 100 patients who had recovered with the Recode method. First, the patients’ Alzheimer’s profiles are identified, then their needs are determined, and a customized program is developed. It is crucial to turn the program into a lifestyle and to be patient to eliminate the accumulated disease causes over 20 years.
It is not a hindrance to implement the program even in the advanced stages of the disease. However, the earlier it is started, the faster and easier the progress will be. The program is not based on medications, as 36 causes of Alzheimer’s disease have been identified, but there is no medication that can eliminate all of them. Instead, it is possible to create dietary habits that can eliminate or prevent the occurrence of these 36 causes.
Currently, this practice is only carried out by a few experts worldwide, and in Turkey, only our clinic’s dietician can apply it.
FOR NOT GETTING SICK: PRECODE
As with most diseases, early diagnosis is valuable for treatment of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. But what if we have an alternative to never getting sick in the first place?
Precode is the sum of what we can do to avoid getting Alzheimer’s. Even if there are no symptoms, measures can be taken to prevent people with a family history of the disease or genetic predisposition from getting sick. Nutrition is still at the forefront of this method. The process starts by creating an individual’s profile. Each patient is different and evaluated comprehensively. After the profile is created, a program is designed to correct the mistakes and deficiencies in our lives.
This method can be applied to individuals of all ages. Starting early is crucial and cannot be ignored. It makes the process easier and faster.