Dr. T's Health Blog (Recent Posts)

Alzheimer's and Senility Are Reversible

Published: July 9, 2012
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Let's look at a simple medical approach to evaluating and helping people with mild to severe loss of mental function. When doing this, you may find that the person never had Alzheimer's, and that even if they do, even modest improvements in mental function can dramatically improve the ability to function and remember names and people. We will also discuss a promising new medication for Alzheimer's that can stop it in its tracks (well, really an old natural compound that they will try to pass off as new).
Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

Being Hospitalized Can Cause Dementia

Published: July 9, 2012
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Even as a medical resident in training over 30 years ago, it was obvious that elderly patients who were mentally OK before being hospitalized often developed dementia and confusion during their stay. In follow up, this did not always clear up after the hospitalization.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

Vitamin B12 and Brain Health

Published: July 9, 2012
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Earlier research has shown that patients with Alzheimer's have much lower B12 levels than healthy people. Vitamin B12 level in brain tissue (spinal fluid) is also very low in those with chronic fatigue syndrome -despite normal blood levels! In this study, it was found that people with lower B12 levels, despite the vitamin B12 levels still being well within the normal range, had decreased function in the "white matter" of the brain. It is suspected that this was caused by problems with myelin, which is the protective coating around nerves that also helps transmit nerve signals. This coating is also damaged in people with multiple sclerosis.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

Testosterone Associated with Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Published: July 9, 2012
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Here is one more study showing that higher testosterone levels in men are associated with a lower risk of early cognitive impairment. The report below also references a number of other studies showing testosterone to be associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer's.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

Propose a Toast - in Honor of Your Brain!

Published: July 9, 2012
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New research shows that moderate drinkers also have healthier brains than teetotalers, and are less likely to develop dementia!

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

Maybe It's NOT Alzheimer's

Published: July 9, 2012
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About 2.4 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and more are being diagnosed every day. Among people 65 and older, the rate of Alzheimer's has gone up tenfold in the past few decades - and 24-fold among those under 65! But here's an even more disturbing fact. According to a new study, most people diagnosed with Alzheimer's don't even have it! Instead, they have other problems that were missed - and could have been addressed if simply looked for!

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

Low Vitamin D Status Found in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Patients

Published: July 9, 2012
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Adding to the list of illnesses in which vitamin D levels have been found to be decreased, this study found moderately lower levels of vitamin D to be present in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease patients. As over 90% of our vitamin D comes from exposure to sunshine, it is possible that the vitamin D deficiency occurs because people with these problems simply cannot get outside as much as healthy people do. Nonetheless, I do recommend good overall nutritional support with a good multivitamin powder for people with these illnesses and for general health maintenance. A good multivitamin powder should contain 2,000 units of vitamin D per dose.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

Nutritional Support for Alzheimer's

Published: July 9, 2012
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In this small study of 12 patients institutionalized with moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease, half received nutritional support (folate, vitamin B12, alpha-tocopherol, S-adenosyl methionine, N-acetyl cysteine, and acetyl-L-carnitine) and the other half received a placebo. The rate of decline in the nutritional support group was 30% slower than that in the placebo group. As most medications also only slow Alzheimer's, this is promising. A good multivitamin powder is an easy way to get all of these nutrients and much more!

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

Thyroid Function and Alzheimer's

Published: July 9, 2012
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Older women who have high or low levels of the thyroid hormone TSH, even if in the normal range, have more than twice the risk for the development of Alzheimer's disease versus those with more moderate thyroid hormone levels.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

Ginkgo Biloba and Dementia

Published: July 9, 2012
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In this 22-week study of 400 patients with dementia, half received ginkgo biloba 240 mg a day and the other half placebo. The ginkgo group had improvements in SKT test battery score and neuropsychiatric symptoms. In addition, the mean caregiver distress score reduced significantly among caregivers of patients in the intervention group, as compared to a worsening found among caregivers of patients on the placebo. Significant differences between the active and placebo groups were found for apathy/indifference, anxiety, irritability/lability, depression/dysphoria, and sleep/nighttime behavior. These results suggest that supplementing with an extract of gingko biloba such as the one used in this study may benefit patients with dementia.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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