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  • ♪[inspiring theme music]♪
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  • -John Bradshaw:This is It Is Written.
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  • I'm John Bradshaw.Thanks for joining me.
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  • The Bible says in3 John, verse 2,
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  • "Beloved, I wish above allthings that thou mayest prosper
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  • and be in health, evenas thy soul prospereth."
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  • In other words, it's God'swill that we prosper
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  • not only physically, butspiritually, or you might say,
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  • not only spiritually,but physically.
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  • Which way would you say it?
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  • Clearly, from abiblical point of view,
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  • the two are inextricablylinked together.
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  • We're gonna talk aboutthat today in the context
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  • of a lifestyle illness,
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  • a disease which isa modern-day scourge,
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  • and it's only getting worse.
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  • You know people whoare affected by it,
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  • you might be affectedby it yourself,
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  • and if you're not,the sad fact is there's
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  • a very, very good chance thatbefore too long, you will be.
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  • I'm talking about Alzheimer's.
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  • My guest today isDr. Wes Youngberg.
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  • He is a lifestylemedicine specialist
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  • and clinical nutritionistin southern California.
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  • He is also an assistant clinicalprofessor for the schools
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  • of medicine and public healthat Loma Linda University.
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  • I am really glad you'vemade time to be here today.
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  • Dr. Youngberg,thanks for joining me.
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  • -Dr. Wes Youngberg:It's good to be here, John.
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  • -John: Alzheimer's.I've got to tell you.
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  • I'm not scared of cancer.I'm not scared of heart disease.
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  • I'm not scared of stroke.
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  • I'm scared of this stuffbecause it seems to strike
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  • indiscriminately--andanyone and everyone.
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  • I'm bothered byAlzheimer's and dementia.
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  • Your book dealswith Alzheimer's.
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  • Your book is called"Memory Makeover."
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  • It is a fascinating book,
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  • because in the midst of thisterrible thing, it offers hope.
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  • Let me ask you first,what's Alzheimer's?
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  • -Dr. Youngberg: Well, you know,let me actually just read
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  • the very first line ofchapter 1 in the book,
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  • uh, where, where--you know,a lot of people,
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  • you know, don'tunderstand Alzheimer's.
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  • I had a, a friend of mine,a neurologist,
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  • recently at a conferencethat we were both speaking at,
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  • he says, "You're nottelling people
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  • that they can actually reverseAlzheimer's, are you?"
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  • And I said,"Define Alzheimer's."
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  • -John: Right.
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  • -Dr. Youngberg: This has beenone of the challenges all along,
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  • is how do we actuallydefine Alzheimer's?
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  • No, we're, we're not sayingthat you can start here
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  • at the advancedto severe Alzheimer's
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  • and then totally get ridof it all the way.
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  • We're saying that atevery stage of dementia,
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  • of, of mild cognitive decline,
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  • there is a potential to improvethat, to begin to reverse
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  • that process ofcognitive decline.
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  • And that's exciting,because up until recently,
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  • we have all believed thatthere's really nothing
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  • that can be done.
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  • -John: Right. I know you'reabout to read something
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  • from your book aboutwhat Alzheimer's is,
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  • but I'm already ready to jumpahead. [Dr. Youngberg laughs]
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  • You are saying somethingthat seems to fly
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  • in the face ofcontemporary belief,
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  • that is, if you'vegot it, you've got it;
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  • there's really not muchyou can do about it.
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  • Most everybody just accepts--if I, if I've put on weight,
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  • maybe I can take it off.
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  • If you have diabetes, I cancertainly reverse that,
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  • as you well know,as you have taught.
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  • But this? This isa one-way street.
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  • You're saying that'snot necessarily so.
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  • You better read this--
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  • -Dr. Youngberg:Yeah. So we are--
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  • -John: ...before you ever do.
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  • -Dr. Youngberg: So, John, weare at a crossroads right now
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  • where, where we're kind of,uh, at a crossroads
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  • where there is hope.
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  • There is a, there's a tremendousamount of medical literature
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  • suggesting that there'sthings that we can do.
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  • There's tests thatwe can run to figure out
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  • what our risk factors are,what we can do about them.
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  • Uh, and the more of theserisk factors we discover,
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  • the closer we get tothat tipping point,
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  • to the threshold effect wherewe can actually start healing,
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  • rather than progressing inthis scourge, as you put it,
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  • of cognitive decline.
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  • And so, to answer yourquestion specifically,
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  • "Alzheimer's disease is"a form of dementia;
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  • it's "the most commonform of dementia.
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  • "It is the decline of mentalabilities severe enough
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  • to interfere with theactivities of daily living."
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  • That's the bottom line.
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  • And so, if we can do somethingthat takes somebody
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  • from, from a severe dysfunctionin their daily lives
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  • and improve their lives so thatthe husband or the wife
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  • have their spouse back,
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  • their, their--I've had a wife,uh, a husband who said,
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  • "My wife is now laughingat my jokes again.
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  • "She's smiling at me.She is talking to me.
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  • Five years ago she wasn'teven talking to me."
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  • -John: I've had a, I remembera man saying to me recently,
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  • "I have been mourningthe loss of my wife
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  • for 20 or 25 years."
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  • -Dr. Youngberg: Yes.
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  • -John: "She's stillvery much alive."
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  • -Dr. Youngberg: Yes.
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  • -John: "But she's gone,"as it were. Okay.
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  • -Dr. Youngberg:We're here to give hope
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  • even for that individual.
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  • -John: Fantastic.Fantastic.
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  • So, Alzheimer's, how doesAlzheimer's differ
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  • from dementia?
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  • Give me, give me somedefinitions here--
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  • -Dr. Youngberg: Okay, so---John: ...or some differences.
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  • -Dr. Youngberg: ...dementia isthe broader term for diff--
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  • for cognitive declinethat's severe.
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  • -John: Yes.
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  • -Dr. Youngberg: And,and so, really, you know,
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  • a lot of people say,"Well, she didn't,
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  • "they don't reallyhave Alzheimer's;
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  • they have dementia." Well,Alzheimer's represents--
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  • -John: Yep.
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  • -Dr. Youngberg: ...80 percentof all dementias.
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  • It's the number one condition,uh, that is associated
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  • with dementia.
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  • There is over 20 differentclasses of dementia,
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  • but Alzheimer's is by far
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  • the, the, the lion'sshare of dementia.
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  • -John: What happenswith Alzheimer's?
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  • What, what, what is it?
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  • How does it play outin a person's life?
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  • -Dr. Youngberg: You know,the, the bottom line, John,
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  • is that it, it just changesyour ability to function
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  • in daily living.
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  • So, many of my patientswho come to me,
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  • their initial concern is,
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  • "Man, [snaps fingers] I'm,I'm fishing for that word,
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  • "and, you know, I used to,I used to be really bright,
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  • "and, and that word,I can see it,
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  • "I know everything about it,I can describe everything,
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  • [laughs] but I don't, I can'tpick up that word."
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  • So that synapse, that synapsethat's in our brain,
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  • in our hippocampus that isresponsible for that word,
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  • is not connected right.
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  • It's, it's fragmenting.
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  • And so, our job it to kind ofhelp heal that synapse
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  • that holds that, that wordor that partial memory
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  • so that we can startusing it again.
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  • And that is actuallyquite possible.
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  • -John: So Alzheimer'sis forgetfulness?
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  • -Dr. Youngberg: Yeah, it's,that's a big part of it.
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  • -John: Okay, what else?
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  • -Dr. Youngberg: Yeah, it's,it's, um, see, when we think of
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  • forgetfulness,most of us are thinking,
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  • well, we forgotsomebody's name--
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  • -John: Amen.
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  • -Dr. Youngberg:...or we forgot what our,
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  • what my wife told me yesterday.
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  • -John: Oh, amen.
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  • -Dr. Youngberg: Or, you know,we have to take notes
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  • for everything now'cause we just forget,
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  • or even some people areforgetting where they are,
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  • right? They're drivingalong in a familiar road
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  • that they've driven on fordecades, and they're going,
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  • "Oh, wait a minute, where am I?"
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  • So, the hippocampus, the partof the brain that's associated
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  • with, with taking short-termmemories and making them
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  • into long-term memories,is also like a GPS.
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  • It, it's, it's a locator.
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  • It, it tells us where we arein reference to the world
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  • around us.
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  • And if that part of the brainis starting to atrophy,
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  • is starting to become senile,senility is just loss of cells
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  • in that area of the brain,and, uh, if that happens,
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  • we, we're not gonna be ableto do the things
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  • that we always took for granted.
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  • And that can progressso gradually into...
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  • going into the bathroomand not knowing what to do.
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  • See? So that's a memoryproblem as well, okay?
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  • And so this can get really bad,
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  • so we want to preventthat from ever happening.
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  • -John: Okay, whatwe're going to do,
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  • and we, more than likely we'lldo this in the next program,
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  • we're going to talk about howyou can start to reverse this.
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  • -Dr. Youngberg:Right.
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  • -John: So you don't wantto miss that.
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  • How can you begin to reversesome of these processes
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  • and find improvement?
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  • But before we get to reversing,let's talk about preventing.
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  • -Dr. Youngberg:Yes. Yes.
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  • -John: We don't have longbefore we go to the first break,
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  • but where do we begin withthis, to prevent this kind of,
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  • to keep the wolf from the door?
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  • -Dr. Youngberg:Researchers at Loma Linda
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  • have actually established
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  • that about 90 percent of allAlzheimer's is preventable.
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  • So this is good news for thoseof us who have a family history.
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  • My grandfather on mymother's side had Alzheimer's.
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  • So, does that have somethingto say about my future health?
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  • Of course it does.It, it gives me clues.
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  • It's a red flag, obviously.
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  • Wes, you need to be payingattention to this because you,
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  • like so many other individuals,could succumb to Alzheimer's.
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  • So, so we know from theAdventist health studies
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  • and other studies that, that90 percent of Alzheimer's
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  • is preventable, but we haveto have actionable steps.
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  • We have to be willing toaccept that information
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  • and then incorporate itinto our lives
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  • so that we're takingadvantage of it.
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  • -John: Okay. So, a person'sgot to be--well, uh, okay,
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  • you've got, you've gotta bewilling to accept that
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  • and incorporate it.
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  • Why wouldn't someonebe willing to accept that
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  • and incorporate?
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  • -Dr. Youngberg:[laughs] Yeah. Well,
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  • uh, I'll tell you one reason.
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  • Uh, I'd a, I'd a patient justrecently, just a few weeks,
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  • tell me--I'd been workingwith them a year,
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  • and we'll talk about thisin the next program,
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  • where, where she'd reversedher dementia so much
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  • that she is now functional.
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  • She'd had, she'd had advancedAlzheimer's for over five years
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  • before we started, and, buther husband wouldn't give up.
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  • And so her husband wentto the neurologist,
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  • said, "What can I do?"
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  • So the neurologist actuallyreferred them to me,
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  • and, and so, they've been goingto church for this whole year,
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  • and other couples, fiveother couples in that church
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  • also have a spouse withsevere Alzheimer's,
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  • and, and it just gets worsereally quick, right?
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  • -John: Sure.
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  • -Dr. Youngberg: Unlessyou're actually addressing
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  • the risk factors thatthat individual has.
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  • So, so after a year now, uh, theother spouses are coming to him,
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  • saying, like, "Man,you're so lucky.
  • 00:09:28.820 --> 00:09:30.656
  • "Your wife is doing so muchbetter. Look at our spouses,
  • 00:09:30.689 --> 00:09:33.325
  • "man, they're just, they'rejust progressing rapidly
  • 00:09:33.358 --> 00:09:36.495
  • into further severeforms of dementia."
  • 00:09:36.528 --> 00:09:40.132
  • And, and so my, my patient,you know, the husband says,
  • 00:09:40.165 --> 00:09:43.502
  • "Let me tell you what we did."
  • 00:09:43.535 --> 00:09:46.038
  • And, and, and they startedtalking about diet,
  • 00:09:46.071 --> 00:09:50.242
  • and, and immediately their,their affect changed,
  • 00:09:50.275 --> 00:09:54.179
  • and they said, "Oh, no, no, no,don't talk to me about diets."
  • 00:09:54.212 --> 00:09:57.049
  • Said, "My doctor told me there'snothing that can be done,
  • 00:09:57.082 --> 00:10:00.919
  • "and I believe my doctor,
  • 00:10:00.952 --> 00:10:02.354
  • and so I'm not goingto change my diet."
  • 00:10:02.387 --> 00:10:04.089
  • And, of course, that's notscientific, because any doctor
  • 00:10:04.122 --> 00:10:06.792
  • who's studied nutritionunderstands that the brain
  • 00:10:06.825 --> 00:10:09.728
  • operates based on,well or not well,
  • 00:10:09.761 --> 00:10:13.265
  • based on how well,how well you eat.
  • 00:10:13.298 --> 00:10:16.001
  • So that's one of thefirst steps that we use
  • 00:10:16.034 --> 00:10:18.637
  • to prevent the processof neural degeneration.
  • 00:10:18.670 --> 00:10:21.640
  • -John: And we're going to talkabout many other steps as well.
  • 00:10:21.673 --> 00:10:23.909
  • My guest is Dr. Wes Youngberg.
  • 00:10:23.942 --> 00:10:25.510
  • We're talking about Alzheimer's,
  • 00:10:25.544 --> 00:10:26.878
  • and you are discovering todaythat there is hope.
  • 00:10:26.912 --> 00:10:29.781
  • More in just a moment.
  • 00:10:29.815 --> 00:10:30.916
  • ♪[music]♪
  • 00:10:30.949 --> 00:10:37.823
  • -Dr. Wes Youngberg: Hello.I'm Dr. Wes Youngberg,
  • 00:10:40.425 --> 00:10:41.893
  • and I've just written a bookcalled "Memory Makeover:
  • 00:10:41.927 --> 00:10:44.196
  • How to Prevent Alzheimer's andReverse Cognitive Decline."
  • 00:10:44.229 --> 00:10:48.400
  • This book is in story form.
  • 00:10:48.433 --> 00:10:50.335
  • It's case studies of individualsthat I have worked with
  • 00:10:50.368 --> 00:10:52.871
  • and my colleagues have workedwith where they've actually
  • 00:10:52.904 --> 00:10:55.207
  • been able to stopcognitive decline,
  • 00:10:55.240 --> 00:10:58.176
  • and 80 percent of the timehave been able to reverse
  • 00:10:58.210 --> 00:11:01.580
  • aspects ofcognitive decline.
  • 00:11:01.613 --> 00:11:03.982
  • If you want to knowmore about that,
  • 00:11:04.015 --> 00:11:05.450
  • get the book "Memory Makeover."
  • 00:11:05.484 --> 00:11:07.686
  • -John Bradshaw:Thanks for joining me today
  • 00:11:10.522 --> 00:11:11.790
  • on It Is Written.
  • 00:11:11.823 --> 00:11:12.858
  • I'm John Bradshaw.My guest is Dr. Wes Youngberg.
  • 00:11:12.891 --> 00:11:15.660
  • Currently, there are 5.4 millionpeople in the United States
  • 00:11:15.694 --> 00:11:19.397
  • suffering from Alzheimer's.
  • 00:11:19.431 --> 00:11:20.732
  • By 2050, that will be16 million.
  • 00:11:20.766 --> 00:11:23.869
  • What's even more dramatic isthat around the world by then,
  • 00:11:23.902 --> 00:11:26.471
  • there will be 160 millionsof people suffering
  • 00:11:26.505 --> 00:11:30.709
  • from Alzheimer's, a dreadedand dreadful disease.
  • 00:11:30.742 --> 00:11:34.613
  • But Dr. Youngberg is telling usthat there is hope
  • 00:11:34.646 --> 00:11:36.882
  • and Alzheimer's can beprevented, warded off.
  • 00:11:36.915 --> 00:11:40.352
  • Tell me more about this.
  • 00:11:40.385 --> 00:11:42.454
  • How do we, what do we doto prevent this?
  • 00:11:42.487 --> 00:11:44.890
  • It's a horrible thing.
  • 00:11:44.923 --> 00:11:46.091
  • -Dr. Wes Youngberg: Well, thefirst step for all of us,
  • 00:11:46.124 --> 00:11:47.626
  • you know, it'sbeen said that, uh,
  • 00:11:47.659 --> 00:11:50.662
  • of the 318 million people in theU.S. that were alive in 2012,
  • 00:11:50.695 --> 00:11:57.302
  • a full 45 million of us,John, will have Alzheimer's,
  • 00:11:57.335 --> 00:12:02.240
  • uh, in our lifetime.
  • 00:12:02.274 --> 00:12:03.842
  • So, and that's scary, especiallysince actually about four times
  • 00:12:03.875 --> 00:12:09.314
  • that many of people would haveAlzheimer's, but they died
  • 00:12:09.347 --> 00:12:11.950
  • from something else before theycould actually be diagnosed
  • 00:12:11.983 --> 00:12:15.053
  • with Alzheimer's.
  • 00:12:15.086 --> 00:12:16.321
  • So, even those of us who don'thave the genetic predisposition,
  • 00:12:16.354 --> 00:12:20.425
  • the APOE4 mutation thatdramatically increases risk
  • 00:12:20.458 --> 00:12:24.296
  • for Alzheimer's, evenamongst those, 1/2 of us,
  • 00:12:24.329 --> 00:12:29.100
  • okay, about 40 to 50 percent,will develop Alzheimer's
  • 00:12:29.134 --> 00:12:32.671
  • after age 85, even withoutthe genetic mutation.
  • 00:12:32.704 --> 00:12:36.508
  • If we have the genetic mutation,
  • 00:12:36.541 --> 00:12:38.310
  • that happens 10 to 20years earlier.
  • 00:12:38.343 --> 00:12:41.246
  • And so, in other words,we're all at risk.
  • 00:12:41.279 --> 00:12:43.748
  • -John: Right.
  • 00:12:43.782 --> 00:12:44.749
  • -Dr. Youngberg: We all,every single one of us,
  • 00:12:44.783 --> 00:12:46.017
  • have significant risk, and sowe should be paying attention
  • 00:12:46.051 --> 00:12:48.587
  • to the principles of prevention.
  • 00:12:48.620 --> 00:12:50.121
  • -John: And everybody realizesthat this thing is on the rise.
  • 00:12:50.155 --> 00:12:53.458
  • Uh, a generation ago, no oneknew anyone suffering
  • 00:12:53.491 --> 00:12:56.962
  • from Alzheimer's.
  • 00:12:56.995 --> 00:12:57.696
  • Today, everybody knows someone.
  • 00:12:57.729 --> 00:12:59.030
  • -Dr. Youngberg: Yes.
  • 00:12:59.064 --> 00:13:00.265
  • -John: Memory care centershave been built left and right.
  • 00:13:00.298 --> 00:13:01.733
  • -Dr. Youngberg: Yes.
  • 00:13:01.766 --> 00:13:03.001
  • -John: There's an Alzheimer'sunit here and there, and there,
  • 00:13:03.034 --> 00:13:04.502
  • and everywhere else.It's growing, growing, growing.
  • 00:13:04.536 --> 00:13:07.038
  • So this is something,
  • 00:13:07.072 --> 00:13:08.240
  • this is something veryseriously we need to look at.
  • 00:13:08.273 --> 00:13:10.275
  • And why are we talking it,talking about it
  • 00:13:10.308 --> 00:13:12.143
  • on It Is Written?
  • 00:13:12.177 --> 00:13:13.411
  • The Bible says that your body is"the temple of the Holy Spirit."
  • 00:13:13.445 --> 00:13:15.881
  • So, the more you can do toprotect this thing and keep it
  • 00:13:15.914 --> 00:13:19.517
  • in a way that honors Godand keep it shipshape,
  • 00:13:19.551 --> 00:13:22.220
  • the better offyou're going to be.
  • 00:13:22.254 --> 00:13:23.955
  • Why would you suffer fromsomething you don't need
  • 00:13:23.989 --> 00:13:25.891
  • to suffer from, particularlywhen your body is not your own?
  • 00:13:25.924 --> 00:13:28.293
  • We've been "bought at a price."
  • 00:13:28.326 --> 00:13:29.527
  • So let's talk about someof these concrete steps
  • 00:13:29.561 --> 00:13:32.564
  • for avoiding or preventingAlzheimer's.
  • 00:13:32.597 --> 00:13:35.500
  • -Dr. Youngberg: When I was a,when I was a young teenager,
  • 00:13:35.533 --> 00:13:38.403
  • the favorite bookthat I read was called
  • 00:13:38.436 --> 00:13:40.338
  • "The Ministry of Healing."
  • 00:13:40.372 --> 00:13:41.806
  • And if you haven'tread that book,
  • 00:13:41.840 --> 00:13:44.075
  • I encourage the, the,the viewers of this show
  • 00:13:44.109 --> 00:13:46.845
  • to get that book.
  • 00:13:46.878 --> 00:13:48.013
  • I'm sure they can get itright from here.
  • 00:13:48.046 --> 00:13:49.514
  • And it, the book basicallyoutlines the major foundational
  • 00:13:49.547 --> 00:13:53.418
  • principles oflifestyle medicine,
  • 00:13:53.451 --> 00:13:55.020
  • what we can do to optimizeour health right now,
  • 00:13:55.053 --> 00:13:58.256
  • even before we evenunderstand we have risk.
  • 00:13:58.290 --> 00:14:01.026
  • It begins withoptimizing nutrition.
  • 00:14:01.059 --> 00:14:04.095
  • It begins by not, not just,not just thinking
  • 00:14:04.129 --> 00:14:07.365
  • that we're eating healthy,because, you know,
  • 00:14:07.399 --> 00:14:09.067
  • we're comparing ourselvesto what somebody else eats,
  • 00:14:09.100 --> 00:14:11.503
  • but to, to ask the question,
  • 00:14:11.536 --> 00:14:12.837
  • what is actually bestfor me right now?
  • 00:14:12.871 --> 00:14:15.407
  • And that begins with justgetting a lot of colors.
  • 00:14:15.440 --> 00:14:18.343
  • You know, so if we had tosimplify this to one principle,
  • 00:14:18.376 --> 00:14:21.212
  • it's get lots of colors,lots of greens,
  • 00:14:21.246 --> 00:14:23.548
  • lots of reds, lots of blues.
  • 00:14:23.581 --> 00:14:25.417
  • Not Skittles, Fruit Loops, and--
  • 00:14:25.450 --> 00:14:27.152
  • -John: Right.
  • 00:14:27.185 --> 00:14:27.953
  • -Dr. Youngberg:...and lollipops.
  • 00:14:27.986 --> 00:14:28.653
  • -John: Right.
  • 00:14:28.687 --> 00:14:29.688
  • -Dr. Youngberg: [laughs]Those are colorful,
  • 00:14:29.721 --> 00:14:30.622
  • but those areartificial colors, right?
  • 00:14:30.655 --> 00:14:32.357
  • We want to get, uh, colorsthat come to us from nature.
  • 00:14:32.390 --> 00:14:35.360
  • Those very colors, John, thosevery pigments are actually
  • 00:14:35.393 --> 00:14:39.931
  • the phytochemicals that turnyour genes on or off,
  • 00:14:39.965 --> 00:14:43.969
  • that activate your genes,either promoting disease
  • 00:14:44.002 --> 00:14:47.305
  • or turning off, uh,the genes of disease.
  • 00:14:47.339 --> 00:14:50.742
  • So, the, the right colors fromthe right foods will literally
  • 00:14:50.775 --> 00:14:54.379
  • turn the healing genes on andturn the disease genes off.
  • 00:14:54.412 --> 00:14:58.550
  • -John: Here's what'sreally interesting about this,
  • 00:14:58.583 --> 00:15:01.219
  • is that we're talkingabout a destructive disease,
  • 00:15:01.252 --> 00:15:04.255
  • a rampant disease, andit's becoming more rampant.
  • 00:15:04.289 --> 00:15:06.624
  • We're talking about howto prevent it, and,
  • 00:15:06.658 --> 00:15:08.393
  • and you haven't, you haven'tsaid you need to get
  • 00:15:08.426 --> 00:15:10.729
  • this chemical or this drug;you've gone real simple.
  • 00:15:10.762 --> 00:15:13.865
  • This is going to strikea lot of people as being
  • 00:15:13.898 --> 00:15:15.633
  • just way too simple.
  • 00:15:15.667 --> 00:15:16.868
  • -Dr. Youngberg: [chuckles]Well, it's so simple
  • 00:15:16.901 --> 00:15:19.404
  • the researchers actually haveproven this over and over
  • 00:15:19.437 --> 00:15:22.073
  • and over again.
  • 00:15:22.107 --> 00:15:23.108
  • The researchers atChicago Rush Institute have,
  • 00:15:23.141 --> 00:15:26.244
  • have discovered years agothat just people, elderly,
  • 00:15:26.277 --> 00:15:29.748
  • who get two cups of greenleafy vegetables a day--
  • 00:15:29.781 --> 00:15:33.084
  • you know, how manypeople do that?--
  • 00:15:33.118 --> 00:15:34.419
  • but if they do that,they have a brain health
  • 00:15:34.452 --> 00:15:36.688
  • that's at least five yearsyounger than their peers.
  • 00:15:36.721 --> 00:15:38.990
  • -John: Mm.
  • 00:15:39.024 --> 00:15:39.991
  • -Dr. Youngberg: So itdramatically staves off,
  • 00:15:40.025 --> 00:15:41.960
  • it slows down the progress
  • 00:15:41.993 --> 00:15:44.095
  • that normally leadsto dementia over time.
  • 00:15:44.129 --> 00:15:46.097
  • -John: And let's be honest,I don't, I don't want to be
  • 00:15:46.131 --> 00:15:47.932
  • indelicate about it, uh,but I guess I might be.
  • 00:15:47.966 --> 00:15:50.301
  • The standard Americandiet is...garbage.
  • 00:15:50.335 --> 00:15:54.005
  • -Dr. Youngberg: That'swhy they call it "SAD,"
  • 00:15:54.039 --> 00:15:55.940
  • Standard American Diet.-John: Standard American Diet.
  • 00:15:55.974 --> 00:15:57.509
  • -Dr. Youngberg:It is very sad.
  • 00:15:57.542 --> 00:15:58.710
  • -John: I thinkif most people,
  • 00:15:58.743 --> 00:16:00.578
  • most people stopped andlooked, we'd be saying,
  • 00:16:00.612 --> 00:16:03.014
  • "Mm, the truth is my diet'snot what it ought to be."
  • 00:16:03.048 --> 00:16:05.784
  • I think perhaps we don'trealize the unfortunate results
  • 00:16:05.817 --> 00:16:10.188
  • of going down that road.
  • 00:16:10.221 --> 00:16:11.589
  • Maybe we don't realize there'sgonna be payday someday
  • 00:16:11.623 --> 00:16:14.392
  • if we don't do somethingabout our diet.
  • 00:16:14.426 --> 00:16:16.361
  • So, so leafy green vegetablesand lots of colors.
  • 00:16:16.394 --> 00:16:18.763
  • What else would you recommend?
  • 00:16:18.797 --> 00:16:19.931
  • -Dr. Youngberg: Yeah.You know, the key is
  • 00:16:19.964 --> 00:16:21.266
  • basically colorful fruits,but the, but the base
  • 00:16:21.299 --> 00:16:23.802
  • of a brain-healthy diet is lotsand lots of the non-starchy
  • 00:16:23.835 --> 00:16:29.641
  • green leafys, colorfulvegetables, and colorful fruits,
  • 00:16:29.674 --> 00:16:33.878
  • like blueberries.
  • 00:16:33.912 --> 00:16:34.679
  • -John: Mm-hmm.
  • 00:16:34.712 --> 00:16:35.647
  • -Dr. Youngberg: Lot ofgood research on how
  • 00:16:35.680 --> 00:16:36.948
  • organic blueberries, inparticular, are really good
  • 00:16:36.981 --> 00:16:39.184
  • for the brain.
  • 00:16:39.217 --> 00:16:40.151
  • Nuts, seeds, uh, areextremely beneficial.
  • 00:16:40.185 --> 00:16:44.255
  • Avocados are very beneficial.
  • 00:16:44.289 --> 00:16:46.491
  • Olives are especiallybeneficial.
  • 00:16:46.524 --> 00:16:49.160
  • Olives are known to have achemical called oleocanthal
  • 00:16:49.194 --> 00:16:52.297
  • in them that literally block thetoxins that damage the brain
  • 00:16:52.330 --> 00:16:57.669
  • and, and help those cells, thosebrain cells continue to grow
  • 00:16:57.702 --> 00:17:01.940
  • like they should, andthe new brain cells
  • 00:17:01.973 --> 00:17:04.042
  • that we're all developingevery day actually can,
  • 00:17:04.075 --> 00:17:07.078
  • can survive long enough ifwe're using these natural foods
  • 00:17:07.112 --> 00:17:11.749
  • on a daily basis.
  • 00:17:11.783 --> 00:17:12.884
  • -John: Now, what I'm goingto do in just a moment,
  • 00:17:12.917 --> 00:17:14.185
  • I'm going to ask you,uh, to talk to me
  • 00:17:14.219 --> 00:17:16.821
  • about what you've seen.
  • 00:17:16.855 --> 00:17:18.256
  • Well, there are other thingsthat we can do to prevent
  • 00:17:18.289 --> 00:17:20.058
  • Alzheimer's as well,and, and Alzheimer's,
  • 00:17:20.091 --> 00:17:22.193
  • uh, under that cover-allbanner of dementia,
  • 00:17:22.227 --> 00:17:24.596
  • there are otherthings we can do,
  • 00:17:24.629 --> 00:17:25.630
  • you'll tell me about those,
  • 00:17:25.663 --> 00:17:26.631
  • but I also want to hearabout the evidence.
  • 00:17:26.664 --> 00:17:30.869
  • Bob did this, Bob was here,Bob did this, Bob is now here.
  • 00:17:30.902 --> 00:17:34.405
  • So, in a moment we'll find out
  • 00:17:34.439 --> 00:17:36.608
  • that this absolutelyreally does work.
  • 00:17:36.641 --> 00:17:39.777
  • Back with more with Dr. WesYoungberg in just a moment.
  • 00:17:39.811 --> 00:17:43.148
  • ♪[music]♪
  • 00:17:43.181 --> 00:17:50.188
  • -Dr. Youngberg: Hello.I'm Dr. Wes Youngberg,
  • 00:17:51.856 --> 00:17:53.625
  • and I've just written a bookcalled "Memory Makeover:
  • 00:17:53.658 --> 00:17:55.827
  • How to Prevent Alzheimer's andReverse Cognitive Decline."
  • 00:17:55.860 --> 00:18:00.231
  • This book is in story form.
  • 00:18:00.265 --> 00:18:02.033
  • It's case studies of individualsthat I have worked with
  • 00:18:02.066 --> 00:18:04.435
  • and my colleagues have workedwith where they've actually been
  • 00:18:04.469 --> 00:18:07.272
  • able to stop cognitive decline,and 80 percent of the time
  • 00:18:07.305 --> 00:18:11.709
  • have been able to reverseaspects of cognitive decline.
  • 00:18:11.743 --> 00:18:15.713
  • If you want to knowmore about that,
  • 00:18:15.747 --> 00:18:17.081
  • get the book "Memory Makeover."
  • 00:18:17.115 --> 00:18:19.484
  • -John Bradshaw: Thanks forjoining me on It Is Written.
  • 00:18:22.420 --> 00:18:24.189
  • I'm John Bradshaw.My guest is Dr. Wes Youngberg,
  • 00:18:24.222 --> 00:18:27.125
  • whose new book is"Memory Makeover,"
  • 00:18:27.158 --> 00:18:29.928
  • talks about preventing andeven reversing Alzheimer's
  • 00:18:29.961 --> 00:18:33.565
  • and other forms of dementia.
  • 00:18:33.598 --> 00:18:35.266
  • Jesus said He came to the worldthat we "might have life"
  • 00:18:35.300 --> 00:18:38.903
  • and "have it more abundantly,"and you and I both know
  • 00:18:38.937 --> 00:18:41.573
  • there's not much abundancein a life that is riddled
  • 00:18:41.606 --> 00:18:44.943
  • by some of these reallydifficult diseases.
  • 00:18:44.976 --> 00:18:47.212
  • Dr. Youngberg, we've talkedabout the importance of diet
  • 00:18:47.245 --> 00:18:49.981
  • in preventing Alzheimer's.
  • 00:18:50.014 --> 00:18:51.349
  • Give me one, two, three,four, however many,
  • 00:18:51.382 --> 00:18:53.351
  • uh, more steps there might beor things we can do to prevent
  • 00:18:53.384 --> 00:18:57.288
  • diseases such as Alzheimer's.
  • 00:18:57.322 --> 00:18:58.723
  • -Dr. Wes Youngberg: Yeah,so we can not only prevent--
  • 00:18:58.756 --> 00:19:00.625
  • and to clarify,
  • 00:19:00.658 --> 00:19:01.693
  • we're talking about reversingcognitive decline.
  • 00:19:01.726 --> 00:19:03.995
  • -John: Sure.
  • 00:19:04.028 --> 00:19:05.063
  • -Dr. Youngberg: Beginningto reverse that process,
  • 00:19:05.096 --> 00:19:06.531
  • seeing visible, uh, functionalphysiologic evidence
  • 00:19:06.564 --> 00:19:10.468
  • that people can get better.
  • 00:19:10.501 --> 00:19:11.836
  • -John: Sure.
  • 00:19:11.869 --> 00:19:12.837
  • -Dr. Youngberg: So, sothe, the key principle
  • 00:19:12.870 --> 00:19:14.405
  • is that we start outwith nutrition.
  • 00:19:14.439 --> 00:19:15.907
  • There's a lot, we couldspend hours talking about
  • 00:19:15.940 --> 00:19:18.576
  • how to optimize nutrition, butthere's some basic principles
  • 00:19:18.610 --> 00:19:21.613
  • there, and we just needto use common sense,
  • 00:19:21.646 --> 00:19:23.581
  • but then we need tofocus on healthy foods,
  • 00:19:23.615 --> 00:19:26.851
  • foods that are richin nutrients,
  • 00:19:26.884 --> 00:19:29.587
  • things that we can growin the soil.
  • 00:19:29.621 --> 00:19:31.656
  • We need to eat a lot moreof those foods.
  • 00:19:31.689 --> 00:19:33.891
  • Uh, number two is exercise.
  • 00:19:33.925 --> 00:19:36.094
  • There is little doubt; in fact,some of the best evidence
  • 00:19:36.127 --> 00:19:39.497
  • is that's the very first thing
  • 00:19:39.530 --> 00:19:41.132
  • that we shouldtake advantage of.
  • 00:19:41.165 --> 00:19:42.467
  • You know, some of us arereally caught in a, in a,
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  • with a big challenge with diet,and we're really struggling,
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  • and it, it's hard to have thewillpower to actually eat
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  • a healthy diet.
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  • So, maybe the veryfirst thing, John,
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  • that we should be focusing onis getting on a, a reasonable
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  • but consistent dailyexercise program.
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  • -John: Mm-hmm.
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  • -Dr. Youngberg: So, exercisenot only makes us feel better,
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  • so we're better able to makegood decisions, right?
  • 00:20:06.391 --> 00:20:10.795
  • But, uh, and, and starttaking advantage
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  • of the other strategies, itactually makes us sleep better,
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  • and when we sleep better,
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  • we also make a lotbetter decisions.
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  • Uh, so, but exercisespecifically stimulates
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  • the, the glial cellsin the brain.
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  • These are the structuralimmune cells in the brain
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  • that can release a hormone-likesubstance called BDNF,
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  • or brain-derivedneurotrophic factor.
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  • I've, I've heard you talkingabout this on, on other shows
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  • in this program,
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  • and, and this BDNF literallyheals brain cells.
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  • It literally heals the synapsesthat hold the memories
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  • that are not plugged into,into the proper connections.
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  • And so when we, when the brainis able to produce more
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  • of this hormone,the brain heals,
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  • and we're able toremember better.
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  • We're able to havebetter cognition.
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  • Well, exercise justhappens to be one of the,
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  • if not the most powerful,strategy that we know of,
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  • in the medical literature,to stimulate this process.
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  • -John: Does, uh, sleep haveany part to play in this?
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  • -Dr. Youngberg: Uh,it has such a big part
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  • that if we don't figure outsleep properly,
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  • we're going to be slidingin this progression
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  • of cognitive decline forthe rest of our lives,
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  • uh, and, and if we, and ifwe're already noticing
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  • cognitive decline, if we don'tfigure out the sleep,
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  • sleep problem, we'regoing to slide faster.
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  • -John: There arepeople who say,
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  • "I can get by onfour hours a night."
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  • Can they really?
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  • -Dr. Youngberg: No. No.
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  • I, I can tell you, casestudy after case study,
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  • unless somebody getsa good night's rest,
  • 00:21:44.822 --> 00:21:48.526
  • uh, they're, they're on theirway towards cognitive decline.
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  • -John: Are there other stepspeople can take to improve
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  • their, uh, cognitive function?
  • 00:21:55.199 --> 00:21:56.701
  • -Dr. Youngberg:One of the simplest things
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  • is just drink enough water.
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  • You know, the wayour body is wired,
  • 00:21:59.704 --> 00:22:01.906
  • the way our, our feelingsare wired, we don't realize
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  • that we're dehydrated mostof the day and night.
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  • And so, you can't operateby your feelings
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  • when it comes to health.
  • 00:22:12.950 --> 00:22:14.719
  • We need to be in touchwith our feelings,
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  • but if you only drink wateror eat or sleep
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  • when you feel like it,you're in trouble. [laughs]
  • 00:22:20.825 --> 00:22:24.462
  • You're, you're on the waytoward some serious
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  • health complications.
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  • And so, what I suggestto my patients is that
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  • when they first wake up, thatone of the first things they do
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  • is drink between 16and 20 ounces of water.
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  • So I actually go downstairsand take some filtered water,
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  • put it on the stove, and heatit up, and then I add
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  • some little organic lemon on it,
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  • so I have my, my mugof warmed hot water--
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  • -John: Man, I'm gladI'm in good company.
  • 00:22:49.887 --> 00:22:51.255
  • -Dr. Youngberg:...and drink that down.
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  • -John: I do exactlythe same thing.
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  • Except no lemons are harmed inthe preparation of my water.
  • 00:22:53.558 --> 00:22:55.827
  • -Dr. Youngberg:You don't have to have lemon.
  • 00:22:55.860 --> 00:22:57.295
  • -John: Otherwise, same.
  • 00:22:57.328 --> 00:22:58.329
  • -Dr. Youngberg:So, so, when we wake up,
  • 00:22:58.362 --> 00:23:00.198
  • everybody's horribly dehydrated.
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  • Just a one-percent decreasein your body weight
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  • because of dehydration alreadyis affecting cognition
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  • in a dramatic way.
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  • You're not makinggood decisions.
  • 00:23:09.874 --> 00:23:11.676
  • You may, instead of talkingnicely to your spouse,
  • 00:23:11.709 --> 00:23:14.145
  • you're talking roughly.
  • 00:23:14.178 --> 00:23:15.413
  • It, it's amazing how just a, agood drink of water can change
  • 00:23:15.446 --> 00:23:20.551
  • your predis--yourdisposition in life.
  • 00:23:20.585 --> 00:23:22.653
  • -John: Mm-hmm.
  • 00:23:22.687 --> 00:23:23.821
  • -Dr. Youngberg: So make sureyou're hydrated properly
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  • first thing in the morning.
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  • Try to get that about 20minutes before breakfast,
  • 00:23:26.491 --> 00:23:28.759
  • and then at mid-morningand mid-afternoon,
  • 00:23:28.793 --> 00:23:30.795
  • those are the second and thirdmost important times
  • 00:23:30.828 --> 00:23:33.130
  • to get your water.
  • 00:23:33.164 --> 00:23:34.298
  • Even if you have to set yoursmartphone for 10 o'clock
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  • and 3 o'clock, make sureyou get that water,
  • 00:23:37.301 --> 00:23:39.804
  • 'cause it you don't, you'reimpaired mentally, physically.
  • 00:23:39.837 --> 00:23:43.774
  • -John: I think I could answerthis question myself,
  • 00:23:43.808 --> 00:23:45.776
  • but I would preferthat you do it.
  • 00:23:45.810 --> 00:23:47.445
  • So someone goes tothe physician and says,
  • 00:23:47.478 --> 00:23:49.046
  • "You know, I, I really wannatry to fight back this thing.
  • 00:23:49.080 --> 00:23:52.316
  • "I'm gonna, I'm gonna eat welland drink well and exercise
  • 00:23:52.350 --> 00:23:54.652
  • and get more sleep,"and, and so forth.
  • 00:23:54.685 --> 00:23:57.421
  • I can just imagine, and,and I don't mean this
  • 00:23:57.455 --> 00:23:59.423
  • in a cynical sense, but I canimagine certain individuals
  • 00:23:59.457 --> 00:24:01.893
  • in the medical communitysaying, "It's not that easy.
  • 00:24:01.926 --> 00:24:05.563
  • It's not that simple. We havemedication," and so forth.
  • 00:24:05.596 --> 00:24:08.566
  • Because there's a,there's a certain culture
  • 00:24:08.599 --> 00:24:10.735
  • that's very much wiredthat way. Not everybody.
  • 00:24:10.768 --> 00:24:13.671
  • What do you say to that personwho might get some push-back?
  • 00:24:13.704 --> 00:24:16.340
  • Or what do you say tothat physician perhaps
  • 00:24:16.374 --> 00:24:18.042
  • who might be thinking, "No,we, we know better than this"?
  • 00:24:18.075 --> 00:24:21.445
  • -Dr. Youngberg: Well, actuallyI spend quite a bit of my time
  • 00:24:21.479 --> 00:24:24.048
  • lecturing to doctors atconferences on this topic.
  • 00:24:24.081 --> 00:24:27.752
  • And, um, fortunately I'm gettinga lot of positive feedback--
  • 00:24:27.785 --> 00:24:31.489
  • -John: Mm, good.
  • 00:24:31.522 --> 00:24:32.323
  • -Dr. Youngberg:...from many doctors
  • 00:24:32.356 --> 00:24:33.324
  • in the medical community,because, you know,
  • 00:24:33.357 --> 00:24:35.059
  • if, if you're a doctor, and youreally care for your patient,
  • 00:24:35.092 --> 00:24:37.361
  • you're always looking forsomething that's reasonable.
  • 00:24:37.395 --> 00:24:40.064
  • And so, you know, patients,depending on their level
  • 00:24:40.097 --> 00:24:44.535
  • of cognitive decline, um,
  • 00:24:44.569 --> 00:24:47.204
  • we need to start at themost fundamental place.
  • 00:24:47.238 --> 00:24:50.274
  • And so there may be variousmedicines or other strategies
  • 00:24:50.308 --> 00:24:54.278
  • that we need to introduceat a certain point,
  • 00:24:54.312 --> 00:24:56.581
  • if somebody has progressedin their dementia.
  • 00:24:56.614 --> 00:24:59.517
  • But regardless of whatelse we do medically,
  • 00:24:59.550 --> 00:25:02.486
  • if we don't addressthe fundamentals,
  • 00:25:02.520 --> 00:25:05.456
  • pretty mucheverything else we do
  • 00:25:05.489 --> 00:25:06.791
  • is not going to workvery well.
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  • -John: Okay, sure.
  • 00:25:07.725 --> 00:25:08.492
  • -Dr. Youngberg:Almost guaranteed.
  • 00:25:08.526 --> 00:25:09.427
  • So when we take careof the fundamentals,
  • 00:25:09.460 --> 00:25:12.129
  • it can be a dramatic factorin preventing that slide
  • 00:25:12.163 --> 00:25:15.967
  • into dementia.
  • 00:25:16.000 --> 00:25:17.101
  • -John: I appreciate youtaking the time to give us hope.
  • 00:25:17.134 --> 00:25:18.669
  • He's Dr. Wes Youngberg, andhis book is "Memory Makeover:
  • 00:25:18.703 --> 00:25:21.272
  • "How to Prevent Alzheimer'sand Reverse Cognitive Decline
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  • the Natural Way."
  • 00:25:24.408 --> 00:25:25.710
  • And we'll talk again,because in our next program
  • 00:25:25.743 --> 00:25:28.412
  • I want to pick your brainsabout what it means
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  • and what it takes toreverse some of this.
  • 00:25:30.247 --> 00:25:33.651
  • So, Dr. Youngberg, thank you,thank you very much.
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  • -Dr. Youngberg:Pleasure to be here, John.
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