The previous blog posting I wrote about one theory as to why we develop Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and in this blog I will discuss another potential cause, infectious agents and how vitamin D3 might help avoid them. In the case of AD there is more and more research showing that it’s caused by an infectious agent.1 Who knows, but that in the future there may be more than one type of AD. Vitamin D3 at optimal dosing boosts your immune system, for having sub optimal blood levels is certain to make you more susceptible to AD. The progressively decreased blood levels of vitamin D3 may be one of the factors as to why more people are suffering from AD.
Perhaps the depressed immune system results in the body fighting the causative agent of AD in such a way that neurofibrillary tangles are created. Then, with lack of Deep Restorative Sleep (DRS) and the brain not able to contract and clean itself, combined with these tangles reduces the brain’s ability to function. Over time, the increased neurofibrillary tangles result in decreased mental capacity.
Often, those who suffer from it have altered sleep patterns which makes those who care for them, in my experience, difficult, as the AD sufferer often has a reverse sleep wake cycle of sleeping all day and up all night. In the few patients I’ve had who started their loved ones with AD on optimal dosing of vitamin D3, they gradually saw a reversal of this sleep-wake cycle and some improvement in their mental functioning. No, their disease was not cured, far from it, but they slept better and more normally. This at least helped the poor caregiver to cope better. Just another benefit of optimal dosing of vitamin D3.
*The information posted above is for educational purposes only. Always check with your doctor before initiating any changes in your medical treatment. If you do not, then The Two-Minute Health Fact, Dr. Judson Somerville, nor The Optimal Dose is responsible!