Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, can we beat it?

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New Discovery in Cell Defense from McGill University in Montreal.

“Your immune system cannot function without glutathione”

The content of this article is from the book “The Comprehensive Guide to Glutathione”
by Dr. Jimmy Gutman MD FACEP

The immune system coordinates a variety of specialized cells to fight off infection and other threats. The healthy growth and activity of these cells depends upon the availability of glutathione. Glutathione is at the heart of most immune functions, explaining why low levels are seen in many diseases. This is best exemplified by AIDS, which is characterized by a severely compromised immune system.

Raising and maintaining glutathione levels can minimize the risk of these diseases. Although only very ill people are severely deficient in glutathione, those in good or fair health will benefit from glutathione supplementation, especially considering the environmental toxins and

drug-resistant bacteria we’re exposed to these days.

The use of glutathione supplementation fights all kind of diseases from respiratory to auto immune to degenerative diseases.

Without question, the best type of preventive medicine is an optimized immune system, and a critical means to optimize it is by feeding it glutathione.

Glutathione as a dietary supplement.

We must first clarify an important, frequently misunderstood part of the glutathione story.

Upon learning about glutathione for the first time, many people go to their health store, buy it, and start dosing themselves. However, while glutathione is freely available in this form, this sort of oral, ingested glutathione will have negligible effects on your health. The product decomposes rapidly in the digestive system and is quickly removed from the gut. Apart from a few very specific instances, glutathione cannot be introduced into the body in this way. It must be made within your cells -which is where it’s naturally found. The effective way to stimulate the production of glutathione is to provide your body with the basic elements it needs to make glutathione by itself. Some pharmaceutical medications, such as N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), have been developed to provide these precursors. There are also natural ways to increase glutathione levels, in particular the use of denatured (bioactive) whey proteins.

These are discussed throughout this website.

By Patricia A.L. Kongshavn, Ph.D.

Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are neurodegenerative diseases in which cell damage and degeneration is seen in certain specific areas of the brain. In Parkinson’s disease nerve cells slowly degenerate in the part of the mid-brain (the substantia nigra layer of the basal ganglia) that controls movement, resulting in progressive loss of muscular coordination and balance. In Alzheimer’s disease brain cells degenerate, brain mass shrinks and characteristic neurofibrillary tangles and neural plaques are seen post mortem. Increasing lines of evidence suggest that mitochondrial damage plays a key role in Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and some other neurodegenerative diseases (1-5). This, in turn, increases the generation of reactive oxygen species and the onset of oxidative stress, leading to oxidative damage and programmed cell death. At the same time, glutathione homeostasis is disturbed . In one study, glutathione levels were reduced by 40% in the substantia nigra in early stage Parkinson’s disease . These levels fall even much further in later stages, the magnitude of reduction in glutathione seeming to parallel the severity of the disease . The lowered glutathione values and increased oxidative stress are thought to be responsible for the loss of dopamine producing cells in the substantia nigra in Parkinson’s disease patients. The use of antioxidants, particularly glutathione, for the treatment of neurodegenerative  diseases is an obvious consideration. In an in vitro study, glutathione was shown to protect human neural cells from apoptosis i.e. cell death, induced by dopamine (8). Sechi et al. showed that intravenous injection of glutathione was effective in reducing symptoms (42% decline in disability) in early Parkinson’s disease patients and possibly retarded the progression of the disease . Other treatment options to increase brain concentrations of glutathione are better choices for long-term treatment. Banaclocha has reviewed the putative usefulness of N-acetyl cysteine for this purpose in the treatment of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other age-associated neurodegenerative diseases. Immunocal is an even better choice than this drug, being entirely non-toxic and proven to raise intracellular glutathione…

Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

My name is June, wife of John Martin who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1998.  At that time he was forgetful but we still had a very normal life.  By 1999 he had to stop driving and mid-2000 needed to be watched. In July 2002 he was admitted to VA Nursing Home.  He went in walking with a slight unsteadiness, talking and was continent.  In Sept. 2003 he was no longer able to walk and was incontinent.  By November 2003 he had pretty much been silent for 7 or 8 months.  He wouldn’t open his eyes, couldn’t sit up in wheelchair, didn’t talk (just grunted) and drooled constantly.  Started the Immunocal in October 2003, two packets a day and in December I increased his dosage to four. Started seeing much improvement.  He started sitting up straight, opened his eyes more and started talking again. In June 2004 he went to therapy and was peddling from his wheelchair, walking with the help of a machine and with no machine the aides held his arms and he walked with them for quite some distance, talking up a “Storm” while doing so.  He said” I’m going to walk home”  He is ‘THE STAR’ of the Nursing Home and the Drs., Nurses and Aides are my best customers. Especially the aides on double shifts with the Xtra Sharp.  THEY LOVE IT!!!!  I have very recently purchased a used handicap van with a ramp so I can bring him home, take him to the Mall and to the beach where we can walk the boardwalk. It really stimulates him being out as he some times asks me if he’ll ever “get out of here”.  John is a “backseat” drives though!!  When we got home one day he said, “When you get a little bit older you’ll drive better”! I’m 71 years young and he is a very young 85 and looks great!  Other than Alzheimer’s John is a very healthy man. Think he thought of me as one of our kids.  I could go on and on.  It’s a miracle!!!  All 21 residents that were in the Alzheimer’s Ward when John went in, have passed away and he has been upgraded (out of that ward) and has gotten much better. God Bless you all at Immunotec
 I’m a two time cancer survivor so needless to say I’m taking Immunocal also. I had two mastectomies.  One in 1987 and the other in 1997,  My sister had one in 1952 and is still alive at 80!! My  mom died at 85 of breast cancer.  My Dad had lung cancer in 1949.  They took out lung and he lived another 15 years.  A brother died of brain tumor after surgery at age 36 in 1963.  Another brother died of bone cancer at age 47 in 1977.  My only brother left is in a Nursing Home in MA. because of Alzheimer’s. Very healthy though otherwise. As soon as I make enough money as Distributor will send him Immunocal too.  SO YOU CAN SEE HOW IMPORTANT IMMUNOCAL IS  TO MY FAMILY!!
Thank you!  Thank you.  Happy Holidays!!  June M.
ALL the BEST

Neurodegenerative Diseases – Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Information:

Alzheimer’s Testimonial: “When I started taking Immunocal two and a half years ago, I did so because of the information that was known on cancer. I needed to be able to prevent against after having lost both my parents to it. But then I realized that it wasn’t only for cancer prevention. Now for the first time in my life, I am actually healthy.”
“I know two gentlemen on Immunocal, one no longer shows the signs of Alzheimer’s Disease and the other after seventeen years of shaking with Parkinson’s is able to eat in public because the shaking has stopped. A lady with MS who started taking Immunocal immediately after being diagnosed two and one-half years ago, and has been in remission ever since.” Thanks again,  Debbie.

Dear Dr. Petrosino: “March 1, 1996 a day I will never forget. It was the day I heard my neurologist say “Sorry doctor but you have Parkinson’s.”  I was 59 years old with a fabulous dental practice. I had achieved a level of success and respect through out the dental community that most men only dreamt of achieving. I had planned another ten years of practice then to gradually retire. I was looking forward to traveling the world, winters in the south filled with golf and tennis, a special time of life to enjoy with my wife but with one word Parkinson’s all had changed. My future was dark and frightening, and all future planning stopped. I was competitive and aggressive in sports, I enjoyed competition, but how do you fight a disease with no known cure? Self care had always been very important, as a family we eat according to the rules of proper nutrition. My dental office gave nutritional counseling to the patients. I exercised daily by playing squash and competing in the city squash league. I took vitamin supplements for over 30 years. How could I get Parkinson’s?  My attitude changed to “Why bother MY LIFE WAS OVER.” You don’t need to look after yourself if all you have to look forward to is sitting in a corner of a nursing home in a wheel chair shaking yourself to death. With movement disorder disease small simple procedures become major problems. Shoelaces, buttons, dressing, all become stumbling blocks. Walking, something that is so natural for everyone, now had become a major problem, getting worse with every passing day. My brain could not make my muscles work with the touch required for fine motor skills. This resulted in frustration that produced a deep and growing anger. I was handicapped and felt ashamed to be seen limping, I felt alone. But all that has changed, I do have a future and I will enjoy my old age. This product is giving me back my future. I have been on it for one month and I know there are improvements, they are subtle but they are there. First thing in the morning and just before bedtime, when all the benefit of my Parkinson’s drugs has passed, I find my walking has improved. I can tie my shoelaces and do up buttons faster and my fine motor skills have improved, but the biggest improvement is in my mental attitude, I have a positive sense of well being. I love life again. We do not know HMS 90’s true potential. The body has the capability to repair tissue damage given the proper circumstances. There may be undifferentiated brain cells that can be adapted to produce dopamine or the brain may be capable of repairing cell damage if the immune system is restored to peak efficiency. By restoring the immune system the body will be able to repair itself. If one month has produced such a positive response just imagine the healing after one year of HMS 90, now think of the benefits possible after five years.” Sincerely, Murray Chantler Guelph, Ontario September 20, 2002

Parkinson’s Testimonial: 

Dear Dr. Petrosino: “I have had excellent results within a few days after I started taking Immunocal. My energy level is 3 times what it was and the Parkinson’s medication is lasting longer between doses. I have even cut back slightly on the meds. I was having a balance problem and now I am not. I still have the “internal jittery” feeling late afternoon into the evening. I am taking a packet of this product first thing in the morning with about 6 ounces of juice. Do you think it would help (or harm) me if I took a 2nd packet of Immunocal in the afternoon?”

Jim Reitano, Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Parkinson’s Testimonial: 

Glutathione is part of the body’s defense system and protects us against the onset of many disease processes. It can also help to reverse certain conditions or symptoms, either temporarily or permanently. The following story illustrates the apparent helpfulness of GSH supplementation in one particular case. Wally, a seventy-four year-old baseball fan, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in May 1997. His disease progressed quickly and his doctors placed him on Sinemet (carbidopa/levodopa). In November he began to experience severe headaches – presumably from the medication – and he discontinued it. Up to this point he had been a very active man, but now he deteriorated to the point where he could not get out of bed or even rise from a chair without help. He says movement felt like “walking in cement”. He was constantly fatigued and soon needed a wheelchair to go outdoors. The doctors used other medications including Eldepryl (selegiline hydrochloride) and Requip (ropinirole hydrochloride). They helped slightly. In March 1998 he started taking Immunocal, a natural protein which raises GSH levels. After five days his headaches were gone. Within two weeks his fatigue has lessened. Two months later Wally was walking well again and was eventually able to visit the new Angels baseball stadium, Edison Field, and jog around the block. There was no other therapeutic intervention and seven months later his active lifestyles continued. Parkinson’s disease62 year-old Carol maintained an active legal practice until 1990. After a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in 1986, she was able for a while to continue her career as a lawyer, but eventually had to quit. The stress was aggravating her symptoms and the symptoms were in turn increasing her stress levels. She was treated with a number of different medications but her health continued to deteriorate until she eventually needed help at home to carry out day-to-day tasks. She quit driving her car and stopped taking her daily walks, which she loved. Then, within days of starting to take a bioactive whey protein isolate she noticed her strength returning. Weeks afterwards she was once more exploring her neighborhood and nine months later she was driving again.

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Parkinson’s Testimonial:

Immunocal and my Parkinson’s Disease Diary ~ Dr. Lynn J. Tomjack (Denver, CO) Status Report:  August 6, 2005 Immunocal Works !!! … the first (90) days
I first remember the onset of stiffness, the slowing of gait, and the gradual loss of physical mobility in early 1998.  But a hectic business travel schedule and family illnesses, a personal divorce and hundreds of other priorities of life clouded and overshadowed the issues of Parkinson’s in my life.  I was simply too busy to be “bothered” by health issues!

By 2004 the disease was rampant in my body!  By mid-2004, Parkinson’s was obvious to my close friends and business associates; everyone but me.  I had stiffness in my right arm and leg … almost total loss of mobility and range of motion in my right extremities.  My stiffness was so great that in September, 2004 I started writing all my business correspondence and even taking my business project notes in shorthand LEFT HANDED !!!  With the exception of signing checks and legal documents, I had forced myself to become a totally LEFT HANDED person !!!  Talk about the ultimate denial of an illness.

Finally I looked in the mirror … Parkinson’s Symptoms were evident:
I experienced uncontrolled drooling … uncontrollable urination frequency … urinary accidents … uncontrolled tremors and trembling motion in my right hand and leg … blurred vision … lost of strength in my right hand and fingers … “glassy” eyes … constant throbbing pain shooting from my right forearm up through the right shoulder … lethargy … depression … constipation … I had it all.  In my early 30’s …
(I am 56 years old now) … I took shorthand at 150 words per minute and was able to type at over 100 words per minute.  Now, I took shorthand (left handed) and typed at a plodding 35 words per minute as my right arm laid virtually useless at my right side.  I typed with only 3 fingers on my left hand.  Whoever said Parkinson’s was not a horrible disease.

December, 2004 … my Parkinson’s Diagnosis:
Christmas Eve, 2004 … at the demonstrative urging of my daughter … visiting from CA … I made an urgent appointment with my personal physician in Denver … an Internal Medicine MD.  Dr. Hussain IMMEDIATELY checked me into Porter Hospital in Denver … Dr. Hussain feared I either … had / was a candidate for … stroke or heart attack … because of my body stiffness and related symptoms.  Christmas Eve and most of Christmas Day, 2004 were spent in CAT scans, MRIs and a battery of heart and body tests.

Literally $12,500 later … after the tests showed no stroke or heart complications … I was transferred to my current Doctor … Adam Wolff, MD … a brilliant Neurologist who confirmed my diagnosis as classic Parkinson’s.

Below I have listed my medical treatment history with Dr. Wolff.  I experienced some relief from the Parkinson’s symptoms with the medication regimen, but overall for the most part, the major disease symptoms remained.

Current Rx History:
Day 3:    1-09-05                  Mirapex … (.125 mg) … 3X per day
Day 30:  2-05-05                  Mirapex … (.50 mg) … 3X per day

Day 62:  3-09-05                  CARB / LEVO … generic for SINEMET (25-100 MG) … 3X per day
Day 64:  3-11-05                  Mirapex … (1.0 mg) … 3X per day

Day 83:  3-30-05                  REQUIP (1.0 MG) … @ 3X per day … generic for Mirapex

Day 97:  4-13-05                  CARB / LEVO … generic for SINEMET (25-100 MG) … 3 per day

Day 98-99:  4-14/15-05      CARB / LEVO … generic for SINEMET (25-100 MG) … 3 per day
                                                                      REQUIP (1.0 MG) … @ 2X per day … generic for Mirapex
Day 100-101: 4-16/17-05 CARB / LEVO … generic for SINEMET (25-100 MG) … 3 per day
                                                                      REQUIP (1.0 MG) … @ 1X per day … generic for Mirapex
Day 102:  4-18-05                               CARB / LEVO … generic for SINEMET (25-100 MG) … 6 per day
                                                                      REQUIP (1.0 MG) … STOPPED TAKING

Day 192:  7-17-05                               CARB / LEVO … generic for SINEMET (25-100 MG) … 6 per day
(to present)

Supplements … OK by Dr. Wolff (3-11-05)
X             Aspirin … 81 mg / day
X             Vitamin C …1000 mg / day
X             Glucosamine / Chondroitin … 1.05 g / 600 mg … 2X / day
X             Calcium Softgel … Vitamin D + Calcium + Magnesium + Zinc + Copper

Then a very dear friend of mine … (an Immunocal distributor in Denver) … Nan R. Schouweiler introduced me to Immunocal.

IMMUNOCAL:  Bonded Cysteine Dietary Supplement (Nutraceutical)
Started taking … (1 packet … 10 grams / day) … May 7, 2005. 
Today is August 6th, 2005 … (90) days after my first packet of Immunocal.  Over 90% of my TOTAL pain is gone.  My mental alertness has vastly improved.  The Parkinson tremors have dissipated and are better than 90% gone.  I am more alert and creative in my consulting work.  My physical stiffness has significantly decreased … I am able to “tap my fingers” rapidly both left and right hand … at almost identical speeds … for the first time in 3 years … (my 80-year old mother traveled in July to Denver from South Dakota because of concerns over my health … and she insisted on countless pictures of me tapping my fingers rapidly together over and over. ) The overall mobility of my right extremities improves each day.

My “quiet” decision to try Immunocal for (90) days:
I made the personal decision to start taking Immunocal on May 7, 2005 … (1) packet a day … faithfully … at the insistence of my dear friend, Nan.  I also made a personal decision NOT to tell any of my family I was taking Immunocal.  Immunocal would be my (and Nan’s) private secret.  In that way … any placebo effect I might have … would be known only to me.  All other changes … IF ANY … caused by the Immunocal … would HAVE to be noticed and observed by others … none of whom knew I was taking Immunocal !!!

Immunocal vs Parkinson’s … Results !!!
About (3) weeks into the Immunocal program … (1) packet a day … people started talking about significant changes:

My son (Lee) told me I seemed more alert and my eyes were “not as glassy” as they used to be … the “scalely” look was gone !!!

My sister (a RN) called and said my “raspy” voice had cleared up and I also seemed much more alert !!!

A close friend (Jim) … noticed I seemed to be moving easier and “less stiff”

My daughter called and said … “Dad, your mental outlook has greatly improved … you seem less depressed and melancholy !!!”

About (6) weeks into the Immunocal program:
My league friends at the bowling alley remarked how much more smooth my bowling approach was and how much HARDER I was throwing the ball (RIGHT HANDED) … than they could ever remember … my bowling average from the fall league had also increased over (50) pins !!!

Other friends remarked … I was smiling more than they remembered in years … I was actually walking more naturally and not dragging my right leg with my right arm “frozen stiffly” at my side.

(3) months into the Immunocal program:
My personal results (from my Parkinson’s daily diary):

+    ability to sleep longer stretches and have a deeper sleep
+    almost total removal of all neck, shoulder, and arm pain
+    regaining of the majority of sense of balance and fluidity of movement on my right side
+    ability to concentrate easier and in longer duration
+    regained lost the creative ability
+    greatly reduced anxiety and depression
+    restored positive mental health outlook
+    restored sense of physical vitality
+    greatly reduced voice faltering and unevenness in voice tones
+    restored 75% of finger dexterity in right hand and fingers
+    eliminated constipation

Immunocal has given me back … “Quality of Life” !!!
I know I am rambling … but since April 18, 2005 … my Parkinson’s RX medication has been unchanged … and the ONLY VARIABLE in my treatment … has been the Immunocal !!!

My “Quality of Life” is returning …
(90%) of my mobility and range of motion has returned to my right arm, fingers, and leg.

My blood pressure (May, 2005) was 160 / 90 … now with Immunocal … it is 125 / 75.

I now take shorthand notes with … either … my LEFT or RIGHT hand.

The uncontrolled drooling has completely stopped
The uncontrolled urinary “accidents” have completely stopped
The dreaded Parkinson’s tremors are (90%+) gone
The “throbbing” unceasing pain in my right forearm and shoulder is GONE !!!
Constipation, lethargy, depression, melancholy … GONE !!! 
Mobility and range of motion are returning to my right arm and leg … proof of this is the fact that this 5-page memo was typed in less than 45 minutes … when 2 months ago I was plodding … typing with (3) fingers of my left hand while my right hand/arm lay “frozen” stiffly by my side
My vision is no longer blurred … I now can read the small print on my NIV Bible without glasses … first time in years I can do that
I play in a competitive (Over 50) baseball league … and also a competitive (Over 60) baseball league … and after (14) games this summer … I’m hitting (.424) … not bad for a 56-year old with Parkinson’s !!!
In 2004 I would play a baseball game on a Sunday … and it would take me a full week (6 days) to recover physically and be ready for the next  game … now after taking Immunocal for (90) days … let me give you my physical schedule for the last (10) days:

Saturday … July 23rd … played (7) innings of baseball in 105 degree heat|
Sunday … July 24th … played (9) innings of baseball in 103 degree heat
Monday … July 25th … walked 3.2 miles
Tuesday … July 26th … walked 3.2 miles
Wednesday … July 27th … bowling league
Thursday … July 28th … walked 1.5 mile
Saturday … July 30th … played (7) innings of baseball in 101 degree heat
Sunday … July 31st … played (9) innings of baseball in 100 degree heat
Monday … August 1st … walked 1.5 miles
Tuesday … August 2nd … walked 3.2 miles

JULY 19, 2005 … APPOINTMENT WITH DR. WOLFF, NEUROLOGIST:
Nan and I went for my most recent appointment with Dr. Wolff on July 19th.  Dr. Wolff stated he had reviewed the Immunocal info Nan had provided him and he had also checked out Immunocal with his mentors in Chicago and at Stanford in CA.

Dr. Wolff examined me and reviewed my Diary notes since our last visit in April 2005.  He observed/noted that Immunocal seemed to be having a tremendously positive effect on my Parkinson’s treatment … and was considering treating some of his other patients with chronic pain with Immunocal … based on my experiences.  Dr. Wolff … citing my positive results with Immunocal … stated that it was his recommendation that I continue on Immunocal and not change my RX medication and check back with him in another 90 days.

Dr. Wolff also stated that Immunocal would also pose no health threats to my daughter … who started taking Immunocal for her MS … 5 days ago.

Final Comments about Parkinson’s and Immunocal:
Friends … family … loved ones … all who suffer from physical pain and afflictions… GOD is the only true physician … the only true healer … this is my unwavering belief !!!  Only he can restore our total health … but I personally thank God for Immunocal … I believe that this natural product is a Godsend for me personally.

My suggestion … contact a Distributor!
My final recommendation:  If you … or someone you love … HURTS … try Immunocal faithfully for (3) months … and make your own decision for your personal health. WHY am I so enthusiastic about Immunocal … because Immunocal gave me dignity and my “quality of life” back … in spite o
f Parkinson’s … praise God !!!

Sincerely, Dr. Lynn J. Tomjack
Denver, CO
August 6, 2005

Immunotec is one of the only nutritional companies with a (non-drug) nutritional product listed in the Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR) and the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS).

The use of glutathione supplementation fights all kind of diseases from respiratory to auto immune to degenerative diseases.

Without question, the best type of preventive medicine is an optimized immune system, and a critical means to optimize it is by feeding it glutathione.

This is not the same glutathione that you see at the health food store. This is glutathione precursor. It’s very different because glutathione must be made inside your cells and the precursor is the food your cells   require to make its own glutathione as nature intended. That is the most natural and effective approach to boost your immune system.

It’s all natural with NO side effect. 

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