Rosemary and Alzheimer’s Disease


Today there are five million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and by the year 2050, the number is projected to be 13.5 million. My blog,, is devoted to the subject and one article in particular talks about the new medicines in development. As seniors, we laugh about “senior moments,” but is there anything we can do to stave off Alzheimer’s? In a little booklet called, “Folk Remedies That Really Work,” contributing writer and botanist James A. Duke, Ph.D., says that the spice rosemary is sometimes called the herb of remembrance.

Rosemary contains five compounds that seem to prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that’s deficient in patients with Alzheimer’s and important in memory and cognitive functions. Duke believes that rosemary works as well as the drug tacrine (Cognex). He says that tacrine works in only 25% of patients and it can cause liver damage.

Eating rosemary in dishes such as chicken and fish might reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, but there’s evidence that rosemary can be absorbed through the skin. So you can try putting rosemary springs into your bath, using rosemary shampoo, or rosemary lotion. Rosemary has a long history and even as far back as ancient Greece, students wore rosemary garlands while studying for exams because they believed that it improved their memory. Check out the spices in your supermarket and there may be (as there was in mine) a little sign telling you about rosemary and memory.


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A few months ago, I wrote a post: Cold Relief — Can Ionic Silver Help? Recently in the media, there has been negative press about colloidal silver with possible dangers cited as being bluish skin, mucous membrane discoloration, neurological problems, and liver damage. Yes, colloidal silver can cause those problems. But that’s colloidal silver. So this article looks at colloidal silver vs. ionic silver — what you should know.

According to B. J. Biagioli, NMD, developer of IS Defense, ionic silver does not cause anyone to turn blue. Biagioli is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor with additional degrees in Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and a Masters Degree in Electronics Engineering from MIT. He says colloidal silver is not effective in killing viruses, germs, and fungi and should never be used internally or externally. On the other hand, germs cannot survive in an environment of ionic silver.

IS Defense is the culmination of years of study and research by Dr. Biagioli and a team of engineers and chemists he formed in 1994. Equipment for medical use developed and produced by him has led the field for decades, but he considers his Premium Ionic Silver Solution to be his crowning achievement!

In a recent tele-conference with Dr. Biagioli, he mentioned a variety of uses for ionic silver. They include the following:

  • Scars
  • Pink eye and other infections
  • Deodorant
  • E. coli, stomach ulcers
  • Cuts, scrapes or anything that breaks the skin
  • Age spots
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Hand sanitizer

He cited a case where, after two years, acne scars disappeared. He noticed the effects after a couple of months; the craters were getting shallower. The end result was that his patient now looked under 30. In another case of a person with a scar across the neck, after 90 days he could hardly see the scar and after six months, it was gone.

With animals, you can spray the food to prevent cross-contamination between dogs and cats. Also, you can add one to two ounces in water, depending on the size of the animal. A cat which had an upper respiratory problem got well. White line disease on hooves of horses disappeared.

According to Dr. Biagioli, no alcohol based hand sanitizer works unless you rub it in long enough to kill the germs. With ionic silver, it is almost instantaneous and it lasts longer.

Finally in this tele-conference call, he said that colloidal silver will not kill malaria, but ionic silver will. Most people are interested in keeping healthy (although a few don’t care). Some people use IS Defense as a preventive measure and some people use it as soon as they feel something coming on. To use it as the latter, there is a certain regimen to follow and I will be happy to e-mail you the instructions —

To your health!

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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