Alzheimer’s disease is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. It’s killing more than 50 million people now. The count is likely much higher. Millions more will be diagnosed this year, while millions more will go undiagnosed and misdiagnosed.Adding to the madness is the fact that millions of other diagnoses are being withheld by physicians. Most of these deaths could have been prevented.
The most common forms of neurodegenerative disease include Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. According to Nobel Prize Laureate Stanley Prusiner, they’re all part of the same disease spectrum—prion disease. It’s also known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE). The operative word is transmissible.
Death rates from heart disease, cancer and other leading causes of death are dropping thanks to advances in nutrition, medicine and disease management. Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s disease is the one glaring exception. It’s spreading exponentially. If we had accurate mortality statistics, we would likely find that neurodegenerative disease is already the leading cause of death around the world.
There are many more questions than answers regarding neurodegenerative disease. Most diagnoses are just a process of elimination and an educated guess. Informed doctors won’t touch these patients. They are making life-changing diagnoses and prescribing meds from across the room. If the patient has a memory disorder, it’s Alzheimer’s disease. If it’s a movement disorder, it’s Parkinson’s disease. If the patient exhibits both symptoms, flip a coin. If the person is incapacitated, it’s Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Confirmation requires an autopsy—which rarely happens due to concerns about the contagion.
Most doctors are unable to distinguish between advanced forms of Alzheimer’s disease and the highly aggressive and contagious version known as CJD. Experts suggest that Alzheimer’s diagnoses are wrong at least 25 percent of the time, which means that at least 25 percent of Alzheimer’s cases are highly contagious cases of CJD. Millions of caregivers around the world are taking care of people with CJD without warning. Given the imprecise diagnostics, all cases of neurodegenerative disease should be considered infectious.
Misdiagnoses and suppressed diagnoses represent a nightmare for caregivers and the public at large. It’s just the tip of an iceberg regarding misinformation and mismanagement that is fueling this devastating global epidemic. As we will discuss, there is no evidence to suggest that Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease are not infectious.
Prion disease also kills wildlife, sea mammals and livestock. It’s known as mad cow disease and chronic wasting disease (deer). There is no species barrier against most prions.
There are many factors contributing to the global epidemic. Age and genetics are not the dominant factors for most people any longer. Navigating our toxic world is getting more difficult by the day. Some foods and water sources are contributing to our demise. Others are the best medicines on earth.
For example, there are three big reasons that organic foods can protect you from neurodegenerative disease. We discuss several foods and factors in our upcoming documentary that can help you and your family avert Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. We also will explain which foods help treat the symptoms of the disease.
Despite billions of dollars spent on research, the FDA has only approved six drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Their benefit is questionable at best.
We offer hope, help and empowerment, but we are challenging reckless policies that are fueling this transmissible epidemic around the globe. There are many steps that you can take to help avoid neurodegenerative disease.
Gary Chandler is a prion expert. He is the CEO of Crossbow Communications, author of several books and producer of documentaries about health and environmental issues around the world. Chandler is connecting the dots to the global surge in neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, chronic wasting disease and other forms of prion disease. The scientific name for prion disease is transmissible spongiform encephalopathy. The operative word is “transmissible.” Even the global surge in autism appears to be related.