Body Temperature And Alzheimer’s Symptoms
The incidence of Alzheimer’s is low before age 65, but double every five to six years afterward – Dr. Frederic Calon
It is well documented that as people age, their body temperature drops and so does their metabolism. A team of experts from Université Laval, in Canada, found that by increasing body temperature, beta-amyloid production drops substantially – and memory improves. For those suspecting early onset Alzheimer’s symptoms, this is very good news indeed. The findings suggest thermoregulation (temperature control) treatment in seniors with Alzheimer’s could ease their suffering. In other words your goal is to keep your body temperature withing the “normal” body temperature of 98.6°F (37°C). Anything below is not good, anything above is great within the range of 1°F (0.6°C).
Some of the main neurological changes of Alzheimer’s consist of shrinkage of gyri in the frontal and temporal lobes, and ventricle enlargement. Below in picture A, you can see the increase in the size of the grooves between the gryi of an Alzheimer’s brain, as compared to that in picture B of a normal brain. Alzheimer’s patients also show increased amounts of neurofilbrilary tangles and amyloid plaques.
Photo from Biological Psychology; Ed 6, Kalat, J.W. pg. 356 – courtsey of Dr. Robert D. Terry.
It is well known that temperature has a profound effect on cellular function. Often times those with dementia and/or alzheimer’s will have cold extremities. ATP is essential for the energy-requiring processes of brain cells, including cell membrane integrity, through the active transport of sodium, potassium, and calcium ions.
Things To Do To Increase Body Temp
- Red Light Therapy.
- Epsom Salts foot soak. Add some baking soda to the epsom salts for greater benefit.
- Warm milk with sugar about 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/4 teaspoon. sugar and salt decrease the hormones cortisol and adrenaline. The effect is an increase in body temperature.
- A warm to hot shower
- Sun bathing.
- Refined coconut oil. Consume 1-3 tsp per day.
- A diet high in fruit and good quality protein e.g., eggs, milk and shellfish
It is the depletion of high-energy phosphates that must occur as a necessary prerequisite to the initiation of those mechanisms underlying cellular dysfunction and death. Low body temperature therefore lead to cell death, by preventing the production of energy.