Mr. Scoggan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the age of 70, one doctor saying early stage, and another saying more advanced. In total he saw four Neurologists. After several years it was recommended that his wife begin to get their affairs in order and start looking for a nursing home. After “prayerful research” into their nutrition and eating habits, Nita eliminated starchy carbs from Bill’s diet and added specific supplements. She realized their daily vitamin was was not covering a fraction of the nutrients they needed for brain health.
In this four part video, Bill and Nita discuss studies done primarily in Europe which showed people in advanced stages of Alzheimer’s appearing to recover through supplementation with a single supplement, Phosphatydyl Serine. Mrs. Scoggin started a protocol with a minimum of 300 – 500 mg daily, and saw a noticeable improvement early in the second month. During this time, Bill started actively communicating with Nita, getting the bowls down from the cabinet for breakfast, and generally improving in social interaction. Nita reports that during this time she took Bill to visit his doctors, who also recognized the improvements.
According to her website, Bill continued to improve until 2005, when he was released from the care of his Neurologist.
If you are researching this topic:
This video mentions: Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Omega 3, Phosphatydyl Serine, Co Q ten, l-carnative, high-dose vitamin D, liquid B-12
Dietary changes: Whole grain bread, lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, reduction of starchy foods, fish a couple of times a week, beef, chicken and eggs, removal of processed cheese due to aluminum content.
Phosphatydyl Serine was originally distilled from bovine brain, but the more commercially available product is made from soybeans. There is debate over the efficacy of animal based products verses products derived from soybeans.
The wiki article on Phosphatydyl Serine quotes a 2003 FDA report which says that the information to support a relationship between PS and a reduced risk of dementia is, “very limited and preliminary.” However the FDA did give a “qualified health claim status to PS”, saying that it may reduce the risk of dementia or cognitive disfunction in the elderly. Please see the wiki article for more detail and source info for the FDA report.
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