Natural Remedies

What would you recommend as a dementia remedy?

The drug Lupron works to suppress certain cancers because it suppresses certain sex hormones. New research has also shown that Lupron can decrease dementia symptoms. Lupron is a potent suppressor of luteinizing hormone. Luteinizing hormone is made by the pituitary gland and signals the body to produce hormones like progesterone and testosterone. As we age, luteinizing hormone increases significantly. Patients with Alzheimer's have higher amounts of luteinizing hormone than people with normal cognitive function.

High levels of luteinizing hormone significantly decrease progesterone. Progesterone is a very powerful neurosteroid, so it supports the development of neurons. Women have more progesterone, so they often have fewer adverse effects if they experience a traumatic brain injury. Progesterone minimizes inflammation in the brain cells, enhances serotonin, prevents apoptosis, and decreases blood-brain barrier leakage.

After menopause, progesterone significantly decreases in women. For men, this decline can happen around 70 years of age. Melatonin can suppress luteinizing hormone, which indirectly increases progesterone. Research on mice has shown that melatonin and exercise may help halt dementia symptoms. DHEA and pregnenolone also work to suppress luteinizing hormone and increase progesterone. DHEA also suppresses cortisol. To decrease luteinizing hormone with melatonin, you'll need a much larger than average dose. You can also stimulate melatonin by going to bed with the lights turned down, increasing sun exposure, or sitting by a campfire. Around 95% of melatonin can be obtained from the sun's infrared rays.

Last updated: Mar 29, 2024 14:06 PM