Alzheimer’s and Dementia


Newest findings say there is the possibility that Alzheimer’s could be caused by the Herpes simplex virus. We have known for the past few years that a virus may be the reason that Alzheimer’s gets started and why it has become so prevalent in USA.

Imagine , you have a cold sore, a herpes blister and that could later be the start of dementia! This virus infection raises the concentration of amyloid precursor protein, a protein that is found in high concentrations in the brains of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.

The herpes virus has already been proven to cause encephalitis (brain inflammation), meningitis (spinal inflammation) and Bell’s Palsy (stroke with paralysis). So this virus, causing these afflictions is scary, viruses like these live in our bodies especially when you have already been exposed to a herpes infection. It becomes worse when the virus grows larger in number and invades the nerves and brain tissue.

Diseases Related to Alzheimer’s

Other tests have found Diabetics have a 65% higher risk of Alzheimer’s, a study at Northwest University in Chicago, suggests Alzheimer’s is a form of diabetes in the brain and it causes fewer insulin receptors.

People who have long periods of untreated depression, with reduced levels of serotonin, increases the risk of Alzheimer’s.

If you have heart disease and have high homocysteine levels, a sign of inflammation, you double the risk of Alzheimer’s.

There are experiments in making something to help with the growing plaque in the brain with a new “nose spray” that can eat away the plaque!

Preventative Suggestions

Drugs for some help slow the disease progression. Other recommendations to slow and decrease your risk are using your brain by learning new subjects: like languages and puzzles to keep your memory sharp.

Eating a Mediterranean- Asian diet rich in anti- oxidants, folic acid and omega 3’s, all these deficiencies are linked to dementia and Alzheimers. People with low levels of Vitamin B 12 have six times more brain loss. (See more memory foods at )

Plants and vegetables give better protection due to high anti-oxidant vitamins and polyphenol compounds that can repair damage to the brain and body. Another study at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, found that those taking extra Vitamin C and E were 64 % less likely to develop Alzheimer’s.

You can can take supplements or eat the high vitamin foods needed to help fight these diseases.


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Cindy Burrows
Cynthia Burrows, M.T. CWC, Herbalist

Cynthia Burrows, from Austin, Texas, owns Cindy Burrows, Natural Health Consultant; assisting individuals with health issues they would like to change. She will set up a program giving choices of foods, herbs, teas and homeopathic suggestions. Cindy is past owner of Nature’s Healing Herbs, an Herbal, Green Tea, and Tincture product line, and a rare product line of Green Tea Foods. She has certificates for Herbalist at East West School of Herbology, and as Wellness Consultant with the Wellness Forum in Ohio.

Cindy is also a Medical Technologist, with a B.S. degree from Mansfield University in Mansfield Pa., she has been in healthcare for over 30 years. In 2005, she started using a new device founded in Europe, Quantum Biofeedback, “an energy rebalancing of the body”, by using our bodies electricity or frequency waves it can detect stress points in the body, she has added this to her consulting practice. She now has her Certification as a Biofeedback Specialist. She helps her clients by working with the synergy of herbs, food, homeopathy, and aromatherapy within her practice. She is a speaker, writer, and teacher. Cindy has been interviewed on TV; about the benefits of Green Tea and has been on radio about her small business tour to Ecuador.

Cindy has been an herbalist for over 20 years and has spent 6 years learning through the East West School of Herbology with Michael Tierra. She has studied Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic Herbs with a strong emphasis on nutrition. Along with many other continued studies of alternative and complementary medicine. She is a Certified Wellness Consultant, through a special program, The Wellness Forum, which has its nutrition program, now part of the curriculum at Ohio State University, providing educational seminars and workshops designed to impart relevant nutrition information to individuals to take control of their own health. These programs give healthier options and choices that can impact your longevity and quality of life. Cindy has been a speaker to many groups and has conducted many of her own classes on food and healthy life style programs.

Cindy has been involved with a hands-on healing program for the past 4 years and offers energy healing, through donation only, to anyone who needs her services.

She is Co-president of the Austin Herb Society and a member of the American Herbalist Guild. Cynthia has been a board member on many programs in the past including; La Sertoma, Arthritis Foundation, Toastmasters International, National Association of Female Executives, Handicapped Equestrian Learning Program, Entrepreneurs Association, and Austin Integrated Health Care Program.

Cindy also loves nature, animals, reading, blending teas, juices, etc.; likes to hike, and work with plants and, of course, cooking., mostly vegetarian.
Cindy has an adventurous streak.
She has organized and taken tours with business and artists groups to Big Bend, Texas, New Mexico, USA, and Ecuador, South America.