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The complete feature article, Mercury Toxicity and Alzheimer’s Disease, by Steven Wm. Fowkes.

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A message from the Steven Wm. Fowkes in 2015

Yay. It has finally happened. Because of a generous financial contribution by Phil Jacklin and the labor of Robert Chambret and the assistance of Deanna Rohrbacker, all the back issues of Smart Drug News and Smart Life News are now online here at CERI. Go to the Newsletter Back Issues menu and click on the volume of your choice to start reading this newly posted content or to download your favorite issues. Just click where you see the click-for-full-text-PDF-file link to load the issue, then read to your heart’s content.

We are using Google Drive to make these PDF files available to you. In other words, the files are stored by Google in the cloud and clicking the link passes the cloud location to your web browser for display.

After you have clicked on the link and see the newsleter image displayed in your browser or PDF viewer (like Adobe Acrobat), there will be options for printing the PDF file, searching the PDF file, downloading the PDF file, and possibly more. However, some browsers (like Chrome) do NOT enable searching. So it is possible that you will have to download the files to your computer and search them within your local PDF viewing program.

Thanks for staying in touch.

PS: My second “tech talk” at Google, “What Can I Do for Grandma? (reversing Alzheimer’s disease)” is now posted online on the swfowkes channel.

Click here for the direct link.

A message from the Steven Wm. Fowkes in 2013

It is now 11 years after the Smart Life News article was published describing the Alzheimer’s breakthrough by collaborating scientists from the University of Kentucky and the University of Calgary. And this information is still not known or referenced by Alzheimer’s researchers. And even if the full-blown mechanisms are quite complicated when explained in detail, the dietary implementations are simple enough that a high school graduate could move in with grandma and have a good chance of easily reversing her Alzheimer’s disease.

A similar information gap between science and practice exists with children with Down’s syndrome, who are falsely claimed to be retarded at birth. Since between 80% and 90% of the mental retardation can be prevented by starting targetted nutritional intervention at birth, this is a travesty in our society. We have an entire menu devoted to Down’s syndrome.

Even something as prosaic as mild altitude sickness in vacation skiers being treatable with piracetam is not well known. Piracetam is the prototypic European smart drug which is currently being sold over the counter by US mail-order businesses.

There are lots of gems here. So have fun delving into these pages.

A message from the Steven Wm. Fowkes in 2009

Smart Life News was ahead of its time. It surprises me today that content written more than ten years ago is still largely unknown or unrecognized — particularly given the importance of many of the topics covered.

Nowhere is this more evident than with Alzheimer’s disease. The belief that Alzheimer’s disease is inexorable and that an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is a “death sentence for the mind” is still widespread.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Even the widespread belief, fostered by the Down’s syndrome groups and natal professionals, that children with trisomy 21 are born retarded is still mainstream. This also is untrue. Children with trisomy 21 are born with truly minimal retardation, if any at all. But, if untreated, they become substantially mentally retarded during their first two years of life, due to hydrogen peroxide toxicity caused by their extra SOD gene. The normal “neurological pruning” that takes place during the first two years of life becomes excessive due to the extra hydrogen peroxide, and correctly wired neurons get “accidentally” pruned. The means to minimize this have been known to CERI subscribers since 1996. How many lives could have been better if more people knew this information?

The key discoveries for making Alzheimer’s disease reversible date back to 2000 and 2001. Eight years have passed, and the word has not spread very far. Don’t waste more time. Learn what you need to know. Now.

My PowerPoint presentation updating the Mercury Toxicity and Alzheimer’s Disease article (linked at the top of this page) has now been converted into a nine-part YouTube video series. To watch it, go to the the swfowkes channel on YouTube, or type “alzheimer’s disease reversal” at the YouTube prompt, or jump straight to Part 1. For written descriptions of Alzheimer’s therapies, also visit Project Wellbeing. There is a amusing review of the top-ten ways to reverse Alzheimer’s disease “in your spare time.”

We now live in the age of the brain. It is mind power, not muscle power, that earns the best wages, creates more value in our lives, and gives us the greatest satisfaction of a life well lived. In the words of a 60s anthem, feed your head. The person to do it is you. The technology is in your hands. The average doctor doesn’t have a clue how to do it. Your government is too mired in bureaucracy and conflicts of interest to do it. It's too inexpensive for the drug companies to have any interest in it. As a matter of fact, if you do it, there’s one less person to feed the disease-management industry. They’ll lose money if you do it.

So, what’s stopping you?

Go for it. Feed your brain. Feed your mind. Be the best that you can be, in every way you think is most important.

Thank you for listening.

An old web-site message from the Editor, Steven Wm. Fowkes, from 1998.

Smart Life News (formerly titled Smart Drug News) details the latest medical discoveries and scientific research in the rapidly growing field of cognitive enhancement technologies and related areas like physicial health and psychological well-being. If you are using this menu, maybe you’ve been here before? If you are currently a subscriber, thank you. Half the money we need to do our work comes from subscriptions, and we very much appreciate your support, If you are not a subscriber, why not? Do you not need ongoing information about the latest biologically based treatments for Parkinson’s, Alzheimers’s, or other neurodegenerative diseases? Well, what about age-associated mental impairment that happens in normal, healthy adults? Another way to think about this is personal effectiveness, or being the best that you can be. Who doesn’t want that?

Maybe you think that the newsletter is too technical for you? Well, it might very well be. We certainly do not write for the average person in the street. Such people are not very interested in their cognitive abilities, and often take them for granted. The people we write for are those who are interested in mind, thinking, reasoning, emotions, spirituality, creativity, sleep, sex, curiosity, memory, and all the myriad mental powers that make us human. The important thing to understand is that it does not take above-average intellect to be able to be interested in such things. You just have to want to know. If you want to know, you can get it all explained to your satisfaction. Guaranteed.

Technical language can very easily be daunting. Like any new word, it must be learned, and learning takes effort. So I can pretty much promise you that you will have to work at understanding everything that you will find in the pages of Smart Life News. In other words, it is intended to be a challenge. Are you up to such a challenge? That is the question of the minute.

How good is Smart Life News? It’s the best. But don’t take my word for it. Find out what our present subscribers think by reading their testimonials. Our subscribers are physicians, doctors and pharmacists, and they are housewives, artists, accountants, carpenters, computer programmers, grandmothers and businessmen. They come from pretty much every walk of life, with only one thing in common — a keen interest in high quality health information about the brain and mind.

It is my personal goal to make the technical language of science as easily and readily understandable as possible. I do this because “education” is my most personally rewarding avocation. Plus, I make myself available to subscribers on Tuesday afternoons to talk about anything — absolutely anything — that any subscriber wants to talk about (or does not understand). This time is reserved for subscribers on a first-come, first-served basis. And if you don’t get through on your first call, you can make an appointment for later in the afternoon at your convenience.

So, assess your interest. Take 30 seconds or two miunutes to think about it.

If you are merely curious, then come back and visit as many times as you wish until your curiosity evolves into overt interest. I can't necessarily tell you when that will happen, but it might be when your smart-drug program becomes a permanent lifestyle choice. In other words, when the benefits of using cognitive enhancing technologies becomes so obvious to you within the context of your own life, that you “psychologically invest” in the reality of what you are doing. That happened to me 30 years ago, so I know what it’s like. It could happen to you, too.

On the other hand, if you already know that cognitive enhancement technologies work for you and that you are already interested in keeping up with ground breaking scientific and medical research that can address cognitive and aging problems, buy a set of the back issues of Smart Life News and catch up on the future. Don’t wait. Grab your credit card and call 650-321-CERI (650-321-2374).

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