Torsten Hartmeier, Naturopath, Lübbecke, Germany
Would you like to be in great health when you are over 80?
I’m sure we all want to reach a ripe old age. Look into the future and envision yourself at 85.
Take a look around the room and look at two people. One of them will most likely suffer from Alzheimer’s.
Right now you probably think that won’t be you. That could be the case. But then you’ll be the carer for the Alzheimer’s sufferer. In one form or another, Alzheimer’s will affect us all eventually.
One of the key fears surrounding Alzheimer’s is our inability to prevent it. An effective cure and treatment still hasn’t been found despite years of intensive and highly scientific research. As soon as we reach a certain age, it seems to be fate that our brains give way to Alzheimer’s.
Is dementia really something we just have to accept as fate?
What if I told you that we can change these fear-filled statistics without having to rely on the remedies or advances in conventional medicine?
Who in the lecture room is older than 40 and has already thought about the possibility being affected by dementia?
I think we all have. I am 55 years young and would like to introduce myself briefly. My name is Torsten Hartmeier and I’ve worked as an alternative practitioner for 30 years.
For many years I have been a member of the expert committee of the examination commission for alternative practitioners in the state of Lower Saxony. Kamphausen Verlagsgruppe Bielefeld a publishing company in Bielefeld, Germany published my naturopathic guide to COPD, which is available in every bookstore. My pet project is supervising freshly qualified therapists.
I would like to thank REGUMED for giving me the opportunity to speak to you all today and now let’s get into the nitty-gritty.
Topics we will cover in this lecture
In this presentation we will shed light on the facts and look at alternative support options. We will not delve into conventional medical methods, procedures and therapies. You can find enough information on those online.
We will pay particular attention to the following points:
- Which early symptoms you need to be able to recognise
- Laboratory diagnostics – the most important parameters
- Which research findings are relevant
- Causes of dementia – conventional medicine vs. naturopathy
- Why your patient should avoid carbohydrates not just during treatment at your practice
- Which list should not be missing in your practice
- How to use your new knowledge to use your BICOM device in a targeted manner
Loss of the ability to smell as an early symptom for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
If a patient complains that they can no longer smell properly, this should make alarm bells ring for you. Relatives also often report that their partners are no longer able to smell as well as they used to. Use a simply smell test to determine how restricted the sense of smell is.
Have the patients smell the following items whilst blindfolded:
If the patient is unable or struggles to smell the above things, an additional diagnosis is recommended, which you can do with minimal effort at your practice.
Use the clock-drawing test
In the clock-drawing test, numbers and times are drawn in a circle. The clock-drawing test forms part of the dementia diagnosis process along with the mini-mental status. It has a highly informative value and is often used to clarify a suspicion of dementia, for example in Alzheimer’s disease.
However, a clock-drawing test alone is not enough to diagnose dementia, it merely provides an indication. The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is an exclusion diagnosis – this means that further examinations are necessary if the required time could not be recorded. If only a mild case of dementia is deemed present, the clock-drawing test may lead to inaccurate results. Clock-drawing tests can be used to monitor the development of dementia.
The clock-drawing test makes it possible to examine important cognitive aspects related to dementia within a short space of time. The individual aspects are evaluated with a point system. If the patient scores less than 5 points, there’s a chance they may have dementia.
The following criteria are used to evaluate the Watson clock-drawing test:
- All 12 numbers have been drawn – 1 point
- The number 12 is at the top – 2 points
- Two distinguishable hands have been drawn – 2 points
- The time drawn in the clock corresponds to the time the drawing was completed – 2 points
Laboratory diagnostics – the most important parameters
Laboratory diagnostics is of great importance, as it enables differential diagnostic deliberations to become visible. For example, recently developed hypofunction of the thyroid gland in an 80-year-old patient can quickly take a turn for the worse. Among other things, this clinical picture can lead to depressive moods and withdrawal tendencies, which can lead to a diagnosis of dementia.
The “Nun Study of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease” conducted by dementia researched David Snowdon.
The Nun Study began in 1986 with 678 Catholic nuns from the School Sisters of Notre Dame Congregation between the ages of 75 and 106 participating. Finally, after an extended period of research, it was concluded that there was a connection between plaque theory and an Alzheimer’s diagnosis in only around 10 % of the cases examined. In all other cases, however, other causes for the development of Alzheimer’s including lifestyle were taken into consideration.
Neuroinflammation of the brain
Dr. Pat McGeer refers to inflammatory processes in the brain (neuroinflammation), such as those witnessed with rheumatism, and is convinced that NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) stop the inflammatory processes.
Source: Patrick L. McGeer, Edith McGeer. Conquering Alzheimer’s Disease by Self Treatment. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2018; 1 DOI: 10.3233/JAD-179913
Chlamydia pneumoniae: A pathogen of chronic, extrapulmonary infections?
Chlamydia pneumoniae is an obligatory intracellular, widespread pathogen of infections of the respiratory tract, which may also cause chronic, extrapulmonary diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease or multiple sclerosis.
Causes and risk factors for dementia according to conventional medicine
The following factors are often cited as possible causes:
- Inflammatory processes
- Trauma (experienced by boxers, for example)
- High blood pressure
- Acid blocker PPIs
- Vitamin D deficiency
- Stress/unstable personality
- Loneliness (lack of neurogenic plasticity)
Causes of dementia according to alternative medicine
Alzheimer’s disease is the consequence of a severe brain metabolic disorder (similar to diabetes mellitus), which has existed for years and been constantly perpetuated through chronic poisoning and
Causal therapy serves to eliminate this metabolic disorder, initiate appropriate detoxification measures and relieve the body and, in particular, the brain from the inflammatory processes.
Changing a diet of sugar to one consisting of more fat is required
Why your patient should avoid carbohydrates not just during acute treatment at your practice
Alzheimer’s patients appear to suffer from insulin deficiency and/or insulin-resistance. Therefore, strict avoidance of sugar is the first step in the right direction. Only in this way can we help to treat the massive glucose disorder in the brains of those affected.
The second step is easy:
Turn your patients into coconut oil fans. Coconut oil is an excellent source of ketones and consequently a preferred source of nutrition for Alzheimer’s sufferers.
Coconut oil – yuck, that doesn’t taste good
Alternatively or additionally you can prescribe MCT oil (medium chain triglycerides).
This oil is converted into ketone bodies and is available to the brain as an energy supplier.
Pay attention to the content of caprylic acid and capric acid when recommending MCT oil. Those are the fatty acids our brains need.
Which list should you look up if you suspect drug-induced dementia?
Your reference book – the Priscus list
In the Priscus list (Priscus = ancient lat.), scientists have listed all the drugs that are unsuitable for older people and can be partly involved in the development of dementia! (83 ingredients!!!)
“The remedies included in the Priscus list are particularly problematic for older people because they can increase the risk of falling or impair the ability to think!”
The main suspects include psychotropic drugs such as amitriptyline or drugs to aid with sleep or bladder dysfunction – drugs that can drive senior citizens into pseudo-dementia, for example.
Bioresonance and dementia – benefits for you
The particular advantage of bioresonance therapy for dementia is that the treatment can help to analyse individual strains and consequently the most important key factors in the disease development process.
The patient receives a “tailor-made” bioresonance therapy plan with the following treatment goal:
- Balancing of the body metabolism
- Improving cognitive characteristics (cognitive reserves)
- Avoidance of substantial morphological failures
Testing takes place prior to treatment
Which food supplement should also be tested? Turmeric can:
- reduce inflammatory processes
- reduce the formation of plaque
- have a nerve-protective effect
- promote the proliferation of neural precursor cells and thus the formation of new nerves in the hippocampus
- help prevent the premature breakdown of myelin layers (protective sheaths) in the brain
Source: Balasubramanian K. Molecular Orbital Basis for Yellow Curry Spice Curcumin’s Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease. J. Agric. Food Chem., 54 (10), 3512 -3520, 2006. 10.1021/jf0603533 S0021-8561(06)00353-0, https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf0603533
Parfk SY, Kim DS. Discovery of natural products from Curcuma longa that protects cells from beta-amyloid insult: a drug discovery effort against Alzherimer’s disease. J Nat Prod 2002 Sep;65(9):1227-31. 2002.
Alpha lipoic acid
- is an endogenous, vitamin-like substance
- can have a strong anti-rust effect
- can increase learning performance
- can improve the ability to think
- can cross the blood-brain barrier
- can even regenerate brain cells
- repairs and revitalises worn circuits in aged brain cells
Source: Münch G, et al. Demenz-Therapie – erste Erfolge mit a-Liponsaure. Geriatrie Journal 2000;10:21– 23.
Gröber, U. Morbus Alzheimer – Stellenwert von Mikronährstoffen in der Therapie. OM – Z Orthomol Med 2006;4:5 –11.
“The majority of Alzheimer cases are fundamentally neglected cases of vitamin B12 deficiency“, wrote Dr. med. John V. Dommisse in 1991!!! in Medical Hypotheses. According to Dommisse, an injection of B12 could cure 75 % of dementia cases caused by B12 deficiency that were discovered in time.
A special feature of Hericium is the regeneration of nerve tissue. It has been shown to stimulate the production of nerve growth factors. The nerve growth factor regulates and stimulates the growth, differentiation and survival of nerve cells.
Source: Improvement of cognitive functions by oral intake of Hericium erinaceus. Saitsu Y, Nishide A, Kikushima K, Shimizu K, Ohnuki K. Biomed Res. 2019;40(4):125-131. doi: 10.2220/biomedres.40.125.
Additional use of biological cell therapy
This entails stimulation of the body by homoeopathically prepared organ preparations to initiate repair processes. This means that the cells introduced into the body have a specific organ direction and thus act at the site of action (organotropy). For example, homeopathically prepared cells from brain tissue are used for brain diseases.
The following biological cell therapy medicinal products should be tested
From VitOrgan: Ney rapid, Ney Foc, Ney Dop
From Wala: Hippocampus in different potencies
Corpus amygdaloideum in different potencies
From Heel: Cerebrum suis, Cerebellum suis
What does the basic program for Alzheimer’s include?
In general, a basic therapy should be determined and also carried out.
Example of a possible treatment sequence with program 571.0 activation of the right side of the brain:
Input cup: saliva, possibly blood
Output cup: BICOM Chip/BICOM minerals
Input: flexible applicators on the forehead and thymus
Output: modulation mat on the back, if necessary balls with red cables in both hands
Channel 2: substance complex: neurology/stress
Yellow cup: from the CTT test kit parasites/environmental pollution or psychosomatics the ampoule “external influences“, Bach flowers (CTT test kit)
Therapy with the BICOM is and remains completely individual
The individual treatment program for the patient is determined on the basis of the test result. For example, in cases of severe toxic exposure, detoxification is the first priority.
If pathogens appear, they must be treated adequately with the BICOM. Operations under general anaesthesia should be taken into account in the medical history.
Metabolic disorders, such as sodium deficiency caused by dehydrating blood pressure medication, must also be taken into account.
In addition to the basic program, pollution found during these tests is also treated. Thank you for your attention!
I hope you are as willing as I am to treat people during the onset of dementia. Success will quickly follow!