The Cure To Dementia – A Beverage?

For the past few months, I have been keeping up with a couple of secular contributors on the web platform Patheos. Though the website is primarily inhabited by the theistically inclined (primarily Christians, being it is hosted in the US), there are other voices in the mix as well.

The ad network that the Patheos platform as a whole utilizes, however, is interesting, and unlike any other that I have been tracked by elsewhere. It’s obviously tailored to the majority user base of the platform (Christians).

But an ad is an ad. I just ignore them, like all the other white noise in life.

However, there is typical advertising (which is increasingly becoming intertwined with legitimate content, but that is another matter altogether). And then there is this.

Again, I have never seen this ad ANYWHERE else before, aside from Patheos. I suspect it may be common on more Christian oriented platforms. But as you may have guessed, I rarely ever browse those.

My curiosity is peaked, however. Though I don’t normally click these things, I decided to investigate this one. I was brought here, and shown a video.

And now, some digging.

 Lets start with Christine O’Brien, supposedly a researcher for “one of America’s top doctors”. Their bosses name? For them to know, and us to dig up, apparently.

Unfortunately, its a quite common name (if its a real one). From an obituary in a small town to high positions all over the map, there are many to find. However, we do know one thing from the video. Were not looking for someone of authority. Were looking for someone working for an authority. Makes things a bit murkier, but none the less a lead.

And we have a possible lead. She (or someone using the pseudonym, possibly the same person in both instances) has written a few articles on a website called Healthier Talk. Her short bio within the articles tells us this:

Christine O’Brien is an alternative health reporter dedicated to researching and writing about natural health.

Ms. O’Brien has written for Nutrition & Healing, Healthier Talk and a variety of other natural and alternative health outlets. She believes in the power of natural medicine and her goal is to open people’s eyes to the benefits of alternative and integrative medicine.

Christine is passionate about helping people help themselves without having to turn to harsh drugs or invasive surgeries.


Since the video I was directed to from the ad is hosted on the Nutrition & Healing (looks to be an alternative health publication. Naturally) website, it seems that I am on the right track. She is real, as is her mysterious boss . . . a Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld.

First off, her boss.

Here is a small snippet of what he says about himself, straight from the horses mouth.

For nearly 35 years Dr. Rothfeld has helped patients identify and conquer the true underlying causes of diseases like diabetes, arthritis, and even cancer. His cutting-edge research into neurological diseases is creating exciting new avenues of treatment for seniors struggling with everything from Alzheimer’s to Parkinson’s disease.

I’m sure he has.

Either way, it looks like he has a practice in Waltham Massachusetts. He has few reviews, though he seems to have quite a web presence (in the alternative health scene). The books alone are quite something, boasting claims such as this:

The Atlas of Natural Cures is the incredible program that provides you the medicinal mushroom compound that can save you from 4 out of the 5 most common cancers, using the power of your immune system. This mushroom extract “switches on” the most powerful cancer-fighting system in nature…It’s blessedly free of side effects since it’s your immune system killing cancer instead of an external poison. It seems to work on any cancer, with research on cells from liver, colon, skin, breast, and lung cancers, multiple myelomas, leukemia, melanoma and more…This program is the proven method that works so well. This program will reverse your disease and also help you to live the healthy longer life are starting to emerge. Finally, you can get back your healthy brain function, the memories, quick thinking, intelligence, and the sense of humor. 

No doubt that this also comes with that pesky little bit of legalese also found on the N & H website.

Health Disclaimer! The information provided on this site should not be construed as personal medical advice or instruction. No action should be taken based solely on the contents of this site. Readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being. The information and opinions provided here are believed to be accurate and sound, based on the best judgment available to the authors, but readers who fail to consult appropriate health authorities assume the risk of any injuries. The publisher is not responsible for errors or omissions.

Translation: If you end up getting cancer and croaking because you gave them money for a book of BS, you can’t sue!

Dr. Glenn Rothfeld is a fully-licensed MD and acupuncturist whose expertise spans conventional and non-traditional medicine.

*​We are not a primary care doctor’s office, although we provide services for general wellness, preventative care, and chronic conditions.

** (Mott0)
We believe that both health and disease are functions of physical, emotional and spiritual factors

It just gets better, doesn’t it.

Either way, he certainly has a lot going on in the alt med world. But that is enough background. Back on track.

It looks like this whole thing is based on something called the ICT protocol. It is part of a book called 81 Natural Cures For Cancer, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s And More, a book that Dr Rothfeld is generously giving away for free. However, they have a very limited number of copies, so you gotta get while the getting is good.

Read between the lines on this one.

That still leaves me wondering however . . . What is the ICT protocol?

First off, some medicine stuff. The common wisdom is that Alzheimer’s is caused by the build up of beta-amyloid plaque within the brain, which leads to the confusion, memory loss, disorientation and other symptoms of the disease. Most of the drugs (and research in this area) is aimed at tackling that build-up.
However, the ICT protocol (allegedly the product of a mysterious experiment funded by the US government) is based around the hypothesis that the buildup stage is essentially the final stage of the process. The claim is rooted in the fact that as we age, the body’s metabolism slows. As it slows, the body’s ability to extract proper nutrients for brain function begins to deteriorate.  Leading to a loss of nutrient values that directly affects brain function. An affect that (it seems) they feel outweighs the presence of the buildup.

And thus, the answer is the replacement of those nutrients.

Unfortunately, the list of ingredients that makes up the ICT protocol seems to be no where to be found. Yes, there is that book by Dr. Rothfeld. However, when evaluating a claim, using the claim is hardly honest.
No where can I find the list, the cited study, anything really. Well, anything outside of untrustworthy testimonials and so called reviews. They give away few ingredients in the ad, one being medium chain triglycerides (they allegedly are absorbed by the body better than other triglycerides).
I have no idea. That (like all other questions and inquiries into serious health related things) is a question for a medical professional. A REAL medical professional.

Either way, it seems that the jury is out on the dementia reversing ICT protocol. Well, not really. Like the other 80 cures to almost every illness that our personal temple can throw at us, remember the disclaimer:

Health Disclaimer! The information provided on this site should not be construed as personal medical advice or instruction. No action should be taken based solely on the contents of this site. Readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being. The information and opinions provided here are believed to be accurate and sound, based on the best judgment available to the authors, but readers who fail to consult appropriate health authorities assume the risk of any injuries. The publisher is not responsible for errors or omissions.

If you think it wise to put your health in those hands . . . I won’t stop you. Don’t say you were not warned however. Considering that were dealing with very serious illnesses here.

Interestingly, there were other findings in this journey. There already is a drink that allegedly serves this purpose on the market (at least in Europe and in some other nations). Its called Sovenaid, and it apparently slows the progression of early stage Alzheimers disease with regular consumption.
A more recent European study came up with this:

Overall, Souvenaid made no difference on the NTB composite. The treatment group did not perform differently from the placebo group. This is the primary result of the trial.

But it is not all bad.

The drink affected hippocampal volume. After two years, this brain structure had atrophied 39 percent more in the placebo than the treatment group. Hartmann interpreted this to be a good thing, saying that AD patients have more shrinkage than age-matched controls early in disease, and this may parallel disease progression (Oct 2009 conference newsHennemen et al., 2009; Barnes et al., 2009). He commented, however, that whether atrophy changes translate into cognitive and clinical benefit remains to be seen. Other studies are less clear about how hippocampal volume loss relates to age, disease, and treatment  (Jun 2013 news; Jul 2004 conference news).

This study has at least 2 more years to go, so we will see where it goes from here. If you live in a market where this is not yet available (such as North America), don’t expect to be picking this stuff up anytime soon (if ever).

And speaking of related studies, UCLA also had a hand in a small study that got a lot of coverage recently.

In the UCLA protocol, patients made dramatic lifestyle changes. They avoided simple carbs, gluten and processed foods. They increased their fish intake, took yoga and meditated. They were instructed to take melatonin, get adequate sleep, incorporate vitamin B-12, vitamin D-3 and fish oil.

Within six months, nine patients saw a noticeable improvement in memory. One patient, who was in the late stages of Alzheimer’s, did not show improvement.

UCLA researchers say the findings suggest at least early on, changing a person’s metabolic processes can bring back memory and cognitive function.

Six of the patients of the patients in the study who had to discontinue working were all able to return to their jobs. Study authors say some patients were followed up to two and a half years and the memory improvements remained.

But as with everything else, there is more to it.

But he admitted there are some limitations to the study. It is complex and the burden falls on patients and caregivers to follow it.

In this study, no patients were able to stick to the entire protocol, their most common complaints being the diet and lifestyle changes and having to take multiple pills each day.

Dr Bredesen added: ‘It is noteworthy that the major side effects of this therapeutic system are improved health and an improved body mass index, a stark contrast to the side effects of many drugs.’

Furthermore, he said while the findings suggest memory loss can be reversed and improvements sustained, the results need to be replicated.

The size of the sample is also a factor. 10 participants is far to small of a pool to garner a reliable result from. As, it seems, is noted.

I guess the close to this is . . . though it would be great to have a quick fix to these problems, at least at this time, it is not possible.
As well, it seems that a note of precaution is in order. Though dealing with (even thinking about!) diseases like cancer and alzheimers is scary, you have to be careful. Scared people are also vulnerable people.

Though taking advantage of the vulnerable is as despicable as it sounds, one has to play it safe. Where there is a dollar to be earned . . . you can bet that someone won’t bat an eyelash in swooping in for that money. No matter the cost.

Its a good rule of thumb to use EVERYWHERE in life. But its certainly a must where ones (or ones loved ones!) health is concerned.

Worth a look:

69 thoughts on “The Cure To Dementia – A Beverage?

  1. There are so many lying, deceiving, scamming devils* on the internet, mostly in the interest of putting some of your money into their pocket, that when someone finally comes up with a cure
    for cancer, Alzheimer’s or some other dread disease, I’ll probably miss it unless it’s being shouting from the four corners of the earth because that all important element of TRUST is lacking and I’m not even against certain forms of alternative and integrative medicine and the avoidance of invasive surgeries if at all possible and I’ve never been interested in taking any drug, even for medicinal purposes unless it’s absolutely necessary so I certainly don’t want to ingest harsh drugs.
    But when it comes to these so called internet “cures” or “fixes”, most of these guys use the same MO, always in an attempt to SELL you their book or magic potions…an appeal to the emotions, testimonials that could have been written by the same person as a marketing ploy for all I know, use of “terminology” and intricate explanations of how these things work that sounds professional
    but that the average person wouldn’t understand…and they go on and on and repetively and endlessly on. When you try to leave the page, you get the equivalent of the same thing you hear on certain TV commercials…BUT WAIT!….don’t go…..there’s more! LOL. I don’t know who
    concocted the formula but so many follow it and if they’re not scams, they sound like they are.
    * For those of you who may not know, the word, DEVIL means such things as: a liar, deceiver, scammer, con-artist, a “slick”, a pretender, counterfeiter, a snake, a snake oil salesman, a foe,
    a sinner, wrongdoer or evildoer, the very essence of EVIL, a demon, a spiritually corrupt person, Satan (one who opposes absolute TRUTH; the adversary and enemy of God and man)

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      1. Just for the record, if anyone, MD or not, wants to tell people about any other type of possible healing alternative, they CANNOT LEGALLY make any claim. The closest they can say is ‘it MAY help…’ . There have been known cures for many ailments, including cancer , for well over 100 years, but these cures are bashed by big pharma, and NONE of them are taught in any medical school. Big Pharma controls what is ‘acceptable’- and it is all driven by big $. Just because someone uses a presentation that is common (due to it’s ability to get people to try something) does not mean it is bad. And why are you so Christian-phobic? Leave people to believe whatever suits them- YOU don’t have to believe whatever offends you. People believe whatever they choose to believe, and disregard the rest. You obviously are not content to leave people to their own choices. The guy is an accepted MD, he has an on-going clinic, and possibly people are being helped (otherwise, if he were actually HARMING anyone, he would have lost his license long ago). Driving wedges serves no one but your own ego. MANY people have, in fact, been cured of dreadful diseases by simple ‘unorthodox’ means. MANY people have not- why? One has to bear in mind that 75% of the seriously ill CHOOSE not to get well (sad stat there, but true, nonetheless). Go do something positive with your life and stop bashing everything and everyone you don’t agree with whatever they present. It is ultimately their choice how and what they believe, or what they do or don’t do with their life. Acting like you are some super slueth when you obviously are not even aware that those proposing natural cures are prevented LEGALLY from saying anything remotely true about said cures….what good does that do to shoot those cures down when you know nothing about why they may actually work? You seem to be bad-mouthing just to bad-mouth since you go off before arming yourself with all the facts. An adept researcher would dig up facts, not suppositions to support their own biased opinion.
        The elders would tell you MYOB (Mind Your Own Business). And they would also say, ‘if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at ll’. Take heed, and do and say things that are positive.


      2. 1.) Society does that for a reason. So that every homeopath and anti-vaxxer don’t share the same stage as the real medical personnel. If they did, there would be dire consequences.

        Social media has helped to turn this trend. And what has happened? Measles made a comeback. Much to the horror of the often vaccinated themselves idiot parents.

        2.) Corporate greed happens. But i am not going to accept it as a scape goat.

        3.) I am not against Christians. I don’t really care what people believe. Im just helping to ensure they don’t get duped by manipulators of religious faith.

        4.) Dr. Oz is also an accepted MD, yet he also has issues in his past. His own entry on this very blog, in fact.

        5.) Facts obviously mean 2 different things to me and you.

        6.) Shove it.

        Devious scum makes my blood boil. There is no room for happy feely positivity when vulnerable wallets are at stake.


    1. As your faith is not the true one, as a Byzantine, please be respectful as a moral and ethical man and leave the bible thumping where it belongs. Your full of nonsense … people here are professional and respectful like a true Christian should be and discussing the subject at hand. Go do some real history reading and see that your line of thought and religion are wrong. And professionally, there is no logic to your argument.


    2. People are so skeptical that even when I tried to voluntarily give my nutritionist services away for FREE while living in Canada (couldn’t work there, no work permit), no one would take me up on it. 😦


      1. I can’t help but see this as a good thing. At least with “nutritionist services” not elaborated in any detail.

        If you coudn’t get a work permit, why?


    3. I’m not sure about all of that but …. eat oraganic coconut oil (it’s actually solid like butter) for good brain health, and thats for free !!!


  2. I’m a full-time caregiver for my wife of 40 years who suffers from Dementia, Arthritis, and heart problems (At-Fib, Irregular heartbeat). I know we’re not alone in our fight, and it’s oh so tempting to jump for these be all, cure all schemes. As a caregiver, I must stay focused on day-to-day care; as a husband, I must support her in her fear, confusion and doubt about death; and for myself, I must prepare for the inevitable: no one makes it out alive. Blessings, for this article and opportunity to share my plight, my grief and my joy.


    1. I know the road you are on is not easy but this “cure” is more of a prevention or for early stages more than likely. As for you, if you are a Christian, meaning that you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior and believe what the Bible tells us of the Trinity, God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit who sent His only Son to die for our sins, to BRIDGE THE GAP that was created when the sin of Adam & Eve that we inherited before we were born bc we have the seed of our ancestors so we were doomed for hell before we were born and that is WHY Christ died bc he was fully God and fully God simultaneously and he walked this earth for 33 years with the capacity to sin but did NOT sin and that is what made Him qualified to be the “sacrificial Lamb of God” whose blood wiped out our debt of sin, past, present and future so that we could live eternally with Him forever and ever. So if you have been redeemed then there is NOTHING to fear in the afterlife. If you have NOT been redeemed, it is a simple matter of acknowledging your sin and need of a Savior, and receiving Jesus Christ FREE GIFT of SALVATION. ALL you have to do is BELEIVE and RECEIVE. ALL of your sin is ERASED and FORGIVEN. God Bless you!

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      1. Your comments and well wishes are welcome. But please don’t prosthelytize the vulnerable visitors to this page. It is not in good taste, and we don’t all want to hear The Good News.

        I will leave it with Richard. But this is just for future reference for you and anyone else passing through.

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    2. Rich – best said … but why do people fear death at all. 24 years in the military, I celebrated life as it is short and precious and very, very fragile. What a waste of time lamenting death – it is as natural as birth.


  3. I know the road you are on is not easy but this “cure” is more of a prevention or for early stages more than likely. As for you, if you are a Christian, meaning that you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior and believe what the Bible tells us of the Trinity, God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit who sent His only Son to die for our sins, to BRIDGE THE GAP that was created when the sin of Adam & Eve that we inherited before we were born bc we have the seed of our ancestors so we were doomed for hell before we were born and that is WHY Christ died bc he was fully God and fully God simultaneously and he walked this earth for 33 years with the capacity to sin but did NOT sin and that is what made Him qualified to be the “sacrificial Lamb of God” whose blood wiped out our debt of sin, past, present and future so that we could live eternally with Him forever and ever. So if you have been redeemed then there is NOTHING to fear in the afterlife. If you have NOT been redeemed, it is a simple matter of acknowledging your sin and need of a Savior, and receiving Jesus Christ FREE GIFT of SALVATION. ALL you have to do is BELEIVE and RECEIVE. ALL of your sin is ERASED and FORGIVEN. God Bless you!

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    1. Look heathen your soul be damned so stop professing this blasphemy fool. You and your kind abandoned the true faith long ago, and the reason for Christ at all and the New Testament. Not even Benedictine monks carry on so … you are an embarrassment before God of any faith. Respect others and the purpose of this site, and if not your sin is your own, and not that of others you need to be concerned with. Gheez … nuts everywhere.


      1. Re: J Yuna comment:
        Your rigid interpretation of Christianity is very limited.
        Moreover, dismissing all other religions & anyone who doesn’t believe as you claim to do, doesn’t match my understanding of Christianity, let alone my perspective & knowledge of other faiths (e.g. Judaism)!


  4. My Mother passed away this year after suffering from dementia for 10 years or more. She was 91. I’m not sure that dementia was the cause of her death as there were unexplained circumstances surrounding a fall that she took just a few days after being admitted to a hospice. At any rate, I’ve been concerned about my own memory lapses and senior moments for several years now, so I was quite interested to review the information received unsolicited from Dr. Glenn Rothfeld concerning the number of natural cures that he had come up with for various severe illnesses such as cancer, dementia, Alzheimer’s, etc. But when I started listening to and reading his information, the credibility gap was too great for me to go over with a leap of faith. The old saying goes “if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is”. At any rate, cures for such terrible diseases have been rare and, ordinarily well-documented whenever they happened. Dr. Rothfeld’s treatments and boilerplate approach to curing such serious ailments seem juvenile and trite, in my humble opinion. I have decided to avoid any of his alleged cures in the future and will rely on substantiated results from credible medical sources.

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    1. Good for you, and sorry for the loss of your mother. I was a passive onlooker to a close family friend dealing with an elderly mother of whom lost her mental freedom to dementia.
      It was a terrible 5 years for the guy. Though he was living very close to the breaking point pretty much all the time (his cell would go off so constantly, his plight became known to literally ANYONE who had even passive dealings with him). But despite this, he still never put her in a home. It was only after a fall that he decided that he could no longer meet all the challenges necessary. Unfortunately, as a few of us suspected would happen, she declined very quickly. She was in the home maybe a month until . . . the nightmare ended peacefully.

      That is the reason I decided to look into this. My friend, yourself, the fellow below and everyone else dealing having to live through this ordeal. People at their wits end, sometimes willing to try almost anything to make the suffering stop.

      Which is why seeing stuff like this REALLY rubs me the wrong way, to say the least. Only the worst kind of person dares attempt to profit from people in such distress.

      But as I have learned, that is the way things are. Which is where people like me come in.


    2. That’s why I was glad I got the live bodies to demonstrate it in. But if people put thier faith in guys like me who practice on an “idealogue” and not by “what we have seen with our eyes, held in our hands” I think that’s pretty hazardous too? But we got 8 billion. I don’t lead horses to water who are really mules.


    1. @phyllis Yes I would be curious also to hear if anyone has tried his protocol? And what were the results? Dr. Rothfeld now has a new book called The Complete Guide To Reversing Alzheimers but he give very little info on his promo page.


      1. Ha! I was googling for it and found this?
        But I think it’s maybe one ingredient that people have been mixing with coffee to be “fashionable” and have good health. There are other helpers too, but one gets the feeling these things are pretty tightly controlled and nobody needs any hassles.


  5. As far as I can tell, the Alzheimer’s “cure” contains coconut oil ((MCT- medium chain triglycerides) and high amounts of vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid. I haven’t been able to find details of any other ingredients and I’m not going to pay the author of the book any money to get them. Coconut oil is an excellent source of fuel for the brain and B vitamins lower stress and, supposedly, homocysteine levels in the body which cause inflammation. This information isn’t secret, it’s widely available on the internet.


  6. christine o’brien can’t even pronounce alzheimer’s she puts a “t” in it every time! such a long agonizing audio presentation just to reveal this “natural” cure (if you purchase it from her company)

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    1. Tell me about it. The only reason I sat through it was to try and figure out what exactly was the point of it all. I am so far not impressed.

      The fact that the post is getting more traffic of late is bothersome. On one hand, more hits means people are actually looking into this stuff
      (hopefully with unclouded judgment). But on the other hand, it also means that this ad is being pumped somewhere. And that for every 1 that does
      even a small amount of digging, twice that likely don’t.


    2. Alzheimers is a German name and the /z/ is pronounced [ts] not [z]. So yes there is a [t] in it to English-speaking ears when correctly pronounced. Of course as terms involving such words become common in America, and many people see if mostly in writing, the American mispronunciation starts to take over.


  7. “10 participants is far to small…” One simple correction.
    I found your analysis easy to follow and convincing. It would be easier to read, and less irritating, if you omitted, or significantly limited, the hostile and cynical attacks on groups or individuals. A certain amount of cynicism is necessary for scientific inquiry.
    It motivates. But you will convince more people who need convincing by not alienating some of your readers.


    1. Possibly.

      But I don’t consider it my job to hold everyone’s hand, or change my style based on what attitudes some may find “irritating”.


  8. It’s sad that so many people are blinded by Modern Medicine. Every single disease is fully reversible. If the body can make a disease or allow it to grab hold; then it can also reverse that disease. This is not a miracle or something special, it’s simple logic. The primary job of the body is to maintain homeostasis or perfect balance. It is doing this 24/7 without any help. All you have to do is take away the roadblocks that got you there in the first place and add ingredients to help it do its job. Has anyone figured out yet why the US is the sickest country on the planet and takes more drugs then the entire rest of the world combined? We spend more money on our health then the rest of the world combined and we are number 38 in healthcare. The truth would blow you away. Start connecting the dots.


      1. It’s hard to believe what I wrote above until you have been living it for 50 years. I was fortunate to be fully engaged my entire life in modern and alternative medicine. I have seen things that most people will never know.


      2. I work in retail. I see 60 and 70 year olds that have the knowledge of a knat in many obvious areas of life, yet they think their age owes them respect and affords them wisdom.

        Not quite.


  9. You only have to see what I see almost every day for 40+ years to realize we have been brainwashed. Send anyone to my email address under the age of 80 with any neurological health problem. Within 30 days you will see changes in their health.


  10. The personal stories from the video on the website that is linked through the ad you referenced (which I came across on the NY Times website) are lifted directly from the UCLA study. It makes me sad to see people prey on others vulnerability and suffering. Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease to all that are affected by it. These ads are reckless and should be illegal.


    1. And what about your meds that have side effects bad ones though you might not need them for a while bloid thinners taken too long cause aneurisms no wy do I want to be one of your invalids early in life which to me is being g in my sister vents I would like to have a good quality of life till my ninety’s how old are yoy


  11. Put something in your coffee but after listening to the whole presentation, I did not hear what you are supposed to put in your coffee to reverse Alzheimers


  12. Here I was looking for the recipe for the coffee. It was the coffee recipe I wanted and I read this entire diatribe and bought so I could get a book for free, cancel the Order, only buy through AMEX they actually do cancel these things. But I want the coffee recipe. If I find out it is the coffee source that we learned about in the movie the Bucket List I will be unhappy, but where is the recipe for the coffee. She did not say protocol, she said coffee recipe just below. So now, is this a viable bait and switch, in Oregon I think so, and if I do not get all that was promised and the cancel of the order I may send it to the good folks at the Oregon Fraud and Protection part of the Oregon Atty General. This is as your reviews would indicate, a scam to get first my $37 then read the print $173 for a life time of benefits. But now I have to go back to work suing bad guys who have been stealing from the customers of the regulated industries under the Public Utility Commission. But where is the coffee recipe I desperately need.



      1. I too just got caught up on the endless repertoire of the woman selling dr. Glenn Rothfeld’s book. I did manage to find two of his books on Amazon and they are quite pricey, but one was available used for around $14 and I may buy it. I know this sounds like a lot of Hocus Pocus especially in the way it was presented, but there is a lot of Truth in it. For example I know through my own reset research that statins really are terrible and Rob the brain of much-needed cholesterol, your brain is made of 80% cholesterol. And there is a lot of Truth in the Resveratrol info. My own mom died several years ago with dementia and in Reading many online discussions, a lot of families were working with coconut oil. The MCT oil is a powdered form of the coconut oil molecule discussed in the presentation. A lot of people in Silicon Valley are using it in their coffee and most of them are using something called Bulletproof Coffee. I think it might be something like what is mentioned in the article. I have yet to try it but have been using the MCT oil powder in my coffee and we’ll get her around 2 the rather expensive Bulletproof Coffee.
        I recommend avoiding these kind of strange advertisements but hope everyone will stay open to the benefits of natural supplements. do your own research and you can buy almost anything at a really good price on Amazon.


      2. Indeed, do your own research. But more importantly, be wary of those either taking issue with or claiming persecution from, the proponents of modern medicine. While it would be naive to deny that money and other biases have influence in the modern day medical field, at the same time, there is often a reason why these things are looked at with scorn and disdain. If their products are not old and debunked, then they typically end up being unproven. And almost all of them end up being in the interest of those pedaling them. There is a reason why they always charge for the book, or for the bottle of miracle powder or liquid.

        Snake oil is particularly effective when it comes to sensitive issues like dementia, due to the inhuman nature of such disease and the helplessness that they instill in those stuck dealing with the fallout. But though more potent here, it is everywhere. Even in the drug store.

        I am not a doctor. When it comes to health-related matters, ask your doctor.


  13. I can’t speak for the Cure book, but looking up Patheos, I don’t see any true “Christian” viewpoint there- the article I read there, about Halloween and Christians allegedly being scared of the holiday (so lame), claimed it was written by an “evangelical Christian” ! None I have ever met would speak this way! UNLESS the person had jumped ship mentally! It seems an atheist more likely wrote it, claiming to be someone else to raise someone’s ire. Also the website Patheos says, by definition, that it ” offers the most extensive information on the internet in the area of religion and spirituality.” Looking around, I saw nothing that seemed to resemble a born-again Christian viewpoint primarily! But then there are those who consider the word Christian to only diifferentiate themselves from a “Jew” ? Ummm, even that would be a stretch from what I read. Compare Patheos’ offerings with with the Christianity Today website and you will likely see the VAST difference in mindset.


  14. Something for both sides to ponder: I trust I can write this in a way both sides can hear. It is not my intent to criticize but objective thoughts for both sides to think about: For what it is worth I’d like to first say Sir, (mdman), that I appreciated your article. It was very informative, investigative and cut to the chase. This can mean an awful lot to a caretaker or one who recently lost their parent or loved one to dementia. It helps stop the second guessing. Thank you again for your very valued information. I would say I think it would have been helpful had you kept to yourself the nuanced negative comments at the beginning of the article regarding Christians. While Christ is not who you apparently put your trust in, many do and as someone who respected your research, those comments could have been kept private and perhaps half of this audience who instead of thinking through the content of what you offered, may have given heed to your very well thought out information on claims for natural cures, this one specifically on dementia and Alzheimer’s. …..Now to those who wrote in as Christians, I was truly disappointed by your response to mbman. There was no need to respond to this man this way. Had you merely responded to his information without such vitriol, perhaps you might have given him the picture of what God calls us to be to those who do not call Him Lord. “…..By this everyone will know you are my disciples if you love one another.”John 13:35. Perhaps in the future we could be more caring for another who does not share our faith and trust a loving and sovereign God for them instead of responding to him like it is up to us to tell him once and for all what we think is truth. His information was valuable, can we not thank him for that? All that happened in those responses was sarcasm and more distrust of Christians. What good do we think we accomplish when we respond to people in that manner? We want the world to change? How about we change first?

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    1. I’m VERY late in addressing this (it seems that I had forgotten), but I thank you for your comment and have since edited the bias out of the start of this post.

      I enjoy the control of not having to worry about what people think of my opinions (as shared). But you are/were indeed correct. The information here is far too important to weigh down with my controversial opinions. If people want that, they can find it in plenty of other posts.


  15. I have looked at Dr. Rothfeld’s book about natural cures and if you are familiar with this approach, there is nothing in there that is not on the web for free. You just have to look. He certainly seems like an “operator” and would better serve the public by sticking to his medical practice. However, there are many practitioners out there, who are making great strides, in treating dementia and reversing it when ever possible. The most well known and well documented is Dr. Dale Bredesen out of UCLA Medical Center. He has a book out entitled The End Of Alzheimer’s. The protocols have to be individualized and it would be best if it was implemented by a certified practitioner of the Bredesen Method. There are others out there including Dr. Michael Wald in Mt Kisco NY. He has a center with hyperbaric oxygen therapy, heavy metal removal, IV nutrition, etc. The problem for most patients is that this is all out of pocket because the fix is in, as all the other “therapies are from the allopathic mode and they are useless. Every doctor who is involved in treating this problem, should abandon their training and open their mind. They are operating out of a dinosaur model. Far too arrogant and ignorant of what is available. MCT oil is not the panacea for such a complicated issue. It won’t hurt but it is just the tiny tip of the spear. AD is not a brain disorder but a systemic disorder and the garden variety practitioner, has no idea where to begin. The causes are multi factorial and require a multifaceted approach. When you hear about nutrient deficiencies, heavy metal toxicity, gut issues, inflammation, detox overload, etc, you are now describing the end result, with the title Alzheimer’s. It is just Dr. Alzheimer, who identified it and attached his name to it but that is all it is. Don’t get caught up in the title and don’t sit around waiting to die a miserable death.

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    1. I am over a year late in addressing this, but I now think I understand what you are saying.

      At the time, it seemed like you may slyly promoting run of the mill nonsense, but I was not quite sure, so I didn’t say anything. But now I think I know what you are getting at. Having confronted such physician arrogance in the realm of marijuana research and legalization, I do agree that many in the profession could due to open their minds.

      In that conversation, I argue that the time for marijuana research to ramp up was 2/3/4 decades ago. Considering that the baby boomer generation is about to move into the senior citizen category enmass, research into new dementia treatments should have commenced long ago as well.

      After all, the longer the condition is an agonizing roller coaster for those living the consequences, the more opportunity there is for the slime of the medical industry to move in and take a cut.


  16. Mbman: Your patience with the various commenters is admirable, as is your perseverance in answering every single one of their comments. The comment thread makes for fascinating reading. Here’s my contribution to the discussion: In the ‘Snake Oil’ universe, I have found it useful to sign-up for a ‘free’ book via AMEX, which will rescind the purchase should the “100% money-back guarantee” not be honored by the seller. Thus, I get the “book’ for my perusal, immediately cancel whatever “subscription” I may have entered into, and request a refund (See AMEX above).
    Is it unethical to ‘scam a scammer’? Perhaps, but the “guilt trip” is negligible. And I can always rationalize my peccadillo as that of an ‘avenging angel’.

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    1. I love your method. Do you do book reviews of the material?

      That would be a hilarious final slap in the face for these peddlers of nonsense.


      1. We bloggers may, at times, be truthfully described as “peddlers of nonsense”. Rothfeld and other snake-oil salesmen are not nearly so benign: They prey on the infirm or gullible for monetary gain, oftentimes spreading harmful information and/or products to an unsuspecting public. What irony! Dealing cannabis gets you years in prison, but internet drug dealers are dealt with by telling their victims, “Caveat Emptor”. DEA, FDA: “A pox on both their houses”.

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  17. I heard a speaker today at my work (Ford Motor), Joel Dudley PhD, speak on his research on many subjects. One was Alzheimer’s. He said that the Government has spent tons of money to remove amyloid plaque from brains, and it did no good whatever. He said that now we know that amyloid plaque is a downstream issue of Alzheimer’s, not the cause. He did machine learning to compare data between people with Alzheimer’s and people the same age with healthy brains. Amazingly, the biggest difference was viruses. The Alzheimer’s patients had herpes and roseola viruses in far greater proportion than the healthy. I point this out because mbman thinks, as I did, that Alzheimer’s is caused by Amyloid plaque.
    The reason I came to this site was because after hearing this stunning speech by Joel Dudley, an online ad was presented to me about herpes being the cause for Alzheimer’s. The link sent me to a video by Glenn S. Rothfeld, and I was looking for info on him. I was impressed that he apparently knew of Joel Dudley’s research, but I could not listen long enough to the video to get to that part. I do not like these videos that do not let you pause and continue. In the video Dr. Rothfeld said that he worked for Harvard at some time. I am still trying to find out if he is legit.


    1. I don’t doubt he has a practice. Out in Boston, if my research is correct.

      I wouldn’t give him a dime of my money, though. He’s not in it for the patients.


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