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On the Alzheimer’s front, researchers have discovered an anti-microbial peptide that is capable of cleaning up the neurofibrillary tangles and amyloid plaques that are believed to cause Alzheimer’s disease (AD). They have also developed a method of creating tangles and plaques in a laboratory environment to test new drugs.
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On the Cancer front, we are in the early stages of seeing the development of Polymolecular Botanical Drugs that can work independently or in conjunction with chemotherapy to eliminate or reduce the size of tumors. They can also be used to reduce the level of glucose which fuel tumor growth.
One drug, Epidiferphane (EDP), is composed of natural ingredients including green tea, curcumin, and broccoli powder. Another treatment approach, Cancerna, is a patented regiment using EDP along with a type of ketogenic diet (used to treat difficult-to-control epilepsy in children) with 60 percent fat, 20 percent carbs and 20 percent protein. Cancerna is often used with conventional chemotherapy or used to give the patient a “drug holiday.”
Also, researchers are beginning to look at complex adaptive systems (CAS) for answers to AD, Cancer and other chronic diseases. CAS’s consist of many diverse and autonomous components or parts, called agents, which are interrelated, and behave as a unified whole in learning from experience and adjusting to changes in the environment. Each individual agent of a CAS is itself a CAS. For example a tree is a CAS within a larger CAS, a forest, which is a CAS in still a larger CAS, an ecosystem.