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I am not a doctor. I am providing information based on experiences that my mom has with natural remedies. The purpose of this blog is to help folks to educate themselves. Use this information with your own discernment.

23 March 2012

Beet Juice and Lewy Bodies Dementia

Ma on March 21, 2012
Alert and enjoying music entertainment;
One week after daily beet, carrot and celery juice

"Hi!  I've been waiting for you."  My mom greeted me on Wednesday when I visited her.

My mom was alive, she was alert and she could walk.

Mom, March 7,2012
Before she began drinking
fresh vegetable juice everyday.
One week earlier, my mom slept all the time and had trouble walking even a short distance.  It pained my heart to see her so weak, even though I know her end is coming.  I felt myself missing my mother and silently reminisced, thinking of all the time I did have with her.

It's never easy to lose a parent.

Since I have been home from the hospital, I have begun to juice.  We bought an inexpensive juicer that has power (Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Pro) and it's easy to clean.  Every day, I make vegetable juice to drink; my medicine is whole food.  It's working.  I have not felt as good as I am feeling in years.  My varicose veins are going away!

I started to bring my mom vegetable juice made with beets, carrots and celery.  Something wild happened, my mom seemed to wake up.  Her cognition has improved.  She is able to walk long distances again.  Today, I am going to see if she can handle going out for a ride in the car.  I never thought she would be able to go out in the car again, now I have a glimmer of hope.

Amazed with the positive changes in my mom, I searched the internet for information that would validate my assumption.  I wanted to know if there is scientific data to back up what I was witnessing with beet juice and dementia.  I found it.  Beet juice does help dementia folks, especially my mom with Lewy Bodies Dementia.

Here's one of the articles that I had found:  Beet Juice Boosts Brain Health In Older Adults

More and more I am learning and experiencing first hand the power of whole food as being the best medicine.

Can real food cure all that ails us?  Is whole food the best treatment for Lewy Bodies Dementia?  If I had my care giving with my mom to do over again, I would have started juicing vegetables a long time ago.  I wonder if juicing would have given her way better days when she was living at home with me?

I may never know the answers to my questions, but I do know that whole foods; beets, carrots and celery combined are powerful medicine with NO nasty side effects.  It's easy to test for yourself, try it and see how it works for you.

My conclusion:  Whole food is the best medicine to all that ails us.




4 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this. I've sent it out to the Lewy Body Support Group in New York which I facilitate. If it helps even one person, it will be wonderful. I drink fresh juiced beets and other vegetables as often as I can. The pictures of your Mom are precious.

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  2. Norma... if this post helps one person, then my writing about it will be worthwhile.

    I am amazed with the combination of beets, celery and carrots. Beets and celery are very good to normalize blood pressure.

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  3. im so happy with this information.so i have a question:your varicose veins are gone;if yes i will be happy for the rest of my life..

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  4. my did. i was in shock when my legs gor free fromvaricose veins and pain free

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