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Potential Therapeutics

March 8, 2011

Disclaimer: This information is compiled to aid researchers in the selection of avenues of research and is not intended to be used by the patient for self medication. If you are tempted to try anything herein, discuss it with your doctor as it pertains to your individual situation.

When we discuss “therapeutics” we are actually speaking of three unique areas-
1) Preventives protect neurons from further damage.
2) Functionals maximize the abilities to cope with the existing damage.
3) Restoratives encourage repair and regrowth.

For our purposes we will focus primarily upon botanicals and nutritional supplements for several reasons-
1) They hold great promise.
2) Many of them lack the incentive of profit and are often neglected.
3) They are numerous.
4) They are (relatively) safe.

As mentioned, “preventatives” seek to block further damage and stabilize. They are neuroprotective – but against what? We seek to answer that question by identifying the destructive processes themselves and searching for ways of thwarting them. We believe that those processes can be grouped as follows:

1) Oxidation
2) Excitotoicity
3) Mitochondrial Failure
4) Inflammation and Microglia
5) Stress and the HPA
6) Autoimmunity
7) Alpha-Synuclein
8)  Neuro-melanin

Functionals reduce or eliminate symptoms or otherwise increase the ability to deal with the disease.

Restoratives offer the promise of healing by means of neurogenesis, the production of neurotrophic factors, stimulation of formation of new connections, and things yet unknown.

The items listed here offer hope in one or more of these areas. They must also show at least no obvious dangers, but be aware that we are not capable of nor qualified to take an authoritative position on that. Hidden dangers are always possible.

We are going to begin with a “bulk” listing and fill in detail one-by-one in the months ahead. We invite comment and, particularly, your own experience with any of these at any stage of the discussion.

In no particular order:

Acetyl-L-Carnitine

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Adaptagens

Amino Acids

Antibiotics

Anti-inflammatories

Antioxidants

Aromatherapies

Artemisia annua

B Vitamins

Baicalein

Beta Carotine

Bitter Melon

Blue Light

Botanicals

Brainwave Entrainment

Caloric Restriction

Carnosine

CDP Choline

Clay

Clioquinol

Creatine

Dextromethorphan

DHEA

ElectroMagnetic Fields

Exercise

Ginger

Gingko

Ginseng

GLP-1

Green Tea

H.pylori

Hyperbaric Oxygen

Lemon Balm

Light Therapy

Medicinal Mushrooms

Melatonin

Methylene Blue

Micronutrients

Minocycline

Mucuna Pruriens

Music Therapy

N-Acetyl-Cysteine

Neurogenesis

Nicotine

NMDA Antagonists

NSAIDS

Omega 3s

Resveratrol

Rhodiola

Royal Jelly

Silymarin

Spinal Stimulation

Stress Management

Tai Chi

Testosterone

Theonine

Turmeric

Tyrosine

Vagal Stimulation

Vibration

Vitamin A

Vitamin Bs

Vitamin D3

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Richard permalink
    May 24, 2011 6:19 pm

    You could add “Red tea” to the list. From the South African ‘Rooibos’ bush. Same benefits as green tea only more so!

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