Gingko… who knew?

One of the on-line communities I enjoy has each person answer questions, as a way to introduce themselves. I share this information, in the for what it is worth… (sounds like more assistive for dementia)

………………………………to the phrase to be completed ….. …… Given what I know now, I would recommend others...

Totally avoid insecticides. They affect the nervous system not only of insects but of us too. As far as I know, PD isn’t fatal, but the accompanying Alzheimer’s/dementia is what kills us. Good news – My favorite herb book, The Way of Herbs by Michael Tierra, C.A., N.D. pub by Pocket Books, 1990 p. 170 states: “In Europe, several studies were made on geriatric patients. According to herbalist Amanda McQuade, ‘one study of patients between the ages of 60 and 80 with senile dementia showed measurable improvement in as little as eight weeks. Treatment with gingko under four to eight weeks is considered too short to be effective. No side effects or habituation have been demonstrated using the average dose of 40mg, three times daily, for three months. Even a single dose of 600mg given experimentally to young women produced no side effects except improved memory.’ Source: Amanda McQuade, “Strange and Beautiful Gingko” Let’s Live vol. 56, #5, (June 1988), pp. 80-83.” I have used it myself, and enjoy the lasting effects even though I have finished my 8 weeks of supplementation. I have started taking it again recently to avoid cognitive impairment. Be picky if you buy some. Read the label for additives such as rice powder & beeswax. The only ingredient should be powdered ginkgo herb & the capsule. Enjoy your beautiful mind!

………………….. and a different perspective…. from the conversation…

“It didn’t just work for me, but for Alzheimer’s/dementia residents in a study in a nursing home in Europe that I read about in my herb book. I could only find 60 mg capsules here, so took twice a day with good results. I found some herbal companies added beeswax, rice powder etc, so I started looking for brands that contained only the herb plus the capsule. Lots of times I skipped the capsule, and opened it & poured it on applesauce. A chiropractor once told me that if your body needs something, it tastes good to you – it does to me. Before I took a pre-DBS psychoneurological test, I took 120 mg all at once. The neuropsychologist was very impressed with my test results, He said there were parts of the test he had never administered before, because no one could get that far on it. It works! And I stopped after 6 months.”

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