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Lithium for AD prevention?

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Lithium for AD prevention?

Postby frankiesfriend » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:44 pm

A new review paper in the Journal of Neurodegenerative Diseases recounts the familiar lifestyle recommendations of healthy diet, lower stress, exercise and sleep for lowering the risk of developing Alzheimer's, as well as treating early symptoms. Additionally, the authors cite lithium deficiency as a risk factor that can be addressed through supplementation. So I am curious if anyone in the community is familiar with this issue, and welcome your thoughts.

Neurodegener Dis. 2019 Oct 10:1-18. [Epub ahead of print]
Poor Diet, Stress, and Inactivity Converge to Form a "Perfect Storm" That Drives Alzheimer's Disease Pathogenesis.
Pacholko AG1, Wotton CA1, Bekar LK2.
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Re: Lithium for AD prevention?

Postby gmt67comcast » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:35 pm

Hi- I am new to this site, and I am physician currently in a fellowship program for Integrative Psychiatry with James Greenblatt, Md (Psychiatry Redefined). His book titled: Nutritional Lithium, the Cinderella Story is a really informative reference on this topic.

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Re: Lithium for AD prevention?

Postby Plumster » Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:03 pm

Yes, I have heard of lithium as a being a helpful supplement for AD prevention. I've tried taking it, but I need to start with very small amounts. I was recommended to stick a toothpick into a capsule of lithium orotate and blend it with water. Many will have no problem supplementing in doses of 3-5 mg of orotate. You can get the capsules from Seeking Health and Holistic Health and elsewhere. The only problem with supplementation is that it can affect your thyroid and I already have an underactive thyroid.
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Re: Lithium for AD prevention?

Postby emmabarton » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:10 pm

gmt67comcast wrote:Hi- I am new to this site, and I am physician currently in a fellowship program for Integrative Psychiatry with James Greenblatt, Md (Psychiatry Redefined). His book titled: Nutritional Lithium, the Cinderella Story is a really informative reference on this topic.


Hi gmt67comcast!
Welcome to the site-- and thank you for your recommendation (and for all the important work you are doing). I too work in mental health and am familiar with Dr. Greenblatt's work with people experiencing eating disorders (via Walden Behavioral Health). Since you're new to the site, I'm not sure you had the chance to check out the wiki page and the primer, written by a physician from our community. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions or need any support finding information.
Thanks for contributing!
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Re: Lithium for AD prevention?

Postby slacker » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:26 pm

Here's an older thread discussing lithium for AD that you might find of interest. I used the search function to find this.
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