Your eyes are more than just a window to your soul…
Your eyes are a window to your brain — and protecting your eyes also protects against Alzheimer’s.
They’re a window into your brain.
And breakthrough research now reveals that your eyes are an early warning sign for Alzheimer’s — decades before your brain becomes damaged.
Unfortunately, our government and their Big Pharma puppets have ignored the science in front of their own eyes. Depriving you of this life-saving information.
After all, telling you about the cause of your health problems so you can reverse them isn’t profitable. Instead, they label you broken and diseased and in need of their drug.
And with this stunning new connection between your brain and your eyes, they get to cash in on two diseases instead of just one.
You see, scientists have known for a long time that beta-amyloid protein deposits are hallmark changes in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. This rogue protein is like a sticky glue that prevents neurons from functioning. It forms plaques and tangles – gumming up your brain and causing memory loss and confusion.
Now researchers have discovered this same toxic molecule in the macula — the small area in your retina you need for sharp vision.
And just as they do in the brains of Alzheimer’s sufferers, these beta-amyloid proteins build up in the macula — leading to the gradual death of retinal photoreceptors — the rods and cones that respond to light — and eventually to age-related macular degeneration, also called AMD.
I call AMD “Alzheimer’s of the eyes.”
And traditional doctors are on the wrong track when they treat AMD as just an eye disease.
Your retina, the thin layer of light sensitive tissue at the back of your eyes, presses right into your brain and is connected through the optical nerve.
The retina and brain are also vital parts of the central nervous system. Both are made of the same brain tissue. And your retina has nerve cells just like the ones in your brain.
Recent studies show that beta-amyloid can be detected in the macula long before Alzheimer’s symptoms appear.1
In a recent study, researchers found nearly 500% more beta-amyloid deposits in the macula of Alzheimer’s patients than in those without the condition.2
The researchers also used imaging technology to test the retinas of 23 deceased patients who had Alzheimer’s as well as the retinas of deceased people without the disease.
And found much more beta-amyloid plaque in the retinas of Alzheimer’s patients.
Most doctors will tell you dementia and AMD are part of “normal” aging. The truth is, your brain and eyes are capable of staying fully functional no matter your age — as long as you take care of them.
That’s why I recommend that all my patients fight beta-amyloid by getting enough CoQ10.
Studies show that CoQ10 protects against the formation of beta-amyloid plaque.
In one study, when mice were given CoQ10 treatments it reduced oxidative stress and amyloid plaque… and, importantly, it improved cognitive performance.3
Our primal ancestors got lots of CoQ10 from their diet because they ate plenty of organ meats.
The best organ meat sources are organ meats from pasture-raised animals. But unless you’re eating organ meats every day, you’re not getting enough CoQ10 from your diet.
I recommend everyone take 30 mg of CoQ10 daily. But to protect against Alzheimer’s and AMD, increase it to 100 mg a day.
And be sure it’s the right CoQ10. The more common form of CoQ10 is called ubiquinone. But the ubiquinol form is the most potent. Ubiquinol carries an extra electron and is eight-times more powerful than ubiquinone. And it stays in your bloodstream longer than conventional CoQ10.
Supercharge Your CoQ10 to Prevent Alzheimer’s of the Eyes
- Use a space-age CoQ10 booster. I recommend adding 10 mg of the antioxidant pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ). This NASA-discovered nutrient promotes memory and cognition and also fights AMD by helping to restore the retinal lining. And new studies have found that PQQ stimulates the production of nerve growth factor (NGF). This triggers the growth of nerve cells for sharper thinking.
I recommend supplementing with at least 10 mg daily.
- Eat an insulin-lowering Primal meal plan. A diet high in starchy carbs causes your insulin level to spike. This allows an enzyme called insulin-degrading enzyme to become overwhelmed and stop breaking down amyloid plaque. This allows them to build up in your eyes and brain.
I’ve told you before about the benefits of following my low-carb Primal Power Meal Plan. I suggest limiting carbs to no more than 5% to 10% of your meals. In a recent study, 23 people with cognitive impairment were put on a high-carb diet or a very low-carb meal plan. After just six weeks, the low-carb group showed improved memory compared to the high-carb group.4
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD, CNS
1. Baker ML, et al. “Early age-related macular degeneration, cognitive function, and dementia: The Cardiovascular Health Study.” Arch Ophthalmol. 2009; 127(5):667-673.
2. Koronyo Y, et al. “Retinal amyloid pathology and proof-of-concept imaging trial in Alzheimer’s disease.” JCI Insight. 2017;2(16):e93621.
3. Dumont M, et al. “Coenzyme Q10 decreases amyloid pathology and improves behavior in a transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.” J Alzheimers Dis. 2011;27(1):211-223.
4. Maestre GE. “Reduction of cognitive decline in patients with or at high risk for diabetes.” Curr Geriatr Rep. 2017;6(3):188-195.