BOOKS AND VIDEOS

The following books, websites, and videos are selected to support you in understanding and addressing reversible causes of dementia. We know there are more good books and websites available, but our aim is to inform without overwhelming people seeking to learn. Most of the books in this list can be found online.

Because treating many of the reversible causes calls for detoxification protocols, we have included books on detoxing. You will find those books in the section on mercury and other heavy metals even though there are other causative factors that also require detoxing. As we continue researching this subject, additional materials on detoxing will be forthcoming.

This list of resources is a work in progress. If you have recommendations or feedback, please email us at info@sharpagain.org with “Resource Suggestions” in the subject line.

GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO TREATING DEMENTIA NATURALLY

Books
The Ultramind Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman MD
The Disease Delusion by Jeffrey Bland Ph.D.

Websites
www.SharpAgain.org
www.Mercola.com

Videos
Science Behind Reversing Alzheimer’s (Alzheimer’s Reversal 9 parts)
SW Fowkes–https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1FmK4582mA

PERSONAL STORIES

Books
Alzheimer’s Unmasked by Paul A. Barton (personal story of his own healing)
Lipitor: Thief of Memory by Duane Graveline, MD
Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Was a Cure? by Mary T. Newport, MD
Beating Alzheimer’s by Tom Warren (personal story of his own healing)

Videos
Denise Knight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yatf1gzcDxY
(Her account of healing from dementia)

NUTRITION

Books
Sugar Shock: How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life by Connie Bennett
The Magnesium Miracle by Carolyn Dean, MD, ND
The Vitamin D Cure by James E. Dowd, MD
The Coconut Oil Miracle by Bruce Fife MD
Eat Fat, Get Thin by Mark Hyman, MD
Salt, Sugar, and Fat by Michael Moss
Grain Brain by David Perlmutter, MD
Brain Maker by David Perlmutter, MD
The Wahls Protocol by Terry Wahls, MD

Cookbooks
The Complete Idiots Guide to Eating Paleo by Neely Quinn and Jason Glaspey
The Gluten-Free Good Health Cookbook by A.G. Roberts and C. Pillow, PhD

MERCURY AND OTHER HEAVY METALS POISONING

Important note: detoxification beyond diet alone is generally something you should undertake only with expert supervision by a holistic professional.

Books
Holistic Dental Care: The Complete Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums by Nadine Artemis, with forward by Victor Zeines DDS
Mercury Poisoning: The Undiagnosed Epidemic by David Hammond
It’s All in Your Head: The Link Between Mercury Amalgams and Illness by Hal A. Huggins
Uninformed Consent by Hal Huggins DDS, MS and Thomas E. Levy MD, JD
The Poison in Your Teeth by Tom McGuire DDS (www.dentalwellness4you.com)

Website
Health Advocates Worldwide www.HealthAdvocatesWorldwide.com/Mercury

Videos
Mark Hyman on Mercury
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOhcUvHOTVk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4q5l6UliTA

Film
Evidence of Harm by Randall Moore: www.evidence-of-harm.com

Books on Detoxing
The 10-Day Detox Diet by Mark Hyman
The Detox Book: How to Detoxify Your Body to Improve Your Health, Stop Disease, and Reverse Aging by Bruce Fife, ND
The Oxygen Prescription: The Miracle of Oxidative Therapies by Nathaniel Altman
The One-Minute Cure by Madison Cavanaugh (Hydrogen peroxide)
Hydrogen Peroxide, Medical Miracle by William Campbell Douglass II MD
The Oxygen Revolution by Paul Harch, MD
The Detoxx Book: Detoxification of Biotoxins in Chronic Neurotoxic Syndromes by Patricia Kane & John S. Foster
Flood Your Body with Oxygen by Ed McCabe (Ozone)
Oxygen to the Rescue by Pavel Yutsis MD

TOXINS IN FOOD, AIR, WATER, WORK/HOME ENVIRONMENT

Books
The Toxin-Free Home: A Guide to Maintaining a Clean, Eco-Friendly, and Healthy Home by Alison Haynes
Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World by Bruce Lourie and Rick Smith
TOX-SICK: From Toxic to Not Sic by Suzanne Somers
Homemade Cleaners: Quick-and-Easy, Toxin-Free Recipes to Replace Your Kitchen Cleaner, Bathroom Disinfectant, Laundry Detergent, Bleach, Bug Killer, Air Freshener, and more by Dionna Ford and Mandy O’Brien

Websites
https://www.ewg.com Environmental Working Group for up-to-date assessments of toxic products

SLEEP & BREATHING PROBLEMS RELATED TO OXYGEN DEFICIENCY

Books
The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown
GASP by Michael L. Gelb, DDS, and Howard G. Hindin, DDS. Release date: October 2016

Videos
Finding Connor Deegan by the Foundation for Airway Health (Video HERE)

 

STRESS, ESPECIALLY FROM LIFE CHANGES AND HOW WE PROCESS INFORMATION

Books
Healing Anxiety and Depression by Dr. Daniel Amen
Natural Ways to Heal the Brain: Treat ADD, Anxiety, Depression, Memory Problems, and Insomnia by Dr. Daniel Amen
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
Quantum Healing: Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Medicine by Deepak Chopra, MD
Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist by Andrew Newberg M.D. and Mark Robert Waldman
Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, Third Edition by Robert M. Sapolsky

Other Resources
Dr. Gabor Maté, When The Body Says No: Mind/Body Unity and the Stress- Disease Connection (Video HERE)
Dr. Hyman’s UltraCalm: A simple technique to defeat depression, stress, and anxiety relief program

INFLAMMATION FROM LOW-LEVEL INFECTIONS (LYME DISEASE, ORAL INFECTIONS, FOOD SENSITIVITIES, MOLD, ETC.)

Books
Stopping Inflammation: Relieving the Cause of Degenerative Diseases by Nancy Appleton, PhD.
Meals That Heal Inflammation: Embrace Healthy Living and Eliminate Pain, One Meal at a Time by Julie Daniluk RHN
An Inflammation Nation: The Definitive 10-Step Guide to Preventing and Treating All Diseases through Diet, Lifestyle, and the Use of Natural Anti-Inflammatories by Sunil Pai MD

INADEQUATE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, MENTAL STIMULATION, AND SOCIAL INTERACTION

Books
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Younger Next Year: The Exercise Program: Use the Power of Exercise to Reverse Aging and Stay Strong, Fit, and Sexy by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge M.D.
Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life by Michael Merzenich
Spark, the Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John Ratey with Eric Hagerman

Website
Brain HQ by Posit Science – Research backed suite of computerized brain calisthenics. http://www.brainhq.com

EFFECTS OF PRESCRIPTION and OTHER MEDICATIONS

Books
Health Myths Exposed by Shane Ellison M.Sc.
Hidden Truth About Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs by Shane Ellison M.Sc.
The Statin Damage Crisis by Duane Graveline MD
The Great Cholesterol Con by Dr. Malcolm Kendrick
The Physicians Desk Reference Guide to Prescription Drugs by Pocket Books

HORMONAL IMBALANCES (THYROID [T3], ADRENALS, GENDER HORMONES

Books
Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness by Broda O. Barnes MD and Lawrence Galton
Stop The Thyroid Madness by Janie A. Bowthorpe, M.Ed (www.stopthethyroidmadness.com)
A Mind of Our Own by Kelly Brogan MD
The Iodine Crisis by Lynne Farrow & David Brownstein
Dr. John Lee’s Hormone Balance Made Simple by John R. Lee MD and Virginia Hopkins