Inflammation: Trigger for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Written by Dr. Dan Yachter


Lake Mary Chiropractor

  • Neurological disorders, such as strokes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, Huntington’s disease, autism, vaccine-related brain injury, and a host of other serious conditions are basically caused by two interacting processes — chronic brain inflammation and excitotoxicity.  Dr. Russell Blaylock coined the name
    immunoexcitotoxicity to describe the common mechanism for all of these conditions.1
    This process also controls a number of other conditions, including chronic pain, many psychiatric disorders, and progressive dementia associated with repeated head injuries (called chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE).2
    Studies supporting Dr. Blaylock’s hypothesis have grown substantially over the past five years. Longtime readers of The Blaylock Wellness Report will appreciate that chronic inflammation is now considered central to not just neurological disease, but also a large number of other conditions, including:
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Arthritis
  • Pulmonary diseases
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Metabolic syndrome and obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes

Chronic inflammation is causing all this mischief by a number of different mechanisms,including intense free radical formation, lipid peroxidation (oxidation of fats), suppression of mitochondrial energy production, and progressive destruction of cells.3

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Blaylock, R.L. and Maroon, J., Surg Neurol Int 2011; 2:107.
Allan, S.M. and Rothwell, N.J., Phil Trans R Soc Lond B 2003; 358: 1669-1677.