In an honest review of programs, we need to look at the various ways the information is presented, the quality of the solution, and the outcomes. A program that promises the total solution in just 100 pages is a sure sign of a fraud. There are far too many of those out there.
But, what about a program that offers the solution in 100 pages and says it only works if you work at it? That is the type of honesty that I seek. Because, honestly, a solution only works if you work at it. And this program is one you need to work for.
The Memory Healer Program
The Memory Healer program, created by Alexander Lynch and Dr. Ron Goldman, takes you on a journey to understand what is happening in your body and how to stop the damage. Then, it shows you what information you need to be able to repair and heal. It promises nothing, only offers a way.
This way is a combination of exercises for your mind, food for your body, and nutrients for your brain. It allows you to avoid the dangerous and experimental drugs that try to trick the body into seeming fine. This program allows you to take back control of your health, even when that health is in decline.
One of the tales told in the Memory Healer program is it can reverse your memory loss. For years, it was believed that once a synapse is destroyed, the memory is gone forever. However, new research out the UCLA shows this might not be the case. Still, for the majority of people, destruction within the brain brings about memory destruction.
When you increase your ability to access stored memories in a better fashion, it can seem like your memories are returning, but that is all it is, seeming. True return is impossible.
What Memory Is
Your memory is formed when you experience something and synapses are formed. Short term memory is when you access those synapses again and help them to consolidate. The stronger the consolidation, the deeper the long term memory becomes. It’s true; you will lose the memory if you don’t use it.
Types of Memory
There are 8 different types of memory:
1. Sensory Memory
That which our 5 senses retain, is knowing a flower smells good.
2. Short Term Memory
This is the beginning consolidation of an experience. It is designed to only last a few minutes to days unless you repeatedly recall the information.
3. Long Term Memory
When the synapse are consolidated, memory becomes permanent. For some people, they are able to nurture the bonds of the synapses without recalling the memory consciously. The goal of the Memory Healer Program is to encourage this.
4. Explicit Memory
Facts, figures, and other conceptual data.
5. Implicit Memory
Motor skills, procedures you do without thinking about them (driving a car).
6. Episodic Memory
Helps you recall details based on events or places.
7. Semantic Memory
Facts, figures, and how you use them.
8. Future Focus Memory
Memories that form so that you will recall them at a later time.
As your brain begins to lose the synapses that make up memories, you fall into the Alzheimer’s category. Alzheimer’s proceeds in steps. Stopping these steps from happening is how the Memory Healer Program saves your long-term memory.
1. Beginning or a Lack of Impairment
When you start to forget things or there is just the irritation of losing a word, it has begun. You aren’t hindered in any way, but certain things become frustrating.
2. A Slight Decline
As your memory degrades, you find yourself unable to recall things you know you knew. You may start to understand that something is happening, but it isn’t impacting your life, yet.
3. Added Decline
Now, we start to experience hindrances in our lives. It’s not significant at first, just momentary lapses. You can still function by taking steps to ensure you remember things properly. During this stage, you being to notice that your memory of events begin to fade.
4. A Moderate Decline
This is where your short term memory really starts to fade. Your emotions also become more erratic. This is the stage where you go to the store and forget how to drive home.
5. Mid-Stage Alzheimer’s
At this point, life becomes a challenge. Significant gaps occur in memory and repetition or complete omissions of necessary habits occurs. You might wash your hands several times because you forgot you did it, or forget to bath at all for days.
6. Slightly Severe Alzheimer’s
Doing your normal routine becomes difficult, more memory gaps appear, and you are not safe to be left alone for lengthy periods of time.
7. Severe Mental Decline
In this final stage, you are unable to interact with the world and the body begins to shut down.
What Is STEP and Why Is It Important?
STEP is short for striatal-enriched protein tyrosine phosphatase and it regulates the NMDA glutamate receptor. The better the receptors work, the better your memory. Active and healthy receptors mean that short-term memory becomes long-term and that long-term memories remain intact.
If STEP becomes too aggressive or malfunctions, it begins to over-regulate and stop glutamate uptake. Further, it can actually destroy the proteins required for synapse building and repair.
A drug, TC-2153 has been found to effectively stop STEP from acting aggressively. Your body actually produces this naturally, when given the right building blocks. The memory healer program goes into detail of these components, so we recommend you purchase the book if you are interested.
Natural Ways To Improve Memory
Working to find a cure for his own father, Lynch created this plan to stimulate the body’s own production of TC-2153.
The Foods You Eat
This program gives you a simple and whole foods diet, using specific foods at specific times to achieve results. None of the recommendations have been proven to work, but they seem to be in an order that does provide benefit.
The basis is a 21day cycle, using 4 groups of foods that stimulate certain chemicals in the body:
- Group T (for Trifluoromethyl)
- Group B (for Benzyl alcohols)
- Group A (for Amine hydrochlorides)
- Group C (for Catalyst)
Benzyl alcohols are provided from foods like teas, raspberries, beets, carrots, and leafy greens.
The amine hydrochlorides need to be balanced with the benzyl alcohols. They come from foods that are naturally alkaline, stimulate hydrochloric acid production, and are nitrogen rich. This covers just about all vegetables and is the largest group.
In the final group, these are catalyst foods. They come in many rich flavors and colors.
The program provides a checklist so you can easily know what foods to eat together.
The last piece of putting your foods together is the combinations. For 21 days, you are to keep a record and eat foods from each of the categories and 3 from the As (amine hydrochlorides). You actually have a schedule to follow and the ability to check off each day so you know you ate that amount.
There are several things that lack in the plan. First, processed foods. It’s well known that processed foods are bad for you. They contain many of the chemicals known to cause and accelerate Alzheimer’s.
The plan also lacks much direction in the way of meats and herbs. Both of these are important to a diet, and most people are accustomed to eating them. We really don’t know what the plan is for these foods, because the plan just doesn’t say.
Overall, this is just a whole foods diet.
In the Memory Healer, sleep plays a big role in making sure you retain your memory. They tell us sleep deprivation causes memory loss, and a lack of sleep is clinically proven to increase the rate of most diseases.
Stages 4 and 5 of sleep (the stages are described in the book) are the most healing stages. When it comes to aiding your memory, stage 4 uses the body’s own healing processes to repair damage to nerves. In stage 5, the memories are accessed and mental pathways are solidified.
There is a large stress on using power naps to refresh the body, and a further emphasis on sleeping soundly and consistently during the night. With the aging population requiring less sleep, this program gives you specific direction on when and how to sleep.
While this may work for most people, some will find the suggestions too strict and unreasonable. Medications, activities, and living conditions will disrupt sleep.
Stress, & Exercise
Stress is a huge part of a person’s lack of sleep. Stress produces cortisol and possibly inflammation, both of which will encourage Alzheimer’s to accelerate. The Memory Healer Program offers good, but general suggestions on avoiding and overriding stress.
There are also simple, but effective exercises to work on muscle control and flexibility. These are also part of the memory improvement exercises.
Memory Improvement Exercises
You can improve your memory with the few memory techniques suggested. However, many of these recommendations are rather disappointing.
One suggestion is using a support group. While this may help, it does not directly stimulate the brain. Another recommendation is to use memory game, but do not list any games or resources. Far better and more practical exercises are available elsewhere.
The Memory Healer Program Reviews
There are many reviews online, good and bad. Unfortunately, many are from people who never tried the product! We can see reviews from doctors, computer programmers, and moms on a mission (whatever their mission is).
The biggest problem comes from reading reviews from people who are supposedly ‘professionals’. Most of these are just skeptics who want to say something bad. They are just people want to believe, but then don’t see instant results.
Then, there are the people who actually used the program or have family who did. The reviews show that this product works if you put the time into making it work. It is not an instant gratification supplement. Most people only notice their symptoms stop. No review has shown a total reversal of memory loss.
“I changed my diet to work with this compound in mind and even became a little more active with some special workouts. I found that there are more than enough foods out there that could help me out with getting the effects of Alzheimer's from being a burden on me. I knew that by getting my life back on track after that diagnosis, I could easily beat it.
Today I am nowhere near as forgetful as I could have been and I still feel active and healthy. I feel like I could really take on the world as it is today.”
The Memory Healer Program gives hope to people suffering from memory loss.
If you don’t know much about of Alzheimer’s disease, and you want a fast and succinct synopsis, this is a very good resource. It gives just enough detail about the disease without overwhelming you with those details.
The listing of foods is excellent, as is the recommendations for more sleep and moderate exercise. Anyone can benefit from these exercises.
It is hard to conclude whether or not following this program will produce the desired results, however introducing healthy foods and exercises into your lifestyle can't cause you much harm. We believe it is definitely a good program to try. It just might be the natural solution you were looking for.