Lost your keys again? Recent research confirms that whether or not you have been diagnosed with dementia you can probably blame L-form bacteria for your substandard memory. Researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago who conduced a recent study on aging and memory were surprised to find that most older adults have significant brain pathology (disease), regardless of the presence or absence of outward signs of dementia.[1]

The results of this study jive with the work of researchers such as Dr. Trevor Marshall who, while investigating the manner in which L-form bacteria affect people as age, have found that few, if any, people are spared from the actions of these pathogens as they reach their later years.

L-form bacteria are hardy survivors – they cannot be killed by pasteurization or chlorination, nor can they be eliminated by filtering processes or tecniques that purify injectible medicines. They are even found in dry soil. Not to mention that fact that the ubiquitous use of corticosteroid medications, and supplements such as vitamin D (which is itself a corticosteroid), has reduced the immune function of most of the population to the point where L-form bacteria can survive and spread with ease.

Once in the body, these pathogens create ligands which dysregulate the Vitamin D Receptor – slowing the activity of the innate immune system and the antimicrobial peptides, causing the host to further succumb to the actions of these cell-wall-less forms.

Some people eventually fall ill with recognized mental diseases such as Alzheimers and dementia – diseases which have recently been linked to L-form bacteria. But in the majority of cases, the cognitive decline seen amongst the elderly is simply considered a “normal” part of the aging process. This begs the question – are these people suffering needlessly, and if so, do they have signs of brain damage which indicate that they too could benefit from therapy aimed at killing L-form bacteria?

Indeed, this seems to be the case. The Rush team, under the direction of Dr. Julie A. Schneider, evaluated the spectrum of abnormalities found in the brains of 141 older adults, with and without clinically evident dementia. They found that at the time of death, only 20 persons (14.2 percent) were free of brain disease.

The diseases most commonly detected were Alzheimer’s disease pathology and cerebral infarcts (strokes), followed by Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body disease.

The researchers found that the only way to distinguish persons with dementia (i.e., memory and other cognitive impairments) from “healthy” subjects was the fact that dementia patients tended to have more than one type of pathology in their brain causing impairment, whereas “healthy” subjects tended to have signs of only one disease.

However older persons without dementia frequently had brain disease, most commonly Alzheimer’s-like disease, but also multiple other abnormalities. Having more than one disease in the brain significantly increased the likelihood that symptoms of dementia will be present.

“Older persons can often handle one pathology in their brain, but the burden of more than one pathology may tip them over the threshold of clinical dementia,” argues Schneider.

In the end, the results show that nearly the entire population suffers from brain damage as they age, including people deemed as “normal” by mainstream medicine. It’s proof positive that the vast majority population is infected with L-form bacteria and that as the Marshall Protocol gains acceptance, and L-form bacteria are killed, mental decline may no longer become a hallmark of the aging process.


  1. Schneider, J. A., Arvanitakis, Z., Bang, W., & Bennett, D. A. (2007). Mixed brain pathologies account for most dementia cases in community-dwelling older persons. Neurology, 69(24), 2197-204. []