There is nothing more terrifying to most people than the prospect of losing our ability to function cognitively and to be able to know what’s going on around us and to recognize and remember our dearest loved ones.
Did you know that dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is on of the three top causes of death in the United States?
If that doesn’t freak you out enough to pay attention and do something different I don’t know what else will…
An estimated 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, a severe form of dementia,1 and hundreds of thousands more may suffer from an often misdiagnosed subtype called “hippocampal sparing” Alzheimer’s, according to recent findings.2
The most recent data3,4 suggests that well over half a million Americans die from Alzheimer’s disease each year, making it the third leading cause of death in the US, right behind heart disease and cancer. Read the Full Article by Dr. Mercola
Most main line medical practitioners are somewhat stuck in the place of not knowing what to do…
There doesn’t seem to be any cure.
But there is something we can do for prevent this horrible fate.
If you are struggling with your weight and possibly addicted to carbs, and would like to keep your marbles for your full lifespan AND lose weight, this interview is a MUST watch.
I’ve written elsewhere about the book “Grain Brain” by Dr. David Perlmutter. Here is a short quote that is relevant:
“[Alzheimer’s] is a preventable disease. It surprises me at my core that no one’s talking about the fact that so many of these devastating neurological problems are, in fact, modifiable based upon lifestyle choices… What we’ve crystallized it down to now, in essence, is that diets that are high in sugar and carbohydrates, and similarly diets that are low in fat, are devastating to the brain.When you have a diet that has carbohydrates in it, you are paving the way for Alzheimer’s disease. I want to be super clear about that. Dietary carbohydrates lead to Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a pretty profound statement, but it’s empowering nonetheless when we realize that we control our diet. We control our choices, whether to favor fat or carbohydrates.”
What amazes me is how few of my clients are willing to actually take me up on my challenge to read “Grain Brain” and but it into practice. One of my clients did. And he lost 36 pounds in a very short time… Then he returned the book to the library and started sliding back to his old carb habits.
Take action immediately!!! watch the video, (you can also download the transcript for free) read the book and get started…
What do you have to lose? A lot.
Want to know what to eat? Turn the standard “Food Pyramid” upside down!
Here’s a summary run-down of diet-related strategies that will help optimize your brain function and prevent Alzheimer’s:
- Avoid sugar and refined fructose.Ideally, you’ll want to keep your sugar levels to a minimum and your total fructose below 25 grams per day, or as low as 15 grams per day if you have insulin/leptin resistance or any related disorders.
- Avoid gluten and casein (primarily wheat and pasteurized dairy, but not dairy fat, such as butter). Research shows that your blood-brain barrier is negatively affected by gluten. Gluten also makes your gut more permeable, which allows proteins to get into your bloodstream, where they don’t belong. That then sensitizes your immune system and promotes inflammation and autoimmunity, both of which play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s.
- Optimize your gut flora by regularly eating fermented foods or taking a high-potency and high-quality probiotic supplement.
- Increase consumption of all healthy fats, including animal-based omega-3. Health-promoting fats that your brain needs for optimal function are listed above. Also make sure you’re getting enough animal-based omega-3 fats, such as krill oil. (I recommend avoiding most fish because, although fish is naturally high in omega-3, most fish are now severely contaminated with mercury.) High intake of the omega-3 fats EPA and DHA help by preventing cell damage caused by Alzheimer’s disease, thereby slowing down its progression, and lowering your risk of developing the disorder.
- Reduce your overall calorie consumption, and/or intermittently fast. Ketones are mobilized when you replace carbs with coconut oil and other sources of healthy fats. As mentioned above intermittent fasting is a powerful tool to jumpstart your body into remembering how to burn fat and repair the inulin/leptin resistance that is also a primary contributing factor for Alzheimer’s. To learn more, please see this previous article.
- Improve your magnesium levels. There is some exciting preliminary research strongly suggesting a decrease in Alzheimer’s symptoms with increased levels of magnesium in the brain. Unfortunately, most magnesium supplements do not pass the blood brain levels, but a new one, magnesium threonate, appears to and holds some promise for the future for treating this condition and may be superior to other forms.
- Eat a nutritious diet, rich in folate. Vegetables, without question, are your best form of folate, and we should all eat plenty of fresh raw veggies every day. Avoid supplements like folic acid, which is the inferior synthetic version of folate.
Read the Full Article by Dr. Mercola
Ultimately Weight loss hypnosis is about making new habits and ways of eating easier to start and maintain. You can do all the hypnosis you want but if you don’t actually change your way of eating you will continue to get the same bio-chemical results in your body.
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Got questions? I have answers and I want you to have them, so…