Type 2 Diabetes and Alzheimer’s


I am preparing a presentation for PEIR about preserving and even improving cognitive functions through out one’s lifetime. What has emerged in my most recent study of the topic that there is a strong correlation and even causation between Type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. And both are reversible through diet and lifestyle changes. David Perlmutter, MD in Grain Brain states that “Obese people are at much greater risk of impaired brain function, and those with diabetes (type 2) are at least twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.” Alzheimer’s disease increases in sync with type 2 diabetes.
But there is a way to prevent this. Most likely these people have a gluten sensitivity. As well as inflammation. So we begin by freeing ourself from a few myths so many people continue to cling to.

1. a low-fat, high-carb diet is good, and
2. cholesterol is bad.

In fact cholesterol is one of the most important players in maintaining brain health and function. Studies have shown that having high cholesterol reduces your risk for brain disease and increases longevity. And dietary fats (not trans fats) have been proven to be key to health and peak brain function.

To be continued.

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