Alzheimers Prevention With Diet

.A new study predicts that the incidence of Alzheimers will triple by 2050.

MCTs and Alzheimer's Research

The mechanism of this MCT-ketone metabolism appears to be that your body treats MCTs as a carbohydrate and not a fat. This allows the ketone energy to hit your blood stream without the normal insulin spike associated with carbohydrates entering your bloodstream.

So in effect coconut oil is a fat that acts like a carbohydrate when it comes to brain fuel.

Therapeutic levels of MCTs have been studied at 20 grams per day. Just over two tablespoons of coconut oil (about 35 ml or 7 level teaspoons) would supply you with the equivalent of 20 grams of MCT, which is indicated as either a preventative measure against degenerative neurological diseases, or as a treatment for an already established case.

You Also Need Dietary B12 for Optimal Brain Health

According to a small people who consume foods rich in B12 may also reduce their risk of Alzheimer's in their later years. For each unit increase in the marker of vitamin B12 (holotranscobalamin) the risk of developing Alzheimer's was reduced by 2 percent.

Elevated iron levels will actually increase your risk of Alzheimer's. Unless you hav Most fish are today so contaminated, with cadmium and mercury which are known to increase the incidence of alzheimers disease. 

Vitamin B12 should be taken as an injection once a month. You can obtain this from our office for 500 rupees.

 

Glutathione Injections are one of the best tools for preventing alzheimers and antiaging as well.

The major functions of glutathione are:

  • regulating protein and DNA biosynthesis and cell growth;
  • maintaining the strength and integrity of cell membranes;
  • enhancing the functions of the immune system by increasing the production of disease-fighting blood cells called lymphocytes;
  • detoxifying external compounds like environmental pollutants and drugs; and
  • acting as an extremely powerful antioxidant, protecting cells against free radical damage.
  • Glutathione injections can prevent Alzheimers, Parkinsons Disease, ALS and other brain degenerative diseases.
  • Glutathione also gives you the best skin color when you combine it with combination laser treatments, avoiding sun exposure and special night creams we provide our patients. Please call us to start your course of Glutathione injections.

Foods to AVOID to Keep Your Mind Sharp

  1. Sugars, especially fructose -- Excessive sugar and grain consumption are the driving factors behind insulin resistance, and the strategies that protect your brain are very similar to those for avoiding diabetes.

     

    There is simply no question that insulin resistance is one of the most pervasive influences on brain damage, as it contributes massively to inflammation, which will prematurely degenerate your brain.

    Ideally, you’ll want to restrict your total fructose consumption to below 25 grams a day. This includes refraining from eating too many fruits, if you normally eat a lot of them. If you consume more than 25 grams a day of fructose you can damage your cells by creating insulin and leptin resistance and raising your uric acid levels.

    Berries tend to be lower in fructose, and wild blueberries, for example, are also high in anthocyanin and antioxidants, and are well known for being beneficial against Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases.

  2. Dairy, Meat, fish and eggs
    These foods will increase the methionine intake which in turn increases homocysteine levels of the body resulting in inflammation.  Plant based whole foods diet is the best diet on earth if you are a human being. Please read my book "Secrets of everlasing youth" for more details.
  3. Artificial sweeteners –Aspartame for example, is an excitotoxin that can literally destroy your brain cells. There are many studies showing the dangers of aspartame. For example, one study published in 2000 found that aspartame shortens the memory response, impairs memory retention and damages hypothalamic neurons in mice.

    And the results from a 2002 study published in the journal Nature suggest that aspartame may cause mental retardation, although the mechanism by which it does that is still unknown.

    Other animal studies have linked aspartame to brain damage and brain tumors, even in low doses.
  4. Soy -- Unfermented soy products are another common food that should be avoided if you want to maintain healthy brain function.

    One well-designed epidemiological study linked tofu consumption with exaggerated brain aging. Men who ate tofu at least twice weekly had more cognitive impairment, compared with those who rarely or never ate the soybean curd, and their cognitive test results were about equivalent to what they would have been if they were five years older than their current age.

    What's more, higher midlife tofu consumption was also associated with low brain weight. Shrinkage does occur naturally with age, but for the men who had consumed more tofu showed an exaggeration of the usual patterns you typically see in aging.

    Dr. Kaayla Daniel has written an excellent book, The Whole Soy Story, which covers the health dangers of soy in great depth.

Additional Guidelines to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease While Combating Diabetes at the Same Time

Clearly, the best-known "treatment" for Alzheimer's disease is prevention, not drugs.

There is no question that insulin resistance is one of the most pervasive influences on brain damage as it contributes massively to inflammation, which will prematurely degenerate your brain -- just as it destroys the rest of your body and contributes to degenerative and chronic diseases of all kinds.

As a general rule for optimal physical and mental health, you'll want to keep your fasting insulin levels below 3.

Interestingly, normalizing your body's insulin and leptin levels will typically help raise your production of brain insulin, which is a good thing.

In addition to the dietary recommendations already discussed above, the following seven guidelines can further help you prevent Alzheimer's disease and keep your mind sharp as you age:

  1. Exercise. You probably know that exercise is good for your cardiovascular system, but studies have found that exercise can also protect your brain, thereby warding off Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. 

    According to one study, the odds of developing Alzheimer's were nearly quadrupled in people who were less active during their leisure time, between the ages of 20 and 60, compared with their peers.

    Similar to a healthy diet, regular physical activity is one of those actions that can significantly improve many aspects of your physical and emotional health. For the elderly, simple activities such as walking and lightweight training would likely provide benefits. For those who are younger, more strenuous exercise will radically improve the benefits.

  2. Avoid and remove mercury from your body. Even trace amounts of mercury can cause the type of damage to nerves that is characteristic of the damage found in Alzheimer's disease. Avoid eating any kind of fish for this matter.

    Dental amalgam fillings are one of the major sources of mercury, however you should be healthy prior to having them removed.

    Other sources of mercury include most seafood, thimerosal-containing vaccinations and flu shots, which contain both mercury and aluminum.

  3. Avoid aluminum. Aluminum has been widely associated with Alzheimer's disease. Your main sources of exposure are likely through drinking water and antiperspirants.

    Aluminum cookware may also be a source of exposure. Although aluminum pots are probably less problematic than the sources mentioned above, I personally would not use aluminum cookware.

  4. Challenge your mind. Mental stimulation, such as traveling, learning to play an instrument or doing crossword puzzles, is associated with a decreased risk of Alzheimer's. Researchers suspect that mental challenge helps to build up your brain, making it less susceptible to the lesions associated with Alzheimer's disease.
  5. Avoid anticholinergic drugs. Drugs that block acetylcholine, a nervous system neurotransmitter, have been shown to increase your risk of dementia. These drugs include certain night-time pain relievers, antihistamines, sleep aids, certain antidepressants, medications to control incontinence, and certain narcotic pain relievers. 

    A recent study found that those who took one drug classified as a 'definite anticholinergics' had a four times higher incidence of cognitive impairment. Regularly taking two of these drugs further increased the risk of cognitive impairment. Obviously avoid all drugs unless you have a medical condition which requires it. Consider curiing your hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol with Nimal Diet so you can stop the medicines you take for these conditions. Come for a consultation and discuss your options.

Final Thoughts on Combating Alzheimer's with Coconut Oil

The damage done to your brain from the wrong foods and from unbalanced insulin and leptin levels actually begins decades before you show any of the telltale signs of Alzheimer's. So it's vitally important to make healthy decisions now, before you unwittingly do decades of damage to your brain and nerves that you may not be able to reverse. Dementia from alzheimers is increasing alarmingly in Sri Lanka since our people have stopped eating coconut and started dumping corn oil, vegetable oils, sunflower oils which increase the Omega 3 fatty acid intake and the brain degeneration due to that. They have gotten away from a plant based diet and have started eating high amounts of milk, cheese, curd, yorghurt, fish, meat, chicken and eggs. They are also known to take alcohol at a very high level.  Sick people do not contribute to a good economy. They are selfish because when they die at a younger age their children and dependents are the ones who suffer.

With 15 million cases of Alzheimer's predicted in the United States by the year 2050, you can help ensure you are not one of the victims of this tragic disease by taking steps now to take charge of your health.