What You Eat May Be Killing Your Brain – PART 2

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The underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease begin with too much sugar on the brain. The cycle starts when we over-consume sugar and don’t eat enough fat, which leads to diabesity. 

Type 3 Diabetes

The idea that Alzheimer’s might be Type 3 diabetes has been around since 2005, but the connection between poor diet and Alzheimer’s is becoming more convincing, as summarized in a cover story in New Scientist entitled “Food for Thought: What You Eat May Be Killing Your Brain.

3 Types of Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is where the immune system destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. It accounts for about 10 percent of all cases. Type 2 diabetes is chronic or environmental, and it’s especially prevalent in populations that overconsume hyperprocessed foods. It’s tragically, increasingly common — about a third of Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes. It causes your cells to fail to retrieve glucose from the blood (called insulin resistance).

Eating sugar and refined carbs can cause pre-dementia and dementia. But cutting out the sugar and refined carbs and adding healthy fat can prevent, and even reverse, pre-dementia and early dementia.

You can impact your brain through your diet and heal your body.  In fact, your body and your mind aren’t two separate systems; they’re one elegant, continuous ecosystem. What you do to the body affects the brain, and what you do to the brain affects the body