Alzheimer's and Diet

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Army_Vet60
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   Posted 1/18/2015 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

My spouse was diagnosed with Alzheimer's last year. I've been trying to learn as much as possible to be able to care for her as it progresses.

Anyway, recently, I read an article concerning the plaque in the brain and an abnormal "sugar attachment" indicating Alzheimer's is a diet based problem.

Alzheimer's seems to have exploded in the last 30-40 years, and high fructose corn syrup has replaced cane sugar in our diets during this time.

Corn syrup has played a major role in obesity since it doesn't digest the way can sugar does.

I wonder if researchers are considering corn syrup as the source on these attachments....

Also, I wonder if any studies are being done comparing the Alzheimer's rate in our country versus countries with a cane sugar based diet.

Does anyone know if there is info out there concerning this?

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 1/19/2015 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
There is tons of info on the net...

Many basically say: "We still don't know how much and for how long specific foods affect disease risk, and we don't know how nutrition and genes interact to affect disease risk. But since we can't control our age and our family history, focusing on healthy eating seems to be a smart approach."

alzheimers.about.com/od/prevention/a/Alzheimers_and_Diet.htm

eat2bwell
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   Posted 1/23/2015 9:38 PM (GMT -7)   
There are studies showing sugar can be harmful to the brain. If you deprive the body of sugar(carbohydrates) the brain has to burn fat. It is referred to as the Ketogenic Diet. You can limit the consumption of sugar(carbohydrates) in order to force the body to run on fat. Look at the link on coconut oil on this web site. Some people have success with using organic coconut oil.

http://www.neurology.org/content/63/4/E9.full

http://healthimpactnews.com/tag/ketogenic-diet/

eat2bwell
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   Posted 2/21/2015 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Study showing vitamin E could be helpful in Alzheimer's. Think it is best to get these vitamins and minerals from the food we eat.

http://naturalsociety.com/how-to-prevent-alzheimers-disease-vitamin-e/

jaminhealth
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   Posted 3/3/2015 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I just posted a link on the Pineal Gland and Fluoride and Alz.

Water fluoridation has been going on in the U.S. since the late 1940's.....

If only, we could get ENOUGH vits and minerals from our depleted food sources....

that's why they are supplements....to supplement what we don't get from foods....

I use coconut oil for everything, all my cooking, use it in foods and even my coffee....
OA from age 18 to late 70's....complications from hip replacement in 2010...such a terrible outcome.
Fibro dx in 1999

All all the other "stuff" most deal with....I take 95% supplements for my health care...
Grape Seed Extract and or Pycnogenol have been lifechanging for me, 20 yrs on them soon.

Love the SOM and AA Principles....

Keep it Simple, Progress Not Perfection, One Day at a Time..

eat2bwell
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   Posted 3/6/2015 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I plant a garden in the summer and buy organic as much as possible. I have a reverse osmosis water filter. I only use coconut oil and olive oil. I get my vitamin D from a sunscreen in the winter and from the sun in the summer. The only supplements I currently take is iodine and a Liposomal Vitamin C and turmeric solution. When I was detoxifying my body I was taking many vitamins, minerals and supplements. Now that I have my health back I feel I get what I need from the food I eat. The problem with vitamins and supplements is figuring out what your body needs. Also if you are not careful some of the vitamins and supplements have bad chemicals in them. Make sure you understand what all the ingredients are in the supplement. The manufactures like to use magnesium stearate. When you eat the proper food your body is smart enough to figure out what it needs. I try to stay on an alkalizing diet. Try to limit the amount of sugar and meat. It is working for me.

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/magnesium-stearate-side-effects.html

jaminhealth
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   Posted 3/6/2015 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I have learned the value of Kineosology (muscle testing) and use it and have chiros who use this testing....I often use this for testing WHAT my body needs and wants and often the dosing....it's amazing....I believe in it....and I use pendulum work too on vits etc and for other stuff.

I too take iodine daily and turmeric and and....keeping the body as alkaline as possible... Good to plant your garden, and I too buy organic as much as possible.

I've been working alternatively for about 25 yrs and it's exciting and rewarding ... I'd be greater if it were not for the mess hip replacement in 2010....it was too lifechanging in not the best ways. J
OA from age 18 to late 70's....complications from hip replacement in 2010...such a terrible outcome.
Fibro dx in 1999

All all the other "stuff" most deal with....I take 95% supplements for my health care...
Grape Seed Extract and or Pycnogenol have been lifechanging for me, 20 yrs on them soon.

Love the SOM and AA Principles....

Keep it Simple, Progress Not Perfection, One Day at a Time..

jaminhealth
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   Posted 3/6/2015 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Years ago aluminum was discussed so much with Alz...I threw out all aluminum pots and even teflon skillet as teflon is coated in a fluoride chemical. It's maddening...I rarely use aluminum foil.....wax paper is a safe bet. j
OA from age 18 to late 70's....complications from hip replacement in 2010...such a terrible outcome.
Fibro dx in 1999

All all the other "stuff" most deal with....I take 95% supplements for my health care...
Grape Seed Extract and or Pycnogenol have been lifechanging for me, 20 yrs on them soon.

Love the SOM and AA Principles....

Keep it Simple, Progress Not Perfection, One Day at a Time..

eat2bwell
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   Posted 3/7/2015 7:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I do not use aluminum. There have been studies linking Aluminum exposure to Alzheimer's. I make my own deodorant. Sorry you have a hip replacement. I have a father with two hip replacements and a knee replacement. He has arthritis pretty bad. I try and encourage him to keep his body alkaline by eating fruits and vegetables. Think the body has a good chance of repairing the damage if you keep the acid out of your diet.

http://www.rense.com/general37/alum.htm

rusti2
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   Posted 3/16/2015 5:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I read of someone being helped with coconut oil and I thought that was interesting, but didn't understand why. I just recently read magnesium deficiency produces confusion and loss of memory...so I then searched around a little and found coconut oil actually helps absorption of magnesium in the body (and brain)...so, I would suggest looking up those two. Going organic, having a "clean diet" may help as well.
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