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Alzheimer’s May be Caused by Poor Diet

Poor Diet

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  • A growing body of research suggests there may be a powerful connection between the foods you eat and your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, via similar pathways that cause type 2 diabetes.
  • Researchers from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island were able to induce many of the characteristic brain changes seen with Alzheimer’s disease (disorientation, confusion, inability to learn and remember) by interfering with insulin signaling in their brains.
  • Alzheimer’s disease was tentatively dubbed “type 3 diabetes” in early 2005 when researchers learned that your pancreas is not your only organ that produces insulin; your brain also produces insulin, and this brain insulin is necessary for the survival of your brain cells.
  • Over-consumption of sugars and grains is the primary reason your body becomes incapable of “hearing” the proper signals from insulin and leptin, leaving you insulin resistant in both body and brain.

By Dr. Mercola

The cause of the debilitating, and fatal, brain disease Alzheimer's is conventionally said to be a mystery.


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