“Preventing Alzheimer’s is easier than you think”

Can you prevent Alzheimer’s by limiting foods that raise insulin levels, especially refined carbs? The science suggests that the answer could be yes, as the psychiatrist Dr. Georgia Ede writes about in this post:

Psychology Today: Preventing Alzheimer’s Is Easier Than You Think

According to the article, Alzheimer’s disease (sometimes referred to as type 3 diabetes) is in large part due to insulin resistance in the brain. This starves the brain of energy and can lead to cognitive malfunction. An illustration of this is that 80% of people suffering from Alzheimer’s either have insulin resistance or full-blown type 2 diabetes.

It’s thus possible that the risk of Alzheimer’s could be reduced by following a low-carb diet, just like it can prevent or improve other similar conditions. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely to cure dementia, even if a few studies suggest there could be some improvement. The most powerful effect, however, could be significantly reducing the risk of developing Alzheimer’s in the first place.


A Low Carb Diet for Beginners

Updates on Dr. Georgia Ede’s blog can be followed on our blog news page.


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  1. Colleen
    I have a question. I have been following Keto for 4 months. My a1c has dropped, which is great, but my blood glucose levels first think in the morning are between 130-150. During the day my numbers are between 97-120. What can I do to have better numbers in the morning?
  2. Erik 2
    So sad you got no comment for all this time. What you describe is an effect of morning cortisol. It is a design to wake you up and get going. Its like a stressor also in that it releases glucose to give you fast energy. It will not continue and can't be stopped. One trick could be to go for a walk to burn off the sugar, before it gets stored.

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