For many years the focus on Alzeimers Disease has been treating the brain. In fact, new studies have shown that you can cut down your risk of developing this disease in half if you treat a completely different disease. At this week end’s seminar it was re emphasized that this is the approach we all should be taking.
That disease is diabetes.
And the study comes from Japan. In this study, researchers followed over 1,000 men and women over the age of 60. They found that those with diabetes (especially type-2 diabetes) were twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s. But that’s not all. Diabetics have a 75% higher risk of getting other forms of dementia.
As you may know, insulin resistance is the first step in developing type-2 diabetes. The main cause for insulin resistance is a high-fat diet. Fat tends to block insulin activity at the cell membrane, causing insulin resistance. High blood sugar or insulin resistance might impair your neurons’ ability to discard
waste or handle the beta amyloid that accumulates and ultimately kills the cells. And this leads to memory loss and Alzheimer’s.
We have the tools to test your diabetes risk, manage it integratively using nutrition and supplements as well as guide you through diabetic friendly menu planning and cooking demonstations.