A.K.

As someone who watched a bedridden mother die of Alzheimer’s, I have a deep personal interest in preventing this disease in my family. As such, I am always alert for leading-edge information on how to prevent this terrible illness.

Before my diet, I had been consuming almost a quart of buttermilk stuffed with corn chips every day. Add to that diet colas, other crackers and chips, and the daily oatmeal my doctor told me to eat, and it should be clear I was on a dangerous path. Once information about a low-carb, high-fat, gluten-free lifestyle was put before me, I instantly realized this was the information I had been waiting for.

I went to an olive oil store and bought a bottle, started eating grass-fed beef, eliminated grains, switched to green tea, and bought some stevia for (occasional) sweetening. I’ve also begun to eat more organic greens (daily in fact).

Previously, I also suffered from arthritis in my joints, especially at night when the pain woke me up several times. If a change in sleep pattern is any evidence that this diet is working, then it is worth it to me for that reason only.  It has only been six weeks, and the change is already AMAZING!!!

-A.K. from Destin, FL

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  • Bill Wightman

    AD is something I am starting to think about more and more at 56 years old. I have been a 3200 to 4800 Kcal/week chocoholic for 25 years now. So it is of interest that the topic of type 3 diabetes is gaining traction. My Dad had vascular dementia so insulin resistance and the decline in mitochondrial function have my left brain in deep discussions with my right brain about how to prevent that…I have managed to keep my fasting blood sugar between 80 and 85 over the last ~10 years. This has been accomplished by skipping breakfast for at least 35 years, going for long walks 10 miles once or twice a week and riding a bike 40 miles once a week. So despite a steady glucose drip my whole life it has not taken any radical turns.

    You can use carbohydrate consumption level adjusting to eliminate joint aches, sharpen your mind (did a 5 week ketogenic stint for that), lose belt sizes. Going and staying keto may be a little too much effort unless it means that is the only way of avoiding nasties like AD and Parkinson’s. The best and easiest mid-point is to say no to all unsolicited junk food. I say that because your body has a rhythm and perhaps an ability to anticipate and adapt toward food you are thinking about and preparing. Perhaps it is just eating real slow and constantly moving and acknowledging every aspect of your body. Keep the philosophy that life is a river and not a swamp. Smile while sweating the details, your body will think it is having fun.