Brain fuel metabolism, aging, and Alzheimer’s disease

Lower brain glucose metabolism is present before the onset of clinically measurable cognitive decline in two groups of people at risk of Alzheimer’s disease–carriers of apolipoprotein E4, and in those with a maternal family history of AD. Supported by emerging evidence from in vitro and animal studies, these reports suggest that brain hypometabolism may precede […]

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The Ketogenic Diet and Schizophrenia

We report the unexpected resolution of longstanding schizophrenic symptoms after starting a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet. After a review of the literature, possible reasons for this include the metabolic consequences from the elimination of gluten from the diet, and the modulation of the disease of schizophrenia at the cellular level. BMC: Schizophrenia, gluten, and low-carbohydrate, ketogenic […]

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Pesticides Use and Exposure Extensive Worldwide

Exposure to pesticides is very common world-wide. Currently, only two pesticides, arsenical insecticides and TCOD (a dioxin) have been designated by IARC as known human carcinogens, but many others with world-wide use are suspected human carcinogens. Few pesticides on the market today are directly genotoxic and their role in human carcinogenesis will be questioned as […]

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Wheat Is Sugar

Many people have come to believe that the only problem with wheat is gluten. But there are many other issues with wheat that impair health. The amylopectin A carbohydrate of wheat is unique in its digestibility, making it worse than table sugar in its capacity to raise blood sugar, cause insulin resistance, and contribute to […]

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Can Ketones Compensate for Deteriorating Brain Glucose Uptake During Aging? Implications for the Risk and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Brain glucose uptake is impaired in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). A key question is whether cognitive decline can be delayed if this brain energy defect is at least partly corrected or bypassed early in the disease. The principal ketones (also called ketone bodies), β-hydroxybutyrate and acetoacetate, are the brain’s main physiological alternative fuel to glucose. Three […]

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The Role of Magnesium in Depression Treatment

Current treatment options for depression are limited by efficacy, cost, availability, side effects, and acceptability to patients. Several studies have looked at the association between magnesium and depression, yet its role in symptom management is unclear. The objective of this trial was to test whether supplementation with over-the-counter magnesium chloride improves symptoms of depression. An […]

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The Nutritional Benefits of Grass Fed Butter

Dr. Berg talks about the nutritional benefits of grass-fed butter. BENEFITS: 1. Essential fatty acids 2. Fat-soluble vitamins – K2 (takes calcium out of the soft tissues and arteries. Vitamin A is also good in the immune system, the eyes, and the skin. 3. CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) – great for cardiovascular system and weight […]

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Exercise Delivers Brain Benefits

Aerobic exercise improved executive function in healthy adults who had below-average fitness levels, found a study in Neurology. The 132 sedentary participants, ages 20 to 67 years, were randomly assigned to 6 months of either aerobic exercise (up to 75% of maximum heart rate) or stretching and toning 4 times a week. At the 24-week follow-up, executive function […]

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Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus by Changes in Lifestyle among Subjects with Impaired Glucose Tolerance

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is increasingly common, primarily because of increases in the prevalence of a sedentary lifestyle and obesity. Whether type 2 diabetes can be prevented by interventions that affect the lifestyles of subjects at high risk for the disease is not known. We randomly assigned 522 middle-aged, overweight subjects (172 men and 350 […]

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