Alzheimer’s can be prevented. Why waste your last years and put both emotional and financial stress on your family, when you could be living life to the hilt?
by Heidi Stevenson
The now-traditional belief that Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a buildup of plaques on the brain has always been deficient for one simple reason: It completely ignores why those plaques build up. We now have good information that documents the reason for it. Alzheimer’s shares its genesis with diabetes. It’s a derangement of the body’s ability to process or produce insulin. Alzheimer’s is a third type of diabetes: type 3. (more…)
Years ago a popular health magazine decided to try to answer that same question with a novel approach. They looked at how people actually gain weight, reasoning that if we knew all the “tricks” to gaining weight, we could learn what not to do if we wanted to stay lean.
So they followed around a bunch of Sumo wrestlers whose job requires them to maintain enormous stores of body fat. Whatever it is they were doing, that’s exactly what we shouldn’t do.
Now Sumo wrestlers gain weight for a number of reasons, and genetics certainly plays a role, but what they did eating-wise is the thing we want to pay attention to, because it’s ultimately going to teach us something about how to burn fat. (more…)
I’ve read and/or glanced at many of these studies and/or writings that interpret the studies, and this one is worth a partial reading: “Is there a role for carbohydrate restriction in the treatment and prevention of cancer?” I read the abstract and introduction and jumped right to the conclusions. (more…)
High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a popular sweetener because it is chemically different from sugar — it has a longer shelf life and mixes better into beverages. Yet the corn industry likes to downplay these differences, pointing out that sugar is 50 percent fructose and 50 percent glucose, while HFCS is 55 percent fructose and 45 percent glucose. (more…)