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Alzheimer’s and Ketogenic Diet

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s is a condition when neurons (brain cells) gradually degenerate and die due to deprived energy and increased inflammation. Alzheimer’s, known as diabetes of the brain or Type 3 diabetes. Strong scientific evidence states that a diet rich in refined-simple carbohydrates and deficient in fats leads to Alzheimer’s. High sugars cause inflammation, damaging the neurons as well as other organs.  People with Type 2 diabetes are 60% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s. When the brain is relying on glucose (sugar) for fuel, the body’s metabolism of carbohydrates becomes compromised, and brain cells become deprived of energy and die.

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness month and this year the focus is on women. The Canadian Alzheimer’s Society states that 72% of all Canadians with Alzheimer’s are women.

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