Everyone needs to know this important and simple information on Alzheimer’s disease.
Overview of Healthy Ketogenic Diet and Intermittent Fasting:
0:23 Alzheimer’s explained
0:49 The normal aging brain
1:26 The Alzheimer’s brain
1:50 Ketones as fuel for the brain
2:39 How to feed the brain more ketones
Today we’re going to talk about Alzheimer’s disease. I think everyone needs to know this basic information about Alzheimer’s. It may even help you if you have Alzheimer’s disease, or if you want to help prevent it.
With Alzheimer’s disease, the neurons that connect to other neurons, called the synapses, are damaged. They’re damaged to the point where they can’t use glucose fuel efficiently. They’re basically starving to death.
With a normal aging brain, you’ll have a loss of glucose uptake of roughly 10%, but only in the frontal lobe. With this 10% loss, you may not experience any Alzheimer’s symptoms at all.
With the Alzheimer’s brain, there is not only a loss of glucose uptake in the frontal lobe, but it also happens in other parts of the brain as well. More of the brain is involved, and the brain can’t absorb glucose very well anymore.
The good news is that ketones can be used as fuel to bypass the damage and feed the neurons in the brain. Ketones are actually the preferred fuel and the type of fuel that our brains desperately need.
How to feed the brain more ketones:
1. A low-carb diet (healthy keto)
2. Do intermittent fasting
3. Get exogenous ketones (ketone salts)
4. Do MCT oil
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Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
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I hope this video helps you better understand Alzheimer’s disease and why feeding your brain ketones over glucose may be the best way to go.