If you have diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, this video is for you.
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0:11 A few things you need to know about the brain
0:29 Diabetes type 3
1:15 Nasal insulin delivery
1:50 A healthy brain and insulin
2:23 The brain and glycogen
3:04 The brain and fat
3:25 The brain and ketones
3:45 Benefits of ketones for the brain
4:06 How to run on ketones
Today we’re going to talk about the diabetic brain.
The brain uses 20% of all of the energy generated in the body—it’s an energy hog.
Diabetes type 3 is Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is really diabetes of your brain. The effects of high blood sugar cause atrophy of certain parts of the brain, which then causes a loss of memory and much more.
There is something called Nasal Insulin Delivery, which is believed to enhance memory. A healthy brain has 4 times as much insulin and 10 times as many insulin receptors. This means that when you have diabetes, you have an insulin deficiency, as in insulin resistance. We need the right amount of insulin in the brain for it to work correctly.
The brain does not store glycogen. It’s dependent on glucose from your blood.
60% of your fat turns into fatty acids that your heart and muscles can use as fuel, but not the brain. 40% of the fat can turn to ketones, which your brain not only can run on, it loves to run on ketones. If you have ketones and glucose in your blood, the brain will always pick ketones as fuel over glucose.
Benefits of ketones for the brain:
• Ketones can act as an antioxidant in the brain
• Ketones have anti-inflammatory properties
• Ketones can increase oxygen in the brain
• Ketones can bypass some of the damaged neurons and feed the brain directly
To run on ketones, you have to bring your carbs down to at least less than 50 grams per day. The average person in America consumes almost 300 grams of carbs.
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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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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.