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    Type 3 Diabetes: The Alarming Link Between Alzheimer’s and Diet

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    Type 3 Diabetes: The Alarming Link Between Alzheimer’s and Diet

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Mar 16 2017, 22:12

    Michael Joseph writes:

    "If you haven’t heard of it, type 3 diabetes is what many specialists are now calling Alzheimer’s disease.
    The name covers the belief that Alzheimer’s results from insulin resistance of the brain.

    Alzheimer’s is a cruel, degenerative condition that devastates millions of lives around the world.

    And unfortunately, it’s only increasing in prevalence; as of 2016, 1 in 9 people over the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s.

    Surprisingly, the number of individuals aged 65 and over with the condition is expected to triple by the year 2050.

    This article takes a look at the metabolic theory of type 3 diabetes, and how we might be able to prevent (or potentially halt) the condition.

    What is Type 3 Diabetes?
    Type 3 diabetes—or Alzheimer’s disease—is a chronic condition in which brain neurons slowly degenerate and die.
    As a result, we see progressive memory loss and rapid declines in cognitive ability.

    I’ve personally seen the terrible effects of Alzheimer’s. As a young boy, I remember seeing my great grandfather hospitalized with late-stage Alzheimer’s.
    And then from the start of my late teenage years, I saw my granddad—a strong, well-built man—slowly succumb to the disease.

    Sadly, the condition can hit anyone.

    Someone being physically fit or having an intelligent mind is not relevant; the disease doesn’t discriminate, and it takes no prisoners.

    A Cruel Condition
    Experiencing a slow deterioration, patients eventually lose the ability to interact with their environment, communicate, and even remember their family.
    Ultimately, Alzheimer’s disease is fatal, and patients usually die from a resulting complication such as pneumonia.
    Worse still, it’s not only the patient that suffers.
    Alzheimer’s caregivers often have to spend all their time and money to look after their family member, and it’s a very emotionally and physically demanding job.

    Key Point: Alzheimer’s Disease is a devastating condition that is rapidly increasing in prevalence. It slowly and progressively robs people of their ability to think, move, communicate, and live everyday life.

    Why is Alzheimer’s ‘Type 3 Diabetes’?
    There are three types of diabetes:
    Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas cannot produce insulin.

    When the body cannot produce enough insulin and becomes resistant to insulin’s effects, a type 2 diabetes diagnosis follows.

    Type 3 diabetes is now being used to describe Alzheimer’s, due to the brain insulin resistance link. Generally speaking, diagnosis usually occurs in those over the age of 65, but the disease can develop over decades.

    More and more researchers are saying that type 3 diabetes is one of the “diseases of civilization.”

    This term refers to the fact that how we live our life can significantly impact our health.
    For instance, our diet, exercise plan, and sleep can either dramatically increase or reduce our risk of diseases such as:
    Alzheimer’s
    Cancer (some types)
    Cardiovascular Disease
    Diabetes
    Rheumatoid Arthritis
    These ‘diseases of civilization’ are part of the metabolic syndrome, and glucose and insulin dysregulation profoundly influence all of them.

    The Harms of the Modern Western Diet

    For the most part, these problems stemming from glucose and insulin issues relate to the food we eat.
    And unfortunately, the modern Western—perhaps global—diet revolves around industrially processed food.
    In fact, a study analyzing consumer purchases shows that 77% of all grocery purchases are either moderately (16%) or highly (61%) processed.
    These foodstuffs contain significant amounts of sugar and refined carbohydrates, leading to large spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels.
    Over time, this can lead to worsening insulin resistance and eventually, metabolic disease.

    Key Point: What causes Alzheimer’s disease? While there may not be a single answer, the modern Western diet likely plays a huge role.

    The Alarming Link Between Type 3 Diabetes and Diet

    there is a strong connection between type 3 diabetes and the food we eat.
    But what, precisely, does the science say?"

    Please go and read more, with relevant links here
    http://nutritionadvance.com/type-3-diabetes-alzheimers-diet/

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Type 3 Diabetes: The Alarming Link Between Alzheimer’s and Diet

    Post by chris c on Sat Mar 18 2017, 00:16

    The Obesity Epidemic tracks the introduction of low fat diets pretty much exactly. Type 2 diabetes tracks it with a time lag. I suspect the time lag with Alzheimers means we are still just seeing the tip of the iceberg. Meanwhile the captain of the Titanic is still rearranging the deck chairs.
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    Re: Type 3 Diabetes: The Alarming Link Between Alzheimer’s and Diet

    Post by Jan1 on Sat Mar 18 2017, 11:40

    Chris said " I suspect the time lag with Alzheimers means we are still just seeing the tip of the iceberg"

    I fear you could be right on this ...

    Slowly, slowly many more people are thinking more seriously, and making more informed choice, about what they eat and the affect foods have on our bodies.

    Keep spreading the word that eating whole fresh food is the wisest choice, well I think it is!

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Type 3 Diabetes: The Alarming Link Between Alzheimer’s and Diet

    Post by chris c on Sun Mar 19 2017, 20:01

    The fact that dieticians and the Usual Suspects are so vehemently against it suggests you are correct!

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