Diet kills people.
Lack of exercise kills people
Indoor and outdoor pollution, toxins, electronics, molds, germs, lack of sun, …. Avoid fake news on shootings, fires, hurricanes, crime,…..
Focus on what you can control and endangers you the most – diet, location, and exercise.
Avoid sugar, flour, potatoes, all starchy foods.
Running burns off carbo calories so leaves fat for brain as in a ketogenic diet.
Large quantities of vegetables kale broccoli collards cauliflower etc are low in carbos so forces you to burn your own fat ketogenic. Anybody with excess fat on body should eat more non-starchy vegetables. Brain and body can burn fat just fine.
I feel better on ketogenic diet and can think better and am more relaxed than yo-yo carbo insulin cycling.
Brain in particular can burn fat especially in older people and dementia patients when carbos will not work for brain as well. More vegetables and less starch is the key.
This confused article is saying so (overly massaged by journalist): =========================
LONDON – A 3-month diet comprised of 70% fat improved cognition in Alzheimer’s disease patients better than any anti-amyloid drug that has ever been tested.
In a small pilot study, Alzheimer’s patients who followed the University of Kansas’s ketogenic diet program improved an average of 4 points on one of the most important cognitive assessments in dementia care, the Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale–cognitive domain (ADAS-cog). Not only was this gain statistically significant, but it reached a level that clinical trialists believe to be clinically meaningful, and it was similar to the gains that won Food and Drug Administration approval for donepezil in 1996, according to Russell Swerdlow, MD, director of the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Fairway.
“This is the most robust improvement in the ADAS-cog scale that I am aware of for an Alzheimer’s interventional trial,” said Dr. Swerdlow, who presented the study at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. “In some studies, patients decline along the lines of 5 points or so per year on this measure, so an improvement of 4 points is quite something.” 4-point spread between the active and placebo arm over 3 months, said Dr. Swerdlow, who is also the Gene and Marge Sweeney Professor of Neurology at the university. Part of this difference was driven by a 2-point decline in the placebo group. Relative to its baseline, the treatment group improved, on average, by about 2 points.
But in the Ketogenic Diet Retention and Feasibility Trail (KDRAFT), also 3 months long, patients’ ADAS-cog scores didn’t decline at all.
Everyone who stayed with the diet and kept on their baseline medications improved, although to varying degrees.
KDRAFT was very small, with just 10 patients completing the intervention, and lacked a comparator group, so the results should be interpreted extremely cautiously, Dr. Swerdlow said in an interview. “We have to very careful about overinterpreting these findings. It’s a pilot study, and a small group, so we don’t know how genuine the finding is. But if it is true, it’s a big deal.”
Emerging evidence suggests that modifying diet can help prevent Alzheimer’s and may even help AD patients think and function better. But this research has largely focused on the heart-healthy diets already proven
You may increase your cholesterol intake through diet, but you’re not synthesizing it in your body, and that synthesis is what really drives your cholesterol level. If you’re not overeating, your body’s production goes down.”
Dr. Swerdlow isn’t the only clinician researcher looking at how a ketogenic diet might influence cognition. Suzanne Craft, PhD, well known for her investigations of the role of insulin signaling and therapy in AD, is running a ketogenic diet trial as well.
9/7/2017 Fueling the Alzheimer’s brain with fat | Internal Medicine News