Archives for October 2019

Brain Death Diet: Trans Fats and Dementia

Hello again one and all: Brain death by diet is no laughing matter. In this short series I will highlight how you can protect your ability to think, remember, figure stuff out, feel love and compassion, ease depression and anxiety and protect all of the things that our brain does by simply eating in the best possible way. This paper shows how consuming trans fats contributes to dementia. It is important to remember that almost all cases of dementia will start slowly and progress from brain fog to dementia in a fairly predictable manner. In previous newsletters we have gone over how this is not a black and white process, but it is about how we transition from white (normal healthy brain function) through grey (fog, subjective cognitive decline and the early signs of cognitive decline) to black (dementia). This ... Read more

Screen Time Equals Junk Food For The Brain

Hello again everyone: If you are a parent, and mostly see the top of your children’s heads because they are buried in their screens, then this bit of information may give you some leverage to limit screen time. Conclusions and Relevance: Findings from this study suggest that each screen-based activity should be analyzed individually for its association with academic performance, particularly television viewing and video game playing, which appeared to be the activities most negatively associated with academic outcomes. Education and public health professionals should consider supervision and reduction to improve the academic performance of ... Read more

Plastics And Blood Sugar: Who Knew?

Hello everyone: Here is a paper that explores the link between plastic exposure and insulin resistance. Insulin resistance can be mild, and slowly progress to pre-diabetes and full-blown Type 2 Diabetes, and it now appears that our exposure to plastics is partly to blame. In my practice, I do see people with pre-diabetes and insulin resistance who improve their food plans by eliminating sugar and processed foods, and normally this will improve their blood sugar and insulin resistance markers, including their weight. However, in quite a few people, dietary changes are not adequate and they must stop their exposure to plastics. This exposure can also lead to Metabolic Syndrome, which is a cluster of conditions that appear together and create negative health risks: excess abdominal fat; elevated cholesterol; high blood pressure; elevated blood sugar; elevated triglyceride levels. Check ... Read more

Early Warning Signs of Brain Decay

Hello everyone: Today I want to highlight an excellent newsletter by Dr. Mercola. What makes it so good is that it covers a lot of ground about the early warning signs that alert you to the fact that you, or someone you know, has a brain that is losing health and function. I simply cannot stress how supremely important it is to catch brain decline EARLY on, when it is far easier to slow, stop or reverse. When I work with someone that has brain inflammation, experience has taught me that it is easiest to work with when we can start working on it when it is in the earliest stages. Once it gets more entrenched, it requires a lot more effort on everyone’s part. Read more