Brain Death Diet: the S.A.D. Truth

Hello everyone:

This is the last of this series, and the science shows that the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) does indeed damage the brain:

Their premise is simple:

“Animal work over the last three decades has generated a convincing body of evidence that a Western diet – one high in saturated fat and refined carbohydrates (HFS diet) – can damage various brain systems. In this review we examine whether there is evidence for this in humans, using converging lines of evidence from neuropsychological, epidemiological and neuroimaging data.”

And what did they conclude:

► This review examines the impact of HFS diets on the human brain.

► HFS diets impair several aspects of cognition and damage associated brain areas.

► HFS diets may cause such damage via several established mechanisms.

► HFS diets also seem to contribute to the onset of neurodegenerative conditions.

Bottom Line: This should serve as a clear message that consuming the S.A.D. is a recipe for a brain health disaster. If you have any dementia in your family, or have had a concussion(s), multiple sub-concussive events (like heading a ball in soccer or playing football), have acquired a sensitivity to chemicals/smells, have a sensitivity to electrical fields (like WiFi or dirty electrical fields or buildings), have ANY brain fog, issues with memory, anxiety, depression, irritability, OCD, headaches, migraines, gut issues, neuropathy, brain fatigue (reading puts you to sleep, or working with your mind is tiring), have to read things 2 or 3 times before you get it…you have signs of neuro-inflammation and should strictly avoid the S.A.D. and consider eating clean and organic in a traditional Mediterranean Diet style.

Right now, the best book on this approach is by Valter Longo, PhD, and is “The Longevity Diet”. You can be the major player in establishing your own brain health and wellbeing by the food choices you make. Believe it and live it…you can do this.

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