Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Studies on neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimers Disease have demonstrated that the ketogenic diet may not only provide some relief of symptoms, but could also reverse some of the brain cell death processes associated with these diseases.

Researchers at Brown University in Rhode Island have coined the term "Type 3 Diabetes" in relation to the structural changes found in the brains of Alzheimers patients.

Several studies have demonstrated that the "neurofibrillary tangles" of proteins found in the brains of Alzheimers patients are in part caused by a lack of insulin sensitivity in the brain, and just as in Type 2 Diabetic patients, the disease begins as a sort of insulin resistance.

The difference is that instead of the insulin resistance being in the liver, the resistance is in the brain cells.

This insulin resistance results in a reduced ability to metabolize glucose in the brain, which sets up a scenario where brain cells begin to malfunction due to lack of cellular fuel.

Read the full article here.

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