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Old 12-05-2018, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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Why not go right to the source?

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...k/art-20342112

"Dubbed the "MIND" diet, short for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay, this eating pattern goes big on natural plant-based foods while limiting red meat, saturated fat and sweets." So anyone who's claiming you just need to cut carbs is missing a major portion of the recommended dietary limitations and is probably going to go overboard on the saturated fats and red meat.
Oh come on - if it's not extreme how can you brag to everyone about you doing it?!
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Old 12-05-2018, 09:40 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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I read the whole study - that's why I'm asking where you got anywhere near a diet of 90% cals from carbs.
I misspoke apparently. The 89% was a risk level increase, not the percentage of carbs consumed, my mistake. After thinking about it, it would be impossible to get that percentage from a study like this.

The article does mention this.
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Our most well-respected medical literature reveals powerful relationships between various lifestyle choices and risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic, for example, revealed that deriving most of dietary calories from carbohydrates was associated with an 89% increased risk for either mild cognitive impairment, or full-blown dementia. In their study, those consuming the highest levels of fat actually demonstrated a 44% reduction in risk.
There was also this link to this article which I didn't even look at before.
Glucose Levels and Risk of Dementia

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Old Today, 09:46 AM
 
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Diabetes is associated with Alzheimer's form of dementia.

Why Some Researchers Are Calling Alzheimer’s Disease a ‘Type 3 Diabetes’

They had a 20-year study of African-American women at age 72 or over who were diabetics and taking Metformin to control their blood sugar. Almost 70 percent developed Alzheimer's. This is far higher than the population at large.
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Old Today, 11:58 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Is it really called a "Brain Doctor?"

"I majored in brain doctoring."
Seems to me the guy is touting his credentials this way to lend more credence to his claims, ie, "he's a "brain doc" so he is an expert and he must know and be right about all he says. No doubt this sells more of his books and other products to those that buy into his spin.

If he said he was "Joe the Plumber" his credibility wouldn't be nearly as strong.
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Old Today, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I hope the members who poo poo this "brain doc" don't have to think about why they didn't "hear" him, down their road. Then their thinking may not even be there.
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Old Today, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Seems to me the guy is touting his credentials this way to lend more credence to his claims, ie, "he's a "brain doc" so he is an expert and he must know and be right about all he says. No doubt this sells more of his books and other products to those that buy into his spin.

If he said he was "Joe the Plumber" his credibility wouldn't be nearly as strong.
I just found the wording odd, instead of saying Neurologist (or whatever his specialty is) as most doctors would. The only reason I can think of is he is dumbing it down for the target audience? If I see "brain doctor" I'm going to pretty skip the article.
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Old Today, 02:49 PM
 
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Eat fewer carbs and more animal meat which is a less technical way of saying reduce blood sugar and get more vitamin B complex. The cooked meat puts you at higher risk for heart disease which can lead to vascular dementia.
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Old Today, 02:50 PM
 
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I would just note (having worked with many publications over the years) that the author of an article is rarely – to never – the writer of the title slapped on the content.
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Old Today, 04:52 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I just found the wording odd, instead of saying Neurologist (or whatever his specialty is) as most doctors would. The only reason I can think of is he is dumbing it down for the target audience? If I see "brain doctor" I'm going to pretty skip the article.
IMO it's a gimmick, referring to himself as a "brain doc" somehow ( so he rationalizes), since the topic( Alzheimers, dementia) affects the brain, makes him even more of an "expert and lends even more validity (to those who see it that way) in his claims, with his books and other products. And yeah, I suppose he's simplifying that connection (brain doc making claims about the brain) because that instant connection might appeal to those looking for a simple fix.

And one might wonder why credentialed physicians and scientists wander into the world of the "alternate med", and make claims they have to know are unproven, unvalidated and even questionable sometimes. Anybody's guess, I suppose, but looking at the demands of current medical practice, with the demands and scrutiny of the government, insurance companies, the "for profit"medical industry, the litiginous nature of those looking to make a buck anywhere they can, the unregulated world of "alt med" offers a golden opportunity for those inclined to make more money than they would practicing main stream medicine. Or so it seems so from my perspective.

And FWIW, I'm not opposed to the life style and diet proposed by this doctor, I try to stay away from excess carbs myself, exercise because it makes me feel better, and I can see the results of those choices. I'm just not convinced that this is the entire secret for keeping Alzheimers disease at bay.
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Old Today, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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If we only knew the Entire secret of keeping Alz disease at bay...we can only guess like they all do and hope that we do is working for us.
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