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by 15400 · about 4 hours ago

So there is that new revolutionary study about Alzheimer's and how it can be completely prevented by vitamin B intake. Quote from the article: Vitamin B12 is found most abundantly in animal food products especially meat, liver, fish and milk,... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 22, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Always amazed that scientists are astounded by nutritional deficiencies causing disease and that correcting nutritional deficiencies cures disease. Oh and making such a simple (obvious) connection... garners the authors a prestigious PNAS... (more)

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by 10994 · about 4 hours ago

This guys seems to think that copper piping is a big contributing factor to cognitive decline and alzheimers. He also mentions that copper leads to the oxidation of LDL in the blood which is a major contributing factor to the deleterious effects... (more)

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deedee3 0 · November 30, 2013 at 2:33 AM

Check out the research from HRI (Health Research Institute) in Warrenville, Illinois, also known as the Carl Pfeiffer Institute. Pfeiffer's research indicates that copper overload is definitely linked with many health and behavior issues. ... (more)

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by 952 · about 4 hours ago

Dear all! What do you think about creating the ultimate hacking thread for Apo-??4/??4 gene mutations to discuss practical real-life implications. What worked and what did not for cholesterol numbers and overall well-being in terms of lifestyle,... (more)

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Cave_Chick 0 · March 12, 2013 at 10:49 PM

According to 23andme I'm a 4/4 (and 3.1% Neanderthal!) and I notice MUCH better energy, cognition and fat loss when I eat large amounts of coconut oil daily. High quality coconut oil can be expensive, so at times I've stopped buying it to save... (more)

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by 10 · about 4 hours ago

Hi Everyone, I am quite fascinated by the subject as I am trying to help my grandma make the leap from MCI to full blown dementia. We were especially amused by the Type 3 Diabetes nomenclature that now often comes up with Alzheimers, but the... (more)

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Colin_1 0 · February 24, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Ya, that's a big leap to say that Saturated fat will cause mental decline and promote AD, from an observational study. Coconut oil which is pure saturated fat is beneficial for AD although it may be the ketones that produce the... (more)

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by 3313 · about 4 hours ago

As a Paleo lifer (100% baby), I feel like it's my responsibility to pounce on any evidence that showcases the untapped, medicinal powers of wild plants. There is mounting evidence to suggest that ancient alternatives found in nature are not only... (more)

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akman 0 · July 01, 2011 at 9:31 PM

Yes. However, it is mind boggling how much research is already going on that will more than likely never result in anything useful to the average consumer. The research needs to turn up something profitable, and therein lies the problem. Let's... (more)

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by 9948 · about 4 hours ago

I am not generally a fan of Dr Oz. But my wife watches all the time and recorded a 12 min piece on Alzheimer's. Dr Oz had a medical researcher from Rhode Island Hospital Dr. Suzanne de la Monte and current surgeon general of the US as... (more)

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Nigel_Kinbrum 0 · April 13, 2011 at 8:01 AM

The brain has Glu-T1 glucose transporters which work independently of insulin. If these begin to fail for whatever reason, the brain becomes starved of glucose. In 2006, I had an insulin stress test (to test my pituitary gland). During the test,... (more)

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by 693 · October 30, 2014 at 4:41 AM

New gene announced... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130306133813.htm I'm going to hazard a guess... go to 23andme to check status (of all nine) Devise a menu to defeat the disease Wait 50 years for modern medicine to catch... (more)

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j3wcy 0 · March 07, 2013 at 3:04 PM

I think with 23andme and similar services becoming more popular we aught to have a conversation about the difference between predisposition and predeterminism. I don't see them as being equal and don't think that identifying a gene that... (more)

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by 24538 · October 30, 2014 at 3:39 AM

If Alzheimers is really type 3 diabetes, wouldn't a ketogenic diet be preferable to supplementing with insulin? Or have people completely burned out their pancreases by the time they develop... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · September 14, 2011 at 11:49 PM

The article ends with... ???We know that insulin has a role in terms of providing energy to the brain, but it also [works] as a brain growth factor in a way, helping nerves work together,??? said Besser. ???So, they tried this and they found ???... (more)

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by 3509 · October 30, 2014 at 3:38 AM

A couple of days ago I found out this intriguing study: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0012244 and... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · September 02, 2011 at 10:44 PM

There are many depletions in AD. Anything causes inefficiency in neuronal energy uses up substrates faster. B vitamins are one such neuronal substrate http://jackkruse.com/cant-remember-is-your-protein-bent/ (more)

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by 78422 · October 30, 2014 at 3:21 AM

In what may be good news for pfizer share holders, the New York Times reports that two large alzheimer's studies name cholesterol as suspect . http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/health/04alzheimer.html Dang. I just pitched about 50 bucks worth of... (more)

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Kimmie 0 · April 04, 2011 at 11:07 PM

Oi. Is anyone here surprised that people with high levels of inflammation are also going to have high levels of total cholesterol? Sounds like another case of guilt by association to me. Cholesterol???s job is to repair and protect. High... (more)

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by 20787 · October 30, 2014 at 3:17 AM

Interesting new research: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110303134435.htm suggests beta amyloid accumulation and alzheimer's disease may actually begin at the liver and then only later accumulate in the brain. If so, the next... (more)

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raydawg 0 · December 14, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Dr. Bruce Fife claims to be able to at least partially reverse Alzheimer's via coconut oil: MCT->ketones, and Alzheimer's also being a type of insulin resistance in the brain. The idea is that switching to ketones helps the problem, and the brain... (more)

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by 5232 · October 29, 2014 at 3:07 AM

My grandad was just diagnosed with alzheimer. My mom is now on a frantic search to learn as much about the disease as possible. I've heard a good about of noise about ketosis helping alzheimer's but haven't found too much of substance. Does a... (more)

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haig 0 · December 15, 2010 at 9:49 PM

I've recently become addicted (pun intended) to reading the Evolutionary Psychiatry blog by Dr. Emily Deans. The link provided breaks down her post archive by condition, so just scroll down to the 'Dementia' section and you can find all the posts... (more)

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by 383 · October 27, 2014 at 3:36 AM

From http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110912164005.htm: People with high cholesterol levels, defined by a reading of more than 5.8 mmol/L, had significantly more brain plaques when compared to those with normal or lower cholesterol... (more)

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Talldog 0 · May 10, 2012 at 2:46 PM

"The study found no link between high cholesterol and the tangles that develop in the brain with Alzheimer's disease." If they study found no link, then why are they talking as though there is a link. It's my understanding that a host of... (more)

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by 105 · October 24, 2014 at 4:22 AM

A close family friend was just diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. She is only 56. I've been trying to research paleo meal plans/supplements/etc that would possibly help. Does anyone know of any resources/studies/ideas we should definitely be... (more)

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JoeBranca_at_paleoplusone_com 0 · November 28, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Yes, a paleo template that severely cuts carbohydrates and oxidized PUFA's/omega-6 and all grains, and focuses on nutrient rich foods that target the brain's needs specifically. Massive coconut oil, massive seafood (better than fish oil but maybe... (more)

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