Last night I watched a program on brain health. The neurologist was also a nutritionist. He is convinced that there is so much dementia in society today becaUSE OF OUR DIETS. tHESE DIETS WERE CHANGED OVER THE PAST TWO OR THREE DECADES TO REFLECT THAT FAT IS NOT GOOD FOR US.
He shows that fat is necessary…essential …for a healthy brain. We load up on Carbs…and that deteriorates the brain. So does sugar. He suggest we cut out SUGAR, use Low-Carb diet, and eat more fat…good fat.
Also, he talked a lot about GLUTEN. It seems many, many of us are not processing gluten and it is causing us to have lots of inflammation in the brain. This inflammation causes dementia…Alzeheimer’s…I have that in my family so I really need to cut out everything that would lead me down that road.
Everything he said sounded realistic, so I am going to try to eliminate GLUTEN, sugar, and coffee from my diet…I will also make sure I have good FATS in my diet. Coconut oil will be added to my diet. I take Omega3 with HDA…which also helps the brain.
There are two breakfast products that we shouldn’t be eating: Orange Juice and Cereals….The OJ is full of sugar…and thus carbs…The Cereals are carbs. I have already cut out BREAD…all grains…and am eathing nuts and seeds instead.
My problem is complicated by having gout. I have to be careful not to eat foods that are high in purine….I know what they are, so I will stay off them, too…
Let me know if you have any concerns about this new way of eating. It’s the latest, most up-to-date information.
God BLess…My mother died from Alzeimer’s just a year and a half ago. I know the horrors of losing your mind. I am going to try to keep mine healthy so I don’t go through what she did.