Brain and Food…

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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.

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Just a short blog before dinner tonight.  At the Isles we are on a tight schedule..breakfast=8am, lunch=12noon, supper=5 pm….

You have to be there when serving begins because there is a process…first, out comes one tray on wheels that brings in am…hot cereals…lunch…the drinks and salads, and supper…the hot soup…So if you miss that opportunity, it’s gone!

Supper is usually light fare…sandwiches/salads and soup.  Of course we have dessert two times a day, which is great.  We are offered ice cream at lunch and supper…great choices=mint choc. chip, butter pecan, strawberry, choc., vanilla, and sherbet….

The food here is fantastic.  First off, I don’t have to do the grocery shopping anymore…or hauling it all inside and putting it all away!!

Then..no cooking…no clearing the table…no washing the dishes…I tell you the truth!  The meals are varied and the chef is fantastic.  We have a food committee who takes issues to the chef once a month.

The other great thing about the food is the alternate choice.  For example, today at lunch we had pollack or we could have chicken Marcella..We also get a potato/rice/sweet potato and a vegetable…hot bread/rolls…and dessert…We can order half, regular, or large order, also.

Well, all this is making me hungry.  I only had a jello salad and vegetables for lunch..too much breakfast today.  NOW I am hungry!

God Bless!