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The Alzheimer's antidote : using a low-carb, high-fat diet to fight Alzheimer's disease, memory loss, and cognitive decline

Author: Amy Berger
Publisher: White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on research that shows that Alzheimer's Disease results from a fuel shortage in the brain, certified nutrition specialist Amy Berger presents a multi-pronged nutrition and lifestyle intervention to combat the disease at its roots.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Berger
ISBN: 9781603587099 1603587098
OCLC Number: 960897023
Description: xxiv, 325 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part one. The metabolic origins of Alzheimer's Disease. The origins of Alzheimer's and a strategy to fight it ; Brain fuel metabolism: key to understanding Alzheimer's disease ; The shape and structure of neurons and their role in Alzheim'ers diseas ; Cell membranes: the bouncers of the body ; Mitochondrial function and dysfunction ; Beta-amyloid as a cause of Alzheimer's: guilty party or wrongly accused? ; ApoE4: is there an Alzheimer's gene? --
Part two. A nutritional strategy for restoring healthy cognitive function. Low-carbohydrate diet basics ; Cholesterol: the brain's best friend ; Carbohydrates: starchy, nonstarchy, and not as "complex" as you think ; Protein: primary player in our bodies and on our plates ; Fat is not a four letter word! The critical importance of fat in the body ; Special fats for the brain ; Additional dietary considerations: dos and don'ts on dairy, gluten, sweeteners, and sugar alcohols ; Low carb in the real world ; A primer on food quality --
Part three. Lifestyle factors to support healthy neurological function. The importance of exercise ; Too much stress and too little sleep can break the brain ; Intermittent fasting: boost ketones and let the brain "clean house" --
Part four. Setting yourself up for success: beyond diet and lifestyle. Your roadmap for making the transition ; Support for healthy digestive fuction ; Not by diet alone: effective nutritional supplements ; Don't go it alone: moral support and other support strategies for a low-carb diet ; Potential prevention strategies --
Conclusion: why Alzheimer's is on the rise and how to repair a broken brain.
Responsibility: Amy Berger, MS, CNS, NTP.

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Based on research that shows that Alzheimer's Disease results from a fuel shortage in the brain, certified nutrition specialist Amy Berger presents a multi-pronged nutrition and lifestyle intervention to combat the disease at its roots.

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