Type III Diabetes…a.k.a. Alzheimers?

18 Feb

You have to watch this fantastic report regarding neurological disorders and insulin problems.  Fascinating.  Makes you want to invest in coconut oil, like now.

I dug a little deeper and found this article on the inflammation caused by sugar, as well as this article, which goes along seamlessly with the case study in the video.  Without geeking out on you too much, the gist of both studies reveal that insulin (i.e. the body’s sugar control) disorders have a measurable effect on brain cell dysfunction.

According to Robb Wolf, this video reporter needs to clarify her observations and data a little further.  But, I couldn’t help but be thrilled to hear this.   Why is this not headline news??!!

Not only is the door now open to finding a treatment for this devastating disease, but it is clear that we can potentially prevent our own neurological degeneration just by eating a clean diet.   Even if you are genetically susceptible to Alzheimer’s or other neuro disorders, the least you can do for yourself is to make sure your diet is working to your advantage!

I originally started on this Paleo path for optimal performance at the gym…as well as mood-disorder issues.  I am relieved to have found a natural way to alleviate my symptoms, if not suppress them all together.  It has been so satisfying to take control of my nutrition and to ensure that I am not willingly ingesting food that adversely affects my mental health.

Did you need yet another reason to clean it up?  Decline that bread basket at the Outback, and pour your Coke down the drain.

Enjoy your journey!
Leigh

*thanks to Coach at Gladiatorivs CF/CCFFH for the input

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7 Responses to “Type III Diabetes…a.k.a. Alzheimers?”

  1. the PRIME pursuit February 21, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    This is amazing and I believe it….inflammation in all forms is a silent and scary killer!

  2. jonijimstar February 22, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    Can you guys put up the granola recipe again? I think you had it up on the facebook group….thanks!

    • the PRIME pursuit February 22, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

      paleo granola is here on the site…one of the first posts.

  3. Erica Lager March 12, 2012 at 2:15 am #

    Just wrote a blog this evening in a similar vein, and wanted to let you know that I mentioned this blog.

    http://ericasabbatical.blogspot.com/2012/03/shelf-life-of-squash-study-in-self.html

    Keeping people informed, educated and responsible for their well-being, makes us all a healthier society in the long-run.

    • the PRIME pursuit March 12, 2012 at 6:53 am #

      Thank you, Erica! I loved your thoughts on 80/20, makes the lifestyle more approachable from an outsider’s perspective and do-able once you’ve started. Tyler forwarded me this article to read the other day http://www.salon.com/2012/03/06/dilemmas_of_a_gluten_free_convert/
      I like her thoughts on how she finally learned to not let her “diet” control her life. She still enjoys the numerous health benefits from making the right choices when she has control over the situation, but wouldn’t let a spoiled spaghetti squash ruin her night either! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Erica!

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