Alzheimer’s Facts 

Alzheimer’s  ⁃ Apo E4 gene – 12x greater risk for Alzheimer’s 

 ⁃ Epigenetics – can change the gene expression through diet and lifestyle so as not to turn on this gene !

 ⁃ Genes are like hardware of computer 

 ⁃ Lifestyle choices are the software that determine how the gene is expressed. If you have the Alzheimer’s gene you can turn off the gene expression or turn it on !
 ⁃ Studies show diet high in high glycemic carbs increases the level of beta amyloid plaque 

 ⁃ Healthy fats ( coconut oil, olive oil, avocado, omega 3’s , flax seeds, nuts) reduced it 

 ⁃ Type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance increase risk of Alzheimer’s.

 ⁃ Not all sugar is the same ( processed sugar like high fructose corn syrup vs apple or berries ) in terms of its impact on insulin resistance and thus inflammation.

 ⁃ Toxic fats ( contain antibiotics and hormones ) found in trans fats and conventional dairy and meat 

 ⁃ Healthy fats ( coconut and olive oil, cold water fish, avocados, nuts and seeds and plant based foods) reduce plaque formation. 

 ⁃ The same dietary strategies apply to preventing all the chronic degenerative diseases like cancer, heart disease, stroke, arthritis , Hashimotos, etc.
Important Strategies 

 ⁃ Eat to control blood sugar levels. Insulin resistance is where sugar cannot get into the cells where it needs to go to be converted to energy.

 ⁃ Eat a rainbow diet ( more colour from fruits and vegetables ) 5 servings / day. High in phytochemicals and anti oxidants 

 ⁃ Ex. Red Kidney beans – high in fiber and high antioxidants 

 ⁃ Consume healthy fats is key to brain health. Monounsaturated fats ( olive oil, avocado, nuts and seeds). Long chain omega 3 fats ( 1000mg of EPA and DHA – in fish oil or cold water fish. Medium chain triglycerides ( coconut oil ).
Constipation, depression, brain fog, joint pain and gut issues are all indications of inflammation that is the precursor to Alzheimer’s. 
Brain uses 40% of the energy we get from food we eat !

It better be a good source!!
Critical – need to stay hydrated !
Supplements 

 1. High potency multivitamin 

 2. B vitamins 

 3. Vit D3 5000 IU plus K 2

 4. Fish oil 1000-3000 mg omega 3’s

 5. Curcumin 
Short term memory loss is a function of energy loss in the mitochondria cells. Dimmer switch is turned down !

Boost dimmer switch with 20 mg bio PPQ (Pyrroloquinoline Quinone ) and 100 mg CoQ10
Key microbes associated with Alzheimer’s 

 ⁃ Herpes Simplex

 ⁃ Borrelia / Lyme

 ⁃ Candida 

 ⁃ Fungal infection 
Aluminum Toxicity 
 ⁃ Avoid flu vaccines and pharma drugs 

 ⁃ Cosmetics , deodorants, hair products that contain.

 ⁃ Commercial toothpaste 
Charcoal – helps with removing detoxing, reabsorption of toxins 

Probiotics – rotate these for gut health.
 ⁃ Want to increase stem cells circulating in blood. 

 ⁃ Stemdetox product ( detoxes bone marrow )

 ⁃ Connected to telomere length.
Other programs to support Alzheimer’s prevention.

 ⁃ calorie restriction 

 ⁃ Intermittent fasting 

 ⁃ Fruit / veggie juicing 

 ⁃ Exercise regularly 
We need to focus on the causes ( metal toxicity, inflammation, gut health, etc.) vs symptoms ( beta amyloid plaque) to treat and prevent chronic degenerative disease.