When You Don’t Know You are a Pioneer

Some of us remember when ATMs were a new idea. I am personally not a pioneer, figuring you can always tell the pioneers by the arrows in their butts. So I was entertained by the ultimate ATM issues that were not initially anticipated. But I 

Alzheimer’s Part 7 – Sleep and Stress

Prevention of Alzheimer’s Part 7 – Sleep and Stress With Part 7 we have reached the end of this series on prevention of Alzheimer’s. Perhaps you don’t quite remember everything involved in the first six parts. If so, a summary will undoubtedly be helpful. Part 

Alzheimer’s Part 6 – Why NOT Vegetable (Seed) Oils!

Woops!  I see that my series has mentioned avoiding vegetable (seed) oils repeatedly but never explained why that is important. A seed is something that can be planted in the ground (grain and legumes are the main ones) and will grow. So let’s just clear 

Alzheimer’s Part 5, Nutrient Deficiency Results in Excess Blood Sugar and Insulin

The point of this series is the possible prevention of Alzheimer’s. If you missed previous parts of the series you may find them by searching under the keyword Alzheimer’s. Part 4 highlighted how a nutrient deficiency in our diet makes us sick. The effects of 

Alzheimer’s Prevention Part 4 – Nutrition Status

Essential Nutrients Here is the deal!  There are 27 vitamins and minerals, 10 amino acids (from protein), and 2 fatty acids (from fat) that are essential, non-optional, nutrients that you must get in your food!  Have you heard of those? Maybe and maybe not but, 

Alzheimer’s Prevention Part 3 – Nutritional Status

This is the third in my Alzheimer’s prevention series. We now know there is no pill we can pop to make Alzheimer’s go away, so prevention is the key. And according to experts this is possible. You can read the the first two in this 

Is It Possible to Prevent Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s – Part 2

Part 1 in this Alzheimer’s series introduced my sweet mother-in-law as an awful but typical example of what happens with Alzheimer’s. I described how Alzheimer’s might be prevented and even treated, showing how the brain works and how that relates to dementia. By the way, 

Is It Possible to Prevent Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s – Part I

My mother-in-law was a sweetheart. There was little she wouldn’t do for her son, me, and our daughter (her only granddaughter).  It was painful, therefore, for us to watch as she changed from a loving, caring person to a woman who couldn’t remember whether we 

What do Diabetes and Epilepsy have in common?

This morning I watched a youtube presentation from the latest low-carb summit (Low Carb Breck 2018) by Dr. Eric Kossoff, specialist in epileptic children and ketogenic diets.  It brought back a memory. Two years ago I wandered the aisles in the health food store in 

Is Alzheimer’s Preventable?

Unfortunately, diabetes doesn’t scare some people. But Alzheimer’s certainly does. So when you see that Alzheimer’s is a form of diabetes affecting the brain, then you may decide to pay more attention. Because particularly in cases of type 2 diabetes, prevention is almost always possible.