Welcome to the first PAGE of my new Diseases section of this site.
After following the fine work of Dr. Neal Barnard for almost ten years, I finally met him for the first time in November of 2012. Toward the end of that meeting, he told us that while he is still trying to spread the word about reversing diabetes, his new passion is better understanding Alzheimer’s and teaching people how to prevent it with a near-optimal diet.
Apparently, there is a relationship between diabetes and Alzheimer’s. This explains why several of the blogs listed below also deal with diabetes.The following blogposts are listed in reverse chronological order (most recent first).
I will point out that #4 and #5 deal exclusively with Alzheimer’s. In particular, #5 was the first blog where I featured one of Dr. Michael Greger’s videos. That blog begins with a summary of Dr. Greger’s background and includes this statement from his blog:
We’ve known for almost 20 years that compared to long-time vegetarians, those eating meat (including poultry and fish) appear to have three times the risk of developing dementia. Since studies show “even moderately elevated cholesterol increased dementia risk,” the cognitive impairment more often seen in those eating meat may be due to atherosclerotic plaque building in the brain’s blood vessels, which can cause micro-infarctions or “ministrokes” that can kill off little parts of the brain the way clogged coronary arteries can kill off parts of the heart during a heart attack.
Here are my five previous blogposts dealing at least in part with Alzheimer’s. Each of them have links to other related blogs.
- Reversing diabetes. Mainstream medicine still not listening (11-28-12)
- Connecting the dots: FOOD . obesity . diabetes . Alzheimer’s! (9-27-2012)
- For your friends and family with type 2 diabetes (6-22-12, inspired by a New York Times article about the link between diabetes and memory problems)
- Alzheimer’s Prevention (with drugs)—the big story this week (5-17-12)
- Alzheimer’s, like heart disease, may need never exist. (9-7-11)
Click here to view the list of other “diseases” that will posted soon.
This content of this blogpost also appears on this site as a page—and is the first one on the drop-down list under my new Diseases tab just under the banner. This new page was established to help my readers quickly find information on the most common diseases—that can be prevented or eliminated with a whole foods, plant-based diet. As I add more information, these pages will be updated.
Please forward this blog to anyone you know that may be interested in learning more about the causes and prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease. As for Dr. Barnard, he is the Founder and the President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. He has authored many books and he also wrote the following endorsement for our book:
“Healthy Eating, Healthy World is more than an eye-opening, fact-filled book about the causes of poor health. It is a map leading directly to the cure. In the process, it points the way toward solving the seemingly unrelated problems of environmental destruction and world hunger. It is sensible, direct, and right.”
—NEAL D. BARNARD, MD,President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
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