Quoted from Mrs. AMMMy grandmother passed away 2 yrs ago from complications due to Alzheimer's, so I became very interested in prevention. This year, I learned about a study that suggested that Alzheimer's is diabetes of the brain (i.e. the brain stops producing/effectively using insulin and begins to deteriorize). There was also a show about it (Dr. Oz: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/alzheimers-diabetes-brain). At any rate, this made sense to me and following my Genotype diet guidelines would help me combat this possible cause of Alzheimer's Disease. I would suggest that you continue to follow the BTD or GTD and not add whole wheat.
This year, I learned about a study that suggested that Alzheimer's is diabetes of the brain (i.e. the brain stops producing/effectively using insulin and begins to deteriorize).
Quoted from GoldieI ate beef when it was scary, I will continue to eat it as it is healthful for ME others can choose their own poison..
Nothing was as scary as seeing poisonous liquids being sprayed over the big wide world, from fire hoses, in the attempt to kill all sort of whatever needed to eb killed just then..
Swami rocks, and all who take life serious learn what you need to learn and then move on.. go to where you are supported in your personal belives.. no need to fight city hall.. but self inflicted aggrevation might be the biggest killer..
my health was miserable years ago, despite the ability to eat well, balanced and healthy.. only BTD and now SWAMI is worth it for me to think about what to eat or do for me! .. others who dissagree with what is good for YOUR blood type ought to just go and do their own thing.. as you should choose to do for you.. 8)
Seems to be a lot of uninformed bias here, after all I am attempting to follow the BTD with one exception meat. So explain to me this narrow view of my "one size fits all". Is everyone here 100% compliant with their dietary restrictions? I think not. Yet you and others seem to deny me my less than stellar approach.Quoted from Andrea AWsecVJ we are all about individual diets. Your info is one size fits all.
Quoted from GoldieVegan Joe... my posts are always about all.. especially those who are not sure or fence sitting.. all are in their own time zone.. some come along faster some slower.. I once specifically asked about your health and said if you are hea;lthy then all the presumptions are premature,.. or something to that effect.. I am a big believer in the RIGHTS to eat what we wish, that is what makes this diet so unique.. I can cheat and know exactly how mierable I will feel, or I can cheat to much and know exactly what weight I will gain, and so on.. I also know that when I am compliant then I fee fab.. I am compliant by 95% the other 5 I reserve for when I just can't.. reason does not matter.. I am not inclined to be 100% of anything, but I do try to use 95% as my guide.,.
I RESERVE all the rights for YOU in the same manner.. better you do somethings compliant then what we all did before we came here.. ! 95 bad and 5% compliant.. a bad combination..
BUT I do think you are struggling inside or here, and that struggle will hurt more then the lack of a steak.. So.. VEGAN JOE, I said it all - I hope - in the way you wish to hear it.. all the best.. and be sure to be here 10 years from now still talking.. asking and answering..
Quoted from TJMaybe Alzheimer's is already setting in, hence the state of confusion. ;)
:o Oh, I'm sorry! (open mouth, insert foot)Quoted from strawberryPolicychecker, I just turned 50 in May. My mother started showing symptoms when she was 61 which was devastating being so young. My Grandparents didn't show any symptoms until they were in their late 70s.
Quoted TextThe white bread connection with alzheimers is interesting as my grandparents and my mother ate lots of homemade white bread, perogies, etc being of Ukrainian descent. Luckily, I never cared for bread. I also read about diabetes in the brain recently.
Quoted from Lola
Strawberry, our gut is in fact known as the second brain.
Heal the gut first and follow your guidelines.....nothing beats a healthy digestive and ecosystem ;)
Quoted from Vegan JoeI to am interested in this as my father passed away about five years ago at 79 after a few years of the disease. I to don't wish to have my children be responsible to my evey need as/if I age. I read that it is more likely suffered if it comes from the mother's side of your family, to which it seems to be with my father, as no others have shown signs. His mother passed away when he was 17 and she did have diabetes, but I have no real info on these diseases of hers. Here to there is information that points to red meat as a possible cause. I don't know if I see this. But I see a connection between Mad Cow and the prion disease that is common in both. But the industry and science seems to avoid any connection.
Quoted TextDietary sources and supplementsThe following foods are rich in vitamin E:
Wheat germ oil
Nuts and nut oils, like almonds and hazelnuts
Green leafy vegetables, like lettuce, spinach, turnip, beet, collard, and dandelion greens
Sweet potato (0.26 mg/100 g so it corresponds to 5.8 kg of potatoes per day of the recommended intake for adults)
Quoted from TJ
For some reason, I read your "number of posts" (22 at that time) as your age.