FAQs: Degenerative Disease: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Neurological Diseases

  1. Will Carb Concentrated Diets Help Me Reduce the Risk of Insulin Resistance Syndrome, a.k.a. metabolic syndrome, which includes the risk of heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes, heart failure, hypertension, fatty liver disease, many common types of cancer, and aging-related cognitive decline and dementia?

    We believe it will. This syndrome is a type of “fat poisoning” and chronically elevated insulin levels. Maintaining leanness with this diet and keeping insulin levels low, as this diet does, should be important. More scientific detail →


  2. Will Carb Concentrated Diets Help Me Reduce the Risk of, or Delay the Onset of, Neurological Diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinsons?

    Recent research on Caloric Restriction–and on the effects of Alternate-Day Fasting which is a related low-insulin diet–suggest that they produce neuroprotective benefits in rodents; better preservation of cognitive function against diseases like Alzheimers; less loss of functional capacity following stroke; and a retardation of age-related deficits in learning.  Long-term calorie restriction in rhesus monkeys has been associated with greater preservation of gray matter in some part of the brain.  For more scientific detail see Neuroprotective Potential of Calorie Restriction, Alternate-Day Fasting, and Carb-Concentrated Diets.


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