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Alzheimers pathway may be prion-like, does Paleo still come in to play?

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Created February 02, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Path Is Found For The Spread Of Alzheimer's

PHD mentions chronic infection as a possible cause of this disease and offers as a solution a diet that helps us overcome infections. This research, however, indicates that it's closer to a prion than an infectious disease. Wshhat implication is there for the Paleo diet then? Is it still considered to be effective?

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Google Dr. Bruce Fife on this and his book. MCTs from Coconut oil are easily converted to ketones, even when you're not in ketosis, and the brain can and does use them instead of glucose. This points to it being a type of insulin resistance, or a glucose metabolism issue.

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on February 03, 2012
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The paleo diet seems the help lessen symptoms of people with Alzheimer's:

http://paleodietnews.com/2263/alzheimers-disease-and-the-paleo-diet/

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I think it's more likely an inflammation issue than infection. Diabetes is an inflammation issue and Alzheimer's has been referred to as Type 3 Diabetes.

So a Paleo diet, plus sufficient Vitamin D for a long enough period of time should be very protective, IMO.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/11/071106133106.htm

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on February 02, 2012
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supose it is a prion like infection process. would that explain why some get it and other infected dont get it? and supose its been around so long we practically evolved with it inside us at every step of the way? So. what besides diet has changed? the prion? the Man? No is the answer. the only thing that has changed is the diet. diet effects immunity directly. please pass the prion salad, im ready for it.

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on February 02, 2012
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Coconut oil, being anti-microbial-whatever seems to be helping with Alzheimer's. And a healthy diet would help the immune system strong too (especially if we can avoid a leaky gut). So in my opinion, the Paleo diet (with offal, coconut oil, fermented foods, etc), should be effective against Alzheimer's. Either as a preventive mechanism, or even as a possible cure if the disease hasn't progressed a lot (if we're to believe this http://www.cbn.com/media/player/index.aspx?s=/mp4/LJO190v1_WS ).

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on February 02, 2012
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Google Dr. Bruce Fife on this and his book. MCTs from Coconut oil are easily converted to ketones, even when you're not in ketosis, and the brain can and does use them instead of glucose. This points to it being a type of insulin resistance, or a glucose metabolism issue.

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