Presenter: Amy Berger
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Few illnesses are as frightening and feared as Alzheimer?s disease. It seems to strike indiscriminately, and conventional medicine has nothing to offer beyond medications that are ineffective for slowing or stopping disease progression. The scientific literature is replete with research referring to Alzheimer?s disease as ?type 3 diabetes? or ?brain insulin resistance,? owing to the pivotal role of impaired glucose metabolism and insulin signaling in the brain. This talk will explore the concept of Alzheimer?s as a metabolic condition, with a metabolic solution ? one based on providing struggling neurons with a powerful alternative fuel source: ketones. This can be accomplished by following a low-carbohydrate, nutrient-dense diet containing nourishing traditional fats and good quality proteins and vegetables. Berger will cover genetic factors related to risk for Alzheimer?s and the failure of the pharmaceutical paradigm. She will provide a blueprint for a dietary and lifestyle strategy to attack this illness at its fundamental origins.