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Dr Oz on Fighting Alzheimer’s With a Low Carb High Fat Diet

Published on October 30, 2013,

Influential US TV doctor Dr Oz has interviewed neurologist and author of the book Grain Brain David Perlmutter about his theories on preventing and even reversing the progress of Alzheimer’s disease by adopting a very low carb, high fat diet…

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In the left normal brain, in the right brain of a person with Alzheimer’s disease.(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr Oz describes how Dr Perlmutter lays the blame for Alzheimer’s squarely on carbohydrates, and no just white flour and processed foods but also whole grains (something Dr Oz has been a fan of).

Dr Oz also explains how carbohydrate consumption has soared in recent decades, in many ways because of of the demonisation of fat. Dr Perlmutter says, when it comes to the brain, fat is your friend.

Dr Perlmutter says the exciting thing is that brain shrinkage is a dietary choice.

Dr Oz explains it is the impact of blood sugar on the brain that causes the problems and it is carbs – all carbs – that are responsible, and that includes so-called ‘healthy’ whole grains, below ground vegetables and fruits (although these are ok in moderation).

Vegetables that grow above the ground are highly recommended, along with fats including olive oil, butter, coconut oil, avocados, cheese and meats.

Dr Perlmutter says our bodies desperately need these fats and not the carbohydrates we have replaced them with.

He also says the brain, which has elasticity, can repair itself quickly from the damage done through carbohydrate consumption.

See the interview at: Do Carbs Cause Alzheimer’s?

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