New Form of Diabetes
May Be Stealing Your Brain Power
A devastating new form of diabetes can steal away your cognitive ability, destroy your most precious memories, and even alter your personality. You already know about the epidemic of type-2, or adult-onset, diabetes…
But, have you ever heard of type-3 diabetes? If not, you need to learn the signs and symptoms at once.
Alzheimer’s Disease a Form of Diabetes?
A growing body of scientific evidence shows a close connection between type-2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease… to the point that some doctors have begun referring to Alzheimer’s and Alzheimer’s-like conditions as type-3 diabetes.
For a long time, medical professionals believed the pancreas to be the sole producer of insulin in the body. New research shows that the brain actually produces insulin, too. When insulin production in the brain falls off, the brain’s cellular structure begins to deteriorate and its function goes on the decline.
In Alzheimer’s patients, protein deposits build up in the brain. In diabetic patients, similar protein deposits form in the pancreas. That means that the underlying cause of the two diseases is very similar – it just targets different organs.
Researchers at Brown University concluded that Alzheimer’s disease is a result of abnormal blood sugar metabolism, just like diabetes. In fact, if you have diabetes, your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease is 65 percent higher than someone your same age without diabetes.
Guard Against Your Greatest Fear
In a survey, Americans list Alzheimer’s as their biggest health fear more often than anything else except cancer.
If you want to protect your memory, your cognitive function, your very identity, then you have to take your blood sugar seriously. Fortunately, that’s pretty easy to do.
You’ve heard it before, but we’re going to repeat it anyway because we truly care about you, our readers. The two most important things you can do to protect your overall health are to eat well and exercise regularly.
But following closely behind these two lifestyle choices are two more commonsense health tips that are much easier to follow. You should drink plenty of water every day and get enough sleep every night.
If you can put them all together, at least to the best of your ability, these four steps will protect your overall health and greatly reduce your risks for all the typical age-related diseases.
Go the Extra Mile against Type-3 Diabetes
When it comes to protecting yourself from Alzheimer’s and diabetes, it’s well worth it to go just a step or two further and cut your risks dramatically.
First, start working healthier fats into your diet. Think in terms of the Mediterranean diet. Eat lots of veggies, fish, and lean chicken. Use olive oil in dressings and generous amounts of herbs to season your food.
Another way to boost the amount of healthy fats in your diet is to take a supplement of either fish oil or cod liver oil. We generally prefer cod liver oil for two reasons. First, we’ve tried so many fish oils that cause burping – even the “burp-free” ones. The taste and the sensation are not pleasant. And second, cod liver oil contains extra vitamin A to boost your immune system and vitamin D, which is essential for good health. Just a tablespoon of cod liver oil a day is all you need to boost your intake of healthy fats.
When you increase the healthy fats in your diet, you help your pancreas to perform better. This small change provides protection against both diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.
A second easy thing you can do is add more cinnamon to your diet. Cinnamon is well known for its positive effects on blood sugar. For many years, doctors have recommended cinnamon to diabetics because it helps control blood sugar.
Recent research shows that it also helps prevent Alzheimer’s disease. An animal study conducted in Israel shows that compounds in cinnamon stop beta-amyloid from accumulating in the brain. Beta-amyloid build-up is a leading cause of Alzheimer’s disease.
Try to add just a quarter to a half-teaspoon of cinnamon to your daily diet to get the most benefit without any side effects. Cinnamon extract and cinnamon tea are good alternatives if you don’t enjoy the spice in your foods.
These Cheap Natural Remedies Are Must-Use
Whether you’re at high risk of diabetes and Alzheimer’s due to a family history or because you carry a few extra pounds, you can make a real difference in your risk levels by taking an active role in preventing these two devastating diseases.
Omega-3 fatty acids and cinnamon are both healthful, natural substances that don’t have bad side effects and that really can be effective in disease prevention.