Evolving Past Alzheimer's
About This Show
We are absolutely convinced that Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases are generally treatable and reversible. Early translational evidence supports this belief. The Evolving Past Alzheimer’s podcast brings you the highest caliber information about what you can do to identify, prevent, and treat Alzheimer’s disease. The show’s secondary goal is to use Alzheimer’s and cognition as a platform to explore consciousness and the human experience in it’s “second half of life.” Topics include emerging technologies, transhumanism, traditional medicinal approaches, spiritual conversations, and stories of people living with – and through – Alzheimer’s. This show brings you conversations with experts around the world that are leading the charge in treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s and other brain disease.
Most Recent Episode
The Ketogenic Diet & Alzheimer's and the Brain with Dom D'agostino
7 days ago
If you have questions about the Keto diet...go no further. Our guest today is pretty much the Keto science guy. Dr Dominic D'Agostino is a professor in molecular pharmacology and physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine as well as a Visiting Research Scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. Dr D'Agostino tells us how he found his way into the filed of ketosis. He combined interests in nutritional and neuro sciences. From there, Dom developed a deep expertise in underwater medicine and oxygen toxicity seizures where he made the connection with ketones and the brain. What is Nutrtional Ketosis Ketones - more specifically ketone bodies- are chemical produced by our livers. Ketone bodies are produced by avoiding most carbohydrates in the diet (eg sugars, breads, fruits, and certain vegetables). A much higher percentage of healthy fats are eaten during a ketogenic diet. When someone follows this diet the body begins to make and utilize ketones more so than on it's typical energy source - glucose. Nutritional ketosis is the sustained elevation of ketones in the blood. To be clear, as long as someone isn't completely lacking insulin (eg Type 1 diabetic), this low-level of ketosis is NOT the dangerous state of ketoacidosis which develops from having a lack of insulin. What are the benefits of Nutritional Ketosis Lower states of brain inflammation. Better insulin sensitization and use of ketones for energy in the brain. What are good foods to stay on the Ketogenic See the list for ketogenic: ketonutrition.org Note: Dr D'Agostino is currently designing a vegan ketogenic diet (stay tuned...) How Do I know if I am "in Ketosis" There are a few things you can buy. Dr D'Agostino recommends: Abbot Labs Precision Xtra glucose and ketone meter. (sold on Amazon) A Ketomojo What to expect when you are shifting into Ketosis You can feel somewhat tired, perhaps some "brain fog" or even flu like or low blood sugar sensations for a few days
Rated 5 out of
The best podcast for brain health!!
This podcast is perfect for anyone interested in learning how to improve brain health and reverse cognitive decline. Dr. Nate Bergman is a brilliantly progressive physician who is on his way to changing the way the world thinks about brain health. Thank you for giving us hope Dr. Bergman!!
Date published: 2017-11-20