Thursday, September 21, 2023
Mitochondrial Health

Keto For Alzheimer’s: A Treatment Whose Time Has Come

Nutritionist Amy Berger literally wrote the book on using therapeutic nutritional ketosis from a ketogenic diet to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s dementia. Now Ms. Berger joins us to review two new studies about ketosis and Alzheimer’s disease and how they fit into the overall scientific basis.

Expert featured in this video:
Amy Berger, Certified Nutrition Specialist
Twitter @TuitNutrition

Studies Referenced:

Ketogenic Diet as a Promising Non-Drug Intervention for Alzheimer’s Disease: Mechanisms and Clinical Implications

Effects of a ketogenic and low-fat diet on the human metabolome, microbiome, and foodome in adults at risk for Alzheimer’s disease

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9 thoughts on “Keto For Alzheimer’s: A Treatment Whose Time Has Come
  1. Autophagy also increases the number of mitochondria. So intermittent fasting, with a period of fasting exceeding seventeen hours, could have a beneficial effect on dementia.

  2. The problem is that sugar,starches are so addictive and the cravings are so strong especially with people who have any brain problem that getting them off those foods is very difficult.I looked after a friend who had brain cancer who couldn’t stop eating sweets and would become angry when he didn’t get any.He gained so much weight before he died.😞

  3. I'm a microbiome sceptic. Most of the research I've seen is much weaker than the headlines imply. It's correlative, even the correlations are not strong, not well sample controlled (as Amy points out), and uses soft intermediate end points. There's potential for this to be helpful as more research is done but it's currently dramatically overblown hype. I think it's worth looking for the fingerprints of the meat-free behind it too.

  4. How odd to choose a mental heath treatment that increases both your cancer and ASCVD risk.
    It is conclusive that the brain is preferential to glucose over ketone bodies.
    "Keto" is turning out to be a hammer that sees every disease as a nail.
    I look forward to a discussion on how keto can lower apoB when several lines of research has shown that saturated fat drives apoB levels up.

  5. Love Amy and her message. She and Dr Westman helped me get my health back on track. I love her no nonsense " keto without the crazy "she looks at each individual situation and does her best to try to help that person. Much appreciated

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