Alzheimers and low carb diet type 2 diabetes Amy Berger and Dr Peter Brukner
Defeat Diabetes

Duration: 55:57

It’s a diagnosis many of us fear most: Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, affecting 1 in 10 Australians over 65 and - alarmingly - 3 in 10 over 85. It’s also rising in younger age groups, with Australians under 65 affected by Alzheimer’s expected to double in the next 20 years.

For those with type 2 diabetes, the risk increases by up to 65%, but why? Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging. Our brains change as we age, but Alzheimer’s or any dementia-related condition is not inevitable. Research shows we can prevent Alzheimer’s by changing a few lifestyle factors, including (spoiler alert!) a low carb, healthy fat diet.

Leading dementia expert Amy Berger, international speaker, Certified Nutrition Specialist and author of the best-seller The Alzheimer’s Antidote joined Dr Peter Brukner for a fascinating discussion on the latest science on reducing the risk of Alzheimer's and why low carb eating is really the only known intervention for improving Alzheimer's symptoms and possibly preventing it in the first place. The lively, insightful session covered topics including:

  • The early signs of Alzheimer’s, and why it’s not something we need to accept as normal ageing.
  • How Alzheimer’s and type 2 diabetes are related.
  • Why the brain is not immune to metabolic dysfunction.
  • What are ketones, and why they're critical as an alternative fuel source to glucose.
  • Why genetics is not as important as you may think.
  • The role of cholesterol in the brain.
  • The foods we should eat to maintain or improve brain health.
  • Advice for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's.
  • How small lifestyle changes can reduce our risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
About Amy:

Amy Berger is a U.S. Air Force veteran, Certified Nutrition Specialist and international speaker who specialises in using low-carb and keto nutrition to help people improve their health. Her ground-breaking book, The Alzheimer's Antidote, challenges the notion that cognitive decline is unavoidable. She provides guidance and support for loved ones and caregivers of those with Alzheimer's, offering hope and guidance in navigating this challenging journey.

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