Nearly six million individuals live with Alzheimer’s disease in the US, and the numbers continue to rise. After 30 years of encountering dead ends while addressing Alzheimer’s disease as a problem of brain plaques, researchers are looking at other contributing factors.
On today’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Ben Bikman to talk about the growing body of evidence that indicates a strong correlation between Alzheimer’s disease and a disrupted metabolic state where the brain can’t get enough energy.
In this episode we dive into:
- Why Alzheimer’s disease is increasingly being referred to as insulin resistance of the brain or type 3 diabetes
- Early signs of potential cognitive decline
- Common foods that drive insulin resistance
- Foods that fuel your body and brain
- What you can do today to reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s disease
Listen to the full episode here.
For more on Dr. Ben Bikman, follow him on Instagram @BenBikmanPhD, Facebook @BenjaminBikmanPhD, Twitter @BenBikmanPhD, and through his websites, bikmanlab.byu.edu and insuliniq.com. Get his book, Why We Get Sick: The Hidden Epidemic at the Root of Most Chronic Disease―and How to Fight It, here.
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