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Nutrition and Supplements

Gluten Free

High Carbs and sugars

More than one serving of fruit a day
Fruir juice
Rice and pasta
Soda—diet or regular


Cyrex Array 3 is the most comprehensive marker of gluten sensitivity

Cyrex Array 4 measures sensitivity to 24 cross reactive foods to which gluten sensitive individuala may react

Other tests

Fasting blood glucose—pre diabetes measures glucose in the blood 70-100 mg per deciliter is normal

Hemoglobin A1C tests average blood sugar over 90 days and reveals damage sone to brain proteins due to blood sugar (glycated hemoglobin).

Fasting Insulin. Rises before one has diabetes. High levela indicate the pancreas is working overtime to deal w excess dietary carbohydrate


Type two diabetes accounts for 90 to 95 percent of all diabetes cases in the US and it has tripled in the past 40 years.

Between 1995 and 2010, the number of diagnosed cases of diabetes jumped by 50 percent

Type two diabetes dramatically increases the chances of Alzheimer’s up to 50 percent.

Gluten sensitivity in western populations maybe as high as 30 percent.

Gluten not only affects the gut, he has link to neurologically harm and interference with the body’s neural networks. Evidence points to the nervous system as a prime side of gluten damage. Gluten causes neurological network damage


People with celiac have increased production of free radicals and the exhibit free radical damage to their fat, protein and even DNA.

In addition, they lose their ability to produce anti-oxidant substances in the body as a result of the week immune system‘s response to gluten.


The Grains we eat today bear little resemblance to the Grains that entered our diet with about 10,000 years ago.

While our genetic make up and physiology haven’t changed much since the time of our ancestors, our prayer chain has had a rapid make over during the past 50 years.

Modern food manufacturing, including genetic bio engineering, I have allowed us to grow grains at contain up to 40 times gluten of grains cultivated just a few decades ago.

Modern gluten containing grains are more addictive than ever. For example, you’ve done for pleasure after eating a bagel, scone, doughnut or questioned.

They have morphine like compounds, similar to endorphins.


Signs of gluten sensitivity




Auto immune disorders


Irritable bowel syndrome


Neurological disorders such as dementia, Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia

Parkinson’s disease and seizures

Grains that are gluten-free


Arrow root












Other sources of gluten

Brown rice syrup


Fermented grain extract

Modified food starch

Natural flavoring

Soy protein

Vegetable protein

Gluten can be found in

Baked beans


Blue cheese




Ice cream


Mont flavoring




Salad dressings

Veggie burgers

Wine coolers


Respect your human genome. Fat, not carbohydrate, is the preferred fuel for human metabolism.

Older people who fill the plate with carbohydrates have nearly 4 times the risk of developing cognitive impairment, according to Journal of Alzheimer’s disease.


Omega six fats are pro-inflammatory. And there is evidence that higher consumption of this fat is related to brain disorders.

American diet is extremely high in omega six fats which are found in sunflower oil, soybean oil, vegetable oil.A good ratio of omega 62 omega-3 is one to one.

Corn oil cottonseed oil safflower oil, Sesame oil, soy bean oil, sunflower oil, while not while you’re all high in omega six relative to omega-3.

Flaxseed oil is high in omega-3 as is fish oil which is 100 percent omega-3.


LDL cholesterol is supposed to be the bad cholesterol, however it is when it is oxidized with sugar that it becomes problematic.

In fact people with the lowest LDL cholesterol were at an increased risk for Parkinson’s disease by approximately 350 percent, according to a 2008 study in the Journal movement disorders.

We should do everything we can to reduce the risk of LDL oxidation, not necessarily levels of LDL itself.

Principal player in the risk of oxidation is higher levels of glucose. LDL is far more likely to become oxidized in the presence of sugar molecules that will buy into it and change it shape.

Glycoside late it proteins, which are the products of these reactions between proteins and sugar molecules, or associated with fiftyfold increases in free radical formation as compared to non-glycoside laded proteins.


Royal families ate a diet filled with butter, eggs, meat and vegetables. Traditionally, few Americans are overweight.

By 1950, however, we had gone from eating 18 pounds butter and a little under 3 pounds I have vegetable oil each year to a 50-50 mix of 10 pounds of butter and 10 pounds of vegetables oil.

As a result, coronary artery disease began to climb.


One of the ways which grains and carbs set fire to the brain is two surges and blood sugar.

When your blood sugar increases, there is an immediate depletion of the neurotransmitters serotonin, epinephrine, nor pen friend, GABA, and double made.

At the same time, B complex vitamins, Which are needed to make these neurotransmitters, Get used up. Magnesium levels also diminish which handicaps your nervous system and liver.

In addition, high blood sugars trigger a reconnection called glycation whereby a glucose, proteins and certain fat become tangled together causing tissues and cells to become stiff and inflexible including those in the brain. Sugar molecules and brain proteins combine to create deadly new structures and contribute more than any other factor to the degeneration of the brain and it’s functioning. The brain is tremendously vulnerable to pick like hitting ravages of glucose. Powerful antigens like gluten accelerate the damage.


Carbohydrates include pasta, cookies, cakes, bagels and even whole-grain bread.

The number of diabetics in the US has increased from 5.75 million in 1981 to 21 million in 2011 Dash – steep increase largely due to high carbohydrate consumption and sugary beverage consumption


Statins given in late left individuals at risk of vascular disease negatively affect cognition.

That’s because statins reduce LDL particles, which diminishes the stash available to the brain of fatty acids in antioxidants. Proper brain functioning depends on allThree of these substances.

Statins awesome paralyze cells a big ability to make coenzyme Q 10 vitamin like substance that serves in important role as an antioxidant and producing energy for cells.


Diets high in from Dennis Lee to obesity.

The quantity of fructose in most whole fruit pales in comparison to the levels affect us in processed foods.

Fructose is a type of sugar naturally found in fruit and honey. Table sugar is a combination of glucose and fructose making it a die saccharide I eat two molecules linked together.

-Just corn syrup, fountain sodas juices and processed foods, is a combination of fructose, glucose and carbohydrates. It was introduced in 1978 as a cheap replacement for table sugar and beverages and food products.


Sugars and carbohydrates are at the route have diabetes, heart disease, dementia and cancer.

A low-carb, high fat diet what a performance hello fat high carb diet any day and by virtually every every measure in the body from its internal chemistry to his external waist line.

Mediterranean diet is famous for being Rich and olive oil’s, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables, even wine with meals. If you modify the Mediterranean diet by removing gluten containing foods and limiting sugary fruits and nine clued in carbs, you have a perfect grain brain free diet.


Nero plasticity that’s just the ability of the brain to regenerate itself.

The gene located on chromosome 11 of our DNA codes for the production of a protein called brain derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF..

BDNF plays a key role in creating new neurons.


Lower caloric consumption is good for the brain.

Men should be around 2500 cal per day.

We owe a lot of our increased calorie consumption to sugar. The average American consumes between 101 160 pounds of refined sugar and really, a 25 percent hike in just the last three decades.

Caloric intake is well documented in relation to promoting longevity.

Special fats called key tones are also healthy. By far the most important factor for brain energy is better – H PA.

A ketogenic diet has been an effective treatment for epilepsy since the 1920s.

Coconut oil is a rich source of an important precursor molecule for beta hydroxy butyrate and is helpful in treating Alzheimer’s. The ketogenic diet has also been shown to reduce am in Lloyd in the brain and increases gluten Sion, the body’s natural brain protective antioxidant in the hippocampus. It also stimulates growth of mitochondria and increases metabolic efficiency.


Kurt cumin, the main ingredient in the space tour Merrick, is a well-known antioxidants, anti-inflammatory antifungal and anti-bacterial compound. It also increases PDF.

Doconnell Sarah Hecht send Noyac acid or DHA is responsible for 25 percent the dry weight of the human brain.

Structurally, DHEA is an important billing Black for the membranes are browning brain cells, particularly the synapses which light at the heart of a fish and brain function.

DHA is also a regulator of information and naturally reduces the activity of the Cox to enzyme.


Researchers found that consuming more than two servings of fish per week was associated with the 60 percent reduction in the occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease.

Free radicals are quenched by antioxidants.We need to stimulate our bodies in a defense against free radical us. If we live to be 85 years or older I risk of Alzheimer’s is in the standing 50 percent.


15 percent of all man and 26 percent of all women are on mental health medications as of 2010.

Depression and anxiety are often severe in patients with gluten sensitivity. This is primarily due to the cytokines that block production of critical brain neurotransmitters like serotonin which is essential in regulating mood. With the illumination of gluten and often dairy, many patients have been freed from not just their mood disorders but other conditions caused by an overactive immune system such as allergies and arthritis.

Gram for gram, our brain consumes a disproportionately huge amount of energy. Represents 2.5 percent of our total body weight but consumes 22 percent of our bodies energy expenditure at rest.