Alzheimer’s Disease: Grain Brain or Meathead?

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  • I hope everybody here is actually reading the peer reviewed articles cited in the video. If you are not reading them and you are just watching the video and believe everything he says you should be careful because you are most likely getting a very biased opinion. Instead of watching YouTube videos and documentaries everybody should read a scientific paper that has been peer reviewed so they can form their own opinion. And just because he is a "Dr." doesn't mean you have to trust him. Also, just so everybody knows, there is also peer reviewed articles that contradicts what this video states. http://people.csail.mit.edu/seneff/EJIM_PUBLISHED.pdf

  • This disease is noting more then a population control tactic brain is lacking in essential fatty acids this is the problem not enough (cholesterol) to protect the brain. ask anyone over the age of 60 do they remember anybody that caught this so called disease when they were younger the answer will be no because it didn't exist. root causes are amalgam poisoning, statin drugs, vaccines or teeth fillings containing heavy metals

  • Genetics, Vitamin/mineral deficiency, Flouride which is in tap water all cause this. Add 3tbs of organic coconut oil to your diet daily and give it a couple weeks maybe sooner to feel the difference in your well being.

  • Would you recommend lots of rice and grains for someone with T1 diabetes, though? I find that these sorts of things spike my blood sugar high and rapidly, which is really bad for health.

  • The Western Diet, which consists of fast food (cheeseburgers, fries, soda, candy, sweet cakes), is basically the Alzheimer's Diet. Tofu isn't even that great for the brain, especially non-organic, because it contains formaldehyde. Fermented soy products are great for cognitive function and so are herbal teas.

  • Love your videos, they've helped me enormously. I've been thinking and have concluded the reason two thirds of dementia sufferers are women is because they move less than men. From school to adulthood, men are far more active on account of our occupations and sport participation. It has definitely started to change, women are the most active they been since the modern era began in the last few decades. The issue prior to the fitness obsession was that women didn't really play sport, and didn't work outdoors which meant far lower heart rates. I believe this alone allows plaque to deposit in the capillaries of the brain restricting blood flow. They also had far simpler lives with far more boredom and depression having to try and fill days before technology which meant even less movement and less critical thinking allowing plaque to harden and constrict blood supply to the greedy brain making it harder to think, remember and problem solve.

  • Sorry – I disagree. Grassfed beef, free range and pastured chickens, medium chain fats and nutrients – Dr. Eric Berg has given me hope regarding my mother's confusion. Fats, proteins and veggies – lots of veggies – no grains. I've been eating this way along with my mother. My mom has a long way to go but I feel incredible. So much energy. Oh – and this is a zero sugar diet. So no sugar or grains!!! There's more to the madness. Go back to what our great grandparents ate. I grew up eating 2 vegetables at every meal and my grandmother who lived to be a hundred had a garden.

  • I'm all for the nutrition facts but do worry that there is a lot more to this than just meat. Comparing 60's health vs. 2000's health and comparing mean health metrics measured in rural traditional populations vs. modern city populations will catch the effects of all kinds of differences beyond just the different level of meat consumption. There's more work stress, the increasing breakdown of family and community cohesion & support, social volatility & uncertainty, environmental toxins, sedentary occupations, lack of sunlight, every pollution from air to noise to light to microwave radiation….just saying…there is more to the increasing incidences of various types of health damage we see happening in modern living – (heart diseases, diabetes, cancers, autism spectrum disorders, CFS, depression, addiction) – than meat consumption alone. Totally agree whole food plant based diets are a huge help and that's what this channel provides. However its equally important not to get drawn into too much of a narrow food hype. A caged chimp living in a plastic box having bananas thrown at it is not going to be the healthiest biological specimen.

  • I've been following Dr. Greger for over a year now and I love how he's such an advocate for healthy living and whole plant based diets. He's helped remind and inspire me to continue to eat healthy and focus on fruits and veggies. In the last year, I have observed that he has a bias against animal based foods. In this video he uses reframing fallacy to show how meat based diets cause alzheimers by referencing the traditional Japanese diets contrasted by western diets and committing the fallacy of omission by missing one high impact detail: the traditional Japanese diet was a 100% unprocessed, whole foods diet and their culinary and dietary habits were different – Dr Gregor is looking at it from the selective perspective of meat and ignoring other obvious factors.

    There is plenty evidence on the contrary that the traditional diets of not only Japan and China AND my wife's country of Bolivia (where there are communities of indigenous people who routinely live over 100) contain animal products. I've seen these people in Bolivia myself. They eat alpaca, emu, chicken, pork, flamingo, caribara, and llama meats that are free-range, pharmaceutical-free and the animals ate the diet that they're supposed to eat. These indigenous people eat meat in reasonable portions (4oz or less per serving), don't char or grill the meat, and use a lot of spices with it (for hmmmm, added antioxidants), whereas the average westerner eats 6-12oz of conventionally produced meat and grills it and lathers salty/sugary sauces on top of it. As side dishes, the indigenous people in Bolivia also eat WHOLE unprocessed vegetables with their meat like sweet potato (camote), quinoa or choclo, onion, and carrot instead of things like bread, mashed potatoes, sweet corn, etc in the western diet. The indigenous people often don't combine fruits with vegetables and meats. They see fruits as a snack, dessert, or breakfast food. They are also into traditional herbalism and drinking tea; these people are HIGHLY active as well; 3-4x more active than the average westerner. See the difference already? So Dr. Greger is using selective bias, reframing fallacy, and cherry picking to find and use studies that align with his paradigm that meat is the enemy.

    People who travel to the USA from another country who subsequently gain weight and develop poor health aren't necessarily doing so because they started to eat meat: 1) they probably started to eat too much meat that wasn't cooked properly (but was overcooked and charred) and combined with sugary/salty sauces 2) They became more sedentary, as is the western lifestyle 3) they stopped seeing traditional medicine doctors (they moved to the US and can't as easily see a traditional medicine doctor here in the USA) 4) They started eating more processed foods overall and less whole plant foods 5) they succumbed to the higher stress that can occur from living here in the USA (depending on what country they came from of course) 5) It's possible that by moving to the USA, they became exposed to more environmental and food-based toxins/chemicals than they'd be exposed to in their own countries 6) They adopted the western lifestyle which includes looking at screens and being exposed to light late at night which lowers melatonin output, thus negatively harming their sleep and body's detoxification and rejuvenation systems

  • I am having a hard time believing that animal protein is the blame. India has a very high incidence of diabetes and people with diabetes have a very high risk for Alzheimers. While I believe in eating more veggies than meat, I still believe we are omnivores and need small amounts for optimal health. I know I feel better keeping some meat in my diet than taking it completely out.

  • alzheimers desease is called DIABETES TYPE 3. because it has to do with insulin resistence in the cells.
    the medicine world called it that way.
    it has to do with sugar. not meat. maybe sugar combined with fats, which can as well be from animals. but its a problem with energy metabolism concerning glucose.

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