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Alzheimer's Disease and Diet
Does Poor Diet Cause It - Yes !

January 3, 2013
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Alzheimer's Diease and Diet
Does Poor Diet Cause It - Yes !

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Before I get to my main column, I'd like to comment on what I feel is the total incompetence of our Congress in not reaching an agreement concerning our fiscal crisis. For me and I feel that each and every American should view this also as a lack of respect for the American taxpayer who pays their salaries. If they had any respect for Ameircans at all, they would not cause worry to 2 million Americans to lose their unemployment benefits, nor cause the average American working couple making $60,000 a year to pay nearly $3,600 more in taxes each year while those making over $400,000 a year pay lesser taxes. In addition, also possibly causing another downgrade of U.S. Bonds. I am not going to point fingers as to who is causing this because that would do not good. I am going to say this though. This is total insanity and the longer that Americans tolerate this incompetence the more of this we can expect to see. I strongly suggest every American to start paying attention to how their elected officials are handling themselves in Washington and if they are NOT pleased with what they are doing, start calling and faxing their elected Congressmen. Enough is enough of this insanity. There is NO excuse for what has been going in Washington and we just keep enabling it to occur. Is it now time that we put a stop to this insanity.

Last minute update - Tuesday, 1-2-13, 2 AM EST. The House passed what the Senate had passed at 2 AM January 2nd. However, some issues were not accomplished, not dealt with or put off until further into the year.

Liberals were unhappy that Democrats left out a number of their goals for the bill, and that they did not push for setting the upper limit for retaining the old tax rates at $250,000 -- a promise Obama campaigned and won on. Obama had hoped to raise $1.6 trillion in revenue over 10 years. The bill only raises $620 billion, suggesting to many Democrats that future deficit reduction could come from cutting cherished programs which the Republicans are going to demand.

"We're going to look back on this night and regret it," said Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.).

Democrats although were pleased that Republicans signed onto a measure that leaves taxes higher this year than the year before.

"This legislation breaks the iron barrier that for far too long has prevented additional tax revenues from the very wealthiest," said Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) "It raises $620 billion in revenue by achieving the president's goal of asking the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans to pay more while protecting 98 percent of families. President Obama stuck to his campaign promise and protected the 98 percent. That's right -- that's what it does. I want to emphasize this contrary to propaganda coming from the other side -- it prevents 98 percent of businesses from another tax increase."

Although President Barack Obama is not completely happy with what was passed, it does achieve some major policy changes, chief among them making permanent the Bush-era tax cuts for couples earning under $450,000 and individuals earning under $400,000.

The bill also keeps the estate tax threshold at $5 million, extends emergency federal unemployment benefits for one more year, and delays for two months the "sequester" that made up the spending cut portion of the cliff. It also extends the stimulus-boosted child tax credit and the college tuition credit for five years, individual and business tax breaks for two years, and the Medicare "doc fix" for one year, preventing a 27 percent payment cut for physicians. The Alternative Minimum Tax will be permanently fixed, and the the farm bill will be extended for one year.

The following though has received little attention from the mainstream press so here are the facts. The Republicans have done it again. They would not budge on this. The White House and Congressional leaders had to back down on the decision not to demand an extension of the payroll tax holiday. This will lead to lower take-home pay for workers. A person earning $50,000 will see roughly $1,000 less. Economists have warned that allowing the tax holiday to expire saps spending power from consumers while demand in the economy is still fragile.

And guess what folks, the deal contains a major giveaway to Wall Street, which won a 20 percent rate on dividends above $400,000, a rate that otherwise would've risen to the Clinton-era rate of 39.6. That doesn't include an additional 3.8 percent that will be implemented to pay for health care reform, another tax hike that received little attention.

The deal is full of goodies for corporate America, including millions for NASCAR and Hollywood, and billions to extend overseas corporate tax breaks and other loopholes, many put in at the last minute.

If you are not happy with these results, you can call this toll-free number below and ask for your Congressmen's office. You can look up who your Congressmen at the link below.

You can locate your Senators and House of Representative to write or call them: HERE

You can call your Elected Representatives at this Toll Free # (1-866) 220-0044 in Washington, D.C. - simply ask for the office of your Senator or House of Representatives office.

Now to my main column....

Alzheimer's Diease and Diet
Does Poor Diet Cause It - Yes !

David Lawrence Dewey - January 3, 2013 © copyrighted

At the 2012 Healthy Lifestye Expo, Dr. Neal Barnard, M.D. gave a 90 minute presentation on his findings that in my opinion prove without doubt what the leading cause of Alzheimer's Diease is caused from. Yes, you have heard about such things as possibly aluminum causing the disease by using cookware made out of aluminum. While, yes aluminum is toxic to the body and could buildup gradually over years as a toxin in the body organs such as the liver, kidneys and brain, I do not think that is the leading cause of causing this insidious disease. And it is insidiuous. I have friends who parents have this disease and let me tell you, I pray to God that none of your parents come down with this insidious disease.

That is why I have decided to write about Dr. Barnard's findings which are largely being ignored by the mainsteam medical community once again as they did about hydrogenated oils. I know full well how the established entrenched medical establishment and the American Medical Association works. I was the first journalist that wrote and warned about the dangers of hydrogenated oils in 1996. Hydrogenated Oils-Silent Killers.For years I was ignored by the medical establishment as a journalist who didn't know what he was talking about. All I am going to say now, who has the last laugh now. Here are Dr. Barnard's findings that Alzheimer's Disease is caused by diet, the facts simply can no longer be ignored. Dr. Barnard is on the Physicians Committee for Reponsible Medicine.

The bad news is that in case you are not aware, Alzheimer's Diease is now considered a full blown epidemic. Presently in 2012, over 5.4 million Americans are afflicted with this insidious disease that robs the mind. That is one out of every eight Americans over 65 years old. By 2025, that number will increase to over 6.7 Americans over the age of 65. By 2050, it is estimated that 16 million Americans will have this disease. These are your children that you have given birth to in the last 15-16 years America ! That number increases as the age increases. Within the next ten years, and additional Americans will come down with it. [PDF] 2012 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures - Alzheimer's Association,

The good news is you can avoid this insidious disease and help your family and friends avoid it by sharing this information with them. This is no joke my fellow Americans. I cannot implore you enough to help me spread this information once again just as you did in 1996 about hydrogenated oils and aspartame.

Here are the brain saving facts. Pay special attention to what I am going to share with you.

First, these are the early symptoms of developing Alzheimer's. These are the (5) main things Physicians look for in early symptoms.

If you have symptoms from all five of these areas, then you are according to Physicians as Dr. Barnard explains in his lecture, they will tell you they think this could be early onset Alzheimer's Diease if these all of these symptoms continue.

Now most Physicians if you go to them and tell them you don't want this disease, they will tell you, well it's genetic. That is correct, HOWEVER, what they don't know is this. It makes NO difference whether you have the gene or not according to research and I will show you why. Yes, having the GENE will most certainly cause you to develope the disease, but only if you continue on a certain diet. This is the facts know concerning the gene for Alzheimer's Diease. The gene APOE episolon 4-Allele, if one of your parents has this gene, you are three times the risk of having the gene yourself and developing Alzheimer's. If both parents have the gene, you have a 10-15 risk factor. Yes, a 10-15 risk factor. Now.... do I have your attention?

Have you heard of the 1993 Chicago Health and Aging Project?

In this study they brought in thousands of healthy people. What they did was they carefully tracked what type of foods they ate. They separated them into basically two groups. Those that ate alot of one certain types of foods and another group that did not eat alot of certain types of foods. As the years went by, they looked at the two groups to see which group stayed mentally clear? Guess which group as they followed them had the lowest incidence of developing the symptoms of Alzheimer's Diease. But you need to know which foods right? Here they are.

Saturated Fats and Less Saturated Fats

You know that bacon grease is right? It is called saturated fat. Saturated fats when they cool down from being liquidfied by being heated up, they turn into this waxy gooy stuff that plays havoc within the body, the liver, the heart and the brain ! Saturated fat is what raises your cholsterol and triglycerides, which we already know causes coronary heart disease, we now know from this extensive Chicago Health Study that is causes Alzeheimer's Diease.

Here are the facts from this extensive study.

The group that ate less than 12.5 grams of saturated fats a day had less than a 1 risk factor of developing Alzheimer's as compared to those that ate 25.5 or more grams of saturated fats a day had a 3.5 risk factor of developing the disease. And guess what? They look at those people that had and DID not have the APOE episolon 4-Allele gene in both groups. In the group that had the gene that is related in causing Alzheimer's ate 12.5 grams or less of saturated fats daily still had the 1 risk factor, while those that had the gene still had the 3.5 risk factor of developing. Hello...what does this show? Diet and the amount of saturated fat you are ingesting daily has everything to do with the risk factor of developing Alzheimer's and it does not matter whether you have the gene or not !

So what foods are saturated fats? Eggs, bacon, cheese, ice cream, milk, those easy pizzas you can just call and have delivered, no cooking, no mess right? WRONG!

Let's add up the grams of saturated fat in a day.

Two Eggs = 3.2 grams

One Slice of Bacon = 1.0 grams

One skinless chicken thigh = 4.7 grams ( you thought skinless chicken is not fatty, think again ! )

One 8 oz cup of milk = 4.6 grams

One small Digorno pizza for one or most other brand names, or (4) slices of pizza from a call in pizza factory = 12.0 grams of fat

The above totals 25.5 grams of saturated fat daily which puts you in the high 3.5 times risk group of developing Alzheimer's.

And that is if you only just eat the above in one day.

Who do you know eats that way? EVERYBODY right ! Sadly, most Americans eat like this and in doing so are creating diseases in their bodies.

McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Taco Bell, all of the fast food places make this problem much, much worse. If you add up the saturated fats that most Americans are eating from these places, they are not just consuming the above 25.5 grams of saturated fats daily, but on an average of (5) times that, even if they eat from one of those places a day. Yes, that is (5) times 25.5 grams of saturated fats daily which is 127.5 grams of saturated fats daily which now increases your risk of developing Alzheimer's 17.5 times. Is that acceptable to you? Is it acceptable what you are doing to your children? Do you also know your children are being fed this high amount of saturated fat at school cafeterias daily as well ! And we wonder why our children are having learning difficulties, diabetes has increased in children 400% in the last twenty years, 1out of 100 children under the age of 15 has early signs of coronary heart disease and autism has increased since the fast foods and processed foods craze began 25 years ago? I'm sorry but common sense needs to kick in here - accept the facts!

Need another Study that finds the same findings to make a believer out of you?

In another study done in Finland, published in 2008; Journal of Geriatric Medicine - Cardiovascular Factors, Aging and Dementia concerning saturated fats, 1,341 adults were followed concerning their diet for twenty one years. What they were looking for was what would be classified as Mild Cognitive Impairment, another words, early onset Alzheimer's Disease. Average age of the adults was 50 years. These adults were followed into their 70's. There were two groups. Those that consumed less than 21.5 grams of saturated fats daily and those than consumed more than 21.5 grams of saturated fats daily. Guess what they found in this study as well. Almost identical to the Chicago Study done in 1993. They found that those consuming less than 21.5 grams of saturated daily had less than 1 risk factor of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, early aging and Mild Congnitive Impairment. The group however that consumed more than 21.5 grams of saturated fats daily had a 2.7 risk factor. Nearly 3 times increased risk factor of the other group.

Now in this Finland study, they looked at those adults that had the APOE gene for Alzheimer's. Guess what they found?

Those that has the gene that consumed less than 21.5 grams of saturated fats daily still had less than a 1 riosk factor of developing Alzheimer's. However, the group that had the gene that consumed more than 21.5 grams of saturated fats daily, their risk factor jumped to 5 times the risk !

Hello - here again common sense needs to kick in here! What does this tell us ? You truly are what you eat! I have been telling people that for years. What you put in your body will be your health. Consume too much saturated fats, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, MSG, food coloring dyes, chemical preservatives and chemicals to get you addicted to process packaged foods, you are only setting yourself up for early serious diseases. I cannot stress this enough! READ YOUR LABELS PEOPLE! If you can't pronounce the word on a food label, or don't know what it is, don't consume that food because what you are putting in your body is NOT REAL FOOD - it is synthetic chemicals ! For you adults, truly think about this concerning your children.

Do you realize what you are doing to your children? Without trying to scare or shock you, but you truly are signing off on an early death for your children. A recent AMA study states that these last two generations of children WILL NOT outlive their parents. Wakeup America ! Stop eating fast food. Stop eating those saturated fatty donuts, cakes and cookies made with hydrogenated oils. Continue eating these foods and you have put yourself at 5 times the risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease. And don't be fooled just because a product may say trans-fats free but still contains hydrogenated oils.

Do you know which is the best oil to consume proven on a study done on an Italian village where the average living age is 100 with good health, hardly no cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other serious diseases that Americans have because of their poor and crappy diet. That oil is Olive oil ! And stop eating bleached bromated wheat flour products. Do you know what bleached means? They use chlorine to bleach out the brown color of the wheat while at the same time taking out most of the vitamins and minerals in the wheat. Make your own bread at home using a bread machine using unbleached, unbromated wheat and for those that have a gluten problem, use Spelt flour grains, they have the lowest gluten of the grains. And stop using corn oil, high fructose corn syrup, MSG in products just to name a few ! And stay away from Splenda and Neotame the new artificial sweeteners. Splenda is made from a substract of Chlorine, yes I said Chlorine which is basically bleach. And Neotame is ten time worse than aspartame ever was. And please do NOT consume gentically modified foods. Studies are now showing these genetically modifed foods are causing organ damage. Did you know that 80% of all soybean, corn and other foods have been genetically modified primarily by Monsanto. Make sure you read my Monstanto column, Monsanto - The Death Of Us All.

Mothers around the globe, please watch the video about Monsanto, you will be saving your and your children's lives!

What can you do to lower saturated fats? Instead of milk, have you tried Almond Milk? Almond milk has NO saturated fat ! Get rid of the bacon daily, replace it with turkey bacon or veggy bacon. Get rid of the eggs and replace it with a bowl of oatmeal a day with blueberries and walnuts and cinnamon. Get rid of the chicken thigh and replace it with a veggy sandwich. Replace the regular pizza with a veggy pizza, and guess what? You have lowered your risk from over 3.5 times the risk of developing Alzheimer's to less than .25, that is 1/4 quarter risk factor and in some cases most likely ZERO ! I saying that you must eliminate all saturated fats from your diet and basically become a full flegded vegetarian, not even eating dairy products and that once a week real ice cream ? No. What I am saying is now that you have the facts and data, start reading your labels. count you saturated fats content a day you are consuming and keep it below 12.5 grams a day. If you go a little over every once in awhile that is okay, jsut try to keep it below 12.5 grams on average. Some days you might ingest 20 grams, the next only 5-6 grams. That averages out over 2 days about 12 grams.

Just try a simple exercise for four days for yourself, your loved ones that care about you and for me.

Keep track of what you are eating a day. Read the labels. If for some reason you are still eating from pre-processed packaged frozen foods which I hope you are not, write down the saturated fat content. If you are eating fast foods daily, ask the fast food place for their nutriontional listing or go to their website and look up the saturated fact you have consumed. Other foods, look them up online. Just do this say for just four days. Then add up what you have consumed in saturated fats over those four days. You will be shocked and what you have consumed and will realize based on the data above how you have increased your risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, cancer and other insidious diseases by uyp to 15 or more times the risk factor. And please replace bad oils with good oils like extra virgin Olive Oil and Sunflower or Saffeflower oils. And stay away from Canola oil! Read my column on canola oil and you will understand why.

Has your Physician talked to you about your diet? No, probably not. During their medical schooling, Physicians take one, maybe two courses on nutrition... Hello? - What is wrong with this picture and does this explain why your Physician never talks to you about your diet?

If you have not read my article, Hydrogenated Oil-Silent Killer I first wrote in 1996 and has been updated since, I plead with you to read it and educate youself and save your life and the lives of your children.

And if you want to learn more about Dr. Barnard's health findings, visit the website listed below. He has over 14 hours of presenations on diet, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's, cancer, aging, longevity, nuts and bullett proof health and much more! You can order his DVD on his talks at this website. Also at this website are lectures from leading respected medical doctors from some of the top health care facilities in the country. Do yourself a favor, educate yourself on your health !

Until next time....

~ David Lawrence Dewey

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