Every once in a while I read an article that really hits home with me. As a number of you who stop by my booth already know, I have a great deal of respect for Frances Pottenger and Weston A. Price.
A snippet from that article on Palm oil…
" Mayo Clinic study on the relationship of diet to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia showed that the risks of MCI or dementia decreased with a higher intake of saturated fats and some polyunsaturated fats, Participants whose diets had the highest percentage of such fats were much less likely to develop cognitive impairment than those whose diets had the lowest percentage of fat."
In essence, the demonization of saturated fat has helped fuel the rise in Alzheimers.
Don't go overboard just yet. Quite a fewl of the bad things on or in the food our animals eat (herbicides, pesticides, hormones, fats and toxins) wind up predominantly in the fat. Our brain is over 60% fat. For brain health, as well as the rest of our body, we need "clean" fats of the correct type. Omega 3's, a part of that balance the article talks about, come from the green leafy parts of plants and are instrumental in reducing inflamation in our body. A good article on Omega 3's can be found here.
While we are in the "South Seas," I read recently that coconut WATER can dissolve kidney stones. In a perfect world we don't get kidney stones, however I decided to start drinking a little each week as a preventative (I am into that kind of thing). Costco has a very good deal on Coconut water.
David Perlmutter, MD, has written a bestselling book entitled Grain Brain. In the book he explains, “The brain thrives on a fat-rich, low carbohydrate diet, which unfortunately is relatively uncommon in human populations today.”
And then Dr. Mercola follows with an article relating the amount of sugar we eat to our chances for winding up with Alzheimers. A short excerpt from the article
"Contrary to popular belief, your brain does not require glucose, and actually functions better burning alternative fuels, especially ketones, which your body makes in response to digesting healthy fats.
Where will it all end?