Healthy Regimen Could Help Preserve Brain Health

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( — September 19, 2017) Darien, CONNECTICUT — According to a Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, we can conclude that the term “type 3 diabetes” accurately reflects the fact that Alzheimer’s Disease represents a form of diabetes that selectively involves the brain and has molecular and biochemical features that overlap with both type 1 diabetes mellitus and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Type 1 is usually caused by autoimmune diseases and acts to kill the cells that produce insulin. Type 2 is caused by insulin resistance in peripheral tissues and is most frequently associated with aging, a history of diabetes, obesity, and failure to exercise. That sounds like most of us. Ask anyone dealing with a parent or loved one with Alzheimer’s and they can tell you it is scary. There is no known cure for this progressive and highly destructive disease.

So if the experts are saying there is a link to Alzheimer’s, don’t you think you should pay attention? Your brain needs sugar, it is converted into glycogen and fuels the brain and skeletal muscle. Excessive sugar intake is part of the problem. Not enough exercise compounds the problem. Many people who are diabetic feel that their sugar is under control with medications and leave it at that. We have seen the commercials that all add a disclaimer that their medication helps when diet and exercise alone aren’t enough. The real problem is when people falsely believe that they are healthy when their numbers be it A1c or cholesterol are good. Since TV and the web are making us so smart, why are so many people coming down with Alzheimer’s?

It is never too late to start eating better and exercising. Let’s throw in good rest while we are at it. The brain repairs itself overnight. Clinical studies have proven that tau particle accumulation is associated with dementia. Lack of sleep allows for greater accumulation of tau particles which then clump and form plaques on the brain we are trying to keep healthy. This is where chiropractic care helps, and since I am a chiropractor I thought it would be interesting to note that the cervical neck adjustment allows the base of the brain to release built up tau proteins and beta amyloid proteins to flush out efficiently via glymphatic drainage.

Now I am not saying that chiropractic care is the answer to Alzheimer’s prevention but it as part of a healthy regimen that can help keep your marbles intact.

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