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Old 08-23-2018, 15:04   #1
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Another Chris Kresser email, this concerning what some call Type 3 diabetes - Alzheimer’s.

“For Scientists Racing to Cure Alzheimer’s, the Math Is Getting Ugly”

That was the title of a recent article in the New York Times.

The gist is that pharmaceutical companies are having a difficult time getting enough Alzheimer’s patients for their drug trials.

This isn’t because there aren’t many people with the disease—it now affects almost 6 million Americans and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. The issue is that 80 percent of patients screened for trials aren’t eligible, and it can cost up to $100,000 to do the diagnostic work for each patient that ends up in the trial.

But there’s a bigger problem lurking under the surface here: the assumption that we’ll be able to “cure” Alzheimer’s with a single drug, or even a combination of drugs.

As Dr. Dale Bredesen, Dr. David Perlmutter, and many other brain experts working on the cutting edge have argued, Alzheimer’s disease is a complex, multifactorial condition that cannot be addressed with a “silver bullet” approach.

Yet that’s where conventional medicine continues to focus, despite 25 years of disappointing and fruitless efforts.

Rather than continuing to search for the magic drug, we should be shifting our efforts toward diet, lifestyle, and behavior interventions that can prevent the disease in the first place, as well as an investigative, Functional Medicine approach to addressing underlying causes if the disease has already started.

This is exactly what Dr. Bredesen and others have done, and their results are extremely encouraging. Their work has shown that Alzheimer’s and dementia can be prevented, and in some cases, even reversed with the right treatment.

That’s the message we need to be spreading.

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My mother has Alzheimer’s, as did her mother so this is something that greatly concerns me. It's just one more reason to keep on living a strict KETO lifestyle.

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