The Alzheimer’s Antidote
Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline
Foreword by David Perlmutter, MD
A Comprehensive Metabolic & Lifestyle Approach
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in 2016 is startlingly similar to a half-century ago. Despite decades of research and millions of dollars invested in uncovering the causes and developing treatments for this devastating illness, progress has been slow, with each new “blockbuster” drug proving to be as big a disappointment as the ones that went before it. Today, an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is a death sentence.
However, there may be ways to prevent, delay, and possibly even reverse the course of this crippling neurodegenerative disease. In The Alzheimer’s Antidote, Certified Nutrition Specialist Amy Berger presents a multi-pronged nutrition and lifestyle intervention to combat Alzheimer’s disease at its roots. Berger’s research shows that Alzheimer’s results from a fuel shortage in the brain: As neurons become unable to harness energy from glucose, they atrophy and die, leading to classic symptoms like memory loss and behavioral changes.
This is a revolutionary approach—one that has been discussed in the scientific literature for years but has only recently been given credence in clinical settings, thanks to extremely promising studies wherein Alzheimer’s patients have experienced complete reversals of the condition. Medical and scientific journals are full of research showing alternate ways to fuel the starving brain, but no one has been bringing this essential information to the people who need it most—until now.
In a culture obsessed with miracle medications, the pharmaceutical route for tackling Alzheimer’s has been a massive failure. Pills and potions don’t address underlying causes, and regarding Alzheimer’s, they typically fail to improve even the symptoms. As a metabolic problem, the only effective way to treat Alzheimer’s may be a multifaceted approach that fundamentally reprograms energy generation in the brain. The good news is, the secret is as simple as switching to a low-carb, high-fat diet.
The Alzheimer’s Antidote shows us that cognitive decline is not inevitable, but if it does occur, we don’t have to sit idly by and wait helplessly while it progresses and worsens. Amy Berger empowers loved ones and caregivers of Alzheimer’s sufferers, and offers hope and light against this otherwise unnavigable labyrinth of darkness.
Reviews and Praise
“Magnificent. . . . The Alzheimer’s Antidote harvests our most highly regarded, scientific research to create an empowering, user-friendly game plan that rewrites our health destiny. . . . This is a program for everyone, whether already diagnosed, at high risk, or even if there is no family history of this disease.”--David Perlmutter, MD, author of Grain Brain, #1 New York Times Bestseller (from the Foreword)
More Reviews and Praise
"There are few things people fear more than cancer, with the possible exception of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. Not only does AD ultimately cut lives short, it effectively steals who the person 'is' long before they die. Traditional treatment methods have been lackluster at best, but there is hope. The Alzheimer's Antidote is a scientifically sound method of nutrition and lifestyle which combats AD at a molecular level. If you or someone you know suffers from AD, I highly recommend this book."--Robb Wolf, New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired to Eat
“Amy Berger brings a fresh, new perspective to the rising problem of Alzheimer’s disease. She proposes a natural treatment that has, in my opinion, a far greater chance of clinical success than standard medications. The Alzheimer’s Antidote is a terrific book.”--Jason Fung, MD, author of The Obesity Code
“Amy Berger elegantly explains how Alzheimer’s, a devastating disease that has touched virtually every American family (or soon will), is much more than just a normal manifestation of growing old, and its management must include much more than just cholinesterase inhibiting drugs. She delves deep into Alzheimer’s as a complex metabolic disease, one that can be greatly reduced, and likely avoided completely, with the right combination of lifestyle modifications within our control. Berger offers comprehensive treatment approaches that go way beyond what most patients are told by their physicians. This book is long overdue and a must-read for health care providers and laypeople alike.”--David M. Brady, ND, CCN, DACBN, author of the Amazon bestseller The Fibro Fix; vice president for health sciences and director of the Nutrition Institute, University of Bridgeport
“A growing body of research suggests brain insulin resistance is strongly linked to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In The Alzheimer’s Antidote, Amy Berger provides a clear understanding of the pathology of AD and explains how a low-carb, high-fat lifestyle can improve cognitive function and increase quality of life by providing an alternate fuel source for the Alzheimer’s brain to use: ketone bodies. This exceptionally well-written, well-researched book is a must-read for family members and caregivers of people with AD.”--Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE
About The Author
|Size:||6 x 9 inch|
|Publisher:||Chelsea Green Publishing|
|Pub. Date:||March 24, 2017|
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