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Dementia Risk Increased By Poor Diet

A new study contributes to the growing amount of research concluding that dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are linked to poor diet. The study done at the Meritorius University of Puebla (BUAP) in Mexico concluded that “diabetes and poor diet is a risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.” Learn more about this study and the strong link between poor nutrition and neurodegenerative disease. High Caloric Diet Can Increase Dementia Risk Samuel Trevino Mora, a scientist from the Meritorius University of Puebla (BUAP), fed rodents a high caloric diet to determine the effects of a poor diet on brain health. Unsurprisingly, after years of feeding the rodents a poor diet with high caloric intake and glucose concentrations, the rodents developed diabetes. Mora then measured the effects that the diet had on the brain and found inflammation and neurodegeneration in the cerebral cortex and the hippocampus, two major parts of the brain responsible for memory. He concluded: “With a diet based on high carbohydrates, neurodegenerative conditions arise [that are] associated with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.” Mora went on to express concern for his countrymen s Continue reading >>

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  1. Rchurch522

    I've been doing the keto diet with great success for 2 weeks now. I just started metformin for pcos 4 days ago and omg I'm so sick. Nauseated, vomiting exhausted. All I want to eat is carbs which is making this diet really hard. Anyone going through this or have any advice?

  2. fetchyminx

    Really? I've been on metformin for about 4 years now and I was just thinking to start following Keto, do you think this would be a bad idea? :(

  3. remy2424

    I did exactly the same thing you're doing. I was about 2 weeks into keto when I was prescribed Metformin. I was feeling pretty good about starting since I'd heard that met can make you quite sick when you eat carbs.
    I started with 500mg in the AM and felt like I was dying. Anything that I ate or drank was coming back up in about 15 minutes. I was terrified to eat or drink and even missed some work to sit at home in the dark and try to sleep through the nausea.
    With the advice of the lovely ladies on this sub, I halved my dose to 250mg and took at night. I woke up feeling much better and was able to hold down some small meals. While probably not the best approach, I got up to 750mg...all taken at night. I knew that I needed to start an AM dose and added in 250mg in the AM. Funnily enough, I found that a thin slice of grass-fed butter with whole grain toast helped me tolerate the AM dose. I tried to keep it as low as possible carb wise (it's about 9g net), but if it means I can get through my day without feeling like crap, I will take the hit.
    As of last week, I am up to 1,500mg. My doc wants me at 2,000mg. I feel a bit of sickness for about a week as I go up in dosage. I'm currently riding the nausea train as we speak, but I know I'll get back to normal in a few days.
    For me, I already had so much success with keto in the first few weeks that I was mad at the thought I would have to give it up. As a compromise, I've kept the small slice of toast in the morning and do my best to keep my electrolytes up and stay as hydrated as possible. While I haven't tried it myself, it was recommended to drink broth to keep from feeling too flu-like.
    I wish you the best of luck! It takes a bit to find a system that works, but you will find one. Take it slow and listen to your body I'm 6 weeks in and haven't reached my full dosage. I told my doc I would bump up as I see fit, so no need to rush it :)

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