People who care for older loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease know the difficulties the disease brings. It turns out that being overweight in midlife increases the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s. It also turns out that people with cognitive decline have brains that are resistant to insulin, even if they don’t have clinical diabetes. Many overweight and obese have diabetes without knowing – ask for your doctor before complications like impotence, amputation, blindness, numbness, or kidney failure set in.
How to make your bosy more sensitive to insulin? Exercise, weight loss, and medications like metformin may help. My doctor had me on metformin for the first 6 months of my weight loss. In experimental studies, antidiabetic medications reduce brain lesions.
Medications have their place. But listen to Dr. Mark Hyman about the scourge of “diabesity” and what you can do to prevent it or treat it withouts meds. He says:
“Whole real fresh food that you have to cook is the post potent medicine…”