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The Alzheimer's Antidote

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The metabolic disease is on the rise and more people are diagnosed with insulin resistance every day. Over time, insulin resistance can lead to Type 2 diabetes because the beta cells in the pancreas fail to keep up with the body's increasing need for insulin.

Did you know that Type 2 diabetes affects over 420 million people worldwide and can lead to Alzheimer's disease (AD)? In fact, people who develop Type 2 diabetes often experience a decline in cognitive function and almost 70% of them ultimately develop Alzheimer’s.

This week I had the great opportunity to review a fantastic book by Amy Berger, The Alzheimer's Antidote. It's currently one of the best-sellers in Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, and Low Carb.

Amy's book is well-written, well-researched and not too complicated to understand, especially considering the complexity of this topic. In her new book, she challenges the genetic causes of Alzheimer's disease and focuses on its metabolic origins. You will learn everything from how brain fuel metabolism works and what leads to mitochondrial dysfunction, to how a low-carb dietary approach can be used to combat the symptoms and restore healthy cognitive function.

Whether you are fighting Alzheimer's, know someone who does, or you want to know how to prevent AD using a low-carb approach, Amy's book is a must read!

Book Review: The Alzheimer's Antidote


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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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I need this book. I'm type 2 diabetic and have the APOE4 gene. (One copy) I'm keto as of about three weeks ago, and have been able to get off of insulin and Victoza. I didn't even know keto was supposed to help Alzheimer's. But that's exciting to me. I wonder if it helps people with this gene though?

Hi Alexis, this giveaway is closed but you can fond more information here:
Is Alzheimer's a Metabolic Disease?
The Ketogenic Diet for Alzheimer's Disease
I hope this helps!

I have lost over 50 pounds and I feel much better than I did before. I am at the point where I need to recommit myself, I got discouraged by stalled weight loss. This book would be great for me to read because I work with Alzheimer's and dementia patients and their families.

More energy. Better eating habits, thanks to intermittent fasting.

I would love to win the book as I am interested in the research to prevent Alzheimer's.

I am very curious about the book to learn more about ketonic eating and Altzheimer
My husband has this diagnosed and I want to learn more how to cope with that with healty food

I would really like a copy of this book. I have T2d and Alzheimers runs in my family. My Gdad had T2d and developed Alzheimers, which ultimately killed him.

Me too. Exactly the same. I'm type 2 and Alzheimer's runs in my family, I have the APOE4 gene as well. Seems like I may end up having to be keto for the rest of my life.

I love your app. Really easy to use, and ready dishes to. However, I can't seem to lose weight despite my calorie restriction. I'm an active person, and train x 3 power week. Can you help?

The ketogenic diet has been fantastic for helping me lose weight and effortlessly keep it off for over 2 years. This book sounds great too. I work with a group providing care for elderly people with dementia so it will be a fascinating read.

Loving the benefits of the Keto Diet! Weight loss, clearer skin, mental clarity, no sugar highs and lows, no cravings, more energised. Will definitely continue on the Keto road to success, seems the benefits just keep increasing all the time.

While this comment doesn't answer your contest question, it explains why I'm here.  
My grandmother and my father-in-law suffered from alzheimer's.  I've just recently learned of the keto connection to being the alzheimer's antidote.  ;)
I've got an almost 11 year-old son and I am worried about him having alzheimer's in his genetics on both sides of his family.  So, I am exploring and researching things that we can do to reduce his and our (my husband and I) chances of developing this horrible disease.
Thank you!

Just one month into the Keto diet and my constant bloating has disappeared, I have more energy and I have lost weight.

I feel fabulous with this way of eating,emotionally,mentally and physically a win win all round.

I started keto for health reasons rather than weight loss & having nursed my mother during her llast 5 years of Alzheimers I am very keen to know everything I can do to avoid this terrible disease. I never want to put my kids through the heartache of watching their mother deteriorate & disappear before their eyes.

I am new to the Keto diet but love the idea of it.  My grandmother passed from Alzheimer's so would really like to read the book and learn the benefits of Keto to help me ward off the disease

I'm such a keto and nutrition nerd!! I love reading these types of books!!

Fewer migraines!

Looks like a great book...can't wait to read it!

My mother contracted Alzheimer's before it was widely accepted as a new form of disease.  I am grateful to people to who write books such as Ms. Berger, I am always looking for new information to help me do my best not to contract Alzheimer's.  Thanks!

Great give away!


My sister has just recently been diagnosed with dementia at age 56.  We are trying to find out as much information as we can to help slow the progression.

The Ketogenic diet has given me many benefits...increased energy, dropping 130 pounds, clearer skin, and it's helped me become generally more positive.

I have found a general improvement in health, with the bonus side effect of weight loss from following Martina's science based approach to whole food ketogenic way of eating.

Hi,  I have been trying to find out more about alzheimers because it is so common now and my mother is suffering from it. I am 66 and still work full time. I know I am in a battle at the moment with my brain/memory/word drop-out and have been looking for ways to save it. Memory loss began interfering with my work and also my communication with others and I suspected I was withdrawing more from situations I would normally enjoy. By doing some research I found that I needed to change my eating habits from the low fat diet which is generally advised and switch it up to good fats for the sake of my brain especially.  I now take essential fatty acid supplements and definitely eat more eggs and I am no longer afraid of fat. I have lately been checking out a lot of info on the ketogenic diet and would love to have some genuine guidance in this area as I now realise that it gives hope in all probability of correcting a lot of mistakes in my body, to continue living a vibrant successful life where I can freely work and enjoy relationships without the hindrance of failing memory.

I just love low carb eating!!!!  I am more energised and I do sleep much better!

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