Book Review: 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 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.

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

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

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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

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

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

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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.

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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

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

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Fewer migraines!

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

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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!

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Great give away!

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I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS!, BECAUSE MY MOM HAS THIS TERRIBLE DISEASE AND IT'S VERY HARD TO SEE IT HAPPENING BEFORE OUR EYES, ME AND MY SISTERS ARE CAREGIVERS TO MY MOM & DAD, IT'S SO HARD TO SEE HER STRUGGLE WITH EVERYTHING AND IT'S GETTING WORSE EVERYDAY.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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With grandparents, both parents, both siblings with Type 2 diabetes, and an uncle on my moms side of the family and two aunts and a cousin on my dad's side of the family with Alzheimer's and an aunt who just died of dementia, I need all the help I can get.

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sounds interesting

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My blood sugar stabilizes. I lose weight. I am satisfied. I love the food

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With both my maternal grandmother and my mother both suffering alzheimers and losing their ability to form new memories and watching the deterioration of their long term memories, I know first hand how cruel this disease is. Not only for those who have it but also for their families and carers. My mother commented that it was like being alone in the world while being surrounded by people as she was never told anything ... always kept in the dark. She feels very lonely. Of course she is told things many times over but has an inability to recall this. I have a big fear I also will develop this disease. I did a 10 day fast at the beginning of this year specifically to 'clean up' amyloid plaques in my brain. I am hoping it was effective.  Your review has reminded me that I need to do this regularly!!

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I have been on Keto for 1 month now. And I am so amazed that I am NOT HUNGRY. Yes I still have occasional cravings (stress, anxiety bad habits), but I truly am not hungry. And this is the first time in my life I don't want to eat all the time.
The bonus from being on Keto is that I am also losing weight!
Keto is for me!

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Less anxiety and definitely more energy and motivation.

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I no longer feel hungry all the time, and the highs and lows are pretty much a thing of the past.
It does take a while to think differently about food so you can make the right choices. But soon, it's easy. Weight stops being an issue too.

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Following a ketogenic diet help me to be more focused

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Thank you for opening my mind to the possibilities that a keto diet can bring! For me it balanced my blood sugar. I want to learn more about keto and alzheimers. Thank you for all you do....your recipes are wonderful!

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Keep up the good work 👍🏼

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Your book looks like something my readers would find interesting and informative.

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Desperate to stop the decline as I get older. This would make a 'perfect' read.

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I was battling chronic stress and anxiety, and thorough search of a natural remedy, I came to the ketogenic diet. I was amazed with the direct link between what I eat and how my brain functions. Among side effects are many positive health effects, such as no sweating at night, gone sinusitis, restful sleep, high energy levels, gone migraines, not feeling cold, and so on. No wonder that chronic abuse of glycolytic pathways actually could harm the brain, which consumes up to 20% of total energy, weighing only 5% of total body mass.

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Not only have I lost weight and my body fat percent has decreased, but I've gotten my autoimmune symptoms are finally under control. I wish I could say I sleep fantastic and have endless energy like a lot of people but that doesn't seem to have happened for me...even after 15 months. Thanks for the giveaway!

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I have less joint pain on a keto diet.  Hurray!

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thanks  for sharing  the book ....Really value  your research

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I would love to read this book.

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When I was on keto I noticed a lot of weight loss a lot more water consumption and I feel generally better and less heavy also when I did eat badly it affected my GI system so mostly it helps with regularity as well

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Definitely want to learn more about it!

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Thank you for such an awesome giveaway! Love that there is more research & interest in these dietary changes!

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Since starting on Keto, I've noticed two big things:
First, I rarely experience indigestion now.  Before starting, I was plowing though a bottle of Maalox every two weeks. And that's just at my work desk. I don't miss that at all.
Second, my skin has cleared up beautifully. I never made the connection between carbs and dull, blemished skin before. I don't miss the Clearasil days either.  

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I have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic and have been using herbs to control it.

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This would be great for my whole family and me to read!

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I would be extremely interested in The Alzheimer's Antidote as my mother & my grandmother had both Alzheimer's and Type 2 Diabetes. I have many friends & family with Type 2 Diabetes.

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Benefits on Keto, so many of them but the first is the control you begin to feel over how and when to fuel your body. With no blood sugar highs and lows there is clarity in the signals you receive when your body needs food. With the dance between leptin and insulin in better harmony once resistance issues are healed, the trip to burning fat stores for fuel is seamless.

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As someone who is all too familiar with Alzheimer's Disease, having both my own Mom and my Mother-in-Law succumb to it, I am trying my best to avoid it in myself.  Since following the Ketogenic Diet keeps my mind clear without the brain fog and my blood sugar in the normal range, I'm quite confident that my efforts will allow me to avoid the ravages of this Disease.  It is staggering what the prediction is for the future and I don't want to be a part of it.

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I was about to start to research about this! My grandma had Alzheimer's and I want to do everything I can to avoid it! Thanks!

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It seems so obvious that diabetes and Alzheimer's is linked!

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I have lost weight easily and stayed satisfied while eating a low carb diet. (And while eating mostly carbs, I've gained weight. For me, eating mostly carbs seems to result in eating more and more carbs, which results in weight gain.) This book looks interesting and is timely for me, with a history of Alzheimer's in my family as well as other reasons to go back to eating low carb. I have heard before that Alzheimer's is like "diabetes of the brain."

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Thanks for sharing this book.  I'm interested to read about how diet affects all areas of life.

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Martina,
Thanks for everything you do.  Win or Loose, I will be buying this book.

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My greatest benefit was an increase in energy, ability to do more.  Weight loss was very good too.  

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Would love to win this book. Just starting out on the keto way of life and spending a lot of time researching all about it. This book looks really interesting.

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still working to switch over to be 100% keto but feeling better already

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Less depressions is my biggest benefit.  (Though weather still does affect me)  I am not constantly hungry,

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