The Role of a "Healthy" Ketogenic Diet in Treating Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitive Decline - An Interview with Andrea Glaser, RD, LD

Kirk's video overview of his interview with Andrea Glaser, RD, LD (13:20 min)
Andrea Glaser is a licensed registered dietician at Resilient Health in Austin, Texas, working in partnership with supervising physician Sharon Hausman-Cohen, MD, on a dietary approach to improve cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease patients, with collaboration from Dale Bredesen, MD, neurologist, creator of the Bredesen Protocol™, and author of the newly released best selling book "The End of Alzheimer's Disease".

This therapeutic dietary approach creates a mild ketosis which is beneficial to cognitive function and brain repair, and maintains a significant reduction in insulin secretion and need, as well as reduced blood sugar levels. This diet differs from many popular ketogenic diets in that it strives to keep cardiovascular risk low, or in check, by keeping animal fats low (saturated fat) while increasing unprocessed plant-based fats and foods to assist in creating the ketosis.

The diet is a whole food diet with an emphasis on reducing saturated fat, especially in ApoE4 genotypes; a liberalization of "healthy" vegetable fats, and fats from nuts and fish; a reduction or elimination of complexed healthy carbohydrates (legumes, sweat potatoes, squash, except whole soy foods like edamame and tofu which can be consumed liberally if non-sensitive);  elimination of all grains and processed/refined carbohydrates and free sugars; a HIGH intake of non-starchy vegetables, especially GREENS; black coffee and tea are encouraged (without sweeteners) all in an effort to maintain a mild ketosis measured as a beta-hydroxybutyrate level between .5-2.0 mM, while also maintaining fasting insulin levels below 4.5, keeping fasting blood sugars between 70-90, and a hemoglobin A1c < 5.6.

Ms. Glaser councils patients in Austin, Texas, or, by phone across the country with a steady diet transition involving 10 steps which can occur over weeks to months depending on the patient and support people's motivation and understanding.

These 10 Steps Include:

1. Elimination of all grains and processed carbohydrates
2. Transitioning Breakfast
3. Transitioning Lunch
4. Transitioning Dinner
5. Fast for 12 hours daily (at least) from the end of the evening meal to the start of breakfast the next day
6. Stop snacking between meals
7. Minimize saturated fat intake as much as possible
8. Chose their diet wisely when eating out
9. Measure urine ketone levels (sometimes this step is skipped)
10. Measure blood ketone levels using the Precision Xtra Meter (measures ketones and blood sugar, by Abbott) keeping a morning betahydroxybutyrate level between .5-2.00 mM while fasting after exercise.

Diet Coaching for Cognitive Decline & Alzheimer's Disease

Andrea Glaser, RD, LD, Resilient Health, 3410 Far West Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731 - resilient.andrea@gmail.com, (512) 717-9775. Call the office to make an appointment with Ms. Glasser.

Sharon Hausman-Cohen, M.D. Board Certified Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine, Resilient Health Austin, 3410 Far West Blvd Suite 100 Austin, TX 78731 512.717.9775/ 512-599-5034 (FAX)  ResilientHealthAustin@gmail.com

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References on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, Diets Patterns for Chronic Disease Reversal and Longevity

The Blue Zones Solution: Secrets of the World’s Healthiest People – 9 Questions for Dan Buettner

Ornish.comMenu → Research→Chronic diseases benefited by Ornish diet and lifestyle program

"Gene-environment interactions in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus: lessons learned from the Pima Indians," Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (1998), 57, 175-181.

"Mexico vs. Arizona Pima Indians and Diabetes Rates," Indian Country Today, December 2, 2010 

"The Causes of Insulin Resistance in Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Prediabetes," Cyrus Khambatta, PhD

What Causes Insulin Resistance? Lipid Overload Cyrus Khambatta, PhD.

"Dietary Factors That Influence The Dextrose Tolerance Test: A Preliminary Study," J. Shirley Sweeney, M.D. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1927;40(6):818-830.

“High Carbohydrate Diets and Insulin Efficiency,” H. P. Himsworth, Br Med J. 1934 Jul 14; 2(3836): 57–60.

"Improved Glucose Tolerance with High Carbohydrate Feeding in Mild Diabetes," John D. Brunzell, M.D., et al. N Engl J Med 1971; 284:521-524

Walter Kempner, MD, Found of the Rice Diet, 2013 by John McDougall, MD

High-fiber diet for diabetes. Safe and effective treatment. James W. Anderson, MD, Postgrad Med. 1990 Aug;88(2):157-61, 164, 167-8.

“Beneficial effects of a high carbohydrate, high fiber diet on hyperglycemic diabetic men.”  Anderson JW, et al. Am J Clin Nutr. 1976 Aug;29(8):895-9.

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Boost Your Testosterone with Resistance Training! Females Too!

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Worried about low testosterone as you get older? Get you butt in the gym and do resistance training of the large muscle groups (chest, shoulders, legs) and short rest in between sets (less than two minutes). I am a big fan of circuit training. Moving from station to station with little rest. Great article. Don't make it difficult or too technical. Just do it! and don't do what hurts you! Read This...

NEWS FLASH! Testosterone is important in females too! Not just for muscle building to protect your bones, but also for libido, female structures, and as an anti-anxiety agent. GIRLS get you butts in the gym too!

Also I highly recommend you get a subscription to Vegan Health and Fitness. If you think you can't build muscle eating only plant food you will see some of the most cut and ripped athletes from mixed martial artists, to professional football players to Olympic cyclists. Why not build muscle and protect your heart and get rid of your diabetes at the same time with a plant-based diet? No brainer!

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Are Mold Toxicty and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) Causes of Memory Loss and Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen is a family and integrative medicine physician and medical director of Resilient Health in Austin, Texas who specializes in treating chronically ill patients, including CIRS and those with cognitive decline, with multiple modalities highlighted by genomic and symptom driven detoxification enhancement and enhancement of mitochondrial energy production. (Listen to Podcast    Watch Kirk Hamilton's Video Overview of Dr. Hausman-Cohen Interview )

CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE SYNDROME (CIRS)

Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen is an expert in evaluating and treating chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS).  She has been treating CIRS for 4-5 years. She learned from many people but in particular from Drs. Mary Ackerley and Richie Shoemaker.

CIRS is a massive immune response to a wide variety of things including mold toxins (mycotoxins), or toxins in fish and Lyme disease. People with CIRS cannot properly present mold to their immune system. Mold gives off mycotoxins that can get into the nervous system. Mold itself can go only as far as the mucous membranes, but the mold toxin can get into the blood stream and then into the nervous system. Not everyone that has the HLA type that can’t “clear” the mold toxin gets CIRS. There is more than one gene involved. The genes that make you susceptible to CIRS are involved in multiple pathways, including detoxification pathways.  While 20-25% of people have the HLA type that creates difficulty in clear mold, only less than 1% of the population get CIRS.  Some people will initially feel bad when exposed to mold but their symptoms resolve quickly (within hours to days). When CIRS patients are exposed they can have symptoms for years.

DETOXIFICATION PATHWAYS AND GLUTATHIONE

Glutathione detox pathways are critical to helping CIRS patients. They involve removing toxins in the urine and also in the fat, especially important in removing toxins from the brain and nervous system. If mycotoxins get logged in your nervous system and you can't clear them this can cause severe problems, including cognitive dysfunction.

Mycotoxins turn off the production of glutathione production via Nrf2 pathways.

You can assume the glutathione pathway needs to be addressed since mycotoxins turn off glutathione production. So you want to augment the glutathione pathway in CIRS patients. Dr. Hausman-Cohen doesn’t test for glutathione function or levels regularly, but assesses the glutathione need through genetic testing, 23andMe.com and then she uses a software program from DNAsupplementation.com (Bob Miller, ND) that helps interpret the glutathione pathways (and other pathways). (MethylGenetic Nutrition AnalysisTM  Video)

Dr. Hausman-Cohen doesn’t use IV glutathione because she feels it is a short-term solution.  Avmacol 2 x day (sulforophane, broccoli sprouts 3 days old) can turn back on the Nrf 2 pathway and enhance glutathione production.  N-acetylcysteine 600 mg 2-4 x daily provides cysteine to enhance glutathione production.

CIRS TESTING

She has used Real Time Laboratory for urinary mycotoxin assessment but she feels a better value in assessing for mold affected patients is the Neuroquant computer program data from a brain MRI. The Neuroquant evaluation of brain structure size can delineate between an Alzheimer’s brain versus a mold toxic brain. Sometimes she uses intranasal glutathione at the beginning of treating a patient with brain symptoms along with Avmacol.  She also uses oral liposomal glutathione on occasion, usually for the short-term.

Take Avmacol  and glutathione before the urinary mycotoxin test to stimulate mycotoxin spillage is an important thing to do if you use this test.

If someone doesn’t have symptoms she wouldn’t call it CIRS even if they had mycotoxins in the urine.

She doesn’t use all of the Shoemaker Protocol because she has had success with enhancing the glutathione pathways (and mitochondrial function) and general symptom improvement in CIRS patients. She does/did use the C4a test on occasion when she can get it in Austin, Texas. She will use TGFBeta, MMP9, VIP, a.m. cortisol and ACTH as an initial assessment at times but doesn’t retest with treatment because she is going more on clinical improvement. The C4a and TGFBeta are indicators of CIRS, but by themselves in patients without concurrent CIRS symptoms yet they are not diagnostic of CIRS.

MITOCHONDRIAL STIMULATION

Dr. Hausman-Cohen stimulates mitochondrial function by two products KPpax™ (Integrative therapeutics) and Mitocore (Orthomolecular Products) especially if the patients are tired and with neuropathic symptoms such as numbness and tingling.

USE OF NEUROQUANT PROGRAM FOR MOLD, CIRS AND ALZHEIMER'S ASSESSMENT

The Neuroquant is a better diagnostic test which measures variations in brain structure volume in CIRS and Alzheimer’s patients. It can help delineate between the two.

In cognitive decline patients she will look at the ApoE4 status which is found in only 20% of the population but 80% of patients with cognitive decline before the age of 80.

The Neuroquant was developed to evaluate hippocampal volume in the Alzheimer’s brain. The hippocampus shrinks in Alzheimer’s disease and the ventricles enlarge. In CIRS the caudate nucleus shrinks and brain structures swell due to inflammation. 

CIRS patients will have a Neuroquant 6 or 8 score which is positive for mold. Alzheimer’s patients will have a score of less than 3 as will normal patients.

If they have both Alzheimer’s and CIRS they will have brain swelling with a shrunken down hippocampus.

MARCONS (multiple antibiotic resistant coagulate negative staph aureus) Testing

She does do MARCONs testing (multiple antibiotic resistant coagulate negative staph aureus) of the sinuses but not on everyone. It is valuable to evaluate biofilm resistance which may affect how certain intranasal medications are absorbed (i.e. VIP (vasoactive intestinal peptide), glutathione, etc.). The sinus culture for MARCONS will also test for the biofilm presence. This bacterial infection in the nose may affect the immune system and reduces MSH (melanocyte stimulating hormone) secretion which can effect multiple metabolic pathways effecting sleep, pain, gastrointestinal function, hormones, inflammation, etc.. Also, coagulase negative staph aureus, which is staph epidermidis, is a normal bacteria on the skin. It is not an invasive staph. You don’t want to get rid of all of it.  

DETOXIFICATION AND MYCOTOXIN IMPORTANCE

The most important things Dr. Hausman-Cohen focuses on is getting rid of the mycotoxins with Avmacol, cholestyramine and diet.  She will treat patients before they get away from the (mold) exposure. She will do the Mycometrics DNA PCR test for mold assessment of the home (work environment) for dust containing mold (www.mycometrics.com).

She will start with Avmacol for 1-3 weeks to start pulling out some of the toxins. A high fat diet is needed to pull out the toxins using the Cholestyramine and Avmacol. If you don’t have enough fat in the diet you can’t pull out the mycotoxins out via the colon.

DIET RECOMMENDATIONS AND MILD KETOSIS

She doesn’t put someone on a mildly ketotic diet unless they are an ApoE4 with cognitive impairment. If they are a CIRS patient she can use a higher fat diet but she won’t use a mildly ketotic diet. That fats that she uses are generally unsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation. Saturated fat is not a beneficial fat for cardiovascular health. It tends to stimulate the liver to make more cholesterol. Coconut oil may be used because it provides beneficial medium change triglycerides. The ApoE4 patient is at risk for cognitive issues and cardiovascular disease so she uses a higher fat diet that is lower in saturated fat. If they are “just” a CIRS patients they can use more saturated fat. But she encourages them to take lots of unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil, eat more fish, in particular the SMASH fish, which are lower in mercury and high in omega-3s, and she also increases their plant fat intake.  The goal of the omega-3 fats is to reduce the inflammation in the body and brain. Also it is recommended to eat a low glycemic index and low sugar diet to reduce inflammation and eat LOTS of vegetables.

For detoxification she starts off with Avmacol and high dose omega-3 fatty acids (~6-9 gm EPA/DHA per day is ideal) from fish and supplements to decrease brain inflammation. More is better at the beginning to “settle” the brain down. EGCG (green tea) and quercetin both reduce inflammatory cytokines and TGFBeta (TGFBeta goes up with inflammation). Occasionally she will do an omega-3 fatty acid assessment. She does less testing on follow-up if the patient is doing well.

HORMONES REPLACEMENT

Hormone replacement may be beneficial in the classic ApoE4 Alzheimer’s patient and CIRS patient because the hypothalamic-pituitary axis (HPA) gets “off” do to mycotoxins affecting the HPA axis. Many times testosterone will be very low in female CIRS patients (and estrogen can be high). Testosterone is involved in anxiety, sleep and cognition. So is estrogen.  Hormones are not the first thing to address because people are initially overwhelmed. Dr. Hausman-Cohen addresses the inflammation first. Sometimes, though, testosterone replacement by creams or pellets is what really gets the patient back to normal. But you don’t want to start first with hormone replacement in general in CIRS patients. Sometimes testosterone replacement may increase estrogen levels and increase estrogen dominance symptoms. Dr. Hausman-Cohen tries to normalize other metabolic abnormalities first. Then she will replace testosterone and other hormones along with iodine supplementation to keep testosterone from being converted to estrogen. A good screening for HPA axis deregulation is an a.m. cortisol and a.m. ACTH. If your a.m. cortisol is low the a.m. ACTH should be high. If you’re a.m. cortisol is high your ACTH should be low. If not that is a sign of HPA deregulation and you may need to address adrenal insufficiency or exhaustion which is another approach.

TOXIC METAL ASSESSMENT

Dr. Hausman-Cohen evaluates toxic metals by patient history initially or if the patient isn’t doing well.  She may do a “Quick Silver” test to evaluate for mercury. Using Avmacol, which stimulates sulforaphane production and helps push detoxification pathways that gets rid of the mercury, is an effective means of mercury detoxification. Sometimes she will do urinary mercury screens.  

INTRAVENOUS NUTRITION

Dr. Hausman-Cohen refers patients to other practitioners for intravenous nutritional therapy. Usually if she recommends it, it is done initially for fatigued or to enhance the detoxification processes. But she finds it is not necessary for long-term chronic management because her patients do well addressing the CIRS with reducing inflammation and enhancing detoxification by modalities mentioned previously.

CONCLUSIONS FROM DR. HAUSMAN-COHEN

If you have CIRS or any other chronic syndromes like chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, unusual brain symptoms or unexplained symptoms you need to NOT JUST TREAT OR LOOK AT THE SYMPTOMS, but you need to ASSESS AND TREAT THE UNDERLYING PATHWAYS that are not optimal, such as detoxification pathways and enhancing mitochondrial energy production to start and then remove any offending environmental stimuli when possible, i.e. really getting to the cause. Dr. Hausman-Cohen notes there is much hope. Many of her chronically ill patients get well over a year or so and when they do relapse they hopefully know some of the parameters to address to get them back on track. Bottom line...look for the cause and don’t just have your symptoms treated and there is much hope for these CIRS patients to get well.

Sharon Hausman-Cohen, M.D. Board Certified Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine, Resilient Health Austin, 3410 Far West Blvd Suite 100 Austin, TX 78731  512-231-1901 / 512-231-1902 (FAX) 

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Your Are Invited to My "Heart-O-Betes" Reversal Plant-Based Potluck!

Come join me monthly (4th Friday - see dates & times Flyer Here) for a FREE whole food plant-based potluck with interesting topicsfocused on REVERSING Chronic Diseases
(heart disease, obesity, diabetes, etc. “Heart-O-Betes”).

We have the knowledge, science, experience and access to a diet pattern that can wipe the chronic diseases off the face of the earth (and protecting the earth as well) very quickly if we just put the right foods into our mouths (and move a little bit).

This short story of "Kaiser Physician “Healed Thyself” with Whole Plant-Based Foods" – is a powerful testament to exactly why I want to start an experience where people realize that “Food is the Medicine” and they can REVERSE the major killers with a proven plant-based diet. READ HIS GREAT STORY:

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Whole-Food Plant-Based Recipes – T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies (FREE)
 
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If you want to review resources to reversing anyone of the conditions below just
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Confused About Dietary Advise.... Let's Bring Some Simple Clarity!

If confused about dietary advice I think this is one of the best common sense summaries of why a mostly plant-based diet is the diet of choice. Especially Dr. McDougall's "Four of My Own Eye-opening Experiences" over 40 years of using diet therapy... Just really read those experiences...
 

Especially the links to:

Dr. Denis Burkitt, MD, former head of the ministries of health of Uganda, Africa...

Dr. McDougall's personal experience of caring for 5,000 Hawaiian Sugar Plantation
patients between 1973 and 1976... Read More

Walter Kempner, MD, from Duke University, "cured" obese patients and those
"nearly-dead" with failing hearts and kidneys with a diet of white rice, fruits,
fruit juice, and sugar.... READ MORE!

Nathan Pritikin, world-respected diet researcher who helped cure hundreds of
thousands of overweight, sick people.... Read More

If you really read these, you will know more than most health professionals and if you
just pay attention to food reactions....because they can happen with any food,
your risk to chronic disease will be eliminated and you will have excellent health
and vibrance.....Take time to read the logic. It will pay off!

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Garlic Reduces Lead Levels Like Drug But Also Reduced Symptoms and Drug Didn't!

Eating the equivalent of 2 garlic cloves per day (1/8 teaspoon of dried garlic powder (1200 mcg) in capsules 3 x daily) reduced lead levels similar to the chelation drug d-penicillamine BUT also reduced irritability, headaches and blood pressure after treatment but the drug, d-penicillamine, did not!

Best Food for Lead Poisoning – Garlic (video)

Comparison of therapeutic effects of garlic and d-Penicillamine in patients with chronic occupational lead poisoning (abstract).

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Stopping Aging by Eating Foods That Increase Your Telomeres!

Dr. Cindy Leung ScD MPH from the University of California, San Francisco gave an excellent presentation on sugar-sweetened beverages, food and diet patterns and how they effect telomere length, and thereby aging. Imagine telomeres to be the "plastic cap", at the end of your show lace that keeps it from unraveling and fraying.
 
Telomeres are what keep your DNA on your chromosomes from "degrading" so-to-speak. If your telomeres erode fast you age quicker. If they stay stable or in some cases increase you slow or stop the aging process in a sense. So it's a hot topic of things that you can do (exercise or be sedentary) or take (nutraceuticals, foods diet patterns) to improve your telomeres.

What Dr. Leung and her colleagues discovered was that:

Foods that shorten telomeres (not good, increase aging)

- Red meats (saturated fat)
- Processed meats
- Butter
- Sugar sweetened beverages
- White flour (refined carbohydates)
- whole fat milk products (?)

(NOT A FOOD BUT SO DID STRESS, ESPECIALLY CARE TAKING REDUCED TELOMERE LENGTH)

Foods that lengthened telomeres (good, slowed or reversed aging) were:

- FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
- Seaweed
- Whole grains, cereal fibers
- Omega-3 fatty acids (salmon)
- Nuts
- Moderate alcohol
- Non-fat dairy (?)
- (EXERCISE !)

Sugary beverage and food consumption, and leukocyte telomere length maintenance in pregnant women.

Soda and cell aging: associations between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption
and leukocyte telomere length in healthy adults from the National Health and Nutrition
Examination Surveys.
    

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Heart Disease Being Reversed in Houston Texas Hospital with Plant Food!

There is no more powerful medicine than a whole food plant-based diet for heart disease reversal. The hospital pharmacy of the future will be a whole food plant based kitchen - cafeteria. If plant-based cardiologist Baxter Montgomery can do this in the BBQ capital, Houston,Texas, in the hospital, it can be done anywhere! Watch this fabulous video of cardiologist Dr. Baxter Montgomery using plant-based nutrition in a Houston, Texas hospital! 

Go to my "Heart Disease Reversal" page at HealthyLivingforBusyPeople.com  for my resource page dedicated to patient self-help material so they/you can reverse your heart disease which inlcudes:

Research papers
Books
Podcasts (cardiologist, surgeons and patients)
Plant-based recipes (free) online access
Plant-based cooking courses online
Plant-based restaurant App
Plant-based meals shipped to your door step
Plant-based immersion programs
Websiteson heart disease reversalby plant-based diets
Movies on plant-based nutrition reversing chronic diseases
“Quick Start” for “Heart Disease Reversal”

The Number #1 Killer in the world - heart disease - doesn't need to exist by a very simple, cost effective plant-based diet plan.

Send this link to your doctor, friends, anyone who has heart disease.

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Saturated Fat for Your Heart? Not So Fast! Let The Amazonian Tsimane Teach Us!

While I am a plant-based guy, I think this study, and Dr. Katz's commentary on it, of the Tsimane, a hunter gatherer population in the Bolivian Amazon, and their low risk to heart disease, is spot on! His short review of this study is an outstanding commentary on what a good diet is! The study is an interesting read as well! How did they do coronary calcium scores on this Amazonian tribe? A portable CAT scan machine?

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"Ain't" No Gym Memberships in the Blue Zones! Try Some "Home" Work!

This excellent article notes the importance of getting "Blue Zone exercise" for longevity WITHOUT a gym membership!... There are no gym memberships in most Blue Zones where they live to be 90 to 110 and very functional!  Try these around the house tips for exercise for longevity and weight reduction! I will give you a hint...it's not about how many hours you sit in your recliner chair and watch TV!

I am absolutely not saying don't go to the gym! I go almost every day....BUT you should not make your life too "convenient" at home. Constant, low intensity household work can burn a lot of calories each day! We call this "Non-Exercise" Exercise!!! It adds up!

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