Alzheimer’s or Brain Diabetes?

Alzheimer's Brian Diabetes

A growing body of research suggests there’s a powerful connection between your diet and your risk of Alzheimer’s disease via similar pathways that cause type 2 diabetes.

Back in 2005, a published medical paper introduced a new disease tentatively dubbed “type 3 diabetes”.

The researchers learned that, in addition to the pancreas, your brain also produces insulin.

They discovered that without the insulin your brain cells will die.

A drop in insulin production in your brain may contribute to the degeneration of your brain cells, and studies have found that people with lower levels of insulin and insulin receptors in their brain often have Alzheimer’s disease.

Studies since 2005 have continually documented that insulin has a much greater role in the brain than previously expected.

Insulin is directly responsible for neuron glucose-uptake, and the regulation of neurotransmitters like acetylcholine, which are crucial for memory and learning.

Scientists have come to understand that cognition is impaired when insulin levels are reduced.

The clinical research has made it quite clear that the same pathological process that leads to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes may also hold true for your brain.

The take away from these studies make a strong point that the over-consumption of sugars and “grains” which are also detrimental to the the development of diabetes may also result in Type 3 Diabetes (brain diabetes).

When the brain becomes overwhelmed by the consistently high levels of glucose, the insulin signaling will eventually become blunted or desensitized. This will lead to impairments in your thinking and memory abilities, eventually causing permanent brain damage.

Healthcare clinicians trained in functional medicine have the training and knowledge to investigate what is at the root of the pathological process that leads to Type 2 diabetes and the new diagnosis of Type 3 diabetes.

The one size fits all approach of prescriptive medications for diabetes, although of some value, will not shut down the physiological cascade of the consequences of poor sugar/insulin control.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Compliments from Functional Medicine University

www.FunctionalMedicineUniversity.com

“Get Your Life Back” Reason 6

 The Healthy Thyroid Seminar Designed To Boost Your Energy, Libido, & Weight Loss Success! 

Thyroid Health Rage

Courtesy of Dr. Vinicio Cornejo

 

10 reasons why you need to attend this very informative presentation

 

Reason 6: The foods you’re eating may not only be the cause, but can be destroying your Thyroid.

The very food you are eating on a daily basis may not only be the cause of your Thyroid condition, but can even be destroying Thyroid tissue. This destruction of the Thyroid will lead to Thyroid disease. Research shows that some foods resemble Thyroid tissue molecularly. This means if you have immunity against certain foods which you may not know of and continue eating those foods, your immune system will turn around and begin to attack your Thyroid leading to health complications.

Attend this FREE informative Thyroid presentation and get the information you need and start getting your health back on track.

 

WHERE: The Complete Health Store 1756 N Riverside Ave Rialto, CA

 

WHEN: October 8th at 1:00

 

I’m asking those who are my existing patients to please bring a guest that may be dealing with Thyroid issues. They will greatly benefit from coming. There will be a drawing for prizes for my patients who do bring a guest. One of the prizes we will be giving away is a free Comprehensive Blood Panel ($199 Value) which will give you an in-depth look at your overall health.

 

Seating is limited, and I do mean limited, so please call to reserve your seat. 

RSVP 

(909) 874-6640

“Get Your Life Back” Reason 5

The Healthy Thyroid Seminar Designed To Boost Your Energy, Libido, & Weight Loss Success! 

Thyroid Health Rage

Courtesy of Dr. Vinicio Cornejo 

10 reasons why you need to attend this very informative presentation 

 

Reason 5: Find out which healthy food is making so many people sick and causing Thyroid disease.

One of the worst foods you can be eating that is making many people sick and causing so many Thyroid issues is considered to be one of the healthiest foods by many Health Experts”. This food has been linked to many autoimmune diseases including Celiac, Lupus, and even autoimmune Thyroid.

Attend this FREE informative Thyroid presentation and get the information you need and start getting your health back on track.

WHERE: The Complete Health Store 1756 N Riverside Ave Rialto, CA

WHEN: October 8th at 1:00

I’m asking those who are my existing patients to please bring a guest that may be dealing with Thyroid issues. They will greatly benefit from coming. There will be a drawing for prizes for my patients who do bring a guest. One of the prizes we will be giving away is a free Comprehensive Blood Panel ($199 Value) which will give you an in-depth look at your overall health.

Seating is limited, and I do mean limited, so please call to reserve your seat. 

RSVP 

(909) 874-6640

Inflammation The Hidden Culprit!

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Today I would like to talk about a serious, but often times hidden culprit that’s a factor in everything from being obese to all chronic illnesses and diseases of aging.

You’ve heard the term before and are somewhat familiar with it. I’m talking about inflammation. I want to emphasize and demonstrate how it’s a hidden cause of poor health. You’re most likely aware of the classic signs of inflammation which are pain, swelling, redness, and heat. We have all experienced inflammation at some time in our lives with different injuries, such as twisting an ankle, breaking a bone, smashing a finger and even sunburn is a form of inflammation.

Inflammation is part of the body’s natural defense system. When we have an injury to different tissues of our body, whether muscle, ligament, tendon, skin or bone, inflammation is supposed to occur. Your body is doing what it is designed to do. When your body senses an injury to a tissue, a specific cascade of events are set in motion, where white blood cells and special chemicals called cytokines mobilize and an increased blood flow also occurs, all to protect the area involved.

This is a normal type of inflammation and it’s a good thing. It helps your body protect and heal itself.

Inflammation can also occur when your body senses a foreign invader, known as an antigen. This invasion can occur from viruses and unhealthy bacteria. However, what most people do not realize is that a foreign invader can even be the very foods we are eating. When we are unaware of a food allergy, food intolerance or even sensitivity to certain foods, we ourselves are contributing to the inflammation process, by repeatedly eating these foods. Your body recognizes these foods as antigens, and these foreign invaders will trigger an out of control inflammatory process. When your immune system shifts out of balance, because of this constant self-inflicted attack, inflammation will run rampant. As Dr. Mark Hyman, one of the leading most experts in Functional Medicine, says “This will cause a chronic, smoldering fire inside your body that contributes to disease and weight gain.”

To say it plainly, the foods we eat like high fructose corn syrup, sugar, high amounts of unhealthy oils and fats in your diet, and unknown food allergens can all contribute and even be the cause of these types of inflammatory processes and diseases. Along with these allergenic foods we consume, chronic stress, lack of exercise and hidden infections all trigger an intense, unseen, and often times undetected inflammatory process deep within your body.

One of the most startling facts about this type of inflammation is that it leads to every one of the major chronic diseases heart disease, cancer, diabetes, dementia, and more. It is also the major contributing factor to obesity. To quote Dr. Mark Hyman “Being fat is being inflamed period!”

If you do not detect and eliminate hidden food allergens you will not, nor cannot address the inflammation taking place within you and you will not be able succeed at effective and permanent weight loss. What’s even scarier is that you will not be able to prevent or control the chronic diseases that will occur because of inflammation. Hidden sensitivities and allergies to food you eat every day are making you sick and overweight.

How does this occur? In short, when the mucous lining of the intestines becomes too porous, because of inflammation from the foods we eat, it allows the entry of toxins, microorganisms, and undigested food particles into the bloodstream, triggering further inflammation and an exaggerated immune response. This creates a vicious cycle, leading to autoimmunity, illness and chronic diseases.

What is autoimmunity? Autoimmunity is the failure of your body to recognize its own parts as its own, which allows an immune response in the form of an attack against itself, by destroying cells and tissues. This process causes tissue destruction and death, which leads to dysfunction and disease.

So now that you know the seriousness of inflammation, autoimmunity and the chronic diseases it leads to, what should you do about it? First, the cause of the inflammation needs to be identified, to be more specific, do you have certain food allergies or sensitivities? Once we figure out this is the case, we can begin to eliminate the inflammatory foods, start an anti-inflammatory diet and begin to support the damaged digestive tract with science based supplements. This regimen will allow the body to heal and repair itself of the damages that have taken place within your digestive tract, leading to weight loss, restored health and a life not plagued by chronic illness and disease.

Stop letting inflammation, from the foods you eat, continue to make you sick and unhealthy.

Yours In Health,

Dr. Vinicio Cornejo

 

What Is Gluten Reactivity Anyway???

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Gluten-Reactivity is a systemic (whole body) autoimmune condition with many different manifestations. What is an autoimmune condition? It is a condition in which your own body is attacking itself with its own Immune (defense) system. Celiac disease or gluten sensitive enteropathy (gastrointestinal disease) is only one, of a range of possible manifestations of reactivity to gluten. Celiac’s disease, because it is the most commonly known manifestations of Gluten-Reactivity, receives the most attention to the point of ignoring all the other manifestations that can arise. What are other manifestations that can arise from a gluten reactivity, you ask? Well, here is a short list in the very, very long list of manifestations; Depression, Fibromyalgia, arthritis, joint pain, memory loss, brain fog, brain degeneration, headaches and so on. Autoimmune disease is the third leading cause of death in the industrialized world, which includes diseases such as; Crohn’s, Diabetes, Hypo/Hyper Thyroidism and SLE to name a few. Autoimmune disease is 10 times more common in a person with Gluten-Reacivity compared to the general population. So we can see that the burden on our society from Gluten-Reactivity cannot be overlooked. Early identification of this plaguing condition can result in earlier treatment, better quality of life and an improved prognosis. Some will say “but I feel fine eating what I eat now”, to those people I would say so did everyone else who has a disease now, but didn’t back then. Let’s help prevent illness and disease by becoming aware now.

Yours In Health, Dr. Cornejo

Picture of HYDRA Compliments of gluten Free Society:  http://www.glutenfreesociety.org/gluten-free-society-blog/the-many-heads-of-gluten-sensitivity/