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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Get Your Life Back” Reason 9

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 9: Learn what Functional Medicine is and how it can help improve Thyroid health.

What is functional medicine and how can it help you? To put it simply functional medicine looks for the dysfunction within the body in order to restore optimal function back to the body. We will discuss how functional medicine has helped and will continue to help with Thyroid disorders. We will also discuss how doctors of functional medicine use unique lab test for the Thyroid in order to get the answers the patient needs to start on the road to better health.

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”

 

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

Courtesy of Dr. Vinicio Cornejo

Thyroid Health2

Attend this FREE information packed Thyroid presentation and get information you can begin using ASAP to get your health back on track.

On Oct. 8th at 1:00 P.M. I will be presenting a FREE seminar on ways to live a healthier life, lose weight and have a healthier Thyroid.

I’m asking 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 bring a guest. The main prize will be a free Comprehensive Blood Panel ($199 Value) which will give you an in-depth analysis of your overall health.

10 reasons why you need to attend this very informative presentation

  1.  Your Thyroid may be the reason you can’t lose weight.
  2.  Your Thyroid may be the reason you are always tired and have no energy.
  3.  You or someone you know may have a Thyroid disease and don’t know about it.
  4.   If you do have Thyroid disease and don’t know about it, it is still making you sick!
  5.   Find out which healthy food is making so many people sick and contributing to Thyroid disease.
  6.   The foods you’re eating may not only be the cause, but can be destroying your Thyroid.
  7.   Even though you’ve been told your lab test are normal, you still may have a thyroid condition.
  8.   Learn which lab tests are usually not performed, but should be especially with Hypothyroidism.
  9.   Learn what Functional Medicine is and how it can help improve Thyroid health.
  10. This may be the very thing you’ve been looking for to start you on the path to a healthier you!

Seating is limited, and I do mean limited, so please call to reserve your seat. RSVP (909) 874-6640

The Fat Hormone: How Effective are You at Burning Belly Fat?

Leptin, a recently discovered hormone, regulates body weight by suppressing food intake and/or increasing energy expenditure.

Leptin is a very powerful and influential hormone produced by fat cells.

Science has discovered that leptin is the most powerful metabolic regulator that tells your brain whether you should be hungry, eat and make more fat.

Basically, leptin is the way that your fat stores speak to your brain to let your brain know how much energy is available and, very importantly, what to do with it.

In a perfect world, as you gain weight, you secrete more leptin from your fat cells. This in turn tells your brain you have enough stored fat so it reduces your appetite sending messages to help you burn fat.

But there is a problem!

Unfortunately many people have something called “leptin resistance”. This means that no matter how much leptin you create from your fat cells, the brain doesn’t see it.  This leads to a cascade of your brain thinking you are starving ======> you burn less calories ====>your appetite goes into overdrive and finally every bit of food you eat gets stored on your belly!

Until you address leptin resistance, you’re not going to lose weight!

Optimal Leptin Levels

Your goal is to keep your leptins below 12, however, not too low. Researchers have discovered that leptins too far to the low side has been associated with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

A leptin above 12 is not considered healthy.

Leptin levels can now be measured with a simple blood test. Levels above 12 are linked to weight gain, accelerated aging, increased risk of infertility, diabetes and heart attack.  In addition, high leptin levels are associated with belly fat and numerous cancers

Leptin rises if you don’t sleep well, and if you have any kind of perceived stress.

Thyroid Connection

If you are having difficulty losing weight, I recommend you get your leptin checked. Remember you want it under 12.  From a thyroid perspective, if your leptin is above 12 you will commonly see low T3 (the most metabolically active thyroid hormone) and elevated reverse T3. This is not good for those trying to lose weight. The thyroid medication Synthroid (Levothyroxine) is aT4 medication and should be used with some level of caution when high leptin levels are seen. The take away from this thyroid connection is the fact that reverse T3 means T4 is not being effectively converted into the metabolic workhorse hormone, T3.

The Solution:

You become leptin resistant by eating the typical American diet full of sugar, refined grains, and processed foods. The solution is to eat a diet that emphasizes good fats and avoids blood sugar spikes. Basically a diet that emphasize healthy fats, lean meats and vegetables, and restricts sugar and grains.

For a full thyroid/leptin work-up, I recommend a comprehensive blood analysis that includes both a full, NOT partial, Thyroid panel & the Leptin marker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compliments of Functional Medicine University. http://www.www.functionalmedicineuniversity.com/

New natural weapon to combat against High Blood Pressure

imagesNow this new weapon is as close as your backyard. What I am talking about is good old sunlight. Blood pressure levels are commonly higher during winter months.

The question you may ask is what is the mechanism that allows sunlight to lower blood pressure? British researchers have figured out why.

The answer is nitric oxide (NO).

Nitric oxide is known to reduce blood pressure by evoking vasodilation either directly by causing relaxation of vascular smooth muscle or indirectly by acting in the rostral brainstem to reduce central sympathetic outflow, which decreases the release of norepinephrine from sympathetic nerve terminals.

Basically, nitric oxide increases the elasticity of the artery walls and helps to normalize high blood pressure. An increasingly large body of literature suggests that alterations in the NO system may play an important role in the development or maintenance of clinical hypertension.

What they found is that nitric oxide stored in the top layers of the skin reacts to sunlight and causes blood vessels to widen as the oxide moves into the bloodstream. That, in turn, lowers blood pressure. According to researcher Martin Feelisch, a professor of experimental medicine and integrative biology at the University of Southampton, exposure to ultraviolet light might help reduce the risk for heart disease.

“This new study finds that UV light exposure to the skin induced nitric oxide release and modestly lowered blood pressure, suggesting that this may play a role in modulating blood pressure,” said Fonarow, a spokesman for the American Heart Association.

In 2009, a team led by the University of Edinburgh’s Richard Weller showed that human skin and the dermal vasculature contain significant stores of NO—much more than can be found circulating in the blood—and that these stores could be mobilized by UVA (long-wave UV) irradiation. “This study provides suggestive evidence that skin-derived NO metabolites may have a role in modulation of blood pressure upon UV exposure,” Thomas Michel, a professor of medicine and biochemistry at Harvard Medical School.

 

Compliments from Functional Medicine University