“This Doctor Thinks He Knows The 3 LEADING CAUSES Of Alzheimer’s | Dr. Richard Johnson”

Today, I review, link to, and embed Dhru Purohit‘s “This Doctor Thinks He Knows The 3 LEADING CAUSES Of Alzheimer’s | Dr. Richard Johnson”.

All that follows is from the above resource.

Apr 10, 2023

Alzheimer’s is now being called “type 3 diabetes” for its link to insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and obesity. A new hypothesis is suggesting another potential mechanism at play, one involving fructose. Today, fructose is consumed mainly in highly concentrated forms such as fruit juice, dried fruit, and high fructose corn syrup in soda and ultra-processed foods. According to metabolic health and Alzheimer’s scientists, this abundance of fructose in our modern diet may be starving our brain’s memory center due to a genetic survival trait. This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Richard Johnson to discuss his revolutionary new hypothesis on the link between fructose consumption and Alzheimer’s disease. Dhru and Dr. Johnson discuss the evolutionary mechanism behind fructose metabolism, insulin resistance, and weight gain that has completely backfired today due to its overconsumption. Dr. Richard Johnson is a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Denver and has been a practicing physician and clinical scientist for over 25 years. He is internationally recognized for his seminal work on the role of fructose in obesity, diabetes, and now, Alzheimer’s disease. His work also highlights the fundamental role of uric acid (which is generated during fructose metabolism) in metabolic syndrome. Dr. Johnson is a prolific scientist with research that has been funded by the National Institute of Health since the 1980s. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and has published over 700 papers, lectured in over 45 countries, and is a highly cited scientist. He is the author of The Fat Switch and his newest bestselling book, Nature Wants Us to Be Fat.

In this episode Dhru and Dr. Johnson dive into:

-Dr. Johnson’s new hypothesis on the relationship between Alzheimer’s and fructose consumption

-The origins of Alzheimer’s (what’s going on in the brain)

-How modern-day life has hijacked our genetics to make us fat

-How fructose impacts mitochondrial function

-Why the body converts glucose to fructose

-The relationship between salt, dehydration, and fructose production

-How fructose makes us crave more sugar

-Fructose and Alzheimer’s disease

-The importance of strength training for glycemic control and Alzheimer’s prevention

-Sources of fructose in our ancestral diet

-The role of salt and dehydration in obesity

-Hidden “healthy” sources of fructose in the diet

-High-glycemic foods to minimize in the diet

-Umami foods and uric acid

-Dr. Johnson’s thoughts on Saturated fat

Also mentioned in this episode:

-The Fat Gene: https://www.researchgate.net/publicat…

-Could Alzheimer’s disease be a maladaptation of an evolutionary survival pathway mediated by intracerebral fructose and uric acid metabolism?: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science…

-Study Suggests Fructose Could Drive Alzheimer’s Disease (study press release): https://news.cuanschutz.edu/news-stor… -Nature Wants Us to Be Fat: The Surprising Science Behind Why We Gain Weight and How We Can Prevent—and Reverse—It by Dr. Richard Johnson: https://www.amazon.com/Nature-Wants-F…

-The End of Alzheimer’s Program: The First Protocol to Enhance Cognition and Reverse Decline at Any Age by Dr. Dale Bredesen: https://www.amazon.com/End-Alzheimers…

-Drop Acid: The Surprising New Science of Uric Acid―The Key to Losing Weight, Controlling Blood Sugar, and Achieving Extraordinary Health by Dr. David Perlmutter: https://www.amazon.com/Drop-Acid-Surp…

For more on Dr. Richard Johnson:

-Instagram @drrichardjjohnson

-Twitter @RichardJJohns11

-Website: https://www.drrichardjohnson.com.

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