As Dr. Georgia Ede explained to me at the Low Carb USA Conference and in this wonderful article in Psychology Today, Alzheimer’s Disease is now thought to be part of the Metabolic Syndrome affecting 60% or more of people around the world who eat a diet high in sugar and carbohydrate and Alzheimer’s Disease is now called “Type 3 Diabetes” by many doctors . After doing some research I feel that Parkinson’s Disease which shares so many similarities to Alzheimer’s may soon be called “Type 4 Diabetes”. Here’s a quote from this article in Progress in Neurobiology: “There is growing evidence that patients with Type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease and share similar dysregulated pathways suggesting common underlying pathological mechanisms. Historically insulin was thought solely to be a peripherally acting hormone responsible for glucose homeostasis and energy metabolism. However accumulating evidence indicates insulin can cross the blood-brain-barrier and influence a multitude of processes in the brain including regulating neuronal survival and growth, dopaminergic transmission, maintenance of synapses and pathways involved in cognition”
This is something I’ve been studying for a while but I finally had to write this post when I saw this randomized, controlled trial in the Lancet showing a positive effect of treating Parkinson’s disease with the diabetes medication Byetta (exenatide). This medication lower’s blood sugars by decreasing unneeded sugar production in the liver and lowering hunger. The medication according to the Wikipedia article on it has been shown to decrease the amount of fatty liver in humans which is a main driver of insulin resistance and “can reverse impaired Calcium signaling in Steatotic liver cells” (these are liver cells that have been damaged by fat in the liver and drive the liver to produce glucose even though blood glucose levels are already high).
I eat one meal a day … one pound of raw grass fed beef, two organic eggs and one stick (4 oz) of butter. I eat early in the morning, then I water fast for the remaining 24 hours. I do this daily and have never felt better in my whole life. I’ve been zero carb for almost 4 years and plan on eating this way for the rest of my life. I’m 70 years old, 5’6″ and weigh 120 lbs.
I am a 77-year-old lady. My Parkinson’s disease appeared at the age of 55. My symptoms at the beginning were fine tremors and rigidity with joint stiffness. I was taking Entacapone with Levodopa, Carbidopa, and Pramipexole. My Parkinson’s disease is not under control. I lost touch with reality.I started on Health Herbal Clinic Parkinsons Disease Herbal formula treatment in September 2016, i read alot of positive reviews on their success rate treating Parkinsons disease through their PD Herbal formula and i immediately started on the treatment. Just 7 weeks into the Herbal formula treatment I had great improvements with speech and coordination, my hand tremors seized and the stiffed, rigid muscle had succumbed. I am unbelievably back on my feet again, this is a breakthrough for all Parkinsons sufferers, visit Health Herbal Clinic official website www. healthherbalclinic. net or email info@ healthherbalclinic. net.
That’s great Erika, possibly a ketogenic diet would provide even more improvement.
I am trying to find herbal formula for Parkinson’s Erika Dwight on her post November 2 2017.
I would appreciate any help I could get.
I tried the website that was mentioned but can not find the formula?
I believe insulin resistance is involved so the first thing I would do if diagnosed with Parkinson’s is go on a STRICT ketogenic diet. Berberine 1000 mg twice daily and Chromium Picolinate 1000 mg once daily both help lower insulin resistance so these could be useful. Sorry, I’m not familiar with Erika Dwight
Edmund, you are the second person to report dramatic improvement with a herbal approach. I don’t think your herbal approach and a ketogenic diet would be mutually exclusive, indeed that might well turn out to be synergistic.