Happy anniversary! I hope you enjoyed your trip to the coast.
Mental deterioration is a horrible thing for anyone to experience. It’s hard on those around them, too.
Because of my health problems, I learned some about microbiology, physiology, nutrition, etc. My Lyme doctor said a low carb diet would work best and help reduce inflammation. I learned about digestion, hormones, etc. in my quest to understand “low carb.” I had never had to worry about any calories until I got the last tick bite. That was the game changer for me.
In learning about low carb, I landed on insulin resistance and how insulin is used in the body. I’ve known about it most of my life thanks to a T1D cousin, who died from it at a young age. I didn’t realize insulin is a growth hormone and too much of it is very damaging to the bodies of humans, rats, etc.
I was recently diagnosed with CIRS due to mold exposure and am being treated for that now. That, too, messes with your body and can lead to T2D. Because I had no melanocyte stimulating hormone, my gut was super leaky. Everything inflamed my small bowel except meat. My mold toxicity doctor put me on a low inflammatory and low mold diet. That has helped a great deal and my brain is gradually working better.
If you are interested, I would suggest listening to Dr. Dale Bredesen, MD, Ben Bikman, PhD, Ted Naiman, MD, Tim Noakes, MD, PhD, etc., Robert Lustig, MD, et al. I’ve read quite a few of their books to learn more and let things gel in my mind some. I ran across a lot of these over the years and Low Carb Down Under, Diet Doctor, etc. channels opened up even more.
Paul Saladino, MD is a fan of carnivore eating, which I basically had to do for a couple of months to get the inflammation down. He covers oxalate, salicylate, lectins, etc. and how inflammatory they are for the human body. He explained why avocados, brussels sprouts, okra, etc. made me sick.
Human health is vital and vitality is achieved, in part, through diet.