Fructose and its byproduct uric acid may play a role in Alzheimer’s

Learn about the effects of uric acid, leptin and other substances that induce metabolic syndrome and may play a primary role in Alzheimer’s.

Classic Buttermilk Scones

These classic buttermilk scones are so easy to make and very low sugar. You don’t even need an electric mixer and they’re quick to bake – 12-15 minutes in the oven and you’re done. They’re ready for you faster than you can say buttermilk!

Sprinkle with a tiny bit of powdered sugar instead of glazing!

Is Fructose a Driver of Alzheimer’s Disease? | Dr. Richard Johnson & Dr. Rob Lustig

Fructose and its byproduct uric acid may play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s, thanks to an evolutionary adaptation hijacked by the modern diet. Fructose can be directly consumed, or the body can convert high-glycemic carbohydrates and other foods to fructose. Fructose suppresses some cognitive functions. Dr. Richard Johnson and Dr. Rob Lustig discuss a new study, of which Johnson was an author, on how fructose may be a potential driver in Alzheimer’s, and they hypothesize about fructose’s potential connection to the development of other conditions.


Interesting discussion about fructose and it’s effect on the gut and brain. Also some other interesting tidbits about cataracts, allergies and other conditions affected by the metabolism and fermentation of fructose. A true learning experience.

Remember, no more than 6 teaspoons (25 grams) of added sugar per day for women and 9 teaspoons (38 grams) for men. The AHA limits for children vary depending on their age and caloric needs, but range between 3-6 teaspoons (12 – 25 grams) per day. Children under two should have zero grams of sugar per day.

Common cult gluten free diets that utilize other starches for bread replacement actually produce more H2S which can strain the liver. Vitamin B (pantothenic acid) depleted yeast produces more H2s and leads to aberrant fermentation of fructose.

Excerpts from Immune For Life 2019

Lack of friendly bacteria affects all B vitamin production. Lack of pantothenic acid used to be so rare it was only seen in starvation cases. Not so today.

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Fermented Dairy Products Prevent Alzheimer’s Due To Oleic Acid Amides

Kefir Benefits

Fermented dairy products prevent cognitive decline in the elderly. Studies have demonstrated the preventive effects of dairy products on Alzheimer’s disease and have identified the responsible component. Intake of fermented dairy product had preventive effects on the disease by reducing the accumulation of amyloid B (Aβ) and hippocampal inflammation (TNF-α and MIP-1α production). A search for preventive substances in the fermented dairy product identified oleamide as a novel dual-active component that enhanced microglial Aβ phagocytosis and anti-inflammatory activity towards LPS stimulation in vitro and in vivo. During the fermentation, oleamide was synthesized from oleic acid, which is an abundant component of general dairy products owing to lipase enzymatic amidation. Oleic acid is a fatty acid that occurs naturally in various animal and vegetable fats and oils. It is an odorless, colorless oil, although commercial samples may be yellowish. In chemical terms, oleic acid is classified as a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid, abbreviated with a lipid number of 18:1 cis-9. This study has demonstrated the preventive effect of dairy products on Alzheimer’s disease, which was previously reported only epidemiologically. Moreover, oleamide has been identified as an active component of dairy products that is considered to reduce Aβ accumulation via enhanced microglial phagocytosis, and to suppress microglial inflammation after AB deposition. Oleamide synthesized from oleic acid has much higher anti-inflammatory activity than linoleic or linolenic acid. Fermented dairy products enhance microglial anti-inflammatory activity and phagocytosis. With ingestion of a fermented dairy product, the deposition of AB in the brain was significantly reduced

Excerpts from Immune For Life 2019

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