Are neurological diseases like Alzheimer a nutritional problem?
Americans are becoming more diet conscious overall, and they are trying to eat better with the belief they will be healthier. In our healthcare system, we are all about treating diseases with expensive medications, yet, eating better and feeding yourself and your bugs (see article here) that help you digest what you ingest has been given much more attention than it has previously. If you doubt that Americans are more health conscious than ever, just look at Mcdonalds who are now regrouping in the face of falling sales, while chains like whole foods continue to defy earnings and growth expectations and by the way, even Walmart is carrying more organic foods and will likely cause the price of these foods to drop, which is good since eating better will eventually cost less.
In a recent article, I mentioned that Alzheimer disease is going to be reclassified as being a type of Diabetes . The future for many diseases seems to be the understanding that we are what we eat, and when it comes to cost, should the treatment be a better diet?
A recent article suggests many neurological diseases may also be from what we eat. Check it out here
Breakthrough Cure for Brain Diseases?
French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes changed the world of medicine.
In 1637, he proposed that all living beings are similar to machines.
In other words, we are made up of clockwork mechanisms that function independently of one another.
Descartes argued that our bodies could be taken apart, studied and put back together to gain a better perspective of the larger picture.
This theory, known as reductionism, became the status quo for medical research.
But now, almost 400 years later, doctors are discovering just how interconnected the body’s systems really are.
And the world of medicine could be about to change again …
Discoveries Beyond Descartes
Most recent medical breakthroughs have focused on diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes and arthritis.
In comparison, brain disease discoveries have lagged.
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