Nobody wants their loved ones of themselves get Alzheimer’s disease (loss of cognitive function) or to get it themselves. So if we truly do value our mind, we would also value our body. In other words, if we understand Alzheimer’s disease as Type 3 Diabetes (which is caused by overconsumption of sugar, carbs, starch, sweets, pastries, alcohol and desserts) then perhaps we would attack the issue differently. Obesity (overfat) is only “bad”because it is linked with metabolic disease, which will erase your mind.
Why this is important
I don’t know about you, but I prize and value my mind. I would not want cognitive decline in any shape, way or form.
If we understand mental decline, schizophrenia or any other mental diseases as metabolic diseases … wouldn’t we approach health differently?
For example, I suspect a link between obesity (being overfat) and schizophrenia. For example I am quite certain that my dad has Schizophrenia, and observing his lifestyle habits (heavy smoker, no exercise, sitting all day, never going outside and walking, and him being addicted to ice cream and sweets, and consuming very poor food) his mental decline might have been caused by his diet and lifestyle choices.
For example to quote the article: ‘Reducing weight gain in people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and first episode psychosis: describing the process of developing the STructured lifestyle Education for People With SchizophrEnia (STEPWISE) intervention’:
“… a significant proportion of people with first episode psychosis are overweight prior to any treatment and weight gain can accelerate within weeks of treatment initiation”.PDF
Sugar is insanely profitable
Any type of diabetes which is not Type 1 diabetes is a result of diet and nutrition (what you consume, eat, and drink). For example the truth is Type 2 diabetes is most likely reversible via fasting, abstinence from sugars and carbs and abstinence from alcohol, bread, dairy, etc. I encourage you to do a simple “intermittent fasting and diabetes” search on PubMed to explore this rabbit-hole.