Beating Alzheimer’s by 2025

Health and Human Services officials gathered recently with other medical experts and stated that the No. 1 goal in the early draft of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act is to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s by 2025.  Good for them.  I love these proclamations that mean nothing.  Don’t get me wrong, I wish they were on to something but they are not.  Why?   Because, once again, they are afraid to make the tough decisions and too much money from third parties is at stake.  Here is what I mean.  What if our diet is the main culprit in the cause of Alzheimer’s?  Sound crazy?  Well, having Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus increases your chances of getting Alzheimer’s by 147 times.  We know that DM2 is basically all diet related.   Here is a link to a neurosurgeon named Jack Kruse MD which you may like and explains a little better.  He is very detailed but you get the idea.  If you read the first link above in the USA Today it talks about how we need to spend more and more money to get a new drug for this terrible disease.   Correct me if I am wrong but all drugs we have had for AD so far have basically sucked.   We do need to fix this problem. The number of cases of dementia is likely to triple by 2050 with an annual cost  to soar to $1 trillion. The illness costs the Medicare and Medicaid programs $130 billion a year.  If this problem is truly diet related, however, and due to high inflammatory foods (too many carbs, too many calories, too many polyunsaturated fatty acids, a poor Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio, too many grains, too much or any wheat, too much high fructose corn syrup, etc) then no drug will really ever be the answer.  So instead of having a campaign to change our ways we will allow Americans to get fatter, get DM, get AD and then spend more and more money to find an allusive medication…..all of which benefits Big Pharma.  Sounds crazy, right?

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