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Thomas A. Edison

Today's Topic:

Can You Avoid Getting Alzheimer's Disease?

Three Pillars of Brain Health

Alzheimer's - Brain Diabetes/Type 3 Diabetes?

What You Eat Can Destroy Your Brain

There Is HOPE - Brain Plasticity

Your First Step towards a Healthier Brain


Alzheimer's Disease - Brain Diabetes - Type 3 Diabetes


Alzheimer's Disease

Senile Dementia

Alzheimer's and Your Diet

Too Much Sugar
Too Many Carbs
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Processed Foods

Alzheimer's - is it Brain Diabetes?

Is there HOPE?

YES, there is HOPE!



Quotes for your life:

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet and dramatist


I get letters

I had everything wrong with me that was on Dr.Z's list of Self Evaluation symptoms. I had no energy, aches and pains all over my body.

I had difficulty with motivation, depression, arthritis, hearing loss, ringing in the ears, high blood pressure, heart palpitations, light headedness, trouble sleeping, shortness of breath, excessive appetite, frequent constipation, digestive problems, bloated feeling, heartburn, anxiety attacks, nervousness, and my balance was way off.

You name it, I had it!

I am 61 years old. This went on for thirty years. Sometimes I really felt like giving up.

I met Dr.Z at the Nevada City Health Fair. I was on thirteen different medications at the time. For years I had gone from medical doctor to medical doctor - all they did is give me more medications which made me only more miserable.

I checked him out to see what he had to say about me. I went to see him at his office for an examinant ion where he screened me for pain, muscle strength imbalance, blood sugar problems, allergies and evaluated my nutritional and digestive status.

Dr. Z was hesitant to take me on as a patient. He told me that because I had these problems for so many years that I would have to make drastic life style changes and follow his recommendations absolutely I do that? Well, I decided right then that I could do anything I put my mind to.

In one week, yes in just one week, in getting chiropractic adjustments, changing my diet, taking supplements and doing the home work brain exercises he gave me I am much stronger than I have been in years! I can hardly believe this myself.

The diet - no carbohydrates. Breakfast is hardest - I used to eat cereal with non-fat milk, dried apricots and banana every morning. Popcorn for snacks during the day.

My initial symptom score on was 128, one week later, it was 10.

My heartburn is gone, my pain is so much improved, I don't feel depressed, I have more energy, I have hope again.

Dr.Z saved my life! I heartily and highly recommend coming to see Dr.Z!!

Carol H, Grass Valley,CA.

PS - Within two weeks I decided to go off three of my medications - Oxycontin, Prevacid and Glucophage.. I would love to be off all of them, eventually.

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How Can You Avoid Alzheimer's and Dementia?

How can you keep your brain vibrant and healthy into old age?

The answer is actually quite simple.

You must give your brain what it must have to function optimally.

Once you have Alzheimer's, it is too late. To my knowledge, there is nothing to reverse Alzheimer's disease.

You must start TODAY.

The Three Pillars of Brain Health

What Your Brain Needs.  

Your brain cells/neurons require three things to function optimally:

  1. Oxygen - your brain uses 20 to 30% of the oxygen you breathe.
    As you age, you lose some of your capacity to utilize oxygen - approx. 1% a year from age 20 on.
    In other words, the older you are the more oxygen you need to keep your brain healthy.

  2. Balanced Blood Sugar - the emphasis is on the word Balanced.
    Low Blood Sugar - Hypoglycemia starves your brain cells/neurons.
    High Blood Sugar - Diabetes kills your brain cells/neurons.

  3. Activation/Stimulation/Input - primarily from physical movement under gravity.
    All your senses provide such brain activation - touch, sight, smell, taste, sound, etc.
    More than 80% of your brain activation comes from physical activity, exercise, physical work, dance, walking, etc.

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Increased Risk of Alzheimer's Disease - Look at Your Diet

What you eat can destroy your brain health.

Dr. Z - Bull's-Eye

A recent study(*) reveals that among seniors aged 70 to 89, a diet high in carbohydrates and sugar contributes significantly to their chance of developing Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.

**** Proteins and fats protect against dementia.


"A dietary pattern with relatively high caloric intake from carbohydrates and low caloric intake from fat and proteins may increase the risk of MCI or dementia in elderly persons."

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  • Those with the highest carbohydrate intake were nearly twice as likely to develop mild cognitive impairment than those with the lowest intake of carbohydrates.

  • Those with the highest sugar intake were 1.5 times more likely to experience mild cognitive impairment than those with the lowest levels.

  • **** Those with the highest fat intake were 42% less likely to develop cognitive impairment.

  • **** Those with the highest protein intake reduced their risk by 21 percent.

  • When compared with total fat and protein intake, those with the highest carb intake were 3.6 times more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment.

    (*) Relative intake of macronutrients impacts risk of mild cognitive impairment or dementia.
    Roberts RO, Roberts LA, Geda YE, Cha RH, Pankratz VS, O'Connor HM, Knopman DS, Petersen RC.
    J Alzheimers Dis. 2012 Jan 1;32(2):329-39. doi: 10.3233/JAD-2012-120862.

    Please Remember:

    Proteins and fats
    protect against dementia.

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Alzheimer's Disease - Brain Diabetes/Type 3 Diabetes?

We used to think there were only two types of diabetes:

  1. the type you're born with (Type 1 Diabetes)
  2. the type you get later on in life (Type 2 Diabetes)

The second one was called "adult onset diabetes" until it became prevalent in kids.

Type 2 Diabetes is brought on by a combination of factors, including the Standard American Diet (SAD) with its huge amounts of sugar, high fructose corn syrup, carbohydrates and processed foods.

It is well-known that obesity and both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes massively increase your risk of getting Alzheimer's disease.

In 2005, Alzheimer's disease was tentatively called "Type 3 Diabetes" when researchers learned that the pancreas is not the only organ that produces insulin.

Your brain also produces insulin, and this brain insulin is necessary for the survival of your brain cells.

There's more and more research evidence that Alzheimer's is a type of Brain Diabetes, brought on by the same dietary behavior that promotes diabetes and obesity:

  • sugar, sugar, sugar
  • super-sized everything
  • processed foods
  • high fructose corn syrup - fructose is disastrous to your brain health
  • high carbohydrate diet in general


Brain Plasticity - There Is HOPE

We used to think that we were stuck with the brain we got at birth.

We used to think that our brain would only get worse with aging.

The Good News:

Breakthrough discoveries during the past 10 or 15 years revealed a very different picture:

Your Brain Is Plastic in Nature.

Your Brain responds to how you treat it, nearly instantaneously.

Your Brain can and will change, AT ANY AGE, as long as no irreversible damage has been done.

Your Brain Health will get better or worse, depending on the decisions you make TODAY, and TOMORROW, for the REST OF YOUR LIFE.

YOU are responsible for Your Brain Health.

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Dr. Z's Self Evaluation - Your First Step towards a Healthier Brain

The Standard American Diet (SAD), very high in sugar and carbohydrates and processed foods, is disastrous to your brain health.

The Standard American Diet (SAD) dramatically increases your risk of dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.

Please Remember: Proteins and fats protect against dementia.

Always start with your SELF

  • Your lack of brain health is NOT due to medication deficiency
  • Always start with the basics
  • What do you eat and drink and snack?
  • How is your digestion?
  • What is your history with antibiotics?
  • Best still... Complete Dr. Z's Self Evaluation

The Solution

  • The Solution: Change what you eat/drink
  • The Solution: how you digest what you eat/drink
  • The Solution: your insight and intelligence
  • The Solution: your compassion with your self
  • The Solution: your willingness to make changes

The Solution: You Take Full Responsibility for Your Brain Health

**** Your Brain will thank you.

Dr. Z's online Self Evaluation is geared towards giving you a basic starting point in order to make intelligent changes in diet and improve basic human functions such as digestion and blood sugar control.

Dr. Z's Self Evaluation


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What some of Dr. Z's clients say .


I wish you well.

Thank you again for your interest and support.

Dr. Z

Peter Zeischegg, MS, DC*, DACNB
Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist

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