Starting on page 26 of the book "Grain Brain" by Dr. David Perlmutter he mentions that beginning in 2005 studies began to emerge describing Ahlzeimers as a third type of diabetes. Although I am only 7% through this book, I highly recommend reading it.
Do you have senior moments? Do you find yourself misplacing too many things? Do you know that all of that could really be tied to eating by the food pyramid as we've been taught since we were young? Earlier in this book I remember reading something about the pyramid needs to get flipped upside down.
I have noticed a few things with my health. First: everyday my thoughts are clearer, sharper. I am feeling stronger, less tired and more energetic. I have also been healed of an ailment that a doctor told me when I was in my early 20's that I would have to deal with the rest of my life! As I have been ditching carbs and switching in fats, I have been seeing or should I say realizing health benefits that are not absolutely astonishing.
If you don't know who to believe anymore pick up the book Grain Brain and take a risk with your health. Take a six month challenge. The diet recommended by the US experts is 60% carbs, 20% of both fat and protein. For 6 months eat the same number of calories but make them 75% from fat, 20% from protein and 5% carbs. Tell me how you feel. If you are on medication for diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, etc monitor yourself closely. As you get healthier, you will need fewer medications.