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Default Perlmuter: Mediteranean Diets Reduced Risk of Alzheimers

This was in my mailbox this morning from Dr Perlmuter

Mediteranean Diet

So, if the Mediterranean Diet reduces risk of Alzheimer's, why am I eating low carb?
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I was skeptical when I read "Mediterranean Diet" (there isn't one) and stopped reading at
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The subjects were assessed by administering what is called a food frequency questionnaire basically an inquiry as to the various foods that these individuals consumed.
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I think we all know Mediterranean diet is a relatively recently coined diet term having possibly little to do with the eating patterns in real seaside countries of that area, basically the prior popularized low fat diet drizzled in olive oil now that they can't just keep denying fat is okay. They have to keep denying saturated fat is healthy even though real people of that area likely eat lots of it because what big organizations want to say, hey guys, we were wrong about all that stuff, sorry it put your health at risk or maybe killed some of you, oops. So while mainstream medicine still can't really come out with saying a high saturated fat low carb etc. diet is even better for your brain or other health, at least it's now okay to say a "Mediterranean" (add some of the fat back, please) diet is healthy and not lose your funding or reputation as a researcher or doctor. My personal opinion on the subject, anyway. I personally am gambling that high saturated fat/animal foods/stuff people may have eaten for zillions of years, is even better than an olive oil coated food pyramid/my plate or whatever, but that remains to be seen and I'm just my own n=1 experiment on that. But I've got to give these guys credit for trying to figure out what's good for brain health and their spreading the word that what you put into your body/brain (food) matters and can make a real difference in the risk of serious disease.
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I personally am gambling that high saturated fat/animal foods/stuff people may have eaten for zillions of years, is even better than an olive oil coated food pyramid/my plate or whatever, but that remains to be seen and I'm just my own n=1 experiment on that.


I'm right there with you. And "olive oil coated food pyramid" made me
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Another thought: if "olive oil coated food pyramid" does reduce Alzheimer's, I'm betting my own life that it's another filtered/non-filtered cigarette distinction: eating low carb and allowing sat fat is even BETTER.
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The "Mediterranean Diet" is an over-hyped, overly promoted diet. I've been to a few countries on the Mediterranean Sea and nobody eats like that. They eat plenty of meat along with the fish (lamb, beef, pork, fowl) and a lot of starch (macaroni, bread, etc.)

Saying the people in the Blue Zones eat that fictional Med. Diet is false. How in hell do the people in Japan eat a Mediterranean diet?

If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it (Joseph Goebbels)

Furthermore, if there was one diet that is best for everyone, there would only need to be one diet book.

(End of minor rant)

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The Mediterranean Diet was an invention of Dr. Ancel Keys.
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I have a problem with the name.

Open any Italian, French, Spanish or Greek cookbook and you will see a variety of meats, scores of different cheeses, and plenty of breads and other wheat starch foods.

Add Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Iran, Cyprus, and Turkey and you get even more variety, certainly expanding on Dr. Keys' misnomer

Nothing could be less Mediterranean than that diet. And to say that the people in the Blue Zones live longer lives because they are eating Dr. Keys' "Mediterranean" diet is simply a lie.

Call it the Keys diet or anything else, and don't BS me that the people in the Mediterranean eat the Keys diet.

Sorry for the rant, but disinformation with the intent so sell me something just bugs me.

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Don't worry, Bob. I like it when you rant.
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I suspect a few factors are missing.

Lots of walking, aka exercise.
Discrete meals, not noshing all day.
Real whole foods.
Low herbicide and pesticide residue.


Never the less, the brain likes ketones for fuel.
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