Can Fasting Reverse a Poor Memory From Aging?

Can Fasting Reverse a Poor Memory From Aging?

so today we're going to answer the question can fasting actually reverse a poor memory that comes from aging and there seems to be this agreement that it's normal to lose your memory when you age okay have you've been told that by your doctor my viewpoint is I totally disagree now there is a point of limitation of matter where you can't reverse it you can definitely improve things and if it's not too far gone hopefully it reversed them and the key to getting your memory and your focus and your concentration back is really just to understand the basic problem and the different factors that relate to it okay so what do we know about this topic well we know that Alzheimer's takes like 15 years to develop it doesn't happen overnight it starts off with a little memory problem and it gets worse and worse and worse okay and we do know that people as they age they do have memory problems some people don't some people are really sharp into the 90s and we know other people that are in their 40s that have a terrible memory sometimes even up in their 30s so what else do we know we know that the area is involved with Alzheimer's the parts of the brain are the same areas in the brain that actually make insulin that's an interesting connection so we have the hippocampus okay that part of the brain is involved with memory and learning then you have the prefrontal cortex which is involved in short-term memory planning decision-making goals differentiating good from bad trivial versus important the ability to predict consequences talked about short-term memory and selective attention now the ability to focus on something and filter everything out so you don't get distracted how many people have a problem with that and I will say that there's a relationship between this part of the brain and these right here but honestly there's a lot of unknowns about this they don't really have it figured out but there is some connection between this part of the brain and these things right here and then you have the olfactory bulb okay and that's involved in the sensation of smell and then those neuro circuits can go to different parts of the brain because let's say for example if you smell smoked for example that alarms part the part of the brain to take action and do something about it or let's say you you smell some rotten food that's gonna tell you not to eat it so we need our our smell another interesting side note about this is that these parts of the brain also have a good amount of zinc involved but I'm gonna do a separate video on that let's focus on insulin right here so these are the areas of the brain that get damaged with Alzheimer's but they're also the areas that can actually make insulin now if someone has Alzheimer's there's something called intranasal insulin that they can spray up into their nose which does not get into the lungs it actually gets connected to nerve fibers that connect to the olfactory bulb and bypass the blood-brain barrier and go right into the brain and this has shown huge improvements in memory so apparently we need insulin to work for your memory to work and when people have Alzheimer's it's not just memory loss it's that you lose your GPS your ability to locate yourself in space it's kind of like a okay where did I park that type of thing and we know that the hippocampus is involved in that as well all right the next point I wanna talk about is the blood-brain barrier okay the blood-brain barrier can develop insulin resistance if there's too much insulin your body will protect it by developing insulin resistance around the blood-brain barrier so this is one of the big problems and letting fuel into the cell and actually at the heart of Alzheimer's you have this synapse which actually is dying because it doesn't have fuel because obviously there's a problem with insulin okay whether this is shut down or you have insulin resistance or a combination of both also in diabetics or pre-diabetics you have lower amounts of insulin through the cerebral spinal fluid that actually is another route up so we do know that there's a problem with insulin we have a problem with insulin resistance and we have a problem with the fuel in the cell so the enron's of this environment is you start developing amyloid plaque okay now there's some other clacking going on too but this is one of the big factors that's involved in Alzheimer's right here amyloid plaque which basically is a type of protein that is a Mis folded or stuck together in a way that makes that protein unusable and that has a hard time leaving the body so it's kind of stuck there between the synapses so we lose the communication connection between synapses so research right now is heavily focused on trying to get rid of this right here now of course we want to prevent that so we're gonna have to keep insulin lowered by keeping our sugar down but there's some other things that we can do fasting why fasting is one of the most powerful things you can do because starting at 16 hours of fasting your body starts turning on something called a Tov G okay this word means self eating okay where the body starts eating up damaged proteins and miss folded proteins these are the proteins that turn into amyloid plaque in the tar accumulating and can't leave the body so it just so happens that etapa G is the answer to that because the top of G will take this into its cell and spit out brand-new amino acids it'll help recycle the damaged proteins not to mention it also clear out viruses bacteria things like that but it starts at 16 hours but it gets stronger at 18 hours and up to 23 hours so if you're at 23 hours you're doing what's called one meal a day very important for Alzheimer's patients now some people are gonna say well what about if the my grandmother is frail and if she goes at any minute fast and she's gonna lose more weight very simply what you do is you add more fat in the form of MCT oil that gives you the calories but see MCT oil will actually turn into ketones okay and ketones will stimulate etapa G and the cool thing about ketones is that ketones will provide a bypass of the glucose fuel and feed the neurons directly so these neurons do not need to run on glucose in fact what's really cool about this is that if someone does have Alzheimer's and you give them exaggerated as ketones ketones salts and MCT oil and even in the presence of glucose the brain will use the ketones so the brain loves ketones it'll use ketones as its priority so the combination of fasting and getting on the ketogenic diet with adding MCT oil and exogenous ketones for someone that has Alzheimer's is a very powerful plan now I'm gonna put some links down below on a lot of research being done on this right now which is fascinating but the point is that if you know someone that has Alzheimer's have them do this if you're starting to have short-term memory loss I highly suggest you do this you may not need to do these right here but definitely this and definitely this thanks for watching so if you want to get notified with all my content click the notification bell next to subscribed

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  1. Regarding amyloid plaques there is a mushroom that is really really beneficial in removal of these plaques…its called lions mane…or in latin Hericium Erinaceus
    It tastes fantastic and it is currently in several studies regarding its powerful properties when it comes to health benefits… wanna know about this mushroom

  2. Great video Dr Berg!

    I came across a book by Dale Bredesen, MD. Holy Smokes he has developed a program that prevents and reverses Alzheimer’s!!! Not only that, David Perlmutter the author of “Grain Brain” indorse Berdesen’s work. Yes, you read it correctly, to all you You Tube readers! Get the book “The End of Alzheimer’s” by Dale Bredesen. Read about his research and protocol results. Check him out on You Tube! Now in celebration of this good news make yourself Coconut milk smoothly! ??

  3. Why Eric Berg look worse by the month?

    Every time one of his videos pop in my timeline, he look more like The Walking Dead

  4. Please site me one article from the New England Journal of Medicine or The BMJ or JAMA or the Journal of Medical Case Reports or The American Journal of Medicine or the Journal of International Medical Research or SAGE Journals that supports your wild claims. If you were right your name would be on the front page of The New York Times along with your photo when you accept the Noble Prize in Medicine. My opinion is you should stick to diet and exercise and not make medical claims.

  5. I started clean keto IF a week ago. It’s amazing how much resistance, instead of encouragement, I have met head on from friends. I spent three weeks educating myself before I went on it. I am following through on Dr. Berg‘s recommendations to a T, no exceptions. So far, it’s all working as it is supposed to. Very happy, very satisfied, even though it’s still very early in the program.?

  6. Fantastic video and topic! I like the new white Dr. Berge. Sending you and your family loads of blessings.

  7. Dr Berg.. can you tell me why I have troubles with my ears ringing while on keto? I have always had issues with poor memory and have concerns about Alzheimer’s

  8. Ever since I have been diagnosed with diabetes, I have struggled with memory problems.  I'm going to try this fasting thing and see if it helps.

  9. Since doing KETO and I F I swear it’s a lot worse, I always had a great memory now I can’t remember what I ate this morning

  10. We hade allot of Islamic great scholars who memorize library's giving advice to fast while learning. It helps with memorization and good deeds.

  11. Can you do intermittent fasting every day or is that not good for you lots of places/ inter web say to use it as a tool 3-5 days not every day?

  12. My friend and I, both on Keto for two months and fasting are losing our memory. Can’t find words, names, unbelievably easy words.

  13. In addition to doing the keto diet, I dry fast twice a week regularly (no food or water for approx. 18 hours, except that on my face and hands whilst washing). My back pain from childhood has gone, my memory is a lot better, my allergic reaction to foods have gone. I suffer from asthma from childhood but don't even wheeze whilst I'm fasting. I hardly ever use my inhaler, where as I was using 3 inhalers a month. I go for very long walks and barely get tired, when others are saying that they are shattered. Fasting is a gift from the Almighty, I'm sure. Fasting has improved my life so much, that I've decided to regularly fast twice a week and 30 days over Ramadan for the rest of my life. I wish I knew about it's benefits earlier. I would recommend fasting to everyone who can fast. Please note, that a major factor in successful fasting is eating right when you break your fasting.

  14. Dr. Berg can vitamin D3 and k2 cause ringing in ears. I had to stop the vitamins because the stomach flu, after the flu i began to notice ringing in ears after 2 weeks i still have it. Any insight? Thanks.

  15. I am 69. Ever since I have been fasting my memory has improved. Also my energy level has increased. And my stomach fat and saddle bags are disappearing. I have lost 19 pounds and I feel great. My goal is to lose 11 more pounds. I am 5' 3".

  16. doesent fasting for 16+ hours activates keto already therefore eating a high carb diet shouldn't be a problem? thr only negative side effect would be that the ketosis wouldnt be as deep as on a low carb diet therefore the healing process wouldnt be as deep.

  17. My father died of alzheimers and it was ugly. I am 58 and every book I read about the disease has the same conclusion….fast, avoid grain's and alcohol. I love OMAD

  18. Thank you, Dr. Berg, for all this valuable health information. What is the carb range you would recommend for those doing a low carb (not necessarily ketogenic) diet?

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