Postponing Retirement Might Help Prevent Alzheimer’s


Science Talk: ”Longevity Gene” Helps Prevent Memory Decline and Dementia

Video taken from the channel: Albert Einstein College of Medicine


The Benefits of Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease Gary Small, MD | UCLAMDChat

Video taken from the channel: UCLA Health


Alzheimer’s Can Be Prevented & Reversed


Video taken from the channel: Rich Roll


Making a difference in Alzheimer’s disease

Video taken from the channel: Indiana University School of Medicine


Staying Active Mentally Helps Protect Brain from Dementia

Video taken from the channel: VOA News


Living with Dementia

Video taken from the channel: Ontario Shores


Retirement Security and Dementia Panel (Alzheimer’s – 4/28/15)

Video taken from the channel: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

MONDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) As Americans increasingly delay retirement, a new French study indicates this scenario may have a silver. MONDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) As Americans increasingly delay retirement, a new French study indicates this scenario may have a silver lining: a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers analyzing health and insurance records of more than 429,000 self-employed workers found a 3 percent reduction in dementia risk for each extra year at the age of retirement. Working beyond normal retirement age might help stave off dementia, scientists said today. Keeping the brain active later in life appears to.

In fact, volunteering, learning a new language or learning a new skill could also help stave off dementia during your later years. It is important to note that simply retiring doesn’t lead to dementia. LONDON — Working a few years beyond retirement could help stave off Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new British study published Monday. Dementia risk reduced by putting off retirement, study suggests July 15, 2013 / 2:10 PM / CBS/AP BOSTON A new study of nearly half a million French.

As the director of UCLA’s Longevity Center, Small has spent the past two decades researching the ways lifestyle choices affect memory; in his new book, The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program, he argues that it is indeed possible to stave off this form of dementia. Although it could be decades before we have conclusive proof from large-scale studies. To be clear: This isn’t just about putting off sore joints or wrinkles. Slowing the aging process could help us stave off serious conditions such as heart disease, cancer, or Alzheimer’s disease. Specifically, some 5.2 million Americans suffer from the disease, with nearly 94,000 dying of it in 2014.

That number is only expected to rise as the elderly population grows. That’s why it’s more important than ever to do what you can to keep Alzheimer’s at bay. Here are five lifestyle tweaks that could help you ward off dementia.

Improve your lifestyle for Alzheimer’s prevention. Healthy habits may help ward off Alzheimer’s. Consider the following steps to help prevent Alzheimer’s. Exercise. “The most convincing evidence is that physical exercise helps prevent the development of Alzheimer’s or slow the progression in people who have symptoms,” says Dr.


List of related literature:

While far too many older adults will contract Alzheimer’s, most will not.

“Human Memory: Third Edition” by Gabriel A. Radvansky
from Human Memory: Third Edition
by Gabriel A. Radvansky
Taylor & Francis, 2017

Although the current drugs available for treating Alzheimer’s do not change the ultimate course of this disease, they can stave off its progression for a significant amount of time, allowing the person with Alzheimer’s to live on a sort of plateau, to enjoy the capabilities they still have for a longer time.

“Still Alice” by Lisa Genova
from Still Alice
by Lisa Genova
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

The renewed interest in the health of older workers in the last decade is related to increases in longevity, disability-free life expectancies, and the decline in the arduousness of work which make early retirement all the more perplexing to many (Fries, 2003; Turcotte and Schellenberg, 2007).

“An Introduction to Gerontology” by Ian Stuart-Hamilton
from An Introduction to Gerontology
by Ian Stuart-Hamilton
Cambridge University Press, 2011

To date there are no studies assessing the role of cognitive functioning in transitions to retirement; instead, retirement is examined as a precursor to cognitive change.

“Handbook of the Life Course: Volume II” by Michael J. Shanahan, Jeylan T. Mortimer, Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson
from Handbook of the Life Course: Volume II
by Michael J. Shanahan, Jeylan T. Mortimer, Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson
Springer International Publishing, 2015

Even if they do not prevent dementia, they may improve quality of life.

“The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss” by Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins
from The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss
by Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AGING studies of Alzheimer’s and related disorders:

“Neurofitness: A Brain Surgeon's Secrets to Boost Performance and Unleash Creativity” by Rahul Jandial
from Neurofitness: A Brain Surgeon’s Secrets to Boost Performance and Unleash Creativity
by Rahul Jandial
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019

Some clients with dementia will, however, have problems completing tasks and will need frequent cues, reminders, and repeating of facts and conversations.

“Mosby's Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker E-Book” by Sheila A Sorrentino, Leighann Remmert, MS RN, Mary J Wilk
from Mosby’s Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker E-Book
by Sheila A Sorrentino, Leighann Remmert, MS RN, Mary J Wilk
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

Whatever type of dementia we may be predisposed to develop, exercising good physical hygiene can help.

“Brave New Brain: Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome” by Nancy C. Andreasen
from Brave New Brain: Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome
by Nancy C. Andreasen
Oxford University Press, 2004

Once again, maintaining function for as long as possible and slowing the rate of decline are goals with persons who have dementia, rather than working to effect lasting improvement, as is the case with TBI.

“Counseling in Communication Disorders: A Wellness Perspective, Third Edition” by Audrey L. Holland, Ryan L. Nelson
from Counseling in Communication Disorders: A Wellness Perspective, Third Edition
by Audrey L. Holland, Ryan L. Nelson
Plural Publishing, Incorporated, 2018

There is growing interest in the role of nutrition in aging diseases such as dementia, in particular sporadic or late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

“Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition” by Victor R. Preedy, Ronald Ross Watson, Colin R. Martin
from Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition
by Victor R. Preedy, Ronald Ross Watson, Colin R. Martin
Springer New York, 2011

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  • 1:03:28 The discussion about coconut oil and the person who gave it to her husband (who had Alzheimer’s Disease) was Dr. Mary Newport. I remember this from several years ago, when I was a fledgling Paleo fanatic. Unfortunately, Mr. Newport succumbed to his disease in January 2016 at the age of 65. His obituary states he’d dealt with Alzheimer’s Disease for 15 years. On Mary Newport’s website, she wrote: “Steve’s brain was donated to the Florida Brain Bank, a research study for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. We learned that he suffered from both Alzheimer’s and Lewy body dementia.” Some of you may recall Robin WIlliams being afflicted with Lewy Body Dementia, too. More on Steve and Mary Newport, if interested: and

  • Have I missed something or since when do animal cells have cell walls? Until now I thought only plants have cell walls… Could it be that he meant cell membranes? 59:31?

  • It is bothersome to me when folks say, “”….or there is no evidence” or “no studies that say”… really needs to be looked into who does studies, how they are done what done with1 For instance, grain….can anyone tell me where I can get grain that is not sprayed with a desiccant…….I know Europe has grain that is cleaner than in US but come on, how possible is that for the common shopper….and how do these drs reconcile the fact that our brains are mostly cholesterol…..and to look down on paleo eating is mis informed….paleo stresses lots of vegetables and NO factory farmed meat……less grain for grain, when digested turns to sugar. I had really hoped for really good info from these folks to fine tune information I hve alredy gathered but was somewhat disapointed…….and encouraged by the quality of information I have gathered and implemented.

  • “Diet is very tribal.” Now that is the truth Rich. People will fight for something because they want it be it bacon or coconut oil regardless of overwhelming evidence.

  • Great interview. To answer the scientists questions “what else would we eat if the 95% couldn’t eat gluten…. “. Rice. Non gluten bread flours. Quinoa. More vegetables and more fruits/legumes.

    I think they are biased because they love their gluten bread.

    Someone should do a gene/dietary study on those who die young (over 5 yrs age) or muddle aged from the flu
    I bet their is a high percentage of people with the DQ2 gene. Also a Keto diet is often gluten free (extremely low gluten if they do happen to eat it)… Keto works because of the lack of gluten. People give up a vegan or vegetarian diet because they believe it doesn’t work— ironically vegans and vegetarians eat a lot of gluten.

  • What a beautiful chat!
    I’m living with my mother, who has Alzheimer’s, so I don’t need to say how interested I am on this topic.
    Thanks a lot for all those gems of wisdom.

  • What is the name of their book? It would be nice to superimpose the cover in a corner of the screen so people could identify the title and the authors.

  • I don’t agree with the guy/ couple who said it doesn’t seem to be genetics and it’s more abt plant based diet. My Grandmom never exercised, hates walking, eats out all the time and eats like crap and was over weight most of her life, loves her candy, donuts and ice cream and is sharp minded at almost 98yrs old. I think it has a lot to do with vaccines given at young developing ages which she never got…mixed with good genes! She also lived with a smoker husband who smoked inside her home who was a jerk. She never got cancer and has lived longer than most ppl could wish with a sharp quick mind and never got Alzheimer’s.

  • I would like to see data on SERRAPEPTASE Studies. And individuals who use this long term. I am aware its more commonly used in Japan since the 1960s and would be interested in knowing how well it works or not. Thank you!

  • I wish they had mentioned the work of Dr Bredesen. They should be collaborating, not competing, as they both advocate for lifestyle changes to prevent/postpone Alzheimer’s.

  • as a vegan who tries really hard to be healthy I need to share this: my dad in the throws of alzheimer’s was like prince andrai’s father in war and peace; roaming the house endlessly; he came from an long-lived family and to die at age 87 was an incredible relief because his body might have gone on and on. This man was my hero and no he was neither remote nor controlling when I and my sister were growing up; a great support. How did he eat. Most of the things I have veganized just meant removing feta cheese or forget about roast lamb which I was always suspicious of and happened at best 3x a yr.. his 2 signature dishes were pasoulj, Balkan bean soup, and flourless hazelnut and dark chocolate/bitter orange birthday cake… an insatiably curious mind bravery and a sense of justice. With one other person he began the Canadian Institute for International Affairs, now recognized as a mediator sometimes in inter-national conflict but essentially a forum for open minded debate. I think the information disseminated here is more relevant to me and my sister frankly. He neither smoked nor drank excessively and his sailing boat was both a way of being active and being himself. He was a war hero and possibly that kind of trauma left a mark. Things are not reducible to diettx for your patience.

  • Wow!!!! I enjoyed every second of this talk! So very interesting and informative. I want to visit Loma Linda and be a part of your health revolution!

  • Not reversed just prevented. See:
    We want to be clear about one thing: Alzheimer’s cannot be reversed. When someone is diagnosed with fulminant Alzheimer’s disease, by that time a significant amount of damage has already been done at the neuronal level, which is irreversible. We’re sorry to say this but anyone who says they can reverse Alzheimer’s disease does not know the basics of neuroscience and most likely is a charlatan, trying to play off of vulnerable peoples’ hopes. We love and respect our Alzheimer’s patients and their families too much to stay silent and not raise this. Alzheimer’s is PREVENTABLE, but only through a comprehensive approach and over a protracted period of time, not weeks or months.

    #alzheimers #alzheimersawareness

  • Thank you so much Rich! Please keep up the good work. Love what you are doing. With regard to gluten, I wonder how much of the problems people are having with wheat, barley, rye and contaminated oats, is actually the fact that traditional farming practice uses Roundup as a desiccant to “ripen” the crop days before it is harvested. This practice is used on non-GMO crops to improve the harvesting process of the crops.

  • Rich RollDave Ausprey publicly claims that you have joint pain and he blames it on your vegan diet. He claims NOBODY can be healthy on a vegan diet (he says this during an interview with Mark Hyman on YouTube.) I can’t find anywhere on the internet anything about you having joint pain. Does Dave Ausprey know you personally and did you confide in him something about joint pain? Of course if you ate meat and butter he wouldn’t blame this supposed pain on your diet. I know that no one will probably even read this comment but none the less I’ve got to try. Could you please publicly address Dave Ausprey and Dr. Mark Hyman to put this rumor to rest. People tend to shoot off their mouths a lot knowing the world is too vast and busy to ever get caught in a face off with a world class vegan athlete. Maybe these guys would think twice about spreading lies if they got called out for once. Of course they would never listen to some random person in the YouTube comments such as myself.

  • Hello everyone, everything good? Alzheimer’s improves or cures with a dietary supplement from a company called Omnilife, autohemotherapy, or ozone therapy. Even a spice called saffron, in the right amount helps to improve or reverse. Alzheimer’s is an inflammation in the brain. Hope that helps and hugs!

  • Love Dr. Dean’s passion and Dr. Ayesha’s calm… fabulous partnership.�� Great interview Rich. Came here because my 89 year-old mom is in mid-stage dementia… it’s heartbreaking… I’m 65, vegan 16 years. This information is critical to understand and share and leaves me hopeful. I will buy the book… thank you����

  • If there was a place to go to get a comprehensive type blood test to see what is lacking nutritionally for optimal health and get counseling and advice…I’d be there in a heart beat! Problem is there isn’t any kind of place that I’m aware of.
    In an ideal world I’d get a blood test, introduce a couple of small changes such as cut sugar add a salad etc and get a comparison blood test a couple months later… wow what *motivation*. Slowly implement new habits, exercise and probiotics and markers to measure by testing blood. That could work for the people that are interested and set an example for those not so motivated. Where is a place like that?

  • From what I have seen, all keto studies follow sick-overweight people so any improvement in biomarkers are simply down to the weight loss. I bet it’d be a different story with lean/healthy participants

  • In regards to Alzheimer’s Disease –
    the spraying of Tons of Heavy Metals,to prevent Global Warming,
    is aggravating the situation.
    The ALUMINUM, when inhaled, goes directly to the Brain.
    What Chemtrails are doing to your
    By Russell Blaylock, M.D. Neurosurgeon.
    on YouTube.
    Chemtrails could kill Tens of Thousands of People, says Harvard Professor. (David Keith).
    on YouTube.
    Geoengineering: Waging Weather
    Warfare on World Populations.
    by Dane Wiggington.
    on YouTube.

  • I know that many vegans (among others) have been moving from low fat diets to high/higher fat diets, although many people still seemed to be concerned with saturated fat (not surprising given the AHA, AMA, ADA, et. al. positions over the past 30 to 50 years). I also see (for some) a move from higher grain-based dietary content to higher vegetable dietary content, which may at least be a more optimal approach for those with higher levels of insulin resistance.

    Here are a few links to researchers/doctors who refer to a lot of studies and clinic trials concerning saturated fat.

  • I don’t know how trustworthy their facts about meat is to be honest… I’d love to hear them debate this with Dr Rhonda Patrick because there’s something that’s not adding up quite. 
    And also their denial of the negative consequences of eating gluten… what about zonulin and it’s specific role in gut permeability? Maybe it’s a matter of quantity as well? I don’t know, they just seem a bit dishonest…
    Also that a plant based whole food diet is the best choice for everyone is a weird statement to make. What about the eskimo people living mostly of animal protein and fat? Would a plant based whole food diet be the best for them? Probably not. 
    What I’m trying to say is that I think these doctors however well intentioned are overlooking the role of genetics in diet. And also, every time I hear someone preaching about a very specific way of eating, living or anything else I get very skeptical.

  • Aloha everyone I’m watching these videos to gain insight because I have decided to take over my dads health. He has Early Onset Dementia from Having several strokes…anywho I’m taking the natural route and as he said I’m in a financial state where it’s difficult to do this… I’m doing what I can to get the things he needs to heal him but I need support…I do have a small business that is very new (I’m an Herbalist) and I have a job, my dad has Disability but most of that is used for his rent… conveniently his caretaker is on board with this new perspective. But keeping up this could be really challenging… name is Kiia Wilson on Facebook and I have a fundraiser there…I’m also taking donations of herbs, coconut oil, Chia seeds, tumeric anything you can offer that would help with cognitive restoration…thank you for reading!! With Love Kíia

  • I’ve been a Food and health educator for twenty years and this is what I’ve found about coconut oil ( to add what I posted previously). Most of the studies showing negative association between coconut oil and heart disease or raising of LDL and triglycerides has occurred from using hydrogenated coconut oil instead of using virgin coconut oil in its natural occurring form.

  • Comfirmation Bias �� A future discussion topic itself perhaps??
    “Our brain is desgined to confirm the things that we are comfortable with… at any cost. Even in spite of education which just creates language to better that confirmation bias” Huuuugely accurate statement!
    Explains all of the current controversy over health and nutrition.

  • They are great neurologist that seem to be influenced by occupational therapy. Just wonderful and what current medicine is lacking.

  • Thank you so much. I have just discovered your post cast. I have been meat free for a year. Now moving to vegan… cut one thing out per week. Love you shows so thank you so much.

  • Rich I love your channel! This was amazing information I had a grandmother that suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and it was very sad! I wish I would have this information along time ago thank you so much

  • I had two neighbours who were 3 and 4 houses down from my parents. They were butchers who owned their own shops. They had access to the best cuts of meat and wonderful cheese. All four of the parents in those two families died of cancer, stroke and heart disease in their forties and fifties. The probability of this being a coincidence is IMO slim to none and I never forgot these people. My Mom still lives in that neighbourhood and 100% of the people there ate the S.A.D and were couch potatoes. They never exercised, never even went for a walk. Now 55 years later I’d say 80% of them have or died from dementia. That street is a micro version of whats going on in North America.

  • This episode opened my mind to so many different things I never imagined. Thank you so much. I share it with three people as I was listening to it.

  • I lost my father to early Alzheimer’s. Up until now I was following his path as a heavy drinker a meat eater. I’ve gone a month now clean and sober. Also Vegan. I feel in believable! I truly believe that a plant based diet is the answer to so many things.

  • I have Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Fibromyalgia, Hypothyroidism, and have undergone 3 major Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery. And have noticed, with my wonderful CPAP machine, I have more energy, however, saying we need strenuous exercise when I also deal with Chronic Pain, with all that I’ve been through, reminds me how it’s all individual. However, with all I shared, and having gone Vegan a year and a half ago, is there significant hope for me?!? #proudvegan #veganfortheanimals ������

  • Totally agree with what you both say but not one mention of organic food. All grains are desiccated with glyphosate which is a weed killer that kills the good bacteria in our stomachs. Read Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring & watch Dr Thierry Vrain: Glyphosate, food & your gut:You Tube.

  • More studies need to be done on the DQ2 gene and how those genes target the body’s reaction to a gluten diet. 30-40% of the population of the world has this gene.
    That is the same percentage suffering from any and all autoimmune diseases caused by the body over-reacting and attacking itself and causing inflammation. 90% of celiacs have this gene and many have it with Hashimotos. There’s a greater number of TYPE 1 diabetes in the celiac population than the general population.
    It’s shown too in a studies that those with IGA nephropathy (over reactive response for making IGA) or IGA deficiency responds favorably to a gluten free diet. ^^ those are not celiac related but gluten related. Again, 30-40% of the population of the world has a gene that does not like gluten and will use up their IGA to remove it from their bodies (or over make it leading to kidney disease) which leaves them vulnerable to bacteria and viruses… esp pneumonia since IGA is made in the mucosal areas of the body. IGA is our first line of defense against bacteria and viruses and we need an adequate amount of it so we don’t have to seek emergency hospital care.

  • yeah i just retired i had loads of things ready to do but i would have still worked but the covid situation forced me 2 stop…. have maybe 1 day a week i feel good when i do my elderley mothers shopping,,,,, sun is shining everyday i sit in the house:(

  • To be honest, I enjoyed every second of this conversation. So informative and wonderful.
    This woman is very pleasant to listen to.
    Also, Dr. Dean is so handsome:)
    Thank you.

  • I went to my Dr. as I have bursitis and inflammation in my hip due to an old accident. I’ve already had the cortisone shots and was looking for other options. To make my point that it was really painful I mentioned to him I was heartbroken as I have to sell my two story house that I love because the stairs are making my hip worse. HIs exact words were “you should see a psychologist to learn coping skills!” Handed me a list with about 5 names on it! WTH? No kidding!! Looks good in his little report I guess. SMH!!

  • Fabulous! For everyone young and old and covers a whole host of lifestyle diseases not just Alzheimers. Immediately bought the book and can’t wait to read it!

  • im trying to find help for my 85 year old dad. he has eaten a good diet and been fairly active (no real cardio exercise though). From what ive learnt recently from dr zach bush about glyphosates ‘ effect on the plant shikimic pathways leaving healthy looking plants seriously lacking in the amino acids that humans cant make for themselves then i wonder if a plant based diet can do more harm then good unless pure organic food can be sourced which, these days, is probably like trying to find a tobacco smoker who hasnt been exposed to the exhaust of petrochem engines.
    I also recently discovered that vaccines contain alumininium and “used” to contain mercury to stop the foreign fetal stem cells that they grow the viruses on immediately causing tumors.. none of which sounds healthy.. but heavy metals in the brain is a known no no..

  • Great interview, and I am so glad I got to hear this information. Thank you to all involved for taking the time for such an in-depth interview.

  • Disinformation with no citations given. Despicable considering we are talking about Alzheimer’s disease. They don’t care. I would love to know from whom they are taking money.

  • My stepfather has many signs of early onset Alzheimer’s. My mom is so stressed and feels so helpless. I have shown her videos on how a whole food plant based diet can truly help and she agrees BUT doesn’t seem willing to make the trade-offs. The house is still stock filled with processed junk like oreos, nutter butters, jimmy dean breakfast sandwiches, and ben & jerry’s. I hope one day they can take the leap and follow a whole food plant based diet as well as work on sleep hygiene (he snores). He’s almost 60 years old and his father was diagnosed in his early 60’s. Any suggestions?

  • Awesome episode. thank you. My Father died of Alzheimer’s this last May. He had it for at least 10 years. the last 4 were brutal. Whole Plant Based is the way to live. I’ve been doing this for 3 years. now.

  • What an outstanding couplebrilliant minds and powerful messagegreat advocates for healththank you v much Rich for producing this interview as it has the capacity to be a life changer for so many

  • You can run a WFPB ketogenic diet, though many confuse ketogenic as being synonymous with “paleo”. It’s been shown to be the most effective course of action for slowing certain aggressive brain cancers, as well as alleviating certain types of epilepsy like they mentioned and one or two other conditions which slip my mind at the moment. It’s a very stressful state for the body and comes at heavy long-term costs that will kill you themselves eventually, which is why it should be reserved as a last resort and administered & tracked very carefully by experienced clinicians. Dr. Toni Bark is a great source of information on that. But I think we can all take advantage of ketosis though water-only fasting for at least 3 weeks at a time, plus all of the other beneficial health effects that fasting offers outside of what mere ketosis can do. Thanks a bunch, Rich! Somehow I just stumbled on this channel but I’ve been listening to you for the better part of a year. Your work has done a lot for me, and I will definitely be picking up the good doctors’ book! Peace and plants!

  • In regards to the health benefits of Coconut oil I believe it’s in between what these two Neurologists have stated and what health gurus who support the benefits of coconut oil say. Many cultures from the Hawaiians to Filipinos have used Coconut oil internally for health benefits. I have seen at least a dozen studies on the health benefits of coconut oil. I think people should listen to their bodies. Most likely around 2 tsps a day would be ok depending on the person and their current level of health. I’ll show you a few coconut oil studies ( beneficial) from pub med:

  • I came back to watch again, my daughter just meant this amazing couple at the ACLM conference in Indianapolis. They not only have an amazing message but are two of the most gracious people on the planet.

  • I love how centered this interview was, exercise, nutrition, sleep, stress…I was transfixed. Thanks for doing this Rich. Hit it out of the park.

  • Considering current events and how many voters may have beginning cognitive problems or worse, this makes me wonder if all voters should be tested every 4 years and voting can be taken away like driving privileges.

  • Only 3% of alzheimer can be reverted. First of all nobody knows how long is the period of desease, and how do you classify people who have reverted or not. The only method is postmortum, only than the pathological anatomy department can confirm it. Even High qualified doctors can’t be 100% sure when they are diagnosing dementia or alzehimer. Where are the scientific papers??

  • Just listened to this on podcast. My mind is blown apart. Thanks so much for the interview. The information in it is so valuable. My plan is to play it to the rest of my family as my grandparents suffered with this disease. Again, thank you and keep up the good work you are doing, it is greatly appreciated.

  • Great interview with two thoughtful and engaging people. One difficulty I have with the content is that both of these doctors say that they have no agenda and that they only follow the science/research, when in my view that has clearly never really been settled. Most studies show associations rather than establishing causation, and many studies are poorly designed (i.e. using hydrogenated coconut oil, etc). They attack a ketogenic diet, when that diet can range from burgers at McDonald’s without the bun, to something like that promoted by Dr. Terry Wahls or Dr. Eric Berg (basically 9 cups of vegetables per day). There is as much difference as a vegan who eats largely vegetables and one who eats mainly jelly beans and other technically “vegan” food.

    These doctors refuse to accept that gluten is unhealthy or damaging (I personally have no idea if it is or isn’t) for more than a small percentage of the population (presumably since they haven’t found long-term studies that support that view) and yet the out-of-hand reject the ketogenic diet on the basis that they assume that, over the longer term, it will lead to detrimental health effects (where is their evidence for this is they are supposedly so evidenced based, or this simply them showing their natural biases or agendas)? Of course, there is nothing wrong with promoting one’s agenda, but ideally one should be upfront about that.

    I started a whole foods based ketogenic diet, and after a year it had dramatically improved nearly every aspect of my life (energy levels, skin/nails condition, cognitive function, improved sleep, etc). I spent $1300 on blood tests and basically almost every marker show dramatic improvement. I eat mainly vegetables by volume, with only limited amounts of grass feed meats, and salmon/sardines, and a lot of fat (calorie wise).

    Even the attack on saturated fat is disappointing to me as I think that much of the research is now showing that it isn’t in fact harmful (unless combined with a high sugar/carb based diets). Rich made the point about confirmation bias and I agree with him completely on that. The attacks made between these groups is not helpful to any party. However, when Dr. Dean talks about confirmation bias, it’s as if he doesn’t think that he has any such bias.

    Aside from that, I follow much of what is listed here.

  • Thank you so much Rich for sharing this powerful episode. I have been able to share it with so many other people who are being touched by this awful disease. Keep up the amazing work!

  • My poor Mother got Alzheimers before 70 and died from Ovarian Cancer at 72. she was vegetarian since early teenager so I’m also guessing that dairy and eggs, are also a huge contributor towards this horrible disease?

  • This video is the responsible for the biggest epiphany to improve my health. My grandma recently died from Alzheimer’s. Her diet was mostly animal fats and processed sugars. Oddly she wasn’t overweight. My family is still very ignorant about the plant based health benefits. It’s hard to see ignorance slowly kill people.
    Thank you for all you do!

  • Rich I’ve only listened to thefirst 20 minutes so far and am keen to listen to it all a very important topic we have been dealing with in our world lately. I am not sure how to get Dan Kittredge and the Bionutrient Food Association (BFA) on your radar but my husband and I have just attended the BFA conference in Massachusetts. Dan has been developing a light spectrum device which consumers will be able to use to detect the quality of produce. Check him out on YouTube he is such a great young man of integrity who is passionate about raising the quality of the soil in which our food is grown. I would love to listen to you interview him on your podcast!