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Back Austin I'm your host Lindsay -- and we've got a really exciting but a critical show and it's all about sugar and your brain. What to -- brain and what loose and reboots your brain. And most of us now our -- live to be in our ninety's and -- hundreds and we certainly want our -- stay healthy it's at the top of the pyramid. And we wanted to stay well. And I've got some news for you there's a study that just came out October 23. A brand new breaking -- study. And it was published in neurology the medical journal the American Academy of Neurology. They looked at a 141 people. Average age you know 63. Who did not have diabetes who did not have -- died beat this. And people. Who were. Heavily drinking and really overweight they were out of the study said they are basically looking at your middle America person who was basically pretty healthy. And they started to assess. Their memory skills. Along with what was the level of their blood. -- sugar which is called glucose. And they also had brain scans. To measure where -- seat. Of memory. Lives. And it's in this little area of the brain I love the name of this called hippocampus. And right in the center the epicenter like the control signer of the hippocampus. Is a major. Control center for memory. -- people with lower blood sugar. Blood sugars in the eighties. Were more likely to think better. They had better scores on memory tests and on a test where people needed to recall list of fifteen words. Thirty minutes after hearing them -- your word. And thirty minutes after hearing them can you recall what you heard. The lower the blood sugar was the better the recall all of those words. And they found it was an exact. It for attack memory tit for a memory tat for example. Even -- seven million -- difference of a long term market there's a marker in your blood where blood sugar. Combined with hemoglobin called hemoglobin a one seat. Even a small. Infinitesimal. Change. In the level of sugar attaching itself to your hemoglobin. Was intimately linked to recalling. Words are not old less sugar attached to your hemoglobin the veteran sharper your memory was people on the other hand. With high blood sugar levels. They couldn't recall fewer words. And then see if memory this cool little place in the brain called the hippocampus. Was smaller. And these results suggest that even for people within the normal level blood sugar and a lot of people say -- go to get physical once a year and I'm only really. Looking to see if I end up getting sick. They're not really. Pro actively involved in staying well which is the whole idea. We -- age in the new way. If we get old but we don't look we don't think -- do we can keep our minds and have them be sharp enough to remember old memories. While we keep making new ones. So we want to keep blood sugars and it's -- as possible and lately. With many of my patients. I have been having them. Take their blue with a home -- Komondor which you can get at Walgreens and CVS or even people's pharmacy. Many of our compound in pharmacies sell these home -- commoners also. It's a little easy fingerprint. And you have to go to the doctor you have to wait a year from now did just eat in a waiting mode to see if you end up getting diabetes -- Father had it your aunt had that your worried you might get it. Figure out what's going -- with your blood sugar and don't just wait to get ideas -- your blood sugar levels have a lot to do. With how much mode -- motivation sharpness you have on the job and in your life. And enjoying yourself inside your body suit. So I've been having my patients. He's a home the commoner. To take their blood sugar levels before they eat and where the rubber really meets the road is an hour to two hours after they eat. And you don't want your blood chip -- levels I know that they say in the books -- go over a hundred Nady but if you really read in depth a lot of the articles. Blood sugar levels over a 150. Are basically linked to tissue damage whether it's in your -- your kidneys your brain -- in the last so many months have been numerous. Articles coming out. That blood sugar levels even. Hundred bathcasting levels 10215. Are being linked with shrinkage of the hippocampus that period the brain with memory and not so great. Brain function and what's really been shocking to me some patients have been very very good about doing this chart of about a week. Tracking their blood sugar before they -- after they eat an hour to two hours after the heat. Is that often the fasting blood sugar will be in the high normal range and it doesn't look too bad if you went to a regular doc you'd be told your fine. It could be 959905. Even maybe you're getting in that range but not too bad yet. When -- then eat a meal. Of carbohydrates. Or snacks of ships. Or a doughnut. Not ice cream in it's interesting to see which foods raise blood sugar in which patients. -- -- since I rocket. 200 Nady to 200. Even though their fasting level was in a range where if they went to regular -- they would be told there was nothing wrong and at those levels your brain is getting gained. And those levels you're just not feeling -- you'd like to feel and you just don't feel right you wake up in the morning tired. And you feel hungry right FDA eat pitcher insulin is going up following your glucose. And you just can't get energy into your cells. It is so informative to go out and get your own. Home com hitter and figure out. When your blood sugar level threat in its not enough to just Waltz into your doctor's office once a year. And look at the fasting level I had a lady come in that was having a lot of anger issues that I was seeing. In my other office in Oklahoma. A wonderful woman that she just it really had been on -- a lot of her husband came in with her and confirmed this. And yet she's been really on edge -- OO years so what we had to do was track. Blood sugar. And within a few days became very clear to her that she had healthy blood sugar levels when she -- basically protein and veggies. And stayed away from the refined starches. But when she had the -- ditch it's when she had corn chips. When she had white jeans which for her didn't work now someone else can eat beans and their Pletcher would be okay but for her two times after she -- white beans. Her Pletcher went up to almost 200. So she just on her own went off the foods that were flexing. With their blood sugars it was cool lady I mean she'd. What's proactive to go get home group common -- she doesn't have died because she took a look she noticed a pattern and she did on it. And now they came back into the office. And I said how -- sure -- next year anxiety. Your anger. And her husband put his arms around her he said she's not an angry woman anymore. And what it was was the insulin in the glucose spikes. We're hitting her brain. 'cause that area of the hippocampus where it. The seat of memory lifts. Is also the first area that gets affected by her self confidence or self esteem. And how we feel about. What's going on in our life in relation to our own intimate lives. So by just bringing her blood sugar and insulin spikes. Into more normal ranges. She felt. That she was much more comfy inside of herself I thought that was just really phenomenal and there is so much that's been coming out. In another article on in neurology. People whose blood sugar was normal. The caveat at the high end of normal which your own dock isn't gonna say anything to you. Like 9599. They are at greater risk. Of the brain. Shrinking. You know we don't think of brain shrinkage we know is -- age that are skin. Fans because often a woman can. Take really great care of herself and maybe be like Goldie Hahn said in the first wives club be refreshing. At the hands. Hands of the Dorian. Picture that tell us how we're aging -- we know that skin shrinks especially on the hands. We don't really think about the brain shrinking but a big part of becoming more frail and symptoms that we. Often think of this commit commiserate and even inevitable. With aging. Often are secondary to brain shrinkage. And numerous studies have been showing people with type two diabetes have brain shrinkage in a much higher risk of dementia. But we really haven't known in this is common now this is in the last so many months -- didn't know. How people with high normal. Like stickers. Were also at risk of having these same. Affects. And there was a study that clearly showed this they look at. Almost 250 people again who -- in their mid sixties when the shrinkage is really starting to happen. At sixty is when aging picks up speed and that's what we're talking about. Eating in a way to slow down the speed of Beijing. And then hormones -- role which were going to discuss in just a moment. And they looked at these people who all had normal blood levels in the range is defined by the World Health Organization which means up to a hundred. Even a 115. These people are normal. And then they had their brains dean hunt. At the start of the study. In on an average of four years later. And those who just had high normal. Fasting blood sugar levels with in the normal range. But they were in the nineties. They were more likely to have a loss of brain volume in that area that seats memory the hippocampus. And also in another area. The mic -- to SARS seat. -- fear -- courage. When he -- -- healthy we feel more bravado moving through our world and when he made to look is under attack or shrinkage. We feel more anxiety. And we think we have to go to would -- to get some anxiety -- make you don't need to go to -- to getting citing -- that's enough to make you feel -- maybe need to figure out where your blood sugar. Is that. And bring it down. So it's interesting to see that their studies like this coming out we now know that people who. Don't even know that they have -- IP just. That they are. Really at an increased risk of early alzheimer's disease. And this is a study that came out just this summer from Georgetown University. Where they began enrolling people with mild to moderate alzheimer's disease and they expected they've looked -- their blood sugar and these are people who had dementia. And they figured they were gonna have a handful of people with undiagnosed glucose tolerance. -- all the patients were already being under a doctor's care and they didn't have died beavis. But when they took these people who had early alzheimer's disease who were being seem like. Or not diagnosed with ideas. The researcher and it was headed by Scott turner which is interesting because I went to school Scott Turow who -- all those lawyer books. But Scott turner said he was shocked. I how many participants were found to have pre IB -- which they now think is a major trigger. -- -- Alzheimer's what do you have to sit around just worry if while you sleep at night. Read I beat this is gonna lift up that window -- -- slow one -- excellent interior room and attacked -- pounce on -- Now you can go yet a home clue com that are. You can meshing your blood sugar levels before and after you week you could figure out which foods spike your blood sugar 'cause. It's not just sugary foods and it's not just carb foods as we know -- Doctor Ellison doctor Jonathan right there can be foods your body for some reason despite its blood sugar in it could be approaching or vegetable. So these kind of studies. Show us that. We can take control. Of our brain and it site one of my very favorite studies this from McGill University where they looked and I observed that yes in most elderly people this hit the campus area where is the seat where it is a seat of our memory shrinks. But they weren't able with pre and post brain scans to show that if they gave estrogen women in testosterone to men. Right Goldie Hahn in my first wives club sit in the next year to connect Carl Reiner saying here's my lips now they'll come up with filler you know. You can read by you mind it's. The area Ukraine another where it's aging doesn't have to go down that inevitable path that we once thought it did and the rain is the big deal let's at the top of the pyramid. Now the interesting thing of this researcher. Is he looked at different elements in food. That might also be protective of the brain -- And where he was focusing his research which is -- an article came out this week we're gonna talk about just a little bit. Is in red wine. Red grapes and -- -- To see if they could change glucose levels in patients with mild to moderate alzheimer's disease because. It's been thought that this. How he finally compound in wine is very trawl acts on proteins in a way. That mimics the effect of low calorie local -- seem -- diet. And we do know that caloric restriction but don't wanna hear this out there the less that you week. That's why it's better the older you get to eat less and less than just make -- few choices. Satisfying and fun but the less that -- can meet the less. And people are I was asking me what is the best guy here. It's like. And non over eating diet acts like one of the best diets of caloric restriction we know prevents diseases of the Beijing like diabetes and alzheimer's. But we didn't really realize that there are components of food that act and the brain in ways. That mimic the benefits of below caloric diet. So in this study to join the resume their trust study participants were first given that. Fasting glucose test. To see how they did. And and they aid and they tested their blood sugar a little bit. And usually your blood sugar does elevate a bit an hour to two hours after you eat a meal and then it goes down. But the number of people with. Glucose or intolerance a tree died beat this was so shocking they couldn't believe it but -- -- -- fed them. Risen very trumpet component in grape leaves they were able to have less of an adverse response. This is nutrition. In action course we're not saying that you should go out and become an alcoholic. But is there a trial is really something there is a component in risen very trawl. Called SRT one that appears to. Protect brain from the tangling the fibers that tangling of how fibers. That's the path and Monica hallmark. Sign of alzheimer's. So. If you're not if you're T -- -- then go out and have a lot of theories go out and have a lot of you can even have raped used to don't have too much for -- cassettes Gerry Hunsicker have. It's interior mineral water. Pretty -- tablespoons of grape juice. Squeeze in a line and you got to delicious drink. That's much better than a soda. And you know we know that the shrinking of the hippocampus area definitely precedes alzheimer's disease so the level of your glucose. Affects the shape of your hippocampus. And the more pumped up your hippocampus is. The less your risk of cognitive decline which is why you need to come to a clinic like the -- clinic. I'm -- I'm not just pushing it because they're sponsoring this show but I believe so much and having your hormones tested. And rebalance stiffed their deficient low. Because we know by -- cleared McGill University won the -- richter awarded 100000 dollars for showing this. That hormone replacement men and women. Can read volume lies deceit of memory. In the brain. And so can your food choices so you stay tune Austin we got more to share. It's -- the traditional approach to medicine doesn't work for everybody that's why you need integrative medical -- offering both conventional and alternative approaches you need -- family practice their approaches -- evidence based effective and -- -- to find the best treatment for you along with a complete Stanley medical -- -- family practice provides special services and bio identical hormone replacement -- both -- treatment we lost their -- RG treatment and medical nutrition learn more -- Stanley practice dot com and listen to them during -- family practice self talks Sunday morning at eleven. 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And so I was on match dot com to -- sent to go out with then I. Started writing this gentleman that like to dance. And we started talking on the phone and he said I gotta tell yet I never met him yet now. I'm into something that's really become a passion of my life so it would be kind of important if you were on the same page. And I said what's that he didn't know me from Adam we just met on the Internet on match dot com. He said well -- I'm hormone replacement and taking testosterone I'm taking -- Towson. I've met this physician and he's really helping me be -- that I can pianist I'm really passionate about it he said have you ever heard about hormone replacement therapy. Seth couldn't believe that this. Fate had connected me with through cyberspace. And it's true and what we've been learning today. Is that hormone replacement. And food choices. Affect the size of your hippocampus. And the health of your neurons. You know basically. What is memory loss and alzheimer's and dementia one of the things it is is that the neurons in your brain. Get tangled up. The tangled neuron. And this is so true that. There is now. A huge study going on between US Department of Veterans Affairs along the Alzheimer's Association Mount Sinai School of Medicine. And the medical college it was Johnson. And they're doing studies. I'm looking at nutritional supplements. Protecting me -- from tangling adversely with each other. With a focus on risen their trial. They're looking at functional foods. That protect the brain. So the way that we eat. Our blood sugar levels affect the brain are hormone levels affect the brain. And specific. Fund nutrients and their kids from nature -- -- compounds such as it is fair trial can protect the brain. So don't just move through life to become a victim of aging. Take into account that you have a lot of control. Which you must know what you glucose is in fact there's now -- type three diabetes that's been I genocide. Which is basically cognitive decline. And alzheimer's. Or variation on a theme of alzheimer's. And it's thought to be caused. I. Abnormal insulin levels banging in hitting and damaging the brain especially the hippocampus. We've just learned that if you figure out where your own. Like sugar levels are. And -- go to a clinic like the -- clinic to bill Sharma answers to -- that you can do about it. We know for example to that this is not just important on the end of life for years in your fifties and sixties. Mild glucose intolerance during pregnancy during pregnancy that's women in their twenties and thirties. May be an early identifier of women who were -- increase of risk of heart disease in the future and this came out of the Canadian medical association journal. But also. If -- mom. Has blood sugar that's not optimal. And lipid levels that are not optimal he can teen health of the child -- consumer all wanton. So I hope our actions our thoughts and how we eat affect ourselves. People we come in contact with. And the next generation. -- this might seem somewhat daunting that there are so much responsibility on us but I think it's screams of the power. And of the truth that the body is designed. To heal. Seen this now in Tulsa I get to work with so many people in their eighty's and ninety's and we can turn their lives around a battle letter from. Daughter and a mom that's almost eighty and they said blessings blessings blessings you gave. Mean my mother back. She's no longer isolating she's no longer in pain she lost weight she's out on link. I see this the body is designed to heal if you get -- glucose level more -- If you get those insulin levels healthier. If you eat the foods that have better -- for -- compounds. And hormones. Hormones are the foundation. The molecular messages of life that tells cells what to do who could be and had to be the best they can be I Celek and. Army commercial up and up or -- to -- but I believe so much and it so you can hear more and more about its 11 o'clock. Not only you know your kids are. You know we are hormone levels are you know your glucose levels are because there's a lot you can do improving -- you'd be shocked. If you figure things are in the toilet I just making some wiser choices. We're getting a script for the right balance you can bring yourself. Back into a better place within several weeks since this -- like a year to year program of course if you need to lose a 15200. Pounds that's not gonna take place over several weeks. But you can feel so much better and start your body and a path of healing in a very short period of time. If you work with a professional to figure out your weakest links. And shore them up. And get your blood glucose. And your insulin levels treating your brain with tremendous love and health. And also I want to remind you. Don't -- running late. Your favorite exercise. Go out -- there's so much. Fabulous dancing in Austin there's bowling in Austin there's walking around the -- tomorrow I'm gonna go canoeing. With a friend in lake Austin. It's been such gorgeous weather I'm sitting here. Looking out over the tops of the oak trees at the skyline of downtown Austin with the sun setting on it. How lucky can you be to live in a town where almost everybody. Feels like they hit the lottery to be here said don't be -- living here he well. Go on and prosper. By on student. This question is for both men and women. If you suffer from weight gain reduced muscle mass decreased energy mood swings were diminished sex drive. 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