The Alzheimer's Antedote

May 26, 2017
Hosted by Susan Downs, MD

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In the West, at age 85, the chances of having Alzheimer's Disease is fifty percent. Forgetting names and forgetting why we go into a room could be harbingers of future cognitive decline. As there is no magic pill to treat Alzheimer's Disease, prevention is important. Some scientists refer to Alzheimer's Disease as diabetes, type three. A Harvard Study in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2013 showed that elevated blood sugar correlated with the development of dementia. Diabetes increases the risk of dementia four times, and a high carbohydrate diet increases the risk of dementia by 88 %. High blood sugar shrinks the hippocampus (the brain memory center). Amy connects the dots between the effects of sugar and insulin on cognitive decline and what we can do to prevent cognitive decline.

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Susan Downs, MD

Susan Downs, MD

Dr. Susan is boarded in Integrative Medicine and in Psychiatry, is a certified IFM practitioner and certified in the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine. She works at the University of California, San Francisco and is on the Psychiatry Consultant Registry (UK). She has Masters Degrees in engineering from MIT and Stanford and a Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda Medical Center.

Based between San Francisco and Bloomsbury (London), she is the president of the cutting edge, Silicon Valley Health Institute (SVHI), has worked in ten countries and studied many healing modalities. Previously, she worked for the NHS in the UK, was an assistant professor at INSEAD (European School for Business Administration), and was a foreign service officer managing alternative energy projects in Asia. She is also a film-maker with two multi award winning films on health. Her interests include medicine, economics, spirituality and making the world a better place.

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