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Originally posted by crazydaisy
My granddaughter has Tubular Sclerosis with severe
autism. I will pass this along to her Mother. Thank you.
Indeed. All this "more bread, less fat!" stuff is killing people.
Originally posted by FissionSurplus
It is a fact that cholesterol helps make neurotransmitters, so drugs which reduce cholesterol like Statins actually end up causing Alzheimer's-like symptoms in elderly people, who are routinely mis-diagnosed, when their only problem is not enough cholesterol.
Cholesterol also helps make vitamin D in the body, necessary for immune system function.
The trick with adding cholesterol is, don't add it to a diet rich in simple sugars and refined flours.
I have noticed that, since I have been on a high fat, high protein, low to no carb diet, my Asperger's symptoms have been much less bothersome, so I think you may be on to something here.
Thanks for sharing this, OP!
It's still early in my program, but I am praying to whatever gods might listen that my seizures stop for good. Approximately 2 weeks into the program, and so far so good...Slowly I am feeling like myself, and my memories seem to be returning bits at a time as well.
Originally posted by Shark_Feeder
reply to post by frazzle
Thank you, I mean that sincerely. Most of my close friends here in the "real" world have turned their backs on me...mostly because they find me "weird" now.
I guess it is fairly awkward when I seize on the toilet, and need assistance; or when I call my ex-wife because I am sure we are still married (been divorced almost 2 years).
For the study, which is published in the journal Neurology, researchers used blood tests to measure cholesterol in 147 Japanese adults 10 to 15 years before their deaths. Fifty of them (or 34%) had been diagnosed with dementia. Tissue samples from their brains were then examined on autopsy. Those who had total cholesterol levels over 224 mg/dL in mid- to late life, before they had any symptoms of Alzheimer’s, were at least seven times more likely to have beta-amyloid plaques in their brains by the time they died, compared to people whose cholesterol was under 173 mg/dL. The American Heart Association considers total cholesterol levels below 200 mg/dL to be desirable. LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol over 155 mg/dL was also strongly associated with the likelihood of developing beta-amyloid plaques, compared to people whose LDL was lower than 106 mg/dL. People with high LDL levels were at least eight times more likely to display pathologic features of Alzheimer’s disease. Ideal LDL levels are felt to fall below 100 mg/dL, according to the AHA.
Researchers at the University San Diego School of Medicine UCSD point out that high cholesterol in those over 75 years of age is protective, rather than harmful and that low cholesterol is a risk factor for heart arrhythmias (leading cause of death if heart attack occurs). Researchers from the University of Denmark report that about 15% of cholesterol lowering drug users over the age of 50 will suffer from nerve damage as direct result of using statin drugs. USA Today reported that Statins have killed and injured more people than the government has acknowledged. www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com...