1. Obesity In Middle Age Tied To Higher Risk Of Dementia Later In Life For Women, Study Indicates
2. Researchers Say Higher Dietary Glycemic Index Is Tied To Insomnia In Postmenopausal Women
Two more studies underscoring the ravages of high carbohydrate nutrition. Obesity, the direct result of carbohydrate intake, is being related to dementia. As we have said earlier, fat is crucial for neuron function. Longterm abuse of carbohydrates and deficiency in fat intake starves the brain cells of necessary fat to insulate neurons. In children, we see Autism and ADD as a result of this process. A high glycemic index diet is a high carbohydrate diet. We see the sleep abnormalities every day in our patients. Likely, hypoglycemia is a recurrent physiologic emergence at night as well, with the body fighting it off initially through cortisol only to overshoot and have another insulin response causing hypoglycemia again. Some patients wake up at night hungry, others probably just come out of deep sleep and have the sleep cycle disrupted over and over resulting in poor sleep and daytime fatigue.
Michael D. Fox, MD
Advanced Reproductive Specialists