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The Effects Of Excess Sugar On The Brain - Neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock Elaborates

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Published on Mar 22, 2013

Neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock M.D. explains the damaging effects of excess sugar on the brain and how it dramatically increases inflammation and excitotoxicity which is the main mechanism in which damage is caused to the brain. He also explains how high fructose corn syrup is amongst the most damaging of all the sugars and why. Dr. Blaylock explains the link between high rates of cancer and high sugar levels and the correlation of high sugar levels and increased neurological and neurodegenerative disorders. He also mentions briefly the damaging effects of aspartame and fluoride and how they impair brain function, then he discusses other things which may cause brain inflammation.

High levels of sugar in your diet damage your brain.

New evidence continues to demonstrate this link.

In a recent study of 980 elderly people followed for four years, those with the highest intake of calories had a 50 percent increased incidence of dementia.

So why would eating lots of sweets and carbohydrates increase your risk of dementia?

Well, there are three scientific reasons:

Reason 1: Sugar dramatically increases your metabolism, and high rates of metabolism become a major source of free radical production. (Pesky free radicals damage your cells and impair their function.)

Reason 2: High levels of sugar in your body cause the sugar to react with various critical proteins, including enzymes that repair DNA damage caused by free radicals.

Reason 3: Continued high sugar consumption prevents your cells from absorbing the sugar needed to produce energy — a condition called insulin resistance. Another recent study found a high incidence of insulin resistance in those with Alzheimer's dementia. The worst form of sugar is high Fructose corn syrup.

So if you want to avoid this disease, you can see that minimizing your sugar and simple carbohydrate intake is crucial.

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