In the book, The Unbreakable Brain, Dr. William Mitchell discusses ways people can strengthen their brain and protect it from various cognitive issues that have already affected so many households. The Unbreakable Brain was published by Primal Labs. Primal Labs reviews the best research and thought leaders in the medical health community, and Dr. William Mitchell is certainly one of them.
Primal Labs reviews its products, offerings, and publications to ensure its customers are educated on the latest research on various health subjects. As you probably know, Alzheimer’s disease is a horrific cognitive disorder that so many households are dealing with right now. Alzheimer’s disease is a family disease as everyone is affected. Oftentimes, a spouse or adult child of someone suffering from the disease will need to become his or her caretaker. To date, more than five million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to grow.
Although we don’t know what exactly causes Alzheimer’s disease, researchers, including Dr. William Mitchell advocate for a brain-healthy diet to reduce inflammation and improve brain health. The first thing Dr. William Mitchell wants people to know is that it’s okay to eat fats. Fat not only tastes good, but it helps to normalize blood sugar, repair arteries, keeps you satiated, and, of course, feeds the brain. The brain is made up of mostly fat, and fifty percent of those fats are saturated. The most important thing is to avoid trans fats and highly processed fats, like corn, soy, and canola oils.
In fact, Dr. William Mitchell does not recommend a low-fat diet because he says that this will cause your brain to not function properly. Your brain needs fat, and what it doesn’t need is a high amount of dietary carbs, which is often what happens when someone eats a low-fat diet. Dr. Mitchell that the absence of fat in the standard American diet is one of the reasons why Alzheimer’s disease has affected so much more people over the past forty years.
If you are thinking about adopting a diet that will strengthen and protect your brain, Dr. William Mitchell for Primal Labs would recommend the following foods and recommendations:
- Lots of vegetables
- Healthy fats like olive oil, coconut, and lard
- Choosing organic whenever possible
- Organ meats
- Meats raised closest to their natural environment
- Minimally processed foods
- Foods low in carbohydrates
- No sugar, artificial sweeteners, and foods with a high level of preservatives