Today we are faced with the epidemics and pandemics of chronic illnesses, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s and so many others. What we know is that most of these can be prevented, managed and even treated using the correct nutrition. Alzheimer’s disease has long been perceived as mysterious and inevitable, untreatable and something that some of us are predisposed too. Food is a powerful epigenetic modulator – it can enable or hamper our DNA, thus regulating the expression of many genes. Leading experts have begun to understand the correlation between what we eat and our state of health, we are finally beginning to understand the damaging consequences of our Western diet, and especially sugar consumption and its impact on our brain. Vanessa Ascencao reports.
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