Dementia Can Be Reversed

Adiel Gorel

How to Prevent the Deterioration of Our Brains and Our Quality of Life


It is always a privilege to get firsthand information about something from a researcher, and that is exactly what I got from my conversation with Dr. Kat Toups. She managed to reverse her own dementia, symptoms of which she experienced distressingly early in life, at age 50. Now, the findings of research conducted by her and various colleagues, including neuroradiology professor Dr. Cyrus Raji, confirms her own experiences. Dementia and other degenerative conditions can be prevented and even reversed! As my conversation with Dr. Toups shows, we can embrace these changes to enjoy better health for longer, and a better quality of life.

We are what we eat.

In the second part of our conversation, we took a deeper dive into how exactly Dr. Toups and her team were able to see improvements in as many as 84% study participants. The modalities used in the study are actually doable…they are sustainable. When Dr. Toups herself experienced symptoms of dementia, she changed the way she ate to cut out foods responsible for inflammation. She has eaten a grain-free, sugar-free, non-dairy diet for 13 years now. Though it was difficult, to begin with, she has found many workable options and finds this to be sustainable.

I also asked the doctor about the concept of intermittent fasting and she told me why this is relevant. The fasted state is important because restricting calorie intake to a limited window of time seems to be beneficial, she said. We also spoke about why this is important for autophagy, which is the process of detoxing; of replacing cells where the mitochondria no longer works with healthier cells. So when we restrict the times of eating we enhance autophagy, which in animal studies is seen to increase life span. Dr. Toups and I also spoke at length about the keto diet and the impact that the state of ketosis has on the body, the merits/demerits of eating rice, legumes, eating just before bed, and more.

“Aging isn’t for sissies.”

Dr. Toups admits that there is a lot that the body does a lot less efficiently as we age. We lose a lot of things with age, such as certain digestive enzymes, stomach fluids, and so on. When food is not digested properly, this can have a negative impact on the gut flora, which in turn impacts other functions in the body and even the brain. To counteract these negative impacts on our health, she recommends a supplement; something called the HCL (Betaine Hydrochloride), which helps break down food in the system.

Another aspect of healthy eating that we touch on is chewing properly, and slow, mindful eating. Digestion starts in the mouth, says Dr. Toups, one of the reasons we must chew properly. We need to overcome the habit of eating quickly or eating on the run as it were. Instead, we should be eating slowly, savoring our food, and giving it time to digest.

Gut health is important because of its close connection to our immunity. Viruses such as the Epstein Barr Virus, herpes, and herpes simplex are extremely common in the population. However, a healthy immune system will keep these dormant and prevent them from causing disease in the body. Lyme disease is another troublesome and intractable issue that the doctor and I speak about at length.

Did you know the connection between dental health and overall wellness? To know why the doctor recommends the extraction of some root canal teeth, listen to my podcast. You can also catch the YouTube video – don’t miss this eye-opening conversation with Dr. Kat Toups. 

Adiel Gorel

Leave a Reply Text