Do you think Jelly Beans might have caused Reagan's Alzheimer's?
I wonder if you think that Reagan's habit of eating jelly beans throughout the day might have caused insulin-glucose problems that could have been implicated in his getting Alzheimer's?
Which do you think is the greatest villain -- low HGH or insulin blood sugar derangement?
I didn't know that President Reagan had a habit of eating jelly beans all day long... but if this is true, then very definitely, I think it is related to his getting Alzheimer's... I'm sure that he would have had blood glucose way above 120 for much of the day... maybe higher than 150 or 160. There is no way we can know, unless somebody was keeping track of his blood glucose, but that would be unlikely, especially in those days. In any case, any candy is 75% SUGAR, so if he ate a lot of it, it would have kept his blood glucose sky high all day long.
High Blood Sugar is much worse than low HGH... In fact, I would bet that it CAUSES LOWER HGH than he would have had otherwise.
High blood sugar for many years without any doubt would have affected his brain and all his nervous system. It would also have affected his kidneys (which would have affected his red blood cell count, which would have lowered oxygen to the brain...,) all of his circulatory system, his pancreas, and blood insulin levels too... etc....
And it would have caused his HGH to be extremely low...
If we could see his blood tests, I would bet that HGH would be below 100... insulin above 10... hematocrit below 42... hemoglobin below 13.9 He might have had problems with vision...
I will bet he had at least 115 fasting glucose levels.
The single best anti aging therapy, even better than injectible growth hormone (or replacing several hormones) is: "Keep your glucose levels under control." Here is my table of how I interpret blood glucose:
50 mg/dl Very low
60 mg/dl Low
70 mg/dl Optimum
85 mg/dl Optimum
100 mg/dl High
110 mg/dl Very high
120 mg/dl Bad
140 mg/dl Terrible
160 mg/dl Horrible
180 mg/dl Deathly
200 mg/dl and higher: Suicidal
This table differs from others I have sent before because I have decided that 90 mg/dl is a wee bit too high... I like 85 better. Of course I still get 90 most of the time, but now I am not as happy with it as I was before.