Genetically at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease? DO THIS…

Alzheimer’s disease is a global problem that affects many people. Learn more about Alzheimer’s disease prevention.


0:00 Introduction: Understanding genetics and Alzheimer’s disease
6:35 Alzheimer’s disease prevention
12:19 Learn more about TUDCA!

Today we’re going to talk about Alzheimer’s prevention and natural ways to support cognitive function.

There is an interesting molecule that helps transport cholesterol into the brain, maintains cholesterol levels, and clears cholesterol out of the brain. Different variations of a certain gene determine how efficient this process is. One variation, ApoE4, isn’t very efficient and is associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Your brain needs cholesterol and triglycerides. Without enough cholesterol driven into the neurons, you could lose synapses, especially in parts of the brain that involve memory, learning, and concentration.

However, even if you have this genetic problem, there are things you can do to suppress this gene and potentially help keep it from becoming a problem.

Tips for suppressing this gene:
1. Avoid alcohol
2. Avoid smoking
3. Exercise
4. Consume omega-3 fatty acids
5. Take TUDCA
6. Take vitamin D3



Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 57, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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  1. spanish peaches on December 27, 2022 at 11:07 am

    A very, very important vid. My cousin’s husband was diagnosed at 52 with early onset dementia . Went to his funeral last month, 9 years after the diagnosis. He went from such a wonderful guy, to a total vegetable within six years. Really sad.

    • Viji Durvasula on December 27, 2022 at 3:21 pm

      My sister too, hurt me so much!

    • Dana Sherman on December 27, 2022 at 3:59 pm

      So sorry to hear.

    • Suhail Para on December 27, 2022 at 4:07 pm

      @Dr. Eric Berg DC sir I have acne scares on my face and patchy beard . How to get full beard and get rid from these scares.
      Sir please make video on this topic.

    • mingkee27 on December 27, 2022 at 4:37 pm

      @Dr. Eric Berg DC Yes, I learned from you and Dr. Ekberg earlier this year and I made a major change.
      Cut carb intake down to no more 50g a day and avoid sugar as much as I can, and I eat eggs as always, but I don’t worry saturated fat anymore and I eat more blue cheese (another good cheese for diabetes).
      I cut medicine from 5 to 2, quit statin, and the latest blood work number is in standard, except a bit higher in glucose (122/115), and liver enzyme is in standard (no more fatty liver), and my head stays clear most of the time
      I will be 56 within a month and I feel like early 40s

    • Dennis Delfina on December 27, 2022 at 6:21 pm

      @harryboyd8951  I do also, but believe it or not some people get offended. 🤔 So sad…they are being led by the enemy. God help them 🙏 blessings

  2. Cats Paw on December 27, 2022 at 11:15 am

    My dad worked out or jogged daily for 60+ years until his Alzheimer’s prevented him from doing it safely. He never smoked but did drink alcohol from age 21 to a near deadly accident when he drove the wrong way up an off ramp. His diet the last 15-20 years was very unhealthy tho. He passed at age 83 of Alzheimer’s.

    • Muthrfuqrjonz on December 27, 2022 at 3:33 pm

      That’s a long life. Longer than average for sure.

    • Cats Paw on December 27, 2022 at 6:11 pm

      @Muthrfuqrjonz yes he had a long & productive life. Sadly I wasn’t born until he was 35 & my sisters were born 18 yrs after that. We didn’t see much of him b’c he was either working or drinking until he retired at 72. A year later the forgetfulness started.

  3. Caleb Veloz on December 27, 2022 at 11:35 am

    Dr Berg my Doctor is a Professor Of Neurosciences at Harvard. He recently put both me and my Mother on USP GRADE METHYLENE BLUE low dose. The research over decades is so strong on slowing and even reversing Neuronal Death and many patients diagnosed with Dementia and A/D are doing great on USP GRADE METHYLENE BLUE. Why are more Doctors not using it? It’s wonderful stuff.

    • ShanghaiSam1 on December 27, 2022 at 11:41 am

      Thanks for the info, I’ll look into it!

    • Nora Charles on December 27, 2022 at 12:04 pm

      Thank you!!!! ⭐️

  4. Jason Firebird on December 27, 2022 at 11:45 am

    Such a cruel disease. Nobody in my immediate family ever had Alzheimer’s but my uncle just got diagnosed with Lewy body dimensia. It’s amazing how fast it hit…. literally about 6 months from normal to sundowning. His dad had Parkinson’s and his mom had Dimensia so I’m a bit concerned of my own genetics from that side of the family.

    • Dad on December 27, 2022 at 1:05 pm

      You don’t know it’s normal because he definitely had cognitive decline before large symptoms

    • Larry C on December 27, 2022 at 3:23 pm

      That’s what Robin Williams had

    • Jason Firebird on December 27, 2022 at 3:29 pm

      @Larry C I didn’t know that, interesting.

    • Jason Firebird on December 27, 2022 at 3:32 pm

      @Dad Most likely. When I said normal, I meant he knew who people were and was able to communicate. With him though he’s been pretty crazy since about 1995. He had a nervous breakdown and started getting into crystals, auras, self healing, etc. He was basically the person you didn’t want to get cornered with at a Christmas party. Lol. That was up until just recently. Now he doesn’t even recognize his crystals.

  5. Laura Russell on December 27, 2022 at 12:01 pm

    As a RN I have been explaining the value of cholesterol in our bodies. I explain oxidizing of cells, brain and myelin sheath. Thank you for this additional information.

  6. Zippitydoodah on December 27, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    Thank you so much for this information, Dr. Berg and Team Berg! Peace and love to you all.

  7. P J on December 27, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    I’m thinking about getting tested to see if I carry the gene. Out of 9 aunts and uncles on my moms side 8 of them developed and died from Alzheimer’s. Except for my mother and one aunt who died in their 60s from cancer. My grandma had early dementia that started in her late 40s that was later diagnosed as Alzheimer’s. My sister has early dementia and she’s in in her 50s so I should probably get tested just to know so I can plan things before I get it. I’ve always suspected cholesterol meds with causing Alzheimer’s especially in folks who are already at a higher risk. I’ve been fasting for at least 3 yrs now and only eat one meal a day after I researched the benefits. I feel so much better eating this way and will probably eat this way for the rest of my life

    • Seattle Six on December 27, 2022 at 1:34 pm

      Based on family history, you would think APOE4 will show up in the test. Recently came across tocotrienol (form of vitamin E) from Dr Berg and have been diving into this. Dr Barrie Tan PhD has been researching Annatto seeds (a tropical condiment/food coloring which contains about 30% tocotrienol) for some 30 years and published highly encouraging results due to cellular membrane efficiency and a many other findings. I started taking this 45 days ago and recent blood chemistry reports are favorable. A.C. Grace company out of TX produce a version (not affiliated) you can look into

    • Mike Peek on December 27, 2022 at 6:39 pm

      @Seattle Six great info. Thanks. I also believe essential fatty acids are a good offense. DHA from seafood / a quality fish oil specifically. Dr Berg has videos about that as well as others on here. Dr Ekberg. Difficult to find a good food source for just tocotrienols vs vitamin E food in general.

  8. Diane Pappas on December 27, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    My biggest fear as well. My mother died of it. My cousin’s husband has it. My LDL is high and my doctor of course suggested a statin. I told her I would rather die if a stroke than getting Altzheimers. I mentioned studies that showed statins increase the risk of dimentia. She said that study was false and that she herself is on a statin for preventative reasons. She cannot be forty years old!!!! Needless to say, I need to find a new doctor. Thank you, Dr. Berg❤!

    • Anne Murphy on December 27, 2022 at 1:46 pm

      I can vouch from my husband’s statin experience, statins are incredibly dangerous: after 2-3 months on a statin drug, he was increasingly forgetful until it culminated with him being unable to find his way home from work. He has driven the same route to work for almost 20 years. This was about 6-7 years ago, and when I researched, I came across a medical article that stated patients long-term on statin drugs would develop memory problems and the only question was when. I never dumped pills into the trash so quickly. My husband bounced back after that for which I am still so grateful.

    • Seattle Six on December 27, 2022 at 2:10 pm

      Dr Paul Mason MD from Sydney AUS, has a very interesting briefing on LDL.

    • Seattle Six on December 27, 2022 at 2:14 pm

      @Anne Murphy You did the right thing and your husband is fortunate that he has you in his life 👏🏻

  9. Donna Baardsen on December 27, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    Alzheimer’s literally took almost my dad’s entire immediate family, he died of it, along with my mother. My two older sisters and I are at extremely high risk. My doctor asked if I want genetic testing. No. She said she didn’t blame me, she wouldn’t do it either. Very, very scary.

    • Seattle Six on December 27, 2022 at 2:04 pm

      Take a look a tocotrienol therapy. Dr Barrie Tan PhD is the de facto leader in this research

    • C on December 27, 2022 at 4:17 pm

      I would rather know now at 30 years old to find ways to prevent it. I did the genetic testing actually a few years ago and have one variant of that apoe 4 gene he was talking about in the video. I knew I had to be higher risk because my grandfather and great grandmother had it. Scary, yes….but I’d rather know now than find out too late.

  10. Mama T on December 27, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    My dad was on a super high dose of statins for decades. He died of ALS at 76. I will never, ever take a statin. He was a healthy man, always exercising, golfing etc. almost overnight his personality drastically changed, then problems swallowing, losing weight, muscle mass etc.. was truly horrible

  11. The Patriot's Kitchen on December 27, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    Once again, when I say that we didn’t all fall out of a cookie cutter I am proven right. We are all human but on a genetic level we have so many shades of gray and varying rabbit holes etc.. One person can do all the things we have determined to be awful for the human body and live to be 100+ in perfect health while another may do everything (seemingly) right and drop dead at the age of 50. My cousin had MS and saturated fat and cholesterol were two things she focused on in her diet because of the myelin sheath you mention here.

    • Mike Peek on December 27, 2022 at 6:05 pm

      Yes I agree. However, I think most people are so addicted to the sad diet the stats don’t really show except that most people will have a metabolic disease because of a lifetime of processed foods. Most can’t get off bad food , do fasting, or keto lifestyle simply cause of habits / addictions. Yes genetics and epigenetics are with all of us but most don’t want to change.

  12. Moni on December 27, 2022 at 2:21 pm

    My mom’s dementia started when she was in her 40th. She smoked, didn’t exercise, and had a fear of fat. They used margarine and seed oil and still do. My parents will not change what they eat. She’s in a care home now. She’s also type 2 diabetic and still gets to eat lots of carbs and sugar. It’s very sad. By the way, TUDCA is so expensive. I learned about it about a year ago when I had gallbladder surgery and did some research. I can’t afford taking it daily, wish I could. Thanks for this video!

  13. Fatima on December 27, 2022 at 2:47 pm

    Very informative as usual ! On a separate note,
    Can you please make a video on Keto for shrinking fibroid Tumors ? You already have one for foods that help with fibroids but there is no guideline for a fibroid shrinking healthy Keto diet for beginners and the internet /books are just so filled with so many contradicting information.

    • Grace G on December 27, 2022 at 3:28 pm

      Maybe Keto doesn’t help with fibroids? Or maybe the foods that help can be used on a Keto diet? Lol Keto isn’t a cure-all

    • Fatima on December 27, 2022 at 3:51 pm

      @Grace G Sure thing nothing is certain 🙂
      Keto helps with hormones regulation which may help in shrinking fibroids for some people.
      The difficulty lies in finding a structured resource on foods that may be Keto friendly and at the same time doesn’t promote growth of these Tumors.
      hoping to hear insights from dr Berg @DrEricBergDC

    • DC on December 27, 2022 at 6:37 pm

      Just get out in the sunshine and avoid soy and endocrine disruptors, including in cosmetics

  14. kenneth hall on December 27, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    I spent 7 years of my life taking care of my mother with Alzheimer’s . Im not worried I am 32 days into a water fast and my memory is getting better every day.

  15. Liane Lindsey on December 27, 2022 at 4:04 pm

    Very important information!!
    Thank you, Dr. Berg!!!

  16. you r enough 💜 on December 27, 2022 at 4:08 pm

    Autism , cancers , Alzheimer’s – you name it , were being bombarded with diseases and it’s all in what way we choose to live and it’s up to us to be advocates of our health. Thanks Dr. Berg 😊 edit : I am NOT saying autism is the parents faults I’m saying that its the parents and their parents lifestyle that leads to these types of things. My daughter is on the spectrum and I blame myself because I knew nothing about nutrition ( at all ! ) .

  17. SH B on December 27, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    thank you so much for all the great info !!! Why do I get heart palpitation when I take Tudca and what to do about it !??? I took Tudca and in one week I totally felt the difference BUT unfortunately I had to stop ! Please let me know what I can do to be able to start taking it again!🙏

  18. Netter Pepper on December 27, 2022 at 5:26 pm

    My Mamaw (Mom’s mom), my eldest Aunt, my Momma and my Grandpa (Dad’s dad) all had a form of dementia.
    It was so hard seeing them all forget and get confused, frustrated and not recognize you and other family members. I am 47 and I forget so much – I have to set an alarm for almost everything

  19. Elizabeth Hamre on December 27, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    I got it, Thank you Eric. I am already doing Keto and on intermittent regime and just in one week I have noticed changes. 83 and no sign of dementia and I have a fantastic ability to recall. I will get this TUDCA just to be sure.

  20. KETO Diamond Channel on December 27, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Thank you for the information! Always good to have new knowledge!

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