Dr. Oz talked to Oscar winner Diane Keaton about her bulimia battle and discussed whether gluten causes Alzheimer’s disease on the July 30 episode of the Dr. Oz Show.
Keaton is healthy now but suffered from bulimia from age 22 to 26 after being told by a Broadway producer that she needed to lose 10 pounds.
That off-handed comment triggered Diane’s four-year battle with bulimia. At the height of her eating disorder, Keaton consumed a whopping 20,000 calories a day.
Keaton got sick and tired of being neurotically obsessed with food, so she decided one day to stop bingeing and purging and has been fine ever since. She detailed her battle in her 2012 memoir, Then Again.
Like most people, Diane, 68, confessed that aging is difficult, but she has slowly learned to embrace the process because it’s futile to fight it.
“The best part is that I’m still here,” she said. “And because the end is in sight, I treasure life all the more.”
Keaton discussed her thoughts on aging, love and happiness in her new book, Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty.
Neurologist: Low-Carb Ketogenic Diet Prevents Dementia
On a separate segment, Dr. Oz’s guest was neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter, who said gluten causes Alzheimer’s disease. Gluten is a protein found in foods processed from wheat and other grains. It’s what gives pizza dough its chewy texture.
Even if you don’t have a gluten allergy or sensitivity, gluten should be avoided because it causes weight gain, diabetes and dementia, said Perlmutter, who detailed his research in his bestseller, Grain Brain.
According to Perlmutter, a high-carb, grain-heavy diet damages the brain and fuels dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and ADHD. Perlmutter said drastically reducing carbs promotes weight loss and prevents and even reverses Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ADHD.
Dr. Perlmutter recommends a low-carb, high-fat ketogenic-style diet — limiting carbs to no more than 80 grams a day — and eating lots of healthy fats, such as avocado, grass-fed butter, wild fish, grass-fed beef, coconut oil, and nuts.
Perlmutter joins a growing number of medical experts who are debunking the myth that unprocessed saturated fat is unhealthy. Obesity expert Jimmy Moore lost 180 pounds and transformed his health on a low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet.
Moore detailed the weight-loss and health benefits of the ketogenic diet in his book, Keto Clarity.