FBPixel Could the consumption of meat overload our brains with iron, zinc and copper, and increase our risk of Alzheimer's? - David Perlmutter M.D.

Could the consumption of meat overload our brains with iron, zinc and copper, and increase our risk of Alzheimer’s?

The type of animal products consumed today represent a significant risk to health. Almost all red meat, for example, is GMO grain-fed and thus poses a significant health concern. I believe that limited amounts of grass-fed, organically raised red meats, as well as pasture-raised fowl, offer up good choices for general and brain health. The studies demonstrating higher levels of specific minerals in the Alzheimer’s brain may well represent effect as opposed to cause. Meaning that the Alzheimer’s brain may lack mechanisms for balancing various minerals.