Practitioner Course

Drivers of Alzheimer’s Disease

Revealing new research on the cause of the most common dementia

Online Course
1 lesson


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


40 minutes total


Dr Richard Johnson

About this course

It seems that Alzheimer’s disease is much more than neurofibrillary tangles.

Neurodegenerative diseases are a substantial and growing cause of death in Western countries and a causative nutrition process appears to be a key driver. Treatments to reduce β-amyloid and/or tau protein aggregation have not been as successful as predicted.

Preclinical and early manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease include reduced cerebral glucose metabolism, mitochondrial dysfunction, neuroinflammation, and intracellular energy depletion. These observations have led to dietary, behavioural, and therapeutic strategies to improve metabolic parameters of patients and there are promising early results.

Dr Richard Johnson was the lead author of a recent American Journal of Clinical Nutrition paper alongside Drs Dale Bredesen and David Perlmutter. In this presentation, Richard shows us the latest on the dietary causes of neurodegeneration which provides new, clear ways that we can intervene for our patients.

Neurodegeneration is a major cause of disability and death and your tools and skills can have a good effect to prevent this devastating condition.
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Have a new strategy to reduce the risk of dementia in your patients
  • Understand the mechanisms of fructose-induced inflammation
  • Discover how fructose reduces our desire-control mechanisms
  • Learn how dementia could be a survival mechanism that is maladapted to our modern lifestyle and diet
  • See how fruit is metabolised differently to other dietary sugars

What's in this course

Your Presenter

Dr Richard Johnson M.D.

Dr. Richard Johnson is a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado and is a clinician, educator, and researcher. He is board certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and kidney disease and is the founding editor of Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology, one of the main textbooks on kidney disease.

For more than 20 years, he has led research on the cause of obesity and diabetes, with special interest in the role of sugar (especially fructose) and uric acid. His research has been highly cited, published in top medical journals, and supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health. He is the author of The Sugar Fix and The Fat Switch.