Top 5 Blog Posts of 2021

by Amylee Amos MS, RDN, IFMCPNews
2021 written in sand

I love the end of the year. It’s a beautiful time for reflection. While it’s important to look forward as we make our resolutions or goals for the year ahead, it’s also important to look back and express gratitude for how far we have come. 2021 was another challenging year for the world, as we continue to battle a global pandemic, face massive social and racial disparities, and confront our climate crisis. Despite these massive challenges, there is much to be grateful for. I encourage you, as the year comes to an end, to take time to reflect back on your own personal challenges and successes. 

At the Amos Institute, our small and passionate team has taken a lot of time for reflection. We are most grateful for you, and all those in our community who are trying each and every day to live healthier lives. We are also excited for the year to come and have been working hard to plan out content for our blog and our health programs. In light of reflection, we wanted to highlight the top performing blog posts of 2021. 

Our top performing blog post of 2021 was Did Your 23andMe Show the ApoE4 Variant? We wrote this post for the many people who find out via the direct to consumer genetic test 23andMe that they carry the ApoE4 variant which puts individuals at high risk of Alzheimer’s disease. This is a great post to share with family or friends who have recently found out that they carry this genetic variant, as it contains hopeful information about how they can mitigate that risk. 

Our second most popular blog post was What is the KetoFlex 12/3 Diet? With the growing popularity of the Bredesen Protocol (or ReCODE Protocol), many are curious to know what the Ketoflex 12/3 Diet entails. We wrote this post to summarize the major components of the Ketoflex 12/3 Diet. If you follow this diet and find yourself explaining what you’re doing to countless people (especially to family you’re visiting with over the holidays) send them this post for a quick summary!

The third top performing blog post was The MIND Diet and the Ketoflex Nutrition Plan for Brain Health. In this post we compared the Ketoflex 12/3 Diet to the MIND diet, which stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. The MIND diet is another well known diet for brain health and in this post we describe the major similarities and differences between the two diets. 

Fourth on our list of most popular posts was The Top 4 Health Benefits of Golden Milk. This post delineates the many health benefits of drinking golden milk, and also comes with a Ketoflex 12/3 Diet compliant golden milk recipe. If you’ve never tried golden milk, now is the time! It’s warming, decadent, and has all of the spices to put you in a holiday mood. And on top of that, it will help you reduce inflammation, balance your blood sugar, and more!

The fifth top performing blog post of 2021 was The 4 Best Herbs and Spices for Brain Health. It’s no secret that at the Amos Institute we encourage the use of herbs and spices in cooking. All herbs and spices are wonderful because they increase the nutrient density of our foods. In this post, we highlight the four that are particularly beneficial for brain health: turmeric, cinnamon, saffron, and sage. While it’s great to include these in your cooking, don’t feel limited by this list! All spices and herbs pack incredible nutritional benefit. 

As we look forward to 2022, we are excited to continue our blog which serves as an excellent free resource for evidence based and research backed information and interventions to improve cognitive and overall  health. Make sure to check back each week to read the latest articles. We, at the Amos Institute, wish you and your family the very best in health for 2022!