Our brain just like our gut requires nutrients to function efficiently. Keeping our brain healthy as we age is critical to prevent Alzheimer’s and degenerative brain diseases. So many things influence the health of our brain; infections, inflammation, hormone and nutrient deficiencies, insulin resistance, environmental toxicants, poor sleep, and chronic stress. Fortunately, we have experts in the field of neurodegenerative disease that are finding ways to reverse cognitive decline.
Many of us are told that our depression and anxiety is caused by our genes, so we take the medications as prescribed, but never quite feel good or “normal”. There are so many underlying causes for mental health problems, many of which are treatable with nonpharmacological measures and utilizing a functional medicine approach. Fortunately, we do have the ability to prevent the expression of genes that predispose us to depression and anxiety, Parkinson’s and even Alzheimer’s disease.
Forgetfulness, memory loss, depression, anxiety, irritability. Subjective cognitive decline. Mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s. History of concussion and head injury.