Category - Diet & Lifestyle


The Bredesen Protocol Gives New Hope For Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease

A report by San Francisco’s KPIX CBS station shows how The Bredesen Protocol helps reverse the cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease.   Heather Norris, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia, now feels like she has her life back due to Dr. Bredesen’s customized program. Testing revealed Heather had hormonal imbalances, elevated blood sugar, and very high levels of molds and toxins. Heather and her husband Craig are seeing results after addressing these causes and implementing diet and lifestyle changes.


New Research Proves Alzheimer’s Symptoms Can Be Reversed Naturally

It’s not surprising that two big pharmaceutical companies would recently throw in the towel on testing their highly-touted Alzheimer’s drugs. The silver bullet approach doesn’t work for multi-factored chronic diseases like Alzheimer’s. Instead, the silver buckshot approach is needed to combat the 36 or more causes of Alzheimer’s. While JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, warns against the “pseudo-medicine” of Alzheimer’s supplements, 21st Century Functional Medicine doctors are seeing reversals of cognitive decline. These doctors are getting to the root causes of chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s and addressing those causes. Newly published...


Dr. Permutter’s “Grain Brain” Program Safeguards Against Dementia & Alzheimer’s

“Grain Brain”, by Dr. David Perlmutter, started a revolution when it was first published in 2013.  Since then, his book has been translated into 34 languages. More than 1.5 million readers have been given the tools to make monumental life-changing improvements to their health. They’ve lost weight, banished anxiety and depression, reduced or eliminated chronic conditions, and taken proactive steps to safeguard themselves against cognitive decline and neurological disease – all without drugs! Pat Robertson interviews Dr. Perlmutter who explains how the quality of our food matters as far as our health destiny. A colorful plate of food is good as it indicates diversity of nutrients and...

ALZ Survivor, Francis McNear, Shares the Story of His Recovery

Francis states, “Thanks to a recent breakthrough in dementia studies and treatment, I am currently recovering from early onset Alzheimer’s. That is correct. I am one of several thousand people in the United States following the recently developed Bredesen Protocol and, as a result, my memory and my life have been restored to order. In this book, I will take you on my journey and will tell you about the Bredesen Protocol that saved my life.  I also provide helpful information for caregivers and outline the different kinds of dementia. I believe that, once you have read this book, you will feel empowered, whether you are facing dementia yourself or are caring for someone who is. You are not...


A Bredesen Certified Health Coach Explains The Bredesen Protocol Step by Step

Alzheimer’s Disease & modifiable risk factors – a new model of healthcare using health coaches for the treatment & prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline. Sara Mushal, a health coach with an MS in Holistic Nutrition, and certification in The Bredesen Protocol, explains the Protocol step by step in an easy to understand presentation. She shows a sample ReCODE Report (a computer generated report from the results of specific lab tests) and also a Functional Medicine Prescription and Lifestyle Plan. Learn more about The Bredesen ProtocolTM, then get started with the Quick Start Guide.


Dr. Mark Hyman, Cleveland Clinic, Interviews Dr. Dale Bredesen on Alzheimer’s Causes & Treatment

Mark Hyman, MD, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, sits down with Dale Bredesen, MD, for an exclusive interview following his Grand Rounds presentation.
The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, is pleased to share lectures from the Grand Rounds presentations, a series featuring pioneers and thought leaders in Functional Medicine.
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Dietitian Amylee Amos Discusses an Alzheimer’s Diet and The Bredesen Protocol

 Whitney English, on an episode of The Sitch, chats with Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Amylee Amos of the Amos Institute, about implementing The Bredesen Protocol – a type of “Alzheimer’s diet” aimed at slowing and reversing cognitive decline. Amylee shares her advice for optimizing brain health through diet, exercise, and other lifestyle interventions such as brain training. She also discusses her thoughts on supplementation for Alzheimer’s patients including fish oil and CoQ10. Amylee also explains the genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease such as APOE 4 status and how a mildly ketogenic, plant-based diet may stave off cognitive decline...


Listen As ALZ Survivor Julie Gregory Shares Her Story & Journey to Health

 At the early age of 49, Julie was experiencing the symptoms of cognitive decline.  Genetic testing revealed she is ApoE4 homozygote, meaning she carries two copies of the ApoE4 gene, increasing her chance of developing Alzheimer’s by 50-90%.  Through much research on her own, she began to implement dietary and lifestyle changes such as eating only organic food, adding supplements, cutting out toxins, exercising regularly, getting plenty of sleep, and doing brain training exercises.  The result – her cognition began to improve!  This was before she was able to see Dr. Perlmutter and eventually Dr. Bredesen for the proper testing and treatment.  You can read more about...


A Roadmap to Alzheimer’s Reversal – Sharp Again Naturally

Episode #5 of Evolving Past Alzheimer’s features Lisa Feiner, Co-founder of Sharp Again Naturally.  This non-profit organization was formed to educate the public about using natural strategies to address Alzheimer’s, dementia and related neurological conditions.  They accomplish their mission using live presentations, social and multimedia outreach, online resources, and a collaborative network of like-minded individuals and organizations to spread the good news.  Their website, features recovery stories of people who have reversed their cognitive decline naturally!  Also on their site you will find “A Roadmap to Clarity” which lists reversible causes...

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abbreviation for Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Disease
a type of dementia and a progressive disease of the brain that slowly causes impairment in memory and cognitive function. Alzheimer’s disease happens when the brain tries to protect itself from three metabolic and toxic threats:

1 - Inflammation (from infection, diet or other causes
2 - Decline and shortage of supportive nutrients, hormones and other brain-supporting molecules
3 - Toxic substances such as metals or biotoxins (poisons produced by microbes such as molds)

The protective response causes APP (Amyloid Precursor Protein, the long molecule that protrudes from neurons) to be cut into four fragments, including amyloid-beta, that downsize the neural network and eventually destroy synapses and neurons. When the APP molecule is cut into those four pieces, it is not cut into the two pieces that nourish and maintain synapses.

Alzheimer's disease is a state of the brain in which there is an imbalance between the reorganization of synapses that have outlived their usefulness (and which the brain can stand to lose - healthy destruction) and the maintenance or creation of existing and new synapses (which the brain needs to sustain old memories and form new ones, as well as perform other cognitive functions). That imbalance  comes from too many  of the synapse- and neuron-destroying quartet  of molecules snipped from APP and too few  of the synapse- and neuron-sustaining duo  of molecules snipped from APP.

abbreviation for apolipoprotein E, a gene variant (allele) which is a protein that carries lipids – i.e. fats. Carrying one ApoE4 (inherited from one parent) increases your lifetime risk of Alzheimer’s to 30 percent. Carrying two copies (from both parents) increases it to 50 to 90 percent. That compares to a risk of only about 9 percent in those who carry zero copies of this allele.
abbreviation for Amyloid Precursor Protein, the long molecule that protrudes from neurons

metabolic and genetic testing that identifies cognitive decline or what may be putting you at risk for it
umbrella term for a group of symptoms (a syndrome) without a definitive diagnosis. Dementia is a group of symptoms that affect mental cognitive tasks such as memory and reasoning. (Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type of dementia.)
Early Alzheimer’s Disease
an early onset of Alzheimer’s Disease and uncommon form of dementia that typically affects those under the age of 65
Functional Medicine
a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease
carrying 1 copy of the ApoE4 genetic variant
carrying 2 copies of the ApoE4 genetic variant
Integrative Medicine
healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies.
Ketoflex 12/3
anti-Alzheimer’s diet to include at least 12 hours of fasting, with the first 3 hours of that fast starting after dinner. It is largely plant based, but flexible as it does allow for small amounts of meat or fish.
Mild Cognitive Impairment
MCT oil
an abbreviation for medium chain triglyceride (a saturated fat) which is found in coconut oil.  Alzheimer's impairs the brain's ability to use sugar.  An MCT ketogenic diet offers an alternative energy source:  ketones.  This allows brain cells to survive better, blocking a receptor in the brain that causes memory loss.
Subjective Cognitive Impairment – a precursor to MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment)
The Bredesen ProtocolTM
treatment program developed by Dr. Dale E. Bredesen to prevent and reverse cognitive decline (also known as The ReCODE ProtocolTM)
The ReCODE ProtocolTM
treatment program developed by Dr. Dale E. Bredesen to prevent and reverse cognitive decline (also known as The Bredesen ProtocolTM)
The ReCODE Report
computer generated report as a result of metabolic and genetic testing (CognoscopyTM)
The ReVERSE Program
customized  treatment program to reverse cognitive decline. This program starts with a ReCODE Report (a computer generated report as a result of metabolic and genetic testing called a CognoscopyTM)

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