Alzheimer’s is diagnosed by going through a medical history, ruling out other possible causes that could explain your dementia-like symptoms, administering imaging tests, and looking for biomarkers that indicate the progression of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is a serious neurodegenerative condition that is the result of chronic inflammation that leads to tau tangles and beta-amyloid plaque…
Alzheimer’s disease is not completely genetic or hereditary. In very rare cases, a specific gene can directly lead to Alzheimer’s. In more common cases, having a first-degree family member with Alzheimer’s increases your risk but does not guarantee you will develop Alzheimer’s. Being older than 65 is the most common non-genetic risk factor for developing…
Jen is a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) and graduated with a master’s degree in Nursing. She became board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) in 2007 and worked in geriatrics and anti-aging medicine until 2014 when she began her transition to Functional Medicine.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. David Ward is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with over 30 years of experience and extensive post-doctorate training in Functional Medicine, including training through The Institute for Functional Medicine and Apollo Health of the Bredesen ReCODE Protocol.
Functional Medicine Physician Assistant
Jennifer Hooker is a board-certified physician assistant (PA) with 15 years of experience, and ~200 hours (and counting) of continuing medical education from the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM). Jennifer holds advanced training in gut dysfunction, hormones, energy production, detoxification, metabolic disease, and immune function.
Janie Baumann is a Certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She empowers members to be their own health advocates while nourishing their bodies with earth enriched foods, mindful movement and self-healing thoughts. Her pillars include highly individualized, sustainable and effective methods.
Katie Ulrich is a certified Holistic Health Coach and 200 hr Yoga Instructor who aims to show patients that a shift into a healthy lifestyle is delicious, rejuvenating, and fun. She helps integrate simple habits for sustainable success, and believes everyone can learn how to thrive in their own kitchen pharmacy.