Functional Medicine

Bredesen Protocol
The Bredesen Protocol: 6 Strategies (Plus, does it work?)

Can the Bredesen Protocol offer hope to patients with Alzheimer’s? A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is frightening. The cognitive impairment, memory loss, and inevitable cognitive decline can seem like a death sentence to both patients and loved ones.  The standard reductionist approach seeks to boil every problem down to its most basic components. Most modern…

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Alzheimer's Natural Treatment
10 Natural Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia

Conventional treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease only offers temporary relief of some symptoms and only for a limited number of patients. Mainstream treatment does not greatly slow the progression of Alzheimers. Caregivers searching for alternative Alzheimer’s remedies may find greater hope in natural treatments, alternative therapies, preventative measures. These remedies are most effective in…

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Alzheimer's Risk Factors
14 Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s [2021 Research Update]

For many people approaching retirement, dementia and Alzheimer’s are mysterious and concerning possibilities. For many years, the cause of this disease and risk factors were not well-known. However, we’ve made significant progress in assessing risk and treatment. While there is not yet a cure for Alzheimer’s or dementia, certain behaviors, lifestyle choices, and other factors…

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what causes alzheimer's
What is the Cause of Alzheimer’s? Aging, Genetics, and Other Causes

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and degenerative brain disorder. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, most current researchers do not cite any single cause of this debilitating illness.  Most modern research suggests Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a combination of age, genetics, family history, and other risk factors (including lifestyle, overall health, brain injury, heart health,…

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is alzheimer's genetic
Is Alzheimer’s genetic or hereditary? Here’s what we know.

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…

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shared medical appointments
Shared Medical Appointments: Benefits, Costs, and More

Shared medical appointments aim to solve the major issues in westernized medicine. The 3 main problems with the healthcare system in the United States are: Chronically lousy health in the US has been thrown into the spotlight during the COVID-19 pandemic. Americans spend more on healthcare than people of any other nation, yet we’re the…

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