Musician Steven Adler said, “You can have all the riches and success in the world, but if you don’t have your health, you have nothing.” This observation is especially true of brain health, and no disease provokes more fear than Alzheimer’s. Many people put on cheerful faces, post happy pictures with friends and family, and go about their daily routines, all while harboring growing worries that they are slipping mentally. Some choose to ignore their fears, figuring there is nothing they can do about them anyway. Others start buying the latest vitamin concoction promoted by their favorite media personality in the hopes they will regain some mental vitality. What many people do not realize is that a growing body of research shows that Alzheimer’s disease is largely preventable. The right early interventions, when applied correctly, can spell the difference between a healthy brain and major decline.
The Alzheimer’s Association states, “Though research is still evolving, evidence is strong that people can reduce their risk by making key lifestyle changes, including participating in regular activity and maintaining good heart health.” They go on to list ten lifestyle changes that reduce risk. At A Mind For All Seasons, we agree with all of these recommendations and believe there is even more that can boost brain functioning now and dramatically reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.
Imagine that you feel your mind is foggy and you start to worry because you watched helplessly as family members developed Alzheimer’s disease and slowly became people you hardly recognized. You are secretly afraid that dementia might cut your career short or might ruin your plans for a happy retirement. What if there was a place you could go for baseline cognitive testing and to complete a broad panel of blood work to identify what is contributing to your symptoms? Then, you are assigned a memory coach who walks you through a specially prepared, highly personalized and comprehensive report that is like the user manual to your body. Your memory coach helps you learn how to eat in brain healthy ways, what supplements you personally need based on your lab results, what hormones you should talk to your doctor about replacing, what toxic substances might be affecting you, and more. You have a check in with your memory coach every week to keep you on track, offer encouragement, and answer questions. Every three months your memory coach re-checks your cognitive functioning to measure progress and helps you complete your blood work in areas where you needed to improve. You get a new treatment plan and continue working to improve.
Fortunately, this type of approach is exactly what we do at A Mind For All Seasons!
Alzheimer’s disease is often at work ten to twenty years before dementia symptoms show up. Current research has identified many factors that contribute to cognitive decline, from nutrient and hormone deficiencies and chronic inflammation to insulin resistance and the build-up of brain toxins like heavy metals, molds, herbicides, pesticides, and plastics. At A Mind For All Seasons, we believe that a comprehensive, multi-modal approach to brain health offers the best chance to enhance cognitive functioning and prevent Alzheimer’s. We have seen the results in hundreds of clients around the country and are on a mission to change as many lives as possible…one brain at a time!
The Enhance Protocol® is a comprehensive approach to brain health that involves
- Establishing measurements of baseline functioning.
- Completing a very broad panel of lab work to identify nutrient & hormone deficiencies, elevated inflammatory markers, insulin resistance, and the presence of toxins in the body.
- Developing an extensive and personalized treatment plan and daily checklist.
- Providing the tools, coaching, and guidance necessary to help clients implement their program.
- Employing various medical devices to boost blood flow, energy production, and detox pathways, while also calming inflammation and reducing pain. These devices, each of which has significant scientific support, amplify the effectiveness of the rest of The Enhance Protocol.
There has never been a more important time to take care of your brain health. Gradually getting foggier, slower at processing, and more forgetful may be common, but it does not represent normal aging. Alzheimer’s prevention is not only possible, it is essential! We invite you to be part of the revolution in brain health and protect your most valuable asset!