All of us experience occasional problems with our memory, focus and concentration. Contributing factors include stress, poor sleep, lack of exercise, nutrient deficiencies, and insufficient downtime. These transient and minor issues can be successfully addressed with diet and lifestyle adjustments.

However, we are seeing an increasing incidence of progressive cognitive impairment caused by various forms of dementia, the most common being Alzheimer’s Disease. The earliest stages present many years before the onset of full-blown illness. These phases are “subjective cognitive impairment” and “mild cognitive impairment.” Approaching these conditions using a functional approach can identify the underlying causes — inflammation, toxicity, impaired glucose metabolism, lack of adequate nutritional or hormonal support, genetic predisposition — and treat them successfully with a personalized diet and lifestyle plan that can prevent and even reverse progression to more serious impairment.

Suggested Reading

The End of Alzheimer’s by Dr. Dale Bredesen

Grain Brain by David Perlmutter, MD

The UltraMind Solution by Mark Hyman, MD

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