From the Desk of Dr. Kara Fitzgerald.
The scale of the cognitive decline problem that medicine faces today is unprecedented: it is one of the top 10 causes of death and has no effective treatment within conventional medicine. As Dr Bredesen says – “we all know a cancer survivor, but no one knows an Alzheimer’s survivor.”
Functional Medicine, however, DOES have answers. Thanks to the persistent work of researchers in this field we’re learning that when we address the cognitive decline issue with a full systems medicine approach we can see notable improvements– that means looking at diet, gut function & integrity, hormones, blood sugar & insulin sensitivity, and supporting detoxification. With this model, we are seeing symptoms of cognitive decline improve dramatically!
It’s important to note that this Fx approach isn’t limited to just later stage cognitive decline. This approach is ideal for anyone interested in optimizing brain function and prevention! Genetic factors like APOE markers and family history do play a role in risk, and we should be paying attention, but your genes are not your destiny. Thanks to the surge of research in epigenetics, we know that the most powerful influence on your risk for Alzheimer’s and dementia, are modifiable lifestyle factors. You control your future by committing to making these powerful lifestyle changes addressed in our programs.
I couldn’t be more delighted and proud to see the results that our own Dr. Litwin and Nutritionist Lara Zakaria are achieving in preventing and addressing cognitive decline. Their backgrounds and experience in this field make them ideally suited to work within this area of specialty. You can see their passion and attention to detail in the course design of the Functional Memory Rx. So, if you’re looking for a holistic “prescription” to optimize your brain health and improve your memory and performance, you’ve come to the right place.