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Sleep and Biotransformation

Americans are getting less sleep, with many health consequences. Declining brain health may be one result.

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Linus Pauling Award Winner Interview: Drs. Bland and Wahls

For 2018 Linus Pauling Award Winner Terry Wahls, MD, reversing the loss of function from multiple sclerosis is personal. Dr. Wahls pioneered a food and lifestyle intervention that is proving enormously beneficial to many multiple sclerosis patients, including restoring her own physical and mental function.

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Strategies for Brain Health in Midlife

The connection between brain health and nutrition has been making headlines over the last several years, supported by growing evidence of the correlation between what you eat and cognition. Implementing early interventions focused on modifiable risk factors like nutrition for cognitive decline at midlife is a strategy used by Functional Medicine practitioners, and one that is backed by research.

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Ketogenic Diet in Neurodegenerative Diseases

The “state of ketosis,” achieved by adhering to a ketogenic diet, has been shown to exert a protective action against neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and more. In AD and PD, single human studies have shown a reduction of disease symptoms in participants following a ketogenic diet.

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Slowing Neurodegeneration With Nutrition

An aging population brings greater focus on reducing the toll of neurodegenerative disease. Nutrition can have a big impact for patients with neurodegenerative conditions like multiple sclerosis. Read More
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Successful Outcomes in Reversing Cognitive Decline

For many people, an Alzheimer’s diagnosis predicts a bleak future. But some Functional Medicine clinicians are seeing successful outcomes. Dale Bredesen, MD, a researcher in cognitive decline, has developed a multimodal approach focused on personalized dietary and lifestyle intervention that has yielded positive outcomes in a number of cases. Read More
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New On-Demand Course on Reversing Cognitive Decline

In collaboration with MPI Cognition and Dale Bredesen, MD, IFM is developing an on-demand course on Reversing Cognitive Decline. The course provides the unique opportunity to learn online from Dr. Dale Bredesen and other expert clinicians about how to subtype patients in order to treat their unique underlying causes. Learn to reduce the risk of, slow the progression of, or even reverse cognitive decline in your patients. Read More
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Cerebral Blood Flow, Metabolomics, and Early Interventions

Alzheimer’s is the only leading cause of death that we are currently unable to prevent or cure. Metabolic disturbances can serve as clues of impending Alzheimer’s, and future research holds great potential for early treatment.

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Treat Neurodegeneration With Diet and Lifestyle

Whether age-related or caused by Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive decline is a major concern for many patients. What strategies, research, and interventions help these patients?

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A Multi-Pronged Approach for Cognitive Decline

More than a third of dementia cases could be prevented. How can you help your patients? Multimodal cognitive decline treatment offers options.

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The New Era of Alzheimer’s Treatment with Dale Bredesen, MD

We are entering a truly revolutionary era for treatment of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Read more from Dale Bredesen, MD, and get a sample chapter from “The End of Alzheimer’s.”

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Why Nutrition Is Critical to Cognition

The power of nutrition to harm or protect the brain is undisputed. How can primary care clinicians help patients act on this science to stave off cognitive decline?

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