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Neurodegenerative Disease: Improving Outcomes Through Nutrition

Neuroinflammation, oxidative stress, and mitochondrial dysfunction have all been noted in the progression of neurodegenerative diseases. Nutrition strategies that include nutrient-based antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents as well as therapeutic food plans that support mitochondrial function and brain health may improve patient outcomes.

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Hearing Aids as Cognitive Health Aids

Hearing Aids as Cognitive Health Aids

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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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Slowing Neurodegeneration With Exercise

Early interventions focused on modifiable lifestyle factors may slow neurodegeneration and promote healthy aging, which continues to be backed by emerging research. How does exercise improve mitochondrial function, cognition, and patient outcomes?

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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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How and When to Consider Estradiol for Cognitive Decline

For some women with cognitive decline, estradiol treatment may offer therapeutic options. Dr. Hathaway describes her approach.

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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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