Half of the population of the world will die with or of Alzheimer’s or another degenerative brain disorder. The statistics are scary. This fast occurring change has taken place in the last 30-40 years and we are medically ill-equipped to handle the approaching demographic of elderly patients, who are well physically but are challenged cognitively.
Patients with cognitive decline are needing medical attention and intervention that puts a tremendous strain on family relationships and finances to seek care options and medical treatment for these disorders that are not being addressed with medications. Medications may mask these disorders and will only contribute to the problem by not fixing its cause. Our current conventional model is not able to address cognitive decline, as doctors rely on testing that can only occasionally verify macro changes in the brain with little to no explanation for why these changes are taking place. Patients are being prescribed medications with poor outcome to address these patients.
Neurons, the cells that make up brain tissue are highly sensitive to exposures, radiation, internal toxins, bacterial infections, chemicals, stress, structural variations and more. We need to take a broader look at what has changed in our environment to create this major shift in patient health and we need to create prevention strategies for patients to live into their 80’s and 90’s fully functioning and cognitively well.
Factors that influence brain health and contributors to our early cognitive decline:
- Electromagnetic radiation (EMFs)
- Pesticides on our food supply (e.g. Glyphosate)
- Flouride in our drinking water
- Bacterial endotoxemia from poor gut health
- Bacterial toxins
- Viral toxins
- Poor drainage of brain lymphatics
- Insomnia or sleep apnea
- Poor bite structure
- Heavy metals
- Poor detox pathways
- Chronic sinus infections
- Poor venous drainage from our brains
How can we protect our brains from the influences? The brain is nurtured by a system of veins and lymphatics that serve as one way to escort toxins and metabolic waste products out of the brain. Systems can be blocked keeping toxins inside creating an environment that allows damage and destruction to the neuron to be continuous. Toxic exposures can be avoided, and dietary changes are critical. Taking nutrients to support brain health is one of the best methods to protect your brain, but there are many other factors to consider. It takes being proactive with our health to prevent cognitive decline going forward. A diagnosis of MS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, age-related dementia does not need to be the last stop. There are many ways to heal your brain and to stay engaged in your life!