Neuroinflammation or the Brain on Fire is the Root mechanism for Alzheimers, Parkinsons and many of our brain diseases. When our brain is on fire, our brain begins to degenerate. We lose volume and our brain begins to shrink from the inside and outside.
When we tip one way we are making neural connections in the brain, when we tip the other we are removing neural connections in the brain. This moves us towards Alzheimers and other types of dementia.
The research shows us 36 factors that influence towards Alzheimers or towards brain health. They include:
vitamin D – critical for brain health
essential fatty acids
brain derived neurotropic factors
how well our mitochondria works to make energy
glutathione (an essential molecule for antioxidant balance)
improving blood flow to our brain
Reducing oxidative stress
neurotransmitter hormone balance
optimizing our cortisol and stress hormones
improving GABA which is calming to our brain
How do we help people with Neurodegeneration? We help them by dealing with root issues – not covering up symptoms. We work by solving the puzzle of why we are having our issues. We use a functional medicine, functional neurology approach
Two people can be in the same car accident with one suffering traumatic brain injury that lasts for years. The other person, same accident and same “jolting” to their brain suffers less damage and quickly recovers. Why?
Diminished brain resilience syndrome
Diminished brain resilience syndrome (DBR) is increased susceptibility to mild brain trauma, concussion, neuroinflammation, and neurodegeneration. DBR is caused by Toxin exposures, Nutrient-deficient food, Pro-inflammatory essential fatty acid ratios, Leaky Gut, Dysbiosis, Chronic Immune activation, Excessive Stress, Sleep deprivation, Poor quality of Sleep, Vitamin and mineral deficiencies (esp. Magnesium, Vitamin D, OmegaBoost 1300 Pro, Brain E DHA 1200 TG, Poor Detoxification (esp. compromised Phase 2 liver detox). This leads to increased susceptibility to concussion injury, reduced ability to heal, and increased risk to Post- Concussion Syndrome (PCS) & Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).
In short, our unhealthy lifestyles make our brain susceptible to injury and inability to heal.
DBR from the typical pro-inflammatory, high stress lifestyle helps to explain our increased number and severity of concussions.
How do we make our brain concussion resistant? How do we support healing after concussion? By solving the puzzle below:
Creating a LifeStyle that fits our unique genetic needs is the solution. Since everyone is different, this journey looks different for each person. Some people need help in just a few of the puzzle pieces above, others need help in all 8 puzzle piece areas.
Creating a customize care process to fit your individual needs with metrics to measure progress is what we do. Investing in our brain health to make our brain concussion resistant is a smart investment with side benefits like:
High level focus, memory, and concentration.
High level energy and stamina
Peak Brain Performance in relationships, school, work, and activites.
Inner peaceful balance and wellness
Increased stress tolerance and improved stress management so big problems feel small
Is your child struggling to focus and stay on task with school work? Would you like your child to enjoy succeeding in school? Would you like improved grades without the struggle and frustration?
Here are some things to help:
Get enough sleep (7-9 hours for most). Start by turning off all electronic screens (computers, phones, iPads ) an hour before bedtime. Make sure bedtime is no later than 10 PM.
Eat Brain Smart. Read labels and avoid anything with high fructose corn syrup of with sugar listed in the top 3 ingredients. The less your food has been processed, the better for brain wellness
Supplement Brain Smart. Start with the Core 4 below:
High Grade multiple Vitamin/mineral supplement. My favorite for most is Mega Multi Pro taken 2 at breakfast, 1 at lunch, and 1 at dinner.
Magnesium to calm the brain and improve focus and attention. My favorite is Brain Relax Max Pro.
Optimize Vitamin D levels. Often need Vitamin K-2 with the Vitamin D to optimize function. Vitamin D regulates inflammation in brain and body and an inflamed brain SLOWS mental processing. We recommend D 3 5000 Pro or Vitamin K2-D3 Pro
Optimize Fish Oil. We recommend Omega Boost 1300 Pro
Do a NeuroCognitive Assessment to measure brain function.
Do a Brain Scan to see the brain in action. Allows us to see problems in connections, timing, and brain wave balance that can be improved.
To optimize focus, concentration, and brain function for Peak Brain Performance, we have found the most success by “Solving the Puzzle”
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