Short-term Memory Loss & Brain Fog


Description

 

Memory loss and brain fog are characterized by forgetfulness and a reduced ability to think as clearly/quickly.  The conditions are often referred to as mild cognitive impairment or age-related cognitive decline. 

 

It is estimated that as many as one-third of adults will experience such a gradual decline in cognitive function during their lifetimes.  The first episodes of these symptoms are typically observed in people in their 40s and 50s, but subtle signs can appear in individuals in their 30s or even earlier.

 

Such small changes in cognitive function need to be taken seriously and potential causes identified, as mild cognitive decline is associated with a significantly greater risk of both Alzheimer's disease and accelerated decline in cognitive function.

 

I firmly believe that these conditions are not a "normal" part of aging , and that the time to take action to try to prevent further cognitive decline and/or reverse existing damage is when the symptoms first appear.

 

 

Causes

 

There are many potential factors that may play a role in cognitive decline, including:

 

- Diet

- Nutrient status

- Chronic inflammation

- Oxidative stress

- Vascular disease

- Infections (e.g., bacterial, viral, fungal)

- Environmental toxin exposure - e.g., heavy metals, pesticides

- Hormone imbalances

- Psychological stress

- Depression

- Head trauma

- Medication side effects

 

 

My Treatment Approach

 

Address each of the potential root causes, e.g.:

 

- Shift to an anti-inflammatory diet. 

 

- Reduce/avoid foods that may contribute to poor cognitive function (e.g., allergens, food additives, trans fats).


- Include supplementation to support digestive and immune function, e.g.:

      - Vitamins

      - Minerals

      - Herbals

      - Essential fatty acids

      - Amino acids

 

- Avoid future toxin exposure, and safely / properly reduce existing toxin levels in the body.

 

- Identify and address potential infections.

 

- Support hormone balance (adrenal, thyroid, and sex hormones).

 

- Seek professional help for existing psychological factors (stress, depression).


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Autism & ADD/ADHD

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Fibromyalgia


Short-term
Memory Loss & Brain Fog


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Prostate Issues

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If you'd like help applying the nutrition concepts discussed above and/or others relating to your health interests, please call me at (510) 886-1795.  There's no charge for that first call to talk about your needs and mutually decide whether it makes sense to work together.

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