Do you find yourself forgetting appointments, names, where you put your keys, why you walked in that room you’re in? This is a concern for me.
My family history is steeped in Alzheimer’s Disease. It’s been difficult to witness my 94 y/o dad’s symptom progression. He is the last living sibling of a dozen brothers and sisters, more than half afflicted with this particular disease.
I’m certainly cognizant of my own risk especially as I begin to see my own decline in word recall, orientation, name/faces, etc. But here’s the good news!
I just qualified to be in a national clinical study that’s administering a multi-modal approach to prevent or reverse cognitive decline. This approach was spearheaded already successfully by Dr. Dale Bredesen, author of the book “The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline.” This is a must-read if you have cognitive concerns. The link above takes you to the book on Amazon. I get no personal gain for recommending this. The science is cutting edge.
As a ReCode (Reversal of Cognitive Decline) clinical study participant, I’m required to be on a gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, alcohol-free, Ketogenic diet, am being closely monitored by a physician, have had a slew of genetic tests, MRI, blood, poo and pee tests and everything in between. I prick myself daily to check my ketone levels. I’m on bioidentical hormones. I’m also supported by a nutrition coach and fitness coach with specific fitness parameters. Daily I’m required to do brain building games on the computer, and a computer program that promotes mindfulness and stress reduction.
This is a 9-month study and though I miss my latte’s, rice and beans, chocolate and wine/cosmos, I’m committed to the long haul and choose to focus not on what I’m giving up, but on what I stand to gain.
If any of you are well versed in Keto diets, ping me. I would love to acquire more knowledge and favorite recipes. I can use all the support I can get!
I anticipate learning tons on this journey and will assimilate key learnings into the classes I teach. I look forward to sharing with you here on this platform, any nuggets that might help you on your journey to physical and cognitive health.