Memory & Toxic Exposure: Many Ways to Regain Your Brain

What is toxic exposure? How do you know if you have it? Toxic exposure can cover a variety of things, including self-inflicted toxins (such as drugs, and alcohol), medical treatments such as chemotherapy, and environmental exposures to carbon monoxide or mold. It can be very difficult to know that you are suffering from one of these toxins, unless you know specifically to look for it.

Can Toxins Attack Your Brain?

Too often, memory problems are dismissed as something that happens with age, or because of life being too busy and we don’t take the proper steps to realize that this may be a symptom of something larger.

When these toxins attack the brain, they affect one’s ability to learn, love, and behave. It may feel like your spouse is always forgetting something, but could it be something bigger? When there is a sudden change in personality, mood, memory, or sleep, it’s important to investigate the possible causes that may not seem as obvious.

Is it Depression or is it Mold?

Toxic mold exposure has also been linked to more serious, long-term effects such as:

• Memory loss
• Insomnia
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Confusion
• Trouble concentrating

In many cases mold, carbon monoxide poisoning, or other toxins damage the brain and result in decreased neurological function including memory loss, small personality changes, difficulty concentrating and other symptoms that often lead to misdiagnosis. It’s important to realize that this toxic exposure and its effects on the internal structure of your brain can trigger both long and short-term effects that may be treatable.

What Can You Do If Your Suffering from Toxic Exposure?

In our experience, there is a way for recovery. At Amen Clinics we have successfully treated many people with toxic looking brains, which is why it is important to look at your brain before we try to treat it. Get information on how Amen Clinics can help by calling 888-288-9834 or schedule a visit online today.

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  1. Nancy Kay Vocals says:

    Yes, but what if it is pesticide and the degraded warning agent actually has a random odor or attaches to papers, are the side effects slightly different or the same? So far the pets are okay, but the human being has left the building.

    • Anna Angeline Angel Bakos says:

      Dr. Amen,
      You have clinics located in California which allows glysophate to be sprayed on athletic fields, playgrounds & public parks. Although Governor Brown signed a law to mandate that any product with glysophate in it must be so labeled. But this does not solve the problem if entities continue to be allowed to use it as they choose.

      I’d like to know if you have taken the time to contact the Governor or the legislature to testify about what you know about this product & other pesticides? It is the community of health care professionals that needs to be heard from – & not just by printing the facts on your website. It is your responsibility to take a major role in defeating the legislators who are ‘bought & who need to speak to you & see the evidence that supports our fight against Monsanto, Dow Chemical & others who are able to pump the money into the campaign accounts of legislators at both the state & Federal level.

      Your books, videos & presentations, & supplements have been well advertised. You have the money, the name, the contacts & the power to make a difference on this issue. The USDA Nutrition Expert even posts that the findings of studies about glysophate are not conclusive, It is you & your colleagues who need to attack this issue & protect America’s children & adults.

  2. Diane Cartwright says:

    We all have the responsibility not just medical professionals though they carry more documented influence than we the public have. Become part of the pressure for ending Roundup (glyphosate), by contributing to EWG, Environmental Defense Fund, Friends of the Earth, writing to your local representative and refusing to ever, ever buy the poisons. By pressuring schools and local governments to cease using these toxins we have some measure of influence.

    I lost a dearly loved little dog to a rare form of cancer, hemangiosarcoma, directly attributable to glyphosate sprayed in the local park where we walked every day. We are all dying from the poisons. We all can demand change.

  3. Kim says:

    My 65 year old brother has memory loss after a heart attack that left him in a coma for weeks.. physically he is doing fine. It has been two years since his attack and he still struggles with memory..
    Do you work with or have information that help memory loss like his.

  4. Joy Pearson says:

    I very much agree. Prevention should be addressed widely. Individuals can contact you to help adjust and improve our brains. That’s great. But, when we are up against the chemical industry and millions of dollars, we are not solving the problems. The question becomes HOW CAN WE PROTECT OURSELVES FROM THESE TOXINS. The question of ‘Do I have evidence of toxins on my brain?’ doesn’t prevent them. Teach us how to prevent them from these toxins. And join us in fighting these companies that spew them out. Knowledge holds responsibility.

  5. Pat says:

    In 2008 as a firefighter I was exposed to chloirine burning in a fire for 7 hours.I did not have a tank oxygen on or a mask. I was in a support role when the firefighter come out of the fire I would take there thanks off and put new o2 tanks on. I was working on a truck that made o2 to fill the tank.I was so close to the smoke that I could not make o2 from all the smoke. 4 day after the fire I sick .Black stuff coming out my nose and ears.I had the runs and could not eat.The next 30 months I had 16 upper respiratory issue.I had 7 masses taken out of my sinuses. I have all sorts of allergies know and have hasimotto throid. Could I have damaged to my brain?

  6. Danielle g. says:

    I had exposure for years to black mold. In my bedroom. I’m now 35 and suffering memory loss, co concentrating etc. I had a MRI and eeg done came back normal. Would those tests show if it is mold?

  7. E. Buckingham says:

    Dad is gone now. He died at 87 three years ago. Before he left us he had terrible dementia. His MRIs showed a shrunken brain inside the skull. Dr was alarmed at the difference since one was done about 5 years before. Mom is still here and also has severe dementia. Family has speculated about all the spraying Dad did over the years. Roundup was used in the front & back yards for decades. Also malathione on occassion. He wore a handkerchief, not a mask. How much exposure did he have to Roundup? A huge amount, considering he did it year-round in California. Mother will leave us next. She was in & out of the house when spraying was done. What a terrible way to go.

  8. Helen says:

    We are beginning to believe that my brothers alzheimers was triggered by environmental stress. He worked for 50 yrs in large data processing centers with hundreds of large computers and stared at blinking and rolling data on black screens. It is suspicious because 2 of his former bosses also have alzheimers. Diagnosis on my brother all done by doctor assessment, no blood work, no brain scans, medicare wont pay for it. Have you heard of this before?

    • Amen Clinics says:

      Hello Helen, there are many instances were stress and strain on the body and mind are contributing factors to conditions. We have developed a Memory Program at our clinics, and if you would like more information please visit the program page here – and contact our Care Coordinators for more information about possible treatment options and coverage, reimbursement, or financing. 888-288-9834. Thank you.


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