4 Simple Steps to a Better Memory
When I was growing up, outer space was the new frontier. Now, it is the space between your ears.
And make no mistake…you are in a war for the health of that frontier.
- Everywhere you go, someone is trying to shove bad food down your throat that will kill you early. The real weapons of mass destruction are processed, pesticide sprayed, high glycemic, low fiber, food-like substances.
- Technology companies hire neuroscientists to help them create addictive gadgets that hook our attention and distract us from our loved ones. Research published by Microsoft in 2015 demonstrated that humans now have shorter attention spans than goldfish!
- A study published in the Harvard Business Review showed that 90% of people lack either energy, focus, or both. Only 10% of people can be described as purposeful with both focus and energy.
The consequences of this war affect everyone. Things like Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, depression, and obesity are national health epidemics that continue to grow. The answer is NOT to see them as an individual, separate disorders, but rather as different outcomes of the same unhealthy lifestyle that have exactly the same cure.
Amen Clinics Brain Optimization Program has 4 simple steps focused on addressing the common cure. You are not stuck with the brain you have! You CAN make it better…and I can prove it.
1. Baseline Brain Health Assessment
Currently, the brain is the only organ that the medical profession does not appropriately screen. This is ludicrous because the brain is the most important organ of all – it controls everything in your life.
Brain SPECT imaging looks at the functioning of the brain. It can tell us if your brain is healthy, experiencing accelerated aging, injured, overactive, or underactive. Without imaging and other assessments, we don’t really know what is going on with the health of your brain.
2. Optimize Important Health Numbers
A critical principle in business management is that “you cannot change what you do not measure.” This same principle also applies to your health.
On an annual basis, it is critical to undergo important health screenings such as blood pressure, BMI, and having blood work done, looking at things like blood sugar levels and inflammation markers. And then if your numbers are not as good as they could be, please work with your health-care professional to get them into not just normal, but optimal ranges.
3. Heal Your Brain In Multiple Ways
When we get sick or age, it is never just one biological mechanism, such as blood flow, that fails us; it is generally multiple mechanisms, such as blood flow, toxic buildup, nutrient depletion, and inflammation.
Similarly, I have learned over the years that the brain does not get sick in just one way, so it will never get better in one way. It is important to utilize a multiple mechanism approaches when improving brain health, addressing issues like inflammation and blood flow, as well as gut health.
4. Alzheimer’s Prevention Plan
I believe that in the next 20 years we are going to be able to reverse Alzheimer’s disease. But we are going to think about it completely differently than the way we do today. Instead of seeing it as a single, individual disease to be treated, we will treat all of the risk factors that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Issues like obesity, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, heart disease, smoking, drug and alcohol abuse, and eating the Standard American Diet are all associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, having untreated depression doubles the risk in women and quadruples the risk in men that they will develop Alzheimer’s disease.
Over the past 26 years, Amen Clinics has helped thousands of people heal their brains and they can help you, too. With targeted treatment, you can change your brain and change your life. If you feel that you or a loved one could benefit from an evaluation, please call us today at 888-288-9834 or visit our website to schedule an appointment.