Did you know that by the year 2050, the United States will have 14 million people needing full-time care for Alzheimer’s disease? This number is roughly the entire current populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago put together. Brain health is more important now than ever before. In the coming years, the world will continue to realize that our brains often suffer the most from our unhealthy lifestyles.
So, what does the future of brain health look like?
The future of brain health will look at Alzheimer’s disease as Type 3 Diabetes because it’s related to our lifestyle choices. Our brains suffer the most from the Standard American Diet which is full of processed grains, added refined sugar, and hydrogenated oils. Consuming a poor diet causes the loss of key structural and functional elements in the brain causing the brain to age at a faster and at a higher rate.
The future of brain health is also not just about you and me; it’s our planet.
Our bodies and brains are negatively affected by pollution and climate change. Chemical pollutants from the air can cross the blood-brain barrier, causing inflammation and cognitive dysfunction.
What else is in the future for brain health?
Stress. Just like our guts, our brains are affected by practically everything we do. Stress takes a toll on our guts. Stress causes inflammation, and inflammation is bad news for our mental health and cognition. In fact, research suspects the root cause of depression and mood imbalances is the result of an out-of-control inflammatory response in the brain.
So, what is the future of brain health?
At TLC The Littleton Clinic we are taking the proactive approach. TLC is actively helping patients prevent and reverse cognitive decline today using the Bredesen Protocol.
Are you experiencing issues with memory, or know someone who could benefit from TLC The Littleton Clinic’s Cognitive Decline Program? Give TLC The Littleton Clinic a call at 720.351.2411 or browse our website for more information on how to get started.
More information on TLC’s program: Reversing Cognitive Decline