Philosophy of Health:
Right now, our scientific literature amazing information for you to address your risk or that of your loved ones for present and future brain health. The two most powerful books on the list right now are written by Dr. Dale Bredesen and Dr. Tom O'Bryan. I have read these books and extended research cover to cover multiple times and am prepared to help you understand, interpret and benefit from the best that science has to offer. Presently, I am able to incorporate the staples of these studies into a philosophy that all can digest. I refer to these as the 5 pillars of health.
The first pillar is restful sleep. The second pillar is optimal level of exercise for you. It is important not to overdo your exercise if you do not have the support of well needed micronutrients. Exercise should aid your metabolism which will help provide your body with the necessary level of detoxification needed. Over-exercising can damage cells and create increased oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is another name for poor cellular health.
The third pillar of health is your diet. Most importantly you want to make sure that the food you eat is not creating triggers for any inflammatory processes. The fourth pillar of health is balancing your hormones and this is not only your sex hormones; estrogen, testosterone and progesterone, but also your stress hormone cortisol and insulin. There are many, many, hormones in the body and they are constantly trying to establish homeostasis or balance.
The fifth pillar and the one that standardized Western medicine does not seem to address well, is balancing your micronutrients. The Health Articles section on this site, offers "Bubble Charts" where you can see the importance of micronutrients in various diseases. I may refer to many of these articles during our consultation, which are some of the most frequent problems facing patients today.