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Preventing Cognitive Decline

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I’ve had the good fortune to attend several trainings with Dr. Dale Bredesen on his research and solutions to preventing cognitive decline.  Dr. Bredesen is internationally recognized as an expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.  He held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA and the University of California, San Diego.  Dr. Bredesen directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before joining the Buck Institute in 1998 as its founding President and CEO.  With 27 years’ research in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease, he has designed a protocol to prevent or reverse signs of early to moderate cognitive decline.  

A few “take-aways” include these simple lifestyle changes that yield profound results: Eat a diet high in organic, locally-grown vegetables, clean sources of protein, and proper hydration (one equation is to take your body weight in pounds, divide by 2, and have that amount of water in fluid ounces each day.  Note, that is water ~ not…