While diet and lifestyle recommendations have gained significant traction across a wide spectrum of health related issues, the acceptance of the application of these principles in the area of brain health remains negligible. Standard of care directs attention to the treatment of symptoms of neurological disease processes. This recorded presentation develops the thesis that there is great opportunity to intervene preemptively with lifestyle modification to forestall or even prevent various neurodegenerative conditions using a Functional Medicine model.
Recorded: February 2013
1. Recognize the fundamental roles of inflammation and free radical mediated stress in neurodegenerative conditions.
2. Understand the role of protein glycation in neurodegenerative conditions.
3. Understand how specific dietary patterns can enhance or reduce inflammation, oxidative stress and protein glycation and specifically how to implement more favorable dietary plans in the clinical setting.
4. Understand the utilization of novel laboratory studies to asses patients’ risk for Alzheimer’s disease as well as in following their progress once specific protocols have been adopted.