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Be Focused: A Functional Approach to ADHD

“ADD is not a Ritalin deficiency.” This insightful quote is central to Dr. Hyman’s discussion on healing the body to heal the mind and reverse ADD/ADHD. Prescribed stimulants are not your final option for helping your child (or yourself!) overcome an ADD/ADHD diagnosis. More and more research is confirming that healing and balancing the body is necessary to heal and balance the mind. Watch this great video by Dr. Hyman on how Functional Medicine can reverse ADHD and then schedule your Functional Medicine appointment at Lake Pointe to begin healing your body and balancing your mind.

 

Be Focused: Improving Memory

brain-951871_1920Memory need a little tune up? We’ve all heard that exercising your brain via games, new experiences, and gaining new skills can be helpful in maintaining memory, but did you know that exercising your body or eating your veggies could help too? Dr. Mercola’s article on improving memory lists 7 simple lifestyle steps to a better memory. His easy-to-follow advice lists these:

1. Eat right.

2. Exercise.

3. Stop multitasking.

4. Get a good night’s sleep.

5. Play brain games.

6. Master a new skill.

7. Try mnemonic devices.

He adds in a few bonus tips at the end to take you the extra mile. Check out the entire article here and schedule a consult with your Functional Medicine doctor at Lake Pointe to get a customized plan on how to improve memory and cognitive health through lifestyle and nutrition.

Be Focused: Alzheimer’s Isn’t the End

cemetery-1670234_1920Among the most debilitating and tragic of illnesses, Alzheimer’s disease is becoming increasingly, alarmingly common in our society. Many see this diagnosis as a final sentence, a slow demise of mind and body, a difficult passage into a foggy future. But did you know that Alzheimer’s, dementia, and cognitive decline don’t have to have the final word? If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s be encouraged that Functional Medicine can treat this and other cognitive illnesses effectively and that it can be as simple as some lifestyle changes. Dr. Perlmutter dispels many of the myths about Alzheimer’s in his post, Five Incredible Alzheimer’s Facts You Probably Don’t Know. He enumerates what anyone experiencing cognitive decline could wish for: that there is hope, the condition is not only preventable, but reversible, and that it doesn’t have to happen as a course of aging. For the full article, click here. Then get on the phone to schedule time with one of our Functional Medicine doctors and address the root cause of cognitive decline or get a headstart on keeping your brain healthy.
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