Brain Health and Optimization in preventing Cognitive Decline

Brain Health and Optimization to prevent cognitive decline

Dr. Retzler offers a personalized approach to preventing cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Inspired and trained by Dale Bredesen, MD, her approach includes a personalized, integrative plan to address all factors that contribute to cognitive decline. This includes:

  • Nutrition:a fiber-rich, nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory diet that supports brain health. Depending on other health issues, a low-carbohydrate or ketogenic diet may be recommended.
  • Exercise:vigorous exercise including interval training as well as strength training are encouraged.
  • Sleep:optimal sleep duration and quality are necessary and addressing sleep problems is paramount.
  • Stress management: stress resiliency is promoted through mindfulness training and the use of Heart Math tools.
  • Detoxification: enabling the body's natural detoxification processes to eliminate harmful substances such as pesticides and heavy metals is addressed.
  • Hormones:Hormone deficiencies that contribute to neuroinflammation and cognitive decline are restored.
  • Gut health:Ensuring optimal digestion and a healthy gut microbiome is supported.
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT): Improving blood flow and reducing oxidative stress and inflammation with HBOT may improve brain function and memory in people with cognitive impairment.

Optimizing brain health is individualized; specific recommendations will vary based on each person’s unique health profile and contributing factors. Additionally, the field of Alzheimer's research and treatment is dynamic and Dr. Retzler integrates new research and developments into patient care.