Alzheimer's and Cognitive Decline
Cognitive decline is a major concern of the aging population, and Alzheimer's disease is the major cause of age-related cognitive decline, with approximately 5.4 million American patients and 30 million affected globally. In the absence of effective prevention and treatment, the prospects for the future are of great concern, with 13 million Americans and 160 million globally projected for 2050, leading to potential bankruptcy of the Medicare system. Unlike several other chronic illnesses, Alzheimer's disease prevalence is on the rise, which makes the need for effective prevention and treatment increasingly pressing.
What is causing Alzheimer’s and Dementia?
If you ask your parents how many cases of Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia they remember 20-30 years ago, they won’t likely remember many. If you asked them how many people they know with it today, they will all likely know someone that is affected by this terrible disease. Same thing goes for how many Memory Care and Assisted Living centers there were 20-30 years ago versus today.
So, what is the difference between then and now?
The biggest difference is our diet, lifestyle and what we are exposed to on a daily basis. The Standard American Diet or “SAD”, is absolutely horrendous to the brain, gut and entire body. Our diet is loaded with inflammatory proteins (gluten, casein and many others), sugar, artificial sweeteners, dyes, etc. All of these add up to one toxic stew. If we consume these products time after time, inflammation is bound to happen. This inflammation is happening not only in the gut and blood, but it is also likely happening in the brain.
Dr. Williamson will explain to you how this inflammation is effecting your body’s function and what you can do to stop and reverse these effects.