Memory Loss and Brain Fog can be treated with:
- Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
- Neurotransmitter supplementation
- Low-Dose Immunotherapy (LDI)
- ART to find root cause
Memory loss can be caused by an imbalance of brain chemicals, metabolic imbalances, hormonal deficiency, bio-identical hormone therapy, decreased circulation secondary to atherosclerosis, or a combination of these causes. Each case must be evaluated individually. A combination of bio-identical hormone therapy, detoxification, ozone therapy, chelation therapy, nutritional therapy, and metabolic therapy might be needed. See our Fountain of Youth program.
What is memory loss?
Memory loss or cognitive decline refers to the inability to store, retain, judge, and recall information. It is a condition that affects several people and the severity varies in degrees. Memory loss is often characterized by brain cell damage which involves the accumulation of neurofibrillary tangles and amyloid plaques in the brain. This condition can take a toll on your personal and working relationships, quality of life, and many more.
What causes memory decline?
Cognitive decline has been attributed to several factors including the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs, stress, hormonal imbalances, the high toxicity of heavy metals, tobacco smoking, low energy, depression, alcohol use, insomnia, and hypothyroidism. Diet issues like vitamin deficiency can also lead to a decline in memory functioning. Other risk factors that can increase your chances of memory loss include genetic predisposition, age, stroke, and diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Naturopathic approach to treat memory loss
Naturopathic doctors recommend natural treatments to prevent, treat, and manage memory loss. As part of the naturopathic medicine, NDs recommend:
Brain exercises play a key role in preventing and slowing down cognitive decline. Some of the brain workouts that can aid in boosting brain functionality include learning how to do new tasks, like learning a new language, playing aninstrument, or trying a new sport. Alternatively, engaging in completing complex tasks like crosswords and other puzzles can aid to develop and strengthen brain functioning. When doing these tasks, it is paramount to focus on the task at hand and avoid distractions. Similarly, physical exercises like jogging, walking, running, and cycling can help improve brain functioning by increasing oxygen and nutrient flow to the brain. These exercises also help to reduce cortisol hormone thus boosting your mood.
Diets rich in antioxidants like blueberries and other nutritious fruits, leafy greens, and other dark-colored plant foods help to promote optimal brain functionality. Proteins too can also improve brain health and memory. Additionally, be sure to pay attention to Vitamins like B12. When optimizing your diet, consider diet plans that help maintain proper blood sugar balance and that work to reduce inflammation. Supplements and food are ideal for therapeutic nutrition. Some of the methods to curb mental inflammation include the use of herbal supplements like resveratrol, curcumin, and Bacopa monnieri.
Insomnia is among the top risks of memory loss, specifically Alzheimer’s disease. What makes it worse is that the medications that are often used to treat insomnia can lead to cognitive decline. Rather than using artificial medicines, naturopathic doctors recommend herbal remedies like blue-light-blocking goggles and hydrotherapy.
Manage your stress
Repeated stress, especially from day-to-day activities, can slowly impact your ability to think. You should not let a stressful lifestyle control your life. Some of the naturopathic remedies that can help you manage stress include mindful meditation, journaling, listening to music, gardening, and more.
Social interaction prevents and slows the development of dementia. When you interact with others through conversations or playing together, it can help reduce stress and improve your mental health. When you spend too much time alone, your brain tends to slow in terms of recalling and thinking. Find time to interact with friends and family to improve your memory functionality.
Memory loss or cognitive decline is a disorder that affects people both old and young. There are several contributing factors and the most prevalent ones include over-reliance on drugs, lack of exercises, sleep, hormonal issues, age, and poor diet among others. To improve your brain health and reduce memory loss, ensure you get sufficient sleep, exercise, and socialization, and be sure to eat healthy.
What is Brain Fog
Brain fog is a term used to describe a variety of symptoms that can include forgetfulness, lack of focus, and mental confusion. It can be caused by many things, such as medication side effects, illness, or stress.
Causes of Brain Fog
Brain fog is typically rooted in a lifestyle that promotes hormonal imbalances and is exacerbated by stress.
- Electromagnetic radiation
- Lack of sleep, no exercise
- Diet – amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants
- Toxins, pollution, chemical substances, and insecticides
Naturopathic approach to treat brain fog
Brain fog treatment depends on the cause. Lifestyle modifications can also help. As part of the naturopathic medicine, NDs recommend:
- Sunshine and fresh air
- Vitamins and supplements