About this Course:
Did you know that if you are a woman, your lifetime chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease is now greater than your risk of developing breast cancer? A woman’s lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer’s is now 1 in 6, compared to her lifetime breast cancer risk of 1 in 8. This is a condition that requires our immediate attention!
We know many people who have survived cancer, but do you know someone who has survived Alzheimer’s? We have been told that there is nothing that we can do to prevent, reverse or slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease.
New Research, Enormous Hope:
There is an incredibly effective, and personalized approach to preventing and treating early signs of Alzheimer’s disease based on the 30 years of research by Dr. Dale Bredesen, MD using a “multimodal approach.” What this means is that through understanding both the 6 different subtypes of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as 36 possible mechanisms that can cause neuro-degeneration and the formation of the amyloid plaques and tau tangles associated with the disease, we can in effect reverse the course of disease.
The question then becomes Alzheimer’s due to what? This theory is also known as “the roof with 36 holes”, where we test and assess for factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease and then create a personalized program to treat each of the variables found.
Why start as early as your 40’s?
Alzheimer’s disease is a condition with a very long latency time, meaning that the imbalance that creates the cognitive changes may begin as much as 25 years before significant symptoms appear. We can have the greatest impact with a preventative approach – where we test and assess for your personal risk factors: genetics, toxins, infections, leaky gut, insulin resistance, nutrient deficiencies, sleep problems, hormone imbalance, chronically high stress, sleep apnea, markers of inflammation, heavy metal and other toxins.
What you will learn in this mini-course:
1. The 6 different subtypes of Alzheimer’s disease and how to identify, and reverse your risk factors.
2. How important the basics like sleep optimization, stress reduction and exercise are for prevention, and some tips to get you started.
3. Optimal nutrition for cognitive wellness, and the most important foods to focus on.
4. Testing you can access to identify your personal risk factors, to start your personalized prevention plan now.
5. Ways to build your own neuroplasticity, and how this alone can bypass some of the physiological changes in the brain.
6. You will learn that by taking a proactive, preventative approach to cognitive wellness, you can greatly reduced your risk, regardless of your genetics.
About Dr. Shawna Darou, ND
Dr. Shawna Darou is a Naturopathic Doctor with a focus on women’s health, hormones and cognitive wellness. She is co-owner of the Darou Wellness integrative health clinic in downtown Toront where she has practiced for over 15 years. Dr. Darou is also trained in Functional Medicine, and has completed Dr. Dale Bredesen’s (author of “The End of Alzheimer’s”) ReCODE program for Alzheimer’s treatment and prevention.