|A 2013 report found that since 1979, deaths due to brain disease have increased by 66 percent in men and a whopping 92 percent in women. Causes of death include:
These diseases are difficult to treat with traditional medicine, yet many doctors and healthcare providers will still do so at the cost of their patients. What if there were a way to prevent the onset of these diseases? Wouldn’t it make more sense to invest in personal health and prevention rather than uncertain treatment?
Introducing Functional Medicine
Unlike modern medical approaches, functional medicine doesn’t only focus on treating the symptoms of an illness. Instead, functional health professionals use the knowledge that the symptoms provide to get to the root cause of the discomfort with the goal of preventing it from happening again. This is where the vital difference between modern healthcare and functional healthcare lies.
In terms of brain health, there are many things that can be done to prevent the onset of disease such as the ones listed above.
Functional health professionals will outline individualized techniques in order to eliminate underlying symptoms that can be precursors to brain diseases, such as stress and inflammation. They will help you figure out how to make these methods work for you and optimize your experience.
Getting to know all aspects of your health issue and implementing positive change to prevent them from worsening cultivates awareness in your body, your mind and your overall state of health.
Nutrition plays a HUGE role in ensuring your baseline brain health is at its optimum level. Eliminating pro-inflammatory foods from your diet is key to healthy proper brain function.