Evolving Past Alzheimer's
About This Show
We are absolutely convinced that Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases are generally treatable and reversible. Early translational evidence supports this belief. The Evolving Past Alzheimer’s podcast brings you the highest caliber information about what you can do to identify, prevent, and treat Alzheimer’s disease. The show’s secondary goal is to use Alzheimer’s and cognition as a platform to explore consciousness and the human experience in it’s “second half of life.” Topics include emerging technologies, transhumanism, traditional medicinal approaches, spiritual conversations, and stories of people living with – and through – Alzheimer’s. This show brings you conversations with experts around the world that are leading the charge in treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s and other brain disease.
Most Recent Episode
Can I Really Reverse my Alzheimer's and Cognition Problems? with Robert Hedaya MD
6 days ago
Robert Hedaya, MD, has been at the cutting edge of medical practice, psychiatry and psychopharmacology since 1979, and has been practicing Functional Medicine since 1996. He is also a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center. Author of three books (Understanding Biological Psychiatry, The Antidepressant Survival Guide, and Depression: Advancing the Treatment Paradigm), and the founder of the National Center for Whole Psychiatry in the Washington DC area. He has been on national media (20/20, 60 minutes, the New York Times, Washington Post etc.) on many occasions and is a frequent, nationally and internationally recognized speaker. This is a great episode to get the low-down on just who's, what's, and how's of Alzheimer's and Cognitive Impairment programs. We discuss over-hyped and over sensationalized results you may be hearing about in the news and the internet and what you can really expect when you embark on a "reversal" program. Dr Hedaya has seen success applying a Bredesen-style approach to: Subjective Cognitive Impairment, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and early stages of Alzheimer's. Dr Hedaya explains the difference in his approach to traditional psychological conditions, cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer's. Bob recounts a recent encounter he had at an academic conference where he challenged the current paradigm. We talk about how this approach is generally received by the medical community —because (like Semmelweis) it is often unfamiliar,uncomfortable, and inconvenient for the medical establishment in its current iteration. We discuss our feelings about the realistic applications and limitations of applying "Alzheimer's reversal" programs. We cover who might be the best candidate to succeed on these programs. Bob explains his understanding of the systems biology approach of Functional Medicine and how it applies to his work in cognitive impairment and mood disorders. 30-50% of people with depression with develop Cognitive impairment. We discuss the personal commitments in terms of time and energy someone has to make to become succeed with this kind of program and Dr Hedaya outlines his the first case he handled where someone with cognitive impairment improved. Dr Hedaya's basic panel to help with determine risk: Complete Blood Count Homocysteine Fasting Cholesterol Panel Fasting insulin (goal ~3-4) Avoid head trau
Rated 5 out of
The best podcast for brain health!!
This podcast is perfect for anyone interested in learning how to improve brain health and reverse cognitive decline. Dr. Nate Bergman is a brilliantly progressive physician who is on his way to changing the way the world thinks about brain health. Thank you for giving us hope Dr. Bergman!!
Date published: 2017-11-20