Memory Loss, ADD, Old Age or Something more?

After I hit 50, I noticed cognitive challenges that started to become a bit more bothersome, especially after I started to see more friends decline with their cognitive challenges. 

I know most of us chalk it up to OLD AGE - but I don't want to accept that as my belief because there are so many that do not experience this.  Memory challenges, ADD, Loss of Sight and Hearing are some of the challenges we are all "expected" to have in this day and age.  But if you can manifest and direct your body and your cells to a new BELIEF system, feed your body and change your environment - can this be reversed? I believe it can. I am determined to make myself the guinea pig and start to look for answers - after all "SEEK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE" and answers only come when you ask the RIGHT QUESTIONS! 

At first I ran across the FASTING information. How fasting can improve so many different types of "challenges" ( I am going to refer them as challenges to make them generic and temporary!) There are some great documentaries that I recommend everyone watch on Amazon Prime on Fasting such as : 

Eat, Fast & Live Longer BBC Documentary - YOUTUBE

Reverse Diabetes with Fasting

Not just Diabetes but so much more.. watch here -  on Amazon Prime

Another Really good Documentary is Game Changers on Netflix! -   It helped us stick to a more vegetarian diet as a family because we watched it as a family! It is great to see the reaction of my 11 year old son. He is learning the impact of marketing! We stopped him from drinking milk and he has had no congestion issues or ear infections ever since! When he does drink it once in a while, he tells us how he notices the difference. Yet at his school, Milk is promoted - just like on TV.  There is a great documentary on the MILK industry as well - maybe I will cover that in a different blog article. 

FASTING APP - Summary and Tracking on one page

FASTING APP - references and resources - great info


HAS Great Summary Page and even notes/journal section 🙂

I added the FASTING and ZERO apps on my phone to track my fasting. I have to say, it motivates me to see those charts! I have not had any challenges doing the circadian fasting where you fast from sundown to sunset. Since you sleep about 8 hours anyways, this is an easy one. Right now it is a bit fo a challange because it started to get dark by 6PM so I have to make sure to eat before 6 then it is only water! Most of the days I can do 16:8 - which is 16 hours of fasting and 8 hours of eating.  

This coupled with a good Circadian eating and understanding  then add in some exercises, cleaning up of the environment from EMF and Electric Fields - especially during the night time. I am hoping to be able to improve a lot of my "challenges".  ​

I think it is important to surround your self wtih supportive people and environment so your body can heal. I don't watch TV as much anymore - I have my audio books or Joe Dispenza , Gaia, the great schools  or amazon Prime movies in the background. I listen to things that pull me because I believe they have answers to what I am asking/seeking! 

So today I ran across a great article  )  and I want to outline some great info I highlighted.  It will summarize the things Such as diet, exercise, stress, nutritional deficiencies, toxins, hormonal imbalances, and inflammation.  I am not studying  FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE - which focuses on finding and treating the root cause of diseases by restoring and optimizing your biological functions and getting rid of the bad stuff (sugar, inflammation, metals etc)  and put in the good stuff. Your body takes care of the rest. It knows what to do and heals itself!

  • People with Diabetes have  4x the risk of developing Alzheimers
  • people with MCI - Mild Cognitive Impairment, Pre-diabetes or metabolic syndrome have increased risk!
  • This is due to the underlying cause of Alzheimers : TOO MUCH SUGAR ON THE BRAIN!  
  • Which leads to IMFLAMED BRAIN " The cycle starts when we over-consume sugar and don’t eat enough fat, which leads to diabesity. Diabesity leads to inflammation, which creates a vicious cycle that wreaks havoc on your brain. if you looked at an autopsy of a brain of an Alzheimer’s patient, you’d see a brain on fire. This inflammation occurs over and over again in every chronic disease and very dramatically with the aging brain and overall aging process."
  • Cognitive decline and memory loss can be prevented and even reversed. We simply have to optimize brain function and then we see miracles. I’ve seen this happen many times in my medical practice. When I put people on The Blood Sugar SolutionThe 10-Day Detox Diet, or on the plan in my new book Eat Fat, Get Thin, their memory, their mood and their well-being often dramatically improve."

The good news is you can reverse dementia and cognitive decline. To do that, you must control your insulin and balance your blood sugar levels, which will allow you to overcome diabesity and balance your mood, help your focus, help boost your energy level, and prevent all of the age-related brain diseases including Alzheimer’s.


I have high levels of metals in my body - this was due to dental procedures i had overseas  and just about 10 years ago, when my gums started to pull back and I started to get sores in my mouth and weird taste and smells - we decided to remove all metals from my mouth. This was a very expensive and painfully long procedure that resulted in even more of a story that I can share here.. but my body started to show signs and I was declining mentally and physically.  My reaction to metals have not gone away.  but getting yourself tested for HEAVY METALS would be a good idea.  You can do these with the kits from online as well. 

You can detoxify mercury with foods like :

  • Kale
  • Watercress
  • Cilantro
  • Or HHerbs like milk thistle
  • Nutrients like selenium and zinc; 

Check to see if you have low  homocysteine  levels (Due to folic acid deficiency) - if you do take high doses of Folate and Vitamins B6 and B12!

The 8 steps to Reverse Memory Loss are:  

8 Steps to Reverse Memory Loss

From that perspective, these 8 strategies help many of my patients reverse or prevent dementia. (Copied from the article mentioned above) 

  1. Balance your blood sugar with a whole-foods, low-glycemic diet. You can achieve this by taking out the bad stuff (refined carbs, sugar, alcohol, caffeine, processed foods, dairy, and inflammatory, omega-6 rich oils such as vegetable and seed oils) and putting in the good stuff (healthy fats like avocados, walnuts, almonds and cashews, grass-fed meats, pastured chicken and eggs, olive and coconut oil).
  2. Eat healthy fats that make your brain happy. These include omega 3 fats in wild fatty fish, as well as coconut oil, extra-virgin olive oil, avocados, whole eggs, nuts, and seeds.
  3. Exercise daily. Even a 30-minute walk can help. More active readers might want to incorporate high-intensity interval training or weight lifting. Studies show physical activity can prevent and even slow down the progression of cognitive decline and brain diseases like dementia.
  4. Supplement wisely. At the very least, take a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement, an omega 3 fat supplement, extra B6, B12, and folate, as well as vitamin D3. And, a good probiotic will enhance the brain-gut relationship. You can find all of these and other supplements in my store.
  5. Check your thyroid and sex hormone levels. If they are out of balance, you will want to treat them.
  6. Detox from mercury or other heavy metals, if you have high levels, by doing a medically supervised detox program.
  7. Control stress levels. Chronic stress takes a toll on your body and brain. Relaxation isn’t a luxury if you want to prevent or reverse dementia. Whether that involves deep breathing, meditation, or yoga, find something that helps you calm down. Many patients find my UltraCalm CD helps them relax and reduce stress and anxiety.
  8. Get 8 hours of sleep every night. Studies show poor sleep becomes a risk factor for cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Aim for at least 8 hours of quality sleep every night. You can get 19 of my top sleep tips here.


Now comes the hard part - where do you start and how to you measure and track improvements? Stay Tuned as I Share my Experiences! 

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