The average American is on 12 medications.  In general, we are an over-medicated country.  Medication takes a big toll on your health and will lead to the brain not functioning at optimal levels.  If you want to keep your brain healthy and prevent memory loss it is important to take care of your body so you do not have to see the doctor who prescribes medication. The best way to prevent memory loss is to keep your brain and body super healthy so you do not have to take any medication and do not have to see any doctors.

Now don’t get me wrong.  We have some of the best doctors in the world.  If you have an emergency situation there is no place I would rather be than in the USA.  If someone is having a stroke, it is vital to go the ER to get his or her medication to ensure brain cells do not die.  If you have an allergic reaction and your throat is closing up, you need to go to the doctor to give you the medication that brings the swelling down so you do not choke and die.  Our doctors are highly educated and are saving lives every day.   

Doctors are great at prescribing the medication that is needed for a certain diagnosis or they are also great at performing surgeries.  However, the education in medical schools is not very good in the prevention of disease.  The three biggest health problems in America today are Cancer, Heart Disease, and Diabetes.  All three of these diseases can be PREVENTED.  Do not wait until you get Cancer to receive chemotherapy.  I have patients that have “chemo brain” and complain about memory.  If you never get cancer then you never get chemotherapy and then you never get “chemo brain”. Do not wait until you get diabetes and have to take Metformin.  Remember diabetes is one of the leading causes of Alzheimer’s.  Do not wait until you get heart disease to take high blood pressure medication.  Do not wait until you have high cholesterol to take Lipitor. These drugs have many side effects including areas that affect the brain.

So how can you prevent these diseases? Remember that cancer can be prevented by avoiding chemicals, focusing on stress reduction and getting your immune system strong. Heart Disease can be prevented by reducing inflammation which in turn decreases chances of a stroke or heart attack.  Diabetes can be prevented with a great diet and exercise.  If you prevent these three diseases then you will avoid taking medications, and reduce your chances of developing brain issues such as lack of focus or memory loss. 

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