Dr. Lonsdorf is a John Hopkins-trained Integrative and Ayurvedic physician whose latest book, The Healthy Brain Solution: 7 Keys to Staying Sharp is designed to empower you with the know-how to prevent and turn around memory loss in yourself and those you love.
Ever forget a name, blank out on a word or walk into a room and forget why you’re there? Sure, we’ve all done it, and most of us under 40 don’t think twice about it. For the rest of us, such slip-ups can leave us wondering, worrying, rationalizing, and otherwise wasting precious energy trying to convince ourselves that we are NOT careening down the slippery slope of no return called “Alzheimer’s disease.”
The fundamental and exciting takeaway from the latest brain research, as well as published clinical experience and Dr. Lonsdorf’s own work with patients, is that memory loss is not an inevitable result of getting older, even if you have the so-called Alzheimer’s gene, and even if you’re beginning to notice that your memory isn’t as good as it used to be.
Rather, early memory loss and genetic predisposition are proving to be a “heads up” that you need to check out your brain health now, in a systematic way. In many cases, memory loss can be reversed naturally, and genetic tendencies held in check, by squelching inflammation, correcting nutritional and hormonal deficiencies and supporting your brain’s detox ability.
Research is demonstrating that these key elements are relevant to optimizing our mind power whether we’re 30, 40 or 80, and that the more we do, and the earlier, the better our results.
Dr. Lonsdorf’s My Ageless Brain - 7 Keys to Staying Sharp online course summarizes the research in her latest book, focusing on the most important facts you need to know and implement for greater clarity & vitality now and to avoid Alzheimer’s later, including:
- The hidden processes that begin to erode brain health years - even decades - before symptoms appear
- Which brain-draining nutrient deficiencies to check for and how to correct them
- Why inflammation is the core imbalance in Alzheimer’s, how to test for it, and what you can do to restore your brain & immune system to a normal, non-inflamed state by addressing the gut-brain axis and other factors
- The influence of toxic exposures on the brain and how to conquer the main biotoxins that cause cognitive decline
- How stress affects our mind and memory and the best evidence-based approaches to beat stress & heal your brain
- How hormone imbalance can contribute to memory loss, how to balance them naturally and the pros and cons of hormone therapies
You can watch Dr. Lonsdorf give a detailed overview of these factors and the My Ageless Brain course here.
About Dr. Nancy Lonsdorf:
Named ‘one of the nation’s most prominent Ayurvedic doctors’ by the Chicago Tribune, Dr. Nancy Lonsdorf, MD is a pioneering integrative physician, speaker, author and educator specializing in Ayurveda, functional medicine, and the prevention and reversal of cognitive decline. Dr. Lonsdorf received her medical degree from John Hopkins and completed her residency in psychiatry at Stanford University. Since starting her practice in Ayurveda and integrative medicine in 1987, she has treated over 25,000 patients and authored numerous books on women’s health, including The Ageless Woman: How to Navigate the Transition Naturally for a Long Life of Vibrant Health and Radiant Beauty and The Healthy Brain Solution for Women Over Forty: 7 Keys to Staying Sharp On or Off Hormones.
Dr. Lonsdorf has personally trained with Dale Bredesen, MD at the Institute of Functional Medicine’s Reversing Cognitive Decline Advanced Clinical Training Program and uses the revolutionary Bredesen Protocol, the first ever to demonstrate reversal of cognitive decline, together with the principles of Ayurveda in her practice. She also leads a live, interactive 12-week online course, My Ageless Brain: The Whole Body-Brain Transformation to guide individuals in implementing the steps of the Bredesen protocol into their daily lives.