The Alzheimer's Epidemic

It is never too early to begin to reduce your risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Over half a million Canadians have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease and this number is expected to double by the year 2035! Yet, Alzheimer's affects many more people than just those diagnosed. The biggest impact is felt by loved ones and caregivers, whose own health suffers as result of personal neglect and stress — physical, emotional and financial. Furthermore, Canadians are paying about $10.4 billion per year to care for those living with dementia (Alzheimer's Society of Canada, 2019).

As Dr. David Perlmutter states in "Alzheimer's - The Science of Prevention" (2019), there is no meaningful treatment for Alzheimer's Disease. Therefore, your best approach to protecting yourself from Alzheimer's and your loved ones from the burden of care, is to reduce your risk of developing it in the first place — this should start early on. The process of developing Alzheimer's begins 20 to 30 years before it even starts to manifest itself. So if the typical age of when the effects of Alzheimer's become visibly noticeable is 65, then the process starts when you are between 35 and 45 years of age

Regardless of whether or not you carry the Alzheimer's gene, you have a much better chance of staving off Alzheimer's, than getting rid of it once you have it. We now know so much about Alzheimer's Disease, making reducing your risk of developing it far more achievable — Alzheimer's risk reduction starts by making changes to your diet and lifestyle and I want to help you!

The most difficult job to have in Alzheimer's Disease is the caregiver. To have to watch your parent, spouse or friend gradually change into someone unrecognizable is horrible. The costs incurred to look after the person afflictedmedical, home care support, respite worker, day care programs but caregivers also incur increased medical costs for themselves because of the stress and neglect themselves.

I do not want my son to have to bear this burden. I am sure that you want to do everything that you can to reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's so that your family members do not have to face these challenges. 

There is so much that can be done to reduce your risk just through modifications to diet and lifestyle.

Alzheimer's is a very complicated condition and many factors may contribute to its development. The following risk factors could be contributing to an increased likelihood of developing Alzheimer's Disease:

  • Brain fog/lack of mental clarity

  • Poor concentration

  • Poor memory/cognitive function

  • Nervousness/anxiety

  • Irritability

  • Depression

  • Inflammation

  • Poor sleep

  • High heavy metal load/exposure to toxins

  • Candidiasis/dysbiosis/leaky gut

  • Atherosclerosis/poor blood circulation

  • High blood pressure/high cholesterol

  • Blood sugar imbalances/diabetes

  • Stress 

  • Hormonal imbalance

  • Nutrient imbalance


I can help you better understand what you are experiencing. We can minimize your risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease through changes to diet and lifestyle. 

The fate of your mind is not at the mercy of your genetics. Just because you have the gene does not mean that you are going to develop the disease (the opposite is also true -- just because you don't have the gene does not mean that you are not going to develop Alzheimer's). Having the genetic predisposition for Alzheimer's does mean that you have to pay closer attention to what you eat and your nutritional status, how much you exercise, how much good quality sleep you get, how well you manage your stress, and your exposure to toxins.

​So, if you are worried that Alzheimer’s is in your genes or you have taken a DNA test to learn that you carry the APOE4 Alzheimer’s gene, it does not necessarily mean that Alzheimer’s Disease is in your future. I can help you better understand how changes to diet and lifestyle can minimize your risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease.

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