Brain and Cognition

By incorporating natural medicine into your health care, you are setting yourself up for success in preventing cognitive decline. Schedule an appointment with a Bastyr health care team today.

Healthy brain, healthy body.

As we age, it’s important to keep taking care of both, so that we can restore and preserve memory, language, thinking, and judgement. According to a recent CDC study, people with one or more chronic health conditions were more likely to report worsening or more frequent memory problems, also called subjective cognitive decline (SCD). Natural medicine can support brain health, as well as set you up for a healthier lifestyle. 

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How We Can Help

A naturopathic doctor might encourage you to try meditation and book an appointment with the biofeedback shift.  

A naturopathic doctor or nutritionist may take a look at your diet to rule out any inflammatory foods that are causing an imbalance in blood sugar. There may be botanical medicines or supplements that a doctor will prescribe.  

Studies show that a decrease in sleep quality can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Naturopathic doctors specialize in resolving sleep issues through natural means, including herbal medicine, targeted supplements, sleep hygiene and even nutrition. 

Chronic conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes can put you at an increased risk for dementia-related cognitive decline. Natural health care providers are experts in naturally treating and preventing these conditions.