The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
Is Alzheimer’s Preventable? The Power Of A Personalized Medicine Approach with Dr. Richard Isaacson
There are so many simple steps we can take every single day to strengthen our brains and reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s. Considering that this disease starts in the brain 20 to 30 years before the first signs of memory loss, we should all be thinking about prevention. Today, I’m so excited to welcome Dr. Richard Isaacson to talk about taking care of the brain in a whole new way.
Dr. Richard Isaacson serves as Director of the Center for Brain Health and Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic (APC) at Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine. He previously served as Director of the APC at the Weill Cornell Memory Disorders Program, Assistant Dean of Faculty Development, and Associate Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine & NewYork-Presbyterian. He remains as Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology in the Department of Neurology at Weill Cornell.
This episode is brought to you by Essentia, BiOptimizers, and Joovv.
It’s the perfect time to try Essentia, since they’re having their biggest Black Friday sale of the year. You can get 25% off plus 2 free pillows and an extra $100 off a queen, king, or California king mattress at learn.myessentia.com/drmarkhyman.
For the entire month of November, BiOptimizers is offering up to 10% off every order and access to over $200 in free gifts including books and other great products. Just use the code HYMAN10 at magbreakthrough.com/hyman.
For a limited time, Joovv is offering $50 off your first order with the code FARMACY at Joovv.com/FARMACY. Some exclusions apply.
Here are more of the details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):
- What you can do today to prevent Alzheimer’s disease (8:40 / 4:02)
- Using food as medicine to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease (12:17 / 8:13)
- ABCs of Alzheimer's prevention management (17:47 / 14:15)
- Tracking your sleep, exercise, blood sugar, and more for brain health (22:48 / 19:12)
- Eating and fasting for cognitive health (25:02 / 21:32)
- Approaching Alzheimer’s as a systemic disease that affects the brain, not a brain disease (34:13 / 28:52)
- Challenges to applying preventative Alzheimer’s research in patient care (43:08 / 39:09)
- Is Alzheimer’s reversible? (51:32 / 46:06)
- Blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, belly fat, and Alzheimer’s disease (58:33 / 53:10)
- Hopeful Alzheimer’s patient cases (1:12:05 / 1:04:40)