Many of us, as we age, experience what we in functional medicine refer to as brain fog. Brain fog is a descriptive term for a decline in memory performance, where we forget names as people stand in front of us, the locations we’re heading to, or even the names of buildings or towns. It’s not only embarrassing but also a sign that our brain may be inflamed and possibly degrading earlier than it should. If not addressed promptly, we risk losing too many brain cells to reverse the damage.

There’s an ongoing epidemic of dementia and other neurological disorders. Statistically, one in nine people will develop dementia as they age. For a 45-year-old woman, the chance of developing dementia is one in five; for a 45-year-old man, it’s one in 10. Predictions indicate a 20% increase in dementia cases between 2020 and 2025. Our world has become more toxic, with substances like mercury, aluminum, lead, the pesticide Roundup, and plastics in our food and water, all of which are detrimental to brain health and can accelerate cognitive decline. The risk has surged since the advent of COVID and COVID vaccines, as the spike protein can compromise the blood-brain barrier, allowing inflammation and infectious particles to enter the brain, and similarly affect the gut barrier.

Many have experienced persistent brain fog from COVID or long-COVID, significantly increasing the risk of developing dementia. Additionally, a history of head injuries, even mild ones, can increase one’s risk of dementia, especially for athletes in contact sports, motorcyclists, and others with repeated head traumas. Other risk factors include diabetes, a history of stroke, hypertension, migraines, depression or other mental health issues, seizure disorders, autoimmune diseases, or insomnia. The extensive list of risk factors underscores the potential vulnerability many of us face.

However, there is a promising treatment option: MeRT (Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy) therapy. MeRT utilizes magnetic energy in a personalized manner to enhance cognitive functions, potentially restoring the clarity and speed of thought processes to levels often associated with youth. The therapy typically requires sessions five days a week, lasting 30 minutes each, for two to six weeks, depending on the individual’s needs.

If you’re interested in improving your memory, mood, reaction time, word finding, overall energy, and reducing your risk of dementia as you age, consider scheduling a free 15-minute Discovery Call with renowned Functional Medicine Specialist Dr. Jennifer Sosnowski. Find out if you’re a good candidate for MeRT and when you can start working towards a healthier brain. Don’t delay; our brain is our most important asset. Call us now at 480-588-7787.