Introducing The Bredesen Protocol™, the only program proven to prevent and reverse cognitive decline.
Tess's approach to health goes beyond food. Her holistic and integrative nutrition program is rooted in behavior change microsteps that take into account genetics, biochemistry, lifestyle and personal preferences. As a result, changes are easy to implement with quantifiable results on inflammation and metabolic health as well as weight. She makes the journey to optimizing health and enhancing longevity engaging and even fun!
The Bad News
Your memory naturally begins to decline at 20.
Cognitive decline begins long before symptoms appear.
Dementia can develop in people as young as 30.
Alzheimer's is more common in women – nearly two thirds of Americans diagnosed are women.
The Good News
Contrary to popular belief, cognitive decline is preventable, and in many cases, even reversible.
Your genetics are not your only risk factors - diet, lifestyle, and other measurable factors have a significant impact.
The earlier you start on the track of prevention or reversal, the higher the success rate.
The same diet and lifestyle that prevents cognitive decline also has been shown to enhance memory, lower bad cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and lead to weight loss.
Why do we wait for symptoms of cognitive decline?
The earlier we begin down the path of prevention, the further we reduce our risks, and the sharper our minds are today.
Contrary to popular belief, reduced cognitive function is not a normal, inevitable outcome of aging. There are a number of things you can do to stay sharp well into old age beginning in your 30s, 40s, and 50s which, surprisingly, research has shown is when Alzheimer’s begins to develop.
The Bredesen Protocol™ is not only a therapy for cognitive decline. It is an approach to enhance your current cognitive function, leading to sharper focus, quicker processing speed, stronger recall, and clearer memories. As a Kurdish saying goes, “The root of all health is in the brain. The trunk of it is in emotion. The branches and leaves are the body. The flower of health blooms when all parts work together.”
Bridging the gap between insight and action.
We are exposed daily to dozens of health-related headlines, many of which promote vastly contrasting treatments for our health woes. Vegan or Keto? Marathons or high intensity interval training? Coffee: good or bad? This incessant spewing of contradictory information overwhelms and confuses us. It doesn’t have to be this complicated; with a few key insights into you - your genetics, biomarkers, and preferences - we can develop a personalized program that optimizes your health and wellbeing.
Not Normal. Optimal.
The Protocol is a highly individualized and comprehensive program designed to identify and then address the potential triggering factors for cognitive decline or risk for decline. Lab results within the “Normal” range are not the objective, as our medical establishment currently considers memory loss a “normal” result of aging. (In fact, a so called “normal” lab value has nothing to do with function or health – it simply means you are within two standard deviations of the mean!) Instead, our goal is to move you from “Suboptimal” or “Normal” to “Optimal”. Your optimal program is bio-individual, and therefore requires a thorough initial investigation into your current symptoms, nutrition, and lifestyle. We then customize your program based on your biochemistry, genetic information, lifestyle, and personal preferences.
Micro Steps. Macro Impact.
Neurons that fire together, wire together. We are creatures of habit, and our brains are wired to support and maintain those habitual behaviors. The longer you continue a detrimental habit, the more that habit is reinforced and sustained. The same philosophy can also be applied to good behaviors: practiced enough, they too become habit.
Real change - transformative, sustainable change - takes baby steps. This is exactly why the Sia Coaching program exists. During the program, we make incremental, impactful changes to your routine. The objective of this structure is to allow time to adopt and adapt, as the program builds upon itself over time. With the right support to catalyze change, you’re more likely to develop healthy behaviors, which become habits, that sustain over the long term. The accumulation of these changes can put you on a different path with a different outcome. Many small changes ultimately make a huge difference.
We'll conduct a comprehensive assessment of your current health: your nutrition, exercise regimen, sleep patterns, stress levels, lifestyle, and any known pre-existing conditions or family history of illness.
Knowing your numbers is critical to establishing your baseline cognitive health and developing your personalized program. We provide details, explanations, and access to optimal testing, then customize your plan based on your results.
Through our one-on-one sessions over Zoom, we'll implement each element of your program that addresses and optimizes your health. You'll receive tools like your Personalized Recipe Book to seamlessly incorporate your optimal program into your everyday life.
PRESCRIPTIVE HOLISTIC PLANNING
We'll customize your plan based on your genetics, biochemistry, preferences, and lifestyle. With micro-steps, we’ll make a macro-impact to your life and longevity.