Integrative Medicine: Healing the Brain Through Scientifically Tested, Whole Body Treatment (part 2)


AFFIRMATIVhealth is a physician-owned company offering the RE:mind program, an integrative approach to taking control of your own cognitive health. We have a supportive team that includes both alternative and conventional practitioners, working in conjunction with your own treating physician, to provide you with a scientifically rooted, integrative road map for improved cognitive health.

The foundation of AFFIRMATIVhealth and the RE:mind program is to help individuals understand how to address the health issues of their whole person using the best standards of practice, rooted in scientific evidence. We believe it is important to address the multiple pathways that play a role in cognitive health and dementia in an integrative approach, personalized for each individual based on their metabolic and genetic profile. At AFFIRMATIVhealth, we believe that there is extensive scientific evidence to suggest that Alzheimer’s disease is largely a metabolic disease, and that addressing an individual’s metabolic profile and overall health may have an equal or greater effect on cognition than conventional medical approaches, which typically include monotherapy pharmaceuticals. For each RE:mind participant, we complete a genetic profile, lab testing, cognitive assessments, lifestyle questions, medical history, and a review of their current medicines. We provide an individualized protocol in coordination with the individual’s treating physician, addressing multiple factors relevant to their cognitive health, including metabolic health, nutrition, stress reduction, exercise, supplements and other factors.

After the initial assessments, the RE:mind program begins with a four-day retreat in Sonoma, CA. In a dedicated and focused atmosphere, participants learn about the integrative approach to cognitive health, the science of cognitive impairment and neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain to change and repair itself), metabolic and nutritional health, and lifestyle factors including stress reduction, sleep, and physical fitness, and many other subjects. Participants also have one-on-one time with an on-site physician, dietician, and supplements expert to assist in understanding their personalized plan. The protocol is provided to the participant’s primary care physician to be coordinated with their overall health care, but the RE:mind program also continues to follow the participants and communicate with them for several months after the initial retreat. We empower individuals by putting them in the driver’s seat to improve their outlook on their own cognition.


Contact us directly at 707.800.2302 to learn more about our RE:mind program.

Written by Marci L. Hardy, PhD


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