Is Alzheimer’s Preventable? The Power Of A Personalized Medicine Approach

Episode 448 1h 23m


It’s a natural human response to want to tune out things that overwhelm us or scare us—but we can’t afford to do that when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease. It’s time to get empowered instead. 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 finally welcome Dr. Richard Isaacson onto The Doctor’s Farmacy to talk about taking care of the brain in a whole new way. In medical school, we aren’t taught there are ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, when in fact we have a lot of power over the direction our brain function will take. Dr. Isaacson and I dig into the brain-healthy choices his research has uncovered and he shares what kinds of benefits different interventions can provide. Four out of every ten cases of Alzheimer’s can be prevented with the right actions. Dr. Isaacson and I talk about everything from using food as medicine to optimizing sleep, time restricted eating, vitamin D levels, toxicity, and so much more. We talk about Dr. Isaacson’s study that investigated twenty-one specific things that can be done to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, but he shares that fifty different interventions have actually been identified. He also explains that women are at a higher risk of Alzheimer’s and why that might be. I hope this episode gives you motivation and hope that we have a lot of power over what happens to our brains as we age. 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 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 For a limited time, Joovv is offering $50 off your first order with the code FARMACY at Some exclusions apply.

Topics Covered

  • What you can do today to prevent Alzheimer’s disease


  • Using food as medicine to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease


  • ABCs of Alzhemizer’s prevention management


  • Tracking your sleep, exercise, blood sugar, and more for brain health


  • Eating and fasting for cognitive health


  • Approaching Alzheimer’s as a systemic disease that affects the brain, not a brain disease


  • Challenges to applying preventative Alzheimer’s research in patient care


  • Is Alzheimer’s reversible?


  • Blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, belly fat, and Alzheimer’s disease


  • Hopeful Alzheimer’s patient cases


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