Alzheimer’s Genetic Testing: Strategies To Control Your Destiny
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Alzheimer’s Genetic Testing: Strategies To Control Your Destiny

How can we protect the aging brain and implement effective strategies to recover and improve brain health?

Have you noticed more fatigue when reading, driving or working? Have you become more sensitive to bright lights or loud noise? Has your balance, memory or focus begun to change?

These can all be important because prior to losing function we begin to lose endurance of the brain. As we age we all will develop some degree of neurodegeneration, resulting in loss of neurons and loss of function.

However, neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s is different. There is a specific underlying disease process that leads to a build up of extra proteins, like Tau Proteins, that impact cell function

Alzheimer’s is an epidemic affecting over 5.5 million Americans. They project that 50% of us will get it and drugs have a very limited effectiveness.


There is a particular gene the APOE gene, which has become a predictor towards the disease. There are several variants of the APOE gene, 2, 3, 4 and combinations of each of these. For example 2/2 , 3/3 or 2/3 and so on. Research suggests that if you have the APOE 4/4 that there is a 90% chance of developing Alzheimer’s at age 65.

This is frightening until recently Dr. Bresden out of UCLA published in the Journal of Aging a reversal of cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer’s.

What this means is if you have a family history of Alzheimer’s and have the APOE 4/4 gene, there are things that you can do prior to developing the disease to help prevent it.

This needs to be a priority the rest of your life. No longer are your genes your destiny. You must take immediate action steps to support the weak links.

What Does A Healthy Brain Need?

  1. Proper Glucose

  2. Proper Oxygen

  3. Proper Neurotransmitters

  4. Proper Activation

  5. Inflammation Free Environment

What are the action steps:

  1. Look at biomarkers for inflammation in the brain. These inflammatory markers can be measured through blood and urine tests.

  2. Heal your gut!  There is constant communication between the gut and brain.  The rule of thumb is, if gut is not healthy, brain is not healthy and if brain is not healthy then gut is not healthy. 

  3. Balance Hormones and Neurotransmitters

  4. Take anti-inflammatory supplements every day

  5. Get Plenty of Sleep, preferably 8 hours per day

  6. Control stress with mediation, yoga, belly breathing

  7. Exercise on a regular basis

In my opinion knowledge is power and knowing that you have the APOE 4/4 will allow you to put into place action steps now to prevent this disease from affecting you and others that are close to you.

Call us to have your genes tested and reviewed. This is one part of our brain enhancement program along with diet and lifestyle recommendations. We also address other issues such as balance, focus, attention and memory.

Dr. Michael Veselak, D.C., CFMP is an Integrative Healthcare Practitioner certified in Functional Medicine and Functional Neurology.

Call for your consultation 805 482-0723

Dr. Michael Veselak, D.C.

Dr. Michael Veselak, D.C. has been practicing Chiropractic care in Camarillo, California for over 33 years. Throughout his experience, Dr. Veselak has recognized the importance of treating each patient based on their condition rather than their symptoms. In recent years, Dr. Michael Veselak has become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, allowing him to evaluate each patient neurologically and metabolically, as well as from a chiropractic standpoint. In doing so, Dr. Veselak has seen tremendous success in his patients suffering from chronic conditions such as Peripheral Neuropathy, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Problems, and Thyroid Disorders. Using state-of-the-art technology, such a Cold Laser, Hako-Med, Spinal Decompression, Vibration Therapy and Brain-based exercises, Dr. Michael Veselak has witnessed profound effects with various chronic conditions. It is his mission to leave no stone unturned in getting to the root cause of your pain, rather than merely treating the symptoms with medications. If you or someone you know is suffering from a chronic condition, please contact Dr. Michael Veselak at (805) 482-0723.

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