Brain Health

Brain Health with Dr. Peter Kan

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Dr. Peter Kan talks about brain health.

Dr. Kan is a board certified chiropractic neurologist, certified in functional medicine, and a fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine.  Dr. Kan is the creator of NeuroMetabolic Integration, a breakthrough approach that combines functional neurology and functional medicine to treat complex neurological, endocrine, and autoimmune disorders.

Main Questions Asked about Brain Health:

  • How would you explain functional neurology in plain simple terms?
  • How does fatigue factor in?
  • Can you talk about the fuel the brain requires?
  • What is a good blood pressure?
  • What are tips for taking care of your brain health?

Key Points Made by Dr. Kan about Brain Health:

  • Functional neurology is focused on balancing the neurology, soft lesions as opposed to hard lesions.
  • The brain is integrated with the whole body.
  • If your brain isn’t working properly, it can affect many different areas of the body.
  • The brain is one of the least focused on areas of functional health.
  • If you have digestive problems and have tried every solution without effect, it could be your brain health.
  • Fatigue can be a system of your brain cells not firing.
  • The next evolution of health care is the combination of functional medicine and functional neurology.
  • If a lot of sensory information is coming at you and you become fatigued, you may have a brain issue that needs to be addressed.
  • Without constant stimulation, your brain cells will die.
  • Oxygen and glucose are all required to maintain proper neurological health.
  • Proper blood sugar is very important, too high or too low or your brain won’t be getting the resources it needs to function properly.
  • 120/80 is an optimal range for blood pressure. Check your blood pressure to see where you are.
  • Check your insulin sensitivity and adjust your diet accordingly.
  • Creative activities are a good way to promote brain health without going to see a doctor.
  • Executing the same tasks over and over again can make your brain less adaptable, your day should incorporate a variety of tasks.

Resources Mentioned for Brain Health:

Hope Integrative Wellness on Facebook

Dr. Kan on YouTube

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