Don’t forget this step when starting the ReCODE Protocol.

I have enormous respect for the self-motivated souls who take their health into their own hands by implementing the diet and lifestyle of the ReCODE Protocol™ themselves..with one caveat.

taking stepsDon’t skip getting evaluated for cognitive impairment to determine whether further medical evaluation is warranted.  This is especially true for the health boot-strappers who perceive that they’re already having “senior moments”.

It is common for people to either over- or under-estimate the extent of their memory issues.  Under-estimation risks not getting treatment early enough when the ReCODE Protocol™ is the most effective and success rates are highest.  On the other end, why live with undue worry by over-estimating cognitive blips?  Instead, it is wise to get an objective measure of cognitive functioning via a clinically-validated cognitive assessment.

Understandably, most people are hesitant to take a cognitive test.  When I meet someone to administer a MoCA test, before I can ease their mind a bit, I usually sense emotion from subtle apprehension to pained anxiety over the possibility of not hitting the “normal” score range.  I see nervousness in those who end up breezing through the test.

It’s common for people who initially describe their memory issues as quite modest to perform on the test in a way that reflects much more significant cognitive impairment.   Recognizing cognitive decline could jeopardize how one sees themself and their future.  Although it might initially seem less stressful to tune out how much cognitive functioning has actually been declining, having impairment identified as early as possible provides the best chance for complete reversal of cognitive decline via the ReCODE Protocol™ and/or proper diagnosis by a physician to guide the most effective treatment.

Some Cognitive Test Options

A few of the least expensive, least time-consuming clinically-validated cognitive Read More