Cognitive Health Screening

Age is not a cause of cognitive decline or neurodegenerative disease or any disease for that matter.  The only thing we can blame age for is the number of candles on the birthday cake.  Sure there are a lot of conditions that are associated with old age, but in reality old age just means one has been around the cause of disease for a longer period of time and their body doesn't have enough support to prevent disease.

 

To this day, Alzheimer's disease is classified as a genetic disease.  There have been identifiable genes associated with Alzheimer's disease but genetics is rarely the cause of disease.  In fact, a 2018 study concluded that genetic risk factors increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease but do not actually cause it, citing instead that environmental factors, lifestyle, and nutrition play the largest roll in the development of Alzheimer's disease.  Genetic susceptibility may still be the greatest risk factor but plenty of people with the gene do not develop Alzheimer's and others without the gene do develop Alzheimer's.  

Much more predictable and avoidable risk factors for cognitive decline, dementia, or any neurodegenerative disease are

  • Family history of cognitive decline

  • Genetic susceptibility

  • Diabetes

  • Mid-life obesity

  • Mid-life hypertension

  • History of depression

  • Sleep disturbance

  • Hyperlipidemia

  • Traumatic brain injury in males

  • Conjugated equine progesterone acetate use

  • Periodontitis

  • Blood-brain barrier breakdown

Conventional medicine has very little to offer for any neurodegenerative disease.  Mainly because it fails to identify the cause, instead blaming it on old age, but also because it is caught too late!  Conventional medicine, even neurologists, don't have the best tools for diagnosis because, again, they don't understand the root cause.  They primarily diagnose based on symptoms which can take 10+ years to manifest, which is too late!  The damage has already been done and treatment becomes less effective.  

At the first signs of cognitive decline or neurodegeneration you must get properly tested.  If you have a family history or any of the risk factors above, you must get properly tested!  The sooner a problem is caught the sooner treatment can begin and less damage can form.  

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The Alzheimer's LINX by Cyrex Laboratories

  • The Alzheimer's LINX is a one of its kind blood tests that makes it easier to see the route of pathogenesis leading to cognitive decline, and devise strategies to stop it.

  • By addressing Blood-Brain Barrier breakdown, identifying and removing triggers and enhancing neuronal regeneration, one might be able to win the war on cognitive decline.

  • Not just a test for Alzheimer's disease but can give valuable information on all neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, dementia, and ALS.

  • Tests for:

BRAIN PROTEINS

  • Tau Protein

  • Amyloid-Beta Peptide

  • Rabaptin-5 + Presenilin

  • Alpha-Synuclein

     

GROWTH FACTORS

  • Beta Nerve Growth Factor

  • Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor

  • Neurotrophins

  • Somatotropin

ENTERIC NERVE, ENZYMES AND NEUROLOGICAL PEPTIDES

• Enteric Nerve + Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide

• Transglutaminases

FOODS CROSS-REACTIVE TO AMYLOID-BETA

• Egg Yolk, raw + cooked
• Lentil Lectin + Pea Lectin
• Tuna, canned
• Hazelnut Vicilin + Cashew Vicilin
• Scallops + Squid
• Caseins
• Alpha-Gliadin + Gliadin Toxic Peptide

• Non-Gluten Wheat Proteins

 

BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER AND NEUROFILAMENTS

  • Blood-Brain Barrier Protein + Claudin-5

  • Aquaporins

  • Neurofilament Proteins

PATHOGENS

  • Oral Pathogens

  • Enterococcus faecalis

  • Escherichia coli CDT + Salmonella CDT

  • Campylobacter jejuni CDT

  • Herpes Type-1

 

CHEMICALS

• Aluminums
• Dinitrophenyl
• Ethyl + Methyl Mercury

• Phthalates

 

The test can be ordered for you anywhere in the country.  All you have to do is take the order to a blood draw site near you for collection and the rest is taken care of!