Brain and Mental Health
Jan Purser has a special interest in helping people reverse mild cognitive decline and early onset Alzheimer's disease. In March 2017 she completed practitioner training in the USA with The Institute of Functional Medicine in conjunction with Dr Dale Bredesen from the Buck Institute and MPI Cognition. Jan will be presenting seminars on this subject to practitioners in the second half of 2017 through the ATMS (Australian Traditional Medicine Society) as well as conducting workshops for the public.
There is much that can be done to help prevent Alzheimer's disease and dementia. If you already have signs of cognitive decline or if you have been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease, now is the time to seek Jan's help. Jan gathers information about your health and lifestyle history to determine underlying factors driving the condition. To further uncover these factors, Jan may suggest functional medicine and pathology tests to determine the best way to help you. This is individualised and based on your history. After this careful detective work, she will then recommend dietary guidance along with nutritional and / or herbal medicine and exercise strategies to help correct imbalances in your body resulting in your symptoms. Around 40 years of age or earlier is a good time in your life to earnestly begin adopting preventative strategies. If you already have some signs of memory problems act now to get started on the appropriate approach to address the health of your brain. If this sounds like you read about Jan's Comprehensive Cognitive Health Package.
For anxiety and panic attacks as well as low mood and depression, Jan will always investigate your digestive health because 70 percent of your serotonin (the neurotransmitter that creates a happy, balanced mood) is produced in the gut. Your gut health and the balance of the gut flora are crucial for maintaining a healthy state of mind. Jan may also suggest some forms of testing and this may include blood tests and functional medicine testing to determine underlying factors affecting your mood.
You can read how Jan addresses Autism and ADHD here.