Brain Health Specialist

Miami Center for Holistic Healing

Functional Medicine located in Miami, FL

Throughout life, your brain helps you navigate the world and manage daily tasks, so maintaining good brain health is a key part of aging well. Board-certified family physician Nancy Eklund, MD, and the team at Miami Center for Holistic Healing provide individualized brain health care for adults living in and around Miami, Florida. To learn how you can boost your brain health, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Brain Health Q & A

What is brain health?

Brain health includes your ability to remember, learn, concentrate, plan, and think clearly. Maintaining good brain health means exercising your brain’s skills, including:

  • Logic
  • Wisdom
  • Judgment
  • Perspective

The team at The Miami Center for Holistic Healing is committed to helping you make the most of your brain through a combination of holistic and traditional methods, including nutritional supplementation and behavioral therapies. 

How does brain health change with age?

Regardless of age, your brain changes all the time in a process called neuroplasticity. As you interact with the world and learn and practice skills, your brain grows new connections and repairs broken ones. 

However, the brain begins a slow and gradual decline in volume as your neurons start to shrink in your 30s. By age 70, cognitive abilities can vary and early signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia may appear. 

How can I keep my brain healthy?

Declining brain health is not an inevitable part of aging. If you’re concerned about your brain health for any reason, the expert team at The Miami Center for Holistic Healing can help. They evaluate your brain health with cognitive testing and create a personalized treatment plan.

You may want to consider getting a head start on your brain health if you have a family history of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Other factors that can affect brain health include drinking too much alcohol, taking certain medications, and not getting enough sleep.

How is brain health measured?

The team at The Miami Center for Holistic Healing uses the CNS Vital Signs test to evaluate your brain health. This computerized neurocognitive assessment measures a variety of brain processes, including:

  • Memory
  • Attention
  • Executive functions
  • Motor performance

The CNS Vital Signs test provides them with an overview of your brain health. The team at The Miami Center for Holistic Healing uses this information to help them recommend the best treatment plan for you. Depending on the results, they may refer you to a specialist for additional testing. 

What treatments can improve my brain health?

The team at The Miami Center for Holistic Healing takes a functional medicine approach to improving brain health. Depending on your needs, this may include nutritional supplementation and/or cognitive behavioral therapy to improve neuroplasticity.

If you’re ready to take control of your brain health, call The Miami Center for Holistic Healing or book an appointment online today.