What is the Bredesen Protocol?
The current approach to Alzheimer’s disease has failed. Researchers and drug companies have spent billions of dollars looking for a single drug that will cure Alzheimer’s disease, yet all of the drugs have failed in their clinical trials, and not one pharmaceutical or drug in existence can prevent Alzheimer’s disease, stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, or reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. The Bredesen Protocol is a therapeutic, personalized program that identifies, targets, and treats the root cause of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease.
Why don’t the drugs for Alzheimer’s work?
The reason for the pharmaceutical failures is that they fail to address the ‘root cause’ of Alzheimer’s. In other words, they seek to find a simple ‘monotherapy’ for a disease that is complex and multifaceted. A search for a monotherapeutic treatment is outdated and follows the archaic medicine philosophy of ‘a single pill for every ill’. That approach has not and will not treat chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.
How is the Bredesen Protocol different?
The Bredesen Protocol, developed by Dr. Dale Bredesen MD, involves a ‘functional’ approach to the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. This means that it addresses the root cause of the disease, rather than simply masking the symptoms of the disease. The Bredesen Protocol looks at each individual as a whole system and identifies each person's individual metabolic imbalances which has led to the programmed downsizing of their cognitive function. The Bredesen Protocol utilizes multiple personalized strategies to improve your cognition and reverse the cognitive decline of SCI (subjective cognitive impairment), MCI (mild cognitive impairment) and early Alzheimer’s disease.
The Bredesen Protocol at the Amos Institute
At the Amos Institute, we specialize in helping people implement the nutrition and lifestyle elements of the Bredesen Protocol. It’s the only service we provide and we are specialists who have helped people looking for hope from all over the world. We believe there is no better support system for the Bredesen Protocol than ours.
From our beginning we have worked closely with Dr. Bredesen and are always up on the latest science and innovations in this field. We offer an intensive and comprehensive program, that takes you through each part of the Bredesen Protocol and how you can implement it in your life. In each week of our lessons we address a new topic, which allows you the opportunity to fully implement all of the interventions over time. Your Amos Institute dietitian will help you individualize the Protocol to meet your unique needs and to specifically address your metabolic imbalances. We use our years of expertise in the Bredesen Protocol and in this field to provide you with all of the information, strategies, and resources that will help you achieve success.
Does the Bredesen Protocol work?
The results of the Bredesen Protocol are incredibly hopeful. Countless individuals have shown tremendous improvement, documented using both subjective and objective measures. In 2018 the Amos Institute published alongside Dale Bredesen and practitioners from fifteen clinical sites documenting the reversal of cognitive decline in 100 patients. This publication in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Parkinsonism was the first of its kind and demonstrates that the results of the Protocol are highly achievable and reproducible in a number of clinical sites, including the Amos Institute. Many people ask for a success rate of the Bredesen Protocol. At this point, there is no clear success rate as the treatment modalities are multifaceted and vary from person to person, which makes tracking compliance difficult. Additionally, reversal of symptoms takes time, and the exact length of time to recover varies from person to person. What we do know, is that the Protocol works best when used in individuals in the earliest stages of cognitive decline. It is also, thus far, extremely effective when used for prevention in susceptible individuals.
Is the Bredesen Protocol hard to do?
The Bredesen Protocol is a rigorous program that requires many significant lifestyle changes. In short, it takes tremendous dedication. People who strictly adhere to all of the elements of diet, supplementation and lifestyle changes find the most success. The Protocol uses a complex therapeutic approach that involves comprehensive changes in nutrition, targeted supplementation, sleep hygiene optimization, stress management, physical exercise and brain training, and related modalities. It is tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual, as the root causes of Alzheimer’s disease vary from person to person. The Bredesen Protocol is designed specifically to help people optimize their metabolism and exploit our knowledge of their personal genetic variants in order to enhance their cognition. An outline and history of the Bredesen Protocol is set forth in a book published by Dr. Bredesen entitled “The End of Alzheimer’s”.
Why should I choose the Amos Institute?
To fully and properly follow the Bredesen Protocol is extremely difficult. It requires your full compliance to many major lifestyle changes. Habits that have been developed over the course of a lifetime often need to be altered, and that change can be very challenging and frustrating. The requirements are often time consuming and labor intensive. While much can be learned about the basics of the Protocol in Dr. Bredesen’s book, “The End of Alzheimer’s”, most people have their best outcome when working with a physician and a dietitian who is trained in functional medicine and certified in the Bredesen Protocol.
There are many clinics, coaches and practitioners out there who claim to be knowledgeable in the Bredesen Protocol. At the Amos Institute, we are experts. We do not have a general practice, because we are specialists in the Bredesen Protocol. And we believe very strongly in the power and importance of you being in control of your program and having all the time and support you need to be successful. That is why we offer our services and our curriculum online so that you can learn how to do the Bredesen Protocol in the comfort of your own home. We believe it is counter productive for you to drive to a practitioner’s office, fight traffic, find parking, and endure all the stress and hassle of going to a brick and mortar office. We deliver our curriculum directly to you each week where in the privacy of your own home, you can watch and study it at your own pace as many times as you need. With our Comprehensive Services, our dietitians personally meet with you online via video conference so you can enjoy each of your consultations from the comfort and privacy of your home.