Berkeley, CA (WiredPRNews.com) Women mid-30s through 50s experience dramatic increases in brain freeze moments, similar to a recent freeze that occurred in a Presidential debate, due to hormonal fluctuations. Most doctors tell them there’s nothing they can do–that their brain freeze moments are a consequence of aging.
But they’re wrong.
Harvard-trained, board-certified integrative gynecologist and hormone specialist Dr. Sara Gottfried, says that small doses of estrogen along with natural or prescription stimulants can help. The New England Journal of Medicine corroborates. While it’s typical that there is a cognitive decline as we age, emerging data on stimulants suggests that we can prolong our prime, gain optimal cognitive function and extend it deep into old age. The answer could be in a natural stimulant like the fatty acid phosphatidyl serine that positively affects the facility to recall information in short- and long-term memory.
Another key issue doctors often ignore or overlook is the dramatic change in sleep for women age 35-50. “Women have an increased number of Rick Perry moments when they are sleep deprived,” says Dr. Gottfried. “A significant part of focus, working memory and word finding is sleep. Once the metabolism is properly regulated a good night’s sleep follows and memory improves.”
Gottfried also recommends meditation which is scientifically proven to have neuroplastic benefits to the brain and to improve, or lengthen, telomeres, the caps on chromosomes that are emerging as a the best predictor of biological aging.
Dr. Sara Gottfried, who has thriving practice of concierge clients in Berkeley, CA, that range from women in their 30s to 60s, now offers a 4-week online course called Mission Ignition to help the thousands of women in the U.S. who suffer from sleep deprivation, lack of interest in sex, A and memory loss, get their mojo back.
Begins January 24, 2012
Gottfried is the author of the forthcoming book, The Hormone Cure (Scribner/Simon & Schuster, 2013). She helps overextended women get their vitality and resilience back with natural hormone balancing and evidence-based integration of ancient cures with cutting-edge research. She is available for interviews any time, anywhere via cell or Skype.
For more information visit http://www.SaraGottfriedMD.com
Course review, photographs and interviews are available upon request.
Contact: [email protected], 510-207-0361 and Skype “saragottfried”