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Why is my Brain Not Working?

By Miguel Cruz

Yancey County


Brain health is becoming a major issue in health care today. Alzheimer’s disease is now the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. and the major issue regarding brain health today. Here are a few more facts regarding Alzheimer’s according to the Alzheimer’s association.

Between 2000 & 2017 deaths from Alzheimer’s increased 145%

Currently, 5.8 million American’s are living with Alzheimer’s and it is projected to rise to 14 million by 2050

Every 65 seconds someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with it.

We all know someone with a little bit of dementia, and we just brush it off as they are getting old. The unfortunate fact is that’s where Alzheimer’s begins. Not to say that all dementias end in Alzheimer’s, without proper examination and testing, it’s impossible to know who will and will not end up with it.

The key is, catch it early, and treat it early.

If you find yourself walking into a room and forgetting what you went in there for. Forgetting names of obvious objects, it’s right there on the tip of your tongue but you just can’t say it. Or you are losing things way too often. You may already be headed there. This should not be happening in your 40’s, 50’s or even the 60’s+.

If you mention these things to your doctor, they are likely to just brush it off as “you are just getting older, it’s normal”. I would not walk but run out of that doctor’s office and find someone who is willing to listen to you and recommend a plan of action to reverse dementia, it is possible.

There is a phenomenon called “neuroplasticity” which is the term used for the brain’s ability to repair and heal itself. For this to happen there are a few things that you must know.

  1. The brain must have the proper nutrients.
  2. The brain must be exercised. Expand your thought process, watching TV makes you brain dead.
  3. Testing is available, you must see a doctor properly trained in neuroplasticity, just throwing drugs at it will not work.

If you are interested in learning more, I recommend a book called, “Why Isn’t My Brain Working” by Datis Kharrazian. He spells out not only a good understanding of the subject but how you can start a treatment program on your own. I have used his recommendation to successfully reverse my own dementia which started in my 50’s. Everything I described above was happening to me which started me on a path to recovery and knowing how to help others.

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Dr. Miguel Cruz is in practice along with his wife of 35 years, Lesia Cruz who is a certified Integrative Nutritionist. They own Cruz Life Center in Burnsville NC. Dr. Cruz is a licensed Chiropractor since 1981. When asked what he does for a living he explains that he helps people get out of pain and improve their overall health without the use of drugs or surgery. Something everyone seems to want but nobody seems to know how to get there. Dr. Cruz accepted Jesus Christ in the summer of 1979 while in chiropractic school. He has since dedicated his life to helping people grow in physical health and spiritual health.