Neurodegenerative Disorders

As part of your central nervous system, which also includes your spinal cord and an extensive network of nerves, your brain functions as the body’s control center. Your brain and the central nervous system control everything throughout your entire body and all its functions.


Neurodegenerative diseases destroy your brain’s tissues and nerves and affect your entire nervous system’s balance. They do this by causing the brain and nerves to deteriorate. There are many factors known to cause this type of disease, including leaky gut, intestinal impermeability, environmental stressors, and genetics.

However, genetics alone is rarely the cause of neurodegenerative and autoimmune diseases. In most cases, at least one or more of the other factors is required to set off the disease. The genomes (DNA) responsible for such diseases can easily remain dormant for many years and may, in fact, never even surface unless these other factors come into play.

These factors include heavy metal toxicity, parasites, Lyme disease, and even mold, which in turn bring about inflammation, nutrient deficiencies, and a weakened immune system. Even things like dietary food choices can bring into play these underlying factors like food sensitivities, micro biome imbalances, hormone imbalances, and nutrient deficiencies caused by an inability to absorb nutrients.

Even things like adverse childhood experiences and physical and emotional traumas from abuse, brain injury, or infection can be the trigger to such diseases. In some cases, multiple traumas like death, divorce, serious disease, and accidents can cause these types of issues to begin.

When the gut’s junctions are open bigger than they should be, leaky gut or intestinal permeability will allow things to get into areas of the body they shouldn’t be. When this happens, the body will begin to attack it, thus setting up the symptoms of some of these types of diseases. This can eventually lead the body to attack itself, bringing about autoimmune diseases like Lupus.

Healthy Habits to Help with Neurodegenerative Disorders

The first place to begin a regime to help treat neurodegenerative diseases is nutrition. Science has proven that a whole-food, plant-based diet will improve brain health dramatically. This type of diet has been proven to be a natural treatment for Parkinson’s disease, dementia, and Alzheimer’s while at the same time improving your overall mood, preserving memory, and lowering brain shrinkage.

Digging Into the Details About Managing Neurodegenerative Disorders Naturally

I’ve included articles, research, best practices, and more to help you manage neurodegenerative diseases naturally.

The Huge Benefit of Supplements for Neurodegenerative Disorders

Because our bodies produce a matrix of hormones, neurotransmitters, as well as numerous body processes throughout that day, restorative sleep is best achieved when all of these factors remain in good balance with one another. Certain food supplements in addition to your diet can help encourage the body to balance these factors which can indirectly lead to a better, more restful night’s sleep. With changes in our dietary intake in the last few centuries, many necessary nutrients are easily left out of our food intake which is where supplements can help ‘take up the slack’.

Despite the advancements in dietary supplements in the last few years, unfortunately, there are still many less than reputable companies bottling up supplements that are less than effective and some that can even be counterproductive. The most important factors are that your supplements are pure, with no binders or fillers, and are produced in a fashion that allows the body to easily assimilate them for the best effect.

Yoga for Neurodegenerative Disorders

Though yoga is one of the best overall exercises for the mind and body helping with core strength, flexibility, and stress reduction, it has a directly beneficial effect on your sleep as well. In numerous studies, those suffering from different levels of insomnia found that even a small amount of yoga helped them get to sleep faster and get back to sleep if they woke up during the night.

Our yoga routines are prepared by our senior Yoga therapist who is a 200 ERYT USA Lead Yoga Teacher Trainer in his Yoga Center located in India.

Meditation Routines that Work

Mindful meditation has been directly linked to better sleep and longer sleep in those who suffer from insomnia. With the directed mindful meditation routines custom prepared for you by our meditation expert (and former Buddhist monk) you will be able to find deeper, more restorative sleep becoming a regular part of your daily routine.

Recipes Designed to Support Neurodegenerative Disorders

Our award-winning on-staff chef and nutritionist has perfected numerous recipes that are not only tasty but incorporate key nutrients needed to support overall good health and restorative sleep. Our hundreds of recipes cover any and all diet protocols including vegan, vegetarian, keto, juicing, as well as numerous dessert recipes.

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Do you find all of these important health factors hard to balance and incorporate into a daily routine? Believe me, you are not the only one. That is why here at Jīvānām Nutrition our certified health professionals can take all of your specific health concerns and goals and create a customized 30-day health protocol designed to maximize your health goals and make sure each important health factor is taken into account.

Our 30-day protocol is created by a certified Ayurvedic Doctor and incorporates yoga, meditation, massage, supplementation, diet, and every other important health factor into a simple to use daily routine that works.

One on One Health Coaching

To absolutely ensure your complete success with your health regimen we also offer one on one health and wellness coaching. Our roster of professionally trained and certified health coaches are on standby to help you with guidance, support, and accountability in achieving your unique health and wellness goals. These can span the gamut from making better nutrition choices to managing stress and anxiety. A health coach can be absolutely instrumental in helping you implement and sustain long-term healthful habits.

Your individual health coach will curate a positive and safe space for you to explore all areas of your well-being through meal plans, specific supplementation, exercise selection, meditation practices, and more all based on your health goals. Their job is to build a custom-tailored plan for you and help you follow through with it to guarantee you maximize your goals.

Dr. Ryan Lacuna is a Naturopathic Doctor, Exercise Physiologist, Medical Researcher, and a Professor
Dr. Kanika Verma is an Ayurveda Consultant with a Focus on Preventive Ayurveda.
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