49. Getting to the Root Cause & Brain Health with Laurel Brennan
Laurel Brennan is the founder and owner of RootCauseology where she helps women optimize their brain health and reduce dementia risk by creating therapeutic partnerships and addressing root causes. She is a registered and licensed occupational therapist with a master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Roanoke College. Laurel is also a certified health coach, registered yoga teacher and functional medicine practitioner. In all areas of her work, she is a facilitator--guiding clients, patients or students toward wellness by creating an environment with a Just-Right challenge. She has a love for people, a passion for lifelong learning and feels honored to walk hand in hand with others on their health journey.
She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2006 and chose to address root causes rather than opt for pharmaceutical intervention. Her mother died from dementia in 2019 following years of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome thus leading to a particular interest in the connection between autoimmune disease and dementia. The learning, healing and love shown by others on her personal path motivates her to be that beacon of light for others going through similar challenges.
She loves spending time hiking, walking and talking with girlfriends, community gardening, composting and looking for little daily joys. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband, three children, father and canine buddy, Rocco.
Dive into the episode to hear topics we covered like:
1. Always start with mindset. (Yoga may be a part of this).
2. What is a Just-Right Challenge and why is it so critical in a health Journey and behavior change?
3. What is the PlusOne MinusOne behavior change approach?
4. Top ways to protect brain health. "Are you at risk for cognitive decline?" quiz is on Laurel's website.
A book we mentioned in the episode: The End of Alzheimer's Program: The First Protocol to Enhance Cognition and Reverse Decline at any Age by Dr. Dale Bredesen
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