Brain Health Matters

Why are women three times as likely to develop Alzheimer's compared to men?

June 15, 2022 Kate Kunkel Season 1 Episode 20
Brain Health Matters
Why are women three times as likely to develop Alzheimer's compared to men?
Show Notes

Our guest this week, Dr. Felice Gersh, explains how our hormones, what we eat, and how we sleep make a difference.

PLUS – what is the real danger in taking birth control pills and what about soy?

 Dr. Gersh received her medical degree from USC School of Medicine and then studied obstetrics and gynecology at the Kaiser Hospital in Los Angeles. After graduating, she launched a private practice founded in her passionate belief in holistic women's health care. From the earliest years, her practice included acupuncture, massage, and Chinese medicine, leading to a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Gersh became one of the first dual board certified integrative gynecologists in the United States.

 Dr. Gersh is a passionate speaker and the best-selling author of Menopause: 50 Things You Need to Know.

 Some highlights of this episode:

Why Alzheimer’s drugs don’t work

Can hormone replacement therapy work

What about synthetic hormones?

What are the real dangers of birth control pills?

Defeating autoimmune diseases and dementia with a vegan diet

How sleep affects hormone function

You can find Dr. Gersh through her website: Integrative Medical Group Irvine

Dr. Gersh's book, Menopause, Fifty Things You Need to Know is available on Amazon 

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