On April 16th, as part the Keystone Pharmacy Presents… lecture series, Dr. Pam W. Smith, MD, MPH spoke in Grand Rapids on ”What You Must Know About Memory Loss and How You can Stop It”. Dr. Smith is an internationally known speaker and author of several books on the subject of metabolic, anti-aging and functional medicine. I consider myself fortunate to have studied under Dr. Smith. She approached the topic of memory with three separate main points.
• Exercise: Dr. Smith admitted she does not like to exercise but it is one the most important things you can do to maintain good memory.
• Nutrition: The following nine different nutrients were specifically mentioned by Dr. Smith. Our certified nutritional consultant Brandi Grimmer can assist patients with dosage and products. Our formulation pharmacist, Dave Miller RPh, PhD, is considering the development of a memory powder [to be added to protein drinks] containing most of these nutrients at the proper dosage.
o Fish Oil-Omega 3
o Vitamin D3
o Alpha lipoic acid
o B Complex
o Vitamin C
o Acetyl L Carnitine
• Optimal Hormone Levels: Thyroid and Insulin levels are evaluated through serum levels, whereas the cortisol and sex hormones can be evaluated by saliva or serum levels.
At Keystone Pharmacy, we carry Dr. Smith’s book, “What You Must Know About Memory Loss & How You Can Stop It”. We are thrilled to offer a discount 10% on this book during the month of May!