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Edwards: Learning and memory, in brains of all ages

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

EDWARDS –Jacqui Slavin, a functional medicine practitioner and a chiropractor at Functional Wellness in Edwards, will discuss learning and memory in both young and old brains, during the Sundays in Edwards presentation at Cafe Milano Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

The presentation will discuss the learning process, as well as thing that hinder the learning process. Discover how to assess Attention Deficit Disorders with simple and fun references, as well as how to improve mental performance with nutrition and lifestyle changes. Learn why stress of all types is detrimental to the memory and learning process of both children and adults, as well as helpful tips for addressing all types of stress.

As a functional nutritionist, Dr. Slavin focuses on food and lifestyle modification to help heal people. Many common foods can play a disproportionate role in attention deficit dysfunction and simple substitutes, or uncomplicated changes, can make a world of difference for the developing, or degenerating, brain.

Dr. Slavin will also talk about the importance of getting enough rest.

“Sleep plays a critical role in brain function, the assimilation of learning, as well as short-term and long-term memory,” she said.

Other healthy side effects of nutrition programs include significant reductions in cholesterol, improvements in thyroid function and restored digestive function for people suffering with food allergies, gluten sensitivities and more chronic concerns such as celiac disease and ulcerative colitis.

“With functional nutrition we seek to improve and enhance the body’s natural processes, which is usually in contrast to many pharmaceuticals that act by blocking or inhibiting certain systems or processes,” Slavin said. “Often by removing stressors … we can improve normal function, minimize dysfunction or side-effects, and increase wellness.”

The learning and memory presentation will include practical advice for people of all ages. For more information, call 970-376-7779.

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