Brain Health Specialist

Integrative Medica

Naturopathic Doctors & Functional and Holistic Medicine located in SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Good brain health is essential if you want to live a long and healthy life — and it’s even more crucial if you have a neurodegenerative disease like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, or multiple sclerosis. At Integrative Medica in Salt Lake City, Utah, functional and holistic medicine specialists Jake Schmutz, NMD and Joshua Hersh NMD, offer comprehensive brain health care to help you improve treatment outcomes. Call the office or use the online scheduler to make your appointment.

Brain Health Q & A

Who needs brain health treatments?

Brain health treatments can help anyone facing mid-to-late life cognitive decline, and you can even start earlier in life to prevent negative brain changes. Brain health treatments are particularly beneficial for neurodegenerative disorders including:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Friedreich's ataxia
  • Huntington's disease
  • Lewy body disease
  • Spinal muscular atrophy

These conditions all cause serious damage within your nervous system, including problems with speaking, breathing, balance, mobility, and cardiovascular function. 

By focusing on the nervous system during brain health treatments, you can dramatically improve treatment outcomes and enjoy optimal health longer. 

What kind of brain health treatments are available?

At Integrative Medica, our providers recognize that everyone has unique needs and goals. He tailors your care specifically for the circumstances, using a wide range of alternative, holistic, and complementary approaches. Your care may include:

  • Botanical medicine
  • Dietary supplements
  • Diet and lifestyle counseling
  • Ozone therapy
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Intravenous (IV) therapy 
  • Bioidentical hormone therapy
  • Neurocranial restructuring
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

Additionally, our providers may recommend supportive care with other specialists, for example, chiropractic care with a trusted local partner. 

Our providers create a comprehensive care plan to help you lay a foundation for great brain health for the rest of your life, boosting the effectiveness of your disease-specific treatments. 

How does functional medicine benefit brain health?

The functional medicine approach focuses on identifying and correcting the root causes of illness and dysfunction. Medication can help with symptoms, but very few medications actually prevent disease progression. 

If you start from a place of improved brain health, you have better nervous system function and can potentially slow the progression of your disease to stay healthy longer. 

Functional medicine gives you a natural way to enhance and support your body's natural function, rather than constantly introducing more artificial substances. For example, specific vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants can boost your brain health in ways that no prescription medication can achieve. 

The functional medicine approach also means that you have a low risk of side-effects and treatment complications since all treatments are natural and noninvasive. 

Best of all, at Integrative Medica, you have a trusted compassionate physician who already knows your medical history.

Learn more about boosting your brain health and improving treatment outcomes by calling Integrative Medica or scheduling an appointment online.