PreCODE – Prevention of Cognitive Decline

PreCODE – Prevention of Cognitive Decline
I recently signed up to Dr Bredesen’s (The End of Alzheimer’s) PreCODE monthly membership. The PreCODE Program is designed for anyone wanting to optimise their brain health and prevent cognitive decline. To generate your first PreCODE report you need to have a blood test called the Bredesen Panel 1 (I had mine done with Regenerus Labs UK for £280).
The panel includes:
  • Homocysteine
  • Hemoglobin A1c
  • Fasting Insulin
  • Lipid Panel: Total Cholesterol, HDL, Triglycerides, LDL-Cholesterol (calculated), Cholesterol/HDL Ratio (calculated), Non-HDL Cholesterol (calculated)
  • Complete Metabolic Panel: Albumin, A/G Ratio, ALT, AST, BUN/Creatinine Ratio, Calcium,
  • Creatinine, Globulin, Glucose, Potassium
  • Complete Blood Count: White Blood Cell and
  • Platelet
  • Hs-CRP (high sensitivity C-reactive protein)
  • Hormone status: TSH
  • Vitamin D
  • Ferritin
You will also need a DNA test from somewhere like 23andMe so that you can find out your ApoE4 status.
Internationally recognized expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, Dr. Dale Bredesen, has over 30 years of research into the causes of Alzheimer’s disease, shedding light on the variety of “insults” resulting from modern society that lead to neurodegeneration and interfere with the preservation of brain health.

These insults, such as inflammation, insulin resistance, lack of trophic support, resistance to specific pathogens in our environment, and multiple other factors contribute to cognitive decline and occur slowly and insidiously over time providing a decades long prodromal period in which we can intervene.


If you haven’t read Dr Bredesen’s first book The End of Alzheimer’s I highly recommend it. It is one of my favourite ever books on health!



The PreCODE protocol provides you with the tools you need to defend yourself against these insults and optimize brain health for enhanced cognition.

The PreCODE Report

Your PreCODE Report will specifically identify any emerging Alzheimer’s subtypes and provide personalized instructions (including supplement recommendations) to prevent cognitive decline and enhance your cognition. I’ll share again when I have the results of mine!

Know Your Cq Score 

Lots of us know our Intelligence quotient, commonly referred to as “IQ.” An IQ test is a standard assessment that measures a range of cognitive abilities and provides a score that is meant to serve as a measure of an individual’s intellectual abilities and potential.


But not many people know their cognitive quotient or “Cq,” designed to provide a snapshot of one’s current cognitive abilities. Cq is a test devised by Dale Bredesen, MD, and created specifically to detect early signs of neurological degeneration. The Cq Assessment is comprised of the AQ-6 Questionnaire, a subset of the AQ-21 (a proven informant-based screening questionnaire for Alzheimer disease), and an abbreviated CNS Vital Signs assessment (that evaluates executive function, speed processing, verbal and visual memory).


Your Cq score is a percentile, based upon how well you perform in comparison to age-matched peers. You can take a free Cq test by clicking here. 


KetoFLEX 12/3 Diet

Through Dr. Bredesen’s work with thousands of participants and now with a clinical trial (with results to be published early in 2021), he has found that the most effective nutrition for support of brain health includes a mildly ketogenic, plant-rich, highly nutritive diet combined with nightly fasting of a minimum of 12 hours with at least 3 before bed.


This approach is summarized as the KetoFLEX 12/3 diet—a heavily plant-based, nutrient-dense, whole foods diet, that emphasizes local, organic, and seasonal non-starchy vegetables from every colour of the rainbow, combined with an adequate amount of protein, and generous amounts of healthy fat. This approach utilizes multiple mechanisms to optimally support the brain to prevent and reverse cognitive decline.


  • Creates critical insulin sensitivity
  • Addresses neuronal fuel reduction and mitochondrial deficiency
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Upregulates immunity
  • Increases circulation and optimize blood pressure
  • Provides raw materials for synaptic support
  • Protects against nutrient deficiencies associated with cognitive decline
  • Promotes cellular autophagy and amyloid-beta clearance
  • Promotes detoxification
  • Protects against muscle and bone loss associated with cognitive decline


The primary side effect is improved health and protection from all chronic disease. If you would like to try the KetoFLEX diet and need recipes, check out my 4 Week Ketogenic Diet Plan below. This includes a full 4-week meal plan with all your ketogenic recipes and a shopping list for each week.




Disclaimer: All information provided is for informational purposes only, and is not to be construed as medical advice or instruction. Please consult your GP or a qualified health professional on any matters regarding your health and wellbeing. I am a nutritional educator and do not dispense medical advice nor prescribe treatment. While nutritional support can be an important complement to your medical care, a nutritional therapy program is not a substitute for the diagnosis, treatment, or care of a disease, illness, or injury by a medical provider. Nutritional evaluations and lifestyle assessments are not intended for the diagnoses of disease. 


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