Last week saw over 100 national and international speakers, 500+ in-person delegates and over 2,000 virtual attendees gather for the 2nd World Congress of the World Council for Health and Médicos Pela Vida in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. The congress was largely solution-based, focusing on where we find ourselves now with chronic COVID-19 and post-vaccination diseases and what to do about them. Delegates and attendees were comprised of medical doctors, health professionals from the integrative, complementary and alternative fields and interested lay people. ​The entire congress was simultaneously translated into Portuguese, Spanish and English.

Both Rob Verkerk PhD and Meleni Aldridge were there to represent ANH-Intl and below we share Meleni's riveting presentation on brain inflammation, its myriad causes, early signs and symptoms, along with strategies for managing and even reversing it, before long term neurodegenerative damage can occur.

A tsunami of reversible brain-related dysfunction

Before the events of the past two years, we were already seeing an epidemic of brain-related dysfunction and disease from mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) to Alzheimer's disease, dementia, Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative and psychiatric conditions, which were surpassing cardiovascular diseases and cancer morbidity incidence. Neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases are within the category of the most important diseases given their dramatic impact on society as a whole.

Since the pandemic, this epidemic is fast turning into a tsunami if we don't start taking action fast to reverse the trend. The WHO notes that depression and anxiety levels worldwide are up by 25% and cases of major depressive disorder up by almost 28%.

Neurodegenerative, mental health and psychiatric conditions all have subtle, chronic or flaring brain inflammation at their core. Left unchecked, the inflamed brain becomes mildly, severely or even lethally brain damaged over time. There is growing awareness that this process shares so many features of autoimmune disease - unsurprisingly the fastest growing category of chronic diseases. Yet all these conditions, caused by inflammation, are largely preventable if caught early enough.

The key take-home from Meleni's presentation is that we, as individuals, can do so much ourselves to dampen the fire of inflammation before it creates damage in our bodies and brains (ANH Pathfinders can download a poster below). This is 17-mins you can't afford to miss. Your brain is most definitely worth it! 

Watch Meleni's presentation

Listen to Meleni's presentation as a podcast


>>> ANH Pathfinder members - there are two versions of the poster available to download showing How to address brain inflammation & whole system health 
Hi res
Lo res


>>> Feel free to republish - just follow our Alliance for Natural Health International Re-publishing Guidelines

>>> Early bird registration now open for a brand new, brain and behaviour-changing, life-enhancing ANH Health Creation Faculty event - Behaviour and Communication Magic

>>> Want more of this support? Want to expand your community and network with like-minded people? Yes? Great, why don't you join us as an ANH Pathfinder which gives you access to our private Pathfinder's network, a live monthly Q&A, our ANH Intention Circle and much more!

>>> Return to the homepage


Proudly affiliated with: Enough Movement                                        Coalition partner of: World Council for Health