Become an Apollo Health Certified Coach

Why choose Apollo? We support coaches, physicians, other medical professionals, lifestyle, and nutrition experts by providing dynamic, evolving solutions for cognitive decline, empowering practitioners to prevent and reverse symptoms. Guided by our chief science officer, Dr. Dale Bredesen, we offer the only training program to utilize the PreCODE (prevention) and ReCODE (reversal) software algorithms to use the Bredesen Protocol® and guide participants towards optimal brain health.  

The Bredesen Protocol is a personalized program to prevent and reverse cognitive decline associated with subjective cognitive impairment (SCI), mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and early Alzheimer’s disease. Apollo Health’s ReCODE 2.0 for Coaches training will provide the coaching skills needed to support the overall care, using the Bredesen Protocol with the PreCODE and ReCODE Reports. Bredesen protocol coaches are in high demand. The specialized knowledge and expertise provided by Apollo Health will place you in the perfect launching spot to ascend as a leader in the field of coaching individuals and supporting the care team in preventing and reversing cognitive decline.

ReCODE 2.0 Coach Training

We are excited to announce that the ReCODE 2.0 online training program’s first set of modules are now available. Anyone can participate in this training. However, to become an Apollo Health-certified coach listed in our database, you must have completed a foundational health and wellness coach training program approved by the Health and Wellness Coaches (exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis). We recommend considering the Functional Medicine Coach Academy if you have not completed a board-approved health and wellness coach training program. 

If you have previously completed the past training course (no longer offered) called Reversing Cognitive Decline (RCD) by the Functional Medicine Coach Academy, we strongly encourage you to continue your education in the Bredesen Protocol by engaging in the new ReCODE 2.0 for Coaches training at a 50% discount off the retail price of $997.00 for the year. Verify that you are an existing RCD coach here , and then enroll here to apply your discount. 

We understand that this delay in the launch of the training program for coaches has been inconvenient for you, and we would like to extend you a 15% discount off the retail price of $997.00 on the ReCODE 2.0 Coach training program with over 30 hours of content completed if you sign-up before all of the modules become available. Enroll here to apply your discount. Only one discount may be applied per enrollment.

Both current and new coaches who have completed the ReCODE 2.0 training program will receive a special designation in our coach database so that participants will see that you have completed the most recent training program. We will also be introducing a second new designation in the database entitled “Apollo Preferred Coach” that will be awarded once your credentials have been verified; we have some history on your practice and examples of your success with PreCODE and/or ReCODE. One of the key benefits of becoming a preferred coach is that you will appear on the upcoming public-facing practitioner database, which will appear outside our website’s paywall, enabling you to attract participants who are seeking professionals who are officially using ReCODE and trained in the Bredesen Protocol.

If you have any questions about ReCODE 2.0 Training for coaches, send an email to training@ahnphealth.com.

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ReCODE 2.0 ModulesInstructorAvailability
Module 1 – Introduction
  1. Introducing ReCODE, the Bredesen Protocol, and the history
Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. Introducing ReCODE 2.0 for Coaches
Chris Coward
  1. Scope of Practice
Chris Coward
  1. ReCODE 2.0 for Coaches Live Calls
Module 2 – Background and Science
  1. Introducing the Science
Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. State of Alzheimer’s: Paradigm Shift and the Current Standard of Care
Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. Examples, Case Studies, Papers
Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. Standard of Care vs 21 st Century Medicine
Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. Chronic Illness

    1. Master Switch

    2. Roof with 36 holes

    3. 21st century physician

Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. Canonical Alzheimer’s Disease

    1. ApoE4 Domain Interaction

    2. The Chimp That Killed the Rhino

    3. ApoE4 Mechanism

    4. ApoE4 vs ApoE3


Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. How Do We Reverse Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s

    1. Basics of Prevention

    2. Alzheimer’s Should be a Rare Disease

    3. Conclusion


Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. What is new for ReCODE 2.0 (since 2017)
Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. Differential Diagnosis Part 1
Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. Differential Diagnosis Part 2: Vascular Dementia
Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. Differential Diagnosis Part 3: CTE
Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. The Three R’s of Reversing Cognitive Decline

    1. Removal

    2. Resilience

    3. Rebuilding


Dr. Dale Bredesen
Module 3 – What is a Cognoscopy?
  1. Introduction to a Cognoscopy
Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. Components of a Cognoscopy
Dr. Dale Bredesen
Module 4 – The Subtypes of Alzheimer’s
  1. The Subtypes of Alzheimer’s
Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. Type 1 Inflammatory
Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. Type 2 Atrophic
    1. Case Studies

Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. Type 1.5 Glycotoxicity
Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. Type 3 Toxic: Characteristics
Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. Type 3 Toxic: Case Studies
Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. Type 4 Vascular
Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. Type 5 Traumatic
Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. Troubleshooting
Dr. Dale Bredesen
Module 5 – Coaching Practices in ReCODE
  1. Mindfulness and Mindful Self-Compassion in the Coach/Client Relationship
Valerie Driscoll TBD
  1. Client Types & Considerations for Coaching this Population
Julie Luby and Joanne Nottage TBD
  1. The ReCODE Care Team and Coaching Models
Julie Luby and Joanne Nottage TBD
  1. Resources and Approaches to Improve Client Outcome
Julie Luby and Joanne Nottage TBD
  1. Group Coaching for PreCODE and ReCODE
Chris Coward TBD
  1. PreCODE and ReCODE Roundtable Discussion
TBD
Module 6 – Practicing ReCODE
  1. Assessments
    1. Ordering assessments

    2. CNS

    3. AQ-21

    4. MoCA

    5. BrainHQ
Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. The ReCODE and PreCODE Reports
    1. Introduction

    2. The Index

    3. Personalized Subtypes

    4. Where to Start

    5. The B7
      1. Nutrition

      2. Exercise

      3. Sleep

      4. Stress

      5. Brain Stimulation

      6. Detox

      7. Supplements

    6. Hormone Therapy

    7. Recommended Reading

    8. Introducing the
      ReCODE Mobile App

    9. Results
Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. ReCODE Target Ranges
Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. Supplements
    1. Overview of Supplements

    2. LifeSeasons
Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. Pathogens
Dr. Dale Bredesen
  1. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
    1. Basic Research
    2. Vascular Health
    3. Clinical Research
    4. Prescribing and Common Issues
    5. Breast Cancer and Hormones
Dr. Ann Hathaway
  1. Environmental Detox and Chemotoxins
    1. Introduction
    2. Cellular Detoxification (optional)
    3. Systemic Drainage (optional)
    4. Liver Pathways & AMPK+ (optional)
    5. NAD+ in Detoxification (optional)
    6. Detoxification Protocols Part 1 (optional)
    7. Detoxification Protocols Part 2 (optional)
    8. Detoxification Protocols Part 3 (optional)
Dr. Chris Shade
  1. Dental and Oral Health
    1. From a Dental Perspective
      1. Introduction Airway and Its Impact On Cognitive Decline
      2. Mercury Toxicity from Amalgams Fillings
Dr. Scott Saunders
    1. Oral Health
      1. Introduction
      2. Oral Bacteria
      3. Oral Bacteria and Arterial Inflammation Part 1
      4. Oral Bacteria and Arterial Inflammation Part 2
      5. Science Behind Oral Bacteria and the Impact on Type 3
      6. Implemented Oral Health Into ReCODE Protocols
      7. Mercury Toxicity from Amalgam Fillings (optional)





Dr. Charles Whitney
  1. Genetics
    1. Alzheimer’s & Cognition Genomics: ApoE
    2. Alzheimer’s & Cognition Genomics: Other Gene Variants
    3. Case Studies Part 1 (optional)
    4. Case Studies Part 2 (optional)
    5. Case Studies Part 3 (optional)
    6. Case Studies Part 4 (optional)
Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen
  1. Sleep Apnea & Hypoventilation
Dr. Ann Hathaway
  1. Biotoxins – Dr. Neil Nathan
    1. Mold
      1. Introduction, Diagnosis, and Treatment

      1. What is Mold Toxicity, Symptoms, and Diagnosis
      1. Testing and Interpreting Results
      1. Treatment, Detoxification, and Interpreting Testing
      1. Testing Your Home for Mold and Using Binders
      1. Mold Toxins in Food, Antifungal Programs, New Approaches, and Pretreatments (optional)
      1. Case Studies and Detoxification (optional)
      1. Starting Points, Troubleshooting, and The Future (optional)
    1. Lyme Disease
      1. Introduction, Types, Ticks, and Making the Diagnosis
      1. Basics, Treatment, Symptoms, Relationship to Alzheimer’s and Conclusion
    1. Mast Cell Activation
Dr. Neil Nathan
  1. Volumetrics and MRI – Dr. Cyrus Raji
    1. General Overview
    1. Clinical Volumetrics (optional)
    1. Clinical Case Studies (optional)
    1. Summary (optional)
Dr. Cyrus Raji
Module 7 – The B7 and Components of Implementing the Protocol
  1. Introduction to the B7
Julie Gregory
  1. Nutrition Overview
    1. Nutrition Overview Part 1
    2. Nutrition Overview Part 2
    3. KetoFLEX 12/3 for Vegans & Vegetarians
    4. Tracking Macronutrient Ratios
    5. How to Use Cronometer
    6. Modifying KetoFLEX 12/3 for the Subtypes
Julie Gregory
  1. Exercise
Julie Gregory
  1. Sleep
Julie Gregory
  1. Stress
Julie Gregory
  1. Brain Stimulation
Julie Gregory
  1. Detox
Julie Gregory
  1. Supplements
Julie Gregory
Module 8 – Incorporating ReCODE in Your Practice
  1. Practicing ReCODE First Year of Treatment
    1. Getting Started & The 1st Visit
      1. Getting Started

      2. Template for 1st Visit

      3. Preliminary Assessment

      4. Patient’s Tracking Guide

      5. Labs

      6. Specialty Testing

      7. Toxicity Testing

      8. Mold Evaluations

      9. Other Necessary Testing

      10. Support Team

    1. The 1st Year of Follow-Up
      1. Outlining Visits



Dr. Ann Hathaway
  1. Technology
    1. Signing up
    2. Practitioner portal
    3. Signing up participants
    4. Content: Town Hall, Practitioner Resources, Forum
    5. Creating a ReCode Report and How to Upload Data
    6. Utilizing and Monitoring Assessments
    7. The Recode Mobile App
Apollo Health Team
Module 9 – Establishing a CommunityChris Coward
Module 10 – ReCODE 2.0 Summary
  1. ReCODE 2.0 Summary
Dr. Dale Bredesen
Module 11 – ReCODE 2.0 Final Quiz

Meet Our Instructors

Dr. Dale Bredesen

Dr. Dale Bredesen

Chief Science Officer, Apollo Health

Dr Dale Bredesen was the founding President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, and his laboratory research over 30 years has focused on the mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, leading to the first successful reversals of cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease, published in 2014, 2016, and 2018.

Dr. Bredesen will be reviewing cognitive assessments, the ReCODE and PreCODE Reports, ReCODE target ranges, supplements, and pathogens in his training modules. View Dr. Bredesen’s full bio here.

Valerie Driscoll

Valerie Driscoll

Lead Coach and Coaching Program Developer, Apollo Health

Valerie Driscoll, PCC, NBC-HWC  is a Certified Functional Medicine Coach through the FMCA and Certified HabitChange Coach through the HabitChange Company. She is a trained teacher of both Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC).

Through her private practice, the Inner Piece, she teaches classes in mindfulness, brain health, behavioral change and wellness, while her coaching specializes in helping clients apply mindful strategies in the areas of weight management and related health issues. She is also trained as a mental fitness coach through Positive Intelligence. Valerie lives in Cape May, NJ, where she conducts educational tours for a local winery and enjoys the benefits of living near the ocean and a national birding hotspot.

Julie Luby

Julie Luby

ReCODE Certified Coach, Cogwell Coaching

Julie Luby is a National Board-Certified Health Coach trained at the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. She founded Cogwell Coaching and has been coaching part-time in private practice for nearly four years.

Julie is most passionate about working with people to prevent and reverse chronic illnesses such as diabetes and cognitive decline. She loves hearing her clients’ stories and helping them find unique ways to incorporate healthy lifestyle changes so that they can live healthier lives than their parents or older relatives who have suffered from chronic illness. With a history of Alzheimer’s Disease on both sides of her family, Julie is passionate about doing all she can to optimize her own health and to help others do the same. In addition to private practice, she is also coaching members of a Native American tribe to prevent and reverse diabetes in a beta program with 4D Health. With a group of health coaches, she recently published a digital cookbook: Simply Made Well: Wholesome recipes and lifestyle tips to nourish mind, body, and spirit.

Rosemary Benjamin

Rosemary Benjamin

ReCODE Certified Coach

Rosemary P. Benjamin, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator Specialist, and National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach certified in Dr. Dale Bredesen’s ReCODE protocol committed to serving clients and their families struggling with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.

She takes a new and refreshing approach to her coaching style utilizing functional nutrition methods. The coaching journey always begins by evaluating the gut microbiome, for if the digestion is not working properly, all other systems in the body are thrown off.  She is an intentional listener and will coach her clients utilizing their strengths and motivation to move into a space of a healthier lifestyle. In her spare time, Rosemary enjoys spending time with her husband and six grandchildren and Misha, her Rhodesian Ridgeback. She has seen the benefit in her life of exercise and meditative time every morning to start her day. 

Monica Tarr

Monica Tarr

ReCODE Certified Coach, Apollo HealthRestore & Renew

For years, Monica suffered from crushing fatigue, brain fog, and the fear of succumbing to Alzheimer’s, as had her mom, aunts, and grandmother. After much research, she found The Bredesen Protocol and a supportive health care team.

Working together, Monica found renewed energy, a sharp brain, hope, and happiness. And now, as an FMCA Certified Coach and National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, she helps others adopt lifestyle changes that keep their bodies vibrant and their brains sharp.

Dr. Chris Shade, PhD

Dr. Chris Shade, PhD

Founder & CEO, Quicksilver Scientific

Dr. Shade specializes in the biological, environmental, and analytical chemistry of mercury in all its forms and their interactions with sulfur compounds, particularly glutathione and its enzyme system.

He is a subject matter expert on the topics of mercury, environmental toxicities, neuroinflammation, immune dysregulation, and the human detoxification system. Dr. Shade will focus on environmental detoxification and chemotoxins in his training modules. View Dr. Shade’s full bio here

Dr. Charles Whitney

Dr. Charles Whitney

Founder, Revolutionary Health Services

Dr. Whitney is a Family Physician and founded Revolutionary Health Services (RHS) in 2004, and is currently on the speaker’s bureau of the Bale-Doneen Method of Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention, the program at the core of the RHS preventive cardiology approach.

He is an author and keynote speaker in dentistry about the many oral-systemic associations, inspiring dental professionals to assume their role as a functional-integrative health professional. He was featured in the 2014 documentary movie, “Say Ahh, the Cavity in Healthcare Reform.”

Dr. Whitney will focus on mercury toxicity from amalgam fillings, oral bacteria, arterial inflammation, and the science and impact of oral bacteria on Alzheimer’s. View Dr. Whitney’s full bio here.

Dr. Neil Nathan

Dr. Neil Nathan

Founding Diplomat, American Board of Holistic Medicine

Dr. Neil Nathan has been a Board-Certified Family Physician, and Founding Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine (now known as the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine).

He started his 49 year medical career as a family physician, and found that other disciplines (some of which were already included in the scope of medical practice, and some of which were considered tangential) held the promise of providing useful answers for those patients who did not respond adequately to conventional medical care.

Dr. Nathan will focus on biotoxins such as mold diagnosis, treatment, interpreting results, mold toxins in food, antifungal programs, testing your home, case studies, and detoxification. In addition, he will discuss Lyme Disease. View Dr. Nathan’s full bio here.

Julie Gregory

Julie Gregory

Chief Health Liaison, Apollo Health

Julie is among the many who have recovered their cognitive health using the Bredesen protocol. Sharing the knowledge she gained from reversing her cognitive decline, she’s collaborated with Dr. Bredesen and his integrative physician wife, Dr. Aida Lasheen Bredesen, to write the handbook portion of the sequel to The End of Alzheimer’s which will be available in the summer of 2020.

She’s the founder and president of ApoE4.Info non-profit, a grassroots organization of ApoE4 carriers working to prevent and reverse Alzheimer’s disease. Julie integrates her background in journalism, public relations, and counseling, with her passion for cognitive health to serve as a Bredesen protocol educator and Alzheimer’s activist.

Julie is among the many who have recovered their cognitive health using the Bredesen protocol. Sharing the knowledge she gained from reversing her cognitive decline, she’s collaborated with Dr. Bredesen and his integrative physician wife, Dr. Aida Lasheen Bredesen, to write the handbook portion of the sequel to The End of Alzheimer’s which will be available in the summer of 2020. She’s the founder and president of ApoE4.Info non-profit, a grassroots organization of ApoE4 carriers working to prevent and reverse Alzheimer’s disease. Julie integrates her background in journalism, public relations, and counseling, with her passion for cognitive health to serve as a Bredesen protocol educator and Alzheimer’s activist.

Julie will focus on The Bredesen Seven (B7) and the various components of implementing the protocol. You can view Julie’s full bio here.

Christine “Chris” Coward

Christine “Chris” Coward

VP of Coaching Services, Apollo Health

Christine “Chris” Coward, MSW, PCC, NWB-HC, has been coaching since 2004 and is both credentialed with the ICF and the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches.

She co-created an Accredited Coach Training Program called Habit Change Coach Training, where she has trained and mentored coaches since 2009. Currently, she splits her work time between running the coaching services for Apollo Health, and her private Executive Coaching and Leadership Development business. Chris is in her second year as the President of International Coach Federation (ICF) Colorado and also served on the board of ICF Philadelphia from 2007 to 2009. She lives in Denver, CO, and enjoys playing her bass guitar in local bands and having fun outdoors.

Joanne Pappas Nottage

Joanne Pappas Nottage

ReCODE Certified Coach, Embrace Functional Health

Joanne learned to thrive despite living with multiple autoimmune diagnoses by adding Functional Medicine to her healthcare approach. Her own health transformation inspired her to empower others in search of a new approach to addressing autoimmune disease, take charge of their health and thrive despite their diagnosis.

She completed the ReCODE training program designed specifically for health coaches and is now a facilitator for Apollo Health’s group coaching programs and a contributor developing the new ReCODE 2.0 for Health Coaches training. Joanne is a NBC-HWC coach and a certified FMCA coach.  She is also a Co-Founder of Thrive in 5, a marketing mentorship for health coaches, which offers 15 CEU’s for NBC-HWC recertification, co-author of the Simply Made Well Digital Cookbook, and a contributor to new projects and ebooks for HealthMeans. She offers individual and group programs, online or via phone, to help her clients make sustainable, positive diet and lifestyle changes that address their symptoms’ underlying causes. What she loves most is giving people hope and celebrating their progress and success along the way to living their best lives! 

Samantha Anderson

Samantha Anderson

ReCODE Certified Coach, Essential-Wholeness

Samantha Anderson is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach passionate about working with women on their menopause journeys, reducing the effects of hormonal changes, sleep issues, and weight gain.

Certified as a Functional Medicine Health Coach, she uses food as medicine and a variety of mind-body practices helping clients restore balance and empowering them to live the life they deserve. She is a Reiki Master and uses this healing practice in her coaching. She is trained to work with clients to reverse cognitive decline using The Bredesen Protocol, a science-based prevention and recovery program for brain health. She is the mother of six young adult children and lives in Brooklyn, NYC, with her family.

Joan Dickason

Joan Dickason

ReCODE Certified Coach, Crossroads Nutrition

After a long career in Information Technology, Joan turned to Functional Medicine to rejuvenate herself and help her clients rebuild their health and resiliency through healthy aging programs.

She’s a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach who trained at the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, where she also took the first Bredesen Protocol training for health coaches. Like a GPS system for wellness, she helps her clients assess where they are, create a future vision, and find many paths to get there, course correcting when necessary.

Dr. Ann Hathaway

Dr. Ann Hathaway

Integrative Functional Medicine & Bioidentical Hormones

Dr Ann Hathaway MD has been successfully treating women and men with bioidentical hormones and natural remedies since 1995. She is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and is a director of the Orthomolecular Health Medicine Board.

As a board-certified Family Practice Medicine practitioner, she became disenchanted with traditional medicine’s approach to treatment, and set her focus on searching for underlying causes, striving for real solutions. Dr. Hathaway will be reviewing bioidentical hormones, sleep, and practicing ReCODE techniques in her training modules.  View Dr. Hathaway’s full bio here.

Dr. Scott Saunders

Dr. Scott Saunders

President and Co-founder, Healthy Mouth Media

Dr. Saunders practiced general dentistry and periodontal wellness before moving on to found Healthy Mouth Media as a means to “bridge the gap” between mainstream and cutting-edge research.

Dr. Saunders and his partner and co-founder, Bonnie Benjamin, BSBA, host the yearly Functional Oral and Airway Health Summit, an event that highlights the importance of proper facial growth, airway health, proper breathing, sleep, and the importance of a healthy oral microbiome to prevent chronic diseases.

Dr. Saunders will focus on dental and oral health, airway, breathing, sleep, and their impact on cognitive decline, and mercury toxicity from amalgam fillings. View Dr. Saunders’ full bio here.

Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen

Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen

CO-Founder, Chief Science Officer, Medical Director, IntellexxDNA

Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen, has been using genomics for over a decade to deliver personalized medicine and help her patients achieve optimal health and wellness.

As a researcher and clinician advocate, she recognized that information inaccuracies and complexity were barriers to entry for many.

Dr. Hausman-Cohen will focus on Alzheimer’s and Cognition Genomics: ApoE and other gene variants.  View Dr. Hausman-Cohen’s full bio here.

Dr. Cyrus Raji

Dr. Cyrus Raji

Chief Neuroimaging Science Advisor, Apollo Health

Dr. Cyrus Raji joined the Neuroradiology faculty and the Neuroimaging Laboratories faculty as an Assistant Professor at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in 2018.

He has trained at prestigious institutions for both clinical medicine and research: M.D./Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh, Diagnostic Radiology Residency at UCLA, and National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Neuroradiology Fellowships at UCSF. Dr. Raji has coined the term “Preventive Neuroradiology” to detail the use of brain imaging biomarkers to understand the influence of lifestyle on overall brain health and future risk for Alzheimer’s. The New York Times, CNN, and the BBC have covered his scientific work in this area. His research has received the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) Roentgen Award, and the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), RSNA, and the NIH have funded him. He was also a recipient of the 2017 American Society of Neuroradiology Boeger Award Grant for Alzheimer’s Imaging research.

Dr. Raji will focus on volumetric MRIs. View Dr. Raji’s full bio here

I no longer feel alone… The mutual support from the group and the gracious coaching from Chris and Joan, has given my wife and me more hope and encouragement.

John H.