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Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment in Silver Spring, MD

There's no way around it: Getting diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease can be both scary and disheartening for patients and their loved ones. The cognitive impairment, memory loss, and eventual cognitive decline can seem like a grim prognosis. Unfortunately, the standard reductionist approach seeking to identify a single silver bullet cure doesn't account for the multifactorial nature of Alzheimer's disease.

That's why treating Alzheimer's disease requires a multifaceted response from functional medicine. While there is no single drug that can cure Alzheimer's, protocols addressing the nuanced factors contributing to the disease can make a difference. That's where Proactive Wellness Centers and Bredesen protocol treatment in Silver Spring, MD comes into play.

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The Proactive Wellness Approach to Brain Health

At Proactive Wellness, we firmly believe that brain health is an essential part of your overall well-being. However, despite the emergence of new research, there has been limited understanding of how to promote brain health effectively. This includes reducing the risk of dementia/Alzheimer's and stabilizing cognitive decline in patients with early symptoms. Dr. Lawson, an esteemed Bredesen Protocol practitioner and ReCode 2.0 Certified with 17 years of experience in functional medicine can identify and address the root cause of cognitive decline in you or your loved one.

Dr. Lawson's goal isn't to replace the role of family physicians. Rather, we collaborate with primary care physicians, internists, and other medical professionals to provide a comprehensive approach to care. We believe that every individual is unique from a physiological perspective, and therefore, we avoid a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, our programs focus on a customized approach, addressing risk factors that, if avoided or modified, could have beneficial effects for men and women who have dementia.

Our programs have a strong emphasis on slowing down and reversing the aging process, preventing diseases, and treating chronically ill patients. To achieve this, we employ a three-pronged approach:

  • We empower patients with the knowledge they need to manage their health and attain optimal well-being.
  • We prioritize disease prevention by conducting a thorough evaluation with the help of comprehensive diagnostics and the patient's health history form.
  • We collaborate with patients to implement a rejuvenation program that includes various science-based treatments, like our Brain Health Optimization Program (BHOP) for people suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's

One of the most popular and effective programs we offer includes Bredesen protocol treatment in Silver Spring MD. This revolutionary approach to dementia has provided hope and improved cognitive function for countless people in the US. But to understand the importance of the Bredesen protocol, it's important that you first understand dementia, Alzheimer's, and its effect on people across the world.

The Wide-Reaching Effects of

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

There are currently more than 5.8 million individuals in the United States who are living with Alzheimer's disease. It is predicted that the number of individuals with Alzheimer's disease will more than double by 2050.

Dementia is a type of cognitive decline that affects mental abilities. There are many different causes and complex layers involved. Cognitive impairment is characterized by abnormal results on tests measuring memory, speech, critical thinking, and other cognitive abilities, but individuals with this diagnosis are still capable of performing daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. Without proper treatment, Alzheimer's disease is likely to follow within a few years. Alzheimer's disease is the most prevalent form of dementia, and it is diagnosed through neuro-imaging and analysis of cerebrospinal fluid.

In the past, being diagnosed with Alzheimer's was often worse than receiving a death sentence. It was dehumanizing and stripped individuals of their memories, thinking abilities, and independence. However, after three decades of research, we now have a greater understanding of this devastating illness and even solutions like Bredesen protocol treatment in Silver Spring, MD that can help patients deal with dementia.

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What Causes Dementia?

Dementia is caused by a normal and healthy brain process that malfunctions due to a toxic environment, inflammation, and a lack of necessary nutrients and hormones. The brain's defense mechanism produces amyloid plaques, which serve as a protective helmet around the brain. Unfortunately, these plaques destroy connections between nerve cells, ultimately affecting comprehension, recollection, and clarity.

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Dementia by the Numbers

It's important to understand the impact of Alzheimer's disease (AD) around the world. According to the CDC, AD is present in 50% of patients in nursing homes and causes more than 110,000 deaths annually in the US. It was the 6th leading cause of death in 2015. More than 5 million people in the US are affected by AD, and recent data indicates that the problem is getting worse.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 47 million people around the world are currently living with dementia, and this number is expected to rise to 75 million by 2030 and 132 million by 2050. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of all cases.

While reading those statistics can be disheartening, there's reason to be hopeful. New therapies and treatments offered at Proactive Wellness - like Bredesen protocol treatment - can help patients deal with dementia and cognitive decline.

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The Power of

Bredesen Protocol Treatment in Silver Spring, MD

The Bredesen Protocol is a highly personalized treatment program that aims to reverse cognitive decline and improve brain function in patients. Dr. Bredesen has designed the protocol to be adaptable and customizable, tailored to the specific symptoms and needs of each patient.

The program is centered around lifestyle changes, medication, and nutritional adjustments, all of which are tailored to address the unique symptoms and environmental factors that may be contributing to cognitive decline. This approach, referred to as ReCODE, helps patients to combat brain fog and prevent the onset of dementia.

It has also helped patients improve cognitive function significantly, reverse symptoms, and even return to work. The ReCODE program comprises lifestyle interventions, therapeutic diets, and targeted nutrients. Proactive Wellness Centers is thrilled to offer this promising treatment modality for Alzheimer's disease to benefit our patients.

It all starts with a baseline Bredesen evaluation at our wellness clinic in Silver Spring, MD.

Baseline Bredesen Evaluation from

Proactive Wellness Centers

At Proactive Wellness Centers, we have two ways to help patients who are in search of Bredesen protocol treatment in Silver Spring, MD. The first option is our Baseline Bredesen Evaluation, which is best suited for asymptomatic patients - that is, individuals who do not exhibit any significant cognitive decline beyond what is expected with age. Dr. Bredesen classifies such patients as "PreCode."

This evaluation serves as a starting point for PreCode patients, as well as those who are unsure of their cognitive status and potential risk factors. Our baseline evaluation includes the following:

The first step involves conducting a comprehensive set of baseline labs to evaluate your overall health, closely following the Bredesen protocol. This step goes beyond standard labs that you might have for a physical. It includes tests for magnesium, zinc, and selenium levels, B6, B12, and folate levels, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid levels.

It also includes

  • Pre-Diabetes Evaluation
  • Hormone Level Evaluation
  • Thyroid Level Evaluation
  • Specific Immune Marker Evaluation such as TH1, TH2, IL6, and TNF.

Our goal with this assessment is to establish a starting point and compare your cognitive function against what is typical for your age group. We have chosen to use the CNS Vital Signs cognitive assessment, which is widely recognized as one of the best in the industry. Additionally, we will be conducting the standard MoCA test as part of the evaluation.

A DNA test is performed to identify the specific APOE genotype present in your DNA. APOE e4 has been shown to be associated with an increased chance of late-onset Alzheimer's disease, which occurs after a person is 65 years old.

This step covers your lab results and includes a detailed plan of action to address areas of improvement as identified in your baseline evaluation.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Silver Spring, MD

What are the Early Signs of

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease?

As we grow older, it can be difficult to distinguish between normal changes in our cognitive abilities and the initial signs of dementia. The issue with preventing chronic illnesses is that we often believe we are healthy as long as we don't experience any symptoms, but this is not entirely accurate. Symptoms are typically the last indicator of a disease, meaning it has already progressed by the time they appear.

While it's always best to catch diseases before you notice symptoms, taking proactive measures at the first sign of cognitive changes can greatly impact the aging of your brain and body. It's crucial to act immediately if you're experiencing the following symptoms of Mild Cognitive Impairment. That way, ,you have a better chance of preventing the development of Alzheimer's.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Silver Spring, MD

Roughly 10% of individuals with MCI progress to Alzheimer's annually.

Fortunately, Bredesen protocol treatment in Silver Spring, MD may provide you with a chance to delay or even reverse these symptoms

Memory Issues

Memory Issues

You have a hard time remembering events that happened recently, such as appointments or important conversations with loved ones. You may also have trouble remembering important information.

Language Issues

Language Issues

You have trouble finding relevant words when you're talking with other people. You may also have problems following along with complex or complicated discussions.

Maintaining Concentration

Difficulty Maintaining Concentration and Attention

You have noticed a reduced ability to focus and stay honed in on most tasks. You may also not be able to multitask effectively, and it may be harder to keep your attention for long periods of time.

Decline in Executive Functions

Decline in Executive Functions

This symptom involves difficulty with skills like decision-making, planning, problem-solving, and organizing. These difficulties are often most apparent in day-to-day activities.

Visuospatial Awareness

Problems with Visuospatial Awareness

You may have trouble parking your car, judging distances, reading maps, or completing tasks that necessitate spatial orientation.

Impaired Judgement

Impaired Judgement and Reasoning

This may include problems when making judgments or decisions. Examples may consist of difficulties making financial decisions, managing finances, making reasonable and appropriate social decisions, or thinking through risky situations.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Silver Spring, MD

By contrast, some of the most common signs of normal aging can include the following

Experiencing temporary lapses in memory, where recently learned details like names or scheduled events may slip from one's mind but can be remembered later on

  • You occasionally make mistakes, but nothing that stands out as significant or unusual.
  • You have to ask for help putting together or setting up electronic devices or equipment.
  • You sometimes forget what day it is but have the ability to remember the correct date later on.
  • Your vision is getting worse, which is caused by cataracts.
  • You experience shortness of breath or get tired more often when being active.
  • You feel unusual aches and pains, especially during poor weather.
  • You get confused sometimes but don't have an inability to make decisions or multitask.
  • You have a hard time keeping your body temp regulated.
  • You get angry or frustrated when tasks aren't completed in certain ways.

Your Trusted Choice for Bredesen Protocol Treatment in Silver Spring, MD

Maintaining a healthy brain is crucial for one's overall well-being, yet there remains a lack of knowledge when it comes to promoting brain health, reducing the likelihood of dementia, or managing symptoms for those exhibiting early warning signs.

That's why we're excited to offer patients the ReCODE program at Proactive Wellness Centers. Developed by Doctor Bredesen, this treatment has shown remarkable success in improving cognitive function and even reversing symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. This comprehensive program includes lifestyle changes, dietary interventions, and specialized nutrients, and we are eager to provide this promising treatment option to patients like you.

If you or a loved one are starting to show concerning signs of cognitive decline, contact our office today to learn more about Bredesen protocol therapy. It could be your first step toward reversing mental decline and enjoying life to its fullest.

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New Year's Eve 2023 In Silver Spring: When And Where To Celebrate

SILVER SPRING, MD — With Christmas in the rearview mirror, many people in Silver Spring are making plans and reservations for where and when they will be celebrating New Year's Eve on Sunday.Get an early start on your New Year's Eve fun with a Masquerade Brunch, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 31, at Citizens & Culture, at 8113 Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring. You can feast, dance and celebrate the arrival of 2024 and still have time to carouse until midnight. ...

SILVER SPRING, MD — With Christmas in the rearview mirror, many people in Silver Spring are making plans and reservations for where and when they will be celebrating New Year's Eve on Sunday.

Get an early start on your New Year's Eve fun with a Masquerade Brunch, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 31, at Citizens & Culture, at 8113 Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring. You can feast, dance and celebrate the arrival of 2024 and still have time to carouse until midnight. Purchase tickets.

If you can't wait to get your party on, Citizens & Culture is also offering a AFROKULTURE Pre New Year's Kickoff from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., on Saturday, Dec. 30. an even earlier start to your New Year's Eve excitement. This Hip Hop, AfroBeats and Soca party will offer non-stop music, dancing, and good vibes with a crossover of genres in a fusion of cultures. Purchase tickets.

Here is a look at some additional events happening in and around Silver Spring:

If you have any New Year's celebrations you'd like to be added to this list, email all the details to silverspring@patch.com.

In the United States, one of the most popular New Year’s Eve traditions is the dropping of the giant ball in New York City’s Times Square. Other U.S. cities have adopted iterations of the ball drop — the Chick Drop in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and the giant Potato Drop in Boise, Idaho, for example.

The end of one year and beginning of another is often celebrated with the singing of “Auld Lang Syne,” a Scottish folk song whose title roughly translates to “days gone by,” according to Encyclopedia Britannica and History.com.

The history of New Year’s resolutions dates back 8,000 years to ancient Babylonians, who would make promises to return borrowed objects and pay outstanding debts at the beginning of the new year, in mid-March when they planted their crops.

According to legend, if they kept their word, pagan gods would grant them favor in the coming year. If they broke the promise, they would fall out of God’s favor, according to a history of New Year’s resolutions compiled by North Hampton Community College New Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Many secular New Year’s resolutions focus on imagining new, improved versions of ourselves.

The failure rate of New Year’s resolutions is about 80 percent, according to U.S. News & World Report. There are myriad reasons, but a big one is they’re made out of remorse — for gaining weight, for example — and aren’t accompanied by a shift in attitude and a plan to meet the stress and discomfort of changing a habit or condition.

Red Line Construction Completed Ahead of Schedule: Normal Service Resumes Saturday

Construction on Metro’s Red Line between the Dupont Circle and Gallery Place stations finished one day early and $250,000 under budget, with normal service set to resume at 7 a.m. today.The construction project that started on Dec. 18 was supposed to carry on throughout Saturday.Metro also announced that there will be no scheduled track maintenance during the New Year’s...

Construction on Metro’s Red Line between the Dupont Circle and Gallery Place stations finished one day early and $250,000 under budget, with normal service set to resume at 7 a.m. today.

The construction project that started on Dec. 18 was supposed to carry on throughout Saturday.

Metro also announced that there will be no scheduled track maintenance during the New Year’s Eve weekend; trains will remain open until 2 a.m. on Monday for New Year’s Eve partygoers. Additionally, 24/7 bus service is now offered on 14 routes for those traveling after the rail system shuts down.

“We appreciate all of our customers, businesses, the District and the effort of our Metro staff who worked through the holidays to get this critical work done,” Metro General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Randy Clarke said in a news release. “Maintaining the safety and reliability of the system is vital. Thanks to Mayor Bowser and the District Department of Transportation, we were able to use special dedicated bus lanes created for this project to minimize the impact to customers.”

Service on the Red Line was suspended on Monday, Dec. 18, to repair deteriorating concrete beams and ceiling from the system’s original construction. The work zone was extended from Dec. 22-24, with no Red Line service between Gallery Place and Union Station. Free shuttle buses replaced trains during construction, providing over 172,000 passenger trips to date between the affected stations.

During the temporary closure, Metro’s construction team used over eight tons of concrete and 466 pounds of rebar to rebuild the Red Line tunnel ceiling, preventing concrete from falling onto trains. Crews also replaced 3,159 linear feet of running rail between Farragut North and Metro Center and installed 1,152 lights for the new platform edge lighting with brighter, more sustainable LED lights. Additional insulation was added to the third rail power cables between Gallery Place and Judiciary Square to provide a moisture barrier for the electrified third rail that powers the trains.

In preparation for Metro’s next-generation train signaling system, the agency installed 15,914 linear feet of fiber optic cables between Farragut North and Judiciary Square (video below).

This Red Line project was part of Metro’s 10-year, $15 billion Capital Improvement Program, which “will improve the customer experience and keep the region’s infrastructure in a state of good repair,” according to the agency.

For the New Year’s holiday, Metro will operate on a Sunday schedule on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Service will start at 7 a.m. and end at 2 a.m. on New Year’s Eve and at midnight on New Year’s Day. Passengers should check the station page and add two hours for the last train times on New Year’s Eve.

On Sunday, passengers can take advantage of $2 all-day weekend fares, offering an affordable option for attending New Year’s Eve celebrations. On Monday, New Year’s Day, regular weekday fares will be in effect, including $2 fares after 9:30 p.m.

Metrobus service will run on a Sunday schedule both days, including 24/7 D.C. bus service on 14 routes in the District. Schedules vary by route, so passengers should check timetables for route-specific information.

MetroAccess will provide normal service on both days; however, scheduled recurring subscription trips will be canceled on New Year’s Day. Customers wishing to travel on Jan. 1 may make a reservation online or call (301) 562-5360.

Parking will be free at all Metro-owned garages and lots on both days, except for Morgan Blvd. and Downtown Largo where non-riders are subject to a $15 Special Event Parking Fee during events at FedExField. Metrorail riders using the same SmarTrip card to ride to Morgan Blvd. or Downtown Largo and exit the parking facility following a qualifying trip will not be charged upon exiting.

According to Metro, a qualifying Metro ride begins at a station other than Downtown Largo, Morgan Blvd, Addison Road, Capitol Heights, or Benning Road. The $15 rate is in effect at the time of kick-off and remains in effect until two hours after the event.

Riders can visit wmata.com/MetroPulse for up-to-date service information.

Photo: “Silver Spring WMATA Station” by Roadgeek Adam is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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Lower Gas Prices Forecast For MD In 2024: Here's Why

MARYLAND — Gas is not expected to cost as much next year in Maryland, according to a 2024 fuel price outlook that looks at current market conditions and speculates on how they may affect fuel prices in the future.In Maryland, the average per gallon price is currently $3.16, according to AAA. GasBuddy, an app that helps users find cheap fuel in their area, forecasts prices will average between $3.23 and 3.56 a gallon in 2024.The average daily cost of gasoline in the Washington, D.C., region could go as high as $3.90 to $4....

MARYLAND — Gas is not expected to cost as much next year in Maryland, according to a 2024 fuel price outlook that looks at current market conditions and speculates on how they may affect fuel prices in the future.

In Maryland, the average per gallon price is currently $3.16, according to AAA. GasBuddy, an app that helps users find cheap fuel in their area, forecasts prices will average between $3.23 and 3.56 a gallon in 2024.

The average daily cost of gasoline in the Washington, D.C., region could go as high as $3.90 to $4.30.

AAA said the highest average price Marylanders paid for a gallon of regular unleaded gas was $5.02 on June 14, 2022.

The national average for a gallon of gas fell below last year’s low just in time for Christmas travel, AAA Mid-Atlantic said. "Tepid demand and a low cost for oil, which is hovering around $70 per barrel are factors in the low prices."

Drivers can find current gas prices along their route using the AAA TripTik Travel planner.

Here’s what Gas Buddy forecasts for national gas prices by month in 2024:

U.S. fuel prices reached record highs in 2022 due to COVID-19 supply issues, near-record inflation, and Russia’s war in Ukraine. The forecast author, Patrick De Haan, GasBuddy’s head of petroleum analysis, said he expects prices will normalize next year, with prices averaging $3.38 a gallon, compared to $3.51 in 2023.

“As 2023 fades away, I’m hopeful those $5 and $6 prices for gasoline and diesel will also fade into memory,” De Haan said in a statement. “The global refining picture continues to improve, providing more capacity and peace of mind that record-setting prices will stay away from the pump this year. 2024 will feature some volatility, unexpected outages and disruptions, and potentially weather-related issues, but I do not expect it to feature record prices — anywhere.”

If the forecast is correct, 2024 prices will be around the level of 2014 price of $3.34 a gallon. The forecast makes allowances for seasonal peaks around Memorial Day when prices could go over $4 a gallon.

During other major holidays, gas prices are expected to remain well below that level, with per gallon prices ranging from $2.83-$3.16 possible by next Christmas.

Drivers nationwide are expected to spend about $446.9 billion to fuel their vehicles in 2024, compared to $479.2 billion in 2023. Both are well below $526.3 billion spent in 2022.By household, gasoline spending is expected to be about $2,407 in 2024, compared with $2,460 in 2023 and $2,715 in 2022.

What's Open, Closed For On New Year's Day In Silver Spring

SILVER SPRING, MD — New Year's Day falls on a Monday in 2024, so there will be various schedule changes over several days.Below are the openings and closures to know for the New Year's holiday weekend around Silver Spring and Montgomery County:Montgomery County office buildings: Closed Monday, Jan. 1.State offices and courts: Closed Monday, Jan. 1.Montgomery County Schools: Closed Monday, Dec. 24 through Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024.Post offices...

SILVER SPRING, MD — New Year's Day falls on a Monday in 2024, so there will be various schedule changes over several days.

Below are the openings and closures to know for the New Year's holiday weekend around Silver Spring and Montgomery County:

Montgomery County office buildings: Closed Monday, Jan. 1.

State offices and courts: Closed Monday, Jan. 1.

Montgomery County Schools: Closed Monday, Dec. 24 through Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024.

Post offices: Closed Monday, Jan. 1.

State Motor Vehicle Administration offices and Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program stations: Closed Monday, Jan. 1.

Libraries: Closed Monday, Jan. 1.

Alcohol Beverage Services: All stores open regular hours on Sunday, Dec. 31 and closed on Monday, Jan. 1.

SEE ALSO: New Year’s Eve 2023 In Silver Spring: When And Where To Celebrate

Department of Permitting Services: Closed Monday, Jan. 1.

Ride On: On Sunday, Dec. 31 and Monday, Jan. 1, Ride On will operate on a Sunday service schedule.

Ride On extRa and Ride On Flex: Will not be in service on Sunday, Dec. 31 and Monday, Jan. 1.

Ride On Flash: On Sunday, Dec. 31, will operate a Weekends and Holidays schedule service for the Orange Route until 10 p.m. The Blue Route will not be in service. On Monday, Jan. 1, will operate a Weekends and Holidays schedule for the Orange Route. The Blue Route will not be in service.

MARC Train: Regularly scheduled Penn Line weekend service on Saturday, Dec. 30 and Sunday, Dec. 31. No service on Monday, Jan. 1.

TRiPS Silver Spring commuter store: Open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31. Closed on Monday, Jan. 1.

TRiPS Mobile Commuter Store: Closed Sunday, Dec. 31 and Monday, Jan. 1.

Metrorail: On New Year’s Eve on Sunday, Dec. 31, Metrorail will operate on Sunday schedule, with service starting at 7 a.m., but ending at a time to be determined after midnight. On Monday, Jan. 1, Metrorail will operate on a Sunday holiday schedule from 7 a.m. to midnight. For more details, go to https://www.wmata.com/schedules/timetables/index.cfm.

Metrobus: Will operate on a Sunday schedule on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. More details at https://www.wmata.com/schedules/timetables/.

Public Parking Garages, Lots, Curbside Meters: Free on Monday, Jan. 1.

County-provided trash and recycling: No collections on Monday, Jan. 1. Collections for the remainder of the week will slide one day, with the final collections on Saturday, Jan. 6.

Shady Grove Transfer Station and Recycling Center: Closes early at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31. Closed on Jan. 1.

Aquatic Centers: Will close at 3 p.m. on Dec. 31. Closed Jan. 1.

Community Recreation Centers: Closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

Senior Centers: Closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

Montgomery Parks: Visit MontgomeryParks.org for complete information.

Automated Pizza Vending Machine Arrives in Downtown Silver Spring

An automated pizza vending machine is now available at the Arrive Silver Spring apartment building in downtown Silver Spring.Toronto-based PizzaForno, which operates unmanned pizza vending machines, claims that ...

An automated pizza vending machine is now available at the Arrive Silver Spring apartment building in downtown Silver Spring.

Toronto-based PizzaForno, which operates unmanned pizza vending machines, claims that the pizzas are stored fresh and refrigerated — not frozen — and are baked in under three minutes.

PizzaForno operates by allowing customers to order and pay for pizzas through a digital screen on the machine or via the app. Once an order is placed, a robotic arm takes the customer’s selected uncooked pizza from a refrigerated section of the machine and places it in a convection oven.

Has anyone tried this? Can we get a report https://t.co/C0aOfvMZMJ

— MyLineIsRed (@MyLineIsRed) December 22, 2023

Each vending machine has 70 12-inch pizzas with a menu that has six types of pies. The pizza choices include four cheese, pepperoni, barbecue chicken, Hawaiian, meat lovers, and vegetarian, and they range from $10 to $13. However, PizzaForno does not have gluten-free or vegan options.

The pizza bakes in three minutes and is then placed into a box, which pops out of a slot in the front of the machine, similar to an ATM.

As stated on PizzaForno’s website, the pizza has a sell-by-date of three days, and the machines are regularly stocked with fresh pizzas. Any pizzas that exceed the three-day shelf life are removed from the machines.

PizzaForno initially launched in Toronto and by 2020, the company had established locations across the greater Toronto area. These locations included hospitals, campuses, gas stations, resort towns, and various other areas. The company has successfully expanded into Texas, Georgia, and Michigan, and is now signing licensees across the United States and Mexico.

Thanks to @MyLineIsRed & @JamileeD for the tip!

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