The Importance of Omega-3’s: DHA is one of the most important omega-3 fatty acids in our diet. First off, what is an omega-3 fatty acid? There are two essential fatty acids (EFA’s) which are alpha linoleic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid), and linoleic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid). They are called “essential” because our bodies […]
Introduction What if there was a way you could lose weight, build muscle, remove toxins from your body, relieve pain, reduce stress, boost brain function, sleep better, and live longer all by doing this one simple thing. You would at least want to learn more about it, right? No, I’m not talking about changing your […]
Are you ready for the future? Meet Indrani Das, the winner of one of the country’s most prestigious science fairs for her work on a novel mechanism for treating brain injury and disease!
After posting about my experience in Pittsburg with HDFT, an optometrist who I met at the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) conference, reached out to me about a little-known therapy called the Sensory Learning Program. The Sensory Learning Program is a simultaneous multi-sensory training that stimulates the vestibular, visual, and auditory system. The scientific data surrounding this therapy is […]
While in Denver this January, I joined our last guest, Dr. Jeremy Schmoe at the Authentic Practice Meeting in Denver. At that meeting, I ended up speaking with Dr. Jerome D. Lubbe (pronounced libbuh), whose empathy and expertise blew me away! Not only is Dr. Lubbe a successful functional neurologist who has completed more than […]
There is so much that can be done for the brain which is outside of the standard model of neurorehabilitation. As I completed treatment at the Sensory Learning Institute, I was told to explore the treatments that were available through Revive Treatment Centers in Denver, Colorado. Revive is a multidisciplinary clinic that focuses on post-acute […]
Well I’m back from Pittsburgh and what a trip it was! I had my brain scanned with Magnetoencephalography (MEG), had…
Mother’s Day marked the five year anniversary of my severe traumatic brain injury. Here are five important lessons I’ve learned along the way.
Not a single day goes by without immense gratitude for the many developments since my first time with the NORA audience. Now that I’ve been invited back, you can imagine my eagerness and excitement to return!
Pretty, isn’t it? This clip keeps me from leaking stomach juices. One year ago today, On June 28th, 2011, I had a PEG tube placed. My NG tube “slipped out” on the 26th, and I had no nutrition for 26 hours! A PEG tube replaced a more temporary NG tube by bypassing everything and going directly […]
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