Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Silent Epidemic

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Silent Epidemic

Brain injury is a silent epidemic.

On the surface, things may look fine. But beneath the surface, there is a vast network of symptoms that no one sees. These symptoms are very difficult to deal with and almost impossible for others to understand.

This is why I liken the effects of a brain injury to an iceberg - below the surface of the TBI iceberg lies the hidden burden of the disease.

In my continued quest to educate about brain injuries and in light of the fact that June is Traumatic Injury Awareness Month, I urge you to read on to discover how brain injuries are a silent epidemic and learn about the true impact brain injuries can have.

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Facts, Causes, and Symptoms

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Facts, Causes, and Symptoms

June is a beautiful month!

As the weather improves and greenery surrounds us, we make our way outside to enjoy ourselves! 

Just as it should be!

Summer is the time for outdoor sports like soccer, football, and rugby. It’s time to dust off the bike and inflate the tires. It’s time to insure that motorcycle and fix the leaky cabin roof. Yet each of these activities comes with a cautionary note.

June is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month - a time to enjoy the outdoors for sure, but not be too carefree or careless. When it comes to the health of our brain - we can never be too cautious!

Read on to discover some facts about brain injuries, including causes and symptoms. Then tune in next week, when I’ll discuss how brain injuries are becoming a growing silent epidemic and provide some practical advice on how to help someone who has sustained one.

And as always, I welcome your feedback. Drop me a line and please share and like us on Facebook and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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9 of the Best Ways to Protect Your Brain

9 of the Best Ways to Protect Your Brain

How to Protect Your Most Valuable Organ

Your brain is a complex machine that happens to be responsible for every single thing you do, think, feel and say.

As the executive control centre of your body, it supervises every thought, feeling, memory, mood, and action that you undertake.

Yet most people don’t think twice about this vital organ. Read on to discover 9 practical steps you can start taking today to help protect your most valuable organ.

And as always, I welcome your feedback. Drop me a line and please share and like us on Facebook and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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Head Injury 101: Common Types of TBI and How to Spot Worrying Symptoms

Head Injury 101: Common Types of TBI and How to Spot Worrying Symptoms 

As the saying goes: knowledge is power. In this week’s blog post, I discuss some of the most common head injuries and the worrying symptoms to keep an eye on… 

It's not always obvious when someone is dealing with a TBI, as it is an invisible illness.

Symptoms can vary drastically, depending on the specific type of TBI someone has sustained as well as other factors like their diet and lifestyle.

If you're not sure if you or someone you love has experienced a traumatic brain injury, keep reading.

And as always, I welcome your feedback. Drop me a line and please share and like us on Facebook and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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Brain Hypoxia: Everything You Need to Know

Brain Hypoxia: Everything You Need to Know

Swimmers, divers, athletes, and mountain climbers should pay special attention to this post…

Brain hypoxia is a dangerous condition that occurs when the brain isn’t getting enough oxygen.

Read on to learn everything you need to know about brain hypoxia, including symptoms, who’s at risk, and treatment options.

And as always, I welcome your feedback. Drop me a line and please share and like us on Facebook and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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The Dangers of Football: How Football Concussions Affect Your Brain

The Dangers of Football: How Football Concussions Affect Your Brain

The Dangers of Football: How Football Concussions Affect Your Brain

If you've got kids in sports, you should educate yourself on the dangers of football. Here's a look at how football concussions affect your brain.

Ever had "your bell rung" or "dinged your head"? 

Sounds trivial, right?

Wrong! A concussion is never trivial. Researchers now consider a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury to be cumulative. This means that the effects of injuries may not be seen for many years and that the total of all injuries can be devastating.

Pediatric neurologists have long advocated protection of children's heads with proper helmets for bicycle riding, skateboarding, skiing and other sports. But what about football? Is there any danger with the advanced helmet technology today?

If you have children in sports, educate yourself about the dangers of football and traumatic brain injury.

Read on to learn more.


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Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet for Brain Health: Continued

Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet for Brain Health: Continued

Last week, I introduced you to the ketogenic diet and how it can benefit brain health, especially after a traumatic brain injury. 

The benefits offered by the ketogenic diet may have far-reaching effects. It can help a brain injury survivor with cognitive and motor impairments and the metabolic changes that occurred upon injury. It can also help improve cognitive performance and prevent age-related cognitive decline in anyone - from those who have a strong family history of Alzheimer’s who would like to prevent getting the disease to professionals wanting to improve performance to students looking to improve focus.

In a nutshell, the ketogenic diet is a high fat, low carb, moderate protein approach to eating that switches the body’s metabolism to using fat as a main source of fuel.

Read on to discover some important considerations when implementing the ketogenic diet, what foods to eat on keto, and how to achieve a state of ketosis.

 

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Concussion Protocol 10 Things to Do When You Have a Concussion

Concussion Protocol 10 Things to Do When You Have a Concussion

Concussion Protocol: What to Do When You're Concussed

Suffering a concussion can be extremely debilitating. However, if you know what to do, the recovery should be much smoother. Read this concussion protocol to learn how.

I want to talk to you about something very serious: concussion protocol.

Now, I know movies would have you think that head injuries are this gateway to a new life: something someone gets for a second chance at life.

However, if the current news circulating NFL and brain injuries has taught us anything, it is that head trauma is nothing to be entertained by. And this form of injury affects way more people than the protagonists in films and thirty-two football teams. In fact, nearly 3 million people a year in the US suffer from a TBI (traumatic brain injury).

This is a topic I hold very close to my heart, due to how much just one traumatic brain injury changed my life forever.

Keep reading to learn what to do when you or someone you love has suffered a concussion.

 

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