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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