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.

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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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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Meals and Mental Health: What You Need to Know About Diet and Alzheimer’s

Meals and Mental Health: What You Need to Know About Diet and Alzheimer’s

Looking for ways to protect your mental health as you age?

Poor diet contributes to one in every five deaths globally. Food consumption largely influences health conditions, including those affecting your brain - like Alzheimer's.

Alzheimer's is one of the health conditions that develop due to poor diet and nutrition.

Keep reading to discover what Alzheimer’s is and how you can protect yourself from it by watching what you eat.

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Vitamin D’s Surprising Impact on Brain Health

Vitamin D’s Surprising Impact on Brain Health

When we think of "vitamins," we know they're super-important for health.  

But vitamin D is special.

It's difficult to get enough vitamin D; vitamin D is, therefore, a very common deficiency.

So, let's talk about what this critical fat-soluble vitamin is, how it affects the health of your brain, how much you need, and how you can get enough.


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6 Vitamins Good for the Brain that You Should be Taking

6 Vitamins Good for the Brain that You Should be Taking

The brain is one of your most important organs, so it's crucial to care for it. Check out these 6 vitamins good for the brain to add to your routine.

Your brain is like a jet engine.

It's complicated and uses a lot of fuel to perform at its best. But without it, you'd be grounded.

So what hampers brain function and what kinds of fuel does it need for peak performance?

Certain vitamins and nutrients are essential to keep your brain functioning at 100%. And some vitamins are superstars when it comes to improving brain function. 

In this article, we'll talk about 6 vitamins good for the brain and why you should take them.

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Self-Care and Stress Management: Tips for Caregivers

Cortisol: What it is and Natural Ways to Lower it

Last week I discussed cortisol - what it is and natural ways to lower it. Cortisol helps us deal with a multitude of stressors and stressful situations. It is important for survival, but too much can cause problems.

What happens if your cortisol levels are always high?

If you live a very stressful life or happen to be a caregiver to a loved one, you need to set boundaries and start taking care of you!

 Read on for ideas to help you better manage stress, especially if you happen to be a caregiver.

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Coffee’s Role in Neurological Health: The Benefits of Coffee for your Brain: Part 2

Coffee’s Role in Neurological Health: The Benefits of Coffee for your Brain: Part 2

Last month I dove into the world of coffee. Media attention over the last few years has left everyone’s head spinning. Is it helpful or harmful to health? Is it friend or foe? 

This week, we’ll take a closer look at the role coffee may play in the health of your brain. More specifically, can it prevent or delay the onset of neurodegenerative diseases?


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Top 10 Brain Exercises to Keep Your Mind Sharp

Top 10 Brain Exercises to Keep Your Mind Sharp

Is staving off dementia and keeping your brain in shape important to you? 

Just like you need to work your muscles to stay in shape, so too do you need to work your brain to stay sharp. Read on to learn about the best brain exercises you can do to keep your brain in optimal working order.



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Traumatic Brain Injury: What is it and What Survivors Want You to Know

Traumatic Brain Injury: What is it and What Survivors Want You to Know

March happens to be Brain Injury Awareness Month. As this is a topic near and dear to my heart 💚 I will be dedicating this month’s blog posts to brain health!

I’d like to start off by sharing something personal.

In 2012, the love of my life was struck by a car while cycling and suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), among many other injures. Needless to say, this event changed the course of our lives, including being the catalyst that launched me into Natural Nutrition.

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