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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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 Autistic Brain & Autism Awareness: 2019

The Autistic Brain & Autism Awareness: 2019

Are you the parent of a child with ASD? 

If so, you know the challenges, hardships, and heartbreak that comes with such a diagnosis. 

Your child’s future is uncertain. Your future is uncertain. And the present poses many challenges. Having your child wander away from safety is a major concern of many - with almost half of autistic children known to bolt or wander away.

April is Autism Awareness Month - a time to raise awareness about the disorder for those who know little about it in an effort to increase acceptance, and time to band together as one community to provide support for those who live with it and its devastation daily.

This week’s post is all about autism - how autism affects the brain, what science has to say about it, and what nutritional changes you can make to hopefully see a difference.

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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How Stress Messes With Your Health: The Ugly Truth

How Stress Messes With Your Health: The Ugly Truth

Ahhh, stress. Or as some people like to call it - the "stress mess."

Does stress make you feel a bit off? Do you notice negative health effects when your stress levels run high? Does it keep you up at night or literally make you sick? 

If you’ve ever experienced stress (and who hasn’t?), you know what I’m talking about. Because stress definitely messes with your health.

Read this week’s blog post to discover some of the telltale (and not-so-obvious) signs that stress may be messing with your health.

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

I look forward to supporting you!

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8 Essential Brain Foods for Studying and Staying Focused

8 Essential Brain Foods for Studying and Staying Focused

Looking to improve your concentration when you are studying?

Discover 8 important brain foods for studying which promote concentration and improve brain function.

Whether you're studying for a college exam or preparing for a major presentation at work, you've probably wished there was a way to magically improve your concentration. Especially when there are so many distractions around. 

There may not be a magic pill to improve your concentration, but there are foods you can eat that stimulate brain health and help you focus. 

Next time you're looking for a study snack, reach for one of these eight brain foods for studying.

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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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January is Mental Wellness Month 

January is Mental Wellness Month 

What does mental wellness look like to you? It can look, feel, and mean something different to each of us. 

Regardless of what it means to you, there are some common things we can all do to help maintain our own good mental health.

Read on to discover 4 common phases of mental wellness and 7 tips on how you may be able to improve yours.

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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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The Surprising Health Benefits of Coffee: Part 1

The Surprising Health Benefits of Coffee

Coffee is healthy. Coffee is not healthy. Drink it. Avoid it.

Why all the confusion?

If you want to learn about the health benefits of your morning cup of java or if you should avoid it altogether, today’s post is for you. 

Coffee affects different people differently. It does have some important health benefits, but both quality and quantity count. Plus, there are people who should avoid it.

Are you one of them? What should you consider before your next cuppa joe?


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9 Surprising Benefits of Almond Milk

Surprising Benefits of Almond Milk & How To Make It.

If you have a dairy allergy or are interested in a great milk alternative, look no further. Almond milk has more nutrients than cow’s milk and is easier for most people to digest.

In fact, regular consumers of almond milk may even make it at home. If you have been toying with this idea but need some inspiration and a good recipe, keep reading!

This week, I discuss some interesting facts about almonds and the health benefits they provide. As an added bonus, I’m including my super simple recipe for delicious, and nutritious, homemade almond milk!


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Eating Healthy while Travelling this Summer

Healthy Eating while Travelling this Summer
It’s that time of year again for most of us.

The sun is shining. School is out for the summer and it’s holiday season. It’s time to take a break, kick back, and enjoy time with family and friends wherever they may be.

For most of us, travelling is exciting. It means getting away, relaxing, and taking the time to recharge. However, for others, even the thought of travelling can be terrifying. Eating the wrong foods away from home and having to deal with the unpleasant and sometimes dangerous side effects it brings may discourage these people from venturing away from home in the first place.

Read this week’s blog post to discover my top 9 travel tips to help you maintain healthy eating habits while having fun on vacation this summer, and learn how to avoid the feelings of heaviness, bloat, and fatigue that typically comes with travel.


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The 10 Best Brain Vitamins to Boost Focus and Memory

The 10 Best Brain Vitamins to Boost Focus and Memory

If you're curious to know what vitamins are good for your brain and can improve your mood, memory, and focus, read this week’s blog post. You’ll discover the 10 most essential brain vitamins you should be taking and why.

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12 Ways to Make Eating Healthy Meals While Pregnant Easier

12 Ways to Make Eating Healthy Meals While Pregnant Easier

Maintaining proper nutrition throughout your pregnancy is incredibly important, so check out these 10 ways to make eating healthy meals while pregnant easier.

We all know we need to take care of our bodies with healthy nutrition, but it's particularly crucial when you're eating for two. Many of us can excuse subjecting ourselves to unhealthy food, but when it's a baby we're nourishing, the game is entirely different.

As motivated as you may be, eating healthy is still easier said than done. If you're struggling to find healthy meals while pregnant, these tips may help.


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