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Nutrition and Eye Health

by Sierra Fawn Guay, MS, RDN, LDN Our eyes are complex organs that are responsible for communicating messages between the external world and our brains.  Changes in eye function are common after brain injury.  Nutrition plays an essential role in promoting eye health.  The foods that we eat provide the nutrients that our eyes need […]

7 Tips For A Relaxing Holiday With Essential Oils

by Laura Erdman-Luntz Essential Oils are powerful tools that can help us shift our energy very quickly. They also can help us support our bodies and mental health in a multitude of ways. Here are 7 quick tips to help you stay relaxed during the stressful holiday season. They take literally seconds to do, and […]

Recovery vs. Resiliency

by Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief In February of 2014 I slipped on a path of black ice, landing full-force on the back of my skull. I had suffered a traumatic brain injury and was in for a journey unlike anything I had ever imagined. I was originally told by doctors that I should be feeling better […]

Vision Injuries Post-Car Crash

by James A. Heuer, PA On February 28, 1998, my wife and I were involved in a motor vehicle collision. We were waiting at a stoplight on the way home from a dinner. There was a car in front of us so we could not turn right on red.  A driver exiting the freeway crashed […]

Amber Bryce Sacred Soul Jewelry

by Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief I am excited to introduce you to Amber Bryce, she puts love and intention into all of her pieces — and I can feel the energy buzzing around me when I wear mine! These earrings pictured are amethyst and quartz and I absolutely LOVE them! I commissioned her to create these […]

Neurosurgeon Leads the Way in Eye Tracking Diagnosis for Concussion

by Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief From the age of six, Dr. Uzma Samadani, MD, Ph.D, knew she wanted to be a doctor. “The earliest thing I knew I wanted to be was a doctor. I have no regrets, there is no other career I would pick if I had to do it again. I wanted to […]

The Concussion Paradigm

by Vernon Williams, MD There is so much about the concussion process that isn’t yet fully understood by science. How can one athlete seemingly return to “normal” hours after what looks like a knockout blow to the head during a big game, while another takes weeks to fully recover from what seemed to only be […]

Visual Vertigo: It’s a Real Thing!

by Dr. Jeremy Schmoe, DC, DACNB Many of our patients seek help, hope, and answers for lingering post-concussion symptoms. These injuries may have occurred during sporting events, car accidents, falls, blast injuries or various other modes of trauma. Not only do these injuries lead to chronic dizziness, vertigo, visual symptoms, headaches, and balance issues, but […]

Benefits of Essential Oils

by Sue Wilson, MA, ATC/L, PES, CHHC Aromatherapy has been a form of healing since the early hundreds. Essential oils are powerful for TBI survivors because they have the capability to cross the blood brain barrier (BBB). The BBB helps protect our brains from toxic materials that circulate through the blood stream. Essential oils are […]

Gentle Yoga to Help You Stretch

By Laura Erdman-Luntz Let’s start getting into our bodies with a little gentle yoga. Gentle yoga is a great way to begin to handle the tension in the body from the stress of a TBI and if you have any tension created from the accident that resulted in your TBI. In this post, we will […]

The Peripheral Vision Challenge

by Kellie Pokrifka Have you noticed how bothersome our peripheral vision becomes after brain injury? Anything out of the corner of our eyes suddenly sets off our TBI symptoms. Why is that? After brain injury, our body tends to get stuck on sympathetic firing, or fight-or-flight mode. We know this as the mode designed to […]

Syntonics

by Kelly Harrigan Yes, we all need a little balance in our lives. Syntonics has been around for longer than most of us have been alive.  This non-invasive therapy has proven its safety, efficacy, and therapeutic value to those suffering from traumatic brain injuries and concussions, as well as other dysfunctions like lazy eye, eye […]

5 Amazing Benefits of Clear Quartz

by Kristen Brown You’re walking along the beach or lakeshore and a stone catches your eye. This is no accident. Rocks, crystals, gems, fossils and shells may seem lifeless, but these members of the mineral kingdom are some of the most energetically powerful things on our planet. When you feel attracted to a crystal or […]

Essential Oils

Essential oils are a complementary tool that can help you achieve a healthy lifestyle. They are easy to use, smell great, and you can use them in a variety of ways. Please know that all oils are not created equally. Young Living is the only brand I personally trust, as I know they have complete […]

Amy’s Favorite Things

If your recovery was anything like mine, you likely didn’t have the energy or cognitive bandwidth to figure out what to wear every day. I often wore the same outfit for days at a time (which also cut down on laundry) because getting dressed took a ton of energy. I basically lived in comfy yoga […]

3 Eye-Movement Problems That Predict Post-Concussion Syndrome

by Jonathan Chung, DC When most people think about eye problems, they are going to think about problems like blurriness, near-sightedness, or double vision. However, there are different problems that affect the eyes without affecting normal vision, and one of the ways that these problems can be seen is by looking at eye movements. While […]