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...
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...
By Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief Essential oils are a complementary tool that can help you achieve a healthy lifestyle. They are easy to use, versatile, and smell great. All oils are not created equal. Young Living is the only brand I personally trust because I know they have complete control over their product from seed to […]
The Complicated Relationship Between Brain Injury and Eating Disorders
By Ed Roth It’s widely accepted that brain injuries can cause mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. But what about eating disorders? Anecdotal evidence would suggest so, but are anorexia, bingeing, and purging related to brain trauma? The answer is, well, complicated. A recent 38-month study of 107 traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors […]
by Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief This handy guide helps you avoid the “Dirty Dozen,” the non-organic fruits and vegetables that are highest in pesticide residues, and choose non-organic items from the “Clean Fifteen” list. The Dirty Dozen These foods tested positive for a number of different pesticide residues and contained higher concentrations of pesticides than other […]
By Kristen Brown When stress or life changes set in, they can take a toll on your body, mind, and spirit. One area that stress hits hard is your abdomen, which is the home to your solar plexus chakra, as well as the physical organs and processes of digestion. Stress impacting these areas can shut […]
The Nutrition-Learning Connection: Three Food Mistakes That Impact Your Child’s Brain
by Dr. Amy Moore Research and reports about the importance of nutrition for our health and the health of our children are ubiquitous. Nearly every day, we hear about calorie intake, balanced meals, and key vitamins and minerals. And the latest diet trends permeate social media. From keto to Paleo to intermittent fasting, there’s always […]
by Dr. Shane Steadman, DC, DACNB, DCBCN, CNS Our brain is the most metabolically-active organ in the body. In a resting state, the brain utilizes about 20% of the body’s energy. Even when we are sleeping, the brain is active with processing and transmitting information. Food and nutrition play a role with mood, behavior, cognitive […]
How to Fast-Track Your Road to Recovery Through Intermittent Fasting
by Erik Reis, DC, DACNB, CBIS I have yet to meet a patient who told me exactly how to fix them after their injury. Why? Because every single person has different needs, requirements, and issues that need to be addressed in some capacity. Some may require specific therapies, while others might need a detailed nutrition […]
Can you believe summer is half over already? As we slowly begin to return to our first sense of normalcy since the pandemic began, it’s important to acknowledge the fact we all managed to survive a year and a half of isolation and disrupted life — Way to be resilient! In this issue we are […]
by Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief I first became a Citizen’s Advocate with the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance (MNBIA) during the 2016 Legislative session. All the noise and stimulation at the Capitol was a little overwhelming for me at first, but by 2017, I became a regular fixture for “Tuesdays at the Capitol.” During one of our […]