Nutrition

Your Gut and TBI

Your Gut and TBI

by Kelly Harrigan TBI, concussions, and whiplash all affect the normal functioning of the vagus nerve, significantly impacting our digestive motility, resulting in some uncomfortable and gut-wrenching side effects. The vagus nerve is the key protagonist of our parasympathetic...

Why Do I Feel Foggy?

Why Do I Feel Foggy?

By Dr. Shane Steadman Brain fog is probably the most common symptom patients talk about after a concussion or brain injury. It is also one of the more common symptoms patients with other health issues mention. Patients attempt to...

Smoked Salmon, Feta, and Asparagus Omelet

Smoked Salmon, Feta, and Asparagus Omelet

by Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief What you need: 4 oz. (125g) asparagus 1 tsp. coconut oil 3 large eggs 5 tbsp. (70ml) milk, plant or dairy 2 oz. (60g) smoked salmon, cut into pieces ¼ cup (30g) feta cheese (or...

Fasting: Part of a Good and Healthy Brain Diet

Fasting: Part of a Good and Healthy Brain Diet

Sana U. Khan, MD, PhD When discussing brain health and nutrition, one’s mind often starts thinking about fruits, vegetables, dietary supplements, vitamins, proteins, etc. Rarely does one consider intermittent fasting as a potentially valuable part of brain nutrition. Well,...

Nutrition & TBI: A Guide to Vitamins

Nutrition & TBI: A Guide to Vitamins

by James Heuer After a Traumatic Brain Injury, metabolic changes affect the brain’s recovery. It is not uncommon for inflammation, changes in energy, gastrointestinal tract function, and insulin resistance to occur within a TBI patient’s brain. It is crucial...

The Potential of Ketogenic Diet for TBI

The Potential of Ketogenic Diet for TBI

by Jonathan Chung, DC Ketogenic diets have become popular within mainstream culture as a controversial methodology to promote health and weight loss. This dietary approach that emphasizes a diet high in fats with very-low carbohydrates was popularized by Dr....

If You Are What You Eat, Then You Are What You See

If You Are What You Eat, Then You Are What You See

By Deborah Zelinsky, O.D. Executive Research Director, Mind-Eye Institute When it comes to nutrition, the eyes have it – literally. In other words, what you put into your mouth (and thus, stomach) determines what enters your bloodstream. The blood carries...

Essential Oils: Oregano and Oregano Vitality

Essential Oils: Oregano and Oregano Vitality

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...

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