by Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief What You Need: 1 cup (170g) quinoa 2 medium tomatoes, finely diced 1 small cucumber, finely diced 1 bell pepper, finely diced 1 red onion, finely diced ⅔ cup (15g) parsley, chopped ⅔ cup (15g)...
By Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief What You Need: 1 ¼ cup (280g) tuna in olive oil, drained 1 tbsp. tomato puree 1 small red onion, finely chopped ½ Granny Smith apple 8 lettuce leaves Put the tuna and half of...
by Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief What You Need: 5 oz. (100g) black rice noodles 7 oz. (200g) turkey fillet, chopped 1 broccoli, diced into florets 1 tbsp. olive oil 4 tbsp. soy or tamari sauce 2 tsp. sesame oil 1...
by Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief What You Need ¼ cup liquid egg whites (around 4 eggs) 1 scoop (25g) of vanilla whey powder ½ banana, mashed almond milk, if needed ¼ cup (25g) fresh or frozen blueberries ½ coconut oil...
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...
Nutrition per serving: 329 kcal 12g Fats 11g Carbs 43g Protein Serves: 4 Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins Ingredients 4 eggs 4 egg whites 2 tbsp. almond milk 1 tsp. coconut oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 lb....
TBI Impairs Visualizing; Can’t Describe It, Then Can’t Share It
By Deborah Zelinsky, O.D., Founder of the Mind-Eye Institute Remez Sasson, author and creator of www.successconsciousness.com, defines visualization as “the ability to create mental images,” integrated with other sensory sensations like sounds, smells, and tastes. Visualization “means using your imagination.” This visual skill takes place internally on what Mind-Eye practitioners term a “mental desktop”, one […]
Patient-Caregiver Relationship: The Key to Successful Medical Care
by Aanika Parikh For most Americans, doctor visits are a constant in our lives, whether it be for our yearly checkups or specific medical concerns. While treatments and procedures may seem like the most important part of our medical care, we often overlook the importance of communicating with our healthcare providers. Language differences, cultural misunderstandings, […]
By Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief Yoga is a powerful tool for recovery after brain injury. Contrary to some beliefs, everyone can do yoga — you don’t need to be super flexible, be able to balance, or even be able to stand up. The beauty of yoga is every pose can be modified to accommodate anyone. An […]
Caregiver Corner: Combating the Ripple Effect Through Communication
By Ian Hebeisen My mom recently described what she called “a ripple effect” resulting from her traumatic brain injury. Upon sustaining the TBI, it began affecting her life in ripples, starting at home and spreading outward. It affected life with her family and friends, then work, and so on. “It spread throughout every aspect of […]
Brain Fog: How It Can Impact Your Daily Activities
By Maci Blommel What is brain fog? Like in nature, fog impacts your ability to see while driving, and brain fog affects your brain’s ability to process information. A symptom, not a medical condition, many experience brain fog across multiple diagnoses, disorders, and conditions. Brain fog can impact one’s quality of life and ability to […]
By Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief As we move into fall, I feel a sense of relief knowing the air will be less humid and sticky. My favorite season, I think fall teaches us a life lesson. Even though the leaves fall from the trees and the land looks dead, there is new life forming that will […]
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 and smell great with a variety of uses. All oils are not created equal. Young Living is the only brand I personally trust because I know they have complete control over their […]
By Deborah Zelinsky, O.D., Executive Research Director of the Mind-Eye Institute “I’m tired and I want to go to bed.” That second line of the 1925 song Show Me the Way to Go Home characterizes what we all recognize as normal fatigue, but fails to depict the kind of debilitating fatigue following traumatic brain injury […]
By James A. Heuer, PA One of the most common symptoms individuals experience after a traumatic brain injury is fatigue. Types of fatigue include and are not limited to: cognitive, mental, physical, and psychological. Reportedly, 70% of individuals with a TBI suffer from fatigue, expressing it as their most debilitating symptom post injury. Fatigue affects […]