Each of the items on the list have been hand-picked by me and are items that I use regularly … if not every day.
Of course, I have to start the list with my own book because I really, truly, believe in it and feel that it should be required reading for all healthcare professionals, students, caregivers, and survivors.
1. Life With a Traumatic Brain Injury: Finding the Road Back to Normal by Amy Zellmer
This book is a collection of my short articles, most of which were originally published on The Huffington Post. Learn what it means to have a TBI as you read about my struggles and frustrations, like the days I couldn’t remember how to run the microwave, or how I got lost driving to familiar places. Understand what it’s like to suffer fatigue and exhaustion after doing a simple task that most take for granted. This book is perfect for TBI survivors, their caregivers, friends, and loved ones. Survivors, give my book to your supporters so they, too, can understand what it’s like to deal with TBI on a daily basis. Available for purchase on Amazon.
2. CBD Oil – by Entangled Biome
I have been using this product for pain relief and to help me sleep. Hemp-derived CBD oil is made from the cannabis plant with less than .03% THC and is legal in all 50 states. (Read more in the Sept/Oct issue). Receive 15% off your first order using code 15tbitribe www.entangledbiome.com
I met owner Sharik Peck in Utah and instantly fell in love with his product. Designed to stimulate the vagus nerve and regulate the central nervous system, this product is a must-have for all clinicians and patients. The Tuner is a portable, hand-held device that combines resonance and progressive stress-management techniques to relieve chronic pain without the need for expensive and addictive medications. With the push of a button you can ease a headache and be smiling again in minutes. Receive 25% off using the code tbi. www.rezzimax.com
If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know that I am a huge fan of essential oils, and that quality is of utmost important when using these powerful oils. I have been using EOs for over 5 years to help me on my journey to brain health and mental clarity. You can sign up for free educational resources at www.facesoftbi.com/eo and if you’re ready to get started in the wonderful world of oils go to: https://yl.pe/5n47
TheraSpecs are precision tinted, thoughtfully designed eyewear that filter out the harmful light that triggers migraines, headaches, eyestrain, and more. TheraSpecs are thoughtfully designed to reduce pressure on the head and are durable for all-day wear. Available in an array of styles and indoor or outdoor lenses, whether you’re looking for migraine glasses or sunglasses, computer glasses, or glasses to protect you from fluorescent lighting, they have you covered. Receive $10 off with code: FACESOFTBI www.theraspecs.com
6. LoveYourBrain – by Kevin Pearce
TBI survivor Kevin Pearce’s experience brought to light the significance of TBI and its impact on his life and those around him. They have a collection of items for sale in their store, with all proceeds benefiting the LoveYourBrain Foundation, which helps send survivors to a weeklong wellness retreat, attend free LoveYourBrain yoga classes, and so much more. www.loveyourbrain.com
FREEBIE ALERT: Here is a list of free magazines, videos, and podcasts that anyone is sure to enjoy!!
1. TBI TV – on YouTube
2. TBI Hope & Inspiration Magazine – by David Grant
3. The Challenge! Magazine – by the Brain Injury Association of America
4. Faces of TBI Podcast series – by Amy Zellmer
5. Concussion Discussions — on YouTube