After posting about my experience in Pittsburg with HDFT, an optometrist who I met at the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) conference, reached out to me about a little-known therapy called the Sensory Learning Program. The Sensory Learning Program is a simultaneous multi-sensory training that stimulates the vestibular, visual, and auditory system. The scientific data surrounding this therapy is […]
People are often curious as to why I, a severe traumatic brain injury survivor, place so much emphasis on nutrition and supplementation during and after recovery.
In January of this year, I wrote about someone I really admire named Andrea Nakayama. From that post, “Andrea Nakayama’s Functional Nutrition“: In 2013, during the International Conference on Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine in Portland, OR, I was approached by an incredible woman named Andrea Nakayama. Andrea is a “rock star” in the health industry; […]
There are so many reasons to examine the link between nutrition and brain health. As a brief response to a recent question about my interest in nutrition, here are just 3 lesser-known reasons we should care about the gut-brain axis.
In 2013, during the International Conference on Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine in Portland, OR, I was approached by an incredible woman named Andrea Nakayama. Andrea is a “rock star” in the health industry; she’s a Certified Nutrition Counselor, Certified Nutrition Educator, Certified Holistic Health Coach, and is an internationally-acclaimed functional nutritionist who provides, among other things, a […]
In this segment from my keynote speech at the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association conference 2014, I briefly touch on mechanisms of plasticity and repairing neurons through a combination of synergistic therapy and brain building nutrition–including an analogy from my original blog post: Building Bridges – Regenerating Neuronal connections. From the post:
I recently had the pleasure of doing an interview with Chelsea and Katy of Paleocare.com. Chelsea and Katy are incredibly kind, well-informed RNs, who care deeply about improving today’s modern healthcare approach, with a focus on real food as a foundation to health and nourishment. In the hour-long interview, we discussed my traumatic brain injury story, intense recovery, and how […]
Throughout my writing, I have not written about any therapy relating to diet or medication unless I have personally practiced it for an entire year. This practice, which is usually, and understandably, met with an enormous amount of skepticism, is no exception to that rule. It excites me to be able to provide yet another […]
Neuroscientist Molly Crockett studies altruism, morality and value-based decision-making in humans. In her fascinating 2012 London TED Talk, she warns, “If someone tries to sell you something with a brain on it … ask to see the evidence. Ask for the part of the story that’s not being told.” She and her fellow researchers published a study […]