Dr. Diane had written her first novel, Timeless, after her brain injury while awaiting brain surgery. Timeless is a spiritual suspense novel that portrays the innate human struggle to come to terms with one’s own deep, personal questions of life. Below is a humbling letter Dr. Diane would like to share with you all. She had sent 12 free copies of Timeless overseas, and one soldier wrote back this thank you. Dear Diane Stoler, [...]
In 1990, when I sustained my traumatic brain injury, now more commonly referred to as a concussion, there was virtually no information about how foods could affect your brain or brain recovery. The hypoglycemia diet was the only one that mentioned how food can affect brain clarity and create brain fog. As a board certified health Psychologist and Neuropsychologist, I knew then that what you eat does affect your brain. [...]
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As a survivor myself, I know that while recovering from a brain injury, we face a lot of adversity. This journey is not only physically difficult, but it is also very emotionally draining, and sometimes things seem completely hopeless and very lonely. Sometimes we lose friends, family members, and people we thought would see us through to the end. I am not Catholic, in fact, I'm Jewish. However, no matter your [...]
Avocados contain several vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that make this fruit one of the best food items for both brain and body health. As a healthy, monounsaturated fat, avocado helps increase blood flow to the brain, resulting in more oxygen and nutrients to various parts of your brain that help with memory and cognitive functioning. Avocados also help lower blood pressure, which can be a risk factor for cognitive decline. [...]
As mentioned in previous weekly recipes, salmon and sweet potatoes are awesome foods for a brain-healthy diet. Sweet potatoes, rich in antioxidants, have been shown to reduce the risk of stroke, and are an excellent source of vitamin B6, C and D, magnesium and iron (all of which are big contributors to a healthy brain and body!). Meanwhile, wild sockeye salmon, which is loaded with Omega-3's, provides a very lengthy list [...]
Results 22 years later — Am doing Happy Dance!! …I'm really doing a happy dance. This time for me! 1990 was my bleed (stroke) from a 60 mile-an-hour auto accident, and brain surgery. 2005 was Lyme Disease and mini stroke. 2008 another concussion (snow plow took off front of my car). 2010 another concussion (chair broke and flung me back). 2011 Jelly fish sting flaired up the Lyme Disease again. [...]
Asparagus is one seriously overlooked vegetable that is easy to prepare and tastes delicious with little outside effort. This vegetable contains a good amount of vitamins A, C, and E, as well as fiber and folate. Asparagus is also loaded with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, reducing the risk of chronic health problems and certain types of cancer. Plus, as a leafy green, asparagus is known to help fight against, and [...]
People forget that sports-related concussions don't just occur in football, boxing, and hockey. The following article contains a quote from NASCAR superstar Jeff Gordon admitting that even he has experienced concussions. This article also points out a major flaw in how are culture handles such injuries! http://thinkprogress.org/alyssa/2012/10/12/1004701/concussions-and-brain-injuries-arent-just-for-football/?mobile=nc
Article: Concussion May Hasten Brain Aging http://www.lef.org/news/LefDailyNews.htm?NewsID=14439&Section=Aging&utm_source=DailyHealthBulletin&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Aging&utm_content=Body+ContinueReading&utm_campaign=DHB_1200803 Neuroplasticity and lifestyle, exercise, brain nutrition and neurofeedback can make the difference in stagnation or recovery. I offer Solutions and Resources, and provide help and hope to your recovery!