Inadequate, or lack of, restorative sleep is probably the number one health problem in the country today. The reasons vary from excess stress, social networking, improper diet, and inability to quiet the mind. For most people, to deal with the excessive fatigue, they drink beverages that contain excessive caffeine, such as Red Bull, or lots of Starbucks coffee. Lack of sleep causes problems with concentration, memory, efficiency, accuracy, mood, motor [...]
8 oz Frozen Blueberries 6 oz Greek style yogurt 1 tsp vanilla Cinnamon, to taste Let the blueberries sit out for 20 minutes. Stir in with yogurt and vanilla. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Serves 1 and only 200 calories!
This is an area that is often not mentioned and is a vital part of recovery. I do not believe that if I hadn’t had the love and support of friends, colleagues and my family that I would have experienced the same recovery. In the past month, I was able to see my friend of 44 years, Kathy Murdock. Kathy and I went to Ohio State University together. She is [...]
Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS): I had heard about this approach years ago, and even have spoken with Len Ochs numerous times over the course of my 20 years of recovery. Yet, the approach was so different from what I knew and my cognitive ability would not allow me to grasp this method. Then, in July, all the stars were aligned and Len had a workshop taking place just 15 [...]
There are many products and methods for treating severe headaches, especially migraines, which are common with traumatic brain injury. My training in hypnosis has helped many people over the course of my 31 years in private practice as a health psychologist. However, with TBI and stroke, the ability to concentrate for long periods of time is quite difficult to say the least. Hence, this is where neurofeedback has really helped. [...]
- Salmon Pasta Salad – Ingredients: 4 Cups small shell pasta 1 Cup frozen peas 1 can (7.5 oz) sockeye salmon, drained 1/2 Cup low-fat plain yogurt 1/3 Cup finely diced red onion 1/4 Cup light mayonnaise 6 radishes, thinly sliced 2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill (or 2 tsp dried dill weed) 1/2 tsp each: salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce 12 leaves romaine lettuce Preparation: In large pot of [...]
Two years ago I was introduced to a new patient with Locked-In Syndrome. He had a massive coronary that caused global brain damage that resulted in his inability to move any of his muscles voluntarily. As part of my “5-prong approach” and integrative approach used by our brain rehabilitation team, a program was developed specifically for him, which included neurofeedback, speech & language therapy, water therapy, Tomatis® and nutrition education. [...]
My concussion in May caused me lots of fatigue and as well as a reminder as to why I work night and day. When I recovered, I decided that things had to change. Now, you know I have had lots and lots of computer router stories and during this time I wanted to put up a new website that was easier for all of us to use. So, I [...]