My story is on TBIJourneys’ About page. Quick recap: At 22, my highest goal was ballet; I loved it all: blisters, pain, hard work, performing. Then…CRASH.
New directions. Right side weakness and aphasia. But I also love…
Cooking with a new twist: Paleo-Ketogenic. Briefly, we think high fat and low carb helps healing and builds health.
Recovery from severe injury takes time and determination and hard, sometimes painful work. After a stressful therapy session, you deserve a treat that can boost recovery. Here’s one I enjoy: Continue reading “TBI & Changing Directions”
Hippocrates, Mahatma Gandhi — as well as modern diet research pioneers –recommend flax seeds for health. Ancient East Indian scriptures advise eating flax seeds for “the highest state of contentment and joy.”
The modern classic, Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill by Edo Erasmus, details the science behind flaxseed consumption. Our TBI Journey family’s pursuit of recovery includes freshly-ground flax in a simple, delicious daily treat. Continue reading “Easy Frozen Recovery Treat”
Valentine chocolates can be healthy! Chocolate has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory , and neuroprotective effects. But the benefits are lost if chocolate contains too much sugar or harmful ingredients. Happily, chocolate is available in 70% or higher grades of pure chocolate.
Continue reading “Chocolate for TBI?”
Paul Jaminet is an astute health researcher and author who reviews and analyzes the latest medical studies for his readers. After reading his book, The Perfect Health Diet, our family adopted the Paleo-ketogenic diet, finding it truly helpful.
For “impairment of brain or neurological function – whether mental illness, depression, seizures, brain cancer, headaches, neuropathy, brain infections, or any other neurological condition,” Jaminet recommends trying a ketogenic diet to see if it improves the condition. He explains in a short excerpt from this article: Continue reading “Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet for TBI”
Anecdotal stories tell of nearly miraculous recoveries using high dose Omega 3s. But many neurologists warn that concentrated O3 fish oils can thin the blood and cause bleeding. Continue reading “The Omega 3 Question”
Many tbi survivors find nutrition critical to healing and recovery. Conventional diet guidelines often prove ineffective. This site will aim to make the search for recovery more efficient by sharing up-to-date research and diet information.