TBI & Changing Directions

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…   20170619_020456

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”

Easy Frozen Recovery Treat

Hippocrates, Mahatma Gandhi — as well as modern diet research pioneers –recomamy&berriesmend 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”

Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet for TBI

perfecthealthdiet-cover-front1-198x300Paul 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 articleContinue reading “Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet for TBI”