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Nutrition Tips from Precision Nutrition

Introduction Even though I have written hundreds of articles on my blog about enjoying life after adversity, I have written only a few articles about the impact of nutrition on either enjoyment or recovery. Thanks to Jeff Allen of No Limit and John Berardi, Ph.D. of Precision Nutrition, that is about to change.   Excerpt of Article by John Berardi, Ph.D. | Precision …Continue reading →

Nowhere to Go

Excerpt of Article by CBC News A brain-injury advocate says the story of David Lecky, the man with no short term memory stuck at a Halifax emergency department, is typical of the challenges facing Nova Scotians with severe brain injuries. Lecky has been waiting in a locked room in the Halifax Infirmary building for nearly two days. His sister, Theresa …Continue reading →

Lack of Sleep Causes Brain Damage

Research on sleep loss found the effects of not sleeping enough are similar to head injuries from sports. According to the study, conducted by Christian Benedict, Ph.D., of Sweden’s Uppsala University, not getting enough sleep results in a slight increase in two enzymes associated with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). In other words, lack of sleep is similar to TBI.   Credits Click …Continue reading →

To Those Who Love to Write

Article by Rachel Grate | Mic The benefits of writing go far beyond building up your vocabulary. No matter the quality of your prose, the act of writing itself leads to strong physical and mental health benefits, like long-term improvements in mood, stress levels and depressive symptoms. In a 2005 study on the emotional and physical health benefits of expressive …Continue reading →

Acupuncture Assists Recovery

Article Acupuncture helps patients recover from brain injury related paralysis. Anhui University of Medicine researchers randomly divided patients into an acupuncture group and a control group. The control group received conventional rehabilitation therapy only. The acupuncture group received acupuncture plus conventional rehabilitation therapy. A comparison of patient outcomes at 30, 60 and 90 days following treatment reveals that the acupuncture …Continue reading →

Two to the Head

Disclaimer The following article is an excerpt of an article written about Randy Davis. The whole article is considerably longer, and it addresses topics that are important but outside the scope of topics discussed on this blog. Introduction When he was 37, Randy Davis enlisted in the US Army Reserves and participated in Basic Training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. After an 8-year …Continue reading →

Amazing

Disclaimer I did not create the videos and I do not know who did. I would not have known about the videos unless Brother Strut and Tom Milnamow shared Video #1. I chose to share the videos in this post because they support an idea I mentioned in a post I released a few days ago — You never know what you …Continue reading →

Atlanta to Arlington

Disclaimer The following article was written by Ethan Rothstein and appeared on ARLnow. Although the article was written during the run, and the run ended long ago, I have not changed any words in the article. I chose to share this article because it highlights one way to raise awareness of a problem and it helps readers understand how much planning, preparing, …Continue reading →

Never Say “Can’t”

Disclaimer I do not recognize the interviewer or know who created Video #1, but I know C. Randolph Phillips shared the video where Trina TBI Chambers-Bradlee saw it and Trina shared the video where I saw it. I chose to share the video because it clearly illustrates “can’t” is a mental constraint rather than physical barrier. If you convince yourself you can’t do something, there …Continue reading →

You Don’t Need to be a Veteran to Have This

Disclaimer The following article was written by Ruth Addicott for Express. I was not diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I chose to share the article because it invalidates the common belief only veterans and survivors of terrorist attacks suffer from it. PTSD, like all forms of brain injury, does not discriminate on the basis of gender, nationality, ethnicity, height, …Continue reading →

About The Author

Hi, I'm Scott. When I was diagnosed with brain cancer, my first thought was the diagnosis is wrong. I quickly learned the diagnosis was right – my brain and I needed help immediately.

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