The human brain is one of the most amazing organs in our body. Its optimal function is imperative for life. It is a very soft structure, protected only by the bony skull. The skull is a hard covering with space between the soft brain and the inner surface of the cranial vault.
A blow to the head or any movement that causes the brain to move inside the skull easily bruises the brain. This is an image of what happens when you suffer from a concussion:
As you can see the brain is tossed around within the skull causing it […]
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Are you surprised to learn that what’s good for your brain is good for your metabolism, organ systems and total body health? Consider reading Dr. Daniel Amen’s book, “Change Your Brain Change Your Body.”
You can create a higher functioning brain along with a more youthful body by following sound principles of mind-body medicine. Dr. Daniel Amen, author of “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life”, has viewed over 55,000 brain scans (SPECT) looking for trouble with specific brain systems. The brain imaging work has opened a new window into why people do what […]
Did you know that there are two health professionals that rarely or never look at or investigate the human organ they are treating? Psychologists and psychiatrists rarely order tests such as an EEG (brain wave) to determine what is happening in the brain. Does that surprise you? Instead of seeing if there are any abnormal wave forms that could be causing the mental disorder, medications are prescribed…antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs, mood stabilizers and a host of other psychotropic medications. Do you wonder why? So do I. I have said this before that it is critical to know the state of the […]
Therapists and patients need to learn how to work with the mind-body so we can heal chronic muscle and joint pain. The mind-body creates health, resists disease, withstands stress and continuously renews itself when it is supported with healthy living and holistic therapies.
Patients need to develop self-awareness, self-responsibility and self-support. Positive psychology boosts our ability to heal and become whole. Therapists need to observe the body closely and this means relying on information garnered from thorough palpation of soft tissues.
We need to pay attention to our bodies, to discover how we are limited and stuck in negative habits. You become […]
Sugar is America’s number one food additive. Even our children are consuming between 120-150 pounds of refined sugar each year. Parents know that soda, candy and all sweets are not healthy choices for kids. What parents need to know is that neurofeedback evaluations of the brains of children before and after the consumption of sugar show dangerous and abnormal changes in brainwave activity. So we have scientific evidence of why so many ADHD children have been helped greatly just by eliminating sugar from the diet.
Over two-thirds of the refined sugar used in this country is added to manufactured food products. […]
Doesn’t it seem like there is an epidemic of dysfunctional brains? Everywhere we turn, we are hearing more and more about the dramatic increase in depression, kids and adults with trouble concentrating and focusing, an escalation in children with autism, and the heartache of our returning soldiers with symptoms of head injuries, and posttraumatic stress syndrome. Is there help for this “broken brain syndrome?” Yes, there is! Why? Because of something called neuroplasticity: the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. That means the brain can heal itself with the right kind of therapy.
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