Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
In the U.S. alone, more than 5.3 million people live with disabilities caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI). Those who survive a TBI can face effects that last just a few days, or the rest of their lives—this can include impaired thinking or memory, movement, personality changes, and of course, depression. These issues not only affect individuals but can have lasting effects on families and communities. When suffering from a traumatic brain injury, conventional medicine often fails to provide the right support that we need to recover. Functional Medicine takes a different approach.
In my docuseries, Broken Brain, we dedicate an entire episode to the topic of traumatic brain injury, in which health and brain experts, including Norman Doidge, show you how everything we do, including exercise, relaxation, what we eat, and more( such as CST ), can change the brain.
Inflammation (Almost every modern disease is caused or affected by inflammation )
( e.g. sore throat, rash, hives, or a sprained ankle )
Almost every modern disease is caused or affected by inflammation. Everyone who has had a sore throat, rash, hives, or a sprained ankle knows about inflammation.
These are normal and appropriate responses of the immune system to infection and trauma. When your immune system shifts out of balance, inflammation can run rampant—causing a chronic, smoldering fire inside your body that contributes to disease and weight gain.
The causes of this type of inflammation are all around you. The sugar you eat, high doses of the wrong oils and fats in your diet, hidden food allergens, lack of exercise, chronic stress, and hidden infections all trigger inflammation deep in your cells and tissues.
New evidence links hidden brain inflammation to almost every known brain disease from depression, dementia, autism, anxiety, and schizophrenia to sociopathic behavior.
~ Mark Hyman, MD