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Dysautonomia: What is it and what can I do about it?

Dysautonomia means dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS is a self-regulating system in our neurology which means it is autonomous. It involuntarily regulates vital functions such as heart rate, blood flow, breathing, stress responses, digestion and more!

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vertigo and vitamin d
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Vertigo and Vitamin D

Previously, we’ve discussed the neurological mechanisms associated with dizziness, specifically vertigo (spinning sensation). Today we will look at the link between vertigo and vitamin D.

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Leveling Up: Creating Everything from Nothing with Natalie Jill

I had never heard of functional neurology until my hand and wrist stopped working well after my Distal Bicep Tear Repair. When I met Dr. Barbakoff and learned of Oculus Brain Centers I was blown away by their approach to chronic pain, brain fog, migraines and athletic performance. Dr. Barbakoff is Leveling Up: creating everything from nothing.

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The Link Between TBI and Hormones

Women injured during the luteal phase of their menstrual cycle, when progesterone concentration is high, had significantly lower Quality of Life and Health Index Scores than women injured during the follicular phase of their cycle or women taking oral contraceptives

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What we know about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

Of the 202 brains dissected, 111 of the brains belonged to former players in the N.F.L. while the others belonged to the Canadian Football League, semi-professional players, college players and high school players. Of those 111 brains belonging to former NFL players, all but one of them was found to have CTE.

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Sleep

Most dreaming occurs in the REM stage, when brain activity becomes more alert and awake than the other stages. Synchronicity and time spent in each stage is paramount to efficiency of sleep patterns.

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Sports Psychology and Brain Function

In order to reach peak performance, athletes MUST receive a functional evaluation to see which areas of their brain and body, if any, are working sub-optimally, causing deficits in athletic output. Just because you are strong or fast does not mean you are functioning at your best.

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Proprioception – Your 6th Sense

A major function of the human brain is being able to perceive where the body is in space. This is called proprioception. This happens at conscious and subconscious levels and is often referred to as the “6th sense”. The information conveyed between your body and your brain is crucial to allow you to interact appropriately with your environment with minimal consequences.

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