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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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athletic performance
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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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Blood Sugar Balance

After you eat a meal, you should feel content. If you get extremely energized and do a happy dance, you were likely HYPOglycemic and had very low blood sugar before your meal. (Think of the people that get “hangry” when they don’t eat for a while).

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Avoiding eye strain by eliminating artificial blue light

The systems that receive blue light are common areas that are damaged after a concussion or whiplash injury. Some patients can develop extreme sensitivity to light (and sometimes sound) when these areas are not working optimally. A comprehensive neurological evaluation is recommended if you are having light sensitivity or eye strain related to a concussion or even classic migraine headaches behind or around your eyes.

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