That is the question — not to be answered via the noble pursuit of Google knowledge or sleep studies. Here we will be tackling this age-old question from the trenches of rehabilitation and performance.
To better understand why we nap, we first need to understand why we sleep. Sleep is…
Probiotics: Puppy in the Amazon
Imagine getting the call,
“Hey this is Jimmy, your XYZ dog breeder here. Your beautiful new puppy is 8 weeks old and ready for pick up.”
You’ve been waiting for what seems like forever for your new puppy. You’ve probably purchased some overpriced ultra-organic dog…
Eyes are terrible at leaving behind evolutionary evidence. This is due to their gelatinous, environmentally sensitive makeup. Historically this created much debate and frustration among scientists including the Godfather of Evolution Charles Darwin,
“The idea of eyes having evolved seems absurd to the highest possible degree.”
But evolve they did.
“Daddy? Grandma says I need to drink a glass of milk with every meal. Is that for real?”
“No that is not for real.”
“Well Daddy, she told me I wont have strong bones unless I drink milk with every meal and you don’t give me any milk.”
How do you put shingles on a house with no roof?
How do you fill up on that super premium 93 octane gasoline with no tank?
Pretty tough to do, isn’t it? Yet the world of healthcare has many espousing a similar mantra:
“An overly pulverized bit of collagen that…
We hear a lot about blood sugar.
Television, films, a friend with diabetes, maybe even your family physician. We see characters who have to frequently monitor it, and others placed in life or death situations when their levels drop dangerously low. A cookie! A cookie! My kingdom for a cookie!
Task: Take a stick of butter out of the refrigerator and leave it on the counter.
Come back the following day, unwrap it and start poking and prodding around. That is what it feels like to touch a living human brain.
The brain’s we see on the internet or PBS…
Navigating the World of Post-Concussion Treatment Options
They’re a lot more common than you might think.
Having treated concussions for over a decade, I’ve come across a lot of misinformation when discussing the brain.
So, what does a concussed person do? Where do they go for help? …