How Do We Solve the Puzzle of Brain Wellness?
What is a concussion?
Any jolt, bump, or force that bounces your brain around resulting in a change in neurologic function. This means that the “little” fender bender with no discernable car damage that left you irritable, weepy, or out of sorts. This means landing on your tailbone and seeing stars or sleeping poorly afterwards. Most of us have had many concussions we have not been aware of.
What are Symptoms of Concussion?
- Headache, Head Pressure
- Balance Problems or Dizziness
- Confusion or “Brain Fog”
- Concentration and memory problems
- Irritability, anger flares, personality changes
- Visual Changes or double vision
- Sleep problems
- Anxiety, depression, apathy
- Poor stress tolerance
- Slowed mental function
- Speech, Handwriting changes
- Nausea, Vomiting
- Sensitivity to light and noise
- Ringing in the ears
Can symptoms show up years or decades AFTER concussion?
Yes. The effects of concussion cascade through your brain over years and can show up DECADES later.
Dr. Timothy Gerhart Interview
Dr. Gerhart provides information regarding concussions.
What get’s in the way of brain healing?
Our brain needs energy and resources to heal. Often, those who had a concussion already were suffering with “brain on fire” excessive inflammation and diminished brain resilience. This means we can be extra prone to excessive injury and poor concussion healing & recovery if we have:
- Low magnesium
- Low Vitamin D
- Low Omega 3 Essential fatty acid levels
- Antioxidant depletion
- Excessive inflammation
- Poor sleep
- Exercise deficiency
- Toxin overload and poor detoxification
- Leaky Gut and gut microflora imbalances
- Chronic infection
- Eating that poorly fits our needs
- Excess toxic stress and poor stress management skills
- History of past concussions
How do we support brain healing after concussion?
By solving the puzzle below:
Creating a LifeStyle that fits our unique genetic needs is the solution. Since everyone is different, this journey looks different for each person. Some people need help in just a few of the puzzle pieces above, others need help in all 8 puzzle piece areas.
Creating a customize care process to fit your individual needs with metrics to measure progress is what we do. Investing in our brain health to make our brain concussion resistant is a smart investment with side benefits like:
- High level focus, memory, and concentration.
- High level energy and stamina
- Peak Brain Performance in relationships, school, work, and activities.
- Inner peaceful balance and wellness
- Increased stress tolerance and improved stress management so big problems feel small
Dr. Timothy Gerhart D.C., D.A.B.C.I., Dipl.Ac., B.C.N., Founder and Director of Renovare Wellness By Design & Renovare Brain Wellness, has completed a third book entitled: WHY AM I NOT RIGHT SINCE MY CONCUSSION?. The book provides a revolutionary understanding of brain decline post-concussion and effective approaches to support brain healing. It outlines a program with reader- friendly tools to support brain recovery. A reader can learn that one does not have to be knocked unconscious to have a concussion and a first concussion increases risk of a second concussion by 150 percent. Much of our fatigue, anxiety, brain fog, depression, sleep problems, and neuro-degeneration can result from untreated past concussions.
Dr. Gerhart , an authority on brain function, describes the symptoms of a concussion, non-traditional procedures to address suspected concussion, and treatments that support successful recovery. Written in an easy-to-understand format with patient stories and color graphics, it is an excellent resource for those who are searching for answers to their worry-some brain related symptoms.
Dr. Gerhart is also the author of 7 SECRETS TO WELLNESS and TRANSFORM YOUR BRAIN, TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE. The books provide information on how to enhance energy,fat-burning metabolism and optimal brain function with a Doctor-developed plan and LifeStyle that fits each persons’s unique needs.
Dr.Gerhart has over 35 years of experience teaching physicians and patients how to put together the puzzle of why they suffer with anxiety, depression, chronic disease, fatigue, poor memory and concentration by getting to the roots of their problems. Dr. Gerhart is a Board-Certified Chiropractic Internist, Diplomate in Acupuncture, and Board Certified in Neurofeedback who has added years of training dedicated to the areas of functional medicine, blood testing, advanced laboratory diagnostics, and brain wave imaging (brain scanning) to better understand the underlying causes of chronic disease and brain decline.