Ep. 246 – Concussion Success Story: Dr. Patricia DeJoy

Good morning listeners! You are definitely in for a treat today as Dr. Trayford brings you a special interview with his guest Dr. Patricia DeJoy who shares her brain training success story after multiple concussions. Listen to her experience and you’ll hear about the confident, productive individual she was before her accidents and her journey to find that identity again. She had completely lost the ability to retain information that she had read. Even her handwriting was very indicative that something was not right. Dr. Trayford and his staff at APEX Brain Centers treated her concussions and she feels brand new again.

The tip for today, tip number 246 is to practice a figure 8 exercise with the arms and palms. Listen in and give it a try!

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If you have any concerns regarding the information and applications discussed in this podcast, please consult your physician and a doctor who is experienced in functional neurology. Michael Trayford DC, DACNB is available for consultation by calling (828) 708-5274. Thanks for listening. Continue reading

Ep. 225 – TBI Success Story: Professional Football Player With Multiple Concussions Finds New Life With Brain Training — Featuring Guest: Anthony Brenner

Good morning listeners! Happy Monday and welcome to Episode 225. Dr. Trayford has an incredible guest appearing on our show today. Anthony Brenner was a professional football player who suffered a traumatic brain injury and has had wonderful results with recovering and rehabilitation.

The tip for today is to seek out a good, Functional Nuerologist, especially if there has been a brain injury. Have a great day!

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If you have any concerns regarding the information and applications discussed in this podcast, please consult your physician and a doctor who is experienced in functional neurology. Michael Trayford DC, DACNB is available for consultation by calling (828) 708-5274. Thanks for listening. Continue reading

Ep. 218 – Biomarkers of Concussion, Part IV (What You Need to Know to Get Past the Symptoms of TBI)

Good morning listeners! Happy Monday and welcome to Episode 218. Today Dr. Trayford continues his discussion of the biomarkers of concussion. There are indicators that doctors use to measure the effects of a traumatic brain injury and the progress toward recovery that can be made. The autonomic nervous system relegates our vital functions like heart rate, blood pressure, breathing patters, etc. There are markers that can be tested so that you can measure each of these functions.

The tip for today is to gargle. Gargling can stimulate the “vegas nerve” which can enhance digestion. What’s good for the body is good for the brain! Have a great day.

Thanks for listening and join us! For your own free copy of Dr. Trayford’s E-book visit Apex Brain Centers.com.

If you have any concerns regarding the information and applications discussed in this podcast, please consult your physician and a doctor who is experienced in functional neurology. Michael Trayford DC, DACNB is available for consultation by calling (828) 708-5274. Thanks for listening. Continue reading

Ep. 211 – Biomarkers of Concussion, Part III (What You Need to Know to Get Past the Symptoms of TBI)

Good morning listeners! Happy Monday and welcome to Episode 211. Today Dr. Trayford continues his discussion of the biomarkers of concussion. There are indicators that doctors use to measure the effects of a traumatic brain injury and the progress toward recovery that can be made. For example, there is a test to see how well our brains are timing things. Brain injuries can affect our body’s timing for things such as heart beats and hormones. So, the tip for today is to get your body’s timing checked! If you think your body’s timing is out of whack it can affect how you walk, think and everything in between. Have a great day!

Thanks for listening and join us! For your own free copy of Dr. Trayford’s E-book visit Apex Brain Centers.com.

If you have any concerns regarding the information and applications discussed in this podcast, please consult your physician and a doctor who is experienced in functional neurology. Michael Trayford DC, DACNB is available for consultation by calling (828) 708-5274. Thanks for listening. Continue reading

Ep. 204 – Biomarkers of Concussion, Part II (What you need to know to get past the symptoms of TBI)

Good morning dear listeners! Happy Monday and welcome to Episode 204. Today Dr. Trayford continues his discussion of the biomarkers of concussion. There are indicators that doctors to use to measure the effects of a traumatic brain injury and the progress toward recovery that can be made. Listen in to learn more! Have a great day!

Thanks for listening and join us! For your own free copy of Dr. Trayford’s E-book visit Apex Brain Centers.com.

If you have any concerns regarding the information and applications discussed in this podcast, please consult your physician and a doctor who is experienced in functional neurology. Michael Trayford DC, DACNB is available for consultation by calling (828) 708-5274. Thanks for listening. Continue reading

Ep. 197 – Concussion Biomarkers

Good morning dear listeners! Happy Monday and welcome to Episode 197, an extended version of Train Your Brain Podcast. Today Dr. Trayford is talking about the Biomarkers of concussion and what you need to know about the symptoms of TBI, or Traumatic Brain Injury. Balance and eye movements are things to look at. There are biomarkers that can be measured and interventions that can be done to rehabilitate after a concussion. Please get checked out after any impact to the head because even less-obvious injuries can cause to a concussion. Have a great day!

Thanks for listening and join us! For your own free copy of Dr. Trayford’s E-book visit Apex Brain Centers.com.

If you have any concerns regarding the information and applications discussed in this podcast, please consult your physician and a doctor who is experienced in functional neurology. Michael Trayford DC, DACNB is available for consultation by calling (828) 708-5274. Thanks for listening. Continue reading

Ep. 155 – “Concussion” The Movie Review

Welcome to Episode 155 of the Train Your Brain Podcast with Dr. Michael Trayford. In this show, Dr. Trayford and Jason the producer discuss Will Smith’s new film “Concussion” (2015). Jason asks Dr. Trayford a number of questions about CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy). If you get a chance to see “Concussion,” be sure you don’t miss this must-listen interview with Dr. Trayford! Join us!

Now through the end of February we are having a special contest for Train Your Brain Podcast Listeners to send in their best brain training tip for a chance to win a $25 gift card!

If you have any concerns regarding the information and applications discussed in this podcast, please consult your physician and a doctor who is experienced in functional neurology. Michael Trayford DC, DACNB is available for consultation by calling (828) 708-5274. Thanks for listening. Continue reading

Ep. 085 — Success Story: Athlete and Entrepreneur With Concussion and TBI

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Good morning and welcome to Episode 085 of the Train Your Brain Podcast with Dr. Michael Trayford. It’s Monday again, so this is our weekly, 30-minute episode. (Tuesday through Sunday we produce five-minute episodes with daily tips.) Every episode of the Train Your Brain Podcast provides advice for helping you to improve the function of your brain.

In Episode 085, Dr. Trayford brings Liz on the show to share her incredible brain training recovery! Liz had experienced several traumatic brain injuries in her childhood and twenties. She was a competitive athlete and ambitious entrepreneur who gradually, by the time she was in her twenties, had become virtually disabled due to mysterious health conditions. Prescription drugs weren’t helping her with her chronic pain, her sleep disorder, her depression or her balance problems. And why? Because Liz was suffering from the aftermath of many concussions. She has literally gotten her life back through brain training therapy. Listen in to hear what finally cured her and what she has been able to achieve since! Continue reading

Ep. 050 – Concussion, mTBI and CTE

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Good morning and welcome to Episode 050 of the Train Your Brain Podcast with Dr. Michael Trayford. It’s Monday again, so this is our weekly, 30-minute episode. (Tuesday through Sunday we produce five-minute episodes with daily tips.) Every episode of the Train Your Brain Podcast provides advice for helping you to improve the function of your brain.

In Episode 050, your host Dr. Trayford continues his discussion of the importance of proper treatment after a traumatic blow to the head. This is a very serious concern for anyone, especially athletes, parents and coaches. Know the signs of a concussion. Make sure you seek proper treatment to minimize the painful and debilitating effects that can last a lifetime. Continue reading

Ep. 043 – Concussion

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Good morning and welcome to Episode 043 of the Train Your Brain Podcast with Dr. Michael Trayford. It’s Monday again, so this is our weekly, 30-minute episode. (Tuesday through Sunday we produce five-minute episodes with daily tips.) Every episode of the Train Your Brain Podcast provides advice for helping you to improve the function of your brain.

In Episode 043, your host Dr. Trayford shares some sobering information about the real dangers of concussions. One could say that our society has become far too casual regarding concussions. There is nothing minor about brain trauma. Please listen to learn more and become educated about brain safety in its truest form. Continue reading