Ep. 260 – Interview With Kevin Jameson: Founder of The Dementia Society of America

Happy Monday Train Your Brain Podcast listeners! We are bringing you another fantastic guest interview today. Dr. Trayford is talking with Kevin Jameson founder of the Dementia Society about this great cause. Kevin shares how Dementia impacted his life personally. It is a story that will hit close to home for many of us of have seen a loved one suffer from Dementia or head trauma.

Kevin has organized a campaign to proceed from Mother’s Day until Father’s Day every year to spread awareness and centralize support and resources. If you want to get involved visit Steps2Raise. If you have any concerns you can reach a helpful volunteer at the Dementia Hotline: 1-844-Dementia.

The tip for today, tip number 260 is to join a board. Sitting on a board gives you a unique opportunity to develop socially, remain sharp mentally and give service all at the same time. Find a way to share your skills and your time and your brain will see the benefit!

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Ep. 172 – Get Adjusted for a Healthy Brain

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Welcome to the Train Your Brain Podcast. In Episode 172 — one of our daily tips — your host, Dr. Trayford, recommends that you “Get Adjusted for a Healthy Brain.” He explains how chiropractic adjustments can improve the efficiency and function with which “the body’s relay station” — the central nervous system — coordinates with the brain. This is an important tip, so don’t miss it!

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Ep. 169 – Top 10 Brain Health Tips – Part 1

Welcome to Episode 169 of the Train Your Brain Podcast with Dr. Michael Trayford. In this show, Dr. Trayford condenses a lot of the great tips that he’s referred to so far in the form of a Top 10 list. If you want the most bang for your buck, then follow these most important brain training tips.
1. Get adequate sleep
2. Manage stress
3. Exercise
4. Drink water
5. Consume the right kind of fat

Also, for the daily tip of the day Dr. Trayford shares some information of what carbonation does to your brain. Listen in to hear about “Bubbles and your Brain.”

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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. 167 – Go Camping to Reset Your Clock

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Welcome to the Train Your Brain Podcast episode number 167. Nature is a beautiful thing. The brain training tip for today is to get out into nature and go camping! Sure, the fresh air and the break from work will do you good, but you’ll also be benefiting from the light and the dark. More, specifically, you’re body’s internal clock, within 2 or 3 days will reset. Your sleep will improve and you’ll feel refreshed! Thanks for listening!

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. 166 – Water for Your Brain

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Welcome to the Train Your Brain Podcast episode number 166. Hydration is critical to support nerve conduction and brain and body function. It has become so common, across all different disciplines of health to assert the importance of hydration, and yet the vast majority of people are still under hydrated. When clients ask, Dr. Trayford recommends drinking half your weight in ounces each day. And, remember this should be water, not just any beverage. Thanks for listening!

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. 164 – Prepare to Fail

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Welcome to the Train Your Brain Podcast episode number 164. Today Dr. Trayford shares a tip that will help us stay positive. In order to thrive and improve as individuals we must learn to adapt to failure. Dr. Trayford recommends that we mentally prepare for various outcomes so that we can be prepared to bounce back if things don’t work out the way we wanted. It is also important is to teach this skill to children. You’ll be really helping them develop the skills they’ll need throughout life to “get back up” after hard times. Thanks for listening!

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. 163 – The “Stronger Than a Locomotive” Exercise

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Welcome to the Train Your Brain Podcast episode number 163! Dr. Trayford’s brain training tip for today is the “Stronger Than a Locomotive” exercise. Just as balance of the body is important to brain function, core strength plays a role, too. Try this core building “Superman” exercise by lying on your stomach on a firm, comfortable surface. Lift and extend your head and limbs so that your chest and thighs are in the air. Hold this position and repeat. Try this exercise and you’ll see an improvement in brain function! Thanks for listening!

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. 159 – Play Cards for a Sharp Mind

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Welcome to the Train Your Brain Podcast! Today Dr. Trayford shares brain training tip number 159. We love when Dr. Trayford’s tips are literally all about fun and games. Playing cards requires extensive mental concentration. This is exactly what we need to do in order to keep our brain sharp. In a typical card game, whether solitaire or in a group, we’ll end up counting, tracking and scheming, and all of these are great stretching activities for the brain. Thanks for listening!

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. 158 – Rhythmic Eye Movements

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Welcome to the Train Your Brain Podcast! Today Dr. Trayford shares brain training tip number 158. Certain eye movements pertain to certain types of brain function. Rapid side-to-side eye movements stimulate the brain, and the application of this and other discoveries is leading to treatments and therapies for some disorders, including PTSD. We hope this information can help you! Thanks for listening!

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. 157 – Sodium: The Silent Killer

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Welcome to the Train Your Brain Podcast! Today Dr. Trayford shares brain training tip number 157. We count calories and we track grams of fat and sugar, but how many of us monitor our sodium intake? We may think that as long as we don’t sprinkle too much extra salt on our food we are safe. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Processed foods are laden with salt even if you don’t add your own dash. High sodium levels have been linked to just about every ailment under the sun, so please read the labels and the serving sizes and be careful. Thanks for listening!

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