Ep. 269 – Smart Food: Whole Grains

Good morning listeners! Train Your Brain Podcast is here today with a nutrition tip thanks to Dr. Trayford for sharing such great advice. Whole grains are loaded with fiber, B vitamins and antioxidants. As long as they are whole and unprocessed they really help with brain and body health. Your total mortality rate decreases by 15% simply by eating whole grains. That’s good news all around! Thanks for listening!

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Ep. 253 – Dementia: Many Causes, Many Symptoms

Happy Monday morning dear listeners! Dr. Trayford shares a very important topic with us in episode 253 of the podcast today. We’re talking about Dementia and the many causes and and symptoms that accompany this disease. Some of the known causes of Dementia are metabolic problems, alcoholism, hits to the head and vascular problems.

We’re all pretty familiar with the symptoms of Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, but the important thing to note here is that Dementia is not a normal part of the aging process. Healthy aging includes the retention of mental capacity and memory even into very late years. So, if you notice decline in yourself or loved ones, timely intervention can make a huge difference. Here are some helpful resources:

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Dementia Society of America

The tip for today, tip number 253 is to get a Mini Mental State Examination or an MMSE. Diagnosis of Dementia cannot simply occur during a 15 appointment with a health care provider. The symptoms need to be tracked and a doctor must watch a patient carefully to notice the signs as the patient will have natural developed covers for their behavior and memory. Thanks for listening! Continue reading

Ep. 231 – Know Your Numbers: ApoE

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Good morning and welcome to the Train Your Brain Podcast. Brain Training tip number 231 is to take a closer look at your Apolipoprotein E. It is a great indicator of cardiovascular disease and a predictor of dementia. Thanks for listening!

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Ep. 175 – Travel Locally

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Good morning and welcome to the Train Your Brain Podcast episode 175! Dr. Trayford shares a tip today that can help you plan a few invigorating activities for this upcoming spring season. He promotes getting out and enjoying the local activities that your area has to offer. It is stimulating for the brain and it can be done inexpensively. Have a wonderful day and thanks for listening!

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Ep. 174 – Dizzy … Room Spinning? – Get a Dix-Hallpike Test

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Welcome to the Train Your Brain Podcast. In Episode 174 Dr. Trayford tells us about a test that can be performed that can diagnose about 80% of cases of vertigo. It is a simple test that involves the doctor watching your eye movements as you lie down and sit up. Later he will teach us about the Epley Test for treatment. Anyone who has ever experienced any kind of dizziness or nausea knows how miserable it can be so please ask your physician about the Dix-Hallpike Test if vertigo afflicts you. Thanks for tuning in today!

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By the way, 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. 171 – Prepare for Hotel Sleeping

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Welcome to the Train Your Brain Podcast Episode number 171. Dr. Trayford’s brain training tip today will help you make sure your vacations and business trips go smoothly. That probably means remembering to pack earplugs and finding a way to cover up all light sources in your hotel room. These preparations will help you get a good night’s sleep when you need it the most. Thanks for listening!

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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. 170 – Motivation Enhances Learning

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Welcome to the Train Your Brain Podcast Episode number 170. Dr. Trayford’s brain training tip for today is that motivation enhances learning. If you want your brain to be engaged or if you want to capture the imagination of a child in order to get them excited about learning then heed this tip! Find something that they will be motivated about. They will learn better if the material is something that interests them. Thanks for listening!

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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. 168 – SAM-e

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Welcome to the Train Your Brain Podcast episode number 168. The tip today from Dr. Trayford is to help make you aware of a supplement that is used throughout the world. S-Adenosyl Methionine is the name and it also goes by: SAMe. It can be used to treat Depression and other conditions like Arthritis or Fibromyalgia. The body should produce it naturally, but sometimes a deficiency can occur. SAMe helps with the metabolic processes of the brain and body, so it is important! 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. 165 – Take Yourself to a Deserted Island

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Welcome to the Train Your Brain Podcast Episode number 165. Thanks for tuning in today! Dr. Trayford has a great tip to share to help with stress management. Guided imagery is a wonderful tool to relax. There are several different types, but typically there is audio guidance to lead you through a relaxation session. Often you’ll be prompted to imagine yourself on a deserted island. Whatever works for you is great; just make sure that you make a conscious effort to soothe your sympathetic nervous system. 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