Lack Of Deep Sleep May Set The Environment For Alzheimer’s Disease

Do you know someone with insomnia? Pass this article along to them. They may thank you later.

Do you know someone with insomnia? Pass this article along to them. They may thank you later.


Health correspondent Jon Hamilton of NPR reported that recent findings indicate that lack of deep sleep may have a connection to Alzheimers and similar degenerative processes.  Makes sense! We have known for a while that healthy sleep patterns allow toxins to be removed from our organism. But this current information indicates that without deep sleep, it can leave our brain vulnerable to such degenerative conditions. This is an incentive for us all to improve our sleep ability.

Concussion Rates Rising in the U.S., Especially Among Adolescents

concussionThe number of Americans diagnosed with concussions is growing, most significantly in adolescents, according to researchers at UC San Francisco. The findings appear online August 16, 2016, in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.

The article explains that “concussions are a form of mild traumatic brain injury resulting in transient functional and biochemical changes in the brain. They can lead to time lost from sports, work and school, as well as significant medical costs”. But the way that the medical world addresses concussions is often not effective from what my clients have told me. They often feel like they are walking around wounded and having to find coping mechanisms at best, rather than healing the core trauma.

How is NeurOptimal® Dynamical Neurofeedback different than the rest of the field?

Dynamical Neurofeedback pdf link: further resource that helps you better understand the difference between NeurOptimal and the rest of the neurofeedback field.

I researched the neurofeedback field for 6 years before I made my move toward NeurOptimimal dynamical neurofeedback brain training.  It felt as though this field had something significant to offer my clients. Many of my clients had unresolved trauma, though something prevented me from moving forward until I heard about the work of Drs. Valdeane and Susan Brown.  Having been introduced to non-linear physics and psychology from about 1985, and having used those principles in my daily life and profession, it made no sense why you needed a diagnosis (a poor one at that) and then push and pull the brain to get change.  That is what I was trying to move away from.  I mean, we humans are delicate and some of us hurt more whenever some well-meaning person thinks they can help us by pushing us.

Dalai Lama and neurofeedback brain training

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Here is an interesting article about the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism.  He is a very progressive individual and has always been interested in the intersection between physics and spirituality.  He changed my point of view many years ago when he was asked if operating on an individual was beneficial.  His answer had a big impact on my thinking.  He said that anything that helped an individual live longer so that they could improve their spiritual development, was beneficial.

He continues to demonstrate his open mindedness by embracing neurofeedback, a method for helping the human brain find calm and relaxation in the presence of our intense, technological culture.

Help with aphasia from brain injury.

At the NeurOptimal® Research Conference earlier this month (May 2016), Jules Ford, a NeurOptimal Trainer from California, presented her case study of a man she trained who had aphasia due to a stroke. Here is that video presentation below.  It is quite worth watching.

If you know someone with aphasia, please pass this link along to them.  And as Representative for Neuroptimal neurofeedback brain training, let us know if we can help in any way.   We are here to answer questions, get a rental out, or help with a purchase of either the Personal or Professional Bundle.  Don’t be shy about reaching out to us.

Neurofeedback has gone main stream because of results that clients experience.

This Newsweek article (see link below) reminds me how much the neurofeedback field is growing as people seek relief from conditions that cause them real suffering and interfere in living a good life.  It is growing because it is effective!

Man receiving NeurOptimal Brain Training session at Bulletproof conference in California (see article link)

Man receiving NeurOptimal Brain Training session at Bulletproof conference in California (see article link)

NeurOptimal Video Testimonials from Clients

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Being able to challenge our brain in a completely non-aggressive, non-invasive manner is the key to improving its resiliency. This is our new Quantum Reality.  Stress is not going away, but we can train our brain to recognize its own dysfunctional habits that cause us suffering. We know that it can recalibrate itself, called neuro-adaptability. Our brain wants to function efficiently and in the most energy conserving way possible moment to moment. But when it is carrying unresolved traumatic stress from the past, it becomes overwhelmed and loses its capacity to self-regulate to a degree, while driving behaviors that we do not control.  Showing it what it just did, the state change it is about to produce, is enough for it to return to the present moment and drop the suffering event it is about to generate.  This state change is called a perturbation event in non-linear physics; the root is perturb; you are about to become perturbed.

Chemo Brain: there is help.

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Jean Alvarez, E.D., is a colleague and a fellow Master NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback Trainer who sees clients in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She herself is a survivor of cancer and here she shares her struggles with the negative after-effects of Chemical treatments for cancer, called chemo brain, and how she overcame it with NeurOptimal brain training. 


Chemo Brain

Chemo brain is a common term used by cancer survivors to describe thinking and memory problems that can occur after cancer treatment. Chemo brain can also be called chemo fog, chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment or cognitive dysfunction.

Negative effects on your brain with bedtime smartphone viewing.

Dr. Dan Segal discusses (below) the negative consequences of checking your phone for messages before bedtime. This seemingly innocuous activity actually signals to your brain all the things that communicate that it is not time to sleep, when it is.

With an epidemic of sleep problems in our culture due to too much unresolved stress, this seemingly harmless activity actually impairs our Central Nervous System’s ability to produce melatonin needed in order to move from a conscious to an unconscious state for sleep and the process of detoxification.