Posts on Advocacy

16 January

Concussion and Dietary Supplements: How to Feed your Recovering Brain

= Authors = Laura Diamond, MSc Global Health Student Gabi Kaplan, Student Occupational Therapist Jenni Diamond, OT Reg. (Ont.) Evan Cole Lewis, MD   What is a concussion? A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) that affects brain function. Symptoms include, but are not limited to: Headache Brain fog Dizziness Ringing in the ears Nausea or vomiting Difficulty concentrating Memory issues Sleep issues Fatigue The effects of concussion can last...

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11 December

Trust Your Gut: The Gut-Brain Axis

= Gabi Kaplan, Laura Diamond, Jenni Diamond, OT Reg. (Ont.), & Evan Cole Lewis, MD =   What is the Gut-Brain Axis? Have you ever wondered why we use the expressions “gut-feeling” or “butterflies in your stomach?” These phrases stem from the connection between our gut health and brain function. This connection is called the Gut-Brain Axis, which is a bi-directional communication network that links the central nervous system (the...

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28 January

“Let’s Talk” @ NCT – Introducing our Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Program

=== Laura Bradbury, MN, NP-PHC, BScN, CNN(C) === Mental health affects us all! That’s the message from this year’s ‘Bell Let’s Talk’ campaign to help end stigma surrounding mental illness.   Did you know, mental health support is now available at Neurology Centre of Toronto? That’s right! CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is an evidence-based form of ‘talk therapy’ used for a wide range of concerns, including: anxiety depression post-traumatic stress...

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