DIGNITY AFTER FOOTBALL
Mission:
Dignity After Football is the organization whose purpose is to help guide and resolve the problems found in the benefits, disabilities, and pension organization of the NFL.
 
Objectives:
Currently, Congress and the government action agencies are requiring the NFL to comply with resolving the benefits and pensions program that has serious flaws in their process to support disabled and retired players.

(In 1999, I wandered into Dr. Amen's office in Fairfield, Ca after having flown up from San Diego. I did not go for disability purtposes, I was just sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. My doctors had read some books written by Dr. Amen and suggest HE was the Dr. I needed to say, Fast forward a decade- no players had seen dr Amen in the interim, suddenly his proven sciendtific techniques became known to NFL retires (I had been touting Dr. Amen fo years; to this day in April 2011, the NFL fights Dr. Amen's work in US District court Baltimore, while at same time encouraging retirees to see Dr. Amen for an examination. You can imagine my frustration. Now, Bradshaw, who has ben consicuously quiet re" disability, pensions and retiree issues, turned into Dave Dueson...when THEIR concussions became too much, they acted. Until then,  we who suffered effects of concussions were slackers- including apparently Bradshaw's own center Mike Webster. Dr. Amen, for over a decade, Dr. Amen has been a good doctor and friend to me. The following article is from Dr. Amen's website, April 26, 2011))

Hall-of-Fame Quarterback, Terry Bradshaw Speaks Publically About Visit to Amen Clinic

 

On April 14, the media began to buzz about the NFL brain research study conducted at the Amen Clinic, thanks to popular sport’s figure, TV commentator and all around beloved public personality, Terry Bradshaw.

In an interview with KTBS TV, during his annual fundraising golf event in Louisiana, Bradshaw spoke somberly and candidly about his time at the Amen Clinic, and the toll his many concussions have taken on his brain health.

Click here to listen to Dr. Amen’s Interview with Fox Sports This Week http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=617686359701

Four-time Super Bowl winning quarterback, Terry Bradshaw, sustained more than six concussions over his lengthy NFL career.

He told reporters about problems with his short-term memory, as well as his hand-eye coordination, two of the symptoms common in patients with sports-related brain injury.

One hundred former professional football players were part of our NFL research study published in the Journal of Neuropsychiatric Clinical Neuroscience.  The study showed significant impairment in brain functioning consistent with chronic brain trauma.

You’ve no doubt heard of “boxing dementia.” Now we are looking at “gridiron dementia.”

The good news is that we at the Amen Clinic are helping to repair, rehab and reverse some of the brain damage to the former pro athletes who were a part of this study.  To hear more about what we are doing to help, you may enjoy the interview I did yesterday with Fox Sports, by clicking on the link below.

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=617686359701

Whether or not you are a former football player, here are two things you can do to help feed and care for your brain today.

Take brain-smart supplements. Those especially good for improving any brain, but particularly damaged or aging brains include:

A multivitamin
Our food supply has been processed to the point where we have removed many of the nutrients, Plus, 91% of Americans do not eat five servings of fruits and vegetables a day — the minimum required to get the nutrition that you need. Everyone should take a multivitamin.

Omega-3 fatty acids
As a society we tend to be low in omega-3 fatty acids, which is associated with heart disease, cancer, skin problems, diabetes, obesity, depression and dementia. So I recommend my patients take fish oil.

Vitamin D
Our vitamin D levels are well below the curve. More than two-thirds of our patients are getting their vitamin D levels checked and optimized. It is critical.

Ginkgo Biloba
When I started doing SPECT imaging, I started taking ginkgo, because the prettiest brains I saw took ginkgo.

In our NFL study, the players used our Brain and Memory Power Boost product which supports overall brain health, circulation, memory and concentration.  It contributed to the players significantly increasing their cognitive scores.

Brain and Memory Power Boost

2. Exercise your brain.

Research shows we can train our brains in much the same way we train other muscles. In fact, we offer this brain-training to the public in the form of games you can play on The Amen Solution community website that are fun, but also specifically designed to stretch, challenge and stimulate your neurons, leading to a sharper, younger mind.   It’s like a gym for your brain.  Here’s the link to find out more.

www.theamensolution.com

 

 

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