TBI, Lyme, Spiritual Healing and Gratitude

So many people have been writing me privately to share their personal stories of healing from TBI, Lyme, Fibromyalgia or other “Medical Mysteries” after reading If I Only Had a Brain Injury and The Lazy Raw Foodist’s Guide. A surprising number of readers have even shared how Schizandra and the Gates of Mu inspired their own dreams and spiritual healing. Your stories warm my heart, and I appreciate your journeys more than you know. If you would like to let other people know more about these books, it would help to post a little review on Amazon.com, so that people like you can know how the books might inspire them. The Lazy Raw Foodist’s Guide is still available in ebook only; however, If I Only Had a Brain Injury and Schizandra and the Gates of Mu are on Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk and BarnesandNoble.com. If you feel so inclined to leave a short review, I would feel most grateful!

Continued Blessings and Healing to all of you …


2 responses to this post.

  1. This was so inspiring and amazing!
    I also have a traumatic brain injury(though mine is considered severe because of my 8-day coma) from a car collision. I had weight problems because my muscles ‘rested’ for so long, and I was tube-fed, then mushed food. Lost a bunch of weight, but once I could eat solid food again, I ate whatever I could get and people were more than willing to oblige! Gained way more, read Skinny Bitch, moved and inspired, I went vegan, lost the weight. I couldn’t be happier not eating animals or their secretions! (well-no brain problems would be stellar!)
    I have also heard that brain injured folks have problems with depression…I just don’t. I do have rough days, but not often! And I’m doing exceptionally well with my brain function!
    I’m not a raw vegan, but I’m much more willing to check it out now!
    Thank you for sharing your story!



    • Posted by laurabruno on November 27, 2011 at 2:56 pm

      Thanks for sharing your own inspiring story, Alyx! I don’t have trouble with depression, either, but at one point while living on the Oregon Coast as a vegan, I did get very low on Vitamin D. I felt very depressed and dark, but as soon as we moved to Reno, Nevada, a walk in the sunshine felt like a brain transfusion! I’ve since found that many TBI folks seem to need more Vitamin D than most people. This is totally anecdotal, not a prescription or a formal study — just my observations and conversations with people. Those who either move to a sunnier area or find a way to absorb more Vitamin D often find their depression just disappears. I wish you well in your continued recovery!



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