Planking 101

The other day I was talking to a friend on the phone and they were bragging about some accomplishment they had. To my chagrin, throughout the entire exchange, they failed to mention any of the people that had helped them along the way. For some reason, this upset  me. Not beat-up-my-roommate-upset but more like do-a-couple-extra-pushups-the-next-workout-upset. […]

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Confucius’ lesson

“We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.” -I said this once. I want to point out that what we have here on earth in this life is pretty freaking precious. At times it rough, for some of you reading this, it may always seem difficult. But whether […]

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To you or for you

So a lot of my closest friends (all two of them) and the people I look up most never get sad.  In fact, sometimes I find it to be disingenuous. For example, they get fired from their job, or go through a rough break-up, and within a day or two they are seemingly back to […]

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Episode 56 – Jeff McNally DC

Jeff has been on the podcast before, and is a functional neurologist at Northwest Functional Neurology in the Portland, OR area. This past spring, he gave a very impressive talk at the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon about the metabolic and immunologic consequences of TBI. Since nutrition, lifestyle, and the gut/immune interface is so close […]

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Ora et labora

Okay, since yesterday’s post was a longer one I will keep this short and hopefully sweet. Yesterday, I woke up a bit early and found that I had a pretty gnarly headache. In the past, I assumed this was just because I was under rested, or that it was just “part of life” after TBI. […]

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Check your neck

Okay, since yesterday’s post was a longer one I will keep this short and hopefully sweet. Yesterday, I woke up a bit early and found that I had a pretty gnarly headache. In the past, I assumed this was just because I was under rested, or that it was just “part of life” after TBI. […]

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Cardan’s Problem

“The shortest path between two truths in the real domain passes through the complex domain.” – Jacques Hadamard So last week I was doing a quick review through the history and discovery of complex numbers, when I came across the story of Gerolamo Cardano (Cardan) and his pupil Rafael Bombelli. I won’t go too deep […]

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Break

So you all may have noticed, but I haven’t been doing much Happie Heads stuff these past two months. To be honest, it was because I was trying to figure out if it was even worth my time as I’m entering my first year of med school. First off, I’m not quitting Happie Heads. I […]

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Choose your religion wisely

“I’m not religious, but I’m spiritual.” This is a phrase that people like to use, make fun of, or both. But why does this phrase garner so much attention? I think its because the word “religious” or “religion” is so weighty. I found this curious, so I looked up the etymology of the word religion.  […]

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