THIS IS YOUR BRAIN...
Remember this old ad?
THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON DRUGS neuroflux
I'd like to start this off with some good news to any and all who - like me when I was a kid - may have been spooked by this ad:
After analyzing 1,000's of FMRIs, I can confirm without a doubt that drugs do not in fact turn your brain into a fried egg.
Now, I am making some assumptions here, mainly that at least a few of the brains I've viewed were exposed to some type of "drug" - cocaine, marijuana, caffeine, heroin, oxy or other - and that I have yet to see 1 fried egg up there.
What I can share with you is what happens to your brain after following a neuroflux program such as these actual before and after FMRI scans of a client's brain:
The top left pic shows the brain from the side and the other 3 pictures are the corresponding slices as if you were looking up at the brain from below.
These scans were taken with the patient wearing a CO2 mask to simulate an exercise condition, which should result in brain blood vessel dilation and increased blood flow.
The important things to notice are the change in amount of teal (low blood flow) versus white (high blood flow) as well as left-right symmetry.
KEY POINT: to be healthy, your brain needs blood - which brings oxygen and nutrients to nourish it and promote cellular health - while also removing "waste" (metabolic by-products).
As you can see, the after pics show much more white (indicating greater blood flow) as well as better symmetry (especially the bottom left) where white is more balanced left to right.
This is one reason why people dealing with post-concussion syndrome can have no symptoms at rest but have symptoms with exercise - the brain needs more flow and if it's not getting it, it hurts or is otherwise problematic.
Now, here's some GREAT NEWS for you...
While the absolute levels of white are clearly less than in the exercise condition, these images also show something else that's extremely important for your brain health and longevity:
Greater blood flow AND better left-right symmetry of the brain after neuroflux at rest.
Do you think greater blood flow and better symmetry at rest might be beneficial for your brain?
The reality is that every day we rest way more than we exercise.
So if deficiencies in blood flow or imbalances exist at rest, it basically means the brain isn't getting the blood flow it needs for most of the day to keep everything healthy.
And that's just from a few months of work.
Greater Blood Flow + Better Symmetry = A Healthier Brain
Whether you have inadequate flow or imbalances - you might experience improved focus and concentration, more powerful "multi-tasking", better single leg balance, improved ability to track objects with your eyes like tennis balls or your kids trying to make a break for it, a resolution in low level headaches and more...
... the truth is I can't say for sure what will happen for you, but what I can say for sure is this: improving brain blood flow as shown (not to mention activation and brain-body integration) will keep your brain "alive" and healthy and is akin to what regular cardio does for your heart and brushing your teeth does for oral health.
That's why I'm so excited to invite you to participate in my new course The Foundation...
If you've got just 20-30 minutes, 4 days a week, you can literally FLOOD your brain with fresh oxygen-rich blood, contributing to better brain health, performance and longevity.
The Foundation is a structured, progressive and easy-to-follow program based on drills I use everyday to heal patients from years of post-concussion symptoms and for regular people to million dollar athletes to optimize performance.
Now, the way I see it, you really have just 2 options:
Do nothing and let the natural age-related decline in blood flow take its course on your brain.
Signup for The Foundation to maximize flow and get on the path to better brain health, performance and longevity.
If you choose option #2, I'm pumped for you! Let's do this!
This isn't just a brain game.
This is scientific brain training.
Cognitive and neurological decline are increasing for one because we’re living longer than ever. The Foundation is for your brain what cardio is for your heart and lifting weights is for your muscles and bones, improving length of life and the quality of life in between. The benefits are wide-ranging: from improved mental clarity and better focus and concentration, to a more sensitive sense of smell, to improved single-leg balance and much, much more. Revitalize your brain in as little as 4 x 20-30 minute sessions per week. No equipment necessary.
Does it ever feel like you're not as sharp as you used to be, that your ability to concentrate and focus is getting more difficult or that things just seem to be a little bit harder or a little bit slower?
That your mental and physical performance seems to be slowly deteriorating year after year?
You might be someone who is worried about an old or recent concussion and that the symptoms you still experience from time-to-time are an indication that something isn't quite right...
Or you might be someone with a family history of neurodegenerative disease like Alzheimer's or dementia and you want to make sure you're doing everything you can to prevent these problems for yourself...
Or you might be one of the (few) wise ones who is always on the lookout for ways to improve health and performance for both today and the future and you see the brain as an exciting new area to train.
If you've already looked into what you can do, you've probably come across brain games or been told that challenging yourself with puzzles is the ticket, however...
Your brain needs more than sudoku,
crosswords and your typical brain games
While it would be great if popular “brain games” were all you needed for optimal brain health, performance and longevity, research shows that these simple little games and memory challenges have a minimal impact on fundamental, measurable brain function and instead are task-specific, shown to solely improve your performance in the games themselves.
Your brain needs more.
You need more.
Whether you’re an athlete looking to optimize sport performance, a professional that needs to be quick on their toes at the office or the proactive type looking to do what you can now to prevent neurodegeneration in the future, The Foundation is the place to start.
The Foundation is an 8-week progressive, neuroscience-based course - based on methods validated through the latest scientific research, brain imaging and patient results - that will improve the function and health of your neurological system for optimal performance and longevity.
Traumatic injury, overuse and disuse can all lead to imbalanced brain development and function. The Foundation restores balance so all areas of your brain work in harmony.
Improve cognition, memory, balance, posture, visuomotor ability, coordinated movement and more through progressive training of important neural and vestibular pathways.
Slow and even reverse the natural age-related decline in perfusion aka blood flow for both cellular and functional longevity.
These methods are being used right now by million dollar athletes in:
The 3 pillars to optimal neurological function and longevity
Flux is defined as “to flow” or “continuous change and movement” and like every cell in your body, brain cells require blood flow and a varying stimulus for optimal function and health. Blood flow eliminates the waste products of metabolism and increases oxygen and nutrient supply facilitating cellular health and performance. Every exercise in The Foundation was chosen based on data gathered from actual patients via functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI) to provide the biggest bang for your buck in optimizing blood flow to the greatest total area of your brain.
The popular methods of “brain training” via websites and apps focus on cognitive (e.g. memory, math problems) and simple movement tasks (e.g. finger tapping speed). However, the research and our data show that eliciting the highest level of activation of the greatest % of your brain is a function of integrating multiple systems simultaneously including cognitive, visuomotor, gross motor and vestibular. As such, the drills found in The Foundation integrate these and other systems, training your brain to function harmoniously together, just like a world-class orchestra.
Brain and nervous system cells adapt and improve just like your muscles, so if you feed them the same stimulus over and over, they’ll stop responding and you’ll hit a plateau. That’s why in The Foundation your brain will be treated to a progressively more challenging stimulus each week. After treating thousands of patients, the specific volume, intensity and complexity of exercises has been tested and refined leading to a precise minimum effective dose giving you enough - but not too much - ensuring the enhancement of your brain and all of its pathways and functions.
In Week 1 you’ll be introduced to the 4 fundamental drills that will revitalize your brain including background information on the benefits of the drill and an in-depth instructional video on how to properly perform the drill. Once you’re comfortable and confident with these fundamentals, you’re ready to dive in...
Each week of the 8-week course you will:
The course has been designed to easily fit into your busy life with drills you can do anywhere that require no equipment.
Because of the progressive nature of the routines, in Week 1 the routines will take 15-20 minutes to complete and by the end of the course the routines will take 25-30 minutes.
Just like a periodized training program for muscular strength or hypertrophy, this progressive design forces your neurological system to adapt with the end result being your brain becoming more efficient, more powerful and having greater endurance.
Here are some of the wide-ranging benefits you may experience after completing The Foundation...
1. Greater mental clarity
Building efficient neural pathways allows your brain to process information quicker and more fully
2. More energy
Your new, efficient neural pathways are like taking the parking brake off when you drive
3. Sensory enhancement
Decreasing the signal-to-noise ratio can heighten your senses of smell, taste and hearing
4. More powerful multitasking
As your brain blood flow improves, your ability to process more info goes up
5. Improved body awareness
You may discover that the brain-body integration drills improve your kinesthetic awareness
6. Better reaction time
Efficient neural pathways result in faster processing of info in and actions out
7. Improved focus
When your neural circuitry works efficiently it's easier to hone in on whatever it is you're focused on
8. Athletic eyes
Athletes in sports like tennis often notice being able to pickup the ball earlier and track it better
9. Decreased stress
If the brain isn't operating efficiently it causes stress on the system and stress on you
Sign up for The Foundation:
Today for Only $199 USD
Frequently asked questions
Q: What are the benefits of this course?
Following the course optimizes blood flow to the brain, trains total integration of your brain and body and works fundamental neurological abilities that are often lost with aging, preventing deterioration of both the abilities themselves and their associated brain areas and neural pathways.
The way this shows up differs in each individual but can manifest as improved memory or vision, better balance or coordinated movement, quicker reaction time or problem solving ability and much, much more because once you restore and improve blood flow, integration and function of the brain the benefits are wide-ranging now and for the future.
Especially for athletes, strengthening your brain with The Foundation builds neurological resilience so if you experience a head impact, your brain will be better equipped to handle it and bounce back if you do happen to suffer a concussion.
Q: I have a concussion or concussion-related symptoms now. Should I signup?
If you’ve been recently concussed and are experiencing acute symptoms, unfortunately this course is not for you.
Acute symptoms indicate metabolic issues are present in the brain and it’s not until these issues are resolved that this course will be indicated.
Note that while it’s a good idea to get medical advice before starting any exercise program, functional neurology is a new field that most doctors aren’t familiar with and at the very least you can start the course and if you feel it’s triggering symptoms, stop, let us know and if we can’t help you we’ll refund your full investment.
Q: I’ve had concussions in the past, but don’t have any symptoms and feel fine. Can this course help?
If you’re out of the acute concussion stage and you’ve suffered one or multiple concussion months or years ago, whether you still experience symptoms or not, this course is highly recommended.
After a concussion compensatory mechanisms often occur in the brain, rendering certain brain areas non-functional while increasing the load in others. The Foundation will help restore balance to your brain so your whole brain works in harmony, decreasing stress and increasing efficiency.
The research is also clear that a single concussion renders you more susceptible to future concussions and completing The Foundation will help restore resilience so your brain isn’t behind the 8-ball.
Q: How long do the routines take? How many days a week?
In Week 1, the routines will take approximately 15-20 minutes. Because of the progressive nature of the course, each week will add another 1-3 minutes so by Week 8 the routines will take approximately 25-30 minutes to complete.
We recommend performing the routines a minimum of 4 days per week up to 6 days per week. The more frequent, the better, but if you’re busy then 4 days per week is sufficient to achieve the benefits like increase blood flow, improved neurological and cognitive performance and overall better health and longevity.
We’ve got your back (and brain)
Signup during this inaugural launch of The Foundation in full confidence knowing that if at any point through the 8 week course you feel it's not right for you all, you have to do is send us an email within 60 days of purchase and we’ll refund your investment in full, no questions asked.
This is a rare opportunity to work with one of the few - if not the only - practitioner of functional neurology who works directly with patients, incorporates advanced imaging technology like FMRI and conducts ground-breaking research to advance the field and it's 100% risk-free for you to get started.
Meet the man pro athletes (and their teams) consult when they need to fix and improve their brain
After years of playing professional soccer in Europe, Daniel embarked on his path first obtaining his Bachelor of Exercise Science, then training as an Osteopath, Medical Acupuncturist and now Functional Neurologist. He is a part of a number of innovative groups involved in developing new methods of treating traumatic brain injury, researching methods on minimizing head trauma in young athletes and bringing basic training in concussion management to the front lines of sport. He has a wife and two kids and hails from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
What people are saying about Daniel and his methods
"I was referred to Daniel from a few other players.
He has a great understanding of how the brain and body works together for optimum performance."
Nikita Zaitsev // Toronto Maple Leafs
"After suffering two sports related concussions within a year I was going through a terrible time with post-concussion syndrome.
I was referred to Daniel by another health professional - he was the first person I had met that actually understood my condition. He also provided me with the much needed hope and direction in what is a very lonely and undiscovered world of concussion recovery."
"I was referred to Daniel after tearing my ACL a number of years ago.
I was referred to Daniel after tearing my ACL a number of years ago. Since then he has helped to keep my body and brain in the best condition possible. His knowledge is superior and always appreciated."
CLAUDE PATRICK // UFC Fighter
"Daniel has been helping keep me on my game for over five seasons now.
He’s a guy I can always use when it comes to top level performance."
James Van Riemsdyk // Philadelphia Flyers